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 support the development of a sustainable circular economy, commitments sought from policymakers may include:
Having established the Metals Council in 2015, the industry needs to track objective measures of international competitiveness for key parts of the metals industry.
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.
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.
04/03/22 - Steel Decarbonisation Strategies 2022 and UK Metals Council
The world's carbon neutral future will be built with steel. It is a critical component in solutions such as wind power turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles, and green buildings.