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Below are the latest bodyshop news headlines. Click a headline to read the introduction to the story. The full bodyshop news stories appear on the ABP Club members' forum.

25/4/18 - 21:33   £20m Clean Air Fund or Wales - 50mph speed limits over short stretches of road at five locations, two of which are sections of the M4
   
25/4/18 - 21:22   Highways England - using virtual reality to reduce the risk of commercial vehicle drivers being involved in incidents
   
25/4/18 - 21:14   Young Driver Focus 2018 - one in five young drivers will crash within six months of passing their driving tests
   
25/4/18 - 13:51   Thatcham - update New Vehicle Security Assessment (NVSA) programme for protection against digital theft
   
25/4/18 - 11:04   BBA Thurs 10 May, Battersea - 15 days to go; record ticket sales - over 820 sold, all premium tables sold
   
25/4/18 - 10:44   cap hpi - number of electric vehicles in UK has risen 128% in last 3 years but still only 37,000 on the road
   
25/4/18 - 10:22   Euro NCAP - all-electric Nissan Leaf is first car tested to tougher 2018 standards and gets 5-star rating
   
25/4/18 - 10:22   Thatcham - calls for all fully electrified vehicles to have standard-fit cyclist and pedestrian AEB systems
   
25/4/18 - 00:35   Uni-Select - our UK business, The Parts Alliance, has opened 7 new branches since we acquired it in Aug 2017
   
24/4/18 - 23:23   Volvo Cars - aims for 50% of its sales to be fully-electric cars by 2025
   
24/4/18 - 22:28   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - all about the bar...
   
24/4/18 - 22:11   AkzoNobel - 2018 Q1 results: volumes increased for Automotive
   
24/4/18 - 22:03   The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) - New car registrations Q1 2018: 71,805... -5.5% on Q1 2017
   
24/4/18 - 21:44   Access to Justice (A2J) - campaigners renew calls for government rethink on whiplash reforms after official figures show big drop in claims
   
24/4/18 - 21:21   CV Show (Birmingham NEC until Thursday April 26) - major new launches from Ford, Mitsubishi and Isuzu
   
24/4/18 - 21:06   Volvo Cars Reading - work starts on multi-million-pound state-of-the-art Volvo dealership and workshop facility in Reading
   
24/4/18 - 20:58   Sika Automotive - launch SikaReinforcer-600 heat-reactive, expandable adhesive tape for bonding of sheet metal in automotive body assembly
   
24/4/18 - 14:03   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - hand car washes inquiry launched
   
24/4/18 - 13:55   SMMT - Brits’ dependence on commercial vehicles revealed as new research shows 9 in 10 would be worse off without them
   
24/4/18 - 13:51   Ford - adds eight new vehicle converters to its approved Qualified Vehicle Modifier line up
   
24/4/18 - 13:32   Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) - claims for motor injury fall to lowest point in nearly a decade
   
24/4/18 - 13:16   Highways England - Tyre-related deaths and injuries preventable say Highways England and Bridgestone
   
24/4/18 - 13:09   Dales Scorrier - Cornwall-based business named SEAT Dealer of the Year 2017
   
24/4/18 - 13:02   (repost from the ABP Club Forum) - Spring Charity Ball 2018 Update: fundraising total is now £14,000
   
24/4/18 - 12:19   The British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - TWO WEEKS AND TWO DAYS to go!
   
24/4/18 - 12:08   Lightfoot - connected car company is the first to secure £1 million loan from Innovate UK
   
24/4/18 - 10:58   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - comments on Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) motor insurance pricing inquiry
   
24/4/18 - 10:53   Absolute Alignment - four wheel alignment recommended as part of MOT for ADAS-equipped vehicles
   
24/4/18 - 10:49   New Ford Transit Custom - tech includes CV-first Intelligent Speed Assist and Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert
   
24/4/18 - 10:40   Allianz Partners - helps motorists manage the cost of repairs and maintenance
   
24/4/18 - 10:37   Insurance Ombudsman - comments on FCA motor insurance pricing investigation as posted on ABP on 10 April
   
24/4/18 - 07:40   APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) - personal injury motor claims at lowest level for a decade
   
23/4/18 - 19:31   The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited (TIDAL) - welcomes Colourtone and Martin Brown Paints as official Alliance Partners
   
23/4/18 - 14:12   SunLife - over 50s specialist adding 50,000 general insurance policies a year after launching motor cover in July 2017
   
23/4/18 - 13:56   It's business as usual at Baldwins of Leicester! - bodyshop fully operational following fire in a neighbouring unit on Friday 13 April
   
23/4/18 - 13:39   British Bodyshop Awards - full list of all 122 finalists who are up for a BBA Award on Thursday 10 May in London!
   
23/4/18 - 13:22   MG Motor UK - invests £500,000 in its Training Centre and distribution hub in Longbridge, Birmingham
   
23/4/18 - 13:20   GYS - launch range of powerful induction heaters, Powerduction
   
23/4/18 - 13:07   Avon - launches new ZT7 premium summer tyre
   
23/4/18 - 13:02   Bodyshop Solutions - confirms appointment of Alan Smith (ex Celette UK, Spanesi and Radical Equipment) as Technical Salesman
   
23/4/18 - 12:39   Martyn and Paul's 2018 Spring Charity Ball - £13,275 (so far) raised at fantastic charity event at the weekend!
   
23/4/18 - 12:16   EEF - manufacturing industry urged to boost cyber defence as almost 50% of manufacturers report attack
   
23/4/18 - 11:50   Michelin Tyre - ramp up activity in the B2B original equipment and replacement markets sector
   
23/4/18 - 11:27   CAPS Conference - GDPR Conference North THIS Wednesday (25 April) at Manchester united Football Club
   
23/4/18 - 10:52   David Punter launches Quantum Technical - ControlExpert UK's Paul Sykes appointed as NED & David takes advisory panel role at ControlExpert
   
23/4/18 - 10:11   VisionTrack - to launch "cutting edge" FNOL platform
   
23/4/18 - 10:08   DVLA - silver clings on to the title of Britain’s most popular car colour
   
23/4/18 - 09:37   Essex Auto Group - doubles workshop video output using CitNOW
   
22/4/18 - 23:28   Access to Justice (A2J) - motor insurance stats collected by insurers should be moved from ABI to the ONS
   
21/4/18 - 22:36   Snap-on (owners of Car-o-Liner) - Q1 results: sales up 5.5% to $635m, with pre-tax profits up 5.7% to $224m
   
21/4/18 - 21:57   Nissan - 'hundreds' of jobs to be cut at Sunderland factory due to short-term reduction in work
   
20/4/18 - 13:48   LV= - looks to spend SOME of it's current £1 billion supplier chain bill with social enterprises who make a difference and help others
   
20/4/18 - 13:08   THE mentor - in praise of the bodyshop mentor... in the latest issue of Auto Body Professional
   
20/4/18 - 12:51   Allianz - appoints senior account development manager
   
20/4/18 - 12:49   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards), Battersea, Thurs 10 May – heading for new record as ticket sales pass 800
   
20/4/18 - 12:47   Summer tyres? - new Continental summer car tyres; portfolio now featuring over 200 new items
   
20/4/18 - 12:45   Truck platooning team - to update industry at the Microlise Transport Conference (16 May @ Ricoh Areana, Coventry)
   
20/4/18 - 12:18   Chevin - launch fleet management software for SMEs inc accident history and claims & repairs tracking
   
20/4/18 - 12:06   Ford - will have a fully autonomous vehicle in operation by 2021
   
20/4/18 - 11:47   Intelligent Telematics - launches camera monitoring solution to speed up claims management process
   
20/4/18 - 11:23   Half of all drivers – 20 million people – believe it is acceptable to exceed the speed limit
   
20/4/18 - 11:11   The BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car - will take centre stage at ‘Built In Britain’, London Motor Show (17-20 May @ExCel)
   
20/4/18 - 10:33   Comparthemarket.com - £170 insurance gender gap DESPITE the EU gender directive
   
20/4/18 - 10:26   Auto Trader Retail Price Index - average price of a used car (£12,732) increased 6% year-on-year in March
   
20/4/18 - 10:15   Volvo - Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) extends V60 fleet to 36 cars
   
20/4/18 - 09:50   ABP Investigates... late payment in the bodyshop sector
   
20/4/18 - 01:44   AA Premium Index - car insurance fell in Q1 2018 by 2%; average premium is now £661, 0.7% less than a year ago
   
19/4/18 - 21:10   Japan: Advanced Propulsion Centre - 17 automotive exhibitors to represent the UK at the JSAE Spring Congress in Yokohama
   
19/4/18 - 20:38   The London Motor Show (17-20 May @ ExCel) - 1979 Buick Regal with £20,000 paint job, plus a 19ft 6.0-litre Hummer in all-new BIG Zone
   
19/4/18 - 19:08   Fix Auto Penzance - major investment announced to double repair centre
   
19/4/18 - 19:03   AA and FIA - Pharrell Williams, Felipe Massa, Raphael Nadal and Antoine Griezman line up to support road safety campaign
   
19/4/18 - 12:21   Morgan Motor Company - to reform the second-to-last Routemaster bus to have retired
   
19/4/18 - 12:18   New FCA data - 3.76 million complaints about financial services firms
   
19/4/18 - 12:11   The DPF Doctor - technician network continues to attract top talent
   
19/4/18 - 11:03   Pendragon (Evans Halshaw) - expanding its network of SMART repair centres in addition to its 14 bodyshops
   
18/4/18 - 21:50   CAPS - Successful CAPS GDPR event leads to repairers registering for their route to compliance
   
18/4/18 - 21:40   ECA Automotive - launch energy baskets for bodyshop clients
   
18/4/18 - 21:30   Porsche Carrera Cup GB - promises more action and surprises at Donington Park
   
18/4/18 - 21:22   ABI Research - 8 million vehicles will be delivered with with SAE Level 3, 4 and 5 Autonomous Technology in 2025
   
18/4/18 - 14:40   Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC Q1 Trading Update - revenue up 4% thanks to "strong Insurance switching"
   
18/4/18 - 14:19   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - PPG have been the BBA Headline Partner for SEVEN years and we'd like to say thank you!
   
18/4/18 - 14:04   BMW - new M2 Competition "reworked" sports car includes a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) high-precision strut
   
18/4/18 - 13:51   The Volkswagen Group - records best ever delivery result for a single month in March
   
18/4/18 - 13:37   Edenbridge Accident Repair Centre - the bodyshop that no longer relies on approved work provider provision...
   
