Tag: Sue Robinson

NFDA seeks clarification on Job Retention Scheme

30th March 2020 | 0 Comments

On 27 March, National Franchised Dealers Association wrote to Kemi Badenoch MP, exchequer secretary to the Treasury, to seek clarifications on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, following the release of further details which have created confusion among employers. “We urge the Government to clarify its guidance on the Job Retention Scheme as the latest information is creating uncertainty in the sector”, said Sue Robinson, director of the NFDA.

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Coronavirus: Larger businesses need protection too, says NFDA

18th March 2020 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has urged the government to support automotive retailers during the coronavirus outbreak and has recommended a range of measures to accomplish this. The organisation, which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK, also expresses its willingness to discuss the matter further.

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NFDA on CTSI consumer law guide for used car industry

3rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has published a free guide on consumer law for the UK used car industry, titled Car Traders and Consumer Law.

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Used car market ends 2019 with increase in Q4

13th February 2020 | 0 Comments

The used car market saw a growth of 2.4 per cent in the last quarter of 2019 with 1,804,343 transactions. Overall in 2019, the used car market finished almost on par with the previous year with a marginal decline of -0.1 per cent and a total of 7,935,105 sales. Used petrol declined by -0.3 per cent, diesel -0.6 per cent, while combined alternative fuel vehicles grew by 23.4 per cent. Transactions of Euro 6 diesel models were up 32.5 per cent.

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NFDA’S Drive My Career initiative reaches 2.5m 16-24 year-olds in 2019

30th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Drive My Career is an industry-first employment initiative which was launched to address franchised retailers’ concerns that not many young people generally consider the automotive retail sector as an option for their professional careers.

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NFDA welcomes EV charging infrastructure investment

24th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced that Government funding for the installation of chargepoints on residential streets next year will be doubled to £10 million. According to the Government, “this could fund up to another 3,600 chargepoints across the country”.

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Electric vehicle approved (EVA) scheme reaches 50 dealerships milestone

Electric vehicle approved (EVA) scheme reaches 50 dealerships milestone

15th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) is endorsed by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). NFDA launched the scheme in May 2019 to recognise expertise in the electric vehicle sector and promote industry standards for the benefit of the consumer.

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Used car market rebounds

15th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The used car market rose by 0.9 per cent in the third quarter of 2019 with 2,076,382 vehicles changing hands, 18,925 more than the same period in 2018. Plug-in electric and hybrid models showed a solid increase of 13.0 per cent. Demand for diesel grew by 1.4 per cent, petrol sales saw a slight decline of -0.2 per cent.

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Decline in car sales continues in October

Decline in car sales continues in October

5th November 2019 | 0 Comments

UK new car registrations declined -6.7 per cent last month, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 10,348 fewer cars were registered than in October last year, reflecting a tough environment for businesses and consumers as economic and political uncertainty continued to impact confidence.

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Strong online presence is vital, but role of dealership remains key – NFDA

1st November 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, has announced the findings of consumer vehicle purchasing patterns in the UK.

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Rory Bremner guest speaker at RMI Annual Dinner

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

BAFTA award winner impressionist Rory Bremner will be the speaker at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner, on Thursday 10 October at the InterContinental Park Lane, London.

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Slight fall in August new car sales, but strong showing for electric cars

Slight fall in August new car sales, but strong showing for electric cars

10th September 2019 | 0 Comments

SMMT figures show that the UK new car market remained steady in August, with just 1,521 fewer cars registered than in the same month last year. Registrations fell by -1.6 per cent in what is typically one of the smallest months of the year, as falling demand for diesel and plug-in hybrid vehicles continued to impact the overall market.

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Record response rate for NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

This NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey summer 2019 was conducted in July 2019 and asked franchised dealers 53 questions about their on-going relationship with their respective manufacturers. The questions covered a range of business issues and the impact on dealers’ satisfaction levels with their manufacturers’ relationship. Responses are scored from 1 (extremely dissatisfied) to 10 (extremely satisfied). NFDA surveyed 30 franchise networks and received 2,077 responses from dealers, equating to a record 50 per cent response rate.

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NFDA: Additional chargepoint funding a ‘step in the right direction’

NFDA: Additional chargepoint funding a ‘step in the right direction’

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The organisation that represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK says it welcomes Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’s announcement that an additional £2.5 million will go towards to fund the installation of over 1,000 new charging points for electric vehicles. Sue Robinson, director of the National franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) comments “it is positive to see that the Government has announced additional funds for chargepoints on residential streets.”

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New car market declines in July but pure EV registrations almost triple

New car market declines in July but pure EV registrations almost triple

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined again in July, with 157,198 vehicles leaving showrooms, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Registrations fell by -4.1 per cent, the fifth consecutive month of decline, as political and economic uncertainty and confusion over future government policy on different fuel types continued to knock consumer and business confidence.

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