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08/02/22 - UKMC supports new sector voice for manufacturing apprenticeships

The Minister for Skills, Alex Burghart MP announced the launch of a new partnership between industry and Government to grow the number of high-quality apprenticeships in the manufacturing sector.

30/01/22 - Energy Crisis – UK Metals Council Calls for Government Support

The increasing cost of energy is adversely affecting UK Metal Council Members’ ability to compete in world markets with members reporting huge price increases after the UK’s carbon price soared by 130% in 2021. UKMC calls for UK Government action.

26/01/22 - Metals Council skills champion, Colin Leighfield, retires as chair of the education, skills and training delivery group.

Since the formation of the UK Metals Council in 2020 Colin Leighfield has chaired the Metals Council’s Education, skills and training delivery group but is now stepping down and handing over to Howard Boswell

02/12/21 - UK Metals Council joins the National Manufacturing Skills Task Force

The UK Metals Council, UKMC, is very pleased to confirm it has joined the National Manufacturing Skills Task Force.

28/06/21 - Leading Aluminium Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) joins the UK Metals Council.

ALUPRO, the industry funded, not for profit, aluminium recycling organisation has recently joined the UK Metals Council, UKMC.

26/05/21 - The CRU Steel Decarbonisation Strategies 2021 Virtual Conference

The CRU Steel Decarbonisation Strategies 2021 Virtual Conference will bring together leaders from across the global steel value chain gather to discuss pathways to carbon neutrality, what financial tools are available to support these investments and what policy frameworks are needed to make them viable.

26/04/21 - UK Metals Council welcomed the consultation on BAT regulations, urging a consistent UK-wide approach for environmental improvements.

The UK Government, and the devolved administrations, are putting in place a new regime for the development of ‘Best Available Techniques’ (BAT) that prevents and minimises impact on the environment from UK industry.

12/03/21 - Transforming Public Procurement - UKMC calls for more ambition

The UK Metals Council has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the consultation and green paper on transforming public procurement but calls for a more ambitious programme to support UK manufacturing supply chains.

17/11/20 - UK Metal Council Launches Peer Networks Programme for business growth

Peer to Peer Programme for business growth for metals companies