Why go ahead for Hinkley Point today would create a wealth of benefits for the UK in the run up to Brexit

Originally published at CityAM

A green light for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset would unlock a wealth of “collateral benefits” for the UK, from jobs to foreign direct investment according to Lady Barbara Judge, the former chair of the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

It would also signal to the world that the UK is open for business following the referendum, she believes, and set the country up as a leader in the nuclear energy industry.

The board of EDF, the French energy giant which is planning to build the reactors, is due to meet today to make a decision on their investment case.