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Honda confirms closure of UK car plant that employs 3,500

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has confirmed its car factory, which employs 3,500 people, will close in 2021.

The Japanese carmaker announced Monday that the will shut in two years, "at the end of the current model's production life cycle."

makes its popular model at the factory, 115 kms west of

Reports of the closure first emerged in February, heightening concerns about the impact of Brexit-related uncertainty on the U.K. economy.

said the closure is not Brexit-driven but "is part of Honda's broader global strategy in response to changes to the "

It said it had spoken to the and union consultants, but "no viable alternatives to the proposed closure of the have been identified.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 20:01 IST