Tata Steel to 'sell off failing UK business'

Tata Steel has announced plans to sell off its failing UK business, which has been hit by rising costs and an over-supply in the market. Tata employs over 1,000 workers in the region.

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Shadow Chancellor: the government must act swiftly on Tata

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says the government needs to act immediately to take a public stake in the steel sector in the wake of Tata's decision to sell off its UK businesses.

He says we need to work with our European partners to protect against the dumping of Chinese steel on the international market as part of a long term strategy to make the UK market viable.

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