UK carmakers allotted £150m in state aid in attempt to save jobs

Although Nissan accounted for lion’s share, other firms offered millions in support after Brexit vote

Government pledges of £80m in support to Nissan were part of a package of almost £150m in state aid promised to leading carmakers since the EU referendum in 2016, as ministers tried to prevent an exodus of jobs from the UK.

Support offered since October that year has totalled at least £64.1m, according to Guardian analysis of EU data on state aid.

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