RMI COMMENT ON NEW FINANCE BILL

30/01/2012

“The decision to regulate both consumer credit and insurance under one authority may prove considerably costly to car and commercial vehicle dealers.” Sue Robinson, RMI Director. The Government has introduced a new Finance Bill which wi...

RMI PETROL COMMENT ON CORYTON REFINERY AND FUEL PRICES

27/01/2012

"Chris Huhne, Energy Secretary, must act very quickly to ensure the maintenance of supply. Coryton supplies 20% of the UK’s road transport fuels and aviation fuel and is a vital strategic asset.” Brian Madderson, Chairman of RMI Petrol.M...

MRA TO APPEAR AT MOTORCYCLE TRADE EXPO

20/01/2012

The RMI’s Motorcycle Retailers Association (MRA) will appear at Motorcycle Trade Expo this weekend at Birmingham NEC.Stephen Latham, Head of MRA commented “The MRA will be on hand at Motorcycle Trade Expo to provide insight and advice on...

FDA MEET WITH DANNY ALEXANDER MP

18/01/2012

The NFDA are meeting today with Danny Alexander MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss the state of the retail car market.Sue Robinson, NFDA Director commented “The meeting with Danny Alexander MP will provide us with the op...

NAB WELCOME ADR ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRES

17/01/2012

ADR Accident Repair Centres, the well respected repair group, have become members of the RMI’s National Association of Bodyshops (NAB), the leading trade body for vehicle body repairers.Commenting on the decision to join membership, Juli...

NAMA REPORT DECEMBER 2011

16/01/2012

The report shows that during December, average values of used cars sold at auction in the UK for all market sectors increased from £4,849 to £5,072, equivalent to a 4% increase. Year-on-year, the average price of cars at auction has incr...

FEARS FOR THE UK ECONOMY TO BE REALISED WITH RECORD FUEL COST RISES

09/01/2012

Their fuel price monitoring system, BIG OIL, has seen the steepest and fastest ever rise in wholesale costs over the festive period according to RMI Petrol. From Monday 19 December to Thursday 5 January the cost of diesel increased by ne...

MOTORCYCLE SALES DOWN 2.2% IN 2011

09/01/2012

The latest new motorcycle and scooter figures show sales overall were down 2.2% in 2011 compared to 2010. Overall the market has moved away from large motorcycles towards smaller motorcycles and scooters, often used for commuting. This t...

TRUCK AND VAN SALES BOUNCE BACK IN 2011

06/01/2012

“In a year when the economy seems to have stalled, truck and van sales have bucked the trend with the highest number of van registrations for three years and improved heavy truck sales” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Fra...

NEW CAR MARKET REMAINS FRAGILE

06/01/2012

“The decline in the retail market highlights an unchanging lack of consumer confidence” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailer...

REFORM FUEL TAX OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES

03/01/2012

At the start of this New Year, RMI Petrol has written to the Chancellor with a Briefing Paper urging reform of fuel tax ahead of the deferred duty increase on 1 August. As detailed in the Autumn Statement on 30 November, this will be 3.0...

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