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...

NAMA CAR AUCTION REPORT JULY 2017

17/08/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for July 2017. The report shows that overall in July: First time conversion rates increased by 3.8% to 79.2% from June - t...

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 ...

NBRA DIRECTOR RESIGNS

09/08/2017

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) – a federated association of the Retail Motor Industry Federation - has announced the resignation of its Director, Jason Moseley.  Since Jason joined the then NAB/VBRA organisations, he has...

BIKE SALES CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN JULY

09/08/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in July – marking 7 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retail...

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 ...

PRA EXPRESS CONCERNS OVER UK GOVERNMENT’S CLEAN AIR INITIATIVES

26/07/2017

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) welcomes the pragmatic steps being announced today by Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, newly installed Secretary of State at the Department of Environment, Rural Affairs & Food (DEFRA). The steps do not:...

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...

NAMA CAR AUCTION REPORT JUNE 2017

24/07/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for June 2017. The report shows that overall in June: First time conversion rates increased by 1.3% to 75.4% from May - th...

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...

NBRA WELCOMES SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONER APPOINTMENT

14/07/2017

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) has written to the Minister for Small Business, The Rt Hon Margot James MP welcoming the impending appointment of the Small Business Commissioner in October. The NBRA has shared their thoug...

DEBIT CARD CHARGES: NFDA WRITES TO GOVERNMENT TO HIGHLIGHT THE IMPACT

13/07/2017

“The NFDA has written to HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to highlight the serious impact that the debit card charges introduced by the Interchange Fee Regulation are having on our members”, s...

BIKE SALES CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN JUNE

12/07/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in June – marking 6 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailer...

NEW PASSENGER CAR REGISTRATION FIGURES MARK SECOND STRONGEST FIRST HALF-YEAR

05/07/2017

“New car registration figures for June demonstrate the stability of the UK new car market. Although being -1.3% down on last year’s record performance, the market remains at near record levels marking the second strongest first half-ye...

LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET GROWS IN JUNE

05/07/2017

“It is reassuring to see the new light commercial market up to 3.5 tonnes recover in June with a 1.8% increase after four months of decline. In the first half of the year, the market is still -3.7% down on 2016, but remains stable”, sa...

NFDA WORKING WITH DEALERS TO MEET GDPR CHALLENGE

30/06/2017

“With the approaching deadline of 25 May 2018 for all organisations to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is imperative that organisations have a compliance strategy in place, as failure to comply will re...

NAMA CAR AUCTION REPORT MAY 2017

28/06/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for May 2017. The report shows that overall in May: First time conversion rates decreased by -1.2% to 74.1% since April - ...

LIFE AFTER BREXIT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK AUTOMOTIVE RETAIL, AN NFDA AND ICDP DISCUSSION PAPER

26/06/2017

“Assessing the implications of Brexit remains very difficult, but while uncertainty and changes ahead will present challenges, there are potential opportunities for the retail automotive sector, which is resilient and capable of adapti...

NBRA RESPONDS TO EUROPCAR INVESTIGATION

26/06/2017

“The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is disappointed to see Europcar has been  accused in press reports of fraudulently overcharging customers for repairs as Trading Standards raided its UK head office over the weekend”, commen...

NBRA COMMENT: QUEENS SPEECH 2017

21/06/2017

“The NBRA  is encouraged to see the government’s continued commitment to introducing measures to reduce motor insurance premiums”, said Jason Moseley, Director of The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) ,following the Queen’s speec...

NFDA COMMENT: QUEEN'S SPEECH 2017

21/06/2017

“With the importance of securing a beneficial Brexit deal for the UK, and ensuring certainty and stability as soon as possible, we are pleased to see that Brexit was the top priority in today’s Queen’s Speech”, said Sue Robinson, Direc...

PRA COMMENT: QUEENS SPEECH 2017

21/06/2017

“The PRA has raised concerns directed at the government’s announcement that large retailers and motorway service areas (MSA) will be required to install electric charge points”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of The Petrol Retailers As...

CURRENT RULES ON LOGBOOK LOANS TO BE REPLACED

21/06/2017

“It is extremely positive to see that following persistent lobbying efforts, current legislation on logbook loans will be replaced with a new act which will ensure more protection for both consumers and businesses”, said Sue Robinson, ...

BREXIT AND PROFITABILITY CONCERNS DRIVING PESSIMISTIC MOTOR DEALER SECTOR OUTLOOK FOR 2017

19/06/2017

Only 24% of UK dealers expect an increase in profits in 2017; a drop of 20% from 2016. 8 out of 10 dealers say Brexit uncertainty will have adverse impact on the sector. Used car performance expected to have most positive im...

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