The new Secretary of State has the right ingredients for a recipe for success for the UK steel industry.
Commenting on Greg Clark MP becoming Business, Energy and Industrial strategy Secretary, Gareth Stace, Director of UK Steel, says:
“Bringing the pillars of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy together will give confidence that the new Secretary of State has the right ingredients for a recipe for success for the UK steel industry.
“The SoS has already a vast range of experience in all three divisions of this souped-up department and today must now mark the start of ensuring that government finally provides the tools to the UK steel sector in the short-term, so it can invest, thrive and play a significant part in building a stronger UK economy.
“We look forward to working with the new department to push forward the urgent action needed to remove unilateral costs, including energy, business rates and increasing the proportion of British steel used in British construction projects.”