Jaguar Land Rover to Cut 1000 Jobs

Jaguar Land Rover to cut jobs and production – and to blame Brexit

Jaguar Land Rover to cut jobs and production – and to blame Brexit

It now has around 40,000 employees, 10,000 of which are located at its manufacturing plant in Solihull.

The Tata Motors-owned carmaker said it remained committed to its United Kingdom plants, and would continue to recruit engineers, graduates and apprentices, but would be making adjustments to its production schedule and level of agency staff as part of regular reviews to ensure market demand was balanced globally.

In the United Kingdom, sales fell by 12.8 per cent, while Europe suffered a 5.3 per cent decline.

The UK's biggest carmaker blamed the "continuing headwinds" affecting the vehicle industry for the move.

"We are however continuing to recruit large numbers of highly skilled engineers, graduates and apprentices as we over-proportionally invest in new products and technologies, it added".

Latest employee figures say there are 3,200 people employed at the Castle Bromwich site and a further 10,000 at Solihull.


A spokesperson for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said the firm regularly reviews its production schedules "to ensure market demand is balanced globally".

"Concern around the future of petrol and diesel engines - and general global economic and political uncertainty - and it's clear to see why the industry is seeing an impact on auto sales".

That was 2.3 per cent fewer than in 2016.

The latest set of cuts come in the wake of a weak United Kingdom market, with Jaguar sales down 26% so far this year, compared with last year, while demand for Land Rovers in Britain is down 20%. A source told the Reuters news agency that 1,000 roles would be cut. Sales of new cars in the United Kingdom plunged in March as uncertainty weighed on demand and buyers turned their backs on diesel, extending the run of falling sales to 12 months.

Dom Tribe, automotive sector specialist at management consultancy Vendigital, said: 'This decision by Jaguar Land Rover is a further sign of ongoing uncertainty in the automotive industry.

Recommended News

  • Wounded protester succumbs to wounds in Gaza

    Wounded protester succumbs to wounds in Gaza

    Islam Herzallah, 28, was shot by Israeli troops east of Gaza City and transported to a hospital where he died, the ministry said. The death brought to 28 the number of protesters killed in two weeks, with hundreds wounded by Israeli fire since March 30.
    Chinese exports drop in March, but trade gap with USA  widens

    Chinese exports drop in March, but trade gap with USA widens

    The latest trade data from China shows the country is benefiting from two-way trade with the United States. Shipments of copper, crude oil, iron ore and soybeans all rose from the previous month.
    How a US-China trade war could hurt (and help) others

    How a US-China trade war could hurt (and help) others

    As a businessman , I have been encouraged by the USA administration's pro-business policies, like lowering corporate taxes. The tit-for-tat tariffs triggered in relation to United States steel and aluminium imports are trivial in size.
  • VW Group appoints Herbert Diess as new CEO

    VW Group appoints Herbert Diess as new CEO

    The world's largest vehicle manufacturer is trimming its brands as it prepares for the autonomous and electric markets. It would also prepare its Truck & Bus division for a future stock market listing after 2018.
    Industrial production grows 7.1 pc in Feb on manufacturing boost

    Industrial production grows 7.1 pc in Feb on manufacturing boost

    The index of consumer price inflation (CPI) slowed for the third consecutive month, the government data showed. Mining activity's growth further plummeted (-) 0.3 per cent in February, indicating falling coal production.
    Shannon's mental game big part of spring sports

    Shannon's mental game big part of spring sports

    There were control problems at times with six walks in the last four innings, but no runs allowed after the first. Silver Creek (0-1, 0-2) opened the game with a run in the bottom of the first despite not getting a hit.
  • 76ers coach Brown says Embiid is out for Game 1 vs. Heat

    76ers coach Brown says Embiid is out for Game 1 vs. Heat

    As good as Toronto is, it seems futile picking against James and the firepower around him to get to the NBA Finals. Joel Embiid will not play in Game 1 of the 76ers' opening-round playoff series with the Miami Heat .
    Woman arrested in death of deaf sister in California

    Woman arrested in death of deaf sister in California

    Blackstone was arrested at the time and held on $1 million bail, but was quickly released after police declined to press charges. Jill Blackstone then allegedly set the garage on fire, killing Wendy Blackstone and two of the dogs, staging it as an accident.
    Android phones may have hidden missed security patches from you

    Android phones may have hidden missed security patches from you

    Google dates the monthly security updates so that users can see if their smartphones have been updated with the latest fixes. Every now and then Android comes with its new updates or patches that is said to secure your smartphone.
  • May and Trump agree use of chemical weapons must not go unchallenged

    May and Trump agree use of chemical weapons must not go unchallenged

    Trump is now weighing a response to the alleged chemical attack, which he has blamed on Syrian President Bashar Assad. The White House says it is continuing to assess intelligence and talk to its allies on how to respond.
    Europa League 2018 semi-final draw in full: Arsenal face Atletico

    Europa League 2018 semi-final draw in full: Arsenal face Atletico

    However, in a week of dramatic comebacks, the Premier League side suffered a first-half wobble before securing a 2-2 draw. Speaking to reporters ahead of Sunday's clash with the Londoners, he said: "It's an important thing for us to stay up".
    Donald Trump, Barack Obama Among World Leaders Snubbed For Royal Wedding

    Donald Trump, Barack Obama Among World Leaders Snubbed For Royal Wedding

    Prince Harry is to marry his American actress fiancée Meghan Markle on May 19 at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle . She founded the organisation to bring communities together to work in harmony towards a safer and kinder future.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.