Britain’s biggest construction companies refuse to help the beleaguered steel industry

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The Charter for Sustainable British Steel, which encourages companies to use high-quality British steel wherever possible is backed by both Labour and T...

The Charter for Sustainable British Steel, which encourages companies to use high-quality British steel wherever possible is backed by both Labour and Tory MPs but six of the biggest construction companies in the UK - Willmott Dixon, Wates, Mace, Interserve, Kier and BAM Construction - are stalling on signing up.

The majority of the construction companies involved have benefitted from lucrative tax payer-funded building contracts yet they don't seem willing to commit to buying British steel.

There’s a Save our Steel campaign to help the failing industry by helping to cut costs for steel manufacturers, block cheap Chinese imports and encouraging UK firms to buy British. This is all in light of more than 4000 jobs being lost in the steel industry over the past four months.

Each company is giving differing statements as to why they’re not signing the charter, some are keen to support the local supply-chain but can’t commit to the charter in its current form.

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