Used car prices in Northern Ireland have been saved from a post-Brexit VAT-related costs-hike after HMRC and the Treasury agreed to reinstate a margin scheme. The move comes after lobbying from the...

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  PENDRAGON’S BUSY WEEK HAWCO VOLKSWAGEN IN COVID LOSS POWELLS TO CLOSE AFTER 67 YEARS NFDA WARNS OF TRADE PLATE DELAY FORD RECRUITS EBAY MARKETING BOSS JOE MALLON IS RENAULT IRELAND DEALER OF...

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Robert Forrester, Daksh Gupta, Mike Hawes and Sue Robinson have all criticised the lockdown measures to be introduced on Thursday 5 November, which sees auto retailer showrooms forced to close. Mr...

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  EC CONSULTS ON BLOCK EXEMPTION RULES COMPLEXITY SLOWING VOLVO ONLINE SALES, SAYS MD LOOKERS TO SELL OFF WEST LONDON SKODA SMMT URGES UK EU TRADE TALKS CINCH CHANGES FOCUS US DMS CEO IN...

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The last six months has seen another slight improvement in the relationships between franchised dealers and their OEMs after the rise in sentiment reported six months ago. The latest NFDA Dealer...

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Help provided to franchised retailers by their manufacturers during the height of the Covic-19 pandemic has been scored in the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey carried out in August. The new...

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  Showroom facemasks law clarity New logo means showroom upgrade for Nissan dealers Toomey in profit as merger complete Arnold Clark used sales soar in Scotland BCA app gets Bid Now tool...

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The summer 2020 NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey is the first to be conducted entirely online. Unique links are being distributed to retailers now (those who haven’t received them should check their spam...

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  Arnold Clark leads retailers in Sunday Times Top Track 100 New car sales decline in Europe NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey in online first Auto Trader reports record audience Darkside is sole KTM...

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  NO AUSTERITY BUT NO VAT RATE CUT UK ‘CHAPTER 11’ BECOMES LAW DELAY HARMS SCOTTISH RETAILERS VW LOOKS TO BUY EUROPCAR AUTO TRADER TO WORK WITH EBBON-DACS FRENCH CAR SALES RECOVER INCHCAPE...

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  RETAILERS REPORT FIRST WEEK REBOUND 1 IN 4 RETAIL JOBS UNDER THREAT HOW TO BRING CUSTOMERS BACK SUCCESSFULLY MORE RETAILERS CLOSE BCA BUYER APP EXTRAS GERMANY REOPENS BUT SALES DOWN 50% CARVANA...

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This week’s new car registration figures were obviously, and significantly, lower than last year’s stats, but within the numbers there were some interesting insights. While the whole market was...

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  OFFICIAL: SHOWROOMS TO REOPEN ON 1 JUNE DRIVE MOTOR RETAIL CLOSES SITE NEW VIDEO CHAT SERVICE LAUNCHED MOTORPOINT ADDS NEW NON-EXEC HOLDEN EXTENDS DEALER WIND-DOWN OFFER EBAY CLASSIFIEDS UP FOR...

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Retailers remain reasonably satisfied with their manufacturers’ current electric and plug-in product offerings, and more so with their manufacturers’ proposed vehicle product ranges and the...

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Independent dealers are allegedly outpacing the franchised sector with technology and training to handle the repair and recalibration of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Peter Eden, national...

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  RETAILERS AWAIT CLARITY ON SHOWROOM REOPENING FORD MD WARNS OF ‘SANITISED SALES’ PWC PREDICTS V-SHAPE RECOVERY CAFFYN FAMILY GIFT SHARES CORONAVIRUS: AUTO INDUSTRY ROUNDUP RETAILERS REOPEN...

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Leading franchised retailers are thought to be among businesses consulted by the Department for Business over the Government’s lockdown exit strategy which is expected to be revealed later this...

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  LOOKERS REJECTS PENDRAGON MERGER BID GOVERNMENT CONSULTS RETAILERS OVER REOPENING PLANS ECO PROTEST WARNING FOR DEALERS NEW LOOKERS ONLINE SHOP CORONAVIRUS: AUTO INDUSTRY ROUND-UP LOWER PRICES...

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The NFDA is lobbying the DVLA for clarification on using trade plates during unaccompanied test drives of unregistered new or untaxed used cars. Current DVLA guidance makes no mention of whether a...

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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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