MG Rover / Powertrain Class Action
One interesting aspect of the situation at MG Rover is that it is arguable that anyone made redundant would have a case for Negligence against the DTI ministers that caused the downfall of the company through their briefings.
One would presume that this case would be against the DTI as a ministry.
If we look at the basic financial loss.
Each worker has probably lost £20,000 or so in redundancy.
That for the 6,000 workers is £120,000,000
Then they have lost about £10,000 on their car loans.
That's another £120,000,000 because of the fact that there are 12,000 car loans.
Then you have the dealers and the supply chain.
All in all the DTI might have to fork out around £500,000,000.
Not a nice thing for the DTI to think about.