The UK parliamentary constituencies most at risk from Donald Trump’s steel tariffs have been revealed in new analysis.
Trump protectionist administration has slapped a 25 per cent tariff on steel and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminium, citing national security interests.
Britain’s steel industry directly contributes £2 billion to the economy every year, official figures show.
In total, more than a billion pounds are paid in wages to steelworkers across the country each year.
That adds up to more than £230m paid to the exchequer in tax and national insurance contributions.
The constituency most at risk is Aberavon, where 4,200 people work in the steel industry.
Scunthorpe [3,060] has the second most number of steel jobs, followed by Newport East [1,250].
Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said: “These figures hammer home the potential harm of Donald Trump’s tariffs.
“The UK has more than 30,000 steel jobs. These tariffs could have a devastating impact on jobs, steel communities and the wider UK economy.
“This Government needs to stand up for our steel industry and UK manufacturing, not leave us at the whim of a protectionist President who will only ever put America first.”
The full top ten is as follows:
|Employment||Earnings, and income tax plus NI payments|
|Parliamentary constituency 2010||Total||Total earnings contribution||Tax payments|
|Sheffield South East||865||£28,563,820||£6,214,404|
|Cardiff South and Penarth||850||£28,983,800||£6,399,538|
|Alyn and Deeside||840||£28,798,720||£6,374,139|
|Penistone and Stocksbridge||810||£27,854,480||£6,173,463|