IGA COMMITTED TO DRIVING APPRENTICE NUMBERS

29/09/2014

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) will employ a dedicated person to promote a career in the motor industry to school leavers. The national campaign will see the IGA’s Trade & Local Authority Liaison Officer aiming to change th...

NFDA LAUNCHES ‘NFDA SERVICE PLANS’ FOR FRANCHISED DEALERS

29/09/2014

NFDA has launched ‘NFDA Service Plans’ for franchised dealers.  Working with EMaC as its service plan provider it will underline the importance of quality in the aftersales experience for consumers and help dealers to leverage an unriv...

NAB WELCOMES CONCLUSION OF CMA PRIVATE MOTOR INSURANCE INVESTIGATION

24/09/2014

The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) welcomes the long-awaited Competition and Markets Authority’s final report into the Private Motor Insurance market published today.  However, NAB says there is still much work to be done to...

NAB-CALLS FOR CAR INSURANCE SHAKE-UP TO PROTECT CONSUMERS

24/09/2014

While welcoming the long-awaited Competition and Markets Authority’s final report into the Private Motor Insurance market published today, The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) says there is still much work to be done to prevent ...

UK MOTORS IN NEED OF TLCC (TENDER LOVING CAR CARE)

22/09/2014

New research commissioned by one of the UK’s leading motor industry bodies has revealed half (50 per cent*) of Britain’s motorists neglect vital vehicle maintenance checks including oil, tyres and lights – all essential to ensuring the...

MOTORCYCLE SALES REMAIN STABILISED

17/09/2014

“The motorcycle market in August remained stable as expected ahead of the September 14-plate change”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK. ...

FULL TO BRIM – NAB ADVISES CAUTION ON WINTER CAPACITY

17/09/2014

The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) has been contacted by a number of members regarding communications they have received from insurers and work providers who are seeking assurances relating to winter capacity. NAB advises th...

NAMA COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REPORT – AUGUST 2014

16/09/2014

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

NAMA REPORT AUGUST 2014

12/09/2014

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for August.  The report shows that during August the average value of used cars sold at auction across the board decreased -1.5% from £5,595 ...

NAB ADVISES MEMBERS NOT TO GET CAUGHT IN THE REPAIR VAT TRAP

11/09/2014

The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) has approached HMRC to clarify responsibility for paying VAT on accident damage repairs to courtesy cars that have been provided by garages. Frank Harvey, Head of NAB, comments, “It appears...

NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS CONTINUE TO GROW AHEAD OF 14-PLATE CHANGE

04/09/2014

“It is positive and encouraging to see that the new car market continued to thrive during August in what is traditionally a low volume month for car sales” said Sue Robinson, Director of National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) w...

SCOTTISH MOTORISTS ALSO TO BE HIT BY WEAKENING POUND

04/09/2014

“In recent days the pound has suffered its worst exchange rate performance against US dollar since Lehman’s problems triggered the global financial collapse in 2008.  From a high of over $1.71in mid-August the pound has weakened to bel...

VAN DEMAND CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN THE MARKET

04/09/2014

“It is positive to see that the van market continued its upward trend in August ahead the of the 14-plate change.”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and fran...

IGA DRIVES APPRENTICESHIPS INTO SCHOOLS

02/09/2014

After millions of teenagers received their GCSE results this summer, the Independent Garage Association (IGA) is working alongside its members to increase the number of school leavers choosing a career in the motor industry. Using li...

NFDA SUMMER 2014 DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

01/09/2014

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) summer 2014 Dealer Attitude Survey has received an all-time record response, with over 40% of dealers from 29 participating dealer networks taking part. We have undertaken a full rev...

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