NAB VOICE CONCERNS OVER VEHICLE INSPECTION REPORT

31/10/2013

“Whilst the National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) welcomes the MSX International overview of vehicle inspection, we are extremely concerned with some of its findings” said Frank Harvey, Head of NAB. The Competition Commission today...

PRA HOSTS REGENERATION FORUM

31/10/2013

The Petrol Retailers' Association (PRA) hosted a Regeneration Forum organised in conjunction with the Department of Energy and Climate Change which took place on 30 October at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Westminster...

NAB ATTENDS ICDP CRASH REPAIR WORKSHOP

29/10/2013

The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) attended an ICDP Crash Repair Workshop in Paris on Wednesday 23 October 2013, as part of its ongoing mission to stay abreast of events that are happening in Europe that may affect the UK body...

RMI EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED WITH MOT TEST PRICE FREEZE

23/10/2013

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), the UK’s leading automotive trade body, is extremely disappointed that the government plans to freeze MOT test prices without properly consulting the industry. The RMI recently met with the...

PETROL RETAILERS’ STATE BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR ROAD FUELS IN SCOTLAND

23/10/2013

“Whilst the news that Ineos is to close the petrochemical plant at Grangemouth is a bitter blow for jobs and the local economy, it is understood that the refinery will continue. The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) is hopeful that a...

NAMA COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REPORT – SEPTEMBER 2013

22/10/2013

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market report for September today. The report shows that during September the average values of used LCV’s at auction across the board ros...

NFDA DISAPPOINTED AT NO PRIVATISATION PLANS FOR ATFS

21/10/2013

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), the trade body representing commercial vehicle and franchised car retailers across the UK, is disappointed that the Department for Transport (DfT) make no plans to completely privatis...

PETROL RETAILERS' CAUTIOUSLY WELCOME EXTENSION TO RURAL FUEL DUTY REBATE SCHEME

18/10/2013

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA), the trade association representing independent forecourt retailers in the UK, cautiously welcomes the news that ten rural areas in UK could get fuel duty tax cut. HM Treasury have confirmed th...

SEPTEMBER PLATE CHANGE BOOSTS MOTORCYCLE SALES

17/10/2013

“It is encouraging to see that motorcycle sales increased last month, with the September plate change stimulating the market” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle...

NFDA WELCOME RETAIL SALES INCREASE

17/10/2013

“Consumer confidence continues to grow with the British Retail Consortium reporting an increase in high street retail sales of 0.6% during September” said Sue Robinson, Director of National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which r...

ROBERT GOODWILL MP TO ADDRESS RMI CENTENARY DINNER

17/10/2013

Robert Goodwill MP, Under-Secretary of State for Transport, has now been confirmed as the guest speaker at the RMI Centenary Dinner to be held on Thursday 24 October at the Dorchester Hotel, London. Sue Robinson, RMI Director Comment...

PETROL RETAILERS' WELCOME GRANGEMOUTH STRIKE CALL OFF

16/10/2013

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA), the trade association representing independent forecourt retailers in the UK, welcomes the news that the Unite union has called off a planned strike at the Grangemouth oil refinery. The move f...

RETAILERS URGED TO INCREASE FUEL STOCKS

16/10/2013

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA), the trade association representing independent forecourt retailers in the UK, continues to urge retailers to increase fuel stocks following news that the Grangemouth oil refinery will remain shu...

NAMA REPORT SEPTEMBER 2013

15/10/2013

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for September. The report shows that during September, the average value of used cars sold at auction across the board increased 4.5% from £4...

PETROL RETAILERS’ ALARMED BY RISE IN ILLICIT TOBACCO TRADE

11/10/2013

The Petrol Retailer’ Association (PRA) today expressed concern at the release of HMRC’s Tax Gap report for tobacco, showing that the UK Treasury is losing billions of pounds a year to the illicit market. Brian Madderson, PRA Chairman...

PETROL RETAILERS' WELCOME PAYMENTS SECTOR REGULATOR

09/10/2013

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA), the trade body representing independent forecourts in the UK, welcomes government plans for a new regulator for the payments sector. The government has announced the creation of a new, utiliti...

PETROL RETAILERS' WELCOME NEW GUIDELINES ON FUEL THEFT

08/10/2013

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA), the trade body representing independent forecourts in the UK, welcomes new legal guidelines from the Crown Prosecution Service calling for fuel thieves to be prosecuted. Current industry pract...

PETER JONES NAMED NFDA INDUSTRY ICON 2013

07/10/2013

Peter Jones, Chief Executive of Lookers, was named Industry Icon of the Year at this year’s National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Autumn Ball. Jones was praised by his fellow senior executives for keeping “a level head” afte...

PLATE CHANGE BOOSTS SEPTEMBER MARKET

04/10/2013

“It is positive to see that the new car market has continued to remain strong during September and the successful plate change reflects growing economic confidence”, said Sue Robinson, Director of National Franchised Dealers Association ...

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SALES CONTINUE TO GROW IN SEPTEMBER

04/10/2013

“The confidence in economic upturn for businesses buying commercial vehicles in September brings welcoming news to the truck and van sector”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents com...

NAB WELCOMES RED TAPE REFORMS

03/10/2013

“It is positive to hear that the European Commission has recommitted itself to implementing cuts to red tape” said Frank Harvey, Head of NAB The announcement which promises to simplify and withdraw complicated legislation will help e...

NEW RULES FOR CONSUMER CREDIT

03/10/2013

“Whilst we support the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) new proposals on how it will regulate consumer credit, there is some concern that they may impact on a consumer’s ability to source finance and in turn purchase a car” said Sue...

NFDA WELCOMES RENEWED COMMITMENT TO CUTTING RED TAPE

02/10/2013

“It is encouraging to hear that the European Commission has recommitted itself to implementing cuts to red tape” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franchi...

PRA DEEPLY CONCERNED BY NEW EVIDENCE ON THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF PLAIN PACKAGING IN AUSTRALIA

01/10/2013

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) today expressed their concern at further evidence from Australia of the negative impact of plain packaging on retailers: Brian Madderson, Chairman of the PRA said “Our members have had long hel...

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