08 March 2024 #SMMT Job Vacancies

A vacancy now exists for an Economist in the Public Policy and Vehicle Legislation (PPVL) department. PURPOSE OF POST: To monitor, analyse, report and advise on economic, fiscal and market developments affecting the automotive industry in the UK and globally

29 February 2024 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK CV production rises 26.9% in January in best start to a year since 2008. Production for export up 49.8%, while output for the UK declines -4.0%. Exports drive growth, with nearly seven in 10 (67.8%) CVs built for international

20 January 2024 #Registrations #SMMT News

Grey is Britain’s most popular new car colour for the sixth consecutive year, topping half a million registrations. Black and white complete trio of best-selling colours, marking sixth year of an identical monochrome podium. Green cars reach highest share of

05 January 2024 #CEO Update

A happy start to the New Year was delivered by the latest annual vehicle registration figures, out today, which reveal that the new car market in 2023 had its best year since the pandemic. December’s strong performance wrapped up 17

22 December 2023 #CEO Update

Yesterday’s landmark UK-EU resolution to defer unattainable rules of origin for electric vehicles may have come at the eleventh hour, but it is a much anticipated Christmas present. In a unanimous vote for common sense, the agreement will ensure EVs

15 December 2023 #CEO Update

As the season’s festivities get underway, some outstanding issues remain before the automotive industry can call time on 2023. Last week we took a collective breath as the European Commission proposed to extend the current EU-UK trade rules governing EVs

08 December 2023 #CEO Update

After a lengthy period of campaigning for a solution to the challenge of tougher UK-EU rules of origin on EVs, this week delivered a breakthrough as the European Commission responded with a proposal that would edge our respective automotive industries

28 November 2023 #SMMT News

Automotive Council commits to increasing the proportion of women in its workforce to 30% by end of decade, with improvement critical to success. Pledge comes as Council launches best practice guide, Shifting Gears: How to better recruit and retain women in the UK automotive sector, in bid to

24 November 2023 #CEO Update

UK Automotive’s attention was firmly on the Chancellor this week as he unveiled his much anticipated Autumn Statement with its plans for economic growth. Those plans follow last Friday’s £4.5 billion announcement for advanced manufacturing, over £2 billion of which

17 November 2023 #CEO Update

The latest quarterly heavy commercial vehicle registration figures added some warmth and a sense of optimism to an autumnal week, with both the goods and passenger vehicle sectors posting impressive growth. The all-important HGV sector notched up its sixth consecutive

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