Auto manufacturers with operations in England are increasingly tapping into funds being made available from the UK government's Regional Growth Fund, with Nissan being the latest company to benefit from GBP9m (US$14m) in cash - even in these straitened times - for its new Sunderland-based Invitation model. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) talked to Simon Warburton about the implications for the UK car industry and how they can benefit.