Dear Colleague,

NFDA is aware and alert to the CMA’s recently released consultation on how an agency model could be regulated, and strive to ensure parity between the UK and EU governance of such a model type. NFDA will be working with legal advisors and responding to the consultation by 5 May. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact

This week, the latest SMMT new car registration figures were released, revealing a -14.3% decrease year on year. Nevertheless, demand for electric vehicles remains strong and are performing very well.

NFDA welcomes the Government’s release of the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate proposal, released on Thursday, the document re-assures businesses, and consumers of DfT’s commitment towards clean, green travel. The NFDA will be producing a response to this consultation, focusing on how best to support businesses during this transition period and to ensure the industry has the best chance of meeting these ambitious targets.

Last week the highly anticipated NFDA Spring Ball returned to celebrate automotive excellence. A huge thank you to our sponsors and all those who attended and donated generously to the British Red Cross. Finally, congratulations to all the award winners on their achievements, your support to our industry and the NFDA is truly remarkable

Finally, NFDA’s quarterly magazine, The Voice, has been published! The Spring Edition is filled with content displaying all that the NFDA has been up too these past few months, useful industry information and includes an exclusive interview with Darren Ardron, MD of Perrys motor group. Be sure to give it a read!

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive