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IAAF blog: are we headed down electric avenue in reverse?

Date: Friday 06 January 2023

Are sales of electric vehicles really soaring, or has it lost its spark? Vehicle makers, the public, politicians and media are all venting, but who is really to blame for this change in appetite? It’s…

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Ultra-Parts Ltd becomes member of IAAF

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

Engine gaskets and components distributor, Ultra-Parts Ltd, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) expanding membership. Ultra-Parts Ltd distributes engine gaskets and c…

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“Best one ever!”

Date: Thursday 15 December 2022

The aftermarket has hailed the return of the IAAF conference and awards dinner as the “best one ever!”. The one-day event, held on 8 December, offered attendees a fantastic line up of speakers at the …

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See more from the ‘biggest and best’ IAAF conference and awards dinner!

Date: Thursday 15 December 2022

Discover what attendees got up to at IAAF’s annual conference and awards dinner last week below. Check out photos from the IAAF conference here. The conference offered delegates a brilliant line up of…

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The ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ revealed at the IAAF AFTERmarket Party of the Year

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF’s) ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ 2022 award winners have been announced at the Federation’s AFTERmarket Party of the Year. The annual awards and di…

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Magneti Marelli Parts and Services joins IAAF membership

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

Automotive component distributor Magneti Marelli Parts and Services has joined as the latest addition to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) membership. The trade body’s service m…

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Largest ever IAAF conference outlines the path to a prosperous future for the aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 13 December 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) held its annual conference on 8 December – in person for the first time since the pandemic – with the theme of overcoming adversity for a prosp…

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FIGIEFA and CLEPA to set up joint initiative

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

The Forum on Automotive Aftermarket Sustainability (FAAS) is a joint initiative of the automotive aftermarket sector promoted by the FIGIEFA and CLEPA. A kick-off meeting was held on September 12, 202…

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Service member village reaches capacity at IAAF conference

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

A capacity service member village will feature at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s annual conference, to be held at The DoubleTree Hilton in Milton Keynes on Thursday 8th Dec…

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IAAF Training Academy reveals Parts Advisor apprenticeship details

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s Training Academy has revealed details of a Customer Service Practitioner course, as parts of its Parts Advisor apprenticeship in partnership …

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IAAF secures exclusive use of world-class venue for 2023 Golf Day

Date: Friday 18 November 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has secured the legendary Belfry course for its 2023 Golf Day, with members getting the chance to play 18 holes on the PGA championship course.…

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IAAF chief executive backs fair gender representation by joining Automotive 30% Club

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Mark Field, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has become the latest member of The Automotive 30% Club, a voluntary group of MDs and CEOs from automotive manuf…

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IAAF announces partnership with Automechnika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

IAAF has worked with the event organisers to ensure all members are supported through the event and we can confirm the IAAF member exclusive networking event will also return as an evening gathering a…

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IAAF confirms 2022 conference line-up

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

IAAF has confirmed its speaker line-up for its upcoming annual conference, which will take place on Thursday 8th December at Double Tree Hilton, Milton Keynes. Former SAS Soldier, sniper and paratroop…

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IAAF Awards 2022 - Voting now live

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

The voting for this year's IAAF Awards has now gone live and instructions are given below.  Voting will remain open until 18 November, so please ensure your vote is included and have your say. The for…

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Nominate your garage in the IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Awards 2022

Date: Tuesday 01 November 2022

IAAF has added two new garage awards to its Pride of Aftermarket awards, set to take place on 8 December at DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes. The two categories for the garage awards are: Garage of t…

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Sponsor Link: Alliance Automotive Group

Date: Tuesday 01 November 2022

The IAAF would like to thank our Headline Sponsor for the IAAF Dinner, Alliance Automotive Group UK & Ireland.

 

 

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IAAF urges the UK government “not to mess” with current MOT

Date: Friday 28 October 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is urging Mark Harper, the new Secretary of State for Transport not to mess with the current MOT test frequency and instead look to strengthen …

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Nominate your business in the IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Awards

Date: Wednesday 26 October 2022

Nominations are now being taken for the Pride of Aftermarket Awards, with winners being announced at IAAF Annual Awards Dinner on 8 December, DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes with Alliance Automotive …

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IAAF welcomes top sponsors to 2022 conference & dinner

Date: Wednesday 26 October 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF’s) annual conference and awards dinner is back in-person for 2022 and has attracted support from leading aftermarket brands. The IAAF conference…

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Service member village grows at IAAF Conference 2022

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

An extended service member village will feature at the return of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s annual conference, held at Double Tree Hilton in Milton Keynes on Thursday 8…

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IAAF training academy teams up with UK Parliament to give members influential voice

Date: Friday 14 October 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is set to host a virtual workshop with UK Parliament to offer IAAF members advice on how to be an influential voice and raise issues with Parli…

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UK AFCAR urges effective implementation on ‘positive’ MV-BEO proposals

Date: Friday 14 October 2022

The UK Alliance for the Freedom of Car Repair (UK AFCAR) has welcomed the new Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (MV-BEO) proposals but has called for greater detail on how positive revisions of the …

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Randstad joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Automotive consumables supplier and distributor of the TerraClean brand, Randstad, has become a supplier member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Randstad started in 1975 an…

