EDF tries to iron out details of nuclear deal with government

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EDF and the government remain locked in talks over price subsidies that are seen as crucial for the energy firm’s proposed nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point.

The French firm said that negotiations have “taken longer than expected” but that it is working to finalise a deal by the end of the month.

Both EDF and the Department for Energy and Climate Change refused to comment on reports over the weekend that an agreement was imminent.

The company is expected to win planning permission for the country’s first new nuclear plant in a generation on 19 March.

EDF has said it will be making cost cuts that will affect jobs at the site “until there’s greater clarity around its negotiations with the government”.