PRA COMMENT ON THE INCLUSION OF PLAIN PACKAGING WITHIN SCOTLAND'S TOBACCO CONTROL STRATEGY

28/03/2013

“The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) is deeply concerned to hear the latest speculation that Scotland will look to introduce plain packaging as part of its Tobacco Control Strategy. This only increases our fears that the concerns o...

NAMA HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE MILEAGE READINGS

26/03/2013

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) is calling on MOT testers ensure that the MOT mileage data is correctly logged. NAMA commented “NAMA members have reported that discrepancies with mileage records on MOT certificates...

NFDA WELCOMES ACTION ON PPI CLAIMS IN PARLIAMENT

22/03/2013

The NFDA recently provided Nic Dakin MP with a briefing note outlining the affect unmeritorious PPI claims and unsolicited Claims Management Companies have on our members businesses.   During the adjournment debate in the Main Chamb...

IGA BUDGET COMMENT

22/03/2013

IGA Budget CommentThe Independent Garage Association (IGA) represents over 20,000 independent garages that sell, service and repair vehicles, employing individuals in the customer-facing side of the motor industry. IGA Budget CommentStua...

NFDA BUDGET COMMENT

20/03/2013

NFDA Budget CommentThe National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) represents 4,700 franchised dealers that sell, service and repair new and used vehicles, employing individuals in the customer-facing side of the motor industry. NFDA ...

BUDGET HELPS MOTORISTS AND PETROL RETAILERS

20/03/2013

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) represents 5,500 independent forecourt retailers.PRA Autumn Statement CommentBrian Madderson, PRA ChairmanFUEL DUTYThe Petrol Retailers’ Association welcomes the Government’s decision to cancel the...

IGA STAND AGAINST EU RE-TESTING PROPOSAL

19/03/2013

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) will take a stand against the European Commission’s proposal that will stop mechanics that initially MOT test and repair a vehicle from re-testing that same vehicle.  Stuart James, IGA Director, a...

NAMA REPORT FEBRUARY 2013

19/03/2013

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for February. The report shows that during February the average values of used cars sold at auction across the board increased from £4,856 to £5,...

GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON RISING COST OF FUEL

15/03/2013

“Government must take decisive action on high fuel costs in the upcoming Budget” said Brian Madderson, Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) Chairman. Following their Budget submission last month the PRA has been conversing with Sajid Javi...

INDEPENDENT GARAGES BLAST RECENT CITIZENS ADVICE FINDINGS

15/03/2013

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is outraged by recent Citizens Advice findings suggesting that independent used car dealers and garages are the top cause of consumer complaints. The IGA has been in contact with Citizens Advice t...

MOTORCYCLE SALES SUFFER IN FEBRUARY

13/03/2013

The latest new motorcycle and scooter figures show last month sales overall were down 4.6% against February 2012. Under 50cc scooter sales were down 6.1% in September, while all over 50cc motorcycle sales have decreased by 4.2%.Sue Robin...

NEW CAR MARKET CONTINUES TO GROW

06/03/2013

“It is positive that new car sales were up in February for the twelfth month in a row.” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailer...

VAN SALES BOOST COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET

06/03/2013

“It is encouraging to see that van registrations improved in February, although truck sales continued to disappoint last month” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicl...

IGA LAUNCHES TECHNICAL FORUM

06/03/2013

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has today launched an online technical forum which will permit online peer-to-peer knowledge sharing of automotive technical problems. The forum will be a valuable online resource open to all IGA ...

PRA COMMENT ON SPECULATION ON THE INTRODUCTION OF PLAIN PACKAGING

06/03/2013

"The Petrol Retailers' Association (PRA) is deeply concerned about the speculation that the Government may introduce plain packaging here in the UK. We sincerely hope that this is mere insider gossip and that Government would think very ...

IGA MEMBERS SHOW SUPPORT FOR TRUST MY GARAGE

05/03/2013

The RMI’s Independent Garage Association (IGA) has experienced an unprecedented turn out at their latest Trust My Garage (TMG) road show. TMG members who attended the road show received free marketing packs including external signage. St...

NFDA DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

04/03/2013

Franchised vehicle dealers believe there has been an overall improvement in the day to day relationship with their manufacturer. Sales incentive programmes and improved profitability boosted partnerships, according to the NFDA Dealer Att...

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