18/4/18 - 13:22   The Motor Ombudsman - volume of independent garages joining rises 107% during Q1
   
18/4/18 - 13:04   Standox Practical Tips - How to repair paintwork with tinted clearcoats
   
18/4/18 - 12:07   Markerstudy - joins Brolly app panel
   
18/4/18 - 11:45   Fitch - reduction in UK motor insurance premiums "appears to be underway"
   
18/4/18 - 11:11   Impression Technologies Ltd (ITL) - Coventry-based automotive advanced lightweight tech firm receives £3m funding injection
   
18/4/18 - 10:45   The Skills Show rebrands as WorldSkills UK LIVE - takes place 15 – 17 November at the NEC Birmingham
   
18/4/18 - 10:12   Audi - partners with advertising platform DriveTribe as it gears up for EV launch
   
18/4/18 - 10:01   Driver Power survey - BRITS LOVE THEIR CARS
   
18/4/18 - 09:50   RAC - harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’
   
18/4/18 - 09:28   Portugal: Volkswagen - makes Portuguese capital, Lisbon, a software development centre
   
18/4/18 - 09:18   Cyber - UK commits up to £15 million on eve of the world's largest inter-governmental commitment on cyber security cooperation
   
18/4/18 - 08:50   What Car? - hidden costs of electric vehicles mean thousands of drivers are in for a shock
   
18/4/18 - 08:44   Car seat manufacturer Maxi-Cosi - launches the world's first child car seat with built-in airbags
   
17/4/18 - 14:46   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - 18 companies, 32 awards and 119 finalists...
   
17/4/18 - 14:19   Protek Bathgate - small bodyshop, BIG reputation
   
17/4/18 - 14:00   Activate Group - acquisitions and ambitions since buying sopp+sopp 12 months ago
   
17/4/18 - 13:39   North East Truck and Van - faulty acetylene cylinder causes "major fire" at a garage in Blaydon, Gateshead
   
17/4/18 - 13:16   AA - facing a claim of up to £225m in damages from its former executive chairman, Bob Mackenzie
   
17/4/18 - 13:03   Sika Automotive - to present and sponsor at 2018 CAR Symposium China
   
17/4/18 - 12:41   South Africa: Axalta Coating Systems - launches its refinish brand, Nason Finishes
   
17/4/18 - 12:17   DriveTribe - new App - Joyride - targets Gen Z and Millennials
   
17/4/18 - 11:52   NFDA consumer attitude survey - high levels of satisfaction in aftersales
   
17/4/18 - 11:37   TechMan - garage management system adds video capability to TechView to open up new opportunities
   
17/4/18 - 11:29   LeaseCar - Top Ten Reasons for Road Rage
   
17/4/18 - 11:21   Audatex UK - launch their own bodyshop management system - PlanManager; first user is Artis Accident Care
   
17/4/18 - 11:20   Electric vehicle values rocket 41% compared to previous quarter
   
17/4/18 - 10:30   Kia Promise - offers seven key benefits to customers inc complimentary 7-day insurance and £250 Insurance Excess Return for one year
   
17/4/18 - 09:37   A million more family businesses since 2010 - family firms now generate a quarter of UK GDP
   
17/4/18 - 09:25   GDPR - ICO consider that "a registration number is highly likely to be Personal Data in most circumstances"
   
17/4/18 - 09:23   AA - results for y/e Jan 2018: profits up 41%; motor insurance policy count up 6% to 629,000
   
17/4/18 - 08:14   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles test drives RealWear’s Hands-Free HMT-1 augmented reality wearable device for speeding up maintenance and rep
   
16/4/18 - 22:56   Vauxhall - give 2 years notice to ALL dealers this month; around one-third will not continue after April 2020
   
16/4/18 - 14:32   ABP Club member request for advice... Transit Tipper/Pick Up - tow bar came loose and worn holes
   
16/4/18 - 14:29   Top 50 ultra-low emission car on the UK’s roads - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV tops green car league table
   
16/4/18 - 14:07   Insurance Europe - new, fairer deal for EU consumers could further line the pockets of those involved in "false claims"
   
16/4/18 - 13:52   2018 Auto Trader Retailer Awards - nominations open for Rising Star, Business Initiative and Retailer of the Year dealer awards
   
16/4/18 - 13:41   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - it's really important that you provide the names of guests attending BBA2018
   
16/4/18 - 13:23   Cecil Kimber College - MG Motor UK's Longbridge Training Venue now IMI accredited
   
16/4/18 - 13:03   CAP HPI - nearly a third of all cars on UK roads now an SUV
   
16/4/18 - 12:45   SMMT - female car owners up 20% in a decade, reveals UK’s biggest automotive Motorparc analysis
   
16/4/18 - 12:40   Zurich UK - paid out 99% of consumer motor claims in the UK during 2017
   
16/4/18 - 12:35   Automechanika Birmingham, 5-7 June 2018 at the NEC - how efficient is your bodyshop?
   
16/4/18 - 12:30   AXA and Burges Salmon - call for new standards to govern autonomous driving
   
16/4/18 - 12:20   Concours d’Elegance - see "the finest car in the world", a 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer, at Hampton Court Palace (31 Aug - 2 Sept)
   
16/4/18 - 11:27   Morgan Motor Company - double-sided digital screen ad covers 12 lanes of the M25, only one of its kind covering such quantity of LDN traffic
   
16/4/18 - 10:44   Auto Body Professional - **NEW** 80-page Spring 2018 magazine available to read online... NOW!
   
16/4/18 - 10:21   Fix Auto Oswestry- Richard Edwards celebrates 40 years of working for the Hitch family
   
16/4/18 - 10:03   BT Fleet - "we will be expanding enormously in accident management"; focus on same-day repairs
   
16/4/18 - 09:53   Revive! - former European Technical Manager for Sherwin Williams Paints, Ian Wetherell, sets up Revive! Huddersfield
   
16/4/18 - 09:39   Smart cars are the most likely vehicles to be vandalised - more than one in every 100 Smart cars vandalised each year
   
16/4/18 - 09:09   International Applications - achieves successful transition to new ISO Standard
   
16/4/18 - 08:00   Re-post - Tom Hadfield of Circle Leasing responds to posting "GDPR - Can I take a copy of a driving licence?"
   
16/4/18 - 01:06   Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche - testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport now, prior to on sale in 2020
   
16/4/18 - 00:50   SMMT - female buyers up 21% in last 10 years; 25% of cars on road are automatic; 1,500 different model ranges, up 25% in last 10 years
   
15/4/18 - 22:41   Jaguar Land Rover - to cut 1,000 contract jobs at Solihull due to slump in sales of diesel cars
   
15/4/18 - 22:28   Mail on Sunday - 4.5 million UK drivers have dashcams; can save 20% on car insurance; VMs may fit them as standard
   
15/4/18 - 22:21   Carole Nash - reveal most accident prone roads are A38 and M25; most deadly roads are A1 and M6
   
15/4/18 - 19:39   Government - bring in new rules to curb bogus holiday sickness pay-outs after 500% increase in claim volumes
   
15/4/18 - 12:34   BBC - no-one has been killed in the 50,000 Volvo XC90s sold in UK since 2002; Thatcham call for AEB to be standard fit on all vehicle
   
13/4/18 - 23:57   Cash for Crash - gang of 11 led by Shazad Ali found guilty of false insurance claims totalling over £250,000
   
13/4/18 - 14:50   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - all new edition NOW available on-line; printed copies in post to ABP members
   
13/4/18 - 14:45   Confused.com - average car insurance policy in Q1 2018 was £768, a fall of £13 from Q1 2017; 52% higher than Q1 2008
   
13/4/18 - 14:38   Reform - new report says coffee shop chains and others are relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships
   
13/4/18 - 14:31   Automechanika Birmingham (ABP is their body repair media partner) - names Ch;oe Hyland as Marketing Manager
   
13/4/18 - 14:24   IMI - Steve Nash calls for reforms to apprenticeship levy
   
13/4/18 - 14:14   IFED - Abdul Hakim jailed for selling 21 fake car insurance policies and making 18 false claims worth £321,000
   
13/4/18 - 13:57   Paul Siemonek - leaves Fix Auto UK after 5 months to join National ARG as Corporate Client Business Manager
   
13/4/18 - 13:45   Dave Calder (ex operations director with Fix Auto UK)- joins Gemini Australia as Corporate General Manager
   
13/4/18 - 09:50   AMA (largest bodyshop group in Australia) - US private equity firm Blackstone to acquire bodyshop business; Andy Hopkins stays as CEO
   
12/4/18 - 22:19   Pertwee & Back - Great Yarmouth-based Ford dealer attributes £1.12m of lost revenue to the sale of its bodyshop, report local newspaper
   
12/4/18 - 21:54   Volkswagen - Used Car Event runs until 30 April includes 2 yrs warranty, roadside assistance, MOT cover and two services
   
12/4/18 - 20:55   The ABI - voluntarily published gender pay gap figures
   
12/4/18 - 14:33   Zurich UK - pilots chatbot, ‘Zara’, for first notification of claims
   
12/4/18 - 14:23   Diesel cars at record number - well over 12 million on Britain's roads
   
12/4/18 - 13:55   AXA - partners with insurance start-up Brolly on new car insurance offering
   
12/4/18 - 13:36   IAM RoadSmart - Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Scheme would be welcomed
   
12/4/18 - 13:24   autoVHC - unsold aftersales work costing UK dealers more than £420 million in lost sales per year
   
12/4/18 - 13:07   Electric Vehicles - 85,000 chargepoints operating at homes across the UK versus 6,152 public charging locations
   
12/4/18 - 13:05   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May - list of all 119 finalist in award order
   
12/4/18 - 13:05   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May - list of all 119 finalist in repairer order
   
12/4/18 - 13:01   AXA - partners with By Miles for product is aimed at motorists who drive under 7,000 miles a year
   
12/4/18 - 12:59   "Left to their own devices, companies take advantage of consumers’ loyalty, and can charge them an average of nearly £1k per year for it"
   
12/4/18 - 12:53   CMA - publishes new advice for joint ventures following recent case where two businesses in a bogus JV were fined £1.7 million
   
12/4/18 - 12:53   Porsche - begins 2018 with further growth
   
12/4/18 - 12:49   3.1 million vehicles were registered for the first time in Great Britain during 2017 - 6% lower than during the previous year
   
12/4/18 - 12:20   New reforms to give consumers a better deal
   
12/4/18 - 11:58   Hairdryers and plungers... consumer advice for dealing with minor dents and scratches
   
12/4/18 - 11:39   Fix Auto UK - St Leonards Motor Bodyshop And Accident Repair Centre joins as Fix Auto Hastings
   
