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9,500 steel jobs across Yorkshire and also the Humber in danger Magazine

Exclusive figures from GMB, the steel workers union, show Donald Trumps’ tariffs threaten 34,000 UK steel jobs.

Yorkshire and the Humber, often around 9,500 jobs hit, while?East Midlands job losses would be the reason for yet another 1,850.

The protectionist Trump administration has slapped a 25% tariff on steel plus a 10% tariff on aluminium, citing national security interests.

In total, more than a billion pounds are paid in wages to steelworkers around the world on a yearly basis.

That results in in excess of 230m paid to your exchequer in tax and national insurance contributions.

The levies have at the moment been imposed to the EU, Canada and Mexico, after they were previously granted exemptions.

GMB’s 101st?annual congress takes place working in brighton from June 4 C 6.

Jude Brimble, GMB National Secretary, says:”The Government must act urgently to defend the livelihoods of more than 30,000 steel workers.

“It’s clear that Donald Trump’s tariffs may devastating impact on steel communities additionally, the wider UK economy.

“It’s time that Ministers stood up with the steel industry and UK manufacturing, an excellent President which will only put America first.”

Employment Earnings, and tax plus NI payments
Region 2452 : Casting of steel 241 : Creation of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys 242 : Production of tubes, pipes, hollow profiles and related fittings, of steel 243 : Output of other products of first processing of steel Total Total earnings contribution Tax payments
Great Britain 2,250 21,000 8,000 3,000 34,250 1,092,424,000 233,718,890
Yorks and Humber 700 7,000 1,000 800 9,500 311,121,000 67,423,260
Wales 50 8,000 600 600 9,250 309,727,000 67,822,850
West Midlands 400 1,500 1,500 900 4,300 128,871,900 26,693,484
North West 700 1,000 800 500 3,000 90,803,000 18,908,920
North East 10 1,500 700 125 2,335 74,743,180 16,019,260
East Midlands 125 450 1,250 30 1,855 54,800,590 11,261,317
South East 200 1,000 500 40 1,740 55,448,920 11,857,791
South West 75 300 600 100 1,075 31,879,600 6,565,091
East 20 250 350 25 645 19,601,410 4,090,623
Scotland 50 75 500 10 635 18,246,455 3,690,864
London 5 50 50 0 105 3,264,590 689,487

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