Dear Colleague,

Next week I will be at the Conservative Party Conference. I have a number of meetings scheduled to discuss key issues affecting franchised retailers. These include the implications of Brexit and the current climate of political uncertainty, as well as the obstacles affecting the electric vehicle sector and the support retailers and consumers need. We will keep you updated.

NFDA has produced a briefing document for the new FCA Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR) coming into effect in December 2019 and affecting businesses with limited permissions for finance. The document has been discussed at our recent regional meetings, please email to request your copy.

The Government is holding a series of events to help businesses prepare for Brexit. At these events, Government advisers will provide a combination of interactive support and business-focused advice. Please find dates and venues in the newsletter.

The first NFDA EV Marketplace Seminar will take place on Tuesday 3 December 2019 at the Warwick Hilton. Keynote speakers will discuss current challenges for EVs and the future direction of the market. Please email to register, more details below.

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers: if you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline at 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director