Dear Colleague,

This week, the Government confirmed that they will continue to fund our Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation scheme – extremely positive news for the whole automotive industry. We look forward to continuing to work with the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and Energy Saving Trust to drive forward the transition to a zero-emission market. Please find further details in the news and, for more information about EVA, visit or email

In this week’s newsletter, we have included guidance on employing apprentices covering useful information on forms of apprenticeships, wages, contracts and agreements. NFDA members have also access to template agreements via our website’s members area. Please find further details below.

We are less than one month away from Driving Digital! NFDA’s premier marketing event of the year will take place on 12 May in London. We are delighted to welcome a line-up of keynote speakers who will analyse the challenges ahead and discuss how to maximise opportunities embracing digitalisation and electrification. The event is free to dealers, book your place today here.

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers: if you require any guidance or support, please contact our member helpline at 01788 538303 or email

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive