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Carmakers get the ear of Government

UK carmakers are expected to be among the companies given a hotline to ministers under a new government initiative.

The scheme is being set up by trade and investment minister Lord Green.

The Department for Business (BIS) said it was at a "very, very early stage", but there was "a need for strategically important companies to have a single point of contact in the government".

Business and enterprise minister Mark Prisk is expected to be the contact for the UK's automotive sector.

His portfolio already encompasses low-emission vehicles. He recently met automotive executives at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and presented at the SMMT's International Automotive Summit in the summer.

BIS is also operating an outreach programme, where companies can apply for a BIS staff member to join their business for a day or two to learn about how it operates and what challenges it faces.

Click here for details:www.bis.gov.uk/outreach

 

 

 

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