JLR To Halt Production In April

24 January 2019, 17:21

Jaguar Landrover

Car giant Jaguar Land Rover is halting production for an additional week due to potential disruption from Brexit.

The firm said production at its manufacturing sites will stop from April 8 to 12, shortly after the UK leaves the EU.

Jaguar Land Rover employs just under 39,000 workers at sites including Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, and Halewood on Merseyside.

The news follows an announcement earlier this month that JLR is to cut 4,500 jobs under plans to make £2.5 billion of cost savings.

Most of the cuts are expected to be in the UK, with a voluntary programme being launched.

In a statement to Capital - JLR said: "Today we have confirmed this year's holiday dates to employees across all sites.  As part of this, we have also confirmed that there will be an additional week of production stand-down 8th - 12th April due to potential Brexit disruption. "