In this report, the MPA highlights the industry’s significant contribution to the UK economy through the domestic production of construction and industrial mineral products from 2,300 active quarries and plants nationwide.
With a general election approaching, the MPA is urging all parties to carefully consider the supply of essential domestic mineral products in their manifesto pledges on housing and transport, schools and hospitals, flood defences and renewable energy infrastructure. In this document, the MPA outlines the three fundamental issues that the next Government needs to get to grips with to support UK industry - accelerating decarbonisation, boosting economic growth and delivering critical infrastructure.
The UK Minerals Strategy, prepared on behalf of the mineral products industry by the CBI Minerals Group and MPA, highlights that UK demand for minerals and mineral products over the next 25 years will be at least 8 billion tonnes, most of which needs to be sourced from within the UK. The second edition of the Strategy was published in October 2022
As the UK recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic, adjusts to the post-Brexit world and takes on the net zero challenge, our industry will continue to supply the essential materials needed to build new homes and infrastructure, and supply strategic and foundation industries including the utilities, manufacturing and agriculture but needs to be supported by the right policies.
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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