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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy report, Made in Britain: The Pathway to a Nuclear Renaissance, says multiple small modular reactor (SMR) units should be ordered to justify firms' investment in UK production facilities - and calls for Wylfa in North Wales to be backed within the next year as the next large-scale plant. 

Date: Saturday, 18 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-should-emulate-France-and-South-Korea-on-new-nu

The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has decided to extend to 20 July the statutory deadline for development consent made under the Planning Act 2008 by NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited for the construction and operation of the Sizewell C nuclear power station near Leiston in Suffolk. A decision had been expected on 8 July. A statement confirming the new deadline was made to the House of Commons and House of Lords.

Date: Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsplanning-consent-for-sizewell-c-delayed-9838202

The proposed changes to the funding model for new nuclear cleared their first hurdle, as members of the UK parliament's second chamber debated the Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill for the first time.

Date: Thursday, 24 February 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-s-House-of-Lords-considers-new-nuclear-financin

A decision on planning consent for the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project on Anglesey has been deferred for a second time, as requested by Horizon Nuclear Power, the UK project developer owned by Japan’s Hitachi.

Date: Tuesday, 05 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-agrees-to-further-deferral-of-Wylfa-planning-de

Members of Parliament today approved legislation that will pass the UK-EU post-Brexit deal into UK law, in a vote split 521 in favour and 73 against. The EU (Future Relationship) Bill now passes to the House of Lords for its approval. Once that upper chamber of parliament also agrees to the bill, the Queen will be asked to give her consent, known as Royal Assent.

Date: Thursday, 31 December 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-parliament-votes-for-Brexit-deal

The UK upper house of parliament, the House of Lords, on 20 March voted by 265 to 194 to insist the UK should not withdraw from the European nuclear agreement, Euratom, until a replacement deal is in place. They also supported a plan which would require the UK to report to Parliament regularly on its future arrangements with Euratom. The government, which does not have a majority in the upper house, was defeated by 50 votes on this issue after cross-benchers joined forces with Labour and Liberal Democratic peers to insist on specific assurances over research and development collaboration and the movement of qualifying nuclear material. However, MPs are expected to try and reverse these changes to the Nuclear Safeguards Bill when it returns to the House of Commons (lower house).

Date: Thursday, 22 March 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-government-defeated-in-house-of-lords-on-plans-to-leave-euratom-6091972

The UK will seek an alternative agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if it fails to negotiate "some sort of relationship" with the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) during Brexit negotiations, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis told the House of Commons today. The government is from today holding a debate in the lower house of the British parliament on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) bill that it unveiled last week.

Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-stresses-key-role-of-IAEA-during-Brexit-debate