01278 228004

Chamber News

You are here: 

Hinkley Update re Government delays

Friday 29th July, 2016

Unfortunately, plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years have suffered an unexpected delay after the government postponed a final decision until the early autumn.

French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn Hinkley Point project, approved the funding at a board meeting. Contracts were to be signed today, Friday. But with a surprise twist business Secretary Greg Clark has said the government will “consider carefully” before backing it.

EDF chief executive Vincent de Rivaz has cancelled a trip to Hinkley Point following Mr Clark’s comments.

The opposition to the project voice concerns regarding the cost of electric to end users and that the plant is being built by foreign governments. One third of the £18bn cost is being provided by Chinese investors.

We now expect this decision to be made in the Autumn. The Chamber remains confident this project will happen but is again frustrated by yet a further delay, all but a different one.

Regards

 

Steve Leahy (Chair)

Latest news

BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL CLUBS DONATE £800 TO DORSET AND SOMERSET AIR AMBULANCE
May 24, 2022

Bridgwater Gangs and Features carnival clubs have donated £800 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance charity on behalf of the audiences from the 2022 Old Folks Shows.The popular free event, which is organised by Bridgwater Gangs and Features, returned in March after an enforced two year Covid pause, and is held annually to thank…

Read More
New Vacancy!
May 19, 2022

We have an exciting new vacancy for a Relationship Manager here at the Chamber... The purpose of the role is to actively develop new business opportunities with businesses within the Bridgwater Chamber area and manage the needs of existing members to optimise retention. The suitable candidate will be required to build close relationships with members…

Read More
Changes at the Chamber...
May 19, 2022

We are very sad to announce that we are losing two of the Chamber’s key staff, Roger our General Manager and Tracy Trunks Administration Manager. The departures are not linked and are quite by chance enabling both to move to new bigger roles. This has however provided the Board with the opportunity to consider our…

Read More
Weston College Wins Two National Beacon Awards
May 16, 2022

Weston College has been announced as the national winner of the prestigious Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in Further Education and The Careers and Enterprise Company for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise Award. The Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. The Digital Technology…

Read More