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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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Can Independents Benefit From VM Recalls?

Date: Wednesday 03 May 2017

With the recent revelation, published by respected motoring magazine Auto Express, that most owners ignore VM recalls on their vehicles, TecAlliance calls on the independent to help reverse this trend…

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Updated FIGIEFA video released

Date: Friday 31 March 2017

FIGIEFA has released the updated version of its Connected Car video. The video explains how different telematics solutions &ndash, Extended Vehicle or the Interoperable Telematics Platform - will af…

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Ben news hub latest - Financial Health

Date: Monday 20 March 2017

Ben have posted their latest blog on financial health which advises on how to get the most out of pensions. More and more people in the UK are saving into a pensions scheme than ever before, in line…

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Increase to Compensation Limits and Tribunal Awards

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017

The annual increases to compensation limits and minimum awards that are payable under employment legislation have just been announced, and will take effect from 6 April 2017, they include: &bull, Th…

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A growing company with an expanding workforce - HELLA recruits two more managers

Date: Monday 27 February 2017

With HELLA enjoying a period of rapid growth, its workforce has had to increase to accommodate for the new business won. Bryan Knott and Mark Adams have both ,had extensive and varied careers in t…

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IAAF hails early success on type approval revisions

Date: Friday 24 February 2017

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

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IAAF Chief Executive interviewed on Radio 4

Date: Monday 20 February 2017

The IAAF's Chief Executive Wendy Williamson told the Radio 4 You and Yours programme that proposals to extend the MOT test from three years to four for newer vehicles are fraught with danger. , …

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Wendy Williamson wins ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Date: Monday 20 February 2017

Wendy Williamson, Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive, has received the &lsquo,Lifetime Achievement&rsquo, award at the Car &, Accessory Trader (CAT) Awards 2017. …

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IAAF to run series of Industry Briefing Sessions around the UK

Date: Thursday 09 February 2017

The IAAF will be running a series of 7 Industry Briefing Meetings around the UK during 2017. These sessions are being headed up by Mike Smallbone, Membership Development Manager, and are designed to…

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New Member - Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd.

Date: Wednesday 01 February 2017

Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation&rsquo,s (IAAF) ever-growing network of leading aftermarket businesses. , The wholesale distributor o…

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Autotech Recruit joins IAAF

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

IAAF has welcomed automotive recruitment specialist Autotech Recruit to its membership. Autotech Recruit offers a bespoke, professional service in supplying technical staff to the motor industry. Fr…

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VW emissions - latest news from US and UK

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

It has recently been reported in the USA that VW executives knew about emissions cheating two months before the scandal broke, but chose not to tell US regulators, according to court papers. The bosse…

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Key Employment Law Issues For Employers in 2017

Date: Friday 06 January 2017

1. Brexit - Since the referendum decision in June, Brexit has taken its share of press coverage. Article 50 is set to be triggered by the end of March 2017 starting the two-year negotiating period. 2…

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The Uber Tribunal Decision

Date: Wednesday 02 November 2016

As you may have heard, an Employment Tribunal has ruled that two drivers who provide services to Uber are 'workers' within the meaning of the Employment ,Rights Act 1996. This means they will be…

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UK Employment Law to be Reviewed

Date: Friday 14 October 2016

Theresa May has appointed Matthew Taylor, a former key adviser to Tony Blair, to lead a major review into zero-hours contracts, the rights of the self-employed and people who work for new technology p…

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Tax On Termination Payments

Date: Monday 26 September 2016

The government has started consultation on its proposed changes to tax treatment of termination payments. Changes to taxation of termination payments have been heavily trailed for some time and in t…

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Childcare vouchers do not need to be provided whilst employee on maternity leave

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

This was a controversial decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is possibly ripe for further challenge in the not too distant future. Generally speaking all employees on maternity leave are …

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Who is permitted to drive your vehicles?

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

There is occasionally a misconception amongst motor traders that a certificate of motor insurance permits any authorised driver to use any vehicle which is ,held in the policyholder&rsquo,s care, …

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Will leaving the EU change employment law?

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

It is very unlikely that the exit from the EU will cause widespread changes to employment law quickly, the majority of the employment law we have that comes ,from the EU will still form part of UK…

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When can an injured member of staff return to work

Date: Friday 10 June 2016

If a member of staff has been signed off from work for a number of weeks with an injury but wishes to return back to work before, what should you do? , Generally, before allowing a member of sta…

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"Non compete" clauses

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016

Lawgistics have recently highlighted some issues around "non compete" clauses in contracts of employment. In many employment contracts, the employer will insist on the need for restrictive covenants…

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Biggest change in insurance contract law for over 100 years

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal service provider has issued guidance on The Insurance Act 2015 (the &lsquo,Act&rsquo,) which received Royal Assent on 12th February 2015 and will come into force on the 12…

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Compassionate leave

Date: Monday 04 April 2016

Employees have no statutory right to compassionate leave, so a request can be refused. Although this is the legal position, it is often seen as being unfair. Employees are entitled to take a reason…

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Drug Driving Laws

Date: Monday 04 April 2016

New drug driving laws came into effect on the 2nd March 2016. &nbsp,They only apply to England and Wales and not to Scotland or Northern Ireland. &nbsp,The Road Traffic Act 1988 has been amend…

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Pulling a ‘Sickie’ May Be Gross Misconduct…

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016

Employers occasionally suspect that an employee&rsquo,s illness is not genuine, or that the employee is malingering, but believe that there is little that can be ,done. In the case of Metroline …

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Horseplay in the workplace or Hammer it home

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016

Recently, a court refused to allow an appeal by an employee who was hit on the head by a thrown hammer. He was denied compensation from the employer and as such put in an appeal. , In the case of…

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Dealing with disability related absences

Date: Tuesday 09 February 2016

This is a common issue that arises in businesses up and down the country, long term sickness and potential disability discrimination.  ,When can an employer justifiably count a period absence attr…

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More rights for zero hour workers

Date: Tuesday 09 February 2016

Do you have any workers on a zero hours contract within your company? If so it is worth taking some time to check over their agreement and ensuring you are compliant with new developments on zero hour…

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IAAF says guilty verdict against Kia is a major victory for the Aftermarket

Date: Thursday 04 February 2016

At the end of last year the Supreme Court in Stockholm dismissed Kia Motor&rsquo,s petition to appeal against their conviction in December 2012 for breach of competition in the Swedish market on its 7…

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Drink Driving – the morning after the night before

Date: Thursday 07 January 2016

Think!, the Department of Transport road safety website, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness regarding drink driving. No doubt during the festive period many alcoholic beverages were consum…

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The short-term right to reject under the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: Friday 06 November 2015

Following on from the last update about the short term right of consumers to reject goods, a question was received about who is responsible for getting the vehicle back to the dealer should a customer…

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Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: Friday 30 October 2015

October 2015 brings the implementation of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which will become the main piece of legislation on which consumers will be relying when buying a car, coming into force on 1st Oc…

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Legal Update from Lawgistics

Date: Friday 30 October 2015

Lawgistics, providers of the IAAF legal helpline, have recently encountered a number of cases where proceedings have been issued incorrectly, generally seen in the individual's name rather than the Li…

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Displaying your Company name….What are you obligated to do?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2015

Lawgistics, providers of the IAAF legal helpline, have recently encountered a number of cases where proceedings have been issued incorrectly, generally seen in the individual's name rather than the Li…

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