Dear Colleague,

This week, we met with the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) to share our perspectives on the moves by manufacturers regarding their future strategy, in particular, the different types of ‘agency’ scenarios under discussion. We are also having ongoing meetings with the Alliance of European Car Dealers and Repairers (AECDR) and individual European dealer associations to discuss our responses to the European Commission on the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations.

Meeting our members is crucial as we continue to lobby on your behalf to tackle the range of issues affecting our sector including the future of the dealer-manufacturer relationship, F&I, GDPR and more. Next week, we look forward to hosting our first NFDA Exec of the year on Tuesday and our HR Working Group on Thursday, while our next round of NFDA Regional Meetings will take place in February. For more details, please see today’s news or email

The number of accredited retailers under our Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme continues to grow. As the deadline approaches, contact us today to receive your EVA badge of approval and communicate your expertise in EV to your customers. Please email for more information.

The NFDA Spring Ball is making a comeback! On Saturday 2 April 2022, the prestigious Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire will play host to the Ball, where we will celebrate the excellence of the automotive industry. Will you join us? Please find further details in the news.

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

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive