Feb 19, 2019

Honda confirms Swindon car plant closure

Honda has confirmed it will close its Swindon car plant in 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. Honda said the move was due to global changes in the car industry and the need to launch electric vehicles and had nothing to do with Brexit. "Ian Howells, senior vice-president for Honda in Europe, told the BBC:"We're seeing unprecedented change in the industry on a global scale. "We've always seen Brexit as something we'll get through, but these changes globally are something we will have to respond to we deeply regret the impact it will have on the Swindon community." The EU and Japan recently struck a trade deal which lowers tariffs on both parties' car exports to zero.

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