Government refusal to link carbon market to EU’s has led to higher cost for British businesses.
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Unite's national officer for steel said the government needed to explain why the EU had a deal but the UK did not.
A government body has recommended that protections inherited from the EU to protect UK steel producers are ended.
Sector faces glut of cheap imports because of recommendation that EU protections should not be renewed.
The trade body UK Steel shared the figures with the Mirror amid growing concerns about the consequences of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with Brussels.
Some steel products could face post-Brexit taxes within months, the sector has warned.
‘The number one priority is to secure a withdrawal agreement as soon as possible, ending this uncertainty and avoiding the turmoil of a no-deal Brexit,’ says Gareth Stace of UK Steel