Peers and MPs call on government to support UK automotive

13 July 2011 #SMMT News

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers will today publish a report calling on government to support UK automotive to ensure industry achieves its potential as a significant driver of growth.

The report, Driving growth: Future challenges and opportunities for UK automotive, is based on the discussions of the All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group (APMG) with parliamentarians, ministers, officials, industry representatives and trade unions over the last year.

The report looks at the challenges and opportunities facing the UK automotive industry including investment, low-carbon technology, skills and growth.

“SMMT welcomes the group’s report and the focus it brings to the contribution made by the automotive industry to growth in the UK economy,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Parliamentarians from both houses recognise the importance of the sector and the challenges it faces and are committed to working with industry to help realise the global opportunities that increased investment in R&D, skills and capital equipment offers.”


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