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Jaguar boss: Brexit threatens UK plants, £80bn investment

by Purvai Dua
5th Jul 18 9:35 am

‘Urgently need greater certainty’

Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has warned that a “hard Brexit” would hit its profits and could threaten £80bn worth of investment plans for the UK.

“We urgently need greater certainty to continue to invest heavily in the UK and safeguard our suppliers, customers and 40,000 British-based employees,” JLR’s Chief Executive Ralf Speth said yesterday.

JLR, owned by India’s Tata Motors, joins a growing list of companies which have raised concerns about potential disruption to business if Britain crashes out of the bloc next March without a trading agreement with the EU.

“The recent statement from JLR only reaffirms this position that a Brexit which increases bureaucracy, reduces productivity and competitiveness of the UK Industry is in no-one’s interest,” JLR’s Indian parent firm Tata Motors Ltd added in a statement.

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