Transition Board launches information hub and sets out five priorities

29 May 2024

The Board received an update from Tata Steel UK on their decarbonisation project, including how the company intends to support those affected.

The Board also discussed the existing support available allowing any gaps to be filled with bespoke services. An action plan detailing the work of the Transition Board and an update on the work of the sub-groups and working groups was presented.

This is a hub for information and support services available to those affected by Tata Steel UK’s proposed changes.

The Board was attended by Rt. Hon David TC Davies, Secretary of State for Wales, Jeremy Miles MS, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language, and RT Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Also, attendance included Alan Mak MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State jointly in the Department for Business and Trade and the Cabinet Office; Henrik Adam, Chair of Tata Steel UK; Rajesh Nair, Chief Executive Officer of Tata Steel UK; Cllr Steve Hunt, Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council; Chief Executive Officer for Neath Port Talbot Council Karen Jones; Stephen Kinnock, MP for Aberavon; David Rees, MS for Aberavon; Tom Giffard MS and Luke Fletcher MS for South Wales West.

The Board was joined by one of its independent members, Sarah Williams-Gardener.

Representatives from the trade unions also attended: Rob Edwards, Regional Secretary for Community Union; Alun Davies, National Officer for Steel & Metals for Community Union; Tom Hoyles, Politics, Press and Research for GMB Wales & South West; and Jason Bartlett, Regional Officer of Unite
Wales.

The board:
Chair:
David TC Davies, Secretary of State for Wales

Deputy Chairs:
Jeremy Miles, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language,
Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up

UK Government:
Alan Mak MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State jointly in the Department for Business and Trade and the Cabinet Office

Tata Steel:
Henrik Adam, Chair of Tata Steel UK;
Rajesh Nair, Chief Executive Officer of Tata Steel UK

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council:
Karen Jones, CEO
Cllr Steve Hunt, Leader

Member of Parliament:
Stephen Kinnock, MP for Aberavon

Member of the Senedd:
David Rees, MS for Aberavon.

Independent business members:
Anne Jessopp CBE, Royal Mint;
Sarah Williams-Gardener, FinTech Wales;
Katherine Bennett CBE.
 

About Tata Steel UK

The Tata Steel Group has been named one of the most ethical companies in the world, and is among the top producing global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes.
Tata Steel in the UK has the ambition to produce net-zero steel by 2045 at the latest, and to have reduced 30% of its CO2 emissions by 2030.
Tata Steel is the largest steelmaker in the UK with primary steelmaking at Port Talbot in South Wales supporting manufacturing and distribution operations at sites across Wales, England and Northern Ireland as well as Norway, Sweden, France and Germany. It also benefits from a network of international sales offices around the world.
Tata Steel employs more than 8,000 people and has an annual crude steel capacity of 5 million tonnes, supplying high-quality steel products to demanding markets, including construction and infrastructure, automotive, packaging and engineering.
Tata Steel Group is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and a commercial presence across the world.

 

Source:tatasteeleurope.com