Gates closed on UK production of Ford Transit vans

A security guard locks the gates after workers left the Ford Transit Assembly Plant in Southampton Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Workers leave the Ford Transit Assembly Plant in Southampton after being told the site is to be closed Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

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1,400 Ford jobs to be cut

Ford has cut 1,400 jobs in the UK as it announces plans to shut its Transit van factory near Southampton and a plant in Dagenham in Essex. The firm has said it hopes to keep compulsory redundancies to a minimum.