NBRA CONTINUES TO CALL FOR END TO LATE PAYMENT PRACTICES

31/01/2018

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) has written to new Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal, to bring to his attention the impact that late payment culture is having on the UK economy, and the threat it poses to UK bodyshops ...

AUCTION ACTIVITY REMAINS STABLE IN DECEMBER

18/01/2018

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report today for December 2017. The report shows that overall in December: First time conversion rates decreased slightly by -1.9% to 7...

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FIRST MOT TEST WILL REMAIN AT 3 YEARS

18/01/2018

“Following on from our determined lobbying efforts, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), an association of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI),  welcomes the government’s decision to ‘put safety first’ and maintai...

EUROPEAN NEW CAR SALES REACH 10-YEAR HIGH

17/01/2018

“It is positive to see that demand for new cars in Europe grew by +3.4% in 2017 and reached a 10-year high of 15.6 million units sold”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents...

NFDA RAISES CONCERNS FOLLOWING DVSA FINDINGS OF LORRY CHEAT DEVICES

12/01/2018

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Commercial Vehicle division has raised its concerns following findings that one in 13 lorries tested by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have been found to be fitted with...

CHALLENGING YEAR FOR 2017 BIKE MARKET

12/01/2018

“Demand for motorcycles in 2017 continued their downward trend with the year-end registrations down -18%, (23,177 less bikes) on the previous year”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which ...

RT HON SIR VINCE CABLE MP VISITS NFDA MEMBER INCHCAPE VOLKSWAGEN

12/01/2018

Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) member, Inchcape Volkswagen car dealership in Twickenham today, Friday 12 January 2018. The NFDA, which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle...

UK NEW CAR MARKET CLOSES 2017 IN LINE WITH PREDICTIONS

05/01/2018

“The UK new car market closed 2017 in line with the forecasts at the start of the year, which predicted a decline in registrations following 2016’s record performance. The market remains at high levels and whilst it is challenging, fra...

STRONG DEMAND FOR LIGHT COMMERCIALS IN DECEMBER

05/01/2018

"The light commercial market up to 3.5 tonnes increased by 2.9% in December showing that the demand for light vans remains strong despite uncertainty and concerns surrounding Brexit and the economy”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the ...

NMDA EXHIBITING AT MOTORCYCLE TRADE EXPO 2018

04/01/2018

“Results of the NMDA Dealer Attitude Survey and the development of the trailblazer apprenticeship standard are just some of the issues you can discuss with the NMDA at this year’s Expo”, says Steve Latham, Head of the National Motorcyc...

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