12/4/18 - 10:48   ProVision - new CameraMatics app from ProVision closes reporting and compliance gaps
   
12/4/18 - 10:33   "Brutally impressive" Porsche hybrid race car - faster than Formula One
   
12/4/18 - 10:25   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - Bike sales were up 4.7% in March with 15,208 units
   
12/4/18 - 10:08   Saga - results for y/e 31 Jan 2018; motor insurance profits up 38%; WNS paid £35m in repair costs for Saga
   
12/4/18 - 10:07   Covéa Insurance - progresses women in leadership agenda with the next generation
   
12/4/18 - 09:37   TomTom Telematics - partnership with The Driving Doctor for driver behaviour solution targeting fleet and insurance sectors
   
12/4/18 - 09:27   Canada: Symach - installs innovative FixStation equipment at Canadian bodyshop, Mervyn’s, in British Columbia
   
12/4/18 - 08:48   Daily Star - "garage bosses are cashing in as speed humps wreck the nation’s cars"
   
11/4/18 - 20:04   International Applications (IAL) - moves to free next day delivery
   
11/4/18 - 14:00   Volvo - XC40 becomes Volvo's most successful new model launch in UK ever
   
11/4/18 - 13:42   Aviva - partners with payroll software provider BrightPay to help smaller businesses get to grips with auto-enrolment
   
11/4/18 - 13:35   Aviva - partbers with payroll software provider BrightPay to help smaller businesses get to grips with auto-enrolment
   
11/4/18 - 13:17   BT - launches free, fast, secure Guest Wi-Fi for small businesses
   
11/4/18 - 12:59   World-leading cyber centre to be developed in London’s Olympic Park
   
11/4/18 - 12:55   Northumbria University and The Open University - new way to control the way liquids dry on surfaces could benefit car industry
   
11/4/18 - 12:37   AD Williams- open repair centre no. 8: AD Williams Hemel Hempsted
   
11/4/18 - 12:14   Bluegrasscoms - Mercedes-Benz Van UK have signed up to full VISION roll out
   
11/4/18 - 12:10   Cooper Tire Europe - New World RX regulations for Cooper Tire Europe in 2018
   
11/4/18 - 11:25   The Peter Vardy Group - actively recruiting female technicians by developing specific campaigns to attract female talent
   
11/4/18 - 10:32   IAM RoadSmart - Mike Quinton (ex Prudential, Churchill, RBS & Zurich) to replace Sarah Sillars as CEO
   
11/4/18 - 10:20   Allianz - partners with Drivy to provide insurance for car sharing platform
   
11/4/18 - 10:04   Volkswagen Group - statement
   
11/4/18 - 09:55   Europe: Plug-in vehicle sales for Q4 and 2017 full year - 307,400 units; up 39% on 2016 sales
   
11/4/18 - 09:41   Nationwide - support Cancer Research UK as their Charity Partner
   
10/4/18 - 23:12   FCA - to investigate if insurers are inflating claims through referrals to CMCs and keeping volume discounts from their own repairers
   
10/4/18 - 19:21   ABP Club Training Hub, with Peritus Learning: GDPR - Can I take a copy of a driving licence?
   
10/4/18 - 14:08   Nearly a quarter of UK SMEs miss out on business opportunities due to lack of funding
   
10/4/18 - 14:04   all new Ford Focus - technical details revealed; deliveries start September
   
10/4/18 - 13:05   Peter Vardy Group - New Porsche Centre revs up in Perth
   
10/4/18 - 12:54   Mirka - Karl Horsley and Mark Rimmer put pedal to the metal for charity
   
10/4/18 - 12:34   Horwich Farrelly Large & Complex Injury Conference - telematics and autonomous vehicles on the agenda later this month
   
10/4/18 - 12:28   Liberty Insurance Ireland - younger drivers ‘more fluid’ in their interpretation of insurance fraud compared to older drivers
   
10/4/18 - 12:23   Bentley Motors - to build the UK’s largest ever solar-powered car port
   
10/4/18 - 12:04   ŠKODA UK - record March market share of 2.81% (13,300 cars registered)
   
10/4/18 - 12:00   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - new edition NOW available on-line; printed copies in post to ABP members
   
10/4/18 - 11:48   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - launch Attract for Motor, the sector’s first market-wide, policy data-based risk scoring
   
10/4/18 - 11:38   Aviva customer's experience of nuisance calls - "Those responsible for the passing of this data should hang their heads in shame"
   
10/4/18 - 11:17   Junair Spraybooths - Grahame Kitchin, Sales Director, to retire after 32 years in the automotive industry
   
10/4/18 - 11:08   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - customer, Motorline, reports sales growth up almost 50% in 2017 sees projected revenue increase for 2018
   
10/4/18 - 10:29   RAC Foundation - third of hospitals charge staff to park: £80 per week to park at work?
   
10/4/18 - 10:24   The Qdos Group - insurtech firm recognised in The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100
   
10/4/18 - 09:58   BMW Group UK - from £131 a week, customers can drive BMW and MINI vehicles on a flexible, monthly "all-in" pay as you go
   
10/4/18 - 09:39   Bluegrasscoms - BlueAudit mobile app and online management console can save up to 60% in bodyshop auditing time
   
10/4/18 - 09:18   Channel 4's ‘Dispatches – Britain’s Diesel Scandal’ - RHA: "one of the UK’s most heavily regulated industries... cannot put lives at risk"
   
09/4/18 - 14:14   France: Subaru - providing 3-years free comprehensive insurance cover on every new car for drivers over 30
   
09/4/18 - 13:56   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - finalists unveiled Wednesday (11 April) at noon; ticket sales at record level
   
09/4/18 - 13:55   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - new 2018 - 2019 edition launched tomorrow (Tues 10 April) at noon
   
09/4/18 - 13:37   EDT Automotive - auto transmission machine gets 5-star rating from Horton Cars
   
09/4/18 - 13:32   IAL - Sales and Technical Team boosted with two key appointments
   
09/4/18 - 13:06   Nationwide - celebrate 56th win in Porsche Carrera Cup GB with sponsored driver Dino Zamparelli
   
09/4/18 - 09:25   DEKRA UK - appoint Jonathan Stevens as their new head of sales
   
09/4/18 - 08:51   Inspect Any Car - launch their damage repair network with 300 mobile repair vehicles and rapid repair centres
   
09/4/18 - 08:32   Fiat - confirm sell-off of their parts division, Magneti Marelli - by "end of 2018 or early 2019"
   
08/4/18 - 00:22   Aylesford Body Repair Centre - suffers damage on Thursday from fire which started in spraybooth
   
08/4/18 - 22:45   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - look out for the BBA Preview in the next issue of Auto Body Professional!
   
08/4/18 - 21:49   Cooper Solutions - Gayan Thilakarathna appointed Software Developer
   
08/4/18 - 21:33   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - launch Software Development Kit - plug-in Connected Car service for vehicle manufacturers
   
06/4/18 - 18:31   DLG Auto Services (UKAARC) - 2017 results: pre-tax profit up 20% to £45m on turnover up 15% to £176m
   
06/4/18 - 14:12   Churchill - car theft punishments not harsh enough; just 20% of trials result in jail sentence
   
06/4/18 - 14:04   Mirka - Karl Horsley and Mark Rimmer cycling to Amsterdam to raise money for Willen Hospice
   
06/4/18 - 13:54   Ford Credit Europe - gains approval to set up bank in Germany to mitigate any risk from Brexit
   
06/4/18 - 13:47   Allianz Partners - trains its network of recovery operators on latest in Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrids
   
06/4/18 - 13:35   Volvo - Body & Paint Apprentice Programme; recruiting more students to join 2018 intake
   
06/4/18 - 11:52   PSA Group - creates new Low Emission Vehicles Business Unit to develop electric vehicle strategy
   
05/4/18 - 23:18   What Car? - new car discounts at the highest level for a year; best deal - Seat Toldeo with 42.3% discount
   
05/4/18 - 22:31   Apollo Motor Group - open 15th bodyshop in their group - Apollo Sittingbourne, managed by Paul Deadman
   
05/4/18 - 18:14   Auto Windscreens (a MarkerStudy Group company) - cuts its national ADAS recalibration charges by 12%
   
05/4/18 - 17:54   VisionTrack (a MarkerStudy Group company) - appoint Gary Barnes as Operations Director
   
05/4/18 - 16:53   Dawn Swales (ex JCC) - joins Turners Accident Repair Centre in Selby; second site in Doncaster opens 16 April
   
05/4/18 - 15:59   Axa - UK CEO, Amanda Blanc, leaves Axa to become CEO of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) for Zurich
   
05/4/18 - 12:13   Lightfoot - appoints Rupert Lyon Taylor as Managing Director of fleet division
   
05/4/18 - 12:07   A reminder that registration for Skill Auto closes on 7th April
   
05/4/18 - 10:02   Accident Exchange - boosts JCT600 bodyshop revenue by 34%
   
05/4/18 - 09:26   Selsia Vehicle Accident Centres - exhibiting at the Fleet World Fleet Show at Silverstone on Wednesday 9 May 2018
   
05/4/18 - 09:21   Zurich - shareholders elect Michel Liès as new Chairman
   
05/4/18 - 09:17   Nationwide - ready for new Porsche Carrera Cup campaign with Dino Zamparelli
   
05/4/18 - 09:14   SMMT - new car sales down 15.7% in March; diesel sales down 37%
   
05/4/18 - 09:01   Scottish Widows - one in 20 Brits expect to work until they die (that's more than three million people)
   
05/4/18 - 09:01   Scottish Widows - one in 20 Brits expect to work until they die (that's more than three million people)
   
05/4/18 - 08:56   GoCompare - UK average for car insurance is £826.77
   
05/4/18 - 08:52   Mercedes-Benz Cars UK - Rachael Thompson appointed Sales Director and Krishan Bodhani appointed Used Cars and Remarketing Director
   
05/4/18 - 08:39   The Floow - 70% of UK insurance leaders expect motor insurance premiums to rise in the next two years
   
05/4/18 - 08:30   Ford - launch Parts Plus, a direct sales channel offering a full range of trade parts directly to independent repairers
   
05/4/18 - 08:23   Alton Cars Group - publish their gender pay gap report
   
05/4/18 - 03:01   Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) - publish their gender pay gap report
   
05/4/18 - 02:51   Direct Line Group (DLG) - publish their gender pay gap report
   
05/4/18 - 02:38   Admiral Group plc (Admiral) - publish their gender pay gap report
   
05/4/18 - 02:28   Euro Car Parts (ECP) - publish their gender pay gap report
   
05/4/18 - 02:13   Nationwide Accident Repair Services (NARS) - publish their gender pay gap report
   
04/4/18 - 14:10   The ABP Club Training Hub - GDPR with Peritus Learning: Can I pass personal information around the bodyshop?
   
