“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 also continue to engage with regulators, in particular, the European Commission and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to outline franchised dealers’ views.

“There are a number of issues and ramifications which will impact franchised dealers and consumers depending on how the current business models will evolve. We are currently highlighting these in our response to the CMA’s consultation.

“Going forward, NFDA will engage further with the CMA to elaborate on any of the points identified”.

Sue Robinson, Chief Executive of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers in the UK.

Link to NFDA – Exploring the Competition Law Risks of Agency Models in the Automotive Sector” - https://www.nfda-uk.co.uk/industry-issues/exploring-the-competition-law-risks-of-agency-models-in-the-automotive-sector#entry