Steel support after job losses


North Lincolnshire Council is standing up for British steel and has signed up to a national charter committing it to using sustainable steel in construction projects.

It is encouraging other regional councils to follow its lead. And many local businesses have already signed the charter.

The council made a commitment in November last year to develop a sustainable steel procurement plan.

This followed the announcement of 900 job losses at Tata Steel in Scunthorpe - affecting many families in the Brigg area.

All council construction contractors have signed up to the charter and are committed to sourcing sustainable steel in the construction of council led capital projects.

In February, the council will host a regional summit to help raise awareness of the importance of using sustainable British steel.