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New appointments at the Mineral Products Association

17 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has appointed Jon Flitney as energy and climate change manager. Jon will be working with the MPA Cement Climate Change and CO 2 Reduction group providing support to sector decarbonisation and associated policies.    Jon joins from the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) where he has worked across energy, environment, climate change and decarbonisation policy areas for over six years. He also previously worked on air quality and environmental...

Energy crisis - plant closure warning

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU this week called for urgent action at a European and national level to help tackle the rising cost of energy, which it warns “will lead to widespread plant closures across the EU, creating a crisis in the construction supply chain.” Some EU member states have seen their electricity prices increase 10-fold compared to last year. According to CEMBUREAU, 1t of cement requires around 110kwh of electricity to produce. With electricity prices now between EUR700-1000mwh in several EU memb...

MPA urges UK government to alleviate energy burden

02 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has written to the UK Chancellor, Nadhim Zahawi, calling for urgent action to tackle the country’s energy crisis and alleviate the burden on its construction industry. Four steps the Treasury could take have been identified by the MPA, including allowing temporary deferral of VAT payments, to reinstate or replace the red diesel rebate to cut fuel duty, extend the freeze on Aggregates Levy indexation beyond April 2023, and take measures to tackle costs f...

MPA reports slowdown in UK mineral product sales

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association has remarked that a disappointing quarter for UK producers of mineral products raises concerns that widespread cost inflation for raw materials, energy and labour is starting to negatively impact the sector. Demand for mineral products, edged lower in the 2Q22, with sales volumes down on a quarterly basis, according to the MPA’s latest industry survey. Tonnages of ready-mix were 7.4 per cent lower than in the 1Q22, 9.8 per cent lower for aggregates and asp...

MPA welcomes new chief executive

31 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has appointed Jon Prichard as its new chief executive, effective from 1 October 2022. Mr Prichard will succeed Nigel Jackson, who is stepping down as chief executive after 13 years in the role. Mr Prichard joins the MPA from the Institution of Chemical Engineers, where he is currently chief executive, and has previously held positions at the Engineering Council, consulting engineers Rendel and the Institution of Civil Engineers, following 19 years in th...

MPA affiliates with CONSTRUCT

03 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The trade association for the concrete structures sector CONSTRUCT has affiliated with the Mineral Products Association (MPA), which counts among its 500 members the vast majority of UK ready-mixed and precast concrete producers, plus all cement manufacturers and most aggregates suppliers. Representing nearly 80 per cent of UK concrete frame contractors, CONSTRUCT is dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of building in-situ concrete structures, from high-rise homes and offic...

MPA responds to UK Hydrogen Strategy

19 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The UK's Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the government's proposals to accelerate the development of a low-carbon hydrogen economy but has warned that the costs of production, transmission and distribution need to be shared by the whole UK economy. The UK Hydrogen Strategy sets out how progress will be made over the next decade to deliver 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for use across the economy, as part of the country's drive towards its net zero tar...

UK construction industry challenges

16 June 2017, Published under Cement News

With Brexit, the process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, causing widespread uncertainty for the UK economy, the results of the country's general election last week have added an extra level of instability for the construction industry. Despite concerns over the Brexit effect and buoyed by better-than-expected GDP growth, the UK government has been pressing ahead with a number of significant infrastructure projects, including the first nuclear reactor to be b uilt in Britain in two dec...