Tag: IGA

IGA provides ‘making tax digital’ guidance to independents

14th February 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) will ensure that independent garages are able to comply with the new Making Tax Digital for VAT legislation by publishing a self-help ‘Garage Guide to Making Tax Digital for VAT’ handbook.

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Opposition as shock report calls on ministers to scrap MOT test

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association and National Franchised Dealers Association have strongly opposed a report published this week from The Adam Smith Institute which recommends the abolishment of the MOT test.

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Progress Recruitment to roll out new MOT Tester Training more widely through IGA

Progress Recruitment to roll out new MOT Tester Training more widely through IGA

7th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Progress Recruitment Solutions (UK) Ltd, the Norwich-based automotive recruitment specialist, has announced they will be working with the Independent Garage Association (IGA) to make their MOT Tester training courses more accessible to automotive technicians throughout England and Wales.

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Garage of the Year 2018 now open for entries

22nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

Independent garages from across the UK are being urged to enter Automechanika Birmingham’s renowned ‘Garage of the Year’ awards which is now open for entries, celebrating the unsung heroes of the aftermarket. Sponsored by the Independent Garage Association and run in partnership with Garage Wire, the competition is open to all garage businesses up and down the country.

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AALG outlines post-Brexit lobbying position

23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) presented its new lobbying position on European issues that affect the aftermarket in a post-Brexit Britain at a press launch today (Tuesday 23 May) at Silverstone race track.

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IGA ‘delighted’ with NFDA survey results

11th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) said it was “delighted, but not surprised,” to see that independent garages topped consumer satisfaction comparisons in the National Franchised Dealers Association’s (NFDA) Consumer Attitude Survey Spring 2017.

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Roads spending, Brexit caution, business rate relief in spring Budget

8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond’s spring Budget contained the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) upgraded growth forecasts for 2017, while predicting lower – but rising – figures for the years following the assumed activation of Article 50 as the country leaves the European Union. The government also confirmed an extra £690 million will be added to the £1.3 billion announced in autumn to improve transport networks in urban areas. In other transport news, the freeze on fuel duty has been retained.

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IGA backing Trust My Garage with £1,000 guarantee

1st March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has introduced a new Trust My Garage £1,000 Guarantee. The scheme provides financial reassurance to consumers who have service and repair work carried out by a member of the Trust My Garage (TMG) programme. TMG is a Chartered Trading Standard Institute (CTSI) approved code under the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme.

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IGA launches MOT training campaign

5th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is launching its biggest MOT training campaign yet across the industry as a response to low numbers of MOT Testers having completed the DVSA’s mandated annual training.

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European security standard ‘means a level playing field for independent garages’

29th April 2016 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has announced that access to manufacturer security data for the independent sector has cleared its final hurdle. The body for European Accreditation (EA) has officially ‘signed-off’ the SERMI (Security related Repair & Maintenance Information) scheme and it will now go forward into European Type Approval.

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GEA and IGA challenge waste oil burning decision

18th February 2016 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) director Stuart James and Garage Equipment Association (GEA) chief executive Dave Garratt have agreed to meet Rory Stewart, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs, in early March to discuss concerns related to changes to the guidance for the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010.

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Continued growth for IGA

17th February 2016 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) continued to grow last year and retained record numbers of members for a second year in a row. Achieving retention of over 94 per cent showed what a successful year the IGA had, with achievements for 2015 including receiving CTSI approval for the Trust My Garage consumer code scheme, developing […]

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IGA to introduce Diagnostic Specialist Award

4th February 2016 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association’s (IGA) Diagnostic Specialist Award has been developed to showcase the diagnostic abilities of independent garages to consumers and fleets through a robust technical assessment. The accreditation will recognise the diagnostic capability of an independent garage and verify that they have the ability to communicate with the latest technology in cars. The brand will, by its very nature, signpost independents to fleet operators and consumers who own and operate new cars.

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Trust My Garage Code approval ‘stirs up interest’

10th November 2015 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association’s (IGA) Trust My Garage (TMG) has described a “flurry of interest” following the announcement that it received final approval from The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI).

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Code Approval for IGA’s Trust My Garage scheme

Code Approval for IGA’s Trust My Garage scheme

23rd October 2015 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association’s Trust My Garage (TMG) Consumer Code of Practice has received final approval from The Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) Consumer Code Approval Scheme (CCAS).

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