Steel industry

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UK steel industry in crisis after lack of support in budget, union warns PM
Exclusive: In letter to Rishi Sunak, Unite says it is disappointed at lack of plans to tackle ‘serious threats’ facing sector

Rob Davies

19, Mar, 2023 @3:31 PM

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UK moves to cut industry energy bills to help compete with European rivals
Long-awaited scheme aims to cut costs for 300 firms in energy-intensive sectors such as steel and chemicals

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

23, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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London Underground drivers to strike on 15 March ; 260 jobs at risk at British Steel – as it happened
British Steel plans to close its coke ovens, a move that could result in 260 job losses at its Scunthorpe site in northern England

Graeme Wearden

22, Feb, 2023 @3:02 PM

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British Steel announces 260 job losses at Scunthorpe works
Firm’s owner says closure of coking ovens is down to global economic challenges and rising energy bills

Jasper Jolly

22, Feb, 2023 @11:51 AM

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British Steel considering cutting up to 1,200 jobs in Scunthorpe
Unions say move would be ‘betrayal’ amid talks with UK government over potential £300m in financial support

Jasper Jolly

01, Feb, 2023 @5:14 PM

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British Steel and Tata told to protect jobs until 2033 to unlock £600m funding
Grant Shapps tells Britain’s two largest steelmakers they must guarantee certain number of UK jobs

Alex Lawson

27, Jan, 2023 @1:45 PM

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UK offers £600m help to try to keep last steel plants going and save jobs
Jeremy Hunt expected to confirm support for British Steel and Tata to employ lower-emissions technology

Jasper Jolly

23, Jan, 2023 @5:17 PM

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Jeremy Hunt poised to approve £300m support package for British Steel
Grant would help steelmaker cut its carbon footprint and avoid thousands of jobs losses

Alex Lawson

20, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Liberty Steel plans to cut 440 jobs in UK and reduce production
Union condemns Gupta group ‘switch from substantial investment’ to idling plant and curbing output

Jasper Jolly

12, Jan, 2023 @2:47 PM

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New Cumbria coalmine: backlash grows as steel industry plays down demand
‘Red wall credentials’ suspected at Westminster as real reason for approval by Michael Gove

Michael Savage

11, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Observer view on the indefensible decision to open a deep coalmine in a climate crisis | Observer editorial
The government says the needs of UK steelmaking override the environmental impact. The industry thinks differently

Observer editorial

11, Dec, 2022 @6:30 AM

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FCA reveals £49m redress scheme for British Steel pensions
Financial advisers to pay about £45,000 a worker to 1,000 staff who received unsuitable advice

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

28, Nov, 2022 @11:11 AM

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