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IAAF's initial response on Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA’s) final Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (MVBEO) recommendations

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

“On first reading of the CMA’s final MV-BEO recommendations, it’s clear and positive that they have listened and noted many of the main arguments outlined by IAAF / UK AFCAR, but the recommendations h…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 30 September 2022

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Activity reportThe IAAF successfully held its CV committee and Council meetings this week at MAHLE Powertrain Northampton. The future direction of the Federation, lobbying activity and new training ac…

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Energy support package and tax cuts worthless unless sector specific legislation is strengthened, says IAAF chief executive

Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive Mark Field has said that energy support packages and tax cuts will mean nothing to independent aftermarket businesses – able to pro…

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Chancellor's mini budget: the main points

Date: Friday 23 September 2022

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has outlined a series of measures he believes will boost growth. The basic rate of income tax has been cut to 19p in April 2023 and the top rate of tax for higher earners ab…

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Future Print Leeds becomes service member of IAAF

Date: Friday 23 September 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its service members with the addition of print and design specialists, Future Print Leeds, to its membership. With over 50 years’ …

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IAAF conference returns face-to-face for 2022

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s annual conference is back for 2022 and will take place on Thursday 8th December at Double Tree Hilton in Milton Keynes. As the world returns …

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IAAF Academy launched to support aftermarket growth

Date: Monday 12 September 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has launched a new training academy, designed to train, develop and upskill new and existing people working within the automotive aftermarket. …

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ELTA Automotive joins IAAF membership

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the latest member, ELTA Automotive, to join its impressive membership roster. ELTA Automotive is a major automotive component imp…

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Annual IAAF Golf Day hailed as huge success

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) held its annual Golf Day on Friday 12th August, with the event being hailed as a huge success by participants, guests, and sponsors. Taking pla…

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Garages get vocal over VM restrictions

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

Independent garages in their numbers are registering any restrictions they face on access to vehicle manufacturer repair and maintenance information. In a form produced by UK AFCAR, it offers workshop…

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Activity Report Special – MVBER Consultation

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

The IAAF and UK AFCAR have been working around the clock to arrive at a response to the consultation from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on retained Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulati…

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IAAF modernising for the future of the aftermarket

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

As a prelude to the development of its new website, the IAAF has just launched a new corporate video animation. This video encapsulates the work and activities of the IAAF and will play a pivotal role…

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IAAF Podcast tackles lobbying

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

In this first episode of Season four of Monday’s with Mark, Mark sits down with Neil Pattemore, UK Technical Director of UK AFCAR to discuss all the legislation surrounding the automotive aftermarket …

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IAAF announces Horsfall as conference keynote speaker

Date: Friday 22 July 2022

Inspirational war veteran and campaigner Robin Horsfall will be the keynote speaker at the annual IAAF Conference, which takes place on Thursday 8 December at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes. The t…

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Important milestone for the UK Aftermarket: Retained Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation consultation opens

Date: Friday 22 July 2022

The CMA has opened its consultation on its proposed recommendation that the Secretary of State replace the retained MVBER when it expires on 31 May 2023 with a UK Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (…

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Route opened for garages to highlight restricted access to VM’s data

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Independent garages can now register any restrictions they face on access to vehicle manufacturer repair and maintenance information with a new form produced by UK AFCAR. UK AFCAR fights to ensure the…

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Two-thirds of IAAF Dinner sold – secure your place today

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

More than two thirds of IAAF dinner places have been taken for the event on Thursday 8 December at DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. The event will be larger than in previous years and a high profi…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 15 July 2022

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. LobbyingOur lobbying,…

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FACT check – aftermarket sector related legislation SERMI, MVBER, MOT Test Frequency: Current state of play

Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022

Lobbying the UK government from IAAF and UK AFCAR has intensified. IAAF is in active dialogue with CMA over motor vehicle block exemption regulations (MVBER) and DVSA over the protection of the MOT Te…

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EU makes progress on Block Exemption

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The European Commission has officially announced its intent to prolong Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) for another 5 years, until the 31 May 2028. A public consultation on the draft …

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UK lobbying – what happens now?

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced his resignation on Thursday. He is reported to have told the new Cabinet he would not implement any new policies until he is replaced. Lobbying the UK govt …

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Managing a safety defect of aftermarket components

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

IAAF is working with DVSA on Vehicle Safety Defects and Recalls. Please see attached the annex on “managing a safety defect of aftermarket components”. DVSA has identified a process by which to identi…

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Most read stories on the IAAF Products & Services eBulletin

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Here are some of the most read stories by our 11,000 garages via the products and services ebulletin. Send your product news to anns@iaaf.co.uk  GSF Car Parts completes rebrandhttps://iaaf.co.uk/news/…

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Car staked as hole-in-one prize at sell-out IAAF Golf Day

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will offer players at its annual Golf Day the chance to win a brand-new car, with a hole-in-one competition on the 18th hole sponsored by SMP E…

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Book in your IAAF activity update

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

With so much change affecting aftermarket businesses, both internally through legislation and externally through rising costs and global supply chain issues, members are encouraged to book in their “I…

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Fuel costs hit new high every day for past month

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

Petrol prices have hit new record highs every day for the past month, according to motoring organisation the RAC. The cost to fill a family car now stands at about £103 for petrol, and £106 for diesel…

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