12 May 2010 14:37 [Source: ICIS news]
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LONDON (ICIS news)--The UK chemical industry on Wednesday welcomed the establishment of a new government and expressed the hope that it would tackle urgently policy issues that have a direct impact on the sector, such as energy and tax.
"We are pleased that there is now a Government in place to take forward urgent policy issues such as energy and competitive tax regimes,” Simon Marsh, employment and communications director at the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) said.
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"The issue we will be seeking urgent clarification on is energy security, specifically the future of new nuclear power stations in the
"We understand that the Liberal Democrats will have the option to either support or oppose new nuclear build and this is potentially very concerning for us."
The make-up of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat party coalition government, led by new Prime Minister David Cameron, was still being finalised after a close-run national election. Labour's Gordon Brown stepped down as Prime Minister on Tuesday.
“We need a long-term and consistent business policy that supports
“To encourage investment across the
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