Dear Colleague,

We have become aware of increased interest by HMRC in the automotive sector National Minimum Wage (NMW) compliance. Franchised retailers should be aware of HMRCs interpretation in 2 key areas: the definition of salaried hours workers for NMW purposes and the treatment of Commission payments in assessing NMW compliance. See today’s news.

This week the Government has announced that funding for residential street electric vehicle chargepoint will be doubled. This is a positive forward and we will continue to work closely with the Government and relevant stakeholders to support a gradual and successful market transition to EVs. Please find more details in the news.

The deadline to respond to the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Winter 2019/2020 is Friday 31 January 2020. Your feedback is of vital importance and will allow us to address any business issues that may be affecting the relationship with your manufacturer. Please complete the survey and contact if you have not received your copy yet.

Secure your place! The NFDA Spring Ball 2020 will take place at the luxurious Grove Hotel and Golf Resort. We will celebrate the excellence of the automotive industry with awards for best manufacturer partner, personality of the year and a new dealer award. Please find more details and register to attend here. The NFDA Ball has been postponed due to the Coronavirus – NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

NFDA is your trade association and the voice of automotive retailers. If you require any assistance or would like to attend one of our meetings and events, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline on 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director