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Metals Forum meets with minister to agree priorities

A body that represents the ferrous and non-ferrous metals industry has met with newly appointed industry and regions minister Alum Michael to agree medium-term priorities for a successfully competitive UK metals industry.

Metals Forum chairman Derek Tordoff said that the outcome was a meeting of minds on key policy issues that concern industry and government.

He added: "We discussed issues such as energy prices, the European Union's Registration, Evaluation and authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) framework and transport's impact on competitiveness and how these could be improved by a partnership approach.

Alun Michael said: "The metals sector employs over 500,000 people and contributes around £38 billion to the UK economy. The Metals Forum is an important industry contact for the Government when looking at issues affecting competitiveness and productivity.

"We have identified key areas that we are going to work towards and need their support to succeed."

The metals industry is the UK's biggest recycler treating 10 million tonnes of metal every year. This includes over two billion steel drinks cans and two million cars.

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