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Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund – how it can help your business

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2020

The government has launched the second round of applications for the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund. It’s for businesses that aren’t in the leisure, retail and hospitality industries. With …

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Creating business resilience and success through video

Date: Friday 12 June 2020

We are in truly unprecedented times. The Global reset switch has been pressed and the coming months/years that lie ahead will be challenging, uncertain and very different to say the least! All busines…

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ECP launches back-to-work packs to help garages reopen safely

Date: Friday 12 June 2020

Euro Car Parts has created a new product bundle to help garages access essential cleaning equipment and PPE. For £29.99, garages can buy a ‘Back to Work Pack’ complete with a 500ml antibacterial hand …

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Let’s get digital: Lesjöfors launches new web catalogue

Date: Monday 08 June 2020

Customers can access the full range of Lesjöfors products at the touch of a button, thanks to the launch of their new, TecAlliance powered web-based catalogue. Featuring a new interface, and specially…

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UK Government Trade Credit Support Scheme

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

On 4th June 2020 the details of the Government Trade Credit Support Scheme were announced. The Government will support UK private sector B2B trade credit insurers with a £10 billion guarantee from 1st…

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COVID-19: Furlough is changing

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider has produced a summary of the changes that were recently announced to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the updated government guidance. Closure t…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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Class action wins first round in VW 'dieselgate' case

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

Thousands of UK motorists have won the first stage of a High Court action against Volkswagen over the installation of emissions cheating devices in its diesel vehicles. It follows a preliminary hearin…

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COVID-19: No clean air zones until 2021

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

The introduction of clean air zones (CAZs) is to be delayed until the Government overcomes the COVID-19 pandemic. Rebecca Pow, a junior minister at the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affai…

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COVID-19: Guidance and advice for First Aiders

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

A First Aider is generally called upon to treat relatively minor injuries. Sometimes they may have to treat serious injuries. Rarely, the trained First Aider may have to address very serious and life-…

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Vehicle ownership in UK surpasses 40 million, with many still on the roads supporting nationwide Coronavirus response

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

The number of vehicles registered for use on British roads has surpassed 40 million for the first time, according to new Motorparc data released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders…

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Social distancing, keeping businesses open and in-work activities during the coronavirus outbreak - guidance from HSE

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

Social distancingIn these extraordinary times, HSE is constantly reviewing the fast-moving situation with our partners across government to support the national effort to tackle COVID-19. While social…

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Latest updates to Companies House services

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Companies House is closely following Public Health England guidelines. They have plans in place to maintain services for customers and to protect th…

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HMRC Guidance: Reporting payments in PAYE Real Time Information from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

See below for information on how and when to report payments to HMRC made to employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme using the PAYE Real Time Information system. If you have not yet submi…

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COVID-19: Annual leave whilst on furlough

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

IAAF legal helpline provider Lawgistics have summarised information received regarding annual leave for employees who have been furloughed as It is coming up to holiday season and naturally, employees…

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COVID-19: Reminder about government guidelines

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve on a daily basis, a number of automotive aftermarket businesses that had previously closed have begun to reopen due to increased demand . As a reminder …

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COVID-19 Support from HMRC

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

HMRC has a range of online support to guide businesses through the new measures, announced by the Chancellor, to help deal with the economic impacts of COVID-19. As part of the government’s commitment…

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Important information related to unoccupied property

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

Boswell aftermarket have produced guidance on unoccupancy clauses contained in insurance policies. The document covers both properties and contract sites, as well as providing advice on how to manage …

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COVID-19: Sources of information and advice

Date: Friday 29 May 2020

IAAF members may find the following links useful sources of information on various subjects relating to COVID-19. The list will be updated on a regular basis. General advice from government on how to …

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New premium quality, automatic transmission fluid enters the aftermarket

Date: Thursday 28 May 2020

Designed for use in a wide range of passenger car applications, the automotive aftermarket can now get its hands on a new premium quality, multi-vehicle, automatic transmission fluid, Autotrans LVA. I…

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Automotive aftermarket sector ready to keep millions of British vehicles roadworthy as SMMT launches COVID-19 guidance

Date: Thursday 14 May 2020

The UK automotive aftermarket sector has signalled its readiness to cope with increased demand for MOT tests, service, maintenance and repair with the publication of new sector-specific guidance by th…

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Bright spot for LIQUI MOLY

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020

Lubricant specialist LIQUI MOLY remains the undisputed most popular oil brand in Germany. This was decided by the readers of the largest car magazines in the country. The special aspect: For two of th…

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Liqui Moly trebles donation of product to German emergency services

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

1 million euros is certainly not what it used to be. On Maundy Thursday, Liqui Moly made a donation of their products worth 1 million euro to help hospitals, emergency services and fire brigades to al…

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Motor factor donates 'egg-cellent' surprise to local causes

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Autoparts UK has donated hundreds of Easter eggs to a number of charities and good causes in a bid to raise spirits and support children in local communities. In Inverness, a total of 120 eggs were do…

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Claiming for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19). You’ll need to: check that b…

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Third workshop survey findings from Comma

