To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with representatives of Whirlpool Corporation regarding its plans to restructure its European operations and the possible loss of manufacturing jobs at its factory in Yate.
9 February 2017
Whirlpool informed the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of their plans to restructure their manufacturing base ahead of the announcement made on 24 January.
The Government recognises the important contribution that the manufacturing sector makes to Britain's economy. The Department is supporting manufacturers by cutting corporation tax to 17% by 2020 and cutting red tape by a further £10billion. We are investing in new scientific infrastructure on a record scale by delivering on the £6.9bn science capital commitment in our manifesto, and at the Autumn Statement 2016 we announced that we will make the UK the global go-to nation for scientists, innovators and advanced manufacturing investors, by investing an extra £2bn a year in R&D by the end of this Parliament.