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MPA welcomes publication of government productivity plan

Mineral Products Association to contribute to review of regulatory issues relating to mineral extraction

THE Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the Government’s initiative to improve UK productivity, which will be key to sustained long-term growth.

The Association says issues such as the encouragement of private and public investment, the development of skills, effective and proportionate taxation, and regulation and competitive energy supply are of prime importance to the UK mineral products industry, which underpins much of the nation’s production and economic activity.

The MPA has also welcomed government plans to launch a specific review into regulatory issues relating to mineral extraction and has initiated a process to contribute to this review.

A spokesperson for the Association said: ‘The MPA supports good regulation and, equally important, reasonable, proportionate and consistent implementation of regulation.

‘This approach to regulation needs to be matched by high operating standards by industry and we recognize that industry and regulators have to work together to ensure that construction and other industries can receive the essential materials they need from responsible suppliers.’

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