What is the Automotive Council?

The Automotive Council was established in 2009 to enhance dialogue and strengthen co-operation between UK government and the automotive sector.

The Council is made up of senior figures from across industry and government and meets three times per year.

In July 2013, the Automotive Council published the sector strategy: Driving Success – a strategy for growth and sustainability in the UK automotive sector. This long term strategy sets out a range of actions to addresses the cross-cutting objectives of improving access to finance, support for emerging and disruptive technologies, skills development, and improving the competitiveness of the UK supply chain.

Industry-government collaboration through the Automotive Council has been vital to the sector’s success, with the Automotive Sector Deal (2018) published to ensure the right conditions for further growth.

Following the Governments ten point plan (2020) for a green industrial revolution the Automotive roadmap: driving us all forward (2022) was published, this brings together the government’s policies that will enable the automotive sector to transition to zero emission vehicles effectively.  

The activities of the Automotive Council are channelled through mission and enabling groups supported by many working groups. These groups provide industry evidence, advice and recommendations that are important contributions into government.  

Membership of the Automotive Council

Membership is by invitation only. Further information is available from the Automotive Council Secretariat.