BUSINESS secretary Greg Clark will chair a taskforce in response to Honda today.

The minister will meet with representatives with Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and members from Swindon Borough Council.

It is understood to be the first meeting of a taskforce set up to deal with the shock of Honda closing the plant by 2021, with the loss of around 3,500 jobs.

Business leaders have already warned of the knock-on effect to smaller businesses in the supply chain.