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PRA comments on fuel price disparity

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PRA 12/10/2018

“Following the steep rise in diesel prices, drivers are now paying 5ppl more to fill up, as a gap opens up at the pump between unleaded petrol and diesel”, comments Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).

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NFDA comments on Government’s decision to cut EV grants

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NFDA 12/10/2018

“It is extremely disappointing to see that the Government has decided to remove the grants for plug-in hybrids and cut those for electric cars, which, in the short term, can undermine the progress made so far in the development of the low emission vehicles sector” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK.

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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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