Dear Colleague,

Following our lobbying activity, it is extremely positive that dealers in Northern Ireland can reopen from today and welcome customers back into their showrooms. In Ireland, non-essential retail ‘click & collect’ is expected to resume on 10 May with non-essential retailers allowed to reopen a week later, on 17 May.

EV Revolution - We are delighted to host three physical NFDA Electric Vehicle Regional in July. With the support pf external speakers, we will be tackling four main issues: your dealership infrastructure, to ensure you are ready for EVs; creating an EV culture; overcoming the challenges of EV customers and EVs into the future. The Roadshows will take place on Thursday 1 July – Northampton, Tuesday 6 July - Leeds and Wednesday 14 July – Newbury. Please see below for further information and email to register your interest.

It has been confirmed industrial action is scheduled to take place at DVLA between Tuesday 4 and Friday 7 May. As a result, DVLA suggested delays may be experienced with paper applications and therefore we continue to encourage dealers to use DVLA’s online services, the quickest and easiest way to deal with them.

We have recently launched a new HR bulletin to provide timely updates on the latest HR and recruitment related issues. Today, we shared the latest edition of the bulletin with a number of HR colleagues, if you or your HR team would like to receive a regular copy of the bulletin, please contact us.

NFDA is your trade association and we are the voice of automotive retailers: if you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline on 01788 538303 or email

Sue Robinson, Chief Executive