New car registrations in March fell 44.4% due to the impact of coronavirus. Total registrations for the month reached 254,684 units. In 2019 March new car registrations hit 458,054. The year to date

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Compulsory commission payments are now included in the Government’s Job Retention Scheme after further details of the ‘furlough’ initiative were released on Saturday, 4 April. Retailers can

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Stevenage-based Now Motors saw profits before tax fall from £445k to £400k for the year ending 31 December 2019. Despite Kia sales growing 10% and used sales rising 11%, its Hyundai Richmond

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Franchising Report 2020

Vehicle owners will be granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities, the

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The Government has confirmed garages, car rental operations and delivery are among the facilities that can remain open while the UK is in lock-down mode. This means that, currently, there is no pause

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UPDATE 18.20, 23 March: Several large auto retail groups, including Arnold Clark, Lookers, Marshalls and Sytner, and several smaller dealers are expected to close for new and used car sales in the

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Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG have warned the FRC, FCA and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of potential accounting chaos as the Coronavirus chaos hurts their ability to diagnose

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The Financial Conduct Authority has said it “strongly requests” all listed companies due to publish financial statements in the next few days delay their publication for at least two weeks.

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The Financial Conduct Authority has put its investigation and consultation into motor finance commission models on hold until at least October due to the Covid-19 outbreak. In a statement by the FCA

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Pendragon pre-tax losses increased in 2019 to £97.8 million down from £90.6m in 2018. Revenue dropped to £4.51 billion from £4.63bn in 2018. Despite the loss before tax figure being worse than

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£400m of funding secured the Plug-in Car Grant to 2022-23 in last week’s Budget – but retailers and OEMs were caught unawares when, at 5pm on Wednesday, a clarification was issued announcing the

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Online-only used car retailer Cazoo has lost its chief financial officer Alex Gersh less than a year after he started and only three months after the new-start business began selling cars. Cazoo has

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