21 December 2018 #CEO Update

Manufacturing figures for November were released this week, showing a significant -19.6% drop in UK production compared with the same month last year, driven primarily by a reduction in cars built for export abroad but exacerbated by declining consumer and

14 December 2018 #CEO Update

For much of the latter part of the year, every week has been seen as a ‘crunch’ week in the progress of Brexit negotiations, with tough decisions needing to be made and the stakes getting ever higher. Without consensus in

07 December 2018 #CEO Update

It has been a tumultuous year for new car registrations, with many factors conspiring to depress the market at a time when it needs stability. But we have reason to be confident despite the declining registration figures, because the range

05 December 2018 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car market down -3.0% in November to 158,639 units, reflecting uncertainty, falling consumer confidence and supply constraints. Growth for petrol and alternatively fuelled vehicles fails to offset further fall in diesel demand. Year-to-date more than 2.2 million new

30 November 2018 #Uncategorised

This week SMMT brought together 10 companies on the UK pavilion at Automechanika Shanghai. With an estimated 140,000 visitors coming along to the show, Automechanika has once again proven to be a busy and successful event for the UK delegates.

30 November 2018 #CEO Update

We released the results of a survey of our members this week that showed three-quarters of UK automotive businesses warning that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit will threaten their future viability. Half of respondents said they had already been hit by uncertainty

23 November 2018 #Uncategorised

SMMT and the Advanced Propulsion Centre are taking a group to China from 9-16 January 2019 for the EV100 conference and a programme of calls on Chinese OEMs and automotive companies. A limited number of travel grants are available –

23 November 2018 #CEO Update

Nothing concentrates the mind like a deadline – after an erratic 18 months of speeches, positioning and negotiation since Article 50 was invoked and the UK gave notice of its intention to leave the European Union, recent weeks have seen the developments come thick

16 November 2018 #Uncategorised

The Department for International Trade and SMMT are set to host a joint networking reception at the CES Las Vegas show on Wednesday 9 January from 4.30-6.30pm* and all UK companies at the show are invited to attend. The time

16 November 2018 #CEO Update

Whatever you might think of the withdrawal agreement that the Prime Minister and her team have negotiated, that we finally have progress and a proposal to avoid the devastating consequences of a no-deal Brexit following more than 18 months of

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