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Thousands more steel jobs could be at risk, government warns

Thousands more steel jobs could be lost if action is not taken to tackle the threats facing the industry’s “vulnerable” supply chain, the Government is being warned. The International Steel Trade Association (Ista) said scores of medium sized firms were at risk if the crisis gripping the industry escalates. Thousands of job losses have been announced in recent weeks by Tata Steel and SSI in Redcar, Scunthorpe and Scotland, with cheap imports and high energy costs being blamed.

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Tata Steel to cut 1,200 jobs in UK

Fears about fresh job losses in the steel industry have been confirmed after Tata announced plans to cut 1,200 posts. Around 900 jobs will be cut from the firm’s giant plant in Scunthorpe, with 270 in Scotland and a small number in other sites. The firm said the cuts were in response to a shift in market conditions caused by a “flood” of cheap imports, particularly from China, a strong pound and high electricity prices.

Oil & Gas

Ensco in further job losses as onshore jobs hit

Ensco will reduce its onshore support jobs by a further 14% in a bid to streamline costs amid the continued decline in oil price. The offshore driller previously said earlier this year it had halved its onshore workforce by 50%.