STRIKE ACTION THREATENS FUEL SUPPLY TO MOTORISTS

25/02/2013

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA), the trade association representing independent forecourt retailers in the UK, is concerned by the news that Tanker drivers at Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland are threatening to strike. Unite ...

SUPERMARKET FUEL DISCOUNTS SHOULD FACE AXE SAYS PRA

25/02/2013

“The initiative by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that will see supermarkets stick to helping shoppers with lower grocery pricing instead of subsidising fuel offers is music to the ears of all our small, often ...

RECORD FUEL PRICES FOR EASTER

21/02/2013

“With pump prices set to continue rising, the Chancellor must take swift action in the Budget on 20 March to cancel the proposed duty rise in September and cut this damaging tax which restricts economic recovery and adds to inflation” sa...

NAB RESPONDS TO MOTOR INSURANCE MARKET INVESTIGATION

20/02/2013

The RMI’s National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) submission to the Competition Commission concerning the private motor insurance market investigation has now been published on the Commission’s website. The Competition Commission held th...

NAMA REPORT JANUARY 2013

20/02/2013

 The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for January. The report shows that during January the average values of used cars sold at auction across the board decreased from £5,402 to £4,8...

PRA COMMENT ON NEW ZEALAND’S PLAIN PACKAGING REVIEW

19/02/2013

“The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) welcomes the news that New Zealand are pausing to fully consider the complex legal implications and specifically the outcome of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) challenge in Australia before imp...

NAB ENGAGE LAWYERS TO CHALLENGE ZOLFO COOPER

14/02/2013

The RMI’s National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) today announced that they have formally engaged their lawyers to challenge Administrator Zolfo Cooper’s interpretation of how insurer payments should be dealt with and who is entitled to ...

HIGHWAY ROBBERY - OIL SPECULATORS TAKE UK CONSUMERS FOR A RIDE SAYS PRA

14/02/2013

“With pump prices set to continue rising, the Chancellor must take swift action in the Budget on 20th March to cancel the proposed duty rise in September and cut this damaging tax which restricts economic recovery and adds to inflation” ...

A FLAT START FOR 2013 MOTORCYCLE SALES

12/02/2013

Motorcycle sales in January were down 14% from January last year and reports indicate that foot fall was down in most showrooms. Poor sales are likely to be partly due to the arctic weather that affected much of the country during the mi...

RMISC ACHIEVES UKAS ACCREDITATION

12/02/2013

Retail Motor Industry Standards and Certification (RMISC), a subsidiary of the RMI, has been granted accreditation by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to inspect motor industry businesses against the PAS 125 Bodyshop standard. Stuart ...

NAMA COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REPORT JANUARY 2013

11/02/2013

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

NFDA SUPPORT EXTRA MEASURES TO TACKLE BAD PRACTICE IN PPI CLAIMS

08/02/2013

“The move by the Ministry of Justice’s to set up a specialist team to crackdown on bad practice in the Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) claims can only be viewed as a positive step” said Sue Robinson, National Franchised Dealers Associ...

NAB COMMITS TO CHALLENGING THE ADMINISTRATORS OF DRIVE ASSIST

07/02/2013

The RMI’s National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) today announced its intention to challenge the decision by Zolfo Cooper not to honour the repairers’ FSA protected funds following the recent collapse of accident management company, Driv...

NEW CAR MARKET CONTINUES TO PERFORM WELL

06/02/2013

“The new car market continues to perform well despite wider economic uncertainty” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers acro...

VAN SALES BOOST COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET

06/02/2013

“It is encouraging to see that van registrations improved in January, although truck sales made a disappointing start in 2013” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial veh...

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