United States

Nissan £60m in doubt after investment U-turn

Nissan will be forced to reapply for nearly £60m of taxpayer support after backtracking on a promise to build its X-Trail SUV in Sunderland.A letter from the government to Nissan, written in 2016, revealed that the Japanese carmaker would only get the money if it made the car in the UK. The government clarified that Nissan had received just £2.6m of the funds, but would have to reapply for the rest.Business Secretary Greg Clark said the X-Trail would have created 741 UK jobs.But he told the House of Commons that Nissan had committed to building its Qashqai, Juke and Leaf models in Sunderland, where it employs 7,000 workers.Mr Clark also said: "While the decision was made on broader business grounds, Nissan commented on the need f ...