Monday 8 March 2021 / 3:08 PM Lucy Powell / Steel

Lucy Powell comments on reports 5,000 jobs are at risk at Liberty Steel and other firms

Lucy Powell MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, commenting on reports that 5,000 jobs are at risk at Liberty Steel and other firms said:

“This is a deeply concerning situation, and a very worrying time for Liberty Steel workers. It’s vital that the government acts with the urgency required and doesn’t wash their hands of the situation.

“As we’ve argued through the pandemic, the government should do more to support British steel and the UK manufacturers who are their customers. Instead they have been ignored, without even one reference in the Budget, threatening jobs and weakening the foundations of our economy.”