Further automotive job cuts
Following the news earlier this week that 2,000 jobs would be cut across the Lookers dealership and luxury carmaker Aston Martin, Bentley have announced that they will look to axe 1,000 jobs in the coming weeks.
This move will see them reduce their workforce by some 25 per cent, and it is understood they will be offering workers the chance to take voluntary redundancy.
The carmaker has restarted production at their factory in Crewe, Cheshire, but their factory is only operating at 50 per cent capacity in order to ensure Covid-19 protocol is being followed.
This news follows a furloughing "u-turn" last month when the carmaker came under fire for not allowing a recruitment firm to place some 165 workers who had lost their jobs.
The manufacturer turns 101 on July 10, and said in a statement that it "cannot rule out future compulsory redundancies".
Boss Adrian Hallmark said the company was not "treating [the decision] lightly", describing it as a "necessary step... to safeguard the jobs of the vast majority who will remain" and deliver the company's "sustainable business model for the future", known as the Beyond100 strategy.