The chairman of Toyota’s European operations, Didier Leroy, has warned of the potentially serious threat that a no-deal Brexit could have on the company's plants in the UK as the lack of a legal framework would make it “extremely complicated” for the Japanese firm to build new car models in Britain.

Toyota has two factories in the UK, which employ about 3,000 workers. The factory is, however, working under capacity as 90% of the cars manufactured in Toyota’s factory in the UK are exported in ...

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