Consultation on restructuring UK nuclear regulator closes

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24 November 2009

A joint Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) consultation into proposals to restructure the UK's nuclear regulator closed on 22 September 2009 and the responses are currently being assessed. DECC, DWP and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) intend to lay a Legislative Reform Order before Parliament by the end of 2009. The key proposed change sees the current HSE Nuclear Directorate replaced by a new sector-specific regulator, the Nuclear Statutory Corporation, by Autumn 2010. A government response to the consultation is awaited.

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