TREASURY CONFIRMS FUEL DUTY REMAINS STATIC FOR THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR

25/11/2015

There were concerns raised that the Chancellor would take the opportunity to raise fuel duty by 1 or 2ppl which would have provided almost £1 billion extra revenue for the Treasury over the next 12 months. There was also speculation ...

RMI AUTUMN STATEMENT 2015 COMMENT

25/11/2015

The RMI welcomes the Chancellors confirmed commitment in ‘rebuilding Britain’ and an industrial strategy for the automotive sector for a decade in today’s Autumn Statement. “Also it is positive to see the extension of the small busin...

PRA WELCOMES CHANCELLOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAINTAIN POLICE SPENDING

25/11/2015

With forecourt crime costing the economy an estimated £40million a year, petrol retailers across England and Wales have been threatened by police authorities refusing to investigate ‘drive-offs’* and other forecourt crimes if budget cu...

MEP VISITS NFDA MEMBER VERTU MOTORS PLC

20/11/2015

Following a meeting earlier this year with Emma McClarkin MEP, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) arranged a site visit for her at one of their largest dealer members, Honda Grantham, part of Vertu Motors PLC which took...

THE RETAIL MARKET IS MANAGING NEARLY NEW EFFECTIVELY

20/11/2015

There is increasing evidence that dealers are managing the growth in nearly new stock very effectively with a fall by over 20 per cent in volumes of vehicles under 2 years old available through the NAMA network in October. “The capac...

RENEWAL OF NFDA STANDARDS

19/11/2015

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) is committed to high standards of delivery to give confidence to customers when visiting our dealerships. The NFDA pledges that all our members are committed to delivering a first clas...

NAMA REPORT OCTOBER 2015

18/11/2015

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for October 2015. The report shows that the average sales price in October increased by 0.9% to £5,441 from £5,263. Sales volumes for Octob...

NAMA COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REPORT – OCTOBER 2015

18/11/2015

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market report for October today. The report shows that the average value of used LCV’s at auction across the board increased 1.4% from £4,...

NAB MEET WITH DFT AND PACTS TO EXPRESS CONCERNS OVER CONSUMER SAFETY

11/11/2015

The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) met with Barry Sheerman, MP and Chairman of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety, (PACTS) and Maria Ullah at the Department for Transport (DfT) to discuss their concerns sur...

MOTORCYCLE MARKET REMAINS STRONG FOLLOWING 65-PLATE CHANGE

10/11/2015

“Following last month’s disappointing sales figures on the back of the 65-plate change, it was encouraging to see the October market bounced back with a healthy 14.2 overall growth in motorcycle sales”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the...

INDEPENDENTS FLOCKING TO TRUST MY GARAGE FOLLOWING CTSI APPROVAL

10/11/2015

The Independent Garage Association’s (IGA) Trust My Garage (TMG) has had a flurry of interest following the announcement that it received final approval from The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). The code approval came in...

RMI SOLVES MOT TRAINING CHALLENGE

10/11/2015

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is opening a new training centre in the midlands next spring to act as a leading industry resource for MOT tester training. The DVSA is taking a new approach with MOT tester training by seek...

OCTOBER RETAIL MARKET STABILISES FOLLOWING 65-PLATE CHANGE

05/11/2015

”Following over three and a half years of growth, the October market has stabilised after last month’s 65-plate change, said Sue Robinson, Director of National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and c...

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET STABILISES FOLLOWING 65-PLATE CHANGE

05/11/2015

”Following last month’s plate change, the October market has remained stable with a -2.9% decline in the month,”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franch...

NATIONAL CONCILIATION SERVICE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

03/11/2015

The National Conciliation Service (NCS) has today launched its new website - www.nationalconciliationservice.co.uk The site, which is interactive and user-friendly, has a fresh design and modern layout providing users with a signific...

NMDA DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY AUTUMN 2015 RESULTS REVEALED

02/11/2015

“The NMDA are pleased to see that this year’s Autumn 2015 Dealer Attitude Survey received a response rate of 25% (206 dealers). Honda had a 67% response rate, whilst 14% of participants were from BMW & Harley Davidson. Budget brands Le...

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