The headline figure for March registrations might be one of overall growth, with the total up 11.5% over the same month in 2020, but the retail element within that total was down by 4.1%. And the...

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Lockdown has seen another poor month for registrations, depressing the market ahead of the crucial March plate-change. Retail registrations were down 37.3% in February compared with the same month...

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Retail registrations rose a modest 0.4% in October, but retailers will surely have been hoping for more given that October 2019 was itself a weak month. The market wasn’t helped by the...

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Commentators are bemoaning the weakest ever ‘new plate’ September following a 4.4% drop in new car registrations, but the true picture is rarely as simplistic as the headlines. It should be noted...

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As registrations of alternative fuelled vehicles (AFVs) surge, new research from Close Brothers Motor Finance finds that 32% of UK drivers are planning to buy an AFV as their next car purchase. A...

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The headline figures for registrations in August might on the surface look disappointing, with the month finishing 5.8% down compared with 2019. But the retail element of those registrations was down...

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Retail registrations rose over 20% in July compared with the same month last year, bringing welcome relief to retailers after June’s tentative restart. Fleet registrations were also up, by a more...

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A tentative restart for the UK’s new car market saw June yield 145,377 registrations, equating to a 34.9% decline compared with the same month last year. June may have represented the first full...

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An 89% fall in new car registrations in May is no surprise given that retailers’ doors were closed throughout the month, and they were only latterly allowed to begin sales using click and collect...

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The fall in new car registrations of some 97% in April is dramatic, but certainly unsurprising, and any comparative data for the month is largely meaningless. Of more concern is what the sector’s...

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The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on UK new car registrations has emerged from the latest data, highlighting that after a positive start to March, the final week saw an 82% drop in levels...

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Brexit, a global slowdown, and confusion over fuel type have caused 2.4 million drivers to think twice about buying a brand-new car. The findings from a new report published by Close Brothers Motor...

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January saw a fifth consecutive month of decline in new car registrations, with a 2.9% rise in private sales not enough to compensate for a 3.4% fall in fleet, leaving the market down 1.6% overall....

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The UK new market experienced a significant decline in April, with the 152,076 registrations representing a drop of 19.8% compared with the same month last year. And within those figures, private...

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With many waiting until March’s new registration plates before purchasing a vehicle, a slight drop in registrations for February was perhaps not surprising. The market fell -0.3% overall in the month...

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The UK new car market achieved a 12-year high in January, with 174,564 registered vehicles representing a 2.9% year-on-year uplift and the highest level since 2005. Private registrations led the...

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Exclusive findings from Close Brothers Motor Finance’s Dealer Satisfaction Survey reveal the majority (63%) are positive about their business prospects for 2017. The research found that almost half...

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