Steel plant gets £1.4 million grant

Business Secretary, Vince Cable, is visiting SSI on Teesside to announce a Government grant to help protect 1800 jobs.

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Teesside awarded millions by Government

A month after Redcar's blast furnace was relit, there's been another boost for steelmaking on Teesside.

The region has been awarded more than £7 million of Government funding - some of which will be put into the chemical industry at the nearby Wilton site.

Vince Cable MP visited the steelworks today and said the share at the blast furnace will go towards training staff and securing jobs.

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£1.4million to train SSI workers

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, is visiting the SSI steel plant on Teesside later today. He will announce a £1.4million pound grant which will be used to train 1,800 employees. The blast furnace was re-lit last month after being mothballed in 2010 with the loss of almost 1,000 jobs.