UK ECONOMIC GROWTH FIGURES RELEASED

29/04/2016

“It is encouraging to see that gross domestic product in the UK grew by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2016 - marking 13 consecutive months of growth”, said Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association, which rep...

EUROPEAN SECURITY STANDARD NOW GIVES INDEPENDENTS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

26/04/2016

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has announced that access to manufacturer security data for the independent sector has cleared its final hurdle. The body for European Accreditation (EA) has officially ‘signed-off’ the SERMI* s...

NFDA WELCOMES EUROPEAN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES FIGURES

22/04/2016

“We are pleased to see that commercial vehicle registrations in the EU grew by 8.0% in March marking 15 consecutive months of growth,” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commerci...

ROAD FUEL SALES SHOW REAL UPLIFT

21/04/2016

“Latest Government data suggests that increased economic activity and cheaper prices had a significant impact on the demand for fuel in the month to 14 March”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association. March...

NFDA COMMENTS ON THE NEW APPRENTICESHIP LEVY

21/04/2016

“It is extremely positive to see that the number of young people expressing their interest in apprenticeships has increased, but it is important that apprenticeship schemes are properly structured by the Government to encourage employe...

SMTA AND RMI TO ASSESS GOVERNMENT ROAD TAX CHANGES

21/04/2016

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) and Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) are seeking to survey their members and the motor industry to assess the impact of the Government’s latest changes to road tax on the annual MOT tes...

NFDA COMMENTS ON INTEREST RATES

19/04/2016

“It is reassuring to see that interest rates will remain at 0.5 per cent”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association, which represents commercial vehicle and franchised car retailers across the UK, comm...

RMI BODYSHOPS HOLD FIRST ‘KNOW HOW’ MEMBER EVENT

19/04/2016

RMI Bodyshops (NAB/VBRA) has teamed up with Hella Gutmann Solutions and several of their training provider members to help spread the word on complex systems such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) through a series of nationa...

NFDA WELCOMES EUROPEAN PASSENGER CAR REGISTRATION FIGURES

15/04/2016

“We are pleased to see that passenger car registrations in the EU rose 6% in March marking 31 consecutive months of growth”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised...

SMTA AND RMI UNITE IN FIGHT TO SAVE 3-1-1

14/04/2016

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) and Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) met with Drew Hendry MP, Scottish National Party (SNP) Transport spokesperson in the House of Commons, to present a case against extending the MOT t...

MOTORCYCLE REGISTRATIONS STABILISE IN MARCH FOLLOWING PLATE CHANGE

13/04/2016

“Following a strong start to 2016, the NMDA had high expectations that March would follow suit on the back of the new 16-plate change, however the market was up by only 230 bikes compared to March 2015 – marking an overall growth of ju...

NFDA COMMENTS ON DEALER FINANCE FIGURES FROM FLA

13/04/2016

“It is extremely positive to see that new cars bought on dealer finance rose 27% by value and 22% by volume in February compared to this time last year”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which ...

RMI BODYSHOPS LOOKS INTO USE OF NON-OE PARTS IN THE VEHICLE BODY REPAIR PROCESS

07/04/2016

RMI Bodyshops, (NAB & VBRA), have commenced a series of activities looking into the use of non-oe parts in the UK body repair market. There are three main focus areas for the activities: The robustness of the parts approval prog...

NFDA COMMENTS ON ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES SALES

07/04/2016

“It is positive to see that Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) sales increased 21.5% this month and 23.7% year to date,” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and f...

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

06/04/2016

“It is encouraging to see that new car registrations were up an impressive 5.3% in March following demand for the new 16-plate change” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents f...

MARCH MARKS A STABLE FIRST QUARTER FOR THE VAN MARKET

06/04/2016

”Demand for light commercial vehicles was up 3.3% in March – ending the first quarter on a positive note”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franchised ca...

NEW E-LEARNING TRAINING PACKAGE OFFERS FORECOURTS A PASSPORT TO COMPLIANCE

01/04/2016

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has joined forces with the Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) to offer a comprehensive online training programme for all forecourt operators and their employees. The e-learning package, developed in ass...

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