PRA COMMENTS: WHOLESALE MARKETS REMAIN VOLATILE DESPITE COOLING OFF AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY

29/09/2017

“Much of the sharp upswing in the UK wholesale cost of petrol, caused by a big surge of global prices in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, was absorbed by retailers such that average pump prices only rose by just over 2.0pp”, c...

IGA TO INVESTIGATE ONLINE WORK PROVIDERS

27/09/2017

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is set to create a stir throughout the industry by carrying out a comprehensive study of consumer websites that provide work to independent garages. This study will determine whether these sch...

NAMA CAR AUCTION REPORT AUGUST 2017

21/09/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for August 2017. The report shows that overall in August: First time conversion rates increased by 3.1% to 82.3% from July...

NBRA RAISES CONCERNS FOLLOWING NEW VEHICLE REPAIR BILL FIGURES

15/09/2017

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA), which represents vehicle repair firms, has raised further concerns, following figures published today that shows motor insurers have paid out a total of £2 billion* in claims in the second q...

NFDA DISAPPOINTED BY MILEAGE FRAUD CONSULTATION RESPONSE

14/09/2017

“NFDA is disappointed to see that Government continues to ignore the serious issue of mileage fraud. This fraud is costing the UK nearly 1.5 billion every year and, with over 500,000 cars estimated to have a false mileage history, is p...

MOTORCYCLE DEMAND CONTINUES TO DECLINE AHEAD OF 67-PLATE CHANGE

12/09/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in August – marking 8 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retail...

THE DIESEL DEBATE: NEW TOOL FOR NFDA MEMBERS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC

12/09/2017

“With the confusion and media speculation surrounding diesel and emissions, the NFDA and its members are striving to help consumers understand the issue. It is in the interest of the automotive industry that consumers have accurate and...

BBC’S ANDREW NEIL ANNOUNCED AS GUEST SPEAKER AT RMI ANNUAL DINNER

06/09/2017

BBC Presenter Andrew Neil will be the guest speaker at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner, on Thursday 19 October at the Landmark Hotel, London. Scottish journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil currently ...

NEW CAR MARKET DECLINES IN AUGUST IN LINE WITH 2017 FORECASTS

05/09/2017

“August is usually a quiet month for the new car market and this is reflected in the decrease in registrations, down -6.4% on the same period in 2016 and -2.4% year to date, in line with forecasts”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the N...

UK NEW VAN MARKET SHOWS MODERATE GROWTH IN AUGUST

05/09/2017

“It is positive to see that the new light commercial market grew moderately in August by 1.5% in what is a low volume month in terms of registrations as customers wait for the new registration plate in September”, said Sue Robinson, Di...

NFDA SUMMER 2017 DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

04/09/2017

“The overall relationship between franchised car dealers and manufacturers recorded an average score of 5.6* in the Summer 2017 Dealer Attitude Survey, which is -0.5 points down from the last survey and -0.6 lower than the same time la...

HURRICANE HARVEY HITS HOME

01/09/2017

Brian Madderson, Chairman of Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) warns that the impact of the record breaking “Hurricane Harvey” devastating the Texan coast around Houston will also be felt by UK motorists as the summer season ends. “...

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