AUCTION MARKET REMAINS STABLE IN MAY

18/06/2018

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for May 2018. The report shows that overall in May: First time conversion rates decreased by -5.5% to 75.0% from April ...

MOTORCYCLE MARKET REMAINS STABLE

12/06/2018

“Following a challenging year in 2017 for new motorcycle registrations due to the oversupply of run-out euro-3’s, we were expecting better results this year, however, whilst the market is stable, registrations have only improved 0.7% i...

NBRA COMMENTS ON RISING COSTS FOR REPAIRERS AND WORK PROVIDERS

06/06/2018

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA), the trade body for collision repairers in the UK, is calling on the insurance industry to do more in helping repairers keep up with rising costs. This follows news that Audatex, the global...

PRA HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF CASH AND DIGITAL PAYMENTS IN HMRC CONSULTATION

06/06/2018

Following last week’s Visa card system crash which left millions of people unable to pay for goods and services in the UK and across Europe, the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has highlighted the many issues that the transition to ...

NEW CAR MARKET GROWS AGAIN IN MAY

05/06/2018

“The improving new car market, up 3.4% in May with a growth in the private segment of 10.1%, demonstrates solid demand and increased consumer spending in the motor retail sector”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised ...

VAN SALES GROW IN MAY

05/06/2018

“Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations grew by 2.4% in May with encouraging signs coming especially from the mid-size vans between 2.0 - 2.5 tonnes, often used as service vehicles, which saw a significant growth of 21.5%”, said ...

CAR WASH ASSOCIATION (CWA) CALLS FOR BAN ON ROGUE HAND CAR WASHES

04/06/2018

The automotive industry’s leading car wash trade body has called on the Government to do more to combat the scourge of modern slavery. The Car Wash Association (CWA) has welcomed the Churches’ new Safe Car Wash App launched today, but ...

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...

NBRA HOLDS OPEN MEETING AT AUTOMECHANIKA

23/05/2018

“Debt recovery, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the investigation into insurers' treatment of body repairers are just some of the issues you can discuss with the NBRA at this year’s Automechanika exhibition”, says Chris ...

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...

APRIL MARKS STRONG MONTH FOR AUCTION ACTIVITY

18/05/2018

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for April 2018. The report shows that overall in April: First time conversion rates decreased by -3.3% to 80.5% from March...

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...

NMDA DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY SPRING 2018 RESULTS REVEALED

14/05/2018

“The NMDA is pleased to see that this year’s Spring 2018 Dealer Attitude Survey received a response rate of 28%. Participants in this survey were made up of 90% of independently owned franchise dealers, and 10% privately owned groups. ...

MP VISITS NAMA AUCTION MEMBER SITE

11/05/2018

The Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC MP visited National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) member, Letchworth Motor Auctions in Hertfordshire today, (Friday 11 May 2018). Sir Oliver Heald, who is Member of Parliament for North East Hert...

MOTORCYCLE REGISTRATIONS DECLINE IN APRIL

10/05/2018

“Following an encouraging start to the year for motorcycle sales, it is disappointing to see that registrations declined in April by -11.7%”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represe...

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...

NAMA AGM RAISES £14,150 FOR BEN

30/04/2018

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) held its annual AGM on the 28 April in Lisbon, Portugal. A charity auction in aid of BEN – the automotive industry charity, took place following the AGM - raising a phenomenal £14,150...

PRA WELCOMES INVESTIGATION INTO HAND CAR WASHES

24/04/2018

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) welcomes today’s news that MPs are to investigate the growth of hand car-wash services in the UK, following concerns they are damaging the environment and exploiting workers. The Environmental A...

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...

NBRA WELCOMES FCA’S INQUIRY INTO RISING INSURANCE COSTS

23/04/2018

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is pleased to see that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has committed to carrying out an inquiry into rising insurance costs and keeping volume discounts from their repairers. The FCA’...

AUCTION ACTIVITY REMAINS BUYOUT IN MARCH

19/04/2018

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for March 2018. The report shows that overall in March: First time conversion rates decreased by -1.5% to 83.8% from March...

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”,...

FIRST QUARTER OF 2018 SEES MOTORCYCLE MARKET OFF TO A RACING START

11/04/2018

“It is encouraging to see that traditional motorcyclists took advantage of the March 18-plate-change to purchase their new bikes. Bike sales were up 4.7% with 15,208 units registered,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcyc...

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...

AUCTION ACTIVITY REMAINS STABLE IN FEBRUARY

16/03/2018

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for February 2018. The report shows that overall in February: First time conversion rates increased by 3.7% to 85.3% from ...

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...

NBRA SPRING STATEMENT 2018 COMMENT

13/03/2018

“It is positive to see that the Chancellor has pledged to examine ways to help small businesses deal with late payments, which place financial pressure on more than eight out of ten small businesses.”, said Chris Weeks, Director of Nat...

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 ...

MOTORCYCLE SALES UP, BUT DEMAND FOR SCOOTERS DECREASES

08/03/2018

“Demand for motorcycles in February was up 1.2% on the same period last year, registering 3943 units. However, scooter registrations were down -2.1%,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) whic...

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...

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