Business secretary to announce investment in battery technology

Greg Clark to flesh out industrial strategy by setting out plans to increase productivity, including research projects

A £246m investment in developing battery technology in Britain is to be launched by the government as part of its drive towards what it says is a modern industrial strategy.

The business and energy secretary, Greg Clark, will announce the funding, including a £45m competition to make batteries more accessible and affordable, in a speech on Monday that should spell out further the government’s plans to increase productivity and growth.

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