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Steel giant Tata cuts 900 jobs

Steel company Tata is cutting 900 jobs and closing twelve sites under plans to improve competitiveness, the firm announced now.

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Welsh Government: Tata announcement a 'massive blow'

A Welsh Government spokesman said today's announcement was "very disappointing news" and "a massive blow" that shows the very real challenges faced by the manufacturing sector.

This is very disappointing news, and a massive blow to those who will be losing their jobs.

Tata's decision reflects the serious and ongoing challenges faced by manufacturing industries during these very difficult economic times. In addition to these challenges, it is clear that high energy costs and uncertainty over UK Government energy policy are having a significant impact on business investment decisions.

The UK Government must now deliver quickly on its commitment on a fit for purpose support package to compensate energy intensive industries for the impacts of energy and climate change policies and help ensure they are able to compete internationally.

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