Dear Colleague,

Currently, there is considerable ‘noise’ about the advent of the ‘agency model’. As a consequence of this, NFDA, assisted by our retained legal advisers TLT, has set up a small steering group of dealers to look at the issues and seek a clearer understanding of the model for the industry. We will keep our members informed; if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

NFDA’s Northern Ireland Division has started to work on behalf of dealers, arranging meetings and tackling the issues affecting our sector. This week, we wrote a letter in support of ESB Energy’s Levelling Up Fund application to upgrade and enhance electric charging infrastructure in Northern Ireland. Please find more information in the news.

Due to the delay in easing the final lockdown restrictions, our EV Readiness Roadshows due to take place in July have been postponed to August. Join us in Leeds, Northampton or Newbury to ensure that you are ready for the transition to EVs. Please find our new dates in the news article below and email to register your interest.

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

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive