Synopsis: The UK and Welsh governments are working together to establish a Transition Board in Port Talbot, addressing the potential loss of 3,000 steel jobs due to Tata Steel's transition to low-CO₂ steelmaking. The Board will focus on supporting affected individuals, businesses, and communities, with an investment of up to £100 million for skills and regeneration programs. This move reflects a cooperative approach to tackling the crisis, diverging from the Welsh Government's exclusion from post-Brexit regional aid distribution.Article: In a united effort to address the impending loss of approximately 3,000 steel jobs in Port Talbot due to Tata Steel's transition to low-CO₂ steelmaking, the UK and Welsh governments are jointly establishing a Transition Board. This collaborative approach marks a significant departure from the exclusion of the Welsh Government in the distribution of post-Brexit regional aid.Tata Steel had previously unveiled plans to invest £1.25 billion, including a UK Government grant worth up to £500 million, to enable greener steel production in Port Talbot.The newly formed Transition Board's primary goal is to provide support to the individuals, businesses, and communities directly affected by this transition. It will have access to a substantial sum of up to £100 million for investment in skills and regeneration programs for the local area.Approximately 3,000 jobs are expected to be lost as a result of the transition, affecting Tata's 8,000-strong workforce in the UK. The transition involves a shift from coal-powered blast furnaces to less labor-intensive electric arc furnaces (EAF), and unions are striving to prevent compulsory redundancies.The inaugural meeting of the Tata Steel/Port Talbot Transition Board took place on October 19, where its terms of reference, ways of working, and board membership were agreed upon. Both the company and the UK Government's Department for Business and Trade will oversee the investment in low-CO₂ steelmaking at the Port Talbot facility.The Transition Board's mission extends to providing immediate support to those directly impacted by the transition, businesses, and local communities. Additionally, it will formulate a comprehensive plan for local regeneration and economic growth over the next decade.The Transition Board's leadership comprises David TC Davies, Secretary of State for Wales, as the Chair, with Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Government's Economy Minister, and Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, as deputy chairs. The board's members include key figures such as Henrik Adam, Chair of Tata Steel UK; Rajesh Nair, Chief Executive Officer of Tata Steel UK; Cllr Steve Hunt, Leader of Neath Port Talbot council; and Stephen Kinnock, the Labour MP for Aberavon. Representatives from trade unions are also part of the board.Central to this collaborative effort is the belief that steel will continue to play a central role in the region's economic development. The prospect of manufacturing green steel and exploring new market opportunities excites stakeholders, offering the potential for well-paid and sustainable jobs.The next meeting of the Transition Board is scheduled for November.Conclusion: The collaborative endeavor between the UK and Welsh governments to establish a Transition Board in Port Talbot reflects a united front in addressing the potential loss of 3,000 steel jobs due to Tata Steel's shift to low-CO₂ steelmaking. This cooperative approach prioritizes support for affected individuals, businesses, and communities, with a substantial investment in skills and regeneration programs. The transition represents a significant shift in response to the crisis, moving away from the exclusion of the Welsh Government from post-Brexit regional aid distribution.