The nuclear power sector contributed £6.4 billion to the UK economy last year. The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) suggests this economic impact rises to £12.4 billion and provides 155,000 jobs when the sector’s spend on associated goods and services in the supply chain and wage spending is taken into account. Each of the sector’s workers contributes an average of £96,600 in value to the economy, 73% higher than the UK average. As well as accounting for 0.3% of GDP, the industry also generated around £2.8 billion in tax payments in 2016, rising to £4.5 billion when associated spend is included.
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