SSI claimant figures “only show a fraction of the tragedy” – Anna Turley MP

Commenting on figures released by the Department for Work & Pensions on the number of former steelworkers claiming jobseekers allowance, Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley said: “These figures only show a fraction of the tragedy caused by the closure of SSI”. Continue reading

Update on the support package for former steelworkers

It is almost 4 months since SSI UK went into liquidation and our steelworks in Redcar closed. A large number of redundant workers, contractors, and affected businesses have accessed the support package but many still haven’t and I want to remind people of what is available so they can receive the support they need. Continue reading

Learning the lessons - Redcar MP leads Commons debate on support for steelworkers

- Anna Turley celebrates success of regional partners working together in response to crisis - Whitehall mandarins and further education funding cuts delayed support to workers Continue reading

Fighting Tory plans to scrap student maintenance grants

The Conservative government are planning to scrap maintenance grants for students from poorer backgrounds and replace them with additional loans. Continue reading

‘Another nail in the coffin for UK steel industry’ say Teesside MPs

Amid reports today (18th January 2016) that hundreds of jobs are to be lost at Tata’s Port Talbot plant Labour MP and Chair of the All Parliamentary Group for Steel and Metal Related Industry, Tom Blenkinsop, and Anna Turley, Labour MP for Redcar, claimed that the move was “another nail in the coffin for the UK steel industry”. Continue reading

‘Crisis in social care funding has pushed the sector to the brink’

Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley today criticised the government for failing to get a grip on the social care funding crisis which is placing unsustainable pressure on local authorities in the North. Continue reading

Market economy status for China could be the final nail in the coffin for UK steel, says Anna Turley MP

Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has today called on the government to oppose China being granted market economy status this year to protect UK steel. Continue reading

Anna Turley questions Prime Minister on cuts to Northern flood defences

At Prime Minister’s Questions today, Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley questioned David Cameron on the disparity in funding for flood defences and emergency response between the North and the South. Continue reading

Anna welcomes pay confirmation for former SSI contractors

Redcar MP Anna Turley has welcomed confirmation that some of the unpaid former SSI contractors will receive full statutory redundancy pay following her intervention. Continue reading

Anna’s response to the announcement on the potential sale of Tata Steel’s Long Products Europe business

Responding to the announcement today that Tata Steel has signed a Letter of Intent with Greybull Capital to enter exclusive negotiations for the potential sale of its Long Products Europe business, Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley said: Continue reading