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Brexit: UK car production plunges amid ‘untold damage’ of EU leave date chaos

April manufacturing fell 44.5% as factories shut down for an EU exit that never came

  • Rob Davies
  • The Guardian

Car production plunged by nearly half in April as factories shut down to prepare for a Brexit date that never came, prompting renewed anguish from the UK motor industry at the “untold damage” done by prolonged uncertainty.

In a slump that the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) described as “extraordinary”, 70,971 vehicles rolled off the production lines in April, down 44.5% from 127,970 in the same month of last year.

Labour said the…

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