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Furlough is not just for Christmas: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Lawgistics have advised that the government has again updated their guidance with regard to furloughing employees. Furlough is only in place for companies which are being affected by coronavirus (Covi…

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HR Updates

COVID-19: Employer support – live HMRC webinars

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are currently open for pay periods in November and December 2020. You have until 11.59pm Monday 14 December to submit claims for November. Make…

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Updated figures from DVSA on MOT forecasts

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Following on from previous information released at the end of November, the DVSA has now produced updated figures and a forecast for January, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand wil…

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FAG Complete Hub – the ultimate complete commercial vehicle wheel bearing repair solution from Schaeffler

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Schaeffler has extended its portfolio of truck and trailer wheel bearing repair solutions with the introduction of a range of complete hub units for a quick and simple repair. The ready-to-fit FAG Com…

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HELLA makes wiper blades simple

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

“With Britain’s ever-changing and unpredictable weather, wiper blades present the aftermarket with a day-in, day-out sales opportunity,” explains HELLA UK’s Senior Head of Marketing & Communicatio…

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Dayco's Charlie Huddleston retires

Date: Wednesday 09 December 2020

Long-time industry stalwart, Charlie Huddleston has retired after a long and distinguished aftermarket career. Having spent a considerable period of his working life with FAI, Universal Automotive and…

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AS-PL Italia has started the cooperation with AD Italia

Date: Tuesday 08 December 2020

AS-PL Italia has become the official supplier of the Autodis Italia and AD Giadi from the AD Italia group. AD Giadi is an Italian brand that was created by the merger of Autodistribution Italia and Gi…

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com - Galvanic Isolation

Date: Tuesday 08 December 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety course High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems, which focuses on Galv…

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Philips new generation RacingVision GT200

Date: Monday 07 December 2020

Philips automotive lighting bulbs have always fared well in the UK’s premier annual bulb test, and, only weeks after its introduction, the new Philips RacingVision GT200 - with up +200%[1] brighter li…

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LIQUI MOLY enters the French handball league

Date: Monday 07 December 2020

From the 2021-2022 season, LIQUI MOLY will be the main and name sponsor of Starligue, the highest handball league in France. The motor oil and additive specialist concluded a five-year contract with t…

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The show must go on: IAAF gets the wheels in motion for aftermarket recovery in first virtual conference

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

A successful first-ever virtual Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) conference has taken an in-depth look at the opportunities and threats affecting aftermarket businesses in a post-B…

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IAAF celebrates the ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has revealed the worthy winners of its new-look awards ceremony, ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’, celebrating the individuals and businesses who hav…

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URGENT - Help needed from IAAF members for important study

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

Following on from last week's news that FIGIEFA and IAAF have been approached by TRL on behalf of the European Commission to take part in a study looking into access to in-vehicle data, we are pleased…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2020 - Sponsors

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

The IAAF would like to thank all the companies who sponsored this year's event in the year that nobody expected. The headline sponsors of the event were Alliance Automotive Group and Impression UK. …

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Kerridge Commercial Systems launches new Ecommerce Division

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

MAM Software, a Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) company, has today announced the formation of a new strategic Ecommerce Division within the group. The company, with operations across the globe, has …

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People News

LKQ Euro Car Parts customers donate more than £10k to automotive industry charity

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Customers shopping in LKQ Euro Car Parts branches have collectively donated more than £10,000 to automotive industry charity, Ben, by adding £0.25 to their total when they check out. The funds have be…

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New digital platform launched to inform, train and connect UK automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has launched auto:resource, a new online directory and resources platform to inform, train and connect the UK automotive aftermarket. The co…

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GS Yuasa launch free online COVID-19 and Batteries training course for workshops and distributors

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

GS Yuasa have launched a coronavirus-specific training course covering COVID-19 and batteries. The free course will help distributors, workshops and garages combat the rise of battery failure occurrin…

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Schaeffler embraces new way of recruitment from GCA

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Schaeffler UK is now benefitting from a new and proven hiring recruitment strategy, helping the company to source the best industry talent in the most efficient way possible. Delivered by automotive a…

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Autotech Recruit wins top Motor Trader Industry accolade

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Autotech Recruit has been recognised by Motor Trader as the Recruitment Agency of the Year, 2020, in an online event which marked the 30th anniversary of the coveted Motor Trader Industry Awards. Winn…

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HMRC Transition Update: Completing customs import declarations

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

The UK transition period ends at the end of this month. If your business trades with other countries from Europe or you represent a business who does, from 1 January you’ll need to be prepared for the…

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Automotive aftermarket to be provided with industry insight in latest webinar

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

After the success of the first and second free webinars for the automotive aftermarket, Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has confirmed the date for the next webinar in the A…

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The Garage Inspector recommends like-for-like battery replacement

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

VARTA Brand Ambassador Andy Savva explains the importance of replacing a car battery with the same type of technology (or upgrading) and advises never to downgrade technologies. When it comes to vehic…

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Brexit tax and customs changes are coming very soon. Are you ready?

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

IAAF member E-Motive is co-hosting a timely webinar to help companies prepare for Brexit on Tuesday 8th December at 2:30pm. A panel of experts from the fields of ecommerce technology & services, c…

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Do we have to shut our workplace after a confirmed case of COVID-19 among our workforce?

