Boris Johnson urged to protect Britain's vintage car industry as '100,000 jobs could be at risk'
Added 05-25-21 03:36:02am EST - “Boris Johnson is today being urged to save Britain's world-leading historical and classic car industry from green regulations and bureaucracy as a new alliance is formed.” - Dailymail.co.uk
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Boris Johnson is today being urged to save Britain’s world-leading historical and classic car industry from green regulations and bureaucracy.
Campaigners are warning the Prime Minister, an ex-motoring columnist, that 100,000 jobs depend on the heritage sector, which has a turnover worth £18.3billion a year from international sales.
They say the industry is ‘in peril’ due to unfairly targeted environmental regulations and complex new rules for exporting and importing cars and parts to and from the EU.
Campaigners are today setting up the Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance trade group to fight for workers including engineers, specialist restorers, dealers and parts suppliers. They hope to keep alive a sector that prizes cars from everyday Fords to luxury Rolls-Royces.
The alliance, supported by Tory MP and former transport minister Nus Ghani, also aims to highlight how the UK’s three million classic cars are relatively green and sustainable because they are maintained through quality craftsmanship.
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