Dear Colleague,

The NFDA continues to work closely with its franchised dealer members, specialist legal advisers, TLT LLP, and leading counsel to assess the possible scenarios affecting the future relationship between franchised dealers and manufacturers. We are currently finalising our response to the CMA’s consultation. We will keep you updated and if you would like to discuss, please contact me.

Following the Government’s rumoured proposals to reduce the frequency of MOT testing, we raised our concerns and highlighted that the change would cause considerable safety issues and impact businesses’ investments. Instead, we encouraged the Government to review current road tax rates. Please find more details in the news.

This week, NFDA’s Drive My Career published the findings of its latest survey showing that a large proportion of those who have never considered working in automotive would be open to the idea if they were made aware of the opportunities available. Please find the survey’s results in today’s news.

Driving Digital is less than two weeks away! This year, our speakers we will focus on the challenges facing retailers and how to overcome them by adapting and digitalising processes. There are very few places still available, the event is free for NFDA members - if you have not registered, please visit

NFDA is your trade association and we are the voice of automotive retailers, if you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline at 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive