“It is vital that the government encourages both economic and consumer confidence and enables investment, in order for the retail motor industry to progress and thrive in a stable environment”, said RMI Chairman Peter Johnson, speaking at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation annual dinner in London tonight (19 October 2017).
He added, “The UK’s automotive sector is a global leader and the future state and success of the industry could be jeopardised if a trade deal is not secured to allow tariff free access to the European single market - following our vote to leave the EU.
“It is now essential that the government makes a commitment to outline a clear negotiating position in order to ensure our industry has what it needs to secure its future success.”
Political journalist Andrew Neil was the guest speaker at this year’s dinner.
NOTES TO EDITORS: A copy of Peter Johnson’s speech is available from the press office.
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