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SMMT Response to Ellesmere Port announcement

06 July 2021 #SMMT News

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said

The announcement today of new investment into electric vehicle production in Ellesmere Port is further good news for the automotive sector, closely following the announcement last week in Sunderland. This is a major boost for the plant, the workforce and the region which has been operating under uncertainty for a number of years. The positive decision is testament to the commitment of everyone involved but also underscores the importance of securing a deal with the EU, without which local competitiveness would have been undermined. Maintaining the UK as an attractive destination for investment is a constant process and government and industry must continue to work together to avoid unnecessary costs.

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