The Chancellor came to announce that the Government will guarantee the concessionary fuel allowance for those affected during the restructure.
Along with local Sherwood MP Mark Spencer, he was shown the surface and underground operations by Chief Executive Kevin McCullough, Colliery General Manager Derek Main, Surface Manager Dave Lewis, Production Manager Ian Hunter and Supervisor John Carlin.
Derek Main said “We were privileged to welcome the Chancellor and show him what we do at the mine.
“It was a chance for us to show the important work we do in providing 40% of the UK’s electricity, keeping the country’s lights on and keeping UK energy bills down by using cheap coal.
“Everyone was pleased with the announcement as it will benefit many ex miners and their families”.