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RMI calls on Government to provide clarity on future trade with EU for automotive retailers

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RMI 10/10/2019

“It is vital that the government agrees a Brexit deal with the EU. If it cannot, then prices will rise as a result of the import tariffs that will be paid on vehicles and parts. It is in everyone’s interests that a future trade deal between the UK and EU removes these tariffs,” said RMI Chairman Peter Johnson, speaking at this year’s 106th Retail Motor Industry Federation annual dinner in London tonight (10 October 2019).

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WLTP and economic uncertainty depress LCV market in September

NFDA 04/10/2019

"Registrations of light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes fell by -23.5% in September, as a result of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) for vans and continued economic uncertainty”, 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 purchases affected by uncertainty

NFDA 04/10/2019

“New car sales were up by just 1.3% in September as, despite stable footfall and online enquiries, consumers delay their new car purchases as a result of the continued political uncertainty”, 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 new passenger car registration figures.

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Used car conversion rates set to strengthen in October according to NAMA members

NAMA 03/10/2019

“All respondents to this month’s NAMA survey are expecting conversion rates to increase or remain stable in October. Conversion rates improved during September as a factor of shortening vehicle supply, at a time when dealer and car dealerships were looking for stock for their forecourts,” 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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NBRA hosts first Greener Bodyshop Awards

NBRA 30/09/2019

“The NBRA’s first Greener Bodyshop Awards ceremony will recognise vehicle body repairers in the industry who are committed to reducing their impact on the environment, by implementing measures for pollution and energy reduction”, says Chris Weeks, Director of the National Body Repair Association (NBRA), the leading trade association for car body repairers in the UK.

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