The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reports that there was a decline in UK engine manufacturing in October 2020, with output declining by 20.1%.

Production for domestic and overseas markets fell 25.2% and 16.4% respectively, the organisation said, while year-to-date output remains down 30.1%.

‘Another month of decline in UK engine production is extremely worrying,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive. ‘Manufacturers, who have already spent significant sums on responding to the pandemic and preparing for Brexit, must now contend with an end of sale date for internal combustion engines in under a decade. We must ensure that in the transition to electrification our skilled engine making workforce is not left behind.’

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