PRESS RELEASES

NFDA CV WELCOMES ROAD TO ZERO STRATEGY

09/07/2018

“The NFDA CV division welcomes the Government’s assurance that diesel will be an on-going fuel choice for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), recognising the realities of the HGV market,” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised...

ROAD TO ZERO: NFDA COMMENTS

09/07/2018

“NFDA welcomes the Government’s continued commitment to support the uptake of electric vehicles while it acknowledges that conventional engines will continue to play an important part in the years to come”, said Sue Robinson, Director ...

NEW CAR MARKET DOWN IN JUNE, UP IN THE SECOND QUARTER

05/07/2018

“Despite June’s decline, it was encouraging to see that in the second quarter the new car market was 2.3% higher than last year”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franc...

LCV DEMAND FALLS -5.8% IN JUNE

05/07/2018

“Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations up to 3.5 tonnes decreased -5.8% in June, reflecting insecurities in the economy and concerns over slow progress in Brexit negotiations”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchi...

NFDA CALLS FOR CLARITY AHEAD OF WLTP

28/06/2018

“NFDA is calling on manufacturers to ensure that they communicate timely and accurately the potential implications of WLTP to their dealer network. It is vital that manufacturers’ expectations are realistic and feasible”, said Sue Robi...

NFDA MP-FRIDAY: MPS VISIT NFDA MEMBERS TO DISCUSS INDUSTRY ISSUES

25/05/2018

Three different MPs visited NFDA dealer members on Friday 25 May 2018 as the NFDA Parliamentary Engagement Programme continues to raise awareness of the retail side of the automotive industry. Joanna Cherry QC MP met with Eddie Ha...

ONE WEEK TO GDPR: ARE YOU COMPLIANT?

18/05/2018

“With one week to go until the GDPR deadline comes into effect, it is essential that franchised retailers have a solid compliance strategy in place. NFDA and its legal partners are available to offer any support required to members”, s...

NFDA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

17/05/2018

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has launched its new website. While the domain www.nfda-uk.co.uk remains the same, the website has a completely new design with a modern layout. It provides NFDA members with all the...

NFDA WELCOMES SECRETARY OF STATE'S COMMENTS ON DIESEL

16/05/2018

"It is extremely positive that the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, has stated that 'there's a place for diesel vehicles' and diesel will still represent the right fuel type for different dri...

NEW CAR MARKET BOUNCES BACK IN APRIL

04/05/2018

“It is positive to see that the new car market saw a strong performance in April with sales up 10.4% coupled with a used car sector which continues to go from strength-to-strength”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchise...

APRIL DRIVES NEW VAN MARKET UP

04/05/2018

“Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations increased 3.9% compared to the same period last year for which there were there were no changes in road tax”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association whic...

NFDA SPRING BALL 2018: DAVID TUOMEY WINS RECOGNITION AWARD

23/04/2018

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Spring Ball 2018 took place over the weekend at The Grove Resort in Hertfordshire. The night was compered by TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith, while Kyran Bracken, rugby World Cup winn...

HIGH LEVELS OF SATISFACTION IN AFTERSALES, NFDA CONSUMER ATTITUDE SURVEY REVEALS

17/04/2018

“It is extremely positive to see that 89% of franchised dealer customers were satisfied with their most recent servicing experience and the vast majority of them continues to see franchised dealers as the safest option for aftersales”,...

NEW CAR MARKET DECLINES MAINLY DUE TO LAST YEAR VED CHANGES

05/04/2018

“The new car market declined by 15.7% compared with the particularly strong March last year, which was distorted by the Vehicle Excise Duty increase. Positively, NFDA members are seeing extremely strong sales of used 3-to-5-year-old ve...

NEW VAN MARKET DECLINES IN MARCH

05/04/2018

“Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations decreased -5.6% during the plate-change month, compared to the same period last year”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial...

