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Better representation and ensuring
a level-playing field

To achieve many of the industry’s other visions, it needs to achieve better representation and to ensure a level playing field. The Metals Council, led by senior industry figures, should help achieve this while delivering the sector's strategic approach and ensuring it leads to a sustainable, growth-led future for the industry. The Council should also improve the way the industry communicates its key messages, allowing it to speak with authority to government, other sectors and educators.

Proposed actions:

  • To gain CEO-level commitment and engagement with the Industry's new strategic approach.
  • To enable the Metals Council to drive the new strategic approach forward.
  • To work with the government to ensure that taxation, regulation and the UK’s energy and carbon policy framework supports long-term economic sustainability.

To support the development of a sustainable circular economy, commitments sought from policymakers may include:

  • Ministerial-level commitment and engagement with the UK Metals Industry's new strategic approach.
  • Using the new Metals Council as a core consultative body and offer occasional ministerial presence at enhanced meetings of the Metals Council.
  • Ensuring a fair and fit-for-purpose taxation and regulatory landscape that reflects the particular characteristics of the UK Metals Industry.

Having established the Metals Council in 2015, the industry needs to track objective measures of international competitiveness for key parts of the metals industry.

News

21/12/17 - UK Metals Council meeting
The next UK Metals Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at the National Metalforming Centre in West Bromwich. Please contact the Secretariat for more details

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07/12/17 - Next UK Metals Council meeting

The next UK Metals Council meeting will take place on Monday 11th Dececember 2017. This is being kindly hosted by one of our Members UK Steel at their premises in London. For more information please contact the UK Metals Council Manager Giles Willson

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26/10/17 - Dieter Helm’s independent energy review
UK Metals Council welcomes this report and its potential contribution to future energy policy. Dieter Helm has confirmed what the evidence has long shown, namely that costs of UK energy are too high and need to be urgently addressed to provide relief to industrial consumers and households

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