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  1. September Sees Fall In New Car Registrations

    October 5, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    Motor traders will be disappointed to read that the number of new cars registered in September 2020 fell in comparison to the same month last year according to data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This news will also no doubt concern other parts of the motor trade industry. .........read more »


  2. Bus, Coach and HGV Registrations Fall In Q2 2020

    August 19, 2020 by mti

    Motor traders and others working within the motor trade industry will be disappointed to hear that the number of new buses, coaches and HGVs registered in the UK in the second quarter of 2020 dropped. That is according to data produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

    In the second quarter of 2020, there were 328 new buses and coaches registered here in the UK with this being a fall of 77.1% when compared with the same quarter in 2019.There were 208 minibuses, 51 single-deck and 69 double-deck buses and coaches registered in Q2 2020. On a year to date basis to the second quarter of 2020, there were 1,731 new buses and coaches registered with this being a fall of 34.6% when compared with the same period last year. .........read more »


  3. Large Drop In UK Car Manufacturing In May

    July 22, 2020 by mti

    It will probably not come as a surprise to motor traders and those involved in the motor trade industry that May 2020 saw a very large reduction in the number of new cars built here in the UK when compared with May 2019.

    According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), in May 2020 there were 5,314 new cars manufactured in the UK whereas in May 2019 the figure was 116,035. This is a dramatic fall of 95.4%. In May 2020 there were only 1,054 new cars built for the home market whereas in May 2019 there were 22,175 – a drop of 95.2%. In May 2020 there were only 4,260 new cars built for export whereas in May 2019 the figure was 93,860 – a fall of 95.5%. .........read more »


  4. Job Losses In The Motor Trade Industry

    June 18, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    It will probably not come as a surprise to read that there will be job losses here in the UK within the motor trade industry no doubt due in part to the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had. Needless to say, this is disappointing news and let us hope that all those affected are able to obtain alternative forms of employment very quickly albeit there may not be much opportunity within the motor trade industry. .........read more »


  5. Engine Production Falls Dramatically In The UK

    June 5, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    Those of you running a business in the motor trade industry will not be surprised to read that the number of motor engines produced in the UK fell dramatically in April in comparison to the same month last year. According to data produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the number of engines built this April only amounted to 830 whereas in April 2019 the figure was 178,022 – a drop of 99.5%. .........read more »


  6. Guidance And Best Practice Document Produced For Retail Automotive Sector

    May 21, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    Motor traders will be interested to read the COVID-19: Industry Guidance And Best Practice For Automotive Retail document that was first published on the 13th May 2020 in readiness for when motor traders can open their doors to potential buyers of motor vehicles. Whilst a definite date has yet to be announced by the Government, it may be as soon as 1st June 2020. .........read more »


  7. New Car And Van Registrations Fall Dramatically In April

    May 9, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    It will probably not surprise motor traders to read that, according to the Society of Motor Traders and Motor Manufacturers (SMMT), there was a very large fall in the number of new cars and new vans registered in April 2020 when compared with April of last year. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic. .........read more »


  8. March Sees Huge Drop In New Car Sales

    April 9, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    Motor traders will be aware that March is usually a great month for new car sales due to the new number plates coming out. However, March 2020 has been a terrible month for the number of new car registrations according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) due to the coronavirus having a dramatic impact throughout the UK. .........read more »


  9. January Fall In Car Production In The UK

    March 4, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    The motor trade industry must be used to hearing disappointing news so it will probably not come as a surprise to read that car production in the UK saw a drop in January 2020 according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This will also cause some concern amongst motor traders involved in the sale of new cars. .........read more »


  10. Government Plans To Ban Sale Of New Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2035

    February 5, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    If you are in the motor trade industry and in particular involved in the sale of new cars as a motor trader then you will no doubt find the Government’s recent announcement that it plans to bring forward banning the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2040 to 2035 plus it also wishes to include the sale of new hybrid cars in the proposed ban from the same date of great interest. .........read more »


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