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutivesearch have brought to our attention the following article, put together by Mondaq, which outlines what is recommended should an employee be confirmed as having COVID-19. The…

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Santa's Helping Hand

Date: Wednesday 02 December 2020

It’s been a challenging year for many people but, as we approach the end of it, Ben thought the industry might appreciate a little light-hearted fun in the form of a Christmas challenge and as the IAA…

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101 new colleagues in the crisis year

Date: Wednesday 02 December 2020

LIQUI MOLY, the German motor oil manufacturer, is not immune to the pandemic. However, the company is not taking cover, but continues to invest in personnel. On 1 December, it welcomed its 101st new e…

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Expected rise in gear control cable repairs

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

In the lead up to Christmas, more people this year are turning to online shopping, which means there are significantly more light commercial vehicles (LCV’s) on the roads making deliveries. As a resul…

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DENSO glow plugs – keeping technicians cosy this winter

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

To help keep them warm as we enter winter and the weather gets colder, DENSO is offering technicians the opportunity to receive a branded beanie hat when they purchase glow plugs from participating di…

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David Sedgley, Roadlink International chairman, has sadly passed away following a long illness

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

David spent his whole working life in the commercial vehicle industry, leaving school to begin work with Edmunds Walker in the early 1960s. Always championing the independent business, he established …

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HELLA presents new aftermarket image video

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

The further strengthening its good position in the aftermarket, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert has produced a new image film to highlight its comprehensive range of services for independen…

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Act now for a fast start in 2021, TechMan advises garage owners

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

Workshop management specialist, TechMan, is calling on garages to ‘act now’ for a fast start in the New Year by streamlining business processes. It follows an unimaginable year of restrictions and abn…

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Balyfa joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its latest member, global brake fitting supplier Balyfa, to its growing network of aftermarket businesses. Balyfa delivers a high-…

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Loveday Ryder appointed as DVSA's new Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Loveday Ryder has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and will be starting her new role on 1 January 2021. DVSA’s purpose is to help everyone st…

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Last chance to register for the IAAF Virtual Conference

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

IAAF members are reminded that time is running out for them to register for this year's conference, which is being hosted virtually on Thursday 3rd December. As usual, the IAAF will be welcoming a top…

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URGENT - help needed from IAAF members for important study on access to in-vehicle data access

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

FIGIEFA and IAAF have been approached by TRL on behalf of the European Commission to take part in a study on access to in-vehicle data. As TRL are advising the Commission on policy options on this top…

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Sign up for AdBell's exclusive Christmas promotion

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Ad Bell have put together some exclusive offers available from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 24th December, we would like you to hear about them. Sign up is quick and easy – click the link below to sign up …

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“Could the 2030 UK Government ban on new petrol and diesel only cars be good for the aftermarket?” asks Klarius CEO Mark Brickhill…

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

“The answer, in the short to mid-term could be ‘yes’ if you look past the populist politics. Most manufacturers are introducing mainly hybrid vehicles now anyway, and plans for an electric-only future…

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HELLA strengthens its market position in the field of car body lighting

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, that designs the car body lighting of tomorrow, has acquired several important orders from premium and volume manufacturers in this sector and further stren…

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GS Yuasa Academy receives IMI accreditation

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

GS Yuasa Academy has become the first battery training program to partner with The Institute of the Motor Industry. The online learning platform will give users who have completed all courses the oppo…

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BEIS Update: Rules for providing services are changing

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

In the run-up to the end of the transition period on 31st December, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued further guidance for businesses regarding the rules covering …

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Repair and servicing sector still ill-equipped for “monumental” EV switch, IMI warns

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

A failure to properly support the servicing and repair sector will compromise the government’s ambitious plans to end the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, the Institute of the Motor I…

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Industry News

IMI launches MOT Training and Assessment for 2021

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Addressing the current heavy workload of many MOT testers, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched its MOT Training and Assessment package for 2021. With a focus on e-Learning, the 3 ho…

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MOT testing in Scotland: update

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that 11 areas in Scotland moved into protection Level 4 from 18:00 on Friday 20 November until Friday 11 December.You can read more about the measures and which a…

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Klarius wins Business of the Year Award at Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2020

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce has recognised The Klarius Group of Companies with several honours at its annual business awards – including Business of the Year. The Staffordshire Chambers Busines…

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Autotech Recruit announces significant investment plans to drive up industry’s EV training

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

With the news that the ban on petrol and diesel car sales has been brought forward to 2030, as part of the Government’s climate change pledge, the automotive industry is gearing up for a substantial r…

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Avia Autos wins The Motor Ombudsman’s inaugural Garage Star Award for Wales

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Avia Autos in Bridgend is pleased to announce that it has won The Motor Ombudsman’s regional Garage Star Award for Wales. The Garage Star Awards were introduced by the Ombudsman dedicated to the autom…

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MANN+HUMMEL to close UK site - all manufacturing to be centered in Europe

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Mann+Hummel Group, a leading filtration expert, is proposing the closure of its main manufacturing facility at Hilton Cross Business Park in Wolverhampton, as it continues to review its operationa…

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Announcement from the Board Of Directors of the IMTFA

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The IMTFA Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Simon Ayres is to become their new chairman, with Daniel Walsh continuing as Deputy Chairman. The Board would like to thank Ewan Murray, who …

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Sailing to success: DENSO backs class winner at Rolex Middle Sea Race

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Rossko, a high-performance yacht sponsored by DENSO, has taken a class win in one of the most renowned and challenging boat races in the world. The JPK 1080 yacht, skippered by Timofey Zhbankov, was v…

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