UK industry warns government to act on soaring gas prices

A frustrated UK manufacturing sector is warning of production shutdowns because of soaring gas prices.

Energy intensive industries such as steel, glass and ceramics have accused the British government of doing nothing to help.

They’re contending with gas prices around five times what they were six months ago.

During interviews on Sunday, the UK business secretary wouldn’t commit to supporting industry through the crisis.

A cap on consumer bills has seen several British energy firms go bust in recent weeks.