Jaguar halt production for another week amid Brexit disruption

Jaguar Land Rover have said there will be an additional week-long stand-down of production in April due to the potential disruption caused by Brexit, affecting all three car plants and its engine plant.

Earlier this month Jaguar Land Rover said it would be cutting 4,500 jobs, while other big car manufacturers have also been forced into contingency plans, with BMW having brought forward a routine one-month shutdown at Oxford's Mini plant to April 2019 to reduce any "possible short-term parts-supply disruption".

The additional week-long pause comes hot on the heels of Airbus issuing a stark warning that a no deal Brexit could see the company move future investments out of the UK. Airbus employs 14,000 people directly and supports 110,000 jobs across the UK.

Commenting, Best for Britain supporter Jo Stevens MP said: 

"Following the pausing of production in October for a fortnight and the announcement of 4500 job cuts earlier this month, this is more terrible news for the hardworking staff at Jaguar Land Rover.

"Brexit is bringing the shutters down on production at the jewel in the crown of UK manufacturing. This has to stop. It's time the government got a grip and started backing business, not Brexit."