We were greatly disappointed that a high court judgment in July 2016 found that we had acted unlawfully in the course of the competition to appoint a new parent body organisation for the Magnox sites.
We do not have a hands-on role in cleaning up our facilities.
Instead, we deliver our mission through others, primarily Site Licence Companies (SLCs).
The Board judged that they were best settled out of court, to avoid the risk of prolonged and potentially more damaging litigation.
We had the full support of Government in this and reached a full and final settlement of both claims in March 2017.
We report to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (); for some aspects of our work in Scotland, we are responsible to Scottish ministers.
Our role is strategic: we establish the overall approach, allocate budgets, set targets and monitor progress.But this rightly puts a great responsibility on us to spend that money wisely and deliver maximum benefit.Last year, all the work we intended to deliver was done so within our budget.© Crown copyright 2017 This publication is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated.To view this licence, visit uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3 or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: [email protected] included successful initiation of waste retrievals at some of Sellafield’s oldest, and most hazardous facilities, an objective the has been working towards since its creation.