Dear Colleague,

Following the announcement that Northern Ireland will extend the current lockdown restrictions until 5 March, we are monitoring Government announcements, changes in regulations and the support available to businesses to keep you informed daily. If you are a member and not currently receiving our COVID-19 briefings, please contact us.

To continue to assist you, identify the issues facing your business and provide you with the best possible support, we are organising a round of dealer meetings taking place in the first week of February – more details will follow.

Our scheme Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) is open: if you would like to obtain your EV accreditation ahead of the fast approaching April deadline, please contact us. If you are already ‘EV Approved’ please email so that our team can assist you in promoting your EVA status.

Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, we encourage dealers to use DVLA’s online services which remain the easiest, quickest and most efficient way to deal with DVLA. Please find a full list of services available below.

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers: if you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline at 01788 538303 or email

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive