UK Tata Steel to cut 3,000 jobs in ‘severe’ market

Tata Steel is set to cut 3,000 jobs in Europe. The Indian-owned company says issues of global oversupply and stagnant EU demand have been “compounded by trade conflicts which have turned the European market into a dumping ground for the world’s excess steel capacity”. The announcement comes two months after the steel giant said it planned to shutter two UK operations, jeopardising 400 jobs. In May, the EU blocked a merger between Tata Steel and German rival Thyssenkrupp.


The only way to stop the catastrophe of a no-deal Brexit? Revoke article 50 -Jonathan Lis

The time for tinkering around the edges is over – MPs should vote for revocation in the autumn, followed by a referendum//By JONATHAN LIS

UK Government admits failing on apprenticeships — ukgovernmentwatch

Gordon Marsden MP, Labour’s Shadow HE, FE and Skills Minister, responding to Richard Harrington admitting that the government’s apprenticeship policy is failing, said: “The government’s handling of the apprenticeship levy has been utterly shambolic from the start. “A large number of businesses are failing to engage with the government’s flagship apprenticeships and skills policy.