What do car makers want?

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What Car? Staff
29 Jan 2009 17:48 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

What do car makers want?
Prior to the meeting the SMMT also outlined what it hoped to get from Mandelson, and it is clear that their wish-list was largely ignored.

These requirements were:

  • Fast access to credit for vehicle manufacturers and the supply chain in the UK (supplied in part)

  • Support for a European Investment Bank (EIB) loan package for the automotive industry (supplied)

  • Allowing vehicle manufacturer finance companies access to special liquidity arrangements (not supplied)

  • Increasing capital allowances for business and fleet buyers (not supplied)

  • Review legislation regarding changes to business rates relief (not supplied)

  • Scrap plans for increased VED and new first year rate (not supplied)

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