Dear Colleague,

Following our persistent lobbying efforts, this week I received a letter from the newly appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport, Michael Ellis, confirming that the Government has agreed to grant end-of-series derogations for non RDE compliant cars. RDE will come into force on 1 September 2019 and the derogation will apply to end of series products manufactured at least three months before the implementation of the new law. Please find more information in the newsletter.

In May, European new passenger car registrations saw a marginal increase for the first time this year. However, year to date, new car sales across Europe remain down 2.1%. Find more details below.

Congratulations to all NFDA members included in this year’s AM100 revealed earlier this week. It was encouraging to hear about a resilient sector despite the external challenges. View the full list in the newsletter.

Also, well done to all those featured in Autocar’s 100 Great British Women in the car industry – Rising Stars. It was good to see a number of franchised retailer groups names amongst the winners.

NFDA is your trade association, we represent, you benefit. If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline on 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director