Tag: Brexit

Avoid using British parts European businesses advised

Monday 11th June 2018 | 0 Comments

European governments are advising businesses not to use British parts in goods for export ahead of Brexit, Sky News has established.

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British car manufacturing in decline, based on sustained domestic demand fall

British car manufacturing in decline, based on sustained domestic demand fall

Thursday 29th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has announced a -4.4 per cent decline in British car manufacturing, as production for the home market fell by double figures. Exports declined in the month too, but only by -0.8 per cent, with 117,139 vehicles shipped overseas, accounting for more than 80 per cent of output.

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UK-EU transition deal ‘crucial’ for automotive industry – NFDA

Tuesday 20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The NFDA has welcomed the latest transition period agreement between the UK and European Union.

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NMDA expects ‘challenging’ year for bike sales

Thursday 1st February 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, is expecting 2018 to be a challenging year for the motorcycle industry. The association has carried out extensive economic research in order to estimate the size of the foreseeable market for this year, taking into account the strong global economy which has a predicted growth of 3.9 per cent in 2018, and the sterling which is back to its pre-Brexit strength of $1.40.

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LCV sales end 2017 on a high

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2017 the light commercial vehicle market was more resilient than expected with a modest decline of -3.6 per cent on last year. A total of 362,149 units were registered, which equates to only 13,538 vehicles less than the previous year.

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SMMT president calls for faster, clearer Brexit process

Wednesday 29th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Tony Walker, has urged government not to undermine the UK automotive industry’s hard won competitiveness due to slow progress on Brexit. Speaking at the Society’s 101st Annual Dinner in London, he said there is no substitute for free and frictionless trade, and called for quicker progress on agreeing a transition period following Brexit.

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IAAF promises lively post-Brexit flavour to Conference

Thursday 23rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

The IAAF will adopt a post-Brexit theme at its Annual Conference next month, with a host of influential key speakers from across the automotive industry taking centre stage to discuss important issues involving ‘tomorrow’s’ aftermarket and future technology.

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Kirkby Tyres’ 80,000sqft central distribution centre expansion nears completion

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Kirkby Tyres’ 2017 expansion programme will see its first warehouse completed in December 2017, with the 80,000sqft of new floor space, across nine additional new warehouses, fully operational by March 2018. In total, Kirkby will fit in 2,500 additional tyre racking units, enabling 8.9m high tyre storage facilities. The wholesaler will also add 10 more loading bays to its operation. In order to realise this expansion, Kirkby purchased three acres of land adjacent to its Speke headquarters, allowing it to increase its stock capacity and further improve its logistical operations, and increasing its total footprint to approximately nine acres. Kirkby added that the expansion would require more local personnel to be employed, and enable the company to offer customers a wider range of brands, sizes and applications.

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IAAF Conference to focus on implications of Brexit

Friday 15th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 IAAF Conference will tackle issues facing the automotive aftermarket post Brexit. Taking place at The Players’ suite, Double Tree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, on Thursday 7 December 2017, the conference will look at the complexities of the Brexit negotiations and explore how the Brexit decision will affect the UK automotive aftermarket. The event is sponsored by Autoparts UK.

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Local MP visits NFDA member

Local MP visits NFDA member

Thursday 31st August 2017 | 0 Comments

Chris Heaton-Harris MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Commercial Vehicle member, Brian Currie DAF Truck dealership on Wednesday 30 August.

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SMMT responds to government statement on customs arrangements

SMMT responds to government statement on customs arrangements

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

The SMMT has issued a statement in response to government’s announcement on future customs arrangements.

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Eldan comments on Brexit

Eldan comments on Brexit

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Recycling equipment firm Eldan has opted to view Brexit as an opportunity in the midst of uncertainty, commenting on the subject for the first time on 17 August. According to the company, the uncertainty of the UK economy after Brexit and lack of a stable government has not affected the opportunities for Eldan Recycling in this key market. Enquiries show that there is still demand from customers who want to enter the recycling industry, the firm reports.

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MP visits NFDA member

Thursday 27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) member, Inchcape Mercedes-Benz dealership in Loughborough on Friday 21 July 2017. Morgan, who is Member of Parliament for Loughborough, and recently appointed chair of the Parliamentary Treasury Committee, was on a site visit to discuss the general workings of the dealership and the sites local significance.

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NFDA and ICDP publish ‘Life After Brexit’ discussion paper

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and ICDP have published ‘Life after Brexit: challenges and opportunities for UK automotive retail’. The discussion paper analyses challenges, outlines priorities and investigates opportunities that are likely to appear for the retail auto industry as the post Brexit situation emerges.

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UK Automotive calls for interim Brexit arrangements

Tuesday 20th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK automotive industry has called on government to seek an interim arrangement with the EU that would maintain membership of the single market and customs union until a final agreement on a new relationship with the EU is negotiated and implemented.

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