Dear Colleague,

This week, the Department for Transport announced the MOT extension currently in place will be stopped for vehicles whose MOT is due on or after 1 August 2020. The news was positively received by the industry after we had urged the Government to reinstate mandatory MOT as soon as possible. Please find more details in the news.

On Wednesday, dealers should have received the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Summer 2020 for completion. This is the first time the survey is carried out entirely online, if you have not yet received your unique link, please contact us – your feedback is instrumental. More details in the news.

The latest edition of NFDA’s quarterly magazine The Voice has been published. It features an interview with Stuart Foulds, TrustFord Chairman and Chief Executive, updates on Drive My Career and NFDA’s Electric Vehicle Approved scheme, as well as the results of the latest EV Dealer Attitude Survey. Please find more information below or download the magazine here.

Following the Leicester lockdown and in light of steps taken by the Department of Health & Social Care announcing rules requiring certain businesses in the area, NFDA has produced a local restrictions guidance note for dealers in the area. If you are directly affected, have not received our guidance and require more information, please contact

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

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director