“The NFDA is encouraged by the government’s continued commitment to ensuring economic growth and stability throughout the UK; enabling innovations and new technologies to flourish, notably in the automotive sector and providing strong jobs growth and employment,” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), commenting on the Queen’s Speech delivered earlier today (18.05.2016).

Robinson continued, “Cutting red tape, speeding up decision making processes and creating jobs are all positive steps that our members will be pleased to see delivered in today’s speech”.

The Queen stated, “My Ministers will ensure the United Kingdom is at the forefront of technology for new forms of transport, including autonomous and electric vehicles”. One of the Government’s main goals in this area is to develop the right infrastructure to allow modern transportation to flourish.

Robinson concluded, “The NFDA is pleased to see that the government is aware of the changes taking place in the transport sector and that it will continue to support the introduction of autonomous and electric vehicles. We are looking forward to seeing how the Government’s commitments will enhance the industry’s growth further and enable the automotive sector to continue thriving”.

Other notable Bills announced today:

  • Local Growth and Jobs Bill
  • Better Markets Bill

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Gabriele Severini. NFDA Communications Officer Tel: 020 7307 3423 Mob: 07880 039897 Press Office direct line: 020 7307 3422 Press Office fax: 020 7307 3406 Web: www.rmif.co.uk  Email: gabriele.severini@rmif.co.uk

The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.