WHAT STOPS UK MOTORISTS FROM BUYING AN ELECTRIC CAR?

26/04/2017

“Price, charging infrastructure and battery range are the main concerns for motorists when considering to buy an electric car. It is vital that the Government takes this into consideration and continues to actively encourage, alongside...

COMMENT ON FRANCHISED DEALERS’ LABOUR RATES

26/04/2017

The National Franchised Dealers Association which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers in the UK notes the results of the motoreasy survey published today. The research, highlighted the difference in labour rates ac...

NFDA COMMENT ON THE FCA BUSINESS PLAN 2017/18

20/04/2017

"Strong vehicle sales are vital to the UK economy and it is important that any consumer credit regulation is proportionate and does not harm this", said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association* (NFDA), com...

NBRA RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT'S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY GREEN PAPER

19/04/2017

The NBRA has published its response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Green Paper, titled “Building our Industrial Strategy”. Jason Moseley, Director, NBRA commented, “it is vitally important that the v...

NAMA CAR AUCTION REPORT MARCH 2017

19/04/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for March 2017. The report shows that overall in March: First time conversation rates decreased by -0.1% to 83.3% from the...

INDUSTRY WELCOMES SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN EU PASSENGER CAR REGISTRATIONS

19/04/2017

“It is encouraging to see that the EU car market continues to recover in March, with an 11.2% increase in EU passenger car registrations”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA)*, commenting o...

BIKE SALES DECLINE AGAIN IN MARCH

12/04/2017

“We were expecting the market to be up in March as buyers traditionally wait for the new number plate, however registrations were down -12.6% - a huge drop of 2103 machines compared with March last year”, said Stephen Latham, Head of t...

NBRA SUPPORTS ICO’S SEARCH WARRANT

11/04/2017

“The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is pleased to see that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has executed further search warrants at properties in Macclesfield and Droylsden, as part of an ongoing investigation into ...

INDEPENDENT GARAGES TOP CONSUMER SATISFACTION CHARTS

10/04/2017

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is delighted, but not surprised - to see that independent garages topped consumer satisfaction comparisons in the National Franchised Dealers Association’s (NFDA) Consumer Attitude Survey Spring...

NFDA CONSUMER ATTITUDE SURVEY SPRING 2017: FINDINGS ANNOUNCED

06/04/2017

“The NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey Spring 2017 has confirmed trends and revealed new interesting findings about consumer behaviour in the car aftersales sector. These will continue to help dealers target specific areas to improve the c...

HIGHEST MONTH EVER FOR THE UK NEW CAR MARKET

05/04/2017

“The first quarter of 2017 has seen a record number of 820,016 new cars registered, a 6.2% increase on 2016. Going forward, following record results, a stabilisation in the market is expected”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the Nation...

VAN MARKET STABILISES IN MARCH

05/04/2017

“Light commercial registrations under 3.5 tonnes were down -0.9% in March - and the same year to date for the first quarter of 2017”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercia...

NEW CAR TAX IS HERE: NFDA COMMENTS

01/04/2017

“New vehicle tax rates come into force today, 1 April 2017. New vehicles registered with the DVLA from now on, will incur new, and, in many cases, more expensive rates. It is imperative that dealers are fully aware of the changes and a...

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