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Better representation and ensuring a level playing field

Aims and Objectives

To achieve many of the industry’s other visions, it needs to achieve better representation and to ensure a level playing field. The UK 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.:

  • 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 UK 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

09/09/22 - Eade becomes the UK Metals Council’s first female Chair
One of manufacturing’s leading champions and business support professionals has been appointed as the new Chair of the UK Metals Council (UKMC).

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19/07/22 - Stellar Speaker Line-up Announced for the New UK Metals Expo organised in Partnership with the UK Metals Council.
UK Metals Council is the proud partner of UK Metals Expo, the NEW free to attend event that brings the entire metals supply chain together with the engineering and manufacturing sector on 14 and 15 September at the NEC in Birmingham.

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13/06/22 - UK Metals Council Welcomes UK Government Apprenticeship Reforms Article
Skills and recruitment issues are particularly challenging at present with a shortage of trained people entering the metals sector and more people retiring with specialist hard to replace skills.
UK Metals Council welcomes reforms announced by UK Government, whilst recognising that much more is needed to support the sector, which is key to levelling up, the UK circular economy for metals and the net zero supply chain.

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