Dear Colleague,

We continue to work closely with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on the Motor Finance enquiry. Some of you will have received surveys this week from the FCA as part of their Cost Benefit Analyse for potential policy changes following the enquiry. Should you need any assistance, please contact us.

NFDA is liaising with the Department for Transport (DfT) about the issue of derogations for RDE Step 1 emissions requirements ahead of the deadline of 1 September 2019. They have confirmed that the requests for derogations have been presented to the Ministers and they are in the process of reaching an agreement on this. We will keep you updated.

This week, we published the findings of the NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey 2019. The survey has been redesigned to include more questions and participants in order to provide a more detailed insight into consumer perceptions in the aftersales sector. Overall, franchised dealers stood out for safety, trust and consumer satisfaction. Find more details below and access the summary report here.

BCA has become the first member of NFDA’s sister association, the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA), to sign up to Drive My Career, our unique initiative that promotes the retail automotive industry to people starting their professional career. Over the past twelve months, Drive My Career has seen significant growth and there are more exciting projects ahead. If you would like more information about Drive My Career, please email info@drivemycareer.co.uk.

The NFDA Spring Ball 2019 will take place next week. This is your last chance to get your ticket and join us in celebrating the excellence of the automotive retail industry at The Grove in Hertfordshire – we look forward to seeing you there!

Please email louise.woods@rmif.co.uk for more information.

NFDA is your trade association: we represent, you benefit. If you need any assistance or would like to receive any legal advice, please contact our member helpline at 01788