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NFDA 05/06/2024

Today, the National Franchised Dealer Association (NFDA), the voice for automotive retailers across the country, has released its manifesto ahead of the General Election on 4 July detailing how a future government can help and support the automotive retail industry.

Sue Robinson, Chief Executive of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents car and commercial retailers across the UK commented:

“The automotive sector is one of the pillars of the UK economy, with franchised vehicle retailers contributing significantly. Automotive retailers employ 78% of the 758,000 people working in the sector, which sees a turnover of around £100 billion.

 “As we approach the UK General Election, due to take place on 4 July 2024, NFDA is pleased to announce the launch of our comprehensive manifesto, outlining a vision for the future of automotive retail and the wider industry.

“Our manifesto recognises the transformative changes sweeping through our sector as the UK transitions towards the electrification of its parc whilst addressing core challenges such as the ongoing skills shortage.

“The next few years will be crucial for our industry, and it is essential that the next government works with the sector and offers robust support on these key issues.”

In the manifesto, NFDA has outlined seven key ‘asks’ from the next government, including:

  • Restimulating the private electric vehicle market
  • Overhaul the flawed apprenticeship levy
  • Mandated annual public chargepoint targets
  • Outline a clear plan for future road pricing
  • Remove unfair regulations for heavier, electric vans
  • Increase HGV MOT capacity by introducing delegated testing
  • Bring down business rates

Find the NFDA's General Election Manifesto here: NFDA-GENERAL-ELECTION-MANIFESTO.pdf (

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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.