#StandUpForSteel

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Aberavon MP hails package to secure a sustainable future for the British steel industry and commitment of workforce

Commenting on today’s news that the Tata Steel UK workforce in Port Talbot and across the United Kingdom have voted to accept the deal to restructure the British Steel Pension Scheme and see Tata invest in the long term future of the UK business, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon said: Continue reading

We need a government that doesn’t treat our industry and communities as an afterthought in Brexit talks

Aberavon MP calls out government indifference to the British steel industry: we need a government that doesn’t treat our industry and communities as an afterthought in Brexit talks. Commenting on reports that, according to a government document, the British steel industry is to be considered a “low priority industry” for Brexit talks, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament to Aberavon, home of the Port Talbot steelworks said: Continue reading

European Committee: Steel: Preserving Sustainable Jobs and Growth in Europe

Nick Hurd, Minister for Climate Change and Industry appeared before the European Committee and I was able to ask him about what the Government has done to help the steel industry. I opened proceedings:   Continue reading

Government Needs To Commit To A Sector Deal For Steel

During topical questions to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, I asked him about a sector deal for steel as part of the Government's industrial strategy: Continue reading

GOVERNMENT’S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY MENTIONS STEEL JUST ONCE, WHICH SERVES ONLY TO CONFIRM THAT ITS APPROACH TO THE STEEL INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO BE CHARACTERISED BY A TOXIC COMBINATION OF INCOMPETENCE AND INDIFFERENCE

Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Green Paper on Industrial Strategy, Stephen Kinnock, the Member of Parliament for Aberavon said: “Today I announced the publication of the cross party APPG Steel 2020 report, which provides a blueprint for building a better future for the British steel industry, triggering a modern manufacturing renaissance, and forging a more resilient growth model for the UK economy. Continue reading

Government's Industrial Strategy

After launching the Steel 2020 Report I headed to the Commons chamber to question Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on why steel only had a fleeting mention in the Government's Industrial Strategy: Continue reading

Aberavon MP launches APPG Industrial Strategy for Steel

  Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon and Chair of the Steel 2020 sub-committee of the All Party Parliamentary Group of Steel and Metal Related Industries, will today (Monday 23 January) publish the APPG's industrial strategy for steel: Steel 2020: Forging a future for the British steel industry. Continue reading

Welsh Government Showing Precisely The Sort Of Industrial Strategy That We Need

During the debate on the Effect Of Exiting The EU On Welsh Businesses, I raised the important steps that have been taken by the Welsh Government to support the steel industry and the need for the UK Government to follow their lead. Continue reading

Replacing The Energy Intensive Industries Compensation Scheme

One of the factors contributing to the perfect storm around the steel industry was the crippling energy costs. The Energy Intensive Industries Compensation scheme was introduced to help meet those costs. The scheme will come to an end in April 2017 and the Government committed in the 2016 Budget to introduce a set of exemptions from the Renewables Obligation and Feed-in-Tariff. We are still waiting for this. I have written to Rt. Hon. Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy calling for urgent action. You can read my letter: Continue reading

Steel Industry Is Looking Down The Barrel Of Having To Go Back To The Crippling Energy Costs

Today I questioned the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the replacement for the Energy Intensive Industries Compensation Scheme: Continue reading