04/4/18 - 13:59   ABP Club, in partnership with Audatex and Thatcham Research - launch the Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards & Graduation
   
04/4/18 - 13:49   IMI - offers members legal assistance on legal complexities around equal pay
   
04/4/18 - 13:26   CAPS GDPR Conferences – 1 week to go! Midlands-based GDPR Themed event: Wednesday 11 April in Hinckley
   
04/4/18 - 13:19   BMW Group and Daimler - agree to combine mobility services to create a "true global mobility powerhouse"
   
04/4/18 - 13:08   First Morgan Aero GT rolls off production line
   
04/4/18 - 13:06   rFpro - World first platform enables the test and training of autonomous vehicles in simulation
   
04/4/18 - 12:42   RAC - city drivers issued with more than one million penalty notices each year for driving in bus lanes
   
04/4/18 - 12:38   Automechanika Birmingham - wins ‘Best Trade Show’ at Industry Awards
   
04/4/18 - 12:30   Your Legal Friend - law firm reveals names of drivers and vehicles most likelt to cause a car accident (sorry... David, John and Sarah)
   
04/4/18 - 12:20   Axalta Coating Systems - new names for the Spencer Coatings Group (industrial coatings) after successful acquisition
   
04/4/18 - 12:17   NEW CAR TAX penalties for diesel buyers have forced up the price of popular family cars by more than £300 overnight
   
04/4/18 - 11:43   Vauxhall - to build new Vivaro van at Luton
   
04/4/18 - 11:35   Subaru - four new Subaru dealer franchises appointed: Shrewsbury, Andover, Exeter and Brompton On Swale
   
04/4/18 - 11:13   Ford - new national awareness campaign in collaboration with Time to Change to “break the silence on mental health”
   
04/4/18 - 10:36   Dow Jones News article - 'Latest Entrants Into Electric Car Race: Makers of Post-It Notes, Paint... '
   
04/4/18 - 10:09   FCA insurance transparency - comparethemarket.com comment
   
04/4/18 - 09:34   LV= - What is machine learning and how can it help insurers?
   
04/4/18 - 09:29   Isuzu - opens five new Isuzu dealer franchises: Norfolk, Cheshire, Kirriemuir, Devizes and Kelso
   
04/4/18 - 09:15   Fix Auto World - announce appointment of Harry Dhanjal to the role of Global Strategic Developer,
   
04/4/18 - 09:08   Solera Technology Centre (STC) - their joint venture with MAPFRE acquires CESVI (Center for Experimentation and Road Safety) in Brasil
   
04/4/18 - 09:06   Solera - acquire RedCap to augment Digital Garage platform and further address the 54 transactions in the automotive lifecycle
   
03/4/18 - 13:58   Swansway Accident Repair Centre - opens new £200,000 alloy wheel refurbishment centre in Crewe called 'Wheel Works'
   
03/4/18 - 13:43   Direct Group (DG) - video usage to improve the PROPERTY claims journey
   
03/4/18 - 13:33   Volkswagen’s electric van, eCrafter - to make debut at CV Show at NEC from 24-26 April
   
03/4/18 - 13:26   Insurance firms still failing to meet FCA general insurance renewal rules - RAC apologises to customers
   
03/4/18 - 12:55   National Living Wage - workers set for £600 pay rise from 1 April
   
03/4/18 - 12:15   LV= - 2017 results: "a transformative year"; pre-tax profit of £122 million (£49 million loss previous year)
   
03/4/18 - 12:05   Happy to be back at work after the Easter Bank Holiday weekend?
   
03/4/18 - 11:51   Zurich - acquires RSA's high value motor and home insurance broker provider, Oak Underwriting
   
03/4/18 - 11:34   GoCompare - Is PCP still king? Car finance options as PCP costs rise
   
03/4/18 - 10:18   The Motor Ombudsman - makes it easier and quicker for consumers to rate and review a garage
   
03/4/18 - 10:00   HPI - fewer crashes, self-parking vehicles and rent-a-car - the future of motoring...
   
03/4/18 - 02:17   MoT - new rules from 20 May mean motorists could face £2,500 fine if car fails an early test
   
03/4/18 - 02:04   USA - insurers alleged to under-price damage costs where policyholders send them photo of damage
   
03/4/18 - 02:04   Apprenticeships - one year on from introduction of apprentice levy; number of new starts has fallen by 39%
   
03/4/18 - 02:00   IoD (Institute of Directors) - new business survey shows need for Apprenticeship Levy reform
   
30/3/18 - 19:06   Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards - full list of all finalists
   
30/3/18 - 18:57   CMA (Competitions and Markets Authority) - car hire sites to provide full costs upfront after CMA action
   
30/3/18 - 18:40   UK Customer Service Excellence awards (formerly Modern Claims awards) - full list of finalists
   
29/3/18 - 13:46   PPG - proud to be the headline partner of the British Bodyshop Awards for 2018!
   
29/3/18 - 13:18   HSE - company fined £20k after apprentice suffers fractured skull at commercial vehicle maintenance company
   
29/3/18 - 13:14   Financial Ombudsman Service - latest six-monthly complaints data
   
29/3/18 - 12:53   Spring clean for England’s motorways - 200,000 bags of litter are collected every year from the motorway network
   
29/3/18 - 12:38   Access to Justice (A2J) - MPs urged to remove cyclists and pedestrians from personal injury reforms
   
29/3/18 - 12:18   Direct Line Group - introduces new company wide minimum salary of £18,000
   
29/3/18 - 12:10   Citroën - poor seating position could trigger back and neck pain for more than 5.5 million UK drivers
   
29/3/18 - 11:48   Volvo XC60 - new SUV named 2018 World Car of the Year
   
29/3/18 - 11:16   National Windscreens - Lisa Pugh, business development director (insurance), appointed a board member of the company
   
29/3/18 - 11:14   Absolute Alignment - two new partnerships with UK race teams: the BTCC & the British GT Championship
   
29/3/18 - 11:02   Eden Motor Group - boosts revenue by 60% with EMaC (a subsidiary of Innovation Group) Service Plan
   
29/3/18 - 10:52   Aviva / IFED - boss of car hire company sentenced for £30,000 insurance fraud; blamed his mum for 2 crashes
   
29/3/18 - 10:45   Volvo - wins Best Fleet Manufacturer award as voted by leasing and fleet customers
   
29/3/18 - 10:39   Farécla - pre-Easter holiday fun! WIN the NEW G Plus Polishing Machine, plus two runners up prizes
   
29/3/18 - 10:07   Fix Auto UK - appoints Neil Reader (ex Karl Vella and Nationwide) to Regional Operations Team to manage Region two (North of England)
   
29/3/18 - 09:52   ThatchamResearch - appoint Graham Gibson (Allianz) as chairman ; replaces Ian Currie (RSA) who is rettring
   
29/3/18 - 09:48   Audatex - launch "innovative new bodyshop solution" in London during the daytime of BBA Battersea event
   
29/3/18 - 09:21   IMI - 82% of drivers don't know enough about electric cars to make the switch
   
29/3/18 - 09:06   Mercedes-Benz Vans - 42% of delivery drivers admit to break parking laws and regulations "just to do their job"
   
29/3/18 - 09:01   SMMT - British car manufacturing declines -4.4% in February to 145,475 units
   
28/3/18 - 20:46   Allianz UK - celebrates a record year for fraud detection with savings reaching a total of £62.8m
   
28/3/18 - 13:08   London minicab drivers face greater testing - TfL consults on tighter regulation of private hire sector
   
28/3/18 - 13:05   Road Haulage Association - cash-strapped hauliers need incentive to upgrade their trucks, not penalties
   
28/3/18 - 13:04   Allianz Worldwide Partners UK - new benchmark for roadside assistance technician training from
   
28/3/18 - 13:02   NCR Bodyshops - new site - NCR Swindon - invests in Junair kit
   
28/3/18 - 13:00   Glass's - part of Autovista Group - has extended its 12-year partnership with Ageas for the use of Glass eSalvage solution
   
28/3/18 - 12:05   MG Cannon - secures BMW and MINI approval for all 4 sites
   
28/3/18 - 10:20   Mitchell and GT Motive - to host two UK showcase events in May to demonstrate their product offering
   
27/3/18 - 22:07   Intel - head of Intel's self-driving car program and CEO of Intel-owned sensor supplier Mobileye, on recent Uber incident
   
27/3/18 - 21:49   Cleveland Police - issue warning following thefts of keyless vehicles
   
27/3/18 - 21:45   British VW drivers start 'dieselgate' claim in High Court (Reuters report)
   
27/3/18 - 21:39   Secret Supercar Meet - 300 supercars worth in excess of £75 million met at the weekend to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice
   
27/3/18 - 21:25   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London - beats 137 other dealerships from around the world to take the Global Dealer of the Year title
   
27/3/18 - 21:20   Jaguar I-PACE - will be the first premium self-driving electric vehicle in Waymo’s fleet (formerly Google car)
   
27/3/18 - 21:16   BMW - UK sales of the BMW i3 exceed 10,000 units; best-selling compact electric vehicle in the premium segment
   
27/3/18 - 21:03   Volvo Product Technology Course -EXTRA DATE: Monday 11 June
   
27/3/18 - 20:25   Specialist Cars - BMW and MINI retailer group upgrades dealer management system (DMS) with Cooper Solutions
   
27/3/18 - 11:47   The British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - the largest dedicated body repair industry awards event in the UK!
   
27/3/18 - 11:36   RSA - Catherine Frost appointed managing director of RSA Motability, effective immediately
   
27/3/18 - 11:30   The bvrla - assesses threat of terrorism on the UK vehicle rental sector
   
27/3/18 - 11:03   Kia Motors - builds its three millionth car in Europe
   
27/3/18 - 10:58   The ABP Club Training Hub - when is a Number Plate personal data for GDPR?
   
