CHANGE TO THE DRIVING LICENCE – PAPER COUNTERPART TO BECOME OBSOLETE

29/04/2015

From 8 June 2015 the paper counterpart of the driving licence (D740) is to be abolished and will no longer be issued by the the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). “There will no longer be a need for drivers to keep the paper...

SWITCH TO DIESEL LEADS TO LOWEST PETROL SALES IN 25 YEARS

28/04/2015

Petrol sales fell 10% in March to a record low of 1.31bn litres following a 4% growth in February when drivers took advantage of prices 22p a litre lower than the year before. Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers...

NFDA AUTUMN BALL 2015: NOW BOOKING!

23/04/2015

This year’s NFDA Autumn ball will take place at the 5 star Grove Resort, Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire, on Saturday 10 October 2015. NFDA Autumn Ball 2015 Saturday 10 October The Grove, Chandler’s Cross Hertfordshire Commentin...

NFDA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

23/04/2015

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) is to launch its new website today and has worked hard to ensure that we can provide our members with a first class site. www.nfda-uk.co.uk is a new website with a fresh design and m...

NAMA AGM RAISES £10,700 FOR BEN

20/04/2015

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) held its annual AGM on 18 April in Portugal. A charity auction in aid of BEN – the automotive industry charity, took place following the AGM - raising a phenomenal £10,700. Louise W...

THE PETROL RETAILERS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

17/04/2015

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) is proud to announce the launch of its new and completely redesigned website - www.ukpra.co.uk,  at the Forecourt Show, to be held at the NEC on the 20 – 22 April 2015. The new  site: Compl...

INDEPENDENT FORECOURTS PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO DIESEL FLEETS

16/04/2015

“More than 70% of the specialist hi-speed offset diesel refuelling facilities are provided by the independent retailing sector (Experian Catalist), so ensuring that our fleets of buses, trucks, vans and cars are well catered for across...

NAMA REPORT MARCH 2015

15/04/2015

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for March. The report shows that during March the average month-on-month value of used cars sold at auction across the board decreased -5.7% ...

NAMA COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REPORT – MARCH 2015

15/04/2015

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market report for March today. The report shows that the average value of used LCV’s at auction across the board decreased -2.7% from £4,4...

NFDA ADVISES MEMBERS OF NEW TAXATION PROCEDURES

14/04/2015

Following news that thousands of drivers have had their cars clamped and received fines of hundreds of pounds after being caught out by the change in tax disc rules, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents f...

FIRST QUARTER OF 2015 SEES MOTORCYCLE MARKET OFF TO A RACING START

10/04/2015

“It is encouraging to see that the motorcycle market has got off to a positive start, with dealers reporting an 11.8% increase in registrations in the first quarter of 2015”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers...

RECORD MONTH FOR NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS HIGHLIGHTS CONTRIBUTION OF AUTOMOTIVE TO UK ECONOMY

08/04/2015

“It is extremely positive to see the new car market has now achieved 37 consecutive months of growth – increasing 11.6% % on March 2014”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represent...

VAN AND TRUCK SALES GIVE STRONG INDICATION OF MARKET CONFIDENCE

08/04/2015

The National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franchised car retailers across the UK, commented on the commercial vehicle new registration figures for March today. Sue Robinson, Director of the N...

SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE LAW COMES INTO EFFECT

07/04/2015

The new shared parental law which came into force today gives parents the right to share their leave following the birth or adoption of their child. Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which r...

HOLIDAY PAY – THE LOCK DECISION

02/04/2015

The Employment Tribunal in Leicester has handed down its long awaited decision in Lock v British Gas. Mr Lock was a Salesman on a basic salary with variable commission paid in arrears.  His commission depended not on the time worked,...

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