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Tuesday 30 June 2020

Welcoming the Prime Minister’s speech in Dudley today, UK Steel Director General, Gareth Stace, said:

“It is hugely encouraging to hear the Prime Minister answer industry calls for an acceleration and expansion of infrastructure projects right across the UK, setting the course for an ‘infrastructure revolution’.  A new deal for jobs, skills and infrastructure is just what the economy needs, and the UK steel industry is ready to support the Government’s build back better strategy by supplying the world class steel that is essential for improving our road, rail, energy systems, schools and hospitals.

“We are further encouraged by the Prime Minister’s comments in Parliament last week that the Government will do everything it can to ensure “UK steel manufacturers are at the front of the queue for the great projects that we are going to construct”. Working with the UK steel industry as we build out of this crisis will have a hugely positive impact on industrial communities across the UK and we look forward to joining with the Government to make this a reality.

“Just as the UK steel industry forged the Industrial Revolution that changed the world, it will now play a vital role in the UK’s infrastructure revolution.”