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U.K. Brick Makers Say Officials Want Natural Gas Rationing Plans

  • CEO of lobby group says companies were contacted by government
  • A Business Department spokesman denies contacts with industry


Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

U.K. government officials have asked brick makers to prepare for production slowdowns in case the war in Ukraine causes energy supply shortages, according to the head of the industry’s lobby group.

Keith Aldis, chief executive officer of the Brick Development Association, said companies have been contacted to establish whether they can cut production should natural gas supplies be disrupted. A spokesman at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy denied that any officials had been in contact with the industry.