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Government issues guidance to boost British steel

The SSI steelworks in Redcar closed following the collapse of SSI UK Photo: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Government has issued new guidelines to encourage companies working in the public sector to buy British steel.

The Cabinet Office has said it wants to create a more level playing field for British companies.

Meanwhile, £7.3 million has been released by the Government to the SSI taskforce. It is the first part of the £50 million package to fund the re-training of former steel workers who lost their jobs following the closure of the SSI steelworks in Redcar.

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