The NFDA working groups are made up of representatives of NFDA dealer group members who are specialists in specific business areas. The groups meet regularly to design strategies and address key issues facing the automotive industry.
Finance & Insurance
This F&I working group deals with the key dealer issue of Finance and Insurance. The group reviews regulation and legislation changes to help the NFDA set policy. It also determines best practice and oversees guidance for dealers. Current issues the group is looking at are the FCA Motor Finance Enquiry, GAP insurance, GDPR and Consumer Right Act best practice.
The Used Car working group looks at a variety of aspects of used car sales including the current and future market, as well as licensing and registration issues. The group sets industry standards and reviews Government policy.
HR & Training
The HR and Training working group researches and debates on policy and future direction on HR and training issues and thus make recommendations to the NFDA Executive to be adopted as policy. Current issues include: apprenticeships and the levy, flexible work policies, the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the ongoing development of Drive My Career to encourage young people to consider a career in the retail automotive industry.
The aftersales working group investigates and agrees on positions on the continuously evolving challenges in the service, repair and parts operations in franchised dealerships. This group's discussions are supported and prompted by the findings of the NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey which is carried out to explore the perceptions of franchised dealers in the aftersales environment.
The IT working group looks at a variety of aspects of dealership IT and data issues including DMS vendor relationship, cybersecurity, recruitment and training, and data-related issues such as GDPR.
The NFDA EV Group was established in 2019 to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the development of electric vehicles, coordinate industry views and, as a result, tackle issues affecting the growth of the EV sector.