The newsletter of Corporate Welfare Watch for April 2018.

Newsletter: April 2018

April 25, 2018

Our newsletter for April 2018 focused on the taxpayer-funded Persimmon executive payout, the massive $8.5bn incentives package the state of Maryland has offered Amazon for HQ2 in the US, job cuts in the UK auto […]

The new Nissan Leaf is under production in Sunderland UK as of December 2017.
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New Nissan Leaf in production at Sunderland

January 3, 2018

The new Nissan Leaf started rolling off the Sunderland production line in late-December 2017. The Sunderland Echo reported that Nissan’s flagship electric vehicle will be available in European markets in February. Nissan’s continued investment in […]

Toyota's Burnaston plant could be in trouble if the UK crashes out of the EU without a trade deal.
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Toyota wants clarity on future of UK auto industry

October 25, 2017

Didier Leroy, executive vice-president of Toyota, called on the UK government in late October to provide insight into Brexit negotiations and secure a trade deal for the UK automotive industry. He voiced his concerns amid […]

UK government set to invest hundreds of millions in battery technology for electric vehicles and renewable energy.
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UK to Invest £246m in Battery Technology

July 24, 2017

The Guardian reports that the UK has plans to invest £246m in battery technology as part of its new industrial strategy. It is expected that most of the funding will go to the automotive and […]

UK government is putting money into driverless and low-emissions vehicles.
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Government announces additional support for driverless cars

July 15, 2016

In addition to changes to the road network, the government have announced two major lines of investment to support the development of autonomous (driverless) cars. In July 2016, the government added £30m to the Intelligent Mobility Fund to […]

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Peugeot questions Nissan aid decision

February 2, 2001

Peugeot’s opposition to UK subsidies aimed at Nissan. Mark Milner writes:”The head of one of Europe’s biggest car makers has attacked the European commission’s decision to approve British government aid for the Nissan plant in Sunderland. Jean-Martin […]