Mini shutdown fuels no-deal nervousness
Nervousness about the impact of a no-deal Brexit has caused BMW Group to schedule its annual shutdown of its Mini factory in Oxford for April 1 - immediately after the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union.
It took the decision "to minimise the risk of any possible short-term parts-supply disruption" should no deal be in place.
Its engine plant at Hams Hall is currently unaffected while the automotive manufacturer assesses the most appropriate time to schedule a shutdown fot its West Midlands site.
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