Dear Colleague,

The latest used car market figures showed a strong performance in 2021 despite the challenges, primarily around supply. The expectation is that the market will continue to perform well over the coming months, as feedback from dealers suggests consumer demand remains robust. Please find further details in the news.

To continue to best represent your interests with Government and outline the challenges our sector faces as we approach the 2030 deadline for the sale of new ICE vehicles, we have a number of meetings with Ministers and Government officials scheduled over the coming weeks. We will keep you updated.

This week, Drive My Career has been running its fourth ‘Apprentice Takeover’ campaign to raise awareness of the apprenticeships opportunities in the automotive industry and celebrate apprentices. Thanks to the support of our member dealer groups, the campaign has been a huge success reaching hundreds of thousands of people online. Please find more information in the news.

We are delighted to announce former shadow Chancellor, Cabinet Minister, but also previous contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016, Ed Balls, as guest speaker for the NFDA Spring Ball! Our Celebration of Automotive Excellence will be back on 2 April 2022 at The Grove, Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire. We will also welcome back Mark-Durden Smith as our host for the night. Please find more details below, I look forward to seeing you at the Ball!

NFDA is your trade association, we are the voice of automotive retailers: if you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline on 01788 538303 or email nfda@rmif.co.uk.

Sue Robinson, Chief Executive