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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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COVID-19: Reminder about government guidelines

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve on a daily basis, a number of automotive aftermarket businesses that had previously closed have begun to reopen due to increased demand . As a reminder …

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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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Automotive aftermarket sector ready to keep millions of British vehicles roadworthy as SMMT launches COVID-19 guidance

Date: Thursday 14 May 2020

The UK automotive aftermarket sector has signalled its readiness to cope with increased demand for MOT tests, service, maintenance and repair with the publication of new sector-specific guidance by th…

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Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020 - update

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Cars, vans or motorcycles' MOT expiry dates will be extended by 6 months where they are due on or after 30 March 2020 - but the vehicle must be maintained in a safe-to-drive condition. The new rules h…

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Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

A government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor has announced. Outlining further details of the Coronavirus Lar…

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COVID-19: Emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The emergency loans scheme for businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic has been revamped following strong criticism from the IAAF, along with many other organisations. The Tre…

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New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months. This will continue until confirmed otherwise. This…

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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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Covid-19: update 25 March 2020

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF has gained clarification from government that businesses in the automotive aftermarket supplying garages, na…

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Combating the coronavirus pandemic: Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is posing major challenges for healthcare systems and medical institutions worldwide. An ability to rapidly diagnose the virus is of invaluable help in curbing its exponenti…

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COVID-19: Updates to Companies House services

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Companies House is closely following Public Health England guidelines. They have plans in place to maintain services for customers, and protect the …

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COVID-19 Update 24/3/20

Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF is seeking clarification on exemption for businesses in the automotive aftermarket. Currently, it is the und…

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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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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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Let your customers know you're still here during the COVID-19 restrictions

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

TechmanGMS, who recently joined the IAAF, have produced a brief guide on how to communicate to your loyal customers and local community. With the unprecedented situation presented by COVID-19, many pe…

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IAAF calls for Government COVID-19 support

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is calling on the Government to implement a number of measures that support both individuals and busines…

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COVID-19: Emergency government funding available to businesses

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

As the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic continues, many businesses say they are teetering on the brink as revenues plunge following the stay at home advice. Fortunately, emergency funding of £330…

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COVID-19: Advice for employers from Lawgistics on sick-pay and self-isolation

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has produced the following advice for employers with regard to the Coronavirus. Over the coming months Lawgistics will be issuing legal updates specific…

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Working from home? Trying to recruit or manage meetings?

Date: Friday 20 March 2020

Follow these useful tips from Glen Callum Associates on keeping your business moving. Businesses’ are considering alternative forms of interviews/meetings to allow for a work from home situation. Dra…

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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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