The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) has announced the appointment of Chris Weeks as director of the National Body Repairers Association (NBRA) and the Vehicle Builders Repairers Association (VBRA).
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 only trade association for the vehicle body repair sector, has reached a milestone today in its debt recovery service, recouping £150,000 in 2016 on behalf of members, without any commission deducted.
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.
RMI Bodyshops, (NAB & VBRA), have commenced a series of activities looking into the use of non-oe parts in the UK body repair market.
There are three main focus areas for the activities: The robustness of the parts approval programmes from suppliers; the commercial incentive schemes being used to drive the use of such parts; and the transparency of the use of these parts to the consumer.
The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) has appointed Jason Moseley as executive director with the responsibility for the National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) and the Vehicle Builders Repairers Association (VBRA).