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...

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...

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