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Working from home or away – benefits explained

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

For businesses that have employees working from home or from more than one workplace, HMRC are running live webinars which will give more information on paying expenses and providing benefits in kind.…

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HR Updates

An MOT wave is about to hit and preparing now is the key, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The last 18 months have turned the traditional MOT demand curve on its head. And while this caused initial uncertainty for the independent aftermarket, there is now significant opportunity on the hori…

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New posters for businesses to display to remind staff and customers of continuing covid actions

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Now that the government has lifted all restrictions under step 4 of the roadmap, businesses are being reminded to remove any outdated covid-secure posters they may still have on display. Updated workp…

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HR Updates

IAAF activity update - w/e 30 July 2021

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

This last week has seen the IAAF involved in a variety of activities including: Farewell to Wendy WilliamsonThe IAAF has bid farewell to retiring chief executive Wendy Williamson. Joined by her collea…

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Switched on - more drivers now expect next car to be electric or hybrid than petrol or diesel

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

New research released recently reveals that the number of drivers expecting their next car to be fully electric has risen by 32% in twelve months. A study for Kwik Fit reveals that 11% of drivers who …

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Industry News

DfT relaunches Freight Portal

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Businesses can save money with free, impartial advice from the recently relaunched and improved Freight Portal. The Freight Portal provides easy to use information and impartial advice about: driving…

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Industry News

IAAF hits landmark figure with 1000th eBulletin

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Today’s IAAF eBulletin is number 1,000! This is a fantastic achievement as the federation continues with its aim to supply the automotive aftermarket with the latest industry news, trends and updates.…

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IAAF News

‘Good luck, Wendy!’ – Williamson steps down as Chief Executive

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) waves a fond farewell to Wendy Williamson, after successfully leading the federation through a number of historic changes as IAAF chief executi…

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IAAF News

Podium finish for Cole Trucksport and Borg & Beck at Thruxton

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Cole Trucksport had a successful weekend at the latest British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) race meeting, held at Thruxton Circuit on 3rd and 4th July, securing three podium finishes. Simon Cole a…

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IAAF Member News

LKQ Europe with Double-digit EBITDA Margin in the Second Quarter 2021

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today reported second quarter 2021 results that reflect strength for the Company in a number of key metrics including total revenue, segment margins and free cash flow. In…

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IAAF Member News

UK AFCAR formed to lobby govt on BER

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

A coalition, comprising automotive trade associations and commercial organisations, has been formed to lobby the UK government on upholding the rights of the independent aftermarket and consumers in t…

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Industry News

New portal simplifies returns process

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The new warranty and returns process, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing initiative from Fourth and TecAlliance – is suc…

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IAAF activity update

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

UK AFCAR Assembles The IAAF has formed a coalition comprising automotive trade associations and commercial organisations to lobby the UK government on upholding the rights of the independent aftermark…

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IAAF News

NEW! IAAF Insight: Access to in-vehicle data

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The big issue:Connected cars allow innovative remote functions that enable multiple new uses Remote access to highly granular in-vehicle data enables advanced analytics including predictive failure an…

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NGK welcomes Chris Barrett to sales team

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Chris Barrett as a new Sales Representative. The 53-year-old takes over the Home Counties and ‘M1 Corridor’ area previously covere…

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People News

New Working Safely guidance has now been published

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

To support businesses and the self-employed to continue to work safely during the pandemic as England moves to Step 4, the Government has published updated Working Safely guidance. The guidance cover …

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HR Updates
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Changes to right to work checks from 1 July

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Following the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme, the process for completing right-to-work checks on EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens has now changed. Employers can no longer accept EU p…

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HR Updates

A1 and TRICO celebrate success of charity promotion with two weeks left to go

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

A1 Motor Stores’ members have welcomed TRICO’s initiative to donate £1 of every set of the wiper manufacturer’s blades sold through their stores, to a charity that hosts driving days for disabled peop…

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IAAF Member News

TechMan Service Assist to boost garage customer confidence

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Workshops using the TechMan Garage Management System now have access to more than 450 interactive and narrated videos to help explain servicing and repairs on a comprehensive range of vehicle parts an…

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Product News

Exol gains further approvals on gas engine oil range

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol Lubricants, has received further manufacturer approvals for its high-quality gas engine oils range. The company’s Taurus GEO CH G240 (M518) high performance gas engin…

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Product News

Banner posts positive financial performance whilst announcing Agenda 2030 strategy

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Leading European battery and battery accessories manufacturer, Banner, has posted positive financial performance figures despite the challenges experienced during its 2020/21 FY (1 April 2020 to 31 Ma…

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IAAF Member News

A summary of the automotive labour market

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has produced its annual sector baseline report for 2021. The content of the report is generated from Emsi data, which gives a view of industry occupations in:…

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Industry News

CJRS Update

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Business are reminded that CJRS claims for July can now be submitted and must be made by Monday 16 August. Employers can claim 70% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours not worked, up to …

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HR Updates

Fantasy Football

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Ben has created a giant industry Fantasy Football League with an amazing end of season prize. Not only that, but there will be prizes for second and third places, along with a monthly prize of £50 so …

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Industry News

Training for “The Climb” – Ben’s Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) Fundraiser 2021

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The weekend of 11th & 12th July saw various team members meet in Snowdonia for their first training session. To view the video, click on the link below. For those who don’t know, this year’s ILC f…

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Industry News

TMD Friction´s training courses receive quality approval - Braking supplier to offer high quality, independently certified and approved courses

