The government has announced a £10 billion infrastructure guarantee for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. The government has offered the money to EDF to help finance the £14 billion construction.
It is a commercial loan, not a subsidy. EDF has already prepared the site next to the two existing stations, but wouldn't commit to the project unless the government guaranteed a minimum price for the electricity the new reactors will produce.
Opponents fear it will mean a big increase in bills. Negotiations about the terms of the contract remain on-going.
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It will be patchy but some heavy bursts wrapped up in it. By the early hours its across most parts.
More rain will only top up already saturated ground. Thats what is going to happen tonight.
Dry start but unsettled midweek, colder by Friday.