BAE remains heavily involved in the design, gets royalties etc so lot of direct tax returns from people working.
Some other countries might look at having them actually built in the UK, or even just building it to the UK design and use the same kit, so obvious benefits there during build, and also makes it cheaper to support for everyone as there is a bigger user base, and you can share lessons learned, repairs, upgrades etc.
But status quo of not licensing the T26 at all means they get absolutely nothing, so pretty much any returns (even indirect ones are gravy). It also keeps the designers in the UK busy and still at BAE, which is huge as well for long term sustainabilty (Case in point, CPFs; we invested a lot, got good ships, the project team learned a lot about modular building... then we shuttered the project, and a lot of them got hired on to BAE).
We are working with the RN on a bunch of stuff anyway, so lot of intangible gains from the boffins talking at this point.