The UK Nuclear Sector Deal was introduced last year to ensure nuclear energy continues to power the UK for years to come through increased funding and new technology. The recent poor fortune of nuclear plants in the UK has called into question the country’s plan for the energy type, which had been given a £200m boost via the Nuclear Sector Deal just last summer. Business Secretary Greg Clark said in Parliament last month: “Through our Nuclear Sector Deal, we are exploring the possibility of working with the sector to put the UK at the forefront of various forms of nuclear innovation. The Nuclear Sector Deal aims to ensure nuclear energy continues to power the UK for years to come through major innovation, cutting-edge technology and ensuring a diverse and highly-skilled workforce. It includes a £32m funding pot to kick-start a new advanced manufacturing programme that will include research and development (R&D) investment to develop potential world-leading technologies like advanced modular reactors.
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