THE UK automotive manufacturing sector had yet another brilliant year last year, according to figures from the industry body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
The UK car industry grew profits by 7.3 per cent and added 17,000 jobs. Vehicle production grew by 5.2 per cent to 1.7million units, with turnover a whopping £71.6billion.
What staggered me was the employment figures, with 814,000 people dependent in some way on the car industry and with 169,000 involved in the direct manufacture of cars, an 8000 increase over 2014.
Quite what the impact will be of the recent Brexit vote to leave the European Union is not clear.