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...

BIKE DEMAND CONTINUES DOWNWARD TREND

12/12/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in November – marking 11 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle ret...

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...

RMI APPOINTS DIRECTOR TO LEAD NBRA AND VBRA

29/11/2017

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) has announced the appointment of Chris Weeks as Director of the National Body Repairers Association (NBRA) and the Vehicle Builders Repairers Association (VBRA). Chris will bring 24 years of...

AUCTION ACTIVITY SLOWS IN OCTOBER

22/11/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for October 2017. The report shows that overall in October: First time conversion rates decreased by -2.2% to 83.2% from S...

CHANCELLOR MISSES OPPORTUNITY TO FUEL ECONOMIC GROWTH

22/11/2017

“Whilst it is a welcome announcement from the Chancellor that the government will freeze both petrol and fuel duty for a further 12 months from April 2018, it falls a long way short of demands from our members and the haulage industry ...

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...

IGA CALLS FOR MOTOR INDUSTRY SUPPORT FOLLOWING BUDGET

22/11/2017

“The Independent Garage Association (IGA) welcomes the launch of the National Retraining Scheme announced by the Chancellor in today’s Autumn Budget, however we are disappointed that the major shortage of skilled workers in the automot...

PRA WELCOMES CHANCELLOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW CHARGING INVESTMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FUND

22/11/2017

“We welcome the Chancellors announcement of a new £400 million Charging Investment Infrastructure Fund which is good news for fuel retailers and motorway service areas (MSAs)  - provided they are included in the list of eligible busine...

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...

CHANCELLOR PLANNING TAX GRAB AGAINST DIESEL DRIVERS

20/11/2017

“The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has been informed by a well-placed parliamentary source, that the Chancellor is likely to announce a 1ppl increase to fuel duty for all diesel drivers in this week’s Autumn Budget. This would be ...

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...

PRA CALLS FOR CUT IN FUEL DUTY AHEAD OF BUDGET

15/11/2017

“The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) strongly agrees with the UK’s leading motoring and freight organisations, that the Chancellor’s first aim should be to support the economy in this crucial period ahead of our formal exit from the...

NMDA DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY AUTUMN 2017 RESULTS REVEALED

13/11/2017

“The NMDA is pleased to see that this year’s Autumn 2017 Dealer Attitude Survey received a high response rate of 36% made up of nine main brands. Participants in this survey were made up of 75% of independently owned franchise dealers,...

MOTORCYCLE DEMAND CONTINUES TO DECLINE IN OCTOBER

09/11/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in October – marking 10 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle reta...

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...

PRA URGES CHANCELLOR TO CUT FUEL DUTY AS PETROL PRICES SURGE

03/11/2017

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has written to the Chancellor urging him to not just freeze, but cut fuel duty by 5ppl in the Autumn Budget this month. Since the beginning of October, the Platts wholesale cost of petrol has ri...

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 ...

PRA WARNS GOVERMENT NOT TO SECOND GUESS VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE

01/11/2017

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) was invited to give oral evidence to the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill Committee yesterday. The Bill proposes giving Government to power to mandate the installation of electric vehicle ch...

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...

AUCTION ACTIVITY STRENGTHENS FURTHER IN SEPTEMBER

18/10/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for September 2017. The report shows that overall in September: First time conversion rates increased by 3.1% to 85.4% fro...

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...

BIKE SALES SLIDE BY A QUARTER IN SEPTEMBER

11/10/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in September – marking 9 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle ret...

IGA TO PROVIDE GDPR SOLUTION FOR INDEPENDENTS

11/10/2017

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) will ensure that independent garages are able to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by publishing a self-help ‘Garage Guide to GDPR’ handbook. This tailored solution...

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 ...

PRA COMMENTS: WHOLESALE MARKETS REMAIN VOLATILE DESPITE COOLING OFF AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY

29/09/2017

“Much of the sharp upswing in the UK wholesale cost of petrol, caused by a big surge of global prices in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, was absorbed by retailers such that average pump prices only rose by just over 2.0pp”, c...

IGA TO INVESTIGATE ONLINE WORK PROVIDERS

27/09/2017

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is set to create a stir throughout the industry by carrying out a comprehensive study of consumer websites that provide work to independent garages. This study will determine whether these sch...

NAMA CAR AUCTION REPORT AUGUST 2017

21/09/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for August 2017. The report shows that overall in August: First time conversion rates increased by 3.1% to 82.3% from July...

NBRA RAISES CONCERNS FOLLOWING NEW VEHICLE REPAIR BILL FIGURES

15/09/2017

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA), which represents vehicle repair firms, has raised further concerns, following figures published today that shows motor insurers have paid out a total of £2 billion* in claims in the second q...

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...

MOTORCYCLE DEMAND CONTINUES TO DECLINE AHEAD OF 67-PLATE CHANGE

12/09/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in August – marking 8 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retail...

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...

HURRICANE HARVEY HITS HOME

01/09/2017

Brian Madderson, Chairman of Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) warns that the impact of the record breaking “Hurricane Harvey” devastating the Texan coast around Houston will also be felt by UK motorists as the summer season ends. “...

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...

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