NFDA WELCOMES UK-EU TRANSITIONAL AGREEMENT DEAL

19/03/2018

“NFDA welcomes the UK and EU’s agreement on terms for the Brexit transition period,” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) on today’s announcement.  Robinson continued, “The transitional pe...

NFDA WELCOMES MOTOR FINANCE REVIEW FROM THE FCA

15/03/2018

“It is positive to see that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has acknowledged that growth in the motor finance sector has been the strongest for lowest risk consumers”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealer...

NFDA SPRING STATEMENT 2018 COMMENT

13/03/2018

“It is positive to see that the Chancellor has indicated we will continue to see the UK economy grow between now and 2022”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) commenting on today’s Spring ...

NEW CAR MARKET DECLINES IN TRADITIONALLY QUIET FEBRUARY

05/03/2018

“The new car market has performed as expected in the short month of February, down -2.8% with 80,805 units”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) commenting on today’s SMMT’s new passenger c...

NFDA WINTER 2017/2018 DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

05/03/2018

“The overall relationship between franchised car dealers and manufacturers recorded an average score of 5.3* in the Winter 2017/2018 Dealer Attitude Survey. This is -0.3 points lower than six months ago and indicates that the relations...

DEMAND FOR NEW VANS REMAINS STRONG IN FEBRUARY

05/03/2018

“Despite uncertainty about the economy and Brexit, it is positive to see that light commercial vehicle registrations increased 6.4% in February”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represen...

NFDA HIGHLIGHTS TO GOVERNMENT BARRIERS TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SECOND-HAND MARKET

27/02/2018

“Concerns surrounding battery range, access to charging points and cost represent the three most significant barriers to the development of the electric vehicle market”, said Mark Squires, Chairman of the National Franchised Dealers As...

NFDA WELCOMES CONTINUED DECLINE IN POLLUTANTS IN THE UK

16/02/2018

“It is positive to see that total emissions from motor vehicles declined by 12% from 2012 to 2016”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) commenting on the latest annual national emissions da...

UK NEW CAR MARKET DOWN IN JANUARY

05/02/2018

“The new car market continues to perform in line with expectations, down -6.3% in January. On the used vehicle side, franchised retailers continue to see a buoyant market, which is worth over £65 billion a year*”, said Sue Robinson, Di...

NEW VAN MARKET REMAINS STABLE IN JANUARY

05/02/2018

“Light commercial registrations under 3.5 tonnes were down -4.2% in January – registering 20,475 vehicles in total”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and fra...

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FIRST MOT TEST WILL REMAIN AT 3 YEARS

18/01/2018

“Following on from our determined lobbying efforts, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), an association of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI),  welcomes the government’s decision to ‘put safety first’ and maintai...

EUROPEAN NEW CAR SALES REACH 10-YEAR HIGH

17/01/2018

“It is positive to see that demand for new cars in Europe grew by +3.4% in 2017 and reached a 10-year high of 15.6 million units sold”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents...

NFDA RAISES CONCERNS FOLLOWING DVSA FINDINGS OF LORRY CHEAT DEVICES

12/01/2018

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Commercial Vehicle division has raised its concerns following findings that one in 13 lorries tested by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have been found to be fitted with...

RT HON SIR VINCE CABLE MP VISITS NFDA MEMBER INCHCAPE VOLKSWAGEN

12/01/2018

Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) member, Inchcape Volkswagen car dealership in Twickenham today, Friday 12 January 2018. The NFDA, which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle...

UK NEW CAR MARKET CLOSES 2017 IN LINE WITH PREDICTIONS

05/01/2018

“The UK new car market closed 2017 in line with the forecasts at the start of the year, which predicted a decline in registrations following 2016’s record performance. The market remains at high levels and whilst it is challenging, fra...

STRONG DEMAND FOR LIGHT COMMERCIALS IN DECEMBER

05/01/2018

"The light commercial market up to 3.5 tonnes increased by 2.9% in December showing that the demand for light vans remains strong despite uncertainty and concerns surrounding Brexit and the economy”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the ...

