Annual Review 2015

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annual-review-2015This year’s Annual Review aims to highlight the main issues affecting the industry and the work of UK Steel.

2015 has been a year of dramatic upheaval and anxiety for the UK steel industry. You have probably felt enormous sadness when steelmaking at Teesside ended in October. Almost 100 years of steel production stopped that day leaving a community devastated. There followed further bad news as some of our member steel companies entered into administration.

These devastating events resulted in significant community, business, trade union and political reaction with debates held in the House of Commons and the formation of a Steel Task Force chaired by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid.

UK Steel played a central role in coordinating and focussing the stakeholder reaction, providing a coherent voice to achieve real positive outcomes. Alongside this, the work of many members at numerous meetings with government, ministers, and policy makers, has been invaluable. UK Steel has led the fight for the sector by harnessing the power of the media to compel government to take action. UK Steel has been at the forefront of efforts to the UK Government and the EU to act in support of the industry.

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