AGENCY WORKER ALERT FROM RMI

30/09/2011

From tomorrow, 1 October 2011, eligible, temporary agency workers will be entitled to equal treatment by comparison to permanent workers at an employer, with respect to basic conditions. The legislation will affect all business including...

RMI COMMENT ON HIGHER SPEED LIMIT SPECULATION

26/09/2011

Responding to recent speculation that the Government are considering raising the speed limit to 80 miles per hour (mph) on motorways, John Ball, RMI MOT chairman commented “If cars are allowed to go faster there will be an increased need...

OFT CALLS ON NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BODYSHOPS TO ASSIST ON REVIEW OF PRIVATE MOTOR INSURANCE

21/09/2011

With news that the OFT are to conduct a review into the private motor insurance industry, National Association of Bodyshops (NAB’s) members have been asked to participate by providing evidence for the review.Head of NAB, Graham Threlfall...

NAB URGE BODYSHOP OWNERS TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONNAIRE

14/09/2011

Following recent communication from the RMI’s National Association of Bobdyshops (NAB) urging Bodyshops to respond to the European Commission Questionnaire on unfair commercial business practices, we are reminding all bodyshop owners to ...

NAB SUPPORT BAN ON REFERRAL FEES

13/09/2011

“NAB are pleased that the Ministry of Justice has announced that the Government will be tackling the rising cost of motor insurance by banning referral fees.” Graham Threlfall, Head of RMI’s National Association of Bodyshops (NAB), comme...

NAMA REPORT AUGUST 2011

13/09/2011

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for August.The report shows that during August, average values of used cars sold at auction across the board increased from £4,450 to £4,625, equ...

RMI ANNUAL DINNER 2011: SPEAKER CONFIRMED

12/09/2011

Lord John Reid of Cardowan, the one of the most experienced Cabinet minister of modern times, has confirmed as a speaker for the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner 2011, taking place on Thursday 20 October at the Dorche...

IS THE MOTORCYCLE MARKET STARTING TO RECOVER?

09/09/2011

The latest new motorcycle and scooter figures show sales overall were up 7.1% against August last year and down 2.4% year to date. Small scooter sales were up 19% in August whilst motorcycle registrations fell by just 0.2%. The year-to-d...

RMI WARN CONSUMERS ‘DON’T DELAY MOT’

08/09/2011

“It is vital that motorists MoT their vehicle to ensure it is safe to drive” commented RMI Director, Stuart James responding to a recent findings published by The Kwik Fit Group.The findings indicated that a staggering ‘1million motorist...

RMI NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BODYSHOPS COMMENT ON OFT INSURANCE REVIEW PLANS

08/09/2011

“The insurance industry must answer the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) call for evidence on rising UK private motor insurance premiums to ensure a comprehensive review is done of the motor insurance industry.” Graham Threlfall, head of t...

RMI PETROL ROADSHOWS HIT INVERNESS

08/09/2011

RMI Petrol is taking their regional forum to Scotland, scheduled for the on 21 September 2011. RMI Petrol fights the cause of rural independent forecourts and hopes with the decision to hold their forum in Inverness there will be an oppo...

RMI PETROL ROADSHOWS HIT BELFAST

08/09/2011

After a gap of almost 15 years RMI Petrol are returning to Northern Ireland with a regional forum taking place on 28 September 2011. RMI Petrol hope to expand on their success as the leading trade body for independent forecourts in Engla...

INPUT REQUIRED FROM RMI NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BODYSHOP MEMBERS

07/09/2011

EUROPEAN COMMISSION QUESTIONNAIRE ON UNFAIR BUSINESS COMMERCIAL PRACTICESDear MemberThe European Commission is investigating unfair commercial practices in business to business relationships across all sectors of industry, including auto...

NEW CAR MARKET RISES BUT OUTLOOK REMAINS CHALLENGING

06/09/2011

“Although it is positive to see a rise in new car sales in August, the overall market remains challenging and consumer confidence remains fragile.” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) whi...

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES MARKET CONTINUES TO RISE AS DEMAND CONTINUES

06/09/2011

“Commercial vehicle sales remain strong with around 23% growth in August. Whilst economic uncertainty is ever present, truck and van sales are retaining their strength with all sectors in the market performing better than last year.” sai...

NFDA DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY SUMMER 2011

05/09/2011

“This year’s survey reflects dealers are finding their relationship with manufacturers far tougher. The key indicators would suggest that, combined with tougher economic conditions and a more aggressive stance by manufacturers, dealers a...

NAMA STATEMENT AUTUMN 2011

05/09/2011

NAMA (National Association of Motor Auctions) expects market conditions to remain challenging in the coming weeks. Data from national members confirm that every year volumes start to increase from around the second or third week in Septe...

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