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Transport secretary “looks forward to working with dealers”, response to NFDA

NFDA 21/07/2021

“Although the sudden nature of the changes to the plug-in grants announced earlier this year was disappointing, it is encouraging to see that the Government is willing to maintain an open dialogue and work closely with NFDA and its dealer members along the transition to zero emission vehicles”, said Sue Robinson, Chief Executive of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers in the UK.

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PRA comments on the new petrol and diesel HGV ban

PRA 14/07/2021

Following the Government’s decision to ban new diesel or petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) sold after 2040 as part of a plan to decarbonise the transport sector, the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has described the announcement as “optimistic but completely unrealistic”.

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PRA comments on the future of Business Rates revaluations

PRA 08/07/2021

“Following news that the Government has launched a consultation on the frequency of Business Rates Revaluations, the PRA is concerned that the move will be detrimental to members on the assessment of their businesses valuation and make for a more bureaucratic appeals process. This could then make it more difficult  for members to appeal their business rates,” said Gordon Balmer, Executive Director of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).

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Motorcycle registrations continue upward trend

NMDA 08/07/2021

“Power Two Wheelers (PTWs) have shown a positive year-on-year increase of 11.2% (14,863 units) in June. However the most significant numbers come when comparing to June 2019, where sales were up 28% (11,643 units) , at which time dealers were not working under any covid-19 related restrictions.”, said Paddy O’Connell, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents PTW dealers in the UK, commenting on the latest MCIA’s figures.

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