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Driving a hard bargain

PA’s recent report on the automotive sector and Brexit has received a high profile mention in The Times’ leader column. 

The column looks at Nissan’s decision to keep making cars in Sunderland which is seen as good news for the industry and a win for the government. The article reports that Nissan credits its decision to continue making cars in Britain to “assurances” from the government. The article goes on to say that many carmakers have big investment decisions to make if they are to keep their timetables for new model releases.

Managing through the Brexit automotive sector - report July 2016


UK car factories face uncertain future – post Brexit research on the carmakers most likely to leave the UK


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The column explains that other carmakers will be wanting what Nissan got from the government and that many have big investment decisions looming. PA’s research is drawn on in the column which says that the biggest flight risks are other Japanese manufacturers which also rely heavily on exports to Europe.


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