NFDA WELCOMES BREXIT TALKS PROGRESS

15/12/2017

Donald Tusk, European Council President, has confirmed that EU leaders have agreed to move Brexit talks on to the second phase. The EU has also published its guidelines for phase two of the negotiations. These negotiations will focus o...

NFDA WELCOMES GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO OPERATOR’S LICENSE CONSULTATION

14/12/2017

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Commercial Vehicle sector welcomes the government’s response to the operator’s license consultation, which will grant exemption from requiring an operator license for fleets using alte...

NEW CAR MARKET CONTINUES DOWNWARD TREND

05/12/2017

“The new car market continued its downward trend in November and it is now year to date -5.0% down on last year, in line with initial forecasts. While alternative fuel vehicles continued to grow significantly, registrations of new dies...

NEW VAN MARKET DECLINES IN NOVEMBER

05/12/2017

“New light vans registrations declined by -11.1% in November; year to date, the market is now -4.1% lower than in 2016. All segments experienced a negative trend during the month, however year to date ‘pickups’ and light vans between 2...

NFDA COMMENTS ON AUTUMN BUDGET 2017

22/11/2017

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, comments on the measures announced in today’s Autumn Budget. Diesel  A Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) su...

IAIN STEWART MP VISITS BRIAN CURRIE DEALERSHIP ON MILTON KEYNES TAKEOVER DAY

21/11/2017

Iain Stewart MP for Milton Keynes South and Member of the Select Committee on Transport, visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) member Brian Currie DAF on Friday 17 November. On Friday, Milton Keynes celebrated its ‘T...

NFDA CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND FUEL DUTY FREEZE AHEAD OF BUDGET

15/11/2017

“Uncertainty surrounding Brexit and current negotiations has affected consumer confidence over the past months, it is essential that Government ensures that economic policy supports business and consumer spending in the forthcoming Aut...

NEW CAR MARKET DECLINES FURTHER IN OCTOBER

06/11/2017

“Despite the October new car market declining by -12.2%, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle segment grew by 36.9%. Although the continuous increase in alternative fuel vehicles’ sales is encouraging, in the short and medium term, they will n...

LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET DOWN IN OCTOBER

06/11/2017

“The new light commercial vehicle market saw a decrease of -7.4% in October, which continues to reflect businesses and consumers’ uncertainty surrounding the economy and Brexit”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised D...

INTEREST RATES RISE: NFDA COMMENTS

02/11/2017

“The highly expected decision of the Bank of England to raise interest rates from their record low of 0.25% to 0.5% is likely to have only a small impact on consumers and affect car buyers only marginally”, said Sue Robinson, Director ...

NFDA COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MEMBERS RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT SKILLS SHORTAGE

31/10/2017

“NFDA Commercial Vehicle members are increasingly concerned about the skills shortage in the commercial vehicle sector as the UK leaves the EU. It is crucial that skilled technicians remain available to the UK to ensure that the indust...

RMI CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ENGAGE WITH THE INDUSTRY

19/10/2017

“It is vital that the government encourages both economic and consumer confidence  and enables investment, in order for the retail motor industry to progress and thrive in a stable environment”, said RMI Chairman Peter Johnson, speakin...

NFDA WORKING WITH DEALERS TOWARDS GDPR COMPLIANCE

17/10/2017

“With the approaching deadline of 25 May 2018 for all organisations to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation, NFDA has been working very closely with dealers to assist them in meeting the challenge of compliance. Howev...

FRANCHISED DEALERS SEEN AS THE SAFEST PLACE TO SERVICE A CAR

10/10/2017

“It is extremely encouraging to see that franchised dealers continue to be seen by consumers as the safest place to get their car serviced”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) commenting o...

NEW CAR MARKET DECLINES IN SEPTEMBER

05/10/2017

“The new car market reached a total of over 2 million vehicles registered in the year to date and is now down by -3.9% on last year, in line with forecasts. The figures are lower year on year as a result of the record September in 2016...

