“The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is disappointed to see Europcar has been accused in press reports of fraudulently overcharging customers for repairs as Trading Standards raided its UK head office over the weekend,” comments Jason Moseley, NBRA director.
It did not take long for various sectors of the automotive industry and aftermarket to voice their reactions to the Queen’s speech at the opening of Parliament on Wednesday. One such reaction came from Brian Madderson, Chairman of The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA). He said: “The PRA has raised concerns directed at the government’s announcement that large retailers and motorway service areas (MSA) will be required to install electric charge points”.
The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) stated that it is “pleased” that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has carried out further search warrants at properties in Manchester and Cheshire, as part of an ongoing investigation. The search warrant is part of an ongoing investigation by the ICO relating to nuisance calls that encourage people to make personal injury claims about road traffic accidents being linked to the theft of data from car body repair centres.
21 March saw the unveiling of the National Body Repair Association (NBRA), the UK’s trade association for vehicle body repair sector – formally known as RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA). The association held an exclusive evening event in London with both industry colleagues and press in attendance.
RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA), the UK’s trade association for vehicle repairers, has been notified by several of its members of an increase in prices by BSI (Business Standards Institute) in assessment and kitemark costs for the BS10125 standard. Many bodyshops have received a letter informing them of the price increases due to come into force in 2017. The average bodyshop will see an additional cost increase of around £350 a year.
RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA), the UK’s trade association for vehicle repairers, is encouraged to see that the Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation today on proposals which will reduce the unacceptably high number of whiplash claims, and allow insurers to cut premiums.
RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA), the UK’s trade association for vehicle repairers, has raised their concerns following today’s announcement that proposals to reform how the insurance industry deals with claims for whiplash injuries have been put on hold by the government.
The final requirements of the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) Private Motor Insurance Order were brought into effect on 1 August. It is claimed that the requirements, which apply to all providers of private motor insurance, have been put into place to reduce premiums for drivers. However, RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA) feel that the requirements are not, in themselves sufficient to reduce premiums.
For several months, RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA) has been undertaking an investigation into a potentially serious breach of repairer management systems confidentiality and the apparent release of personal data to third party legal firms and accident management companies.