Jul 29, 2019

Vauxhall owner could move Astra production 'from UK'

The chief executive of Vauxhall-owner PSA says it could move all production from its Ellesmere Port factory if Brexit makes it unprofitable. The Confederation of British Industry has warned the government that neither the UK or EU is ready for a no-deal Brexit. The car industry lobby group, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders warned on Friday that "No deal Brexit is simply not an option." Vauxhall did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the BBC. Car production has been falling in the UK over the past year, amid increasing pleas from the industry for a Brexit deal. Japanese car producers, including Nissan, have said that Brexit uncertainty is not helping them "Plan for the future".

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