Press Report : MG Rover Directors claim Brown vetoed £120m loan

Phoenix Four claim Gordon Brown vetoed £120m loan for MGR

Jon Griffin, Birmingham Post, 8th July, 2009 Tony Blair wanted to save Longbridge with a £120 million Government loan but was thwarted at the eleventh hour by then Chancellor Gordon Brown, claim the Phoenix Four. The allegation that Brown “pulled the plug” on the Birmingham car firm in spring 2005 is one of a series of […]

Press Report : JLR workers asked to accept delayed wages

Jon Griffin, Birmingham Post, 1st July, 2009 Staff at Jaguar Land Rover have been asked to agree to delayed salary payments until the end of the month “to ease cash-flow problems”, it has been claimed. A report in Works Management magazine said that bosses had written to employees asking them to accept a delayed payment date for […]

Press Report : PM talks to Tata in bid to end stand-off with Government

Jonathan Walker, Birmingham Post, 1st July, 2009 Gordon Brown has held direct talks with the Indian owners of Jaguar Land Rover, in a bid to end the deadlock over Government support for the struggling carmaker. The Prime Minister took the highly unusual step of personally intervening, following a series of dire warnings about JLR’s future. […]