Nissan to cut 160 at Sunderland plant

Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced plans to cut around 160 jobs under its public commitment to remain in the UK following Brexit.

The proposed job cuts will most likely be office-based roles – but gave no further details have been given at this time.

Nissan has also announced plans for an all-electric future by 2030 and the Sunderland site will be a part of its new plans within battery production.

Nissan said of the planned UK job cuts: “We continually adapt our business to maximise efficiency in line with market conditions and we are currently in consultation with some of our office based staff.”