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CBI: Jaguar jobs 'shot in the arm for UK manufacturing'

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will create 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood site Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The CBI has welcomed the announcement by Jaguar Land Rover that it will create 1000 new jobs at its factory in Halewood in Merseyside.

Dr Neil Bentlely, CBI Deputy Director-General said the move was "further evidence of re-balancing across the economy":

“The news that Jaguar Land Rover will be creating a further 1,000 jobs at its Halewood plant is a shot in the arm for UK manufacturing and the automotive industry in particular.

“Jaguar Land Rover continues to be a great British success story, which provides a real boost to its supply chain and the wider economy.”