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Institutional apathy makes UK the European centre for rogue hand car washes

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PRA 15/11/2018

“The CWA welcomes the detailed and insightful report published today by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), which highlights the need to introduce operating licences for hand car washes to prevent exploitation of workers and water pollution”, comments Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Car Wash Association (CWA).

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NAMA comments: Demand in used car market remains strong in Q3

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NAMA 14/11/2018

“It is encouraging to see that the overall used car market has reached near record highs in Q3, despite disruption in the new car market with the recent introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP)”, said Louise Wallis, Head of The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) commenting on the SMMT’s used car figures released today.

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October motorcycle market stagnates with -2 per cent decline

NMDA 09/11/2018

“Following September’s modest growth, it was disappointing to see the new motorcycle market decline by -2% in October. Positively, the market is still above 2017’s levels on a year to date basis”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Appeal court rules that ATMs no longer have to pay rates

PRA 09/11/2018

“It is fantastic news that the Appeal Court has confirmed that ATMs will no longer have to pay rates. This will benefit all those that still use cash on a regular basis and were desperately worried as banks and post offices closed branches and PRA members had to start charging or see the Through-the-Wall (TTW) ATMs removed”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), representing 70% of all UK forecourts. 

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NMDA Dealer Attitude Survey Autumn 2018 results revealed

NMDA 05/11/2018

“The NMDA is pleased to see that this year’s Autumn 2018 Dealer Attitude Survey received a high response rate of 30% made up of eight main brands. Participants in this survey were made up of 79% of independently owned franchise dealers, and 19% privately owned groups. 59% were single brand dealer’s whist the remainder of 41% were multi-franchised.” commented Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA).

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October drives sales in van market

NFDA 05/11/2018

“Following a downward trend in the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market, it was encouraging to see that registrations were up 14.1% in October”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franchised car retailers across the UK, commenting on the SMMT’s light commercial vehicle registration figures.

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New car market shows small decline in October

NFDA 05/11/2018

“October’s small decline in new car sales shows that WLTP continues to distort the market and constrain the supply of new vehicles to the UK”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK commenting on today’s SMMT new passenger car registration figures.

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