NFDA RAISES CONCERNS AT LACK OF WLTP AWARENESS

08/08/2018

“It is concerning to see that a third of dealers remain unaware of the upcoming Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) which comes into effect on 1 September”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised De...

MOTORCYCLE SALES DECREASE IN JULY

08/08/2018

“The motorcycle market was back to its downward trend in July with registrations down -2.5%”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK. 240 le...

NEW CAR MARKET REMAINS STABLE IN JULY

06/08/2018

“The new car market is up 1.2% in July with 1.5m vehicles sold in the year to date. With the introduction of Worldwide Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) in September 2018, we expect a strong month for new and nearly new sales vehicl...

LCV DEMAND FALLS -5.9% IN JULY

06/08/2018

“Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations up to 3.5 tonnes decreased -5.9% in July, reflecting uncertainty in the economy and concerns over slow progress in Brexit negotiations”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchis...

POLITICAL EDITOR ROBERT PESTON ANNOUNCED AS GUEST SPEAKER AT RMI ANNUAL DINNER

02/08/2018

Political Editor Robert Peston will be the guest speaker at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner, on Thursday 11 October at the InterContinental Park Lane, London. Robert Peston currently hosts the politic...

NFDA COMMENTS ON INTEREST RATES RISE

02/08/2018

“Today’s anticipated decision by the Bank of England to raise their interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75% is unlikely to have any substantial impact on consumer confidence”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers As...

NBRA TO LAUNCH INVESTIGATION INTO INSURER TREATMENT OF THE BODY REPAIR INDUSTRY

01/08/2018

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is launching an investigation into Insurer treatment of the body repair industry. The aim of the investigation is to understand which insurers act responsibly in true partnership with the ind...

FCA PUBLISHES EVALUATION PAPER ON GAP: NFDA REACTS

31/07/2018

“NFDA is pleased to see that FCA is satisfied with the impact of their previously introduced remedies on GAP insurance”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car ...

NEW TRAILBLAZER MOTORCYCLE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP IS FULLY APPROVED

30/07/2018

“Following three years of intense work, NMDA is pleased to announce that our motorcycle trailblazer apprenticeship standard and ‘end-point assessment’ have finally been signed off as ready to go by the Government”, said Stephen Latham,...

IGA SHARES ADVICE IN GOVERNMENT COUNTERFEIT CAR PARTS CAMPAIGN

30/07/2018

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is working with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to raise awareness about the risks of counterfeit car parts. The campaign explains the full scale of the problem across the motor industr...

MP VISITS NAMA AUCTION MEMBER SITE

26/07/2018

Kemi Badenoch MP visited National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) member, Aston Barclay Car Auctions in Chelmsford today, (Thursday 26 July 2018). Kemi Badenoch, who is Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden, was on a site visi...

AUCTION MARKET REMAINS BUOYANT IN JUNE SAYS NAMA

25/07/2018

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for June 2018. The report shows that overall in June: First time conversion rates increased by 2.5% to 77.5% from May to J...

TRADE BODIES UP IN ARMS ABOUT MOT BRIEFING PAPER

25/07/2018

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) and National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) strongly oppose today’s report from The Adam Smith Institute recommending the abolishment of the MOT test. Stuart James, IGA Director comment...

MP VISITS NAMA AUCTION MEMBER SITE

20/07/2018

The Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP visited National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) member, Aston Barclay Car Auctions in Prees Heath today, (Friday 20 July 2018). Owen Paterson, who is Member of Parliament for North Shropshire, was on...

MP VISITS NAMA AUCTION MEMBER SITE

13/07/2018

Tim Loughton MP visited National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) member, Shoreham Vehicle Auctions in West Sussex today, (Friday 13 July 2018). Tim Loughton, who is Member of Parliament for East Worthing and Shoreham, was on a s...

MOTORCYCLE SALES COME BACK STRONG IN JUNE

10/07/2018

“Following a turbulent few months, it is encouraging to see that the motorcycle market bounced back in June with registrations up 7.8%”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents m...

NFDA CV WELCOMES ROAD TO ZERO STRATEGY

09/07/2018

“The NFDA CV division welcomes the Government’s assurance that diesel will be an on-going fuel choice for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), recognising the realities of the HGV market,” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised...

ROAD TO ZERO: NFDA COMMENTS

09/07/2018

“NFDA welcomes the Government’s continued commitment to support the uptake of electric vehicles while it acknowledges that conventional engines will continue to play an important part in the years to come”, said Sue Robinson, Director ...

NEW CAR MARKET DOWN IN JUNE, UP IN THE SECOND QUARTER

05/07/2018

“Despite June’s decline, it was encouraging to see that in the second quarter the new car market was 2.3% higher than last year”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franc...

LCV DEMAND FALLS -5.8% IN JUNE

05/07/2018

“Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations up to 3.5 tonnes decreased -5.8% in June, reflecting insecurities in the economy and concerns over slow progress in Brexit negotiations”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchi...

NFDA CALLS FOR CLARITY AHEAD OF WLTP

28/06/2018

“NFDA is calling on manufacturers to ensure that they communicate timely and accurately the potential implications of WLTP to their dealer network. It is vital that manufacturers’ expectations are realistic and feasible”, said Sue Robi...

UK GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TO STOP THE HAND CAR WASH EPIDEMIC

26/06/2018

“It is extraordinary that we are virtually the only EU country where illegal hand car washing has proliferated over the last ten years to the extent seen across the UK.  This must result from the failure of key agencies to enforce thei...

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”,...

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