Adrian Holliday Business - 29/September/2023

UK battery sector can focus on quality over quantity

Having missed out on early-mover advantage and unable to compete with other markets in terms of scale, a UK battery sector will need to focus on high-quality niche applications if it wants a share of the pie

Indecision and political infighting have left the UK’s industrial sector directionless

UNAMBITIOUS POLICY The UK’s ambitions to develop its own battery supply chain have been too small

BUSINESS CASE Focus on alternative technologies may be one option, but risk of being too small in scale to make investment sense



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