ARTICLE 50 TRIGGERING: NFDA COMMENT

29/03/2017

“Following the triggering of Article 50, the NFDA will engage constructively with the Government to ensure the retail motor sector is actively involved in the process going forward”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchis...

NAMA CAR AUCTION REPORT FEBRUARY 2017

23/03/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for February 2017. The report shows that overall in February: First time conversation rates increased by 2.6% to 83.4% - t...

DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY WINTER 2017: PROFIT RETURN

23/03/2017

“It is positive to see that when evaluating their satisfaction with profit return, the majority of dealers gave a response which was higher than the neutral score of 5.0*. However, the average score for both current and future profit r...

NBRA UNVEILED

21/03/2017

Today (21/03) marks the unveiling of the National Body Repair Association (NBRA), the UK’s trade association for vehicle body repair sector – formally known as RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA). The association is holding an exclusive event...

NFDA’S CONCERNS SUPPORTED BY THE HOUSE OF LORDS

16/03/2017

“Following the evidence submitted by the NFDA, it is extremely positive to see that the House of Lords has endorsed our position regarding a number of issues which surround the future of the automotive industry post Brexit”, said Sue R...

BIKE SALES SLOWDOWN IN FEBRUARY

09/03/2017

“Following a surge in pre-registrations of Euro 3 machines in December, registrations were down in February -21.6% compared with the same period last year,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA...

RMI BODYSHOPS BUDGET 2017 COMMENT

08/03/2017

“It is positive to see that the Chancellor has pledged to ease the burden on those hardest hit by business rate tax”, comments Jason Moseley, Director of RMI Bodyshops (NAB/VBRA). In today’s Budget, the Chancellor confirmed that no b...

NMDA - BUDGET COMMENT 2017

08/03/2017

“It is positive to see that the Chancellor has pledged to ease the burden on those hardest hit by business rate tax”, comments Sue Robinson, Director of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA). In today’s Budget, the Chanc...

NFDA COMMENTS ON THE BUDGET 2017

08/03/2017

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle across the UK, comments on the measures announced in today’s Budget.   UK Economy The Office for Budget Responsibility (OB...

IGA WELCOMES BUSINESS RATE RELIEF CAP

08/03/2017

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) welcomes the Chancellor's announcement in today’s Spring Budget, that no small business losing rate relief will see their bill increase next year by more than £50 a month. Stuart James, IGA Di...

UK NEW CAR MARKET STABILISES IN FEBRUARY

06/03/2017

“Demand for new cars in the UK stabilised in February with a total of 83,115 units registered.  It is positive to see the alternatively fuelled vehicle market performing well, up 48.9%, and growing market share. The skill and expertise...

NFDA WINTER 2017 DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

06/03/2017

“The overall relationship between franchised car dealers and manufacturers recorded an average score of 6.1* in winter 2017, which is unchanged from the same time last year, but 0.1 lower than in the summer 2016 survey”, said Sue Robin...

UK GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS EXTENSION OF THE RURAL FUEL DUTY REBATE SCHEME

06/03/2017

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) raised the issue of the Rural Fuel Duty Rebate Scheme at a meeting with HM Treasury and HMRC last week (28 February 2017). Brian Madderson, PRA Chairman met with Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for T...

LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET DECLINES IN FEBRUARY 2017

06/03/2017

“It is concerning to see how swiftly the new light commercial vehicle market went from the positive results shown over the past few months, to the decline in sales seen in February”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchis...

PETROL RETAILERS CALL FOR 3P CUT IN FUEL DUTY

03/03/2017

The chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), Brian Madderson, has revealed that the PRA has asked the Chancellor and his officials to cut fuel duty by 3ppl in next week’s Budget on 8 March. At a meeting with senior officia...

NFDA SUPPORTS PPI DEADLINE

02/03/2017

"The NFDA supports the FCA’s deadline of 29 August 2019 for making payment protection insurance complaints as it will give certainty to dealers”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), commen...

IGA TO BACK TRUST MY GARAGE WITH A £1,000 GUARANTEE

01/03/2017

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is introducing the Trust My Garage £1,000 Guarantee, which gives financial reassurance to consumers who have service and repair work carried out by a Trust My Garage (TMG) member.  TMG is a Ch...

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