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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

IAAF Activity Report - w/e 10 September 2021

Date: Friday 10 September 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by.

Virtual Conference
Thank you to the many members that have enquired about sponsorship of the Virtual Conference. We will be sending out the sponsorship document next week along with the first of a number of announcements.

UK AFCAR will meet next week as we look to intensify our lobbying of the UK government on upholding the rights of the independent aftermarket and consumers in the post-Brexit era.

Industry Briefing Document
Check your inboxes Tuesday for the latest Industry Briefing Document. It includes details of the next IAAF Industry Briefing session which have now been announced, with the much-anticipated event taking place at Autotech’s Academy in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 12th October at 10am; attendees will then have the opportunity to network over lunch. The briefing will delve deeper into the issues affecting the automotive aftermarket, including fast-moving technologies, complex markets and a maze of new risks. During the session, members will be provided with clear, actionable insights decision-makers need to move from planning to action. Those who are unable to attend can also still register to attend by emailing and can ‘tune in’ to the briefing via a livestream, with details to be announced closer to the date.

MOT consultation – Northern Ireland
A reminder that IAAF is working on a response to the Northern Ireland Executive on the potential introduction of biennial MOT testing (every two years) for private cars, light goods, vehicles. The response will be widespread and we welcome all comments from the membership for potential inclusion in our response.

It’s the Climb
IAAF has donated to 'ILC 2021. Ben announced that its Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) fundraiser, The Climb, has been postponed as Tanzania remains on the travel red list. It’s hoped that the event will take place in February 2022, however this depends on the Government’s travel restrictions. Instead, participants will tackle the National 3 Peaks Challenge during the same week, from 31st October to 3rd November, to maintain momentum in training and fundraising. This is an extremely tough challenge in itself and involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales. The total walking distance is 23 miles and the ascent is over 3,000 metres.