AUCTION ACTIVITY STRENGTHENS IN JANUARY

20/02/2018

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for January 2018. The report shows that overall in January: First time conversion rates increased by 3.9% to 81.6% from De...

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...

JANUARY DRIVES MOTORCYCLE SALES UP

09/02/2018

“Demand for motorcycles in January was up 11.8% on the same period last year registering 5,458 units. However, this was expected as last year the market was flooded with a high volume of pre-registered bikes for sale,” said Stephen Lat...

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...

PRA CONTINUES TO LOBBY FOR INVESTMENT INTO CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

01/02/2018

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) is calling for government to offer grants to retailers for investment into charging infrastructure, following news that the Automated and Electric Vehicles (A&EV) Bill has passed its third reading...

MOTORCYCLE MARKET FACES A CHALLENGING 2018, SAYS NMDA

01/02/2018

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, is expecting 2018 to be a challenging year for the motorcycle industry. The association has carried out extensive economic resear...

NBRA CONTINUES TO CALL FOR END TO LATE PAYMENT PRACTICES

31/01/2018

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) has written to new Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal, to bring to his attention the impact that late payment culture is having on the UK economy, and the threat it poses to UK bodyshops ...

AUCTION ACTIVITY REMAINS STABLE IN DECEMBER

18/01/2018

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for December 2017. The report shows that overall in December: First time conversion rates decreased slightly by -1.9% to 7...

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...

CHALLENGING YEAR FOR 2017 BIKE MARKET

12/01/2018

“Demand for motorcycles in 2017 continued their downward trend with the year-end registrations down -18%, (23,177 less bikes) on the previous year”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which ...

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 ...

NMDA EXHIBITING AT MOTORCYCLE TRADE EXPO 2018

04/01/2018

“Results of the NMDA Dealer Attitude Survey and the development of the trailblazer apprenticeship standard are just some of the issues you can discuss with the NMDA at this year’s Expo”, says Steve Latham, Head of the National Motorcyc...

AUCTION ACTIVITY SLOWS IN NOVEMBER

20/12/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for November 2017. The report shows that overall in November: First time conversion rates decreased by -3.6% to 79.6% from...

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...

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