NFDA ISSUE ADVICE MEMBERS ON SAAB UK

29/11/2011

“The NFDA are currently in contact with the Saab Dealer Council and will be in touch with Saab dealers regarding the current situation.” Sue Robinson, NFDA Director, commenting on news that Saab UK has filed for administration. The board...

AUTUMN STATEMENT: BUSINESS RATES FOR PETROL FILLING STATIONS (PFS)

29/11/2011

Barber Wadlow, in association with RMI Petrol, commented on Chancellor, George Osborne’s Autumn Statement in respect of the business rate increase scheduled for April 2012. The annual increase in business rates is brought in every year i...

RMI AUTUMN STATEMENT COMMENT

29/11/2011

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) represents 8,000 motor sector businesses that sell, service and repair new and used vehicles, employing 600,000 individuals and is the customer-facing side of the motor industry. RMI Autumn Stat...

RMI PETROL WELCOME FUEL DUTY FREEZE

29/11/2011

“RMI Petrol believe the Chancellor has made the right decision to cancel the fuel duty increase planned for 1 January 2012” Brian Madderson, RMI Petrol Chairman. The increase would have raised prices at the pump by 4.00 pence per litre (...

BARBER WADLOW & RMI PETROL JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT APRIL 2012 BUSINESS RATE INCREASE

28/11/2011

Barber Wadlow, in association with RMI Petrol, is joining the campaign calling on Chancellor, George Osborne, to prevent a business rate increase scheduled for April 2012, and to try and get this reduced to 2%. The annual increase in bus...

CHANCELLOR’S “LAST CHANCE SALOON”

23/11/2011

Brian Madderson, Chairman of RMI Petrol, has again written to the Chancellor and Treasury ministers with a final plea to halt the impending duty increases next year. Madderson commented “ With financial meltdown severely impacting parts ...

THE RMI WELCOME NEWS OF MOTOR CODES FULL APPROVAL FROM OFT

22/11/2011

“The RMI fully support the Office of Fair Trading’s decision to grant Motor Codes full approval for its Service and Repair Code” said Alec Murray, RMI Chairman. Murray continued “The RMI recently pledged its full support to the scheme an...

MOTORCYCLE DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY AUTUMN 2011

16/11/2011

MRA MOTORCYCLE DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY AUTUMN 2011 KTM, Triumph and Kawasaki were rated the top three motorcycle franchises in the most recent RMI Motorcycle Retailers Association (MRA) Dealer Attitude Survey. The least valued franchises ...

NAMA REPORT OCTOBER 2011

14/11/2011

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for October. The report shows that during October, average values of used cars sold at auction decreased from £4,718 to £4,558, equivalent to a 4...

NAMA REPORT OCTOBER 2011

14/11/2011

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for October. The report shows that during October, average values of used cars sold at auction decreased from £4,718 to £4,558, equivalent to a 4...

NO IMPROVEMENT IN MOTORCYCLE SALES

09/11/2011

The latest new motorcycle and scooter figures show sales overall were down 11.5% against October last year and down 2.5% year to date. Under 50cc scooter sales were down 11.4% in September. The year-to-date figures show that under 50cc s...

RMI AND GEA COMMENT ON SWOBS CONSULTATION

04/11/2011

“The exemption of Small Waste Oil Burners (SWOBs) in the Waste Incineration Directive (WID) has proved positive for garages in recent years. This move could be jeopardised under the impending Defra consultation.” said Stuart James, RMI D...

CV SALES SHOW FURTHER IMPROVEMENT

04/11/2011

“The commercial vehicle market has continued to grow in October, pointing towards improved confidence in UK businesses unlike the consumer market” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association which repre...

NEW CAR MARKET REMAINS STABILISE BUT CAUTION REMAINS

04/11/2011

“While it is positive that new car sales were up in October, this was due to the strength of the fleet sector. Private registrations were in fact down 4.3% on October 2010.” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Deal...

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