Jaguar Land Rover is halting production for an additional week due to potential disruption from Brexit

The firm said production at its manufacturing sites will stop from April 8 to 12

Vehicles are checked before moving to the next stage of production at the Jaguar Land Rover factory, Solihull (Image: Getty Images Europe)

The move takes place shortly after the UK leaves the EU.

Jaguar Land Rover employs just under 39,000 workers at sites including Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, and Halewood on Merseyside.

The news follows an announcement earlier this month that JLR is to cut 4,500 jobs under plans to make £2.5 billion of cost savings.

Most of the cuts are expected to be in the UK, with a voluntary programme being launched.

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