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PRA and CWA urge Chancellor to tackle tax evasion in the hidden economy

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PRA 19/10/2018

“The Chancellor must use the upcoming budget to tackle tax evasion in the ‘hidden economy’, where unregulated businesses such as those in the hand car wash sector are failing to pay the taxes desperately needed to fund our public services”, comments Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) and Car Wash Association (CWA).

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NFDA comments on calls to bring forward zero emission target

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NFDA 19/10/2018

“A consistent, joint approach by Government, industry and key stakeholders is vital to ensure a gradual and stable uptake of low emission vehicles. Recent announcements and headlines create confusion and do not support the efforts the automotive industry is making to meet consumers’ needs”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).

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RMI calls on Government to agree the best deal for automotive retailers

RMI 11/10/2018

“It is vital that the government and the EU come together and agree that frictionless, tariff-free terms of trade are in the interests of the whole sector, in order for the retail motor industry to progress and thrive in a stable environment”, said RMI Chairman Peter Johnson, speaking at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation annual dinner in London tonight (11 October 2018).

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Plate change marks 2.2 percent increase in motorcycle market

NMDA 08/10/2018

“Sales were up 2.2% in the motorcycle market during September, marking a positive plate change month. On average year-to-date each month on average has seen around 9,300 bikes registered, however 12,493 bikes were sold in September, 34% more units than the average month”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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New car market grows in August

NFDA 05/09/2018

“The UK new car market performed well in terms of registrations in August as a result of the introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test (WLTP) from 1 September which pushed consumers to bring forward purchases thanks to a number of attractive deals in the market throughout the month”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA). 

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August drives van sales up 5 percent

NFDA 05/09/2018

“It was encouraging to see that UK light commercial vehicle sales were up 5% in August, indicating that business confidence is returning to the market”, 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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