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PM outlines 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution
PM Boris Johnson said that the 10-point plan for a green industrial
revolution is built around the UK’s core strengths
with another two set to be created
by 2030 and £500m for trialling
homes using hydrogen for heating
and cooking and £240m on new
hydrogen production facilities.
A further £525m will also be
spent to help develop large and
smaller-scale nuclear plants, and
research and develop new
advanced modular reactors.
Contract win for
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
has outlined his 10-point plan for a
‘green industrial revolution’ that
aims to reduce carbon emissions
and create up to 250,000 jobs.
Covering clean energy, transport,
nature and innovative technologies,
the PM said his blueprint will allow
the UK to “forge ahead with
eradicating its contribution to
climate change by 2050”.
Johnson said the plan will
mobilise £12bn of government
investment to create and support up
to 250,000 highly-skilled green jobs
across the UK and spur over three
times as much private sector
investment by 2030.
At the centre of his blueprint are
the UK’s industrial heartlands,
including in the North East,
Yorkshire and the Humber, West
Midlands, Scotland and Wales,
which the PM said will drive forward
the green industrial revolution.
Johnson explained that the 10
points are built around the UK’s
strengths of offshore wind,
hydrogen, nuclear, electric vehicles,
public transport, jet zero and
greener maritime, homes and public
buildings, carbon capture, nature
and innovation and nance.
The investment includes an extra
£200m to create two carbon
capture clusters by the mid-2020s,
BAE Systems has been awarded
a £6.4m contract by MBDA to
design and manufacture
elements of a missile system
used by the Royal Air Force, with
work to take place at sites in
Portsmouth and Dunfermline.
The contract to produce
Brimstone 3 Receiver Assemblies
will involve a microelectronic
manufacturing process, which
combines cutting-edge tools and
techniques to deliver high
quality, innovative products.
Work will be carried out by a
450-strong manufacturing and
engineering team that has
recently delivered radar decoy
systems for warships, air
launched anti-armour missiles
and the radar for RAF Euro ghter
New Make UK report urges
government to back manufacturing
Make UK has released a new report
that recommends giving powers to
regions will help tackle regional
economic challenges and support
the wider recovery.
The report by the manufacturers’
association and RSM, ‘Reviving and
Rebalancing Regional Economies
through Manufacturing’, also said
investment to support the growth of
the UK manufacturing sector is an
“effective way to kick-start the
revival of regional economies”.
Regional devolution is also
critical to refocus priorities towards
local infrastructure projects and
rebalance the UK, according to the
The survey also found that 42%
of manufacturers are “dissatis ed”
with the government’s current
levelling up agenda and four in 10
want greater emphasis on local
infrastructure projects over national
ones, to boost regional productivity.
Other ndings included a
national consensus on infrastructure
and that digital connectivity is the
number one priority for 41% of
Make UK said British
manufacturing is one of the most
agile sectors in the UK, accounting
for £191bn of output, 53% of
Britain’s total exports and UK
manufacturers are central in every
region, employing 2.7m people.
Make UK research found
businesses in the North wanted to
see government prioritise
improvements to local road and rail
connections. The Midlands and East
of England want a focus on local
projects over national and the South
wants improved digital connectivity
and a focus on sustainability.
4 December 2020, issue 1 - Machinery Classifi ed