Hundreds of steel jobs in the Midlands at risk after Tata announcement

Hundreds of steel jobs in the Midlands are at risk with Europe's second largest steel producer Tata Steel expected to sell off its entire UK operation.

Six hundred people are employed at the company's site in Corby in Northamptonshire, with many more at various locations in the West Midlands, including Walsall and Wednesbury.

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Tata Steel to sell UK business

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Tata Steel is expected to sell its entire UK business, putting jobs at the company's site in Corby at risk.

The news comes as union leaders travelled to Mumbai where the Tata board met to discuss the company's loss-making UK business. They had been hoping Tata would agree to a turnaround plan to keep steelmaking at the Port Talbot plant in Wales, as well as other UK plants.

Thousands of jobs have been lost in the steel industry in the past year, with companies blaming cheap Chinese imports and high energy costs for the UK steel sector's demise.

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