Swift looks to cut staff after Brexit and tax blows

By November 5, 2019Uncategorized

Caravan manufacturer Swift has announced it has entered into consultation with some staff as it proposes to reduce production of its caravans.
The Cottingham-based business, which employs more than 1,100 people, said Brexit and “wider political uncertainty” had hit the motorhome industry.
It also blamed the introduction of Vehicle Excise Duty – which sees buyers now forced to pay a fee of up to £2,135 when they first buy a motorhome – for reduced sales in the industry.
Swift Group has confirmed it has entered into a consultation with some of its staff, as it plans to cut production of its touring caravans and motorhomes.