LONDON — Honda’s decision to close a plant in Britain comes at a time when businesses are worrying about the potential impact of the country’s looming departure from the European Union.
Here’s a look at companies and organizations that have announced in recent months they would shift operations out of Britain or cut jobs or business in the country.
Nissan – carmaker scrapped plan to make new SUV at plant in Sunderland, England
Panasonic – electronics maker moved European offices to Amsterdam
Dyson – home appliances maker to move headquarters to Singapore
P&O – ferry operator to register fleet under flag of Cyprus, an EU member
Sony – electronics maker to move European base to Amsterdam
Unilever – consumer goods giant wanted to leave UK headquarters but move was stopped by shareholders
Flybmi – airline goes into bankruptcy citing Brexit jitters as one reason
Jaguar Land Rover – most of 4,500 global jobs cut to be made in Britain
Multiple banks – HSBC, Barclays, JP Morgan, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs among those that will move hundreds of jobs to Frankfurt, Dublin or Paris
European Banking Authority – EU agency moving operations to Paris
European Medicines Agency – EU agency moving operations to Amsterdam
The Associated Press