19 Dec 2023
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed plans announced today by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to level the carbon cost playing field between UK cement production and imports, by introducing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) by 2027.
29 Nov 2023
Quarrying’s outstanding contribution to nature recovery and biodiversity gain in the UK has been beautifully captured by industry workers and conservation volunteers in a nationwide photographic competition.
22 Nov 2023
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is deeply disappointed by the lack of commitment to a UK CBAM in today’s Autumn Statement. This missed opportunity should be urgently followed by publication of the promised consultation response announcing introduction of a CBAM.
09 Nov 2023
Ahead of the Autumn Statement on 22nd November, the Mineral Products Association (MPA) has written to Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt urging the Government to invest in Britain’s infrastructure rather than accepting a managed decline.
31 Oct 2023
The latest quarterly data from the Mineral Products Association (MPA) paints a challenging picture for the construction industry, with a further deterioration in demand for heavy-side materials over the summer.
11 Oct 2023
Producers of cement and lime have welcomed plans announced today by the Government to boost UK competitiveness through compensating for high network charges as part of the ‘British Industry Supercharger’.
04 Oct 2023
The Mineral Products Association (MPA), which represents UK producers of aggregates, concrete and asphalt, has expressed its deep disappointment at the Prime Minister’s announcement on HS2 today.
25 Sep 2023
New figures show that the UK mineral products sector is the country’s biggest industry by volume and is making a greater contribution than ever to the economy.
21 Sep 2023
A new edition of the Code of Practice for Safe Stressing of Prestressed Concrete Products has been developed by MPA Precast to communicate good practice in the management of health and safety when manufacturing prestressed concrete products.
14 Sep 2023
Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) planks derive their structural strength from metal reinforcing bars and this reinforcement needs to be protected from water ingress. Where RAAC planks have been exposed to water over a prolonged period of time corrosion weakens the bars and hence the planks.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries.
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