The UK automotive industry is bucking the trend across Europe by achieving record growth, creating thousands of jobs and attracting major inward investment, making it a global competitor.
The UK has the most productive automotive labour market in the EU, catering to strong domestic and export demand.
The Automotive Council was established in 2009 to enhance dialogue and strengthen co-operation between UK government and the automotive sector.
The Council is made up of senior figures from across industry and government and meets three times per year.
In July 2013, the Automotive Council published the sector strategy: Driving Success – a strategy for growth and sustainability in the UK automotive sector. This long term strategy sets out a range of actions to addresses the cross-cutting objectives of improving access to finance, support for emerging and disruptive technologies, skills development, and improving the competitiveness of the UK supply chain. This is a living document that is updated and activities re-prioritised as appropriate.