MOT TESTING SITES HIT BY BUDGET CUTS

25/06/2010

Government spending cuts mean that VOSA will cease production of some key ‘mandated’ MOT publications, RMI’s MOT Chairman, John Ball, said. This cost cutting mainly applies to leaflets, flyers, and posters, which will not be reproduced o...

RETAIL MOTOR INDUSTRY FEDERATION – 2010 BUDGET RESPONSE

24/06/2010

Sue Robinson - RMI Director VAT - Short Term Relief, But Longer Term Pain Today’s Budget announcement poses new challenges for the retail motor industry. Business Measures “The reduction of the small business rate to 20% will encourage ...

NEW MOT UPGRADE: PAY NOW - USE LATER?

24/06/2010

‘New regulations from VOSA, pertaining to diesel smoke meter software updates, are due in July 2011, but many RMI members are concerned about paying for these updates as early as a year in advance’ said RMI’s MOT Chairman John Ball. ‘20...

RMI ON TOUR!

14/06/2010

RMI is hosting a series of five regional meetings, with a focus on Independent Garage owners. Starting 21 June 2010, Head of RMI Independent Garages, David Moran, will be travelling the length and breadth of the country, offering RMI mem...

MAY CAR REGISTRATIONS EXCEEDS MARKET EXPECTATIONS

14/06/2010

New car sales for May 2010, announced today, show that new cars sold in the month were 13.5 per cent up on May 2009, the eleventh consecutive monthly increase despite expected market decline due to the end of the scrappage scheme. This g...

INTEREST RATE HELD, WELCOME NEWS FOR CONSUMERS AND DEALERS SAYS RMI

14/06/2010

‘We value the decision by the Bank of England to hold interest rates at 0.5 per cent, it is now up to the Government to recognise the fragility of the economy, and strengthen consumer confidence with the emergency Budget in two weeks tim...

REMIT TO TRAIN 100 TECHNICIANS FOR FIAT BODYSHOP NETWORK

02/06/2010

Remit, the largest specialist training provider for the automotive industry, is to provide a government funded training program which will train a hundred technicians for the approved bodyshop network of Fiat. Graham Threlfall, RMI’s hea...

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SALES ADVICE, TO CAR DEALERS FROM THE RMI

02/06/2010

With the sharp rise in commercial vehicle sales by car dealers, the RMI has produced the following guidelines on the risks of running demonstrator vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. Sue Robinson, RMI Franchise Director, said; ‘It is vital that ca...

RMI INDEPENDENT GARAGES WELCOME MVBER CHANGES

02/06/2010

New Block Exemption Regulations, regarding the repair and maintenance market, come into effect on 1 June 2010. The new regulations are designed to increase the competition in the market for repair and maintenance by improving access to t...

FUEL EFFICIENT SUMMER SAVINGS

02/06/2010

As summer approaches, and with the threat of disruption to flights, many motorists will be ‘road-tripping’ across the British Isles and even into continental Europe. With constant warnings about carbon emissions and global warming do you...

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