27/3/18 - 10:53   Would you trust an autonomous car? - vote now in the Autovista Group Survey
   
27/3/18 - 10:48   RAC - arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car
   
27/3/18 - 10:43   Admiral - 43% of motor accidents happen during rush hour
   
27/3/18 - 10:31   Direct Line Group - announces new partnership with Volkswagen Insurance Service
   
27/3/18 - 10:28   Z/Yen - thinktank research ranks London as world's leading financial centre
   
27/3/18 - 10:22   Local Government Association (LGA) - new pothole funding will provide just over 1 per cent of what is needed to tackle our current backlog
   
27/3/18 - 10:18   DENSO - puts Start/Stop technology centre stage at Autoinform Live Glasgow
   
27/3/18 - 10:14   What3words - more than 70% of UK motorists use sat navs but 27% end up at the wrong place
   
27/3/18 - 10:06   Brussels: Audi - first fully electric Audi to be built at CO2-neutral plant
   
27/3/18 - 09:58   Volkswagen - 12 years ago, Volkswagen was the world's first VM to offer a parking assistant with automatic steering
   
27/3/18 - 09:51   ABI - 26 insurance companies commit to passing on cost benefits from Civil Liability Bill announcement
   
27/3/18 - 09:48   Octo Telematics - partners with Renault's RCI Bank and Services to provide global telematics data analysis for vehicles
   
27/3/18 - 07:42   AkzoNobel - to sell Specialty Chemicals to The Carlyle Group and GIC for €10.1 billion (£8.8 billion) billion)
   
26/3/18 - 19:15   Nissan - Paul Willcox (chairman of Nissan Europe) resigns; replaced by Gianluca de Ficchy from Renault finance
   
26/3/18 - 13:42   Creditsafe - late payment culture rife in Formula 1
   
26/3/18 - 13:37   National scrappage scheme plans shelved
   
26/3/18 - 13:36   New greener police cars to run on hydrogen - zero emission vehicles to be used by taxi firms and police
   
26/3/18 - 12:51   Rise in online shopping clogging up our roads with LGVs and causing potholes
   
26/3/18 - 12:48   Baldwins Repair Group - first UK vehicle repairer working with Bluecity, London’s 100% EV car sharing scheme
   
26/3/18 - 12:43   Hundreds over 100 hold driving licence
   
26/3/18 - 12:41   Allianz - strengthens its Scottish presence with two senior appointments
   
26/3/18 - 12:33   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - fleet size at Leasys UK, the contract hire company of FCA Bank, up 33% to 11,358 vehicles
   
26/3/18 - 12:29   What Car? - only half of cars claiming to take three child car seats can fit them in
   
26/3/18 - 12:27   WorldSkills UK - latest Squad UK list announced for Car Painting, Autobody Repair and Automotive Technology
   
26/3/18 - 12:11   Glass’s - predicts volatility in the CV market with ULEZ on the way
   
26/3/18 - 11:47   RAC - 58% of motorists think modern vehicle headlights are so bright they risk causing other motorists to have accidents
   
26/3/18 - 11:39   The Confused.com London Motor Show (17-20 May 2018, London ExCeL) - DriveTribe confirmed as official digital media partner
   
26/3/18 - 11:34   Gemini - celebrate winning two Auto Industry Excellence Awards: Employer Excellence and Training and Development Excellence
   
26/3/18 - 11:17   £100 million given to councils to help repair potholes and protect local roads from future severe weather
   
26/3/18 - 11:08   LV= - 17 stag-do fraudsters who submitted false injury claims after a minor road accident brought to justice
   
26/3/18 - 10:52   USA: Solera - acquires software company in the automotive industry, RedCap, to boost Solera’s Digital Garage platform
   
26/3/18 - 10:00   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - Van Fleet World/Vans A2Z awards Best Van Safety accolade awarded for standard autonomous emergency braking
   
26/3/18 - 09:49   CitNOW - overseas customer snaps up six-figure Porsche 911 RS after viewing a video tour
   
26/3/18 - 09:36   The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) - gender pay gap & executive pay inquiry launched by Select Committee
   
26/3/18 - 08:09   Volvo - to manufacture the Lynx & Co 01 model alongside the XC40 in Belgium
   
23/3/18 - 13:47   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA), Battersea, Thurs 10 May - THE RETURN OF THE Brandreth
   
23/3/18 - 13:39   The IMI - Gallagher and GaraShield are confirmed as the new joint sponsors for the 2018/19 IMI Membership card
   
23/3/18 - 13:36   Smartdriverclub - Connected Car Growth sees Smartdriverclub Insurance increase telematics capacity
   
23/3/18 - 13:34   Industry Insights - finalists in the Best Customer Service Product for BUSINESS category, UK Customer Service Excellence Awards
   
23/3/18 - 13:29   Nissan - aims to sell 1 million electrified vehicles a year by 2022 & equip 20 models with autonomous driving in 20 markets
   
23/3/18 - 13:23   Nationwide Charity fundraising is Sky High! - £42,363.15 raised for UK Air Ambulances
   
23/3/18 - 13:18   ABP Club Training Hub - More Repairers take the Peritus Accredited GDPR ‘Data Champion’ route training programme
   
23/3/18 - 13:13   EDAM Group - launches Claims Academy to support growth
   
23/3/18 - 08:45   Auto Industry Excellence Awards - Gemini winner of two awards; Devonshire Motors won Bodyshop Excellence Award
   
22/3/18 - 19:30   Autotech Group - Duncan Leftley, CEO of five-site bodyshop group, taking part in 125-mile canoe race for The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust
   
22/3/18 - 14:15   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - 49 days to go...
   
22/3/18 - 14:07   William Medcalf Vintage Bentley - classic car specialist expands automotiv parts design and fabrication team
   
22/3/18 - 13:58   SEAT - to launch one new car every six months until 2020 and kicks off its electric offensive
   
22/3/18 - 13:53   UK General Insurance - cyber insurance protection launched for ‘the man and woman on the street’
   
22/3/18 - 09:38   Gallagher Bassett - appoints Simon Pemberton as UK Chief Executive Officer
   
22/3/18 - 09:28   Ford - 'Collaborative Parking' technology being tested in Milton Keynes
   
22/3/18 - 09:28   Ford - 'Collaborative Parking' technology being tested in Milton Keynes
   
22/3/18 - 09:20   The Floow - launches the world’s first complete production-ready telematics platform
   
22/3/18 - 09:06   Automechanika Birmingham - Garage of the Year 2018 now open for entries
   
22/3/18 - 08:38   Tesla - shareholders award Elon Musk a $2.6 BILLION share-based pay deal; biggest in US corporate history
   
22/3/18 - 08:30   Sabre Insurance - 2017 results: pre-tax profits down 12% to £55m on premiums up 7% to £210m
   
22/3/18 - 08:28   Ford - to open a 5-car showroom in retail outlet, Next, in Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre
   
22/3/18 - 08:21   AGM Services - awarded SafeContractor accreditation for achieving excellence in workplace Health and Safety
   
21/3/18 - 14:12   Gateshead College student Callum Green, ChipsAway’s North Tyneside car care centre - accelerates to World Skills finals
   
21/3/18 - 14:04   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - focus on vehicle safety measures with most tangible results, auto industry says
   
21/3/18 - 14:01   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - motor finance market makes positive start to 2018: +7% by volume and +13% by value
   
21/3/18 - 13:46   Volvo Car Insurance - receives the Feefo Trusted Service Award 2018; "recognises exceptional performance" inc Volvo Approved Repair network
   
21/3/18 - 13:08   ABP Club Training Hub with Peritus Learning - When is a data controller a data processor?
   
21/3/18 - 12:14   MotorEasy - by 2020, 40% of new car buyers will be millennials & 74% of millennials think new tech makes their life easier
   
21/3/18 - 12:05   Allianz Worldwide Partners UK - collaborates with Apex Networks to bolster peace of mind for stranded motorists
   
21/3/18 - 12:00   Lightfoot - Flower Station becomes the first company to adopt Lightfoot’s Vehicle Management package
   
21/3/18 - 11:58   Fix Auto UK - becomes the title sponsor for championship-winning racer, Jac Constable
   
21/3/18 - 11:55   Further woes for diesel drivers - fuel consumption found to be up to 75% more than stated by car manufacturers
   
21/3/18 - 11:51   AW Group - wins LV= Community Award
   
21/3/18 - 11:48   Gemini Accident Repair Centres and LV= - create ‘Mechanic Mentor’ films to help drivers feel more confident with car maintenance
   
21/3/18 - 11:37   Sweden: AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals - joins partnership to explore opportunities for green hydrogen and 'electrofuels'
   
21/3/18 - 11:34   CarKraft - Renault teams up with Carkraft road safety initiative for ninth consecutive year
   
20/3/18 - 21:30   Germany: Volkswagen - vehicle paint technician joins other apprentices to develop and make unique Golf cars
   
20/3/18 - 20:00   MOT - the key changes that take place to the test 2 months today - 20 May 2018
   
20/3/18 - 11:46   RAC Foundation - 92 years – average time before a road is resurfaced in England (31 years in London; 71 years in Wales)
   
20/3/18 - 11:33   Todd Engineering - product range to now include Italian based manufacturer, Greentech Dryers
   
20/3/18 - 11:29   Volkswagen - network of UK Retailers offer drivers a 'Spring Health Check'
   
20/3/18 - 11:23   Tough new sanctions - new powers to give greater protection to staff and small suppliers in insolvent businesses
   
20/3/18 - 11:18   Direct Line Group - Civil Liability Bill: "good news for motorists as benefits from these reforms flow through"
   
20/3/18 - 11:16   Mycarcheck.com - used diesel cars in demand and 126-650cc bike sales soar
   
20/3/18 - 11:10   Kwik Fit survey - vehicle damage from potholes rises by 34% in two years; 1.2 million bodywork repairs thanks to potholes
   
20/3/18 - 11:04   Ageas - welcomes Ogden Personal Injury rate change
   
20/3/18 - 11:00   Copart - "Double Delight" at LV= Claims Partner Awards
   
20/3/18 - 10:23   Civil Liability Bill - Justice Secretary unveils new bill to cut car insurance premiums
   
20/3/18 - 10:08   Triple tonne for Autofirst
   
20/3/18 - 10:02   Lightfoot - Thrifty Car & Van Rental to reward better drivers with discounts on vehicle rental
   
20/3/18 - 09:40   Inflation rate - CPI down to 2.5% for last 12 months; RPI down to 3.6%
   
20/3/18 - 09:38   Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey - more than 24,400 miles of road identified as needing essential maintenance in 2018
   
20/3/18 - 08:54   Dacia - tops list of most affordable cars to run in 2018
   
20/3/18 - 08:38   New Civil Liability Bill would be ‘great news for motorists’ says ABI
   
20/3/18 - 08:33   Personal injury compensation reforms announced - changes to the law of England and Wales relating to whiplash claims TODAY
   
19/3/18 - 17:59   Uber - suspends all self-driving car tests in North America after fatal accident involving pedestrian
   
19/3/18 - 14:22   USA: Tesla - reports claim Tesla is selling "a high volume of flawed parts" requiring costly rework
   
19/3/18 - 14:11   Tracker - 82% of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) were stolen without the owner’s keys
   
