PSA Group managing director Alison Jones has revealed that strategic planning for the Citroen, DS Automobiles and Peugeot brands has been modelled on a 96% potential decline in new car sales during the UK's coronavirus lockdown.
Car production forecasts from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have suggested that UK auto output will fall by 200,000 to just below 1.1 million because of plant shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus - representing an 18% fall in output this year.
Marshall Motors and Vertu Motors bosses Daksh Gupta and Robert Forrester have recognised the efforts of their car retail workforce to support the NHS and other key workers during the coronavirus lockdown period.
A petition arguing that commission payments from car sales should be included in the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme wage calculations has attracted almost 8,000 signatures in less than two days.
Motorpoint chief executive Mark Carpenter has vowed to give-up his own income from the used car supermarket business in order to top-up the wages of ‘furloughed’ staff during the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown.
Mitchell Group owner and AM Awards 2020’s Business Leader of the Year, Mark Mitchell, has given a temporary home to contagious diseases specialists who travelled from Africa to aid the UK’s fight against coronavirus.
Car retail staff will be among the UK employees whose commission-led monthly salaries will be detrimental to their income as “furloughed workers” as part of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.