Dear colleague,

The latest new car and light van registration figures published by the SMMT revealed demand from consumers and businesses alike remains robust, with sales affected by the continued shortage of microchips and other components. Please find more information below.

Next Thursday 11 November, NFDA will be at the car retail expo, AM Live, at the NEC in Birmingham! If you have any issues or concerns that you would like to discuss with us, please visit the stand (A36) or email in advance to arrange a time for a meeting.

Our first physical regional meeting of the year took place this week in Coventry, it was really positive to have so many in attendance. Next week, the North-East regional meeting will take place in Leeds. To register for this, or an upcoming meeting, please click here.

Finally, ticket and sponsorship options for The NFDA Spring Ball are available through our website here. Join us for night stellar entertainment, fine dining and unique networking opportunities with key automotive stakeholders, by emailing and securing your tickets.

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 at 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive