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British Steel must be saved

28 May 2019

The collapse of British Steel will be disastrous for its 5,000 workers and 20,000 others in the supply chain and it will damage British industry too.

Fears hyped over US steel tariffs

8 June 2018

Remain-backing MP Stephen Kinnock is trying to use new US steel tarrifs to damage Brexit – but the real danger to Britain’s steel comes from Brussels.

The challenge of steel

All steel-producing countries are cutting back on production. But only in Britain is it considered feasible to eradicate crude steel production entirely – though it is essential to any modern economy…

Government abandons steel

26 February 2016

Business Secretary Sajid Javid told a manufacturing conference this week that public funds wouldn't be used to rescue steel. He didn’t add that EU rules would prohibit it. 

Unity as steel centres fight for survival

8 February 2016

Britain’s key specialist steel centres, such as Forgemasters in Sheffield, are fighting for survival with an alliance not only of trade unions and communities but now major employers.

Lights out on Teesside steel making

12 October 2015

On 12 October the liquidator of SSI Redcar announced the death of that steelworks. Over 2,000 workers will lose their jobs directly at the plant and more will be out of work as a result. This signifies a threat to Britain’s whole steel industry.

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