19/3/18 - 14:02   The new Genius iQ spectrophotometer from Standox - German technology for even better colour management
   
19/3/18 - 13:57   Auto Trader - average price of a used car increased 6% year-on-year (like-for-like) in February
   
19/3/18 - 13:55   Valspar - DeBeer’s innovative new Matt Clear simplifies matt refinishing
   
19/3/18 - 13:32   CitNOW - announces new categories and sponsors for 2018 CitNOW Video Awards
   
19/3/18 - 13:25   CV-Library - one in four automotive professionals risk job opportunities through social media activity
   
19/3/18 - 13:07   RAC Foundation - poorest families in Britain spending 1/4 of their weekly £ running a car; £13.70 pw on insurance, repairs & maintenance
   
19/3/18 - 12:42   AutoCar - average price of a used car increased 6% year-on-year (like-for-like) in February
   
19/3/18 - 12:28   Zap-Map - integrates London’s new TfL EV rapid charging network
   
19/3/18 - 12:18   Volkswagen - opens new centre of competence for safety in Wolfsburg, Germany - HQ of the Volkswagen Group
   
19/3/18 - 12:05   Audi - co-developed Audi self-driving car and passenger drone on the horizon
   
19/3/18 - 12:05   Audi - co-developed Audi self-driving car and passenger drone on the horizon
   
19/3/18 - 12:04   Audi - co-developed Audi self-driving car and passenger drone on the horizon
   
19/3/18 - 11:57   BIBA - signs up to the Woman in Finance Charter
   
19/3/18 - 11:06   Direct Line Group - 3 significant barriers to a driverless future: control, ability and love of driving
   
19/3/18 - 10:50   Land Rover - supports The Prince’s Countryside Fund with launch of the 2018 vehicle bursary
   
19/3/18 - 10:36   ABI - insurance pay outs to help UK businesses deal with unpaid bills are at their highest since 2009
   
19/3/18 - 10:25   SEAT - named Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
   
19/3/18 - 10:21   The British Coatings Federation (BCF) - coatings industry association global leaders meet in Oxford
   
19/3/18 - 10:08   Audatex - introduces latest D4.49 vehicle data release for Audaenterprisegold 4.0; 44 new models & updates to approx 100 vehicles
   
19/3/18 - 10:00   PistonHeads - Pagani Zonda is the UK’s fantasy car purchase (and two members of PistonHeads just dream of owning a Ford Transit van)
   
19/3/18 - 09:47   MOPAR (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK) - new Auto Service Finance (ASF) plan allows customer to pay accident repair costs over 6 months
   
19/3/18 - 09:39   Brexit - EU vehicle manufacturers call for urgent action to solve sector-specific issues
   
16/3/18 - 14:10   Volvo - Poole Accident Repair overall winners of Paint and Body High Achiever Recognition Awards
   
16/3/18 - 13:37   3M - new Cavity Wax Plus solution protects even the hardest-to-reach places
   
16/3/18 - 11:06   Revive! - annual conference celebrates best year ever, hitting £10m turnover target; 161 vans on the road
   
16/3/18 - 10:59   Fix Auto UK - create new National Leadership Team, chaired by Terry Gilbert owner of Fix Auto Stevenage
   
16/3/18 - 10:40   Fleet News Awards 2018 - list of all 29 award winners
   
15/3/18 - 18:17   Post mag - finalists for 2018 Claims Awards announced
   
15/3/18 - 14:14   BT - technology trumps "more meeting rooms" for workplace productivity boost,
   
15/3/18 - 13:31   69% "would trust a driverless car"
   
15/3/18 - 13:23   Arnold Clark - launches touring apprenticeship van
   
15/3/18 - 13:05   Green Flag's Mud & Motors obstacle course - winner of 'common sense' driving event will receive a £1,000 cash prize
   
15/3/18 - 12:03   EMACS - sponsoring Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race-winner and BRDC Rising Star, Aiden Moffat
   
15/3/18 - 09:24   Ageas - appoints new Chief Information Officer for UK Business, Mark Collins
   
15/3/18 - 09:18   Cambria Automobiles, McLaren Hatfield (due to complete in January 2019) - McLaren’s seventh location in the UK
   
15/3/18 - 08:48   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - welcomed Minister for School Standards to the company’s HQ and plant during National Apprenticeship Week
   
15/3/18 - 08:41   Committees call for a new Clean Air Act
   
14/3/18 - 14:45   Vertu - Robin Harrison, bodyshop manager Vertu Volkswagen Mansfield, wins their Bodyshop Manager of the Year award
   
14/3/18 - 13:54   Axalta - receive Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Market Leadership Award for the automotive refinish coatings industry
   
14/3/18 - 13:41   SMH Fleet Solutions - appoints Mark Elliott as Head of Inspection Services
   
14/3/18 - 13:38   Motorists urged to boycott traditional insurers as the average claim reaches record levels
   
14/3/18 - 08:33   The Metropolitan Police Service & Toyota Mirai - the world’s largest fleet of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric police vehicles
   
14/3/18 - 08:25   Marshall Motor Holdings - chairman, Peter Johnson, to retire this summer
   
14/3/18 - 08:20   Marshall Motor Holdings - 2017 results: "record performance" with underlying profit up 24% on turnover up 20%
   
13/3/18 - 22:22   BGL - to create more than 200 apprenticeship roles and a new BGL Academy
   
13/3/18 - 22:05   Spring Statement 2018 - how April 2018 changes to vehicle-related taxes will hit fleets and drivers
   
13/3/18 - 21:50   Autofarm - 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 discovered in Trinidad to be meticulously restored by Porsche specialists, Autofarm
   
13/3/18 - 21:34   National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - “body repair sector has been severely hampered by the practice of late payment“
   
13/3/18 - 14:14   The Training Hub - What will the Peritus Online GDPR courses do for my business?
   
13/3/18 - 14:06   Spring Statement reaction: National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA)
   
13/3/18 - 13:57   Autotech Reading - achieve Volvo Body & Paint approval
   
13/3/18 - 13:48   Spring Budget reaction: RAC - "motorists will be disappointed that the Chancellor hasn’t addressed the condition of local roads"
   
13/3/18 - 13:42   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - pilots Augmented Reality to support technicians with vehicle diagnosis and repair
   
13/3/18 - 13:35   Volkswagen Group - expand production of EVs worldwide on “massive” scale with new EV “virtually every month” from 2019
   
13/3/18 - 13:24   Spring Statement - tackling late payments to small businesses, National Living Wage rises to £7.38 next month and £80m for apprentices
   
13/3/18 - 12:23   CAPS GDPR Conferences - register now for CAPS GDPR events in the Midlands (Hinckley, 11/4), North (Manchester, 25/4) & South (Ascot, 2/5)
   
13/3/18 - 12:10   BodyNet - recently launched AutoPad Version 2 introduced in Australia through local licensee, Axalta Coating Systems
   
13/3/18 - 11:46   Audatex - double award recognition at the LV= GI Claims Partner Awards
   
13/3/18 - 11:08   Chartwell - named Bentley Bodyshop of the Year 2017
   
13/3/18 - 10:35   Service Certainty - continues to expand its imageproof digital damage assessment product range with ‘self-serve motor’ web app
   
13/3/18 - 10:13   Polestar 1 - first car from new electric performance brand now available to pre-order in 18 countries
   
13/3/18 - 10:06   Volvo - new Volvo V60 residual values will save drivers money when buying the car on a personal lease
   
13/3/18 - 09:43   Germany: Axalta Coating Systems - opens new Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt, Germany
   
13/3/18 - 09:04   The Confused.com London Motor Show - HRH Prince Michael of Kent will formally open the event and ‘Built In Britain’ feature
   
13/3/18 - 08:59   Bosch - eXtra rewards program grows to over 100,000 workshops worldwide
   
13/3/18 - 08:48   BIBA - average motor insurance premium up 10.7% in 2017 (9.1% of that was in last quarter)
   
12/3/18 - 14:27   APIL - "Government must stop dithering and act now to ban cold calling for PI claims"
   
12/3/18 - 14:10   Man who defrauded Direct Line insurance for £18,369.89 goes on run after fabricating court evidence during fraud trial
   
12/3/18 - 13:49   Allianz - research finds breadth of insurance cover NOT cost is the top priority for small businesses
   
12/3/18 - 13:42   ANI - number of insurers offering apprenticeships increases by 47%
   
12/3/18 - 13:37   Insurance Business magazine - interview with Dave Shepherd, Audatex on the role of repairers (and Audatex) in the claims process
   
12/3/18 - 13:26   New health and safety standard - ISO 45001, published today - must be more than “pointless paperwork”, says TUC
   
12/3/18 - 13:13   Pure EV sales in reverse - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the most common plug-in car grant eligible vehicle on the road
   
12/3/18 - 13:07   HR Owen - renews remarketing deal with BCA
   
12/3/18 - 13:04   Standox - offers new clearcoat additive for Mazda 46V Colour Soul Red Crystal
   
12/3/18 - 12:59   National Accident Helpline - 1 in 5 people are cold called daily; Yorkshire and The Humber tops lists of regions
   
12/3/18 - 12:12   Confused.com London Motor Show - interactive zones at this year's show: Built in Britain, World Car of the Year, Autonomous & Live Drive
   
12/3/18 - 11:22   The Training Hub - forward-thinking independent repairers confirm GDPR course programme with Peritus
   
12/3/18 - 11:04   Canford Classics - Bere Regis-based Porsche specialist brings refinishing work in-house
   
12/3/18 - 10:19   Stanners - TKR XT2 riveter from Stanners gains Tesla approval
   
12/3/18 - 10:01   insurethebox - drivers suffering with cold or flu might not be fit to be on the road
   
12/3/18 - 09:44   Auto Trader - wintery weather gives SUVs a popularity boost in February
   
12/3/18 - 09:37   Motor businesses named and shamed for underpaying minimum wage workers
   
12/3/18 - 09:36   23 motor repair businesses named and shamed for underpaying minimum wage workers
   
12/3/18 - 01:26   Canada: Aviva - investigation found dishonest billing (average overcharge 57%) from 9 out of 10 bodyshops
   
12/3/18 - 01:10   Motability - spent £26m on refurbishing its offices (inc new artwork and stone vases); chief exec paid £1.7m last year
   
10/3/18 - 23:49   ABI - average cost of a motor insurance claim is at a record level of £2,936
   
09/3/18 - 01:17   Morelli - launch GDPR solution specific to bodyshops; learn more at series of half-day roadshows round the UK
   
08/3/18 - 22:06   Lightfoot - The Sovini Group installs Lightfoot in their fleet of 170 vehicles to improve driver safety and efficiency
   
