Dear Colleague,

This week Vauxhall announced that they are terminating their entire network of 350 dealerships in the UK. Dealers will be given two years notice from 30 April and it will then invite approximately 230 dealers to reapply to sell Vauxhall cars. This is of concern for our Vauxhall dealer members. As your trade body we are here to support you and offer advice. If you have been affected by Vauxhall’s network restructure, please call the NFDA helpline for assistance – 01788 538303.

The NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey Spring 2018 was launched this week. The survey explores current consumer perceptions of franchised dealers and their competitors as well as understand consumer aftersales behaviour. Please see an overview of the survey results below. If you would like to receive a copy of the twice yearly survey please email

The NFDA’s sister association, NAMA, published its monthly data report this week. It shows that auction activity remains buoyant indicating that retail activity is still strong and the outlook looking positive with more stock hitting the wholesale channels as a result of the Mach plate change. More information below. If you would like to receive the monthly data report please email

Autocar’s Great British Women in the car industry awards will be announced on 20 June. They are still looking for nominations, particularly in the retail sales category. To make your nominations please go to

NFDA is your trade association: we represent, you benefit. If you need any assistance, please contact us on the member helpline 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director