Company spokesman John Kavanagh said: вЂњWe looked into the scheme but decided it wasnвЂ™t a practical option. The ВЈ2,000 per person scheme introduced by the Welsh Assembly is not an annual payment but a one-off and is limited to 100 workers вЂ“ we have 400.
вЂњIt also comes with a training dimension and as the Wrexham plant is a just-in-time supplier to our factories in Rocester there would have been a knock-on impact for the English factories, where no-such scheme exists.вЂќ
JCB has called for a broader scheme to be made available to all UK companies as seen in parts of Europe. The company said that its own short-time working arrangement has actually saved 283 of the 684 jobs losses identified in January.