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SMMT statement on the Budget

SMMT statement on the Budget

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Today’s budget provides some encouragement to an automotive sector hit hard by the pandemic and additional trading costs but it falls short of the support needed to transform the industry and market to the net zero future to which both the government and industry …

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SMMT steps in to save automotive apprenticeships with new Covid salary support scheme for SMEs

SMMT steps in to save automotive apprenticeships with new Covid salary support scheme for SMEs

SMMT Charitable Trust Fund (SCTF) announces £100,000 investment to help Covid-hit automotive businesses save apprenticeship jobs as government’s furlough scheme comes to an end. New SMMT Apprentice Support Programme now accepting applications from small and medium automotive firms from across the entire supply chain. Successful applicants will have apprentice salaries …

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BITA updates Covid-19 safety protocols

BITA updates Covid-19 safety protocols

The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) – the UK trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of forklift trucks and associated components and services – has received key Government recognition for its innovative action in helping to ensure the materials handling industry remains safe and fully operational during the Covid-19 pandemic. …

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SMMT new van registrations

SMMT new van registrations

New van market grows 8.6% in January New light commercial vehicle (LCV) market posts 8.6% increase in first month of the year. Double-digit increases in demand for small vans and pickups, up 31.7% and 13.4% respectively. New models and deals help January bounce-back following weak December. The new light commercial …

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UK commercial vehicles output remains steady in August

SMMT UK commercial vehicle manufacturing for August

UK CV manufacturing falls -1.6% in August, with 3,685 units rolling off production lines. Output declines for both home and overseas markets, down -3.4% and -0.2% respectively. 52,478 vans, trucks and buses produced so far this year, down -2.9% on 2017. UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing declined moderately in August, …

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