NFDA WORKING WITH DEALERS TO MEET GDPR CHALLENGE

30/06/2017

“With the approaching deadline of 25 May 2018 for all organisations to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is imperative that organisations have a compliance strategy in place, as failure to comply will re...

NAMA CAR AUCTION REPORT MAY 2017

28/06/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for May 2017. The report shows that overall in May: First time conversion rates decreased by -1.2% to 74.1% since April - ...

LIFE AFTER BREXIT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK AUTOMOTIVE RETAIL, AN NFDA AND ICDP DISCUSSION PAPER

26/06/2017

“Assessing the implications of Brexit remains very difficult, but while uncertainty and changes ahead will present challenges, there are potential opportunities for the retail automotive sector, which is resilient and capable of adapti...

NBRA RESPONDS TO EUROPCAR INVESTIGATION

26/06/2017

“The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is disappointed to see Europcar has been  accused in press reports of fraudulently overcharging customers for repairs as Trading Standards raided its UK head office over the weekend”, commen...

NBRA COMMENT: QUEENS SPEECH 2017

21/06/2017

“The NBRA  is encouraged to see the government’s continued commitment to introducing measures to reduce motor insurance premiums”, said Jason Moseley, Director of The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) ,following the Queen’s speec...

NFDA COMMENT: QUEEN'S SPEECH 2017

21/06/2017

“With the importance of securing a beneficial Brexit deal for the UK, and ensuring certainty and stability as soon as possible, we are pleased to see that Brexit was the top priority in today’s Queen’s Speech”, said Sue Robinson, Direc...

PRA COMMENT: QUEENS SPEECH 2017

21/06/2017

“The PRA has raised concerns directed at the government’s announcement that large retailers and motorway service areas (MSA) will be required to install electric charge points”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of The Petrol Retailers As...

CURRENT RULES ON LOGBOOK LOANS TO BE REPLACED

21/06/2017

“It is extremely positive to see that following persistent lobbying efforts, current legislation on logbook loans will be replaced with a new act which will ensure more protection for both consumers and businesses”, said Sue Robinson, ...

BREXIT AND PROFITABILITY CONCERNS DRIVING PESSIMISTIC MOTOR DEALER SECTOR OUTLOOK FOR 2017

19/06/2017

Only 24% of UK dealers expect an increase in profits in 2017; a drop of 20% from 2016. 8 out of 10 dealers say Brexit uncertainty will have adverse impact on the sector. Used car performance expected to have most positive im...

NFDA RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT’S AIR QUALITY PLAN

16/06/2017

“With diesel cars’ emissions accounting for only 11% of London’s nitrogen dioxide (NOx) and approximately 18% of roadside NOx emissions across the UK*, it is paramount that the Government adopts a wider approach which does not focus so...

NBRA CONTINUES TO SUPPORTS ICO’S SEARCH WARRANT

09/06/2017

“The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is pleased to see that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has carried out further search warrants at properties in Manchester and Cheshire, as part of an ongoing investigation”, com...

MOTORCYCLE MARKET CONTINUES TO DECLINE

08/06/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in May – marking 5 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers...

NEW CAR MARKET DECLINES IN MAY, BUT REMAINS SET FOR A STRONG YEAR

05/06/2017

“New passenger car registrations declined in May but year to date the overall new car market remains strong. The General Election may have a short-term impact on consumer confidence, but franchised car retailers continue to see solid f...

VAN MARKET SLOWS IN MAY

05/06/2017

“Light commercial vehicles registrations fell by -5.3% in May, in what is a possible realignment of a market which was extremely buoyant last year. Ahead of the elections, dealers report a degree of uncertainty for customers who are li...

RMI 2017 GENERAL ELECTION POLICY STATEMENT

02/06/2017

“Maintaining the current 3-1-1 MOT testing structure, and implementing a clear three-point strategy to tackle mileage adjustment, are two of the main policies outlined in RMI Policy Statement ahead of the 2017 General Election taking p...

RMI OFFERS FREE MOT TRAINING FOR MEMBERS

01/06/2017

To celebrate the opening of a new Academy of Automotive Skills in Runcorn, the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is offering free MOT Tester training to its members. To support MOT businesses in the North of England, the RMI is ...

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