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DVSA staff to wear ‘bodycams’ during garage visits

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

The DVSA is to roll out body-worn cameras to reduce physical and verbal assaults to all its frontline enforcement staff. The cameras, which are being rolled out across the country, will be worn by DVS…

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Coping with grief: Support available from Ben

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

In the lead up to National Grief Awareness Day this coming Sunday, Ben is sharing advice on how people can look after themselves and others during a bereavement, which, whether expected or a complete …

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Daimler loses ruling in German patent dispute with Nokia

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

Nokia Oyj has won a court ruling in a patent dispute with Daimler, giving the Finnish company leverage in a long-running fight over mobile technology in vehicles. Daimler, owner of the Mercedes-Benz b…

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UK government announces Automated Lane Keeping System call for evidence

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

The UK is taking steps forward in automated technology in vehicles with the launch of a call for evidence on 18 August 2020 to help shape how innovative new systems could be used in future on GB roads…

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New type approval legislation gets go ahead in UK

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

One of the key pieces of legislation that the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has lobbied for over the past few years has been Type Approval Regulation (EU) 2018/858. This key pie…

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EVA calls for 2030 ban

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

The Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England is urging the government to bring forward the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030. The government is in the process of analysing fe…

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DVSA Beat the Rush campaign update

Date: Wednesday 19 August 2020

DVSA launched its Beat the Rush campaign on 31 July to encourage motorists who received an MOT exemption until autumn to get their test done this August. The campaign is going well and has gained nati…

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IAAF receives confirmation vehicle scrappage scheme will not go ahead

Date: Friday 14 August 2020

IAAF has received confirmation from BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) that the government has no plans to introduce a vehicle scrappage scheme. Since the idea of a vehic…

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Aftermarket recalls and market surveillance key topics for online session

Date: Thursday 13 August 2020

IAAF members will have the opportunity to hear from the DVSA to learn more about managing recalls and how market surveillance affects the industry in an upcoming IAAF Zoom meeting on Tuesday 22nd Sept…

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Importing goods from January 2021: The UK Global Tariff

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

The UK has left the EU. The transition period will end on 31 December this year and the UK will leave the single market and customs union. Businesses should take action now to start preparing for new …

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Automotive employers put the brakes on apprenticeship starts

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

New data from the Department for Education has thrown the spotlight on the impact of COVID-19 on apprentice recruitment. And the automotive sector appears to be one of the hardest hit. Across all sect…

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Lateness in the workplace - advice from Lawgistics

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Employers are within their rights to expect all employees to be punctual, but as we are all aware, there are times when arriving late for work cannot be avoided. However, for those employees with a te…

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E-Motive Online joins growing membership

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing to grow month on month and has welcomed parts and accessories multichannel platform and specialist services provider, E-Motive On…

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Furlough fraud and other transgressions

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

As could only be expected, HMRC is already hot on cases of the furlough scheme abuse. A businessman from Solihull was recently arrested in connection with a £495,000 furlough fraud investigation. The …

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Glen Callum redefines aftermarket recruitment process for IAAF members

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is redefining the recruitment process for IAAF members, with a number of new initiatives, such as recorded candidate video in…

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HMRC: Making Tax Digital update

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA) will be mandatory from April 2023 for unincorporated businesses and landlords with total business or property income above £10,000 per year. HM…

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Ben: Support for life

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Ben are focussing on the need for people to build connections. Human beings all have basic needs for food and shelter, but also for a sense of belonging to a group - a need to form relationships. Rese…

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Reg Patrick RIP

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

It was with sadness that we learned this week of the passing of Reg Patrick at the age of ninety. Reg headed the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF) for many years and, following his retirement, …

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MOT exemptions beat the rush campaign - BREAKING NEWS

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

MOT exemptions issued to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) will end from Saturday 1 August 2020. Around 9 million vehicle expiry dates were moved as a result of the exemptions. The Dri…

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TecAlliance’s Peter Hollowood retires

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

Peter Hollowood from TecAlliance has taken well-earned retirement following an illustrious career in the automotive industry. Peter had worked for TecAlliance for more than 20 years, having previously…

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Motorway roadworks speed limit to be raised in England

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Speed limits through most roadworks on England's motorways will be raised to increase traffic flow and ease driver "frustrations". Highways England says raising the limit to 60mph from the usual 50mph…

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Mitsubishi to exit UK market

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Mitsubishi is withdrawing from the UK and Europe, confirming it will not bring any new models to the continent. Stocks of existing models, including the popular Outlander PHEV and L200 pick-up, will c…

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HSE guidance on disinfecting premises using fog, mist, vapour or ultraviolet (UV) systems during the coronavirus outbreak

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, fog, mist, vapour or UV treatments may be suitable options to help control the spread of the virus, by cleaning and disinfecting a larger space or room. Any…

