Supplementary Memorandum from Luton Vauxhall
1. Multiplier effect on suppliers
The work that Vauxhall have done so far has
identified figures for first tier supplier and they fall within
a) If the Epsilon goes to Ellesmere Port
then the number will be circa 900.
b) If the new model does NOT go to EP then
this figure will circa 1,500.
In addition employment opportunities lost from
Inward Investment due to the announcement is circa 1,000.
It will be a few weeks before we have any information
from second and third tiers and any speculation at this stage
could be heavily under/over estimated.
2. Level of Government Assistance
We are still not in a position to provide this
information because of the ongoing research into the supply chain.
We anticipate being able to provide the information within three
or four weeks.
3. Mature Students affected by closure
1. The decline in students from mature age
groups and the more or less stasis participation in higher education
from socio economic groups 3M, 4 and 5.
2. The numbers of students on our courses
at Vauxhall who might wish to progress to completion after the
Plant itself closes. See attached spreadsheet "Guidelines
The information in the second category is as
With regard to the Certificate in Management
Studies (CMS), we are completing one programme in February and
expect to run another programme before closure for up to 25 participants.
We are also hoping to run an EdExcel programme for those wishing
to upgrade their CMS qualification and a further 20-25 may be
involved here. With regard to our Workbased Learning ungraded
programmes, our BA (Hons) in Business Administration will finish
some time in 2003-04 and currently there are around 30 enrolments
and similarly the BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Technology
will finish in 2003-04 with about 15 enrolments. The position
in respect of further education is much more diverse and not easily
summarised in terms of timescales but as indicated at the Hearing
there are 96,000 hours of learning a month overall.
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