FUEL PRICES SET TO BREACH 150PPL BY NEXT SUMMER

31/10/2011

“Government need to abandon their planned fuel duty increases in 2012 and focus on the faltering UK economy.” Brian Madderson, Chairman of RMI Petrol, commented today in his ‘autumn briefing note’ on fuel and forecourt taxation which is ...

INDEPENDENTS RESPOND TO MARKET SURVEY

31/10/2011

“It is great news that the independent sector has increased its share of the servicing market to over 40%. To see that they are regarded favourably across the board proves that independent garages are in tune with consumer demand.” Stuar...

FRANCHISED DEALERS ADDRESS SERVICE RETENTION

31/10/2011

“Franchised dealers are fully aware of the issues surrounding workshop servicing retention and are already working to address this with a number of proactive strategies.” Sue Robinson, NFDA Director, commenting on reports that 2011 has m...

RMI BACKS PROMOTE CAMPAIGN

27/10/2011

“The RMI supports the PROMOTE campaign in its effort to defend annual MoT testing.” Stuart James, RMI Director, commenting on the launch of the PROMOTE campaign. More than 25 organisations representing motorists, road safety campaigners,...

AUCTION MARKET SENTIMENT SHIFTS IN OCTOBER

26/10/2011

The National Association of Motor Auctions has reported a significant but unsurprising change in the used car market with a stark contrast in price movements between September and early October. In September cars of all ages increased in...

A YEAR IN LIMBO OVER MOT REVIEW

26/10/2011

‘The motor industry is now in a vacuum which deters investment both in premises and employment. The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) urges Government to provide the industry with clarification of their intentions under the MOT revi...

GOVERNMENT’S £3.5BN SMOULDERING TAX BOMB FOR MOTORIST

20/10/2011

Brian Madderson, RMI Petrol Chairman, warned the Government today about the serious consequences of their proposed Duty increases in his letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, detailing concerns for the independent petrol retailing i...

RMI ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRMAN

18/10/2011

Alec Murray has been appointed Chairman of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) with effect from 1 October 2011. Alec’s previous roles have included Managing Director of Ford Credit Britain, Chief Executive of Quicks Group and Depu...

NAB REASSURES MEMBERS OVER BROKER ASSISTANCE COLLAPSE

17/10/2011

“RMI’s National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) is in dialogue with Broker Assistance administrators to ensure our members are kept fully informed on the process of the creditors review.” Graham Threlfall, Head of NAB, commenting on news ...

NAMA REPORT SEPTEMBER 2011

13/10/2011

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for September. The report shows that during September, average values of used cars sold at auction across the board increased from £4,624 to £4,7...

MOTORCYCLE SALES STILL STRUGGLING

11/10/2011

The latest new motorcycle and scooter figures show sales overall were up 2.7% against September last year and down 1.7% year to date. -50cc scooter sales were down 0.5% in September whilst +50cc motorcycle sales rose by 3.3%. The year-to...

RMI PETROL WELCOMES THE PALMER & HARVEY FORECOURT REPORT 2011

11/10/2011

RMI Petrol welcomes the Palmer & Harvey Forecourt Report 2011 for providing independent research confirming RMI Petrol’s long held view that “fuel deserts” are increasing across the UK as petrol filling stations close at an alarming rate...

ARE TRUCK AND VAN SALES SLOWING?

06/10/2011

Robinson continued “Due to the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) regulations that come in to play in January 2012 we would expect to see a continued boost in sales of LEZ friendly truck and vans. Instead sales in September were up only 9% i...

NEW CAR MARKET REMAINS CHALLENGING

06/10/2011

“Although it is positive to see a rise in fleet car sales volumes, there is still great cause for concern in the retail car market.” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents f...

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