Dear Colleague,

This week, we hosted an online session with representatives from the Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to provide dealers with clarity around the plug-in grant following the recently announced reduction. The meeting provided an excellent opportunity to allow our members to ask direct questions and keep the dialogue with the Government going. Please find further details in the news.

Drive My Career has announced a new virtual event taking place on 9 June 2021 and focusing on Apprentices’ wellbeing. Speakers from NFDA, Lookers, Ben and Babcock International will provide attendees with practical tips and guidance around mental health and how it affects general wellbeing. The event is free to attend and registrations are open at:

Used car transaction figures showed the market declined by 8.9% in the first quarter of the year, an anticipated decrease as showrooms were closed during the first three months of the year. Positively, March saw a significant increase compared with the same period in 2020 when the lockdown started. Please find more information below.

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

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive