21 February 2024: The UK steel safeguards are due to expire in June 2024, and UK Steel's fact sheet explores why steel safeguards exist in the UK and why these should remain in place until June 2026. Steel safeguards remain necessary to shield the UK from rising global excess capacity and the inevitable trade diversion resulting from US Section 232 tariffs and the EU’s own safeguards.
Electric Arc Furnaces: The UK steel industry and the green transition
25 January 2024: EAF technology can produce all steel products and grades by managing the raw material mix, such as high-quality scrap, and mixing pig-iron or Direct Reduced Iron. This briefing below explores questions on G20 steelmaking, electric arc furnace products, and hydrogen-based steel production.
Steel Scrap: A strategic raw material for Net Zero steel
4 December 2023: The steel sector will undergo a radical transformation in the coming decades in the journey to Net Zero and scrap will be at the heart of it. Government has a key role to play in ensuring we future-proof industry’s access to scrap steel, improving the quality and availability of high grades, while taking responsibility for our environmental obligations. Steel is key for a sustainable world. Find out more here.
Industrial Competitiveness: Electricity prices faced by UK steelmakers
13 November 2023: After the two landmark declarations by UK steelmakers, Tata Steel and British Steel, that they will invest in electric arc furnace technology, competitive electricity prices become even more important. UK Steel welcomes the sector’s vision for new, modern steelmaking, but to maximise the value of these investments the industry will need affordable electricity supplies. Sustainable production has to include reasonable prices. Find out more here.
Essential policies Government can deliver for the UK steel sector
4 October 2023: The UK steel sector is at a critical crossroads and the next decade will determine its future. The next Government will have a real opportunity to enable the transformation and futureproofing of the sector by providing a competitive business environment and jumpstarting its decarbonisation journey. Find out more about the Uk government and their steel commitments here.
2 October 2023: UK Steel launches a new publication demonstrating the importance of steel within a resilient, low-carbon economy. Steel is a key driver of economic growth and supply chain resilience, central to the UK’s decarbonisation journey and the UK is in a prime position to lead green steelmaking as one of the largest scrap suppliers in the world. UK Steel showcase the impact and importance of steel to a global audience.
5 September 2023: The UK Steel Charter is a commitment that shows how you are changing procurement processes to include more UK-made steel and support the economy. This Charter enables government departments, devolved administrations, local authorities, and private organisations, to publicly signal their commitment to using UK steel in major projects, for a better economy, environment and future.
18 January 2023: An overview of the UK's steel manufacturing sites, products and value. The UK steel industry sets out a clear vision for Net Zero transition, securing green jobs and investment within the steel production space. To create a Net-Zero steel sector in the UK and meet Government targets, a new report from UK Steel calls for a renewed focus on establishing a positive policy environment for steelmaking in the UK.
July 2022: To create a Net Zero steel sector in the UK and meet Government targets, this report from UK Steel calls for a renewed focus on establishing a supportive business environment for steelmaking.