Government offers £80m support package for SSI steel workers

Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by Callum Bentley

The Government has announced a package worth up to £80 million to support people who have lost their jobs as a result of the mothballing of SSI’s Redcar plant and invest in the future of the Tees Valley economy.

According to press release issued today by the Office of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), full details of the package are being worked through and discussed with local stakeholders.

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The package includes: Funding for affected workers to train at local further education colleges and tailored support for them via Jobcentre Plus…

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