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    1. June 27, 2016

      Tata bidders weigh up effect of Brexit

      Potential buyers of Tata Steel UK have expressed alarm about last week’s vote for Britain to leave the EU, warning that...

    2. June 21, 2016

      Retail and office regeneration offers hope for Redcar

      Almost a decade after the closure of a steel mill in a Yorkshire town, the site has been replaced by a retail and...

    3. June 20, 2016

      UK carmakers double down in fight against Brexit

      Britain’s carmakers have cautioned that leaving the EU would hamstring the UK’s booming automotive industry. Some of...

    4. June 15, 2016

      Port Talbot bidders frustrated as Tata demands more details

      The sale of Britain’s biggest steel plant at Port Talbot has hit a fresh delay after Tata Steel pressed the seven...

    5. June 12, 2016

      Manufacturers want tax breaks to tackle sickness absence

      Britain’s leading manufacturing organisation has called for the government to provide tax breaks to tackle the UK’s...

    6. June 8, 2016

      Pharma surge boosts UK manufacturing output

      A surge in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals helped British industry to its best performance in nearly four years in...

    7. June 3, 2016

      Port Talbot steel cannot be saved at any price

      Sajid Javid has expended a great deal of political energy trying to keep Tata’s steel plant at Port Talbot from...

    8. June 2, 2016

      Tata Steel ready to keep Port Talbot after state loan offer

      Tata Steel is close to agreeing to keep the Port Talbot steel plant open after the UK government offered the Indian...

    9. June 1, 2016

      Steel: Industry feels the heat

      Through the din of machinery and clouds of hissing steam, there is a rumbling sound. A slab of red-hot metal thunders...

    10. June 1, 2016

      British Steel returns in £1 deal to save 4,000 jobs

      Tata Steel has completed the sale of the Scunthorpe steelworks, rescuing more than 4,000 jobs in the UK, but remains...

    11. June 1, 2016

      UK household spending accelerates but Brexit-wary factories idle

      Britain’s households appear far less concerned about the consequences of Brexit than its companies after data released...

    12. May 26, 2016

      Steel staff face £20,000-a-year pension hit over Whitehall delay

      An estimated 700 steel workers approaching retirement age could each lose up to £20,000 a year if the British Steel...

    13. May 25, 2016

      Javid launches talks to cut steel pension fund liabilities

      Ministers are to launch a consultation that could allow the UK government to slash billions of pounds from the...

    14. May 24, 2016

      Tata Steel deadline: the potential bidders

      The deadline for prospective buyers of Tata Steel UK to submit formal bids passed on Monday as the clock ticked down on...

    15. May 24, 2016

      Northern Powerhouse takes the lion’s share of FDI

      George Osborne’s dream of the renaissance of an industrial “Northern Powerhouse” may be coming true, if figures out on...

    16. May 23, 2016

      Clock ticks down on Tata Steel rescue efforts

      Prospective buyers of Tata Steel UK must submit formal bids for the ailing business today , with the clock ticking down...

    17. May 23, 2016

      Tata asked to pay power bills in advance

      Tata Steel UK has been asked by its energy supplier to pay tens of millions of pounds for its electricity up front, in...

    18. May 11, 2016

      Javid weighs £2.5bn trim for British Steel pension fund

      The government is planning to ringfence the British Steel pension fund and shave £2.5bn off its long-term liabilities...

    19. May 11, 2016

      UK factory output in biggest fall for 3 years

      British manufacturing suffered its biggest fall in output in nearly three years in March as the sector’s slump...

    20. May 10, 2016

      Indian group emerges as late bidder for Tata Steel

      JSW Steel, one of India’s largest steel groups, has emerged as a last-minute bidder for Tata Steel’s ailing UK steel...

    21. May 5, 2016

      Rolls-Royce reveals £1bn cost-cuts ambition

      Warren East, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, on Thursday declared an ambition to cut £1bn in costs and said profits...

    22. May 4, 2016

      Tata sales process pushed back until after Brexit poll

      The sales process for Tata Steel UK has been pushed back beyond the EU referendum as the government seeks to remove...

    23. May 3, 2016

      UK manufacturing activity contracts for first time in 3 years

      Activity in Britain’s struggling manufacturing industry contracted in April for the first time since 2013, as...

    24. April 28, 2016

      Tata chief warns of growing pension deficit if Port Talbot closed

      The chief executive of Tata Steel UK on Thursday defended his parent company’s decision to sell the business but told...

    25. April 27, 2016

      Rolls-Royce chief cranks up search for savings

      Warren East, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, has challenged senior management to identify broader cost cuts after an...

    26. April 22, 2016

      Silversmiths fear tarnishing of Birmingham hallmark

      Birmingham’s decision to allow an offshoot in India to use its famous anchor hallmark on silverware has outraged...

    27. April 21, 2016

      British government eyes equity stake in Tata Steel

      The government is prepared to re-nationalise up to a quarter of Tata Steel and to provide “hundreds of millions of...

    28. April 20, 2016

      Port Talbot buyout seeks tax break for investors

      The Welsh entrepreneurs looking to put together a management buyout for the Port Talbot steelworks are seeking a major...

    29. April 15, 2016

      Tale of two steel towns: How Redcar and Qianan are faring as furnaces sit idle

      Opposite the Enterprise Revolution offices, where former steelworkers seek advice on self employment, stretches...

    30. April 13, 2016

      Gupta damps plans for Port Talbot buyout

      Sanjeev Gupta, the commodity trader seeking state backing to rescue Tata Steel’s UK assets, is lobbying Westminster to...

    31. April 12, 2016

      Tata Steel sets deadline of May 28 for sale of British arm

      The day of reckoning for the British steel industry has been set for May 28, with Tata Steel planning to close down its...

    32. April 11, 2016

      Port Talbot steelworks could be part nationalised

      Sajid Javid, the business secretary, opened up the possibility of a part-nationalisation of Port Talbot steelworks...

    33. April 11, 2016

      British Steel name returns with Tata sale of Scunthorpe site

      The name of British Steel is to be resurrected as an investor moves to the brink of a £400m rescue deal for one of the...

    34. April 11, 2016

      Trade body raises doubts over Port Talbot rescue plan

      Sanjeev Gupta’s plan to rescue the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales by ripping out and replacing its blast...

    35. April 8, 2016

      Grim manufacturing data dent UK recovery

      It was another grim month for Britain’s factories in February, with the largest fall in output for more than two years....

    36. April 7, 2016

      UK productivity falls by most since financial crisis

      Productivity in Britain has deteriorated by the most since the financial crisis, adding to concerns about the economy’s...

    37. April 6, 2016

      Javid’s reputation rusts away amid Port Talbot shambles

      Sajid Javid arrived in Mumbai for crisis talks over the future of the British steel industry with one persistent...

    38. April 6, 2016

      Consumer confidence and cheap finance drives UK car sales

      Soaring consumer confidence and the availability of cheap finance has pushed British car sales to the highest level...

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