Car firm to cut hundreds of jobs at Sunderland plant

UK-Japan News May 2018

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK will cut hundreds of jobs at its plant in Sunderland due to a collapse in sales of diesel cars, the Financial Times reported on 20 April.

The report said the plant, which employs 7,000 people, had seen sales of diesel cars fall as a result of increased taxes on diesel fuel and confusion over possible future government bans of such cars.

A Nissan spokesman nevertheless was quoted as saying that the firm expected production volumes to increase.