NDA unveils draft Strategy and Business plan

The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has unveiled its draft Strategy and Business Plan for 2016-2019 for formal consultation. The documents, published yesterday, reflect the NDA’s five-year budget as determined through the government’s Spending Review set out by Chancellor George Osborne in November.

The Strategy, published every five years, looks at the NDA’s long-term mission through a number of themes while the Business Plan, which is published annually, takes a more focused look at the next three years of activity across its estate, together with the associated funding. The consultation period for both documents will end on 15 February.

Chief Executive John Clarke said the NDA had been able to offer savings to the Treasury of around GBP1 billion ($1.5 million) over the Spending Review period. In return, it has secured over GBP11 billion of grant funding for the next five years which, together with its income projections, will enable it to continue to make broad progress across its nuclear estate.

An early version of the draft Strategy was published last September for a period of informal engagement with stakeholders – including NDA Site Stakeholder Groups, trade unions, local authority representatives from England, Wales and Scotland, and its subsidiaries and Site Licence Companies (SLCs) – and the NDA has now published its response to the comments it received. It has concluded that “the overall direction of travel for the draft Strategy is correct.

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