News from the UK Government


Defence Secretary visits Appledore yard as warship competition ramps up

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson paid a visit to Babcock’s Appledore shipyard this morning, as the company announced further details of its bid to help build a new class of warship. The Ministry of Defence announced plans to pr...

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Maritime UK's response to Budget

Maritime UK has provided an initial response to Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget. The budget provided mixed news for the sector; notably disappointing on seafarer training and export support, but with more positve signs on infrastruc...

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Defence Secretary to announce new £1bn support model for Royal Navy

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon is set to unveil a new model worth around £1 billion to support a growing Royal Navy fleet and sustain over a thousand British jobs. The Common Support Model (CSM) will provide a framework for...

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Ambitious future for Naval Shipbuilding in the UK

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has unveiled an ambitious new National Shipbuilding Strategy which meets the challenge set by Sir John Parker last November and sets out plans for the first batch of Type 31e frigates. Sir John Parker&rs...

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Enters Portsmouth

Britain's future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into her home port of Portsmouth for the first time today. Greeted by thousands of people lining the Portsmouth seafront, the 65,000-tonne carrier was met with the warmest of welcomes as...

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