Dear Colleague,

While we work alongside franchised dealers and industry partners to support the transition to zero emissions, we also, regularly engage with Government to highlight the barriers businesses and consumers alike have to overcome to meet our challenging targets. Please find more details below.

Our work on the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation continues. The response we submitted to the Competitions Market Authority (CMA) earlier this year has now been published by the Government and can be found here.

This week, we held another well-attended dealer regional meeting in Leeds. Discussions focused on a number of topical issues facing our members including the dealer/manufacturer relationship, the transition to EVs, F&I and recruitment in the industry. Next week we will be in Cobham on Tuesday 16 and Bristol on Thursday 18 November, please click here to attend – we need your input!

Yesterday, NFDA attended AM Live at the NEC in Birmingham, an excellent day discussing all things automotive with many dealers and colleagues.

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers: if you require any assistance or would like to discuss anything with us, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline on 01788 538303 or email