Commenting on reports that British Steel is on the verge of administration unless government steps in with emergency support, Labour and Co-operative MP for Redcar and Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Steel and Metal Related Industries, Anna Turley, said:
“My immediate thoughts are with the workforce and their families who are having to live day to day not knowing what is going to happen with their jobs and livelihoods.
“We’re now on the brink of a potential administration for British Steel and without government action there is a very real danger of another devastating closure.
“The government must now intervene to secure the assets and protect the workforce before irreparable damage is done to this strategic British industry.
“This crisis has been caused by uncertainty from chaotic Brexit negotiations and the absence of a national strategy for steel to give the level playing field the industry has been repeatedly calling for.
“Government must step up and do its duty to this key British industry and its workforce.”