John’s response to the news that HMRC has issued a winding-up petition against the speciality steels division of Liberty Steel:

John said: “This news is deeply unsettling for workers in Rotherham who again face huge uncertainty about their future.

“HMRC’s winding up petition raises serious concerns about Liberty’s steel making future in South Yorkshire.

“I intend to hold the company to their pledge today that this announcement will have ‘No immediate impact on our businesses or employees’

I will continue to work with other steel MPs to meet with ministers about the government action needed to support our UK steel industry.”