New nuclear communities deserve to benefit from business rates

Communities like mine understand the benefits of hosting projects such as nuclear power stations, particularly in the deprived areas where they are often located - and where local investment opportunities and new jobs are always welcomed by residents, even though only a small number will benefit from them. Communities are also supportive of the national need for new nuclear power stations to keep the lights on and decarbonise the UK. But just because a community accepts - even embraces - its role as a pioneer in the new nuclear age, does not mean this support is offered "at any cost", without fairness and proportionality.

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