Apr 13, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover to shed 1,000 contract staff

Jaguar Land Rover says it will not be renewing the contracts of 1,000 temporary workers at two factories. The UK's biggest carmaker blamed the "Continuing headwinds" affecting the car industry for the move. Earlier this year, it said it would cut production amid uncertainty over Brexit and changes to taxes on diesel cars. Jaguar sales are down 26% so far this year, compared with last year, while demand for Land Rovers in the UK is down 20%. Last year, global sales hit a record, but the company acknowledged that the UK market was "Tough". Diesel registrations overall in the UK industry have plunged, down a third compared with January to March 2017.

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