AUKUS - a great deal for world stability and for jobs in Barrow


This week the Prime Minister announced that the first generation of AUKUS nuclear submarines will be built in the UK and Australia and based on British designs, putting the commitments to global security in the Integrated Review Refresh into practice and creating thousands of jobs that will grow the economy.

The AUKUS partnership to build the world’s most advanced nuclear-powered submarines demonstrates the enduring commitment to freedom and democracy that we have set out in our Integrated Review Refresh, which is backed by a £5 billion increase in defence spending as we continue to grow the defence budget to 2.5 per cent.

That is why, as the UK government announced the Integrated Review Refresh, the Prime Minister met with American President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to announce plans for the most advanced nuclear-powered submarines the world has ever known – which will be based on world-leading British designs and built initially in Barrow-in-Furness.

These plans will put into practice the approach set out in the Integrated Review Refresh and see pioneering British design expertise protect our people and our allies for generations to come – as well as growing the economy by creating thousands of jobs in Barrow and further along the supply chain in places like Derby. 


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