NEW VAN MARKET FIGURES SHOW SIGNS OF UNCERTAINTY

05/10/2017

“September’s decrease of -4.2% in registrations of light commercial vehicles reflects the uncertainty which has been affecting businesses and private buyers over the past months”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised ...

NFDA DISAPPOINTED BY MILEAGE FRAUD CONSULTATION RESPONSE

14/09/2017

“NFDA is disappointed to see that Government continues to ignore the serious issue of mileage fraud. This fraud is costing the UK nearly 1.5 billion every year and, with over 500,000 cars estimated to have a false mileage history, is p...

THE DIESEL DEBATE: NEW TOOL FOR NFDA MEMBERS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC

12/09/2017

“With the confusion and media speculation surrounding diesel and emissions, the NFDA and its members are striving to help consumers understand the issue. It is in the interest of the automotive industry that consumers have accurate and...

BBC’S ANDREW NEIL ANNOUNCED AS GUEST SPEAKER AT RMI ANNUAL DINNER

06/09/2017

BBC Presenter Andrew Neil will be the guest speaker at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner, on Thursday 19 October at the Landmark Hotel, London. Scottish journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil currently ...

NEW CAR MARKET DECLINES IN AUGUST IN LINE WITH 2017 FORECASTS

05/09/2017

“August is usually a quiet month for the new car market and this is reflected in the decrease in registrations, down -6.4% on the same period in 2016 and -2.4% year to date, in line with forecasts”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the N...

UK NEW VAN MARKET SHOWS MODERATE GROWTH IN AUGUST

05/09/2017

“It is positive to see that the new light commercial market grew moderately in August by 1.5% in what is a low volume month in terms of registrations as customers wait for the new registration plate in September”, said Sue Robinson, Di...

NFDA SUMMER 2017 DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

04/09/2017

“The overall relationship between franchised car dealers and manufacturers recorded an average score of 5.6* in the Summer 2017 Dealer Attitude Survey, which is -0.5 points down from the last survey and -0.6 lower than the same time la...

LOCAL MP VISITS NFDA TRUCK DEALER MEMBER

30/08/2017

Chris Heaton-Harris MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Commercial Vehicle member, Brian Currie DAF Truck dealership in Northampton today, (Wednesday 30 August 2017). Chris Heaton-Harris who has been a Member of...

NFDA WELCOMES FORD SCRAPPAGE SCHEME

22/08/2017

“The NFDA welcomes the decision by Ford to launch an incentive for UK consumers to trade in cars over seven years old. We believe that motorists who had previously purchased high emission vehicles must not be penalised by the Clean Air...

HM TREASURY TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF DEBIT CARD CHARGES

10/08/2017

“It is extremely positive to see that following our persistent efforts HM Treasury has acknowledged the impact that debit card charges are having on the retail automotive industry and confirmed that they will review the issue over the ...

NEW PASSENGER CAR REGISTRATIONS DECLINE IN JULY

04/08/2017

“New passenger car registrations declined by -9.3% in July which is usually a quiet month. Year to date, the market is lower than last year but remains in line with forecasts. Following recent Government’s announcements and given the d...

VAN MARKET REMAINS ON COURSE FOR A STABLE YEAR

04/08/2017

“With speculation and uncertainty about the state of UK’s economy, it is encouraging to see light commercial vehicle registrations grow in July”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which ...

NFDA COMMENTS ON DIESEL AND PETROL VEHICLE BAN

26/07/2017

Whilst we recognise that Government has to address the urgent issue of a clean air quality policy, we are concerned that the total focus may be heavily placed on the automotive industry. A ban on diesel and petrol vehicles is obviously...

MP VISITS NFDA MEMBER DEALERSHIP

21/07/2017

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) member, Inchcape Mercedes-Benz dealership in Loughborough today, (Friday 21 July 2017). Nicky Morgan, who is Member of Parliament for Loughborough, and...

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