Dear Colleague

The new car and light commercial vehicle registrations for May were published this week. New car registrations were up by 3.4%, with an encouraging growth in the private segment of 10.1%, year to date the market is down 6.8%. The LCV market saw a modest increase of 2.4%. See more information on the statistics in this week’s news.

The NFDA is continuing its lobbying activity with its Parliamentary Engagement Programme. A number of dealership visits have already taken place around the country with more scheduled over the coming months. Today, I met with the Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP at Jardine Audi dealership in Wolverhampton with CEO Neil Williamson. We highlighted the importance of the retail automotive sector in terms of investment, employment and training, and discussed topics such as diesel, electric vehicles and WLTP. If you would like to host your local MP at your dealership please contact

The Government has now published a number of presentations on its vision of frameworks for the UK-EU partnerships post-Brexit. The future economic partnership is broken down into ten key areas for agreement between the UK and EU, one of them is transport. We have included a summary in today’s the news.

Finally, next week, on Thursday 14, we will hold the NFDA Southern Regional Meeting in Cobham. The new and used car markets, Drive My Career, F&I as well as HR issues, and updates from the DVLA are on the agenda, if you would like to attend, please email

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