British Glass member Ardagh hosted a business minister at its Doncaster, UK glassworks to discuss the impact of escalating energy prices on the glass industry.

Ed Miliband, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) spoke with representatives from Ardagh and British Glass to consider the ongoing issues and lasting effects of the crisis.

Nick Kirk, Technical Director at British Glass, said: “Glass manufacturers and other energy intensive industries have been dealing with the burden of extortionately high prices for far too long and with no action, support or intervention from government in sight.

“Our industry continues to suffer and face the real possibility of impacting the food & drink and construction supply chains.

“We hope that following [this] meeting, the Government will address our concerns and the pressing need for action to resolve the crisis.”

British Glass provided the minister with questions to be raised in parliament to address the lack of action from government in responding to the crisis.

Mr Miliband, the MP for Doncaster North, said: “We need serious leadership to solve the energy crisis facing families and firms, but instead of action, companies and workers in communities across the North and Midlands are being sold out.”