Our economic revival will be built on steel, says Make UK boss

By Stephen Phipson Make Uk8 days ago

Why does steel hold such an important attachment in the public eye in a way that other industries and sectors don't?

Why does it matter so much for the rest of the economy, and what does the future hold?

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In plain numbers it employs around 33,000 people directly and a further 42,000 people in the supply chain.

These jobs are highly skilled, with the average salary almost a third above the average national salary overall.

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In the 'Red Wall' areas of Wales and Yorkshire & Humber the salaries are almost half above the regional average.

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