Jan 24, 2019

Brexit: Jaguar Land Rover extends shutdown over no-deal fears

Jaguar Land Rover is to extend its annual April shutdown in car production because of uncertainties around Brexit. "There will be an additional week of production stand-down... due to potential Brexit disruption," JLR said in a statement. The company, which is cutting jobs because of a steep fall in sales, has previously warned about the impact of Brexit on its ability to source just-in-time components from mainland Europe. BMW is already planning to close its plant near Oxford for a month after Brexit, while Honda is planning a six-day closure. After Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan was defeated in Parliament last week, fears have grown among some businesses of a no-deal exit.

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