21 May 2019

Jobs at risk as British Steel seeks government help to avoid administration

North of England Correspondent

British Steel is on the brink of going to the wall, and with it more than £4,000 jobs, unless it can get £30m in emergency government funding.

Ministers have said that talks with the company are ongoing, even though British Steel says it will call in administrators tomorrow.

We report from British Steel’s main plant in Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire.