ANOTHER GOVERNMENT NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR RURAL FILLING STATIONS

26/10/2012

“The Government’s recent decision to defer Revaluation of Business Rates from 2015 to 2017 effectively kills off any hopes of cost reductions harboured by struggling owners of rural filling stations. The Closure rate for the remaining ru...

IGA LAUNCHES FREE WEBSITE SERVICE FOR INDEPENDENTS

25/10/2012

“The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has now launched its website building service to its members, helping to bring additional business into their workshops and an opportunity to market their garage to the modern consumer” said Stua...

BROKER ASSISTANCE LIMITED IN ADMINISTRATION

23/10/2012

Broker Assistance Limited 04623342 (BAL) in AdministrationCirculation: all RMI National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) members and other industry interested/related parties. This report is an opinion formed as a result of the RMI working...

THE NFDA CELEBRATES ITS FIRST AUTUMN BALL AND AWARDS

15/10/2012

‘The 2012 NFDA Autumn Ball and Awards was a deserved salute to a sector whose very high levels of expertise and skills go unacknowledged far too often,’ said Sue Robinson, National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Director, commenti...

EDDIE HAWTHORNE WINS INDUSTRY ICON AWARD

15/10/2012

  The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) named Eddie Hawthorne as Industry Icon Award of the year.   The Glasgow based Chief Executive of car dealer Arnold Clark received the award during the NFDA Autumn Ball at the Celt...

BRISTOL SOLICITOR WINS BUSINESS PARTNER AWARD

15/10/2012

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) named Miles Trower of TLT Solicitors as Business Partner of the year.  The Bristol based solicitor received the award last week at the NFDA Autumn Ball at the Celtic Manor Resort in Sout...

OFT CALL FOR INFORMATION: SHORT QUESTIONNAIRE AVAILABLE

10/10/2012

On 5 September the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) issued a call for information into the petrol sector. The industry questionnaire is available here .   The Petrol Retailers' Association have now received from the OFT a shorter version of ...

NEW CAR MARKET EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

04/10/2012

“The increase in retail car sales in September exceeded expectations” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, c...

PRESS COMMENT: VOSA ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO MOT CERTIFICATES TO PREVENT CLOCKING

02/10/2012

VOSA has today announced that the MOT certificate must now record the mileage of a vehicle for the current test, as well as the mileage recorded on the last three certificates. This change comes into effect on 18 November 2012 and means ...

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