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

TMD Friction has successfully achieved the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Accreditation, offering businesses and industry personnel globally recognised approved training for the Independent Aft…

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IAAF Member News

Air quality - Highways England's programme of activity

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Highways England is implementing a programme of measures around the country to improve air quality at specific locations on the strategic road network. These locations are called Pollution Climate Map…

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Industry News

NGK Speedway stars roar into action

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

There was a strong start to the 2021 FIM World Speedway Championship by NGK-sponsored riders at the season’s first two Grand Prix in the Czech Republic. Three riders made the final of the first SGP in…

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IAAF Member News

Teemu claims best result in Estonia

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team scored its fourth top-six finish in the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship as Teemu Suninen claimed his best result of the season with sixth place on Rally Estonia in …

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Chrissy in positive mood for Brands Hatch

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

NGK-sponsored motorcycle ace Chrissy Rouse heads to Brands Hatch this weekend (July 23-25) for the Pirelli National Superstock championship looking to build on his third place in the standings. After …

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IAAF Member News

HELLA: New full-LED rear lamp for 24-volt truck and trailer applications

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

Individualisation, safety and future viability: these three keywords characterise the new full-LED modular rear lamp that lighting and electronics expert HELLA, has launched especially for 24-volt tru…

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Product News

Expanded new GS Yuasa automotive auxiliary battery range revealed

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

GS Yuasa, market leader for automotive batteries, have announced they have given their HJ auxiliary batteries range a fresh new look and expanded the range by adding four new popular types. The new HJ…

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Product News

Pro-active CAT and DPF management service unlocks thousands of pounds per branch for stockists and distributors

Date: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Replacement catalytic converters (CATs) and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) are important to keep vehicles compliant with emissions standards. The problem that distributors and stockists face is tha…

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Product News

Government publishes world’s first ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs are set to become reality thanks to the UK’s revolutionary Transport decarbonisation plan, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps a…

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Industry News

GaraShield backs ‘Females in Focus’ event

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

GaraShield has pledged its support to females in the automotive industry by sponsoring the upcoming 'Females in Focus' ladies networking lunch, hosted by the Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) at…

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IAAF Member News

Partbusters donates £1,500 to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

UK automotive parts distributor, Partbusters, has made a generous donation to the Great Ormond Street Hospital, raising approximately £1,500 for the charity. The figure included £600 from takings from…

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IAAF Member News

Eurocams is the latest member to join IAAF

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed the latest addition to its growing membership network, supplier of automotive components, Eurocams Ltd. Established in 1999, Euroc…

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Webinar tackles big issues on “electrification of the aftermarket”

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Auto:resource and Automechanika Birmingham have successfully held the latest automotive aftermarket industry webinar ‘Electrification of the Aftermarket’. The webinar, hosted by Mark Field, featured Q…

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Industry News

First Line Ltd reaches a new milestone with its extensive aftermarket Steering & Suspension range

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

As part of its commitment to offering a comprehensive and relevant range of products, First Line Ltd is continuing to invest in its Steering & Suspension portfolio and has now achieved a new miles…

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Product News

NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford unveils hybrid rally car

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has unveiled a prototype of the new Puma Rally1 rally car that will help usher in an exciting new era of electrified competition in the FIA World Rally …

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IAAF Member News

NGK Speedway stars ready for start of 2021 World Championship

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Triple World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden is among five NGK-sponsored riders looking forward to next weekend’s start to this year’s championship. The Briton aims to go one better than last year whe…

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IAAF Member News

We are DVSA: Annual Review 2020 to 2021

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Over the last year, DVSA has worked hard to help everyone stay safe on Britain's roads and support critical workers in the national response to the pandemic and have recently presented the ‘We are DVS…

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Industry News

Tips from Ben on how to manage your money

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

Each year, Ben supports many people who are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, money worries are one of the biggest reasons why people ask for help. To help, they've created a money section on the…

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HR Updates

VARTA: ‘Joining OESAA was a no-brainer!’

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

With a history going back more than a century, with its batteries factory-fitted by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and trusted by millions of drivers globally, VARTA is the ideal member for t…

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IAAF Member News

Automechanika launches Digital Review of auto:resource

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

After a successful six-month start, auto:resource brought to you by automechanika, has collated its most popular content with the most views from its aftermarket community in a newly launched Digital …

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Industry News

FIGIEFA welcomes Biden's Executive Order on Promoting Competition

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

On the 9th of July, US President Joe Biden released an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. This order could eventually have implications for the automotive aftermarket. T…

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Industry News

Freudenberg Filtration Technologies maintains prime service parts supplier status for Honda

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

As one of 22 selected service parts suppliers for American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Freudenberg Filtration Technologies was presented the Honda Service Parts Supplier Award 2021 during this year’s virtu…

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IAAF Member News

HELLA launches new S-series work lamps

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, is launching a new work lamp series for agricultural machinery, construction machinery, forklifts, trucks, trailers and municipal vehicles, w…

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Product News

Clean Air on Hot Days: LIQUI MOLY launches cleaning agent for home air-conditioning systems

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

The operation of air conditioning systems creates humidity and wetness. Dirt also adheres particularly well to wet and damp areas. This results in unpleasant odors and health risks – especially in A/C…

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Product News

Schaeffler and Brembo launch "dynamic collaboration"

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

Schaeffler and Brembo will present the first-ever ‘dynamic collaboration’ between two original equipment manufacturers at Autoinform Live 2021. In a 40-second clip, Schaeffler REPXPERT, Mike Tomkins, …

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