1949: Iron and Steel Act was implemented by a post war Labour government.
1967 Iron & Steel Act the created the BSC - this was formed by privatising the 14 largest steel companies that accounted for ~90% of steel output.
Ebbw Vale converter shop and blast furnaces were closed in 1975; hot strip mill was closed in 1977.
British Steel direct reduction plant was installed in Hunterston, Scotland in 1980 - but never commenced operation because low cost price assumptions concerning future North Sea natural gas proved unfounded. The facility was later dismantled and relocated in 1997 to Mobile, Alabama, USA.
1980: Corby Steel works [producing iron and steel as well tube - originally named the Stewarts & Lloyds Works, with origins in the 1930s] closed its iron and steelmaking in 1980 and 1981, although tube making (as at mid-2011) continues.
1980: Five major remaining BSC steelmaking sites are Port Talbot, Llanwern, Ravenscraig, Scunthorpe and Teesside.
1984: United Engineering Steels brought together four BSC Sheffield plants with GKN's Brymbo Works as a 69:31 BSC:GKN owned venture.
1984: Tuscaloosa Steel was a joint venture of British Steel, Tippins, O'Neal Steel and American Cast Iron Pipe Company. The Steckel mill facility originally purchased slab from British Steel. Following investment in new EAF furnaces Tuscaloosa sourced significant DRI from Mobile DRI, a Tuscaloosa Steel subsidiary located 200
miles to the south.
1984: Phoenix 3 involved net asset contributions of ~71% from JFB (Johnson and Firth Brown) and ~29% from BSC.
1991: Electrical steel jv with SAAB was called European Electrical Steel. British Steel had a 75% equity stake.
1992: Avesta Sheffield was also the second largest stainless steel producer in the world at this time, behind Usinor Sacilor of France. British Steel had a 40% stake in the newly formed venture.
1994: Trico was a flat rolled steel mini-mill completed in 1997. LTV had a 50% interest, Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd. and British Steel plc owned 25% each.
2001: Hot rolling mills and cold-reversing and continuous hot dip galvanising lines were maintained at Llanwern after closure of steelmaking, and remain in placed as at mid-2011.
2005: The Teesside Cast Products (TCP) Consortium partners included Marcegaglia, Dongkuk, Duferco and Ternium.