Commenting on overnight news reports about British Steel, Alasdair McDiarmid, Operations Director for Community, said:
“These unconfirmed reports are extremely concerning and yet another anonymous briefing only serves to add to the worries for workers.
“It is vital now that cool heads prevail and Greybull and the government continue to focus on finding a solution that maintains employment and keeps the business trading.
“The public should know that if British Steel were liquidated, on top of the devastation of yet more steel communities, the clean-up costs for the industrial sites could end up costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds.
“Pragmatic decisions in the coming days could avert another industrial disaster. In that context we do not want to see British Steel becoming a political football, the stakes in this game are too high.”