08/3/18 - 21:35   Rolls-Royce - appoints Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer (ex BMW) as Director of Sales and Marketing
   
08/3/18 - 21:20   AutoRaise - confirm funding band for 2-year Multi-Skilled Standard Apprenticeship at £12k and announce two information days for repairers
   
08/3/18 - 20:57   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - "growing epidemic of crime involving scooters" could be hitting sales
   
08/3/18 - 20:36   Jaguar Land Rover - expanded technician programme will help ex-services find jobs with Jaguar Land Rover retailers
   
08/3/18 - 20:13   H.R. Owen - bodywork repairer and paint specialist Bodytechnics receives official brand accreditation from Lamborghini
   
08/3/18 - 14:15   ChipsAway - encourage women’s confidence at car bodyshops
   
08/3/18 - 14:07   British Bodyshop Awards - see which companies are already booked to attend on 10 May; 690 tickets sold; savings end 4pm TODAY
   
08/3/18 - 13:42   Industry Insights - ControlExpert, Morelli Group, Pilkington Automotive and Thatcham Research join ConnectedSolutions programme
   
08/3/18 - 13:30   Commercial Contract Engineers (CCE) - first Schmitz Cargobull Service Partner to offer courtesy trailer
   
08/3/18 - 13:12   IMI - first female CEO of Citroën brand receives accolade at automotive industry event
   
08/3/18 - 13:05   ‘Beast from the East’ - causes surprise upsurge in 4x4s accidents
   
08/3/18 - 12:53   JUST 3 HOURS left to save £50 per ticket for British Bodyshop Awards, Battersea - over 680 already sold - offer closes 4pm TODAY
   
08/3/18 - 11:23   insurethebox - 26,000 drivers receive increased fines for mobile phone use in first year of new increased penalties
   
08/3/18 - 11:16   Digraph (received investment from Euro Car Parts) - CV motor factor business agrees partnership with Millers Oils
   
08/3/18 - 11:14   Diagraph (received investment from Euro Car Parts) - CV motor factor business agrees partnership with Millers Oils
   
08/3/18 - 11:08   Comparethemarket.com - annual cost of running a car for 17-24-year olds hits £2,381.55, up by £180 over the past two years
   
08/3/18 - 11:04   CitNOW - expands automotive video and image platform with Interior 360 to help push new tech in latest vehicles to sell cars
   
08/3/18 - 09:51   Autocar’s Great British Women - nominations for 2018 event open today, on International Women’s Day 2018
   
08/3/18 - 09:38   Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network (ADCN) - first year celebrations; 50 employers commit to apprenticeship diversity
   
08/3/18 - 09:28   EMM - the 2018 EMM catalogue has arrived!
   
08/3/18 - 09:09   Hyundai - wins ‘Best SME Aftersales Programme’ for 5th consecutive year; Fleet Aftersales Charter inc hourly labour rate capped at £60+VAT
   
08/3/18 - 08:56   Zurich - proposes Jasmin Staiblin (Rolls-Royce NED and CEO of Swiss energy services provider, Alpiq) for election to the Board of Directors
   
08/3/18 - 08:55   Zurich - proposes Jasmin Staiblin (Rolls-Royce NED and CEO of Swiss energy services provider, Alpiq) for election to the Board of Directors
   
08/3/18 - 08:54   Volvo Car UK - encourages 60 undecided school leavers to join its retailer apprenticeship programme in 2018
   
08/3/18 - 08:53   Zurich - proposes Jasmin Staiblin (Rolls-Royce NED and CEO of Swiss energy services provider, Alpiq) for election to the Board of Directors
   
08/3/18 - 08:44   RAC - fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague (happy National Pothole Day – Thursday 8 March)
   
07/3/18 - 14:44   Lookers - announcing more than 160 new Apprenticeship positions during National Apprenticeship Week
   
07/3/18 - 14:31   24 hours left for ABP members to save £50 per ticket for British Bodyshop Awards, Battersea with Gyles Brandreth - offer closes 4pm Thursday
   
07/3/18 - 14:03   mib - Dominic Clayden (ex QBE Insurance and Aviva) to succeed Ashton West OBE as Chief Executive of MIB
   
07/3/18 - 13:57   AXA - to acquire XL Group for $15.3 billion (£11 billion)
   
07/3/18 - 13:49   Average consumer claims to have reduced spending by £21.53 a week since the beginning of the year
   
07/3/18 - 13:30   Ford - achieves highest February sales since 2004
   
07/3/18 - 13:00   Porsche - using using augmented and virtual reality to upskill technicians
   
07/3/18 - 12:12   Spies Hecker - get the best results from digital colour management
   
07/3/18 - 10:29   Valeo Innovation Challenge - students invited to create start-up and "revolutionize" the car of the future
   
07/3/18 - 09:40   AA - Insurers face £35m worth of ‘dodgems’ car damage claims
   
07/3/18 - 09:29   Enter the 2018 CitNOW Video Awards - deadline: Monday 7 May (two months to go)
   
07/3/18 - 09:25   Lookers - 2017 results: profit up 5.4% on turnover up 14.9%; "we expect to make further progress over 2018"
   
07/3/18 - 08:57   2018 CV Show (April 24-26) NEC, Birmingham - tech on show includes ADAS and vehicle management software
   
07/3/18 - 08:52   Manufacturers of 'smart' devices will be expected to build-in tough new security measures that last the lifetime of the product
   
07/3/18 - 08:52   esure - 2017 results; profits up 35% to £99m on premiums up 25% to £820m; motor profit up 35.7%
   
06/3/18 - 14:40   The ABP Club Training Hub: Why use expensive GDPR consultants? - You are capable of achieving compliance yourself!
   
06/3/18 - 14:24   The IMI - "Apprenticeships aren't a second class career route"
   
06/3/18 - 14:18   Government to review driving laws in preparation for self-driving vehicles - three year regulatory review
   
06/3/18 - 14:12   How's the parking (for staff) at your bodyshop?
   
06/3/18 - 14:04   Kia Apprenticeship programme (light vehicle technician, service advisor, parts advisor) - 13th year of programme
   
06/3/18 - 13:50   One in five (20%) SMEs report having problems with a high level of staff turnover
   
06/3/18 - 13:37   AA - £33m (total) motor claims bill from Storm Emma and Beast from the East; 'more than £10m damage' to cars
   
06/3/18 - 13:28   Fylde Coast ARC’s ambitious project! – the team in Blackpool are investing in a brand new bodyshop
   
06/3/18 - 13:18   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) Thurs 10 May, Battersea – over 640 tickets sold; ABP member saving of £50 per ticket ends 4pm this Thursday
   
06/3/18 - 13:15   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA), Battersea, Thurs 10 May - our celebrity host presenter is........
   
06/3/18 - 13:01   Insurethebox - celebrates apprentices’ success at the start of National Apprenticeship Week
   
06/3/18 - 12:47   RAC - February brings relief for drivers at the pumps with 2p a litre drop
   
06/3/18 - 12:34   Vauxhall - Free fuel card worth £500 with any new 18-plate Vauxhall (cars and vans)
   
06/3/18 - 12:04   Farécla - 2018 Bonnet Painting Competition for Apprentices opens for entries
   
06/3/18 - 11:47   GoCompare’s Switching Report - massive increase in car insurance switching from 22% to 27% in 2017
   
06/3/18 - 11:43   VW Trust Group - streamlines courtesy car fleet operations with Cooper Solutions' FullCover product
   
06/3/18 - 11:18   Volvo XC40 - small SUV named 2018 European Car of the Year
   
06/3/18 - 11:17   Interesting Forum post... do you/does your boss supply business mobile telephones for staff?
   
06/3/18 - 10:47   VW I.D. VIZZION – four new, highly automated all-electric vehicles to launch in 2020
   
06/3/18 - 10:29   Chalmers University of Technology - untapped gold mine is lost from end-of-life vehicles
   
06/3/18 - 10:24   Allianz - received 1,000+ calls in one morning (200 more than usual in a day) thanks to Storm Emma and the ‘Beast from the East’
   
06/3/18 - 10:17   Mercedes-Benz Vans - Skills Crisis or Automation Invasion? one in three fear they’ll be replaced by robots
   
06/3/18 - 10:01   Hyundai Motor and Cisco - develop future hyper-connected production vehicles; to bring self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021
   
06/3/18 - 09:24   What NOT to do with your work mobile phone... FCA - bans former Co-operative Bank Chair, Paul Flowers, from the financial services industry
   
06/3/18 - 09:13   Autovista Group’s Q1 2018 residual value outlook - UK (<1%), Germany (<1%), Spain(<2.2%/<3.2%), France (>1%+) and Italy (>1%+)
   
06/3/18 - 07:47   Cambria - trading update; behind last year but in-line with expectations; 2 "bodyshop operations" closed
   
05/3/18 - 23:14   Telegraph - 9 in 10 car firms could be putting lives at risk by not fitting automatic safety brakes as standard
   
05/3/18 - 14:17   Automechanika Birmingham, 5 to 7 June 2018 ***ABP Club are an official Media Partner*** - UK automotive show to return to Birmingham
   
05/3/18 - 14:09   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) Thurs 10 May, Battersea – over 630 tickets sold; ABP member saving of £50 per ticket ends 4pm this Thursday
   
05/3/18 - 14:03   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA), Battersea, Thurs 10 May - record 20 companies presenting THEIR awards to winning bodyshops in THEIR network
   
05/3/18 - 14:02   Good Egg Drivers - campaign, backed by Arnold Clark, launches pilot to reduce accidents involving young drivers
   
05/3/18 - 13:56   National Apprenticeship Week 2018 - new apprenticeship programme (for media) kicks off NAW2018 at the BBC
   
05/3/18 - 13:52   Learner drivers about to take their driving test could get their first taste of motorway driving after a change in the law
   
05/3/18 - 13:48   Allianz Worldwide Partners - launches digital accident recovery and FNOL solution for retail and commercial brokers
   
05/3/18 - 13:40   Dacia - hits 5 million global sales
   
05/3/18 - 13:27   AkzoNobel - to elect Nils Andersen as next Chairman of Supervisory Board
   
05/3/18 - 13:08   Fylde Coast ARC’s ambitious project! – the team in Blackpool are investing in a brand new bodyshop
   
05/3/18 - 12:36   ERS (Equity Red Star) - 2017 results: losses reduced on premiums down 7%; " strong underlying performance"
   
05/3/18 - 12:15   DriveTribe - growth plans for social media network for car enthusiasts - backed by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
   
