The supply issues created by the new WLTP regulations are still weighing heavily on retailers, with many expecting ongoing problems well into the first half of 2019. Combined with the economic...

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2018 has seen the pace of growth slowing across the globe, with the economies that depend on trade being hit the hardest. And future growth is being threatened by an escalating trade war between the...

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Christmas has passed, New Year is but a distant memory, and the wheels of business are still turning. That is the hope, at least, for UK dealers and the rest of UK plc in 2018. It’s highly likely...

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For the second month running it has been politics rather than economics that has grabbed the attention of world markets. Here in the UK, Article 50 has been followed by the surprise general election...

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A growing sense that world economies have weathered the recent political storms is driving up sales expectations in major auto markets. However analysts agree it is too soon to call the end of the...

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US and global auto retail bosses gathered in New Orleans for the annual NADA Convention less than a week after the inauguration of incoming President Donald Trump. Putting politics to one side (easier...

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Recently it seems that Brexit is to blame for everything, anywhere in the world. We don’t really have a view on this; we believe it’s too soon to say, especially as the process of leaving the...

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Nothing lasts forever, and the latest new car registration figures are proof of that. Look past July’s modest 0.1 percent increase and it’s the retail market that’s taken a noticeable hit –...

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I am writing this just a few hours after the announcement that the UK has voted in favour of Brexit and, like many, I am trying to guess what this means for our country and our industry. As with any...

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With at least some of the hysteria surrounding the UK’s Brexit vote having subsided, attention turns to the coming months under the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. Said by many to be...

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Over 85% of automotive retailers believe the economy will be flat or down for the next six months, driving market conditions where 95% of retailers expect forced registrations to be up for the...

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It’s fair to say that our post-Brexit economic climate has introduced a considerable level of uncertainty. With doom-mongers queuing up to say “I told you so” and the Governor of the Bank of...

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With the UK’s EU referendum vote on Thursday, Reuters reports that Chancellor George Osborne has said he believes that a ‘leave’ vote could prove more damaging to the nation’s economy than...

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The current picture of healthy registration levels for new vehicles and the automotive retail PLCs issuing strong results and positive trading updates is at odds with the low share prices across the...

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There’s good news and some not so good news regarding April’s new car registration figures. First the good: fleet and business sector sales are up 6.1 percent and 2.8 percent respectively. The not...

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It’s that time of the year again. Cue excited and, possibly, excitable, buyers and a (hopefully) well-oiled team ensuring that the day runs smoothly. There’s no doubt that the twice yearly new...

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Sky News reports that a number of big business leaders are backing a pro-EU message, warning that the UK’s economy is at risk if the country votes to leave the European Union in June. Citing concerns...

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With house prices up in areas outside of the usual London hotspots, the BoE continuing to resist calls for an interest rate hike, news of supermarket expansion plans and buoyant car registration...

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