Category:Statements

18th March 2021

SMMT statement on changes to the plug-in car, van and truck grants

"The decision to slash the Plug-in Car Grant and Van & Truck Grant is the wrong move at the wrong time."

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3rd March 2021

SMMT reaction to the Budget

SMMT reaction to the Budget 3rd March 2021 Wednesday 3 March, 2021 Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,  “Today’s budget provides some encouragement to an...

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25th February 2021

Statement on E10 petrol announcement

"The announcement today confirming E10 petrol will be available for motorists from this September is another step towards the 2050 net zero target"

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24th February 2021

UK Automotive looks to ex-military personnel to upskill industry

SMMT signs Armed Forces Covenant, reaffirming importance of recruitment and retention of veterans and service leavers for automotive industry

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24th February 2021

Statement on the re-opening of showrooms

"The fact that retail showrooms must remain closed until April at least, is deeply disappointing given these facilities are Covid-secure"

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15th February 2021

Statement on the future strategy of UK’s largest automotive business

"The news today that the UK’s largest automotive business has confirmed its long-term commitment to the UK is very welcome"

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13th February 2021

Comment on Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) continuation and expansion

Comment on Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) continuation and expansion 13th February 2021 SMMT statement on Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) continuation and expansion...

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29th December 2020

Comment on the signing of a UK-Turkey trade deal

We welcome today’s agreement between Turkey and the UK to extend preferential trading terms beyond 31 December.

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24th December 2020

Comment on the conclusion of a EU-UK trading agreement

We welcome today’s agreement of a new EU-UK trading agreement, which provides a platform for our future relationship

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21st December 2020

Comment on tier 4 COVID-19 restrictions

UK Automotive is already counting the cost of prolonged lockdowns across the country

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