DVSA JOINS IGA MEMBER EVENTS

30/04/2014

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has announced that for the remainder of the year, the DVSA will be attending its Member Events to provide an update on MOT Modernisation and other issues affecting MOT Garages. The events, hel...

MARCH RETAIL SALES CONTINUE UPWARD TREND

28/04/2014

“Consumer confidence continues to grow with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) reporting an increase in high street retail sales of 0.1% during March” said Sue Robinson, Director of National Franchised Dealers Association (NFD...

NAB AND AGEAS PLAN TO IMPROVE BODYSHOP COMMUNICATION

24/04/2014

Frank Harvey, Head of NAB, along with a member of the NAB Executive Committee attended a meeting with Ageas UK – award winning insurance provider, at their offices in Eastleigh on 15 April 2014. Harvey commented, “During the meeting,...

IGA DRIVING EU REVIEW OF ACCESS TO MANUFACTURER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

22/04/2014

“It is extremely encouraging that the European Commission has launched a review into the process of access to vehicle repair and maintenance information”, said Stuart James, Independent Garage Association (IGA) Director. Since 2010 i...

NAB RESPOND TO ICDP'S STATEMENT OF SUPPORT

17/04/2014

Frank Harvey, Head of NAB said, “It is reassuring to see that ICDP (International Car Distribution Programme) agree with the NAB’s call to ‘Treat Bodyshops Fairly’. Harvey continued, “The UK body repair industry is recognised as bein...

MOTORCYCLE MARKET IN MARCH TOPS 2014 SALES

15/04/2014

“It is extremely positive to see that the motorcycle market was up by an impressive 18.2% last month following February’s -3.6% decline”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents ...

TREATING BODYSHOPS FAIRLY: NAB CALLS FOR HALT TO DATA DUPLICATION

14/04/2014

As part of its ‘Treating Bodyshops Fairly’ campaign, The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) is calling on the Competition Markets Authority (CMA) to consider an emerging practice in the body repair industry whereby insurers and cl...

NAMA COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REPORT – MARCH 2014

14/04/2014

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

NAB CAMPAIGN INTO TREATING BODYSHOPS FAIRLY

10/04/2014

The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) is to begin a campaign aimed at rebalancing relationships in the body repair industry. With the rallying call, ‘Treating Bodyshops Fairly’, NAB aims to reach out to car insurers and claims ...

TRUST MY GARAGE CHARITY CHALLENGE RAISES £8,500 FOR BEN

10/04/2014

The Trust My Garage Charity Challenge teams, the Northern Numpties and the Southern Softies returned to the BEN Town Thorns Care Centre today having raised £8,500 for the automotive charity. The challenge, which was to visit the most...

WARNING OF BUSINESS INSURANCE PRICE HIKES

09/04/2014

Businesses are being warned that the price of motor vehicle insurance is likely to rise significantly as an unintended consequence of efforts to drive down private vehicle insurance costs. The alert has been issued by the National As...

NAMA REPORT MARCH 2014

09/04/2014

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for March.  The report shows that during March, the average value of used cars sold at auction across the board decreased 3.4% from £5,422 to...

NAB LEAD BODY SUBMISSION BACKED BY THE VBRA

07/04/2014

The RMI’s National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) proposal for an independent lead body to define and enforce market rules in the car insurance sector, has been backed by the Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association (VBRA). The pro...

14-PLATE CHANGE BOOSTS NEW CAR SALES IN MARCH

04/04/2014

“It is encouraging to see that new car registrations were up an impressive 17.7% in march following demand for the new 14-plate” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchi...

DEMAND FOR LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES CONTINUE TO DRIVE MARKET UPWARDS

04/04/2014

“It is positive to see the commercial vehicle market continued to grow 11.4% in march, following the new 14-plate change”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle a...

NAMA AGM RAISES £4,000 FOR BEN

03/04/2014

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) held its annual AGM on 29 March in Barcelona. The AGM was well attended by members and the agenda included topics of discussion such as vehicle grading and the monthly car and LCV act...

PRA URGES GOVERNMENT NOT TO RUSH AHEAD WITH PLAIN PACKAGING BEFORE PROPERLY REVIEWING ALL EVIDENCE

03/04/2014

The Petrol Retailers Association has expressed concern that the Government is seeking to move ahead with draft regulations at the same time as carrying out a further consultation. The Government needs to take a full and proper look at ...

NFDA COMMENTS ON EU VOTE TO REDUCE VEHICLE NOISE

03/04/2014

“The NFDA are pleased to hear today’s announcement that the European Parliament has voted in favour of a Commission proposal to decrease vehicle noise”, commented Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association. ...

0.9 PER CENT INCREASE IN USED CAR SALES

03/04/2014

“It is extremely encouraging  to hear that used car sales have increased by 0.9%, the highest turnover since 2008”, commented Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) in response to new analysis publ...

NFDA COMMENT - NEW DRIVER AND VEHICLE STANDARDS AGENCY (DVSA) LAUNCHED

02/04/2014

“Today’s announcement from Roads Minister Stephen Hammond that the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has officially been launched, is very positive news”, commented Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Ass...

BURDEN OF COURTESY CAR LIABILITY SHIFTS TO BODYSHOPS

01/04/2014

The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) is concerned about a recent practice by a leading insurer asking repairers to provide insurance cover for third parties, under the repairers own motor trade policy. Frank Harvey, Head of NA...

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