The document sets out the NDA’s key objectives and the progress it expects to be made across its 19 sites over the next three years, in line with its recent funding settlement.
The importance of the NDA’s clean-up mission was recognised in October’s Comprehensive Spending Review which saw an increase in direct grant provided by the Government, together with NDA’s commercial income, enabling an average expenditure of close to £3 billion per year over the next four years.
Tony Fountain, NDA Chief Executive Officer said:
“In the current tough economic environment this is a vote of confidence from Government in the NDA’s mission. We now need a sustained drive on performance right across our estate to achieve value for money and a continued reduction in support and overhead costs.”
Our total planned expenditure for 2011/2012 is £2.9 billion, of which £2 billion will be funded by Government and £900 million by income from commercial operations. The draft Business Plan sets out the key deliverables expected in 2011-2012 and describes how they meet the NDA’s strategic themes of site restoration, spent fuels, nuclear materials, integrated waste management, business optimisation and the critical enablers that support them. The plan also explains what is expected of each of the Site Licence Companies and the sites they operate under contract to the NDA.
Subject to approval by both the UK and Scottish Governments, the final version of the Business Plan will be published by the end of March 2011.