Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that there will be an additional week of production pause from April 8-12 at its car and engine plants in Liverpool, Birmingham and Wolverhampton, in anticipation of Brexit disruption. This is in addition to the scheduled closure from April 15-23 as part of the company’s regular programme, said the BBC.

The group of companies had announced cuts of up to 5,000 jobs last December, and according to the broadcaster has been considering the move for some time, although it was waiting for clarity of terms over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, due on March 29.

The 18-month cost-cutting plan was announced in October, and had already dismissed 1,000 temporary contract workers at its Solihull plant earlier in 2018. The automaker’s recovery plans include a reduction in annual investment and a reduction of completed cars in stock, while recruitment and non-essential travel has been frozen.

“We are disappointed with the vote on the Brexit deal and are considering its implications. We would now urge ruling out a no-deal immediately as the only option with majority support in parliament,” the automaker was quoted by the BBC as saying.