Workers at the Vauxhall car plant in England are set to discover if it has a future today as its owners weigh up Brexit and electrification in a major investment decision. 

Parent company PSA said in 2019 it wanted to keep the site, which employs 1,000 people, open by making the newOpel/Vauxhall Astra vehicle there.

But it said that would depend on the outcome of Britain's departure from the European Union. 

Since then, London and Brussels agreed a tariff-free deal dependent on local content levels, PSA merged with Fiat Chrysler to form Stellantis and a UK plan to end the sale of new combustion-engine only cars has been brought forward.

In January, the firm's boss Carlos Tavares signalled the 2030 ban decision effectively stopped future investment in conventional vehicles in Britain and that the automaker was weighing whether to build electric cars.

A statement will be issued later today, a Vauxhall spokesman said