Postcode Search
Budget Consultation
Budget Consultation

Sedgemoor District Council wants you to have your say in how the Council should spend your Council Tax.

Take part in our Budget Consultation and you could win £100!

Hinkley Deal


Government's confirmation of a 'Hinkley Programme for 2014/15'

Government's confirmation of a 'Hinkley Programme for 2014/15'

Through Council and partner pressure, Ministers from various Government departments requested a 'Hinkley Deal' from local partners in the Autumn 2013. Submitted by the Local Enterprise Partnership last December, the Deal asked for roughly £50m across Business Support, Skills, Employability, Inward Investment, Housing and Transport. 

A substantial package was announced on June 6 2014, reinforcing national support for the project from across several Governmental departments.  Also in the package was 'in kind' support/secondment of expert staff from Government departments.

In summary, the Hinkley Deal for 2014/2015 is under the headings of Business Support; Skills; Employability; Inward Investment; Housing and Transport.

  • £150,000 for the Hinkley Supply chain Enabling Team
  • £1,700,000 for skills, awarded to Bridgwater College
  • Circa £225,000 worth of support from the Manufacturing Advisory Service
  • Specialist advisors from the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre for two days a month in Somerset to provide face to face contact with local businesses under the Fit for Nuclear (F4N) programme.
  • UK Trade and Industry (UKTI)  support for inward investment related activity
  • A secondee from the Skills Funding Agency to work on development of a Hinkley Point Training Agency.
  • £200,000 from Job Centre Plus to provide employability support.
  • A further secondee to EDF's brokerage service to work with local partners.
  • Dedicated expert advice on housing, including the establishment of a Hinkley Enabling and Review Group with the Homes and Communities Agency.

There is on-going dialogue through HSDF on implementation and finance.