Brexit tariffs could close UK car factories 04/08/2023
One of the world’s biggest carmakers has warned it may be forced to close its UK factories if the government can’t renegotiate part of the Brexit deal with the EU.
The long term future of a major vehicle plant and 1,500 jobs could be put in jeopardy if part of the Brexit treaty is not renegotiated, its plant director has warned.
With 70 per cent of vans being exported into mainland Europe, tariffs could make the future of the plant unworkable.
New Brexit tariffs on electric car parts threaten the future of Vauxhall’s huge factory in Luton, the plant’s director has warned.
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Officials have been accused of been "asleep at the wheel" as looming new rules covering electric vehicles approach.
Rishi Sunak’s government is understood to be lobbying the EU to delay a change in manufacturing rules in the Brexit trade deal after Vauxhall’s parent company warned it could shut its UK factories.
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Rishi Sunak’s government is lobbying the EU to delay a change in manufacturing rules in the Brexit trade deal after the owner of Vauxhall warned it could shut its UK factories.
The UK is accused of being ‘asleep at the wheel’ when it comes to industrial policy around new electric car and battery tech.
The owner of the Ellesmere Port Vauxhall motor plant has warned it could close unless the Government renegotiates its Brexit trade deal with the EU.
One of the world's biggest carmakers has warned it may have to close UK factories if the government does not renegotiate the Brexit deal.
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