Nearly three-quarters of UK firms say leaving the EU has affected them “very negatively”.
Garages are being forced to pass on increased parts prices to customers, with Brexit and Covid a double-edged sword against a backdrop of cost-of-living rises.
Manufacturers warn of ‘devastating price war’ on consumers if tariffs are enforced in 2024.
David Bailey examines the potential impact of new ‘rules of origin’ requirements for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) under the Brexit trade deal, arguing that tariffs on UK-EU BEV trade would be self-defeating when both the UK and the EU are trying to encourage a switch to electric vehicles in order to reach net zero.
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.
Shadow International Trade Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has written to Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch urging her to reach an agreement with Brussels. / Time is running out to strike a deal with Brussels over post-Brexit rules which could hamper British car exports, Labour warns today.
Brussels’ former Brexit chief urges collaboration on shared challenges and reflects on tumultuous talks.
Future of Vauxhall’s Luton plant in doubt over tariffs.
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.
Britain and the EU are holding negotiations over the issue but Brussels is expected to maintain a hardline until the autumn.
Britain should continue following EU car regulations to avoid extra costs for consumers, says the boss of Ford. / Tim Slatter's comments come as car manufacturers prepare for the first major review of Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU.
Failure to bolster the supply chains for electric cars, coupled with looming post-Brexit tariffs, could cost the UK’s car industry over £100bn in growth, a leading industry group has warned.
From NHS staff shortages to export woes, the effects of the 2016 vote are still being felt.
European car makers are calling for a three-year delay in post-Brexit trade rules around electric cars – warning of both a loss of production and a potential €4.3 billion (£3.7 billion) tariff hit.
Post-Brexit rules forcing European automakers to source more electric vehicle components from Britain or the EU could cost them up to 4.3 billion euros ($4.7 billion) in tariffs and hit output, a leading industry body said on Tuesday.
Vauxhall-maker warns Brexit may close its Luton plant as it marks production of 1.5million Vivaro vans 01/06/2023
Car maker, Stellantis, has warned that Brexit trade renegotiations may be needed for its Luton plant to survive.
Ministers were warned of the dangers of the EU trade deadline two years ago. Now, up to 200,000 jobs and £11bn worth of UK car exports could be in jeopardy.
Rules of origin force an increasing percentage of the value of an EV to be sourced from the UK or EU.
Where are all those Brexit benefits? 20/05/2023
Project Fear has become Project Reality—just look at Britain’s car industry.
Stellantis car manufacturers has urged the UK government to revisit elements of its Brexit deal with Europe, fearing the integrity of the British car industry supply chain and the future of the nation’s car industry.
British car factories will be forced to close with the loss of thousands of jobs if the UK government does not renegotiate its Brexit deal immediately, automaker Stellantis has warned.
UK car industry is facing ‘existential crisis’ as argument over EV Brexit deal rumbles on 19/05/2023
Expert warns of ‘existential crisis for UK car industry. / Government insists EV problems ‘can be resolved within’ Brexit deal. / From next year, 45 per cent of an EV’s value should originate in the UK or EU to qualify for tariff-free trade.
Jeremy Hunt has offered one of Britain’s biggest car manufacturers half a billion pounds in government subsidies not to go abroad to build a new electric battery “giga-factory”.