Created: 15 May 2019
Residents may have seen the news of further issues with British Steel. We had hoped that the £100 million govt support announced recently would stabilise the issues.
One of the many reasons I have consistently voted to deliver Brexit in a stable and sensible way is because British Steel have repeatedly stated they needed certainty to protect jobs. This was the same message from other local businesses.
The company have now stated that that uncertainty is behind their current issues. There are other issues too. Important thing is we will all work together to do what we can but this is clearly a difficult and challenging position.
I have today been in contact with the Council Leader and Ministers on the issue and will continue to be so.