RMI BODYSHOPS COMMENT ON RISING PRIVATE MOTOR INSURANCE PREMIUMS

27/10/2016

“Following reports that motorists are facing higher car insurance premiums than a year ago, we are frustrated that there is no corresponding increase in service provision, and that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is failing...

FRANCHISED DEALERS OVERTAKE INDEPENDENT GARAGES FOR AFTERSALES

26/10/2016

The recent NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey revealed that more people are using franchise dealerships for aftersales than six months ago. Currently, 35% of people use franchise dealers for their aftersales compared to 30% of people using ...

APPRENTICESHIP LEVY: FURTHER DETAILS REVEALED

26/10/2016

“We are pleased to see that the government has responded to some of the points that have been raised regarding the new apprenticeship levy, however, we are still concerned with the short timescale of implementation”, said Sue Robinson,...

RMI BODYSHOPS RESPONDS TO NEW APPRENTICESHIP FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT

26/10/2016

“Today’s announcement from the Department for Education on apprenticeship funding is positive news for the smaller bodyshops (less than 50 employees) in the sector”, comments Jason Moseley, Director of RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA), the U...

RMI CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ENGAGE WITH THE INDUSTRY

20/10/2016

“With the UK in a period of uncertainty, we are urging government to engage with all sectors in our industry to prevent any uncertainty, encourage confidence and enable investment”, said RMI board member Colin Parlett, speaking at this...

NAMA LAUNCHES NEW CAR AUCTION DATA REPORT

17/10/2016

The National Association of Motor Actions (NAMA) has launched its new car auction data report today.  The new style report will be published on a monthly basis and is compiled by Glass’s Guide. The report shows that in September: ...

NFDA AND NAMA CALL FOR DEBIT CARD CHARGES INDUSTRY EXEMPTION

13/10/2016

“The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) have written to the Payments Systems Regulator, calling for a dispensation for the automotive industry for debit card charges”, said ...

RMI BODYSHOPS RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT WHIPLASH REFORMS

13/10/2016

RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA), the UK’s trade association for vehicle repairers, has raised their concerns following today’s announcement that proposals to reform how the insurance industry deals with claims for whiplash injuries have bee...

APPOINTMENT OF MARK SQUIRES AS NFDA CHAIRMAN

11/10/2016

The National Franchised Dealers Association which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers in the UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Squires as Chairman effective 11 October 2016. Mark succeeds Peter Jone...

CONSUMER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

11/10/2016

“The objective of the Consumer Attitude Survey is to explore consumers’ perceptions of franchised dealerships and it is positive to see that the majority of respondents viewed franchised dealers as professional, knowledgeable, and reli...

66-PLATE CHANGE DRIVES MOTORCYCLE DEMAND UP 17.3%

11/10/2016

“September saw exceptional growth in the motorcycle market - recording a growth of 17.3% following the 66-plate change,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retail...

MOTORISTS TO BE HIT BY RISING PUMP PRICES

10/10/2016

“The double impact of the pound weakening against US$ and global oil prices strengthening will cause pump prices to move sharply upwards “ said Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA). “The pound has now f...

NFDA AUTUMN BALL: CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE AWARD WINNERS

10/10/2016

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) 2016 Autumn Ball took place over the weekend at the Grove Resort in Hertfordshire. The night was compered by Mark Durden-Smith, while Fred MacAulay provided the after dinner entertai...

PLATE CHANGE BOOSTS SALES IN SEPTEMBER

05/10/2016

“September has been a positive month for new car sales as a result of the 66-plate change. The market remains strong with a 2.6% growth year-to-date, compared to last year with over 2 million units,” said Sue Robinson, Director of Nati...

66-PLATE CHANGE BOOSTS GROWTH IN RETAIL AND SELF-EMPLOYED VAN MARKETS

05/10/2016

“The light commercial vehicle (LCV) market performed well in September with the 66-plate change boosting demand from retail and self-employed customers - as strong performances from the ‘pickup’ and mid-size vans of 2.0 - 2.5t sectors ...

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