Business leaders and politicians from the East of England have been given an insight into the potential boost to the region’s economy if proposals for new nuclear power stations in Suffolk and Essex go ahead. They were among the guests at a supply chain event in Westminster at which EDF Energy unveiled a report on the social and economic impact of the Hinkley Point C nuclear project in Somerset, on which it has already started work. The report shows that more than £465m-worth of contracts have been awarded in the South-West as a result of the development. In addition, a third of the jobs created are expected to be filled by local people and nearly 200 apprenticeships have already been created.
Ipswich Star 14th March 2018 read more »