Land Rover offers £10,000 to lure staff to Liverpool plant

Land Rover is offering £10,000 a head to employees who volunteer to move to Merseyside when production of its Freelander model transfers to Halewood.

The payout is an alternative to the car manufacturers’ redundancy package, which is being offered to more than 1,000 workers who will lose their jobs when production of the new ‘baby Land Rover’ is transferred to the Jaguar plant in Merseyside in the next few months.

The package also includes an ex-gratia payment equivalent to 1.5 weeks pay for every year of service plus compensation for ‘loss of office’ worth 12 weeks’ pay.

Land Rover described the deal as “very generous” but only expected a small number of workers to opt to transfer.

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