22 Feb 2023

Scunthorpe steel plant shuts coking ovens threatening up to 260 jobs


British Steel has blamed high energy bills and the cost of decarbonising its business for its decision to shut its coking ovens in Scunthorpe, meaning the loss of up to 260 jobs.

But unions fear the decision could undermine the viability of the entire plant, where most of British Steel’s 4,000 workers are based, and say they will oppose the move.