Earlier in the week, the UK government published its first-ever Battery Strategy, through the Department for Business & Trade (DBT), alongside its Advanced Manufacturing Plan.

These build further on the announcements made by the Chancellor last week in the Autumn Statement and some of the key points include the following:

  • Provide targeted support for zero-emission vehicles, batteries, and their supply chains, including through over £2 billion of new capital and research/development funding for five years to 2030.
  • Invest an additional £38 million to enhance the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre development facilities – for research and development.
  • Invest £12 million in the Advanced Materials Battery Industrialisation Centre – a new world-class battery materials scale-up facility in the West Midlands and North East.
  • Invest £11 million in 20 competition winners developing technologies across the battery value chain.

In the foreword of the Battery Strategy, Nusrat Ghani MP, Minister of State for the Industry and Economic Security at the DBT, noted: “The Government’s 2030 vision is for the UK to have a globally competitive battery supply chain that supports economic prosperity and the net zero transition.”

Please find the documents at the links below:

  • UK Battery Strategy - Link
  • Advanced Manufacturing Plan - Link