Honda to cut 800 jobs from Swindon plant

Car manufacturer Honda is to cut 800 jobs at its plant near Swindon by the spring, it said this morning.

Ongoing subdued demand from Europe is behind the reduction in the workforce.

“Honda remains fully committed for the long-term to its UK and European manufacturing operations. However, these conditions of sustained low industry demand require us to take difficult decisions,” said Ken Keir, executive vice president of Honda Motor Europe.

“We are setting the business constitution at the right level to ensure long term stability and security.”