Scope of the inquiry
The BEIS Committee’s short inquiry on the Future of Steel in the UK will follow up on issues raised during the Committee’s Sector Deals report and follows the recent liquidation of British Steel and concerns about the potential impact of Brexit on the future health of the steel industry.
As part of this inquiry, the Committee expects to hold public evidence sessions with Greybull Capital, the trade union Community, Tata, Liberty, Celsa and UK Steel, and the Secretary of State Rt Hon Greg Clark MP.
The first evidence hearing, with Marc Meyohas of Greybull Capital, is scheduled to take place on the morning of Wednesday 26 June. A second evidence hearing is expected to take place in mid-July.
The inquiry will examine:
- The role of Greybull Capital and other owners in supporting the UK steel industry as a whole
- The performance of Government in supporting the competitiveness of the UK steel industry through a sector deal and other policies
- The impact of Brexit, with or without a withdrawal agreement, for the steel sector