A wide-ranging package of support to be provided for redundant Honda workers in Swindon was among the items discussed at a meeting of a special task force last week.

The meeting was chaired by the government's Minister for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi. The task force was established in the wake of the announcement by Honda that its Swindon plant would close in 2021.

The task force - which is made up of representatives from Swindon Borough Council, the town’s MPs, local partners, Honda of the UK Manufacturing, Unite the Union, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) and sector representatives - discussed support for Honda workers, the supply chain, and the future of the site.