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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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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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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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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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How to protect yourself from cybercrime

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus means we are spending more time online, whether teleworking or surfing. Combined with anxieties caused by the crisis, this often results in unsa…

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Six-month MOT extension causes huge challenges, says IAAF

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has said the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency&rsquo,s (DVSA) decision to extend MOTs for a six-month period causes &ldquo,huge challenges&rd…

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TMD Friction bolsters sales team with new area sales managers

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

Global OE and aftermarket brakes manufacturer, TMD Friction, has expanded its sales team with the appointment of two new area sales managers. Del Smith, who will be covering the Midlands, and Alistair…

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BER 2023: Preparatory survey

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Ahead of the discussions on the Block Exemption Regulation which is due for renewal in 2023, Ernst & Young have been chosen to undertake a study into the historical market trends in vehicle distri…

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Potential impact on the aftermarket of a revision to the composition of the VIN number

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

At a recent meeting of the Techncial Committee for Motor Vehicles, the European Commission announced their intention to revise the composition of the vehicle identification number (VIN) as they want t…

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Transport Secretary sets out 18 point package of measures to improve safety and public confidence

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

An action plan to ensure smart motorways are as safe as possible has been set out by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Work will focus on getting help to broken down drivers much quicker and making th…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Monday 23 March 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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Aftermarket specialist becomes new IAAF Vice President

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020

Richard Welland, managing director of WAIglobal UK, has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) vice-president, supporting president, Terry Knox and chief executive…

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Pollution from tyre wear 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Harmful particle matter from tyres – and also brakes – is a very serious and growing environmental problem, one that is being exacerbated by the increasing popularity of large, heavy vehicles such as …

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Whocanfixmycar.com issue advice to network members on COVID-19

Date: Monday 16 March 2020

IAAF service member company, Whocanfixmycar.com, have issued the following advice to their network members and suggested that there might be information of interest to IAAF members regarding how to de…

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Government consultations

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

The government has recently initiated two consultation processes which may be of interest to IAAF members. 1. Consulting on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans This consulta…

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Walker Products joins IAAF

Date: Friday 07 February 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has kickstarted 2020 by welcoming manufacturer, supplier and distributor of engine management components, Walker Products, to its growing membe…

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Ben is increasing its mental health services for automotive industry people

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020

On Blue Monday, Ben announced it is increasing and enhancing its range of services for automotive industry people who need mental health support. By extending its services, Ben offers more choice for…

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EAG names new head of sales

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Chris Haw, who has assumed the role of UK sales manager.  , A qualified technician, Chris has been immersed in the…

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IAAF Conference 2019 - Presentations now available

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

The presentations from the highly successful IAAF Conference held on 5th December 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes are now available for download by IAAF members. If members would lik…

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Fil Filter Europe joins IAAF

Date: Tuesday 01 October 2019

Fil Filter Europe is the latest automotive component supplier to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The company is the sales and distribution arm of Fil Filter AS, which ha…

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ContiTech springs into action at IAAF

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Air Spring specialist ContiTech Air Spring Systems is the latest manufacturer to become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Back in 1955, Continental was the first co…

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Sponsor Link: GSF Car Parts

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

As the leading business group in the aftermarket, The Parts Alliance is committed to up-skilling and driving productivity in the industry through its products and services The group, which consists of…

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Sponsor Link: Comline Auto Parts Ltd.

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

First established in 1991, Comline is an independent British brand that is currently one of the fastest growing in the European automotive industry. A proven recipe for delivering consistent, reliable…

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Sponsor Link: ZF Aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology po…

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IAAF issues guidance for members on the new GDPR

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, comes into force on May 25th 2018 and applies to all businesses that have control over personal data. It updates the current data protection legislatio…

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Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis. He will work predominantly with the garage networks, supporting the…

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MPs demand Government bans sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars earlier than planned

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018

MPs on four Parliamentary committees have published a joint report on improving air quality calling on the Government to impose tougher restrictions and ,sooner. The Environment, Food and Rural A…

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: Monday 19 March 2018

Colleagues, friends and associates are paying tribute to the life and career of one of the UK aftermarket&rsquo,s most colourful characters, Alec Morgan, following his recent untimely death.


