Nuclear engineers from the European Union should be allowed to come to work in the UK after Brexit, Energy Secretary Greg Clark said last week. But he is not prepared to offer a similar welcome to power station construction workers. Clark outlined his support for ‘highly qualified’ people coming from the EU to work on power stations such as Hinkley Point C in Somerset, which is under construction, while appearing in front of the Business Select Committee at the Commons last week. Ian Wright, a Labour MP, asked whether he thought the same leeway should be granted to construction workers who come to the UK to build power stations, Clark was less forthcoming. ‘At this point, that is getting too detailed, too specific,’ he said. Senior figures in the industry have previously highlighted Britain’s lack of nuclear engineering skills.
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