Nuclear deal given go-ahead

A deal to build Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation has been announced. The government has been in negotiations with EDF Energy over the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset for more than a year.

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New UK nuclear power plant due to be announced

The government has been in negotiations with French-owned EDF Energy over the Hinkley Point C project for more than a year. Credit: PA Wire

A deal to build Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation is due to be announced today.

The government has been in negotiations with French-owned EDF Energy over the Hinkley Point C project for more than a year.

However, ministers are now believed to have agreed on a "strike price" - the guaranteed rate to be paid for electricity produced at the Somerset site.

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