BMW city plant could be hit by customs delays which ‘would threaten 850,000 around industry’
UP to 850,000 jobs are at risk in the automotive chain – including those at BMW’s Birmingham hub – say car manufacturers after the German giant was the latest to issue a stern warning it may pull out of the UK after Brexit.
Time is ‘running out’ for the UK to strike a deal to allow the British car industry to survive, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which represents car makers in the UK.
BMW this week warned a hard Brexit would mean customs delays and this critical supply disruption is likely to force them to close plants across the UK, including the engine manufacturing facility at Hams Hall.
Society chief executive Mike Hawes said: “There is growing frustration in global boardrooms at the slow pace of negotiations.”
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