LONDON (Reuters) - British Business Minister Greg Clark said on Monday Nissan will need to reapply for government funding made available to the car industry, after it scrapped plans to build its new X-Trail SUV in Britain.
Earlier on Monday the government published a letter Clark wrote to Nissan in 2016 which included a promise of up to 80 million pounds of support to help secure a major investment from the Japanese carmaker.
“Grant support for training and development and environmental improvements were applied for and approved ... on the basis that both the Qashqai and the X-Trail models would be built in Sunderland,” Clark told parliament.
“They will be invited to re-submit an application in the light of the changed investments that they are making.”
Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper; editing by David Evans