Car giant Ford is refusing to be drawn on reports that a review of staff costs outside the US will lead to job cuts in the UK.
Ford has said it is “evaluating options for reducing personnel-related costs outside of North America” after issuing its second profits warning in three months.
About 30,000 staff are employed by Ford in the UK at plants in Solihull and Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, Coventry, Gaydon in Warwickshire, Halewood on Merseyside and Dagenham in Essex.
A Ford spokesman said: “If there are actions to be taken in Europe at a later date then we will go into that then.”
Ford said yesterday that it would cut its North American headcount by 1,700 on top of the 1,000 job losses announced in April.