NFDA extends their sincerest sympathies to the Royal Family at this sad time.

Liz Truss has been appointed as the new Prime Minister. The NFDA looks forward to working with her team in the coming months, particularly looking to build on our our Parliamentary Engagement programme as it is pivotal in establishing an understanding of the sector, its employment and economic contribution. Please find in this edition of the newsletter a list of her newly appointed ministers, and their roles.

This week, SMMT released their new car and LCV registration figures and it was extremely positive to see an increase in sales from last August, breaking five months of consecutive decline. August is typically a quiet month for sales, as consumers prepare for the busy plate change month of September, so we expect sales to remain strong.

Finally, the Summer 2022/2023 edition of the Dealer Attitude Survey (DAS) is out on Monday. The survey attracted an impressive response rate of 66% with a total of 2,561 responses from 32 manufacturers. The DAS explores the business relationships between dealers and manufacturers and marks significant improvements across a number of franchise networks from six months ago.

NFDA Is the voice of automotive retailers – if you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact your member helpline at 01788 538303 or email

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive