Motor giant Land Rover unveiled details today of a voluntary redundancy programme after confirming plans to axe 1,300 jobs at its main UK plant in Solihull.
The Ford-owned company said it was confident of achieving the cutback through voluntary measures.
The firm said it had previously announced moves to switch production of its Freelander model from Solihull to Halewood on Merseyside, affecting 1,000 jobs in the West Midlands.
A new engine for the Defender will be made in Dagenham, Essex, resulting in the loss of another 300 jobs at Solihull.
Land Rover officials were meeting union leaders today to spell out the redundancy terms available to workers who volunteered to leave.
The cuts among the 8,000-strong Solihull workforce will start almost immediately.
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