What happens if nothing more is done?

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What Car? Staff
29 January 2009

What happens if nothing more is done?

What happens if nothing more is done?
The SMMT is understandably reluctant to discuss the possibility of manufacturers collapsing if more Government aid isn't forthcoming.

However, the SMMT's Everitt has cautioned: 'The car industry is a competitive business. We need to secure and protect our position as a healthy UK industry so that, in three years' time we are still in good shape, and ready to lead on future technologies.

'We do not want the industry damaged in the long-term because we haven't acted now.'