Tag: IGA

IGA: fair use of apprenticeship levy to combat skilled technician shortage

13th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is calling for greater control of the apprenticeship levy to help reduce the shortage of skilled technicians, following statistics that suggest half of levy-funded apprenticeships are ‘fake’.

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IGA’s BIG Awards drives the profile of independent garages

9th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Entries are open for the Independent Garage Association (IGA)’s inaugural British Independent Garage of the Year Awards (BIG Awards), a night to shine a light on Britain’s best independent garages.

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IGA releases new garage guide to improve ADAS awareness

29th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has developed an all-encompassing Garage Guide to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that will be released to all members this week.

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IGA provides apprenticeship guidance to independents

1st November 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is making apprentice funding, recruitment and retention clearer for independent garages with the publication of The Garage Guide to Recruiting an Apprentice.

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TecAlliance takes on the counterfeiters

31st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Since the launch of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Crime and Enforcement Report 2018 -2019, the already high level of interest and concern on the subject of counterfeit replacement vehicle parts, has become even greater. The problem is complicated further by the increase in the number of customer supplied parts that independent workshops are being asked to fit and the difficulty they face in determining their origin. Amid this gloom there is however some light, as TecAlliance has developed a solution.

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IGA’s counterfeit parts campaign highlighted in IPO Crime and Enforcement Report

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has collaborated with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to highlight the dangers of counterfeit and consumer supplied car parts within the IPO’s Crime and Enforcement Report 2018-2019.

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IGA publishes 2019 Garage Work Provider Report

20th May 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has published its latest report into consumer-facing websites that provide work to independent garages.

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IGA publishes guide to consumer-facing websites for independent garages

IGA publishes guide to consumer-facing websites for independent garages

2nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has published its 2019 report on consumer facing websites seeking to work with independent garages. The 2019 Garage Work Provider Report builds on the detail established in the 2018 report and features significantly more feedback and testimonials from independent garages.

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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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