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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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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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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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RMI boost for MOT training

RMI boost for MOT training

16th August 2016 | 0 Comments

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is planning to open two new training academies in the north and south of England to increase the provision of MOT training for garages. The RMI has received increasing demand for training from garages across the UK since opening up the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills in Warwickshire.

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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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Don’t forget your MOT – RMI, SMTA

26th April 2016 | 0 Comments

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) and Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) are seeking to survey their members and the motor industry to assess the impact of the Government’s latest changes to road tax on the annual MOT test. Both organisations have concerns that following the removal of the paper tax disk and the introduction of monthly direct debits to pay road tax, motorists are unintentionally breaking the law by forgetting to MOT their cars.

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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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RMI to train MOT testers

26th January 2016 | 0 Comments

The Retail Motor Industry Federation’s (RMI) training centre, the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills, will be running a pilot for the new MOT tester training from April 2016.

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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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RMI also voices opposition to MOT extension

8th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), which represents retail business across the automotive sector including franchised dealers and independent garages, added to the NTDA's objections its strong opposition to the proposed MOT change. The RMI believes the change could only harm the UK’s road safety record.

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IGA works with DfT on MOT fee review

26th February 2015 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is assisting the Department for Transport (DfT) with a project to reassess statutory MOT test fees. The DfT is analysing garage running costs to validate the justification for an increase in MOT test fees to present to the next government, but to make this happen it needs financial costings for MOT test stations as a starting point to the project.

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