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EU allows sweetener which leads to British job losses

EU allows sweetener which leads to British job losses

As Jaguar Land Rover prepares to axe 4,500 jobs, West Midlands MEP James Carver condemned the payment of a £110 million sweetener made possible under EU rules to build a plant in Slovakia.

He said: “JLR is an iconic British company, albeit now under Indian ownership – and thanks to EU rules Slovakia was able to offer the cash to shift production of the Land Rover Discovery to the central European country in 2015, creating 2,300.

“But since then, 1,000 workers lost their jobs in Solihull last year and now another 4,500 mainly UK-based staff face redundancy and we are told the company has refused a relocation offer for staff who might be able to move. So much for the perceived EU level playing field!”

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4 Comment(s)

4 months, 2 weeks ago.

Anthony Hicks's reply...

This makes me more determined that we should leave the EU
ASAP if Teresa May and her government know this they should tell the people so that everybody knows the truth


4 months, 2 weeks ago.

Andrew Waites's reply...

Another reason to get out of the corrupt EU. Our tax payers money used to take our jobs away. Do not pay the £39B payment and subsidise investment into companies creating jobs here in the UK


4 months, 2 weeks ago.

Andrew Waites's reply...

Another reason to get out of the corrupt EU. Our tax payers money used to take our jobs away. Do not pay the £39B payment and subsidise investment into companies creating jobs here in the UK


2 months, 3 weeks ago.

Roger Gough's reply...

Jim, a company near Stroud, Glos is closing and moving to the continent. Would you be able to determine if this company is receiving subsidies to relocate please? The company is SKF who make bearings for, among others, Rolls Royce, regards, Roger Gough


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