12 Mar 2020
HM Treasury Budget 11th March 2020
New Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his first Budget on 11th March. This is the first Budget for the new Government, and the first since the UK left the European Union. It also launches a Comprehensive Spending Review to be completed by July - the first since 2015, after it was delayed from last year due to competing political priorities.
The Chancellor stressed themes of infrastructure investment for the future, R&D and new technologies, and measures to meet the Net Zero Carbon 2050 target introduced by the previous Prime Minister. Items of particular interest to the nuclear sector, and skills issues, include: