LOOKERS RESPONDS TO SHAREHOLDERS MORE AREAS ON BRINK OF TIER 4 VINES REPEATS £1.7M LOSS GILLANDERS CLOSES DUE TO COVID VW OF AMERICA ‘WANTS TO BE LOVED’ STOCKWATCH – Pendragon up 10.9%...

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England’s new Tier 4 restrictions have been descried as “another blow to Covid-secure auto retail” by SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes, who added with frustration: “But you can still buy your...

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  TIER 4: SHOWROOMS TO CLOSE, AGAIN FINANCE BUYERS TOLD TO ‘WAIT AND SAVE’ LOOKERS FAILS TO HIT 2020 INTERIMS DEADLINE PORSCHE EXPANDS EU ONLINE SALES FORMER AUTONATION CEO REJOINS JM FAMILY...

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Many car manufacturers have been looking at ways of quickly and efficiently sanitising vehicle interiors at dealerships, long before the advent of this latest invisible enemy. The onset of the...

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The furlough scheme has been a lifesaver for many, and now the end is in sight The furlough scheme has been vital to the automotive retail industry over the last few months – more employees in the...

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The key learnings from the Auto Retail Live webinar as the industry reopens its doors Call numbers are down but so are missed calls The unique call volumes are down between 11% and 31% according to...

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The grey areas around commission and furlough pay are starting to clear, with more guidance emerging Dealerships have been forced to close their showrooms and furlough their sales teams. It is hoped...

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With retailers facing many new requirements and regulations post coronavirus, it’s paramount to ensure you are properly insured Directors and Officers, also known as D&O or Management Liability...

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Distance sales and click and collect are about to rocket in popularity. On an Auto Retail Live broadcast, Iain Larkins of Radius Law warned of the legal loopholes you need to be wary of What is the...

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Retailers will be cautiously reopening their doors on 1 June, and with the reopening of other shops coming shortly afterwards there are likely to be a fair few cars being started up that have lain...

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What does the Government mean by social distancing? This is how to keep staff separate from one another at work Automotive retailers are allowed to reopen their doors from 1 June, but with social...

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As coronavirus lockdown restrictions begin to ease, most dealers are understandably focusing much of their attention on the physical logistics of re-opening showrooms and workshops. However, given...

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how dealer groups seemed to be split between those that had fully shut down, including aftersales, and those that had kept their service departments open, either...

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New guidance from the Department for Business has stated that while all retail must remain closed, click and collect can operate. However, the Government has today (13 May) confirmed car showrooms are...

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UPDATE: The Government has today (13 May) confirmed car showrooms are to remain closed for the time being. See the Department for Business website. However, the guidance also states for all retail:...

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Times might be tricky, but they are proving valuable to those who are making the effort to learn from customers and themselves Unexpected turbulence. Is there really any other kind? If we see it...

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North America might feel like a totally different country at times, but it is dealing with the same issues as we are facing in the UK   It’s lonely at the top. These were the words a...

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The impact of Covid-19 on the UK’s automotive industry has been rapid and severe. Multiple OEMs have closed production sites, dealerships have been forced to close doors, and many import and...

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  TRADE PLATE TEST DRIVE CLARITY SOUGHT EDEN SHUTTERED ‘TO PROTECT EMPLOYMENT’ MID-MAY RETURN TO WORK? HOW TO PREPARE YOUR SHOWROOM FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING CORONAVIRUS: auto industry round-up...

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