Job losses at Honda in Swindon

99 people are to be made redundant at Honda's Swindon factory. It follows a consultation on voluntary redundancies as production is cut at the site.

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Slump in European sales blamed for Swindon job losses

Honda's senior vice president, Ian Howells, blames a slump in sales in Europe for the decision to scale back production at the Swindon car plant, with the loss of 340 jobs.

He told our political correspondent Bob Constantine that he expected the downturn to last for "one or two years", but denied that Honda had been too optimistic about the market in the past:

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