Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's biggest carmaker, is reportedly planning to cut jobs and productions due to Brexit concerns.
The Tata Motors-owned vehicle maker said it remained committed to its United Kingdom plants, and would continue to recruit engineers, graduates and apprentices, but would be making adjustments to its production schedule and level of agency staff as part of regular reviews to ensure market demand was balanced globally.
The two factories in question are the central English Solihull and Castle Bromwich plants, and this will affect around 1,000 agency workers.
'We also remain committed to our United Kingdom plants in which we have invested more than £4 billion since 2010 to future proof manufacturing technologies to deliver new models'.
Although JLR has refrained from confirming the number of affected staff members, Autocar understands that 1000 contracts will not be renewed at Solihull and around 350 workers at the Castle Bromwich plant will be relocated to Solihull.
JLR was expected to announce the cuts on Monday, with Brexit and confusion over diesel cars again being cited as the chief reasons for the changes. JLR employs around 40,000 people across six sites in the UK.
Those cuts were made at its Halewood plant in Merseyside.
Diesel sales account for around 90% of the brand's overall sales in the UK.
The knock-on effects of the referendum in favour of Britain's exit from the European Union in June, 2016 and a hike in diesel taxation have hit the auto industry hard in the UK.
Jaguar sales are down 26 per cent so far this year whilst Land Rover demand dropped 20 per cent in its home market as buyers shun diesel, concerned over planned tax rises and possible bans and restrictions in several countries.