Commenting on an announcement regarding operations and investment at Liberty Steel in South Yorkshire, Mayor of South Yorkshire Dan Jarvis, said: “This is a welcome announcement for the steel industry and South Yorkshire, which will get operations up and running at two key sites in our region.

“Steel is a strategic sector for the UK economy and with the right support can have a bright future – providing good jobs and prosperity with the transition to green steel.

“That’s why we need industry, government and trade unions to continue working together to safeguard steel’s future, protecting jobs and businesses in the supply chain for the long-term.”