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Minister meets Metals Forum

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Metals industry representatives have met Industry and Regions Minister Alun Michael to discuss energy prices, REACH and the impact of transport on competitiveness in the first formal meeting between the Metals Forum and government. The overall objective was to agree medium term priorities for a successfully competitive UK metals industry as the key supplier into UK manufacturing.

Metals Forum Chairman Derek Tordoff described the outcome as a meeting of minds on key policy issues that concern industry and government. “We discussed issues such as energy prices, REACH and transport’s impact on competitiveness, and how these could be improved by a partnership approach.”

After the meeting Mr Michael, said: ”We had a good meeting today and I look forward to working with the Forum in the future. We have identified key areas that we are going to work towards and need their support to succeed.”

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