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Standardised access to automotive repair and maintenance information

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

The IAAF invite you to comment on the BSI ISO Draft International Standard (DIS)18541 for standardised access to automotive repair and maintenance information (RMI) by independent operators. The serie…

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One size does not fit all when it comes to fleet decarbonisation

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Setting a single date for ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles would be a mistake, the BVRLA has told the Government in its response to the 2035 phase out consultation. The divers…

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Aftermarket gains a valuable insight into the effects of the pandemic

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

The latest Industry Briefing Bitesize session was another success for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), as members logged in to learn more about the effects of the coronavirus …

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SMMT guidance for automotive aftermarket updated

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

In line with the new requirement for face coverings to be worn in retail settings, SMMT have updated their Industry Guidance for the Automotive Aftermarket. The new requirements list a range of settin…

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Driving the future: how the global pandemic has changed transport forever

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

The way society views and uses public transport and personal vehicles has been altered drastically, with a dramatic fall in car use for rural areas and a major rise in the use of two-wheel transport, …

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Government bans old coach, bus and lorry tyres from roads in new measures to improve road safety

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Tyres aged 10 years and older will be banned from lorries, buses and coaches on roads in England, Scotland and Wales in a boost to road safety, Roads Minister Baroness Vere announced on 15 July 2020. …

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UK roads second safest in Europe

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

The UK has the second safest roads in Europe, behind only Sweden. Figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) have found there are 28 deaths per million people in the UK, com…

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Successful industry webinar celebrates resurging aftermarket

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

The first of the Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series looking at how coronavirus has affected businesses throughout the aftermarket supply chain has proved to be a huge success, with hundreds of indu…

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Aspect CPM appoint Simon Mullin as Marketing Director

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Aspect CPM, who are a full-service events and merchandise resource agency based in Yorkshire and servicing a diverse client base worldwide, are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Mullin as t…

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Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. appoints Philip Elson as Operations Manager at Hereford

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Elson as Operations Manager at its Automotive Aftermarket headquarters and warehouse facility in Hereford. Phil is a familiar face…

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Autotech Recruit appoints marketing & technology director to spearhead technical developments

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Autotech Recruit has appointed Laurence Abbott as the company’s new marketing & technology director. The creation of this new role underpins Autotech Recruit’s objective to develop technical solut…

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Farewell to David Combes, a motor trade legend

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

It is with deep sadness that Lawgistics has announced the passing of the company founder and Managing Director, David Combes.For more than fifty years David championed the cause of the Motor Trade in …

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Mitigating the cost of untaken holiday

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have sent through some advice for businesses to help manage and void staff shortages as employees start to return to work, when the company could be facing a backlog …

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Back to Business webinars from Boswells

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Boswell Aftermarket have produced a series of webinars to help businesses reopen workplaces: The Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown restrictions that come with it have caused immense pressure for b…

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Autotech Recruit CEO joins IMI TechSafe™ sector advisory group to drive up EV training standards

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Gavin White, CEO of Autotech Recruit, has joined the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI) TechSafe™ Sector Advisory Group to help drive forward the Electrified Vehicle Professional Standard. The mo…

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Update: MOT testing guide for test stations (1)

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

The DVSA has just updated its MOT testing guide for test stations which details how the MOT scheme is administered, the rules for authorised examiners and testers, and the facilities and equipment nee…

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Government urged to advance petrol and diesel ban

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

The Committee on Climate Change has advised the government to bring forward its ban on petrol and diesel vehicles to 2032. The government is working to a provisional date of 2035 to ban the sale of al…

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Online ‘Industry Briefing Bitesize’ proves successful

Date: Friday 26 June 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has brought its very first online ‘Industry Briefing Bitesize’ to aftermarket professionals, providing them with an informative insight into th…

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Start of Summer

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Lockdown continues in Wales with some gentle lifting on restrictions stimulating tentative uptake of services at the award winning Avia Autos. Returning to work was surprisingly difficult for me, it p…

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Euro Car Parts becomes ‘LKQ Euro Car Parts'

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

The Euro Car Parts and Andrew Page businesses are to rebrand as ‘LKQ Euro Car Parts’. LKQ Euro Car Parts says the decision reflects its position as a leading business in the UK and European aftermarke…

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New Sales Director at SMP Europe

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

SMP Europe has made changes to its sales team, with the appointment of Wayne Hodgkisson, as its new Sales Director. Wayne has previously overseen the company’s tier 1 sales strategy, where he was succ…

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IAAF goes virtual to keep industry connected

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2020

Aftermarket businesses have had to adapt due to the current pandemic, and the way in which professionals connect and engage with one another is no exception. As a result, members of the Independent Au…

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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: 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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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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