Published 17/04/2014 00:00:00 in Press Releases

Frank Harvey, Head of NAB said, “It is reassuring to see that ICDP (International Car Distribution Programme) agree with the NAB’s call to ‘Treat Bodyshops Fairly’.

Harvey continued, “The UK body repair industry is recognised as being the most advanced in terms of skills, operating practices and standards and it is saddening to see that they are rewarded for this with the lowest labour rates in Europe!

“The NAB is seeking to redress the balance, with an open offer to insurers and work providers to engage with them for the long term benefit of the industry.

“The CMA, in one of its many reports on the dysfunctional nature of the sector, has flagged up concerns over the potential risks low returns have for future investment.

“This will affect training and equipment required to enable the sector to provide the services needed by consumers for the future”, added Harvey



NOTES TO EDITORS: Please click here for copy of the ICDP’s original statement.

Katy Recina, Press and Policy Officer
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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.

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