12 July 2024 #CEO Update

The massive investments announced in the past year to drive the UK auto sector’s zero emission transformation have given us fresh momentum – and they are just the latest chapter in a success story spanning more than a quarter century.

05 July 2024 #CEO Update

When the automotive sector succeeds, so does Britain. So as SMMT congratulates the Labour Party on its election victory, we look forward to working with the new government to implement its proposals which come at a pivotal moment for our

04 July 2024 #SMMT Job Vacancies

A new vacancy exists for a Technical Manager – Type Approval to support the Technical Team in the specialist areas of Type Approval and Passive Safety. PURPOSE OF POST: To lead as SMMT technical specialist on Type Approval and Passive

21 June 2024 #CEO Update

There could be few more timely SMMT International Automotive Summits than this year’s iteration, as the UK industry’s flagship event focussed on global competitiveness comes little more than a week before Britain goes to the polls. With the formation of

17 June 2024 #SMMT Job Vacancies

A new fixed term vacancy exists within the PPVL department for Junior Policy Officer for a Graduate Internship. The placement will last 12 months, with a flexible start date around September depending on the availability of the candidate. PURPOSE OF

14 June 2024 #CEO Update

With all major UK political parties now having set out their stall for the general election in three weeks’ time, whoever forms the next government must find a long-term strategy that supports our world leading automotive manufacturing base and vibrant

31 May 2024 #CEO Update

A major transition in the UK’s automotive factories is underway with manufacturers retooling to build the very latest and greenest models. New SMMT figures published this week reflect that journey, with an expected downturn in output volumes as production lines are repurposed

24 May 2024 #CEO Update

With the country set for the twists and turns of a long-awaited election, planning for a sustainable and competitive future, one in which the UK can lead, must be a top priority for any incoming government. A thriving automotive industry

17 May 2024 #CEO Update

Getting a greener Britain moving means getting the full spectrum of jobs that society and economy needs delivered by zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). From the household car and business van to whole fleets of trucks and buses, the entire road


UK’s rollout of new buses, coaches and minibuses accelerates in first quarter, surging 74.6%. Minibus demand more than doubles, while single and double decker uptake rises 33.6% and 70.0% respectively. Zero emission demand rises by 22.9%, boosting access to mass

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