Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Newport, Stocksbridge, Rotherham and Brinsworth
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.10 - Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys

354 - 355 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 January 2020
Employment effect (start)
9 January 2020
Foreseen end date


Liberty Steel, a global steel manufacturer and distributor, headquartered in the UK, has announced plans to cut 354 jobs. The redundancies will affect 250 workers in Stocksbridge, 17 in Rotherham and 15 at Brinsworth in South Yorkshire, and 72 in Newport. The consultations with employees and their trade unions have already started. A representative of the Liberty House Group stated that the company is challenged by the global conditions in the steel industry and the fall in demand for steel. He added that the company offered voluntary redundancy to the workers affected by the restructuring.

A representative of Community, the steelworkers’ union said that the news was disturbing and called on the government to meet with employers and trade unions to discuss how the industry can be supported.



Eurofound (2020), Liberty Steel , Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 99715, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99715.