Jaguar Land Rover set to shed 1,000 jobs due to Brexit concerns

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 by Jonny Williamson

Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly planning to cut temporary jobs and productions due to Brexit concerns.

Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly planning to cut jobs and productions due to Brexit concerns – image courtesy of Depositphotos.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reportedly to cut 1,000 temporary contract workers at its plant in Solihull, ITV’s business editor revealed on social media earlier today (13 April).

A spokesperson for JLR said the firm regularly reviews its production schedules “to ensure market demand is balanced globally”.

The person added: “On Monday we will be cascading our 18/19 production plans for the next fiscal year to our workforce.

“We are however continuing to recruit large numbers of highly skilled engineers, graduates and apprentices as we are over-proportionally invest in new products and technologies.

“We also remain committed to our UK plants in which we have invested more than £4bn since 2010 to future proof manufacturing technologies to deliver new models.”

The reports come after JLR said in January it would slash production amid Brexit fears and the government’s change of heart on diesel cars. JLR revealed ‘temporary adjustments’ to production schedules at the firm’s Halewood plant.

Halewood is one of Tata-owned JLR’s three UK plants. The vehicle manufacturer will be particularly affected by government plans to hike vehicle excise duty on diesel cars in April – the fuel type 90% of its vehicles are powered by.

In January, JLR said: “Ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit is being felt by customers at home and in Europe.

“Concern around the future of petrol and diesel engines – and general global economic and political uncertainty – and it’s clear to see why the industry is seeing an impact on car sales.”

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