Steel industry

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Energy crisis: UK government will only support firms on brink of closure
Industry leaders say means-tested package is no more than ‘flimsy sticking plaster’ for high energy costs

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

12, Oct, 2021 @3:55 PM

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Steel industry calls for state support to avoid ‘full blown crisis’
Ministers are considering proposals to lend money to firms to help with soaring gas prices

Rob Davies

12, Oct, 2021 @12:24 PM

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Liberty Steel owner GFG to restart Rotherham and Stocksbridge plants
‘Substantial majority’ of 1,000 jobs will be saved, with £50m pumped into the business

Sarah Butler

10, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Energy crisis: Tory MPs join Labour in urging support for heavy industry
Households expected to be hit by massive bills in spring after 250% rise in gas prices since January

Clea Skopeliti

10, Oct, 2021 @3:09 AM

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UK industry could face shutdowns as wholesale gas price hits record high
Steel, chemicals and fertiliser industries warn of difficult winter unless government takes emergency action

Rob Davies and Joanna Partridge

06, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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660,000 jobs at risk as UK’s green investment lags
TUC report says producers that don’t clean up operations will wither and die as rivals blaze trail towards carbon net zero

Toby Helm Political Editor

12, Sep, 2021 @8:50 AM

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Port Talbot steelworks owner reports £347m loss despite £1bn funding
Tata Steel UK hit by pandemic-fuelled slump in demand but managed to reduce yearly losses

Jasper Jolly

01, Sep, 2021 @4:43 PM

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Fears furlough ‘cliff edge’ at Liberty Steel could put jobs at risk
Owner Sanjeev Gupta urgently seeking new lenders before government pay support ends for thousands of workers

Jasper Jolly

26, Aug, 2021 @9:57 PM

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Hopes for UK steel as Liberty owner enters talks with US lender
Securing refinancing deal with White Oak Global Advisors may help bring end to stop-start operations at plants

Jasper Jolly

23, Aug, 2021 @12:26 PM

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With enough vision, the furlough scheme could have become a lifeboat for industry
All signs are that the chancellor will end his wage support initiative next month. If he does, it will be a chance missed

15, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sheffield Forgemasters nationalised after £2.6m takeover by MoD
State acquires defence manufacturer to secure of supply parts for Royal Navy’s ships and submarines

Jasper Jolly

28, Jul, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Greensill given access to Covid loans without detailed checks, watchdog reveals
Taxpayer facing potential £335m loss after audit office says government bank carried out limited due diligence on business support loans

Rajeev Syal

06, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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