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

As the UK enters its fifth week of the Coronavirus restrictions on movement and social distancing, in a third poll undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricant brand, Comma, workshops revealed how the…

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Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020 - update

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Cars, vans or motorcycles' MOT expiry dates will be extended by 6 months where they are due on or after 30 March 2020 - but the vehicle must be maintained in a safe-to-drive condition. The new rules h…

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Vehicle sanitiser kit brought to market by WAI

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

With the UK facing unprecedented circumstances, WAI has used its global supply chain to source products the automotive aftermarket requires to keep business moving, bringing a high-level, non-corrosiv…

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Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

A government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor has announced. Outlining further details of the Coronavirus Lar…

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By popular demand! Exol’s 15W-40 now available in 5-litres

Date: Friday 17 April 2020

Due to increased demand, customers in the agricultural and commercial vehicle sectors can now access Exol&rsquo,s most popular high-grade, Taurus SHPD E7 15W-40 heavy-duty engine oil in five-litre…

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New Ferodo® Composite Brake Rotors Launched for BMW Aftermarket

Date: Thursday 16 April 2020

The braking specialist brand from DRiV™, has launched a new composite rotor range that reduces weight by up to 30%, helping to enhance vehicle efficiency and improve braking performance. As a result o…

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DRiV™ Supplying Monroe® Intelligent Suspension Technology on one of the World’s Most Iconic Sport Saloons

Date: Thursday 16 April 2020

Increasingly, leading automakers are finding that intelligent suspensions are a smart choice for enhancing vehicle dynamics and giving consumers the ability to customize their vehicle’s ride performan…

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Hengst: Premiere for Blue.on in the new Opel Astra (1)

Date: Thursday 16 April 2020

The innovative Blue.on oil filter system, from filter specialist Hengst SE is being launched for the first time into serial production. The functionally reliable and climate-friendly alternative to th…

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Business as usual for HELLA during COVID-19

Date: Tuesday 14 April 2020

Despite the current unprecedented circumstances, HELLA is reassuring its customers that it’s business as usual for them throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. While the sales team cannot be out visiting c…

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New to range EPS parts from Shaftec - and a top-tip thrown in

Date: Thursday 09 April 2020

Having only appeared on the market in 1999, Electric Power Steering (EPS) is still a relatively recent automotive development. The first car to showcase it was the Fiat Punto which implemented a very …

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WAI adds new starter motors to ever-expanding range

Date: Thursday 09 April 2020

Parts manufacturer, WAIglobal has enhanced its range of rotating electrics by adding four new starter motors, as it continues to press forward in the market. The new starters cover a range of makes an…

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HELLA launches new work lamp

Date: Thursday 09 April 2020

Lighting expert, HELLA, has recently introduced the Flat Mounting Solution (FMS) Base and Prime model into its range of auxiliary lamps, primarily for municipal and emergency vehicles, creating the id…

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LKQ Europe positioned for continued growth after the crisis

Date: Thursday 09 April 2020

LKQ Europe, the European automotive Independent Aftermarket market leader, is positioned for continued growth after the coronavirus crisis. Acquisitions remain important for the company now, as the si…

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It’s ‘business as usual’ at NGK

Date: Wednesday 08 April 2020

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is continuing to supply customers with its market-leading products during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. NGK is an original equipment (OE) su…

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Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore close as resources provided to assist NHS and frontline workers

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Autoparts will temporarily close until at least Monday 13 April, following the government&rsquo,s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.   As …

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Business Secretary appeals to everyone to stay calm and carry on the good work

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Our country and economy need all our support in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. This is a shared national effort and workers and businesses, across the country, have answered the call to action. …

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COVID-19: Easy read guide to the coronavirus and actions to take

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Public Health England have produced an easy-toread guide which sums up what to look for, what actions to take and who to notify and when. Click on the link below to download and print the guide. C…

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COVID-19: Emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The emergency loans scheme for businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic has been revamped following strong criticism from the IAAF, along with many other organisations. The Tre…

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Help available from Ben for those affected by coronavirus

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

As is to be expected, Ben is seeing an increase in demand for their support, both online and over the phone, and are working to assist those affected by the current situation.   They have created a Co…

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Impression Communications COVID-19 Aftermarket Survey

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Impression Communications, who have provided the IAAF with excellent press coverage and PR advice for a number of years, are conducting a survey of aftermarket businesses. With much debate over compan…

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KYB celebrates 10,000th app download

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The KYB Suspension Solutions mobile App continues with strong growth in popularity among European workshops, having now been downloaded over 10,000 times.   The app has three main features to help tec…

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Ring Carnation stays open to support emergency services

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Ring Carnation has announced that it is currently remaining open to ensure it can continue to serve ambulances and other emergency service vehicles with much-needed specialist equipment during this un…

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Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). It provides further information fo…

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The very latest COVID-19 update from Comline

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

During these uncertain times, Comline is making every effort to maintain a consistent and reliable level of service. Comline remains fully operational, however we have had to make some important chang…

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Workplace 'social distancing' to become law in Wales amid worker concerns for safety

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The ,Welsh Government is to enforce 'social distancing' at work with a law requiring employers to abide by the two metre rule where "reasonable". Up to now businesses have been advised to keep…

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