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30 April 2019 #CV Show #Event News #LCVs #SMMT News

The extent British businesses depend on vans is revealed today by new research published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and management and technology consultancy, BearingPoint. Without a van, 3.4 million people – 10% of the UK’s workforce – would not be able to do their jobs, with an estimated 500,000 driving one as their main role.The report, Light Commercial Vehicles: Delivering for the UK Economy, highlights for the first time the vast economic and social contribution made by the 3.4 million UK van users and employees of businesses that depend on them.

07 March 2019 #Event News #SMMT News

New Armed Forces initiative, Mission Automotive, helps ex-military talent into new careers and plugs vital

27 November 2018 #Europe #Event News #SMMT News #TNB News

Three quarters of UK automotive firms warn of ‘no-deal’ Brexit catastrophe, finds new industry survey.
Half already hit by uncertainty, with one in five having lost business and a third cancelling or postponing UK investment decisions.
Impact on profitability, ability to win overseas business, investment in UK operations and workforce cuts cited as biggest ‘no deal’ concerns.
Withdrawal agreement offers breathing space to negotiate ambitious future relationship and frictionless trade – essential to safeguard UK automotive industry and jobs.

Regional Forum

As threat of ‘no-deal’ continues, SMMT launches new Brexit Readiness Programme to help safeguard UK’s automotive supply chain as cliff-edge looms.
Initiative highlights contingency planning minefield, with changes to regulations, onerous customs processes, tariffs and restricted access to talent among complex challenges facing industry.
UK Automotive repeats call for orderly withdrawal and transition as risk to auto suppliers highlighted at SMMT Regional Forum Midlands.

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