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IGA welcomes end to MOT extension

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IGA 29/06/2020

“We thank the Government for listening to our views. The news will give clarity to garages and allow them to plan for the busy period ahead", Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive

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MOT extension ends, NFDA comments

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NFDA 29/06/2020

“It is positive that the Government has confirmed the MOT extension currently in place will be stopped for vehicles whose MOT is due on or after 1 August 2020”, Sue Robinson, Director of the NFDA

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Now is the time to end the MOT extension, says IGA

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IGA 23/06/2020

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is urging the Government to remove the six-month MOT extension with immediate effect, following the Prime Minister’s announcement that further social distancing measures will be relaxed from 4 July.

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Demand for used cars in line with expectations in December

NAMA 10/12/2019

“Almost half of respondents in this month’s NAMA survey are expecting volumes to fall over the coming month. Volumes of vehicles arriving at auction centres generally reduce towards the end of the year, and this year appears to be no different,” said Louise Wallis, Head of the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA), commenting on the latest figures from NAMA’s market attitude survey.

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Demand for LCV’s down -9.6% as economic uncertainty continues

NFDA 05/12/2019

“Registrations of light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes fell by -9.6% in November, the third consecutive month of decline, as economic uncertainty continues to affect business confidence”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents franchised commercial vehicle and car retailers across the UK, commenting on the SMMT’s light commercial vehicle registration figures.

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New car market declines, pure EVs grow market share

NFDA 05/12/2019

“As expected, new car sales saw a modest decline in November reflecting consumer uncertainty in the run-up to a general election”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK commenting on the latest SMMT’s new passenger car registration figures.

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NMDA Dealer Attitude Survey Autumn 2019 results revealed

NMDA 29/11/2019

“The NMDA is encouraged to see that this year’s Autumn 2019 Dealer Attitude Survey received a response rate of 18% made up of nine brands. Participants in this survey were made up of 82% of independently owned franchise dealers, and 16% privately owned groups. 52% were single brand dealer’s whist the remainder of 48% were multi-franchised.” commented Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA).

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