11 July 2019 #Europe #SMMT News

UK automotive industry puts the record straight on ‘no deal’ Brexit impact, as Parliament debates the meaningful vote.

Many commentators and politicians cite the automotive industry in Brexit discussions so, as Parliament debates the meaningful vote, the SMMT has published a clear rebuttal of some of the many arguments that have been used about the sector in recent years.

The clock is ticking down to 29 March and automotive businesses are in paralysis. The industry has been consistent and united – a ‘no deal’ Brexit would have a devastating impact on the sector and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports.

25 June 2019 #Europe #SMMT News

Securing a Brexit deal to protect Britain’s biggest exporter must be next leader’s top priority, urges SMMT, as first-ever UK auto trade report highlights importance of £101bn trading powerhouse.1
New calculations reveal potential £50,000-a-minute cost of hard Brexit border delays to UK automotive manufacturers.
Loss of Automotive would force UK out of Top 10 global exporter rankings behind Belgium, Mexico, Canada and Russia.

11 April 2019 #Europe #SMMT News

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive While we’ve avoided a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Friday, it

UK world’s number one location for mass-market potential of connected and autonomous vehicles, with £62bn annual economic opportunity by 2030, finds new report. Massive safety benefits as driver assistance and self-driving tech could prevent 47,000 serious accidents and save 3,900 lives over next decade. Lifestyle boost for commuters as greater productivity and faster journeys give drivers back full working week every year.

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