Dear Colleague,

This week, new passenger car registration figures showed the market declined by -7.3% in January following a particularly strong December. Positively, the light commercial vehicle market saw a growth of 5.9%. Please find more details in the news.

Following the announcement that the Government intends to bring forward the ban for sales of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars, we will continue to call for consistent policies and further support for motorists. We also urged the Government to reconsider its position on hybrids.

This week, Drive My Career’s members celebrated their apprentices through the #DMCApprenticeTakeover. Apprentices from Marshall motor Group, JCT600, TrustFord, Caffyns, Pendragon and Arnold Clark ‘took over’ social media to share their success stories and explain why they enjoy being an apprentice in the automotive industry. More details will follow on Monday.

The NFDA Spring Ball will take place at the Grove Hotel in Chandler’s Cross, Watford. Secure your place now and join us in celebrating the excellence of the automotive industry, visit NFDA Spring Ball 2020. The NFDA Ball has been postponed due to the Coronavirus – NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

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

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director