Jobs at risk at town car dealership

WORKERS’ jobs are under threat at a Morpeth car dealership.

A 30-day consultation process has begun with the employees at Benfield’s Volkswagen and Renault outlet in Hillgate as the national company is looking to close some of its facilities.

A Benfield Motor Group spokesman said: “Following a national announcement by Renault UK in December that it is reducing its dealership network by approximately 60, down to a continued drop in market share, we are presently carrying out a consultation process at our Morpeth dealership.

“At this present time, we can’t speculate what the outcome of this consultation process will be.”

He also confirmed that the consultation started on January 10.