DEALERS MUST BE AWARE OF UPCOMING VED CHANGES

31/01/2017

“Many dealers are still not aware of the new Vehicle Excise Duty rates which will be introduced from 1 April. This is a complex issue and it is vital that dealerships are able to clearly communicate the changes to consumers to avoid fu...

AUCTION MARKET ENDS ON HIGH FOR 2016

31/01/2017

“Following what could be described as an uncertain political and economic climate, 2016 marked a strong performance from the UK motor auction sector”, commented Louise Wallis, Head of The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA). ...

RMI BODYSHOPS REQUESTS SUPPORT FOR COMPETITIVE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE INFORMATION PROVISIONS

27/01/2017

RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA), the UK’s trade association for vehicle body repair sector, has written to a select group of MEP´s requesting support in improving the legal framework for competitive repair and maintenance of automotive vehi...

RMI WARNS AGAINST UNNECESSARY MOT EXTENSION

23/01/2017

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released a consultation seeking views on whether the age a vehicle gets its first MOT should be increased from 3 to 4 years, and the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is warning motorists tha...

NAMA CAR AUCTION REPORT DECEMBER 2016

20/01/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for December 2016. The report shows that overall in December: First time conversation rates decreased by -0.4% to 78.8% - ...

NFDA COMMENTS ON PRIME MINISTER’S BREXIT SPEECH

17/01/2017

“It is positive to see that the Government has revealed further details regarding its Brexit strategy which will allow businesses to start planning their future. During this transition period it is vital that the UK economy remains sta...

NATIONAL POTHOLE DAY: NFDA COMMENT

16/01/2017

“The amount of potholes we see on UK’s roads is very concerning as this is not just a serious safety issue, but an economic one too,” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents fr...

POSITIVE END IN 2016 FOR MOTORCYCLE MARKET

11/01/2017

“The deadline on Euro 3 motorcycles certainly created a peak in the bike market last month as predicted” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the U...

UK NEW CAR MARKET REACHES RECORD 2.69 MILLION REGISTRATIONS IN 2016

05/01/2017

“New passenger car registrations reached an annual all-time high in 2016 with a total 2.69 million units registered, 2.3% more than last year, despite an uncertain political and economic landscape”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the N...

2016 MARKS THE STRONGEST VAN MARKET EVER

05/01/2017

“New light commercial vehicle sales rose 1% in 2016 compared with last year, marking the highest light commercial vehicle market ever with a total of 375,687 units registered”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dea...

IGA LAUNCHES MAJOR MOT TRAINING CAMPAIGN

04/01/2017

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is launching its biggest MOT training campaign yet across the industry as a response to low numbers of MOT Testers having completed the DVSA’s mandated annual training. General feedback is ind...

PETROL PRICES CONTINUE TO LOOK DISAPPOINTING FOR 2017

03/01/2017

“The wholesale costs for both petrol and diesel rose by nearly 5.00ppl during the month of December, due to increasing global oil prices following on from the historic “agreement” between OPEC and key non-OPEC producers including Russi...

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