Businesses and unions call on government to safeguard gas supplies

Businesses and unions claim low gas supplies is harming jobs Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Businesses and unions are calling for government intervention to protect industries from gas shortages.

The British Chamber of Commerce, the TUC and the British Ceramic Confederation are claiming that gas shortages are harming jobs and investment.

Dr Adam Marshall, British Chamber of Commerce, said: "Large-scale investment in plant is often dependent on stability and having confidence in the future. How can these industries be expected to create jobs and wealth if there are serious concerns about the fuel on which they depend?"