Dear Colleague,

This week’s new passenger car registration figures showed that the market declined by -2.9% in February. Positively, the alternative fuel vehicle segment continued to expand significantly, with battery electric vehicles up 243.1%. The light commercial vehicle market decreased by -2.0% following two months of growth. For a copy of the registration figures, please visit

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has published their guide on consumer law for the UK used car industry. It was disappointing to see that following a number of responses, including our detailed comments on the draft guidance consultation, they have ignored the majority of the issues NFDA and other organisations had outlined. Please find more details in the news.

We are delighted to announce TV & Radio personality, Alexis Conran, as the guest speaker at the NFDA Spring Ball 2020! The Ball will take place at the Grove Hotel & Golf Resort in Watford, Hertfordshire. Please see below for more details about the speaker and the program of the evening and email to secure your place. The NFDA Ball has been postponed due to the Coronavirus – NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers: please contact us if you require any assistance or would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact our member helpline at 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director