In a…

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Mobiletron join ever-growing IAAF

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Mobiletron, manufacturer of engine management sensors and rotating electronics, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation&rsquo,s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading afterma…

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TVS EAG joins IAAF

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive group TVS EAG (Excel) to its membership. Now part of the TVS Motor Group Ltd, TVS EAG supplies quality steering and s…

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Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times (1)

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact employees. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of unce…

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Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact people. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of uncerta…

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‘Grassroots insight’ plays influential role in crucial Type-Approval legislation vote

Date: Thursday 01 February 2018

European Parliament&rsquo,s IMCO committee have approved several key amendments to Vehicle Type-Approval legislation proposals, which include the aftermarket maintaining in-vehicle data access via the…

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Scrapped MOT proposals welcomed by IAAF

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Proposed changes to the MOT test frequency have been scrapped with IAAF calling it &lsquo,a triumph for the aftermarket and motorists alike&rsquo,, after months and months of intensive lobbying. Sin…

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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

Date: Friday 22 December 2017

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signif…

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Melett Ltd acquired by Wabtec Corporation

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Wabtec Corporation has acquired 100% of shares in Melett Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-quality turbochargers and replacement parts to the turbocharger aftermarket. …

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Melett joins the IAAF with quality on agenda

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Melett, one of the leading manufacturers of turbochargers and turbo components, has joined the IAAF, with the aim of spreading its message that quality aftermarket products are a viable alternative to…

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IAAF backs FIGIEFA’s calls for swift implementation of the ‘inter2operable in-vehicle telematics platform’

Date: Friday 27 October 2017

FIGIEFA member IAAF has welcomed the final report of the High Level Group &lsquo,GEAR 2030&rsquo,, which has set out its analysis of the key trends and challenges that will affect the future of the Eu…

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Employers Liability - Compulsory Insurance

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017

Lawgistics have offered the following advice to business in respect of Employer's Liability - Compulsory Insurance. Most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or indus…

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IAAF welcomes Johnson Controls Batteries

Date: Monday 14 August 2017

Global battery supplier, Johnson Controls Batteries, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). As a leading multi-industrial supplier of private label and branded lead-aci…

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Employers should prepare for upsurge in tribunal claims

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

The fees for those bringing claims have been ruled unlawful after the Supreme Court upheld a challenge by trade union Unison that the charges were discriminatory. The government has said it would take…

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IAAF Announcement

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

The IAAF has issued the following statement from CEO Wendy Williamson. "It is with much regret that I have to announce that Andy Savva has stepped down as vice-president of the IAAF. "Following th…

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The importance of keeping the OBD connector

Date: Thursday 20 July 2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has recently welcomed many of the amendments approved by the European Parliament&rsquo,s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee (IMC…

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IAAF seeks views on parts identification within new Type Approval legislation - Deadline Extended

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2017

The IAAF has recently contacted its supplier, wholesaler and data publishing members as the automotive aftermarket is facing a crucial time with the forthcoming Vehicle Type-Approval legislation curre…

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IAAF welcomes Lumag into membership

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2017

Lumag has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) as the friction materials manufacturer looks to have an input on legislation affecting the company. , The company has built …

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Apprenticeship advertising (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

From 1 April 2017, it will be against the law to falsely advertise work as a statutory apprenticeship. The law also makes it illegal to wrongly describe someone as an apprentice within a business. The…

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Apprenticeship levy (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

Businesses with an annual &lsquo,pay bill&rsquo, over £,3 million must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017. A pay bill is the total wages paid to an employee ,(or group of employees…

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Immigration skills charge regulations (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

This primarily affects businesses employing Tier 2 migrant workers in skilled jobs. The charge will be £,1,000 a year for every employee, reduced to ,£,364 for small or charitable organi…

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Tax-free childcare scheme (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

In terms of employment law, definition can be quite loose. So whilst this mainly affects parents rather than employers, it is a key change for ,many self-employed parents. The tax-free childcare…

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Trade Union Act (March 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

The latest Trade Union Act measures came into force on 1 March 2017. Designed to protect workers from the &lsquo,effects of undemocratic strike action&rsquo,, the new ,legislation puts tougher req…

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