05/3/18 - 11:47   NFDA Winter 2017/2018 Dealer Attitude Survey - relationship between dealers and manufacturers "has further deteriorated"
   
05/3/18 - 11:26   Regit - digital garage raises 50% of £1.2million fundraising target within the first 24 hours of crowdfunding campaign
   
05/3/18 - 11:16   CitNOW - private equity firm investment sparks major European expansion plan with hub opening to serve Nordic and Baltic regions
   
05/3/18 - 10:54   The BCF - welcomes PM's announcement to seek associate membership of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as part of Brexit negotiations
   
05/3/18 - 10:42   Allianz Worldwide Partners - invests in a Fleet of Ford Transit Custom vehicles for its multi brand roadside assistance services
   
05/3/18 - 10:35   "Ridiculous repair bills" - Which? 'Grand theft auto' report: the great car hire rip off
   
05/3/18 - 09:44   Atticus Innovation - confirms two key appointments: Milan Vjestica (Head of Operations) & Paul Kuczera (Network Services Manager)
   
05/3/18 - 09:34   iwantobea.com - young People in the South West & North West best placed to find themselves an Apprenticeship
   
05/3/18 - 09:19   SMMT - new car sales down 2.8% in February; diesel sales down 23.5%
   
04/3/18 - 21:22   The ABP Training Hub - MG Cannon confirm Bodyshop GDPR course programme with Peritus
   
04/3/18 - 21:14   Donnelly Van Centre, Dungannon - Volkswagen Van Centre celebrates 70 years of outstanding service
   
04/3/18 - 21:07   Autoglym - named the Official Car Care Product for The Confused.com London Motor Show 2018
   
04/3/18 - 21:03   Cromax - extends its clearcoat tint portfolio to help refinishers get the best Mazda Soul Red Crystal repair
   
04/3/18 - 19:58   RAC - diesel cars are being stricken by expensive cold weather fuel ‘waxing’ problem
   
04/3/18 - 19:55   Activate Group Limited (AGL) - launches specialist repair network catering for UK’s half-million holiday travel vehicles
   
01/3/18 - 14:22   DAF Trucks - Adam Baker named 2018 DAF Trucks’ UK Technician of the Year
   
01/3/18 - 14:17   National Windscreens - "don’t underestimate the demand for ADAS calibration!"
   
01/3/18 - 14:13   Euro Car Parts - opens second purpose-built training centre in Sunderland
   
01/3/18 - 14:02   Hastings - 2017 results: pre-tax profit up 58% to £149m on premiums up 21% to £716m
   
01/3/18 - 14:00   Auto Trader - refutes car finance bubble claims
   
01/3/18 - 13:26   Co-op Insurance - reports 57% increase in motor incidents
   
01/3/18 - 13:22   TIME is running out for motorists to take advantage of hefty new car discounts introduced by manufacturers as ‘scrappage’ schemes
   
01/3/18 - 13:10   BMW.com relaunch - new digital home of the BMW brand; BMW upgrades central website
   
01/3/18 - 12:42   Are you insured to drive during a red weather warning? - fake news stories ALARM motorists
   
01/3/18 - 12:37   RAC - reports a record 80% hike in "stricken motorists" more than it would do normally on the first day of March
   
01/3/18 - 12:28   AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals - Imagine Chemistry winner, FiliGrade, to supply watermark technology for packaging
   
01/3/18 - 12:11   2018 ŠKODA Retailer of the Year winners - Simpsons ŠKODA, Preston, wins Service & Parts Award at ŠKODA's Retailer of the Year Awards
   
01/3/18 - 12:01   PPG Refinish - introduces revolutionary commercial transport platform: Nexa Autocolor Turbo Vision
   
01/3/18 - 11:20   Road safety fears at the top of the list of parental worries - one in six parents ‘terrified’ of their child learning to drive
   
01/3/18 - 11:06   In the Siberian town of Oymyakon temperatures were as low as - 40 degrees Celsius this week yet drivers faced few, if any, delays
   
01/3/18 - 11:00   1/5 of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel - 40% of firms expect drivers to take calls on the road
   
01/3/18 - 10:59   Redde - half-year results: profit up 13% to £20m on turnover up 11% to £253m; outlook remains strong
   
01/3/18 - 10:53   Dyson - recruiting 300 extra engineers to join the 400 already working on their electric car due out 2020
   
01/3/18 - 10:41   Highway England's motorway fuel price sign trial - £50m plan to roll out motorway signs displaying live fuel costs scrapped
   
01/3/18 - 10:37   Tens of thousands of drivers get increased fines for using mobiles at wheel
   
01/3/18 - 09:51   Direct Line Insurance Group - appoint Gregor Stewart (Alliance Trust) and Mark Gregory (Legal & General) as Non-Executive Directors
   
01/3/18 - 09:46   Defaqto - every 4 minutes another driver puts the wrong fuel in their car
   
28/2/18 - 14:52   cap hpi - the average price of a new car has risen 38% over the last decade to £33,359
   
28/2/18 - 14:50   Revive! - named as one of 3 finalists for the 2018 Bfa/HSBC Award for Franchise Support
   
28/2/18 - 14:46   mycarcheck.com (CDL) - 89% of consumers are unaware of the write-off category changes introduced in October
   
28/2/18 - 14:28   Ferrari - dealers to host local schools in their Aftersales facilities to learn about Ferrari Apprenticeships
   
28/2/18 - 14:23   Kwik-Fit - March set to break records for largest number of MoTs in a single month
   
28/2/18 - 14:13   Germany: High court - gives city councils the right to ban older diesel vehicles to tackle pollution
   
28/2/18 - 13:57   Auxillis - report regional issues within repair network due to weather
   
28/2/18 - 13:55   NBRA - announce ReportCamPro, a new free video-based App for vehicle inspections, designed by Apps Etc
   
28/2/18 - 13:37   IAG (Insurance Australia Group) - inspected 43,478 repaired vehicles last year; 0.51% had quality issues; 0.01% had safety issues
   
28/2/18 - 12:44   Toyota - announce new Auris to be built at Burnaston in Derbyshire with engines from Deeside in North Wales
   
28/2/18 - 12:06   GYS - announce approval from PSA Group for the GYS Next Generation Smart Booster, GYSCAP 500E
   
28/2/18 - 01:12   What Car? - "Car safety technology - how it's sending repair prices soaring"
   
28/2/18 - 00:12   The Independent - "Direct Line's stunning results explain why your insurance premiums are so high"
   
27/2/18 - 22:59   Hastings - tribunal rule they can recover VAT paid on services provided to Gibraltar-based Advantage Insurance
   
27/2/18 - 14:57   Marc Fossaluzza - seeks new opportunities after 8 years as Group Bodyshop Development Manager with Ford Retail
   
27/2/18 - 14:45   Doug Kirk - leaves LKQ to join Sherwin Williams as Global Business Development Manager
   
27/2/18 - 14:37   ABP Training Hub: GDPR - Not training your staff = writing off your business
   
27/2/18 - 14:25   "Please, get on with it" - insurers tell Government on Brexit transition
   
27/2/18 - 14:15   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea – over 600 tickets sold; only 9 days left for member savings
   
27/2/18 - 14:10   LV= - on the personal injury discount rate: "One year on and we’re disappointed more progress hasn’t been made"
   
27/2/18 - 13:58   ABI - personal injury compensation reforms can no longer be delayed; average motor insurance claim now £3,106
   
27/2/18 - 13:50   Ancaster Dartford - Fiat Chrysler dealer group moves to new purpose-built site, invests in workshop (servicing) & all-brands parts dept
   
27/2/18 - 13:37   £40 million fund to transform UK’s coastal communities - open for applications
   
27/2/18 - 13:33   Can you help a fellow ABP Club member with what to charge for ADAS alignment?
   
27/2/18 - 13:26   MG Cannon Accident Repair Centre Westbury - acquire Motor Bodies Trowbridge
   
27/2/18 - 13:14   Euro Car Parts - removes cost of lifetime warranties for turbochargers, clutches, diesel pumps, steering racks and rotating electrics
   
27/2/18 - 13:07   Crossleys Accident Repair Centre - joins network as Fix Auto Liverpool
   
27/2/18 - 12:47   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - announces record number of places available for apprenticeship programme
   
27/2/18 - 12:22   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - to drop all diesels from its car ranges by 2022 reports the FT
   
27/2/18 - 11:56   What women want from telematics insurance - 26.5% more women than men attracted by the safety benefits
   
27/2/18 - 11:23   Tracker - names Mercedes-Benz C Class as the most ‘stolen and recovered’ vehicle in 2017
   
27/2/18 - 11:10   Rykar - North London prestige vehicle dealer enlists Junair's help to relocate booth an upgrade to high efficiency equipment
   
27/2/18 - 10:08   SMMT - anti diesel backlash means UK could miss environmental goals
   
27/2/18 - 09:55   Dick Lovett Group - opens first Jaguar Land Rover retailer, Melksham near Bath, with 21 ramp ‘drive-in’ workshop
   
27/2/18 - 09:26   Bank of England - the old £10 note expires 1 March (Thursday); still £2.2 billion of old paper £10 notes in circulation
   
27/2/18 - 08:54   Aston Martin - 2017 results: record profits of £87m; record car sales up 58% to 5,117 units
   
27/2/18 - 08:23   Direct Line - 2017 results: pre-tax profit up 53% on premiums up 4%; new 5-year partnership with Volkswagen
   
26/2/18 - 14:12   *** ABP Club Women’s Automotive meeting, Tuesday 27th February at Volvo, Daventry – cancelled due to weather warnings for snow ***
   
26/2/18 - 13:31   Admiral - scoops four awards in Best Companies competition
   
26/2/18 - 12:35   Association of British Insurers (ABI) - 4 in 5 insurers have diversity strategies but only 1 in 5 top jobs are held by women
   
26/2/18 - 12:04   Volkswagen - to invest €80 million in production of brand's first SUV cabriolet - T-Roc - due 2020
   
26/2/18 - 12:00   SmartWitness - one in five drivers is still using their mobile at the wheel a year after tough new penalties were introduced
   
26/2/18 - 11:46   Circle Leasing - drivers of courtesy cars incurred fines of almost £500,000 in 2017 (set to rise in 2018)
   
26/2/18 - 11:24   Glass's - rising bike crime not yet impacting residual values
   
26/2/18 - 11:03   DENSO - new vision sensor for improved night driving safety reduces accidents by detecting pedestrians and other road users in low-light
   
26/2/18 - 10:46   Auto Windscreens - bolsters green credentials with electric vehicle introduction
   
26/2/18 - 10:34   Allianz - launches return to work programme
   
26/2/18 - 10:15   