NFDA RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT’S NO-DEAL SCENARIO NOTICES

23/08/2018

“It is encouraging to see that the Brexit Secretary has stated that reaching a deal remains an ‘overriding priority’ and a ‘no-deal’ scenario is not what the government wants or expects”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Fra...

AUCTION MARKET REMAINS STABLE IN JULY SAYS NAMA

21/08/2018

“Auction activity has been buoyant in 2018 so far, and it is believed that around 5.5% more cars have been sold compared to last year. However, the first time conversion rate was -3.4% lower than a year ago, indicating that stock avail...

NFDA RAISES CONCERNS AT LACK OF WLTP AWARENESS

08/08/2018

“It is concerning to see that a third of dealers remain unaware of the upcoming Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) which comes into effect on 1 September”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised De...

MOTORCYCLE SALES DECREASE IN JULY

08/08/2018

“The motorcycle market was back to its downward trend in July with registrations down -2.5%”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK. 240 le...

NEW CAR MARKET REMAINS STABLE IN JULY

06/08/2018

“The new car market is up 1.2% in July with 1.5m vehicles sold in the year to date. With the introduction of Worldwide Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) in September 2018, we expect a strong month for new and nearly new sales vehicl...

LCV DEMAND FALLS -5.9% IN JULY

06/08/2018

“Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations up to 3.5 tonnes decreased -5.9% in July, reflecting uncertainty in the economy and concerns over slow progress in Brexit negotiations”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchis...

POLITICAL EDITOR ROBERT PESTON ANNOUNCED AS GUEST SPEAKER AT RMI ANNUAL DINNER

02/08/2018

Political Editor Robert Peston will be the guest speaker at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner, on Thursday 11 October at the InterContinental Park Lane, London. Robert Peston currently hosts the politic...

NFDA COMMENTS ON INTEREST RATES RISE

02/08/2018

“Today’s anticipated decision by the Bank of England to raise their interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75% is unlikely to have any substantial impact on consumer confidence”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers As...

NBRA TO LAUNCH INVESTIGATION INTO INSURER TREATMENT OF THE BODY REPAIR INDUSTRY

01/08/2018

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is launching an investigation into Insurer treatment of the body repair industry. The aim of the investigation is to understand which insurers act responsibly in true partnership with the ind...

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