Car manufacturer BMW will shut its Mini plant in Oxford for a month because of the risk associated with a “no-deal” Brexit decision.
The plant will not produce cars from 29 March 2019. BMW will bring forward its summer maintenance shutdown to April 1 in a bid to reduce any “possible short-term parts-supply disruption”.
In a statement, BMW said: “While we believe this worst case scenario is an unlikely outcome, we have to plan for it,” BMW said.
The German firm said it was “committed to our operations in Britain”.
Meanwhile, Jaguar Land Rover yesterday announced it will move workers at its plant in Solihull to a three-day week schedule until Christmas, “in light of the continuing headwinds impacting the car industry”.
Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralph Speth was earlier accused of “making up” warnings over the consequences of a no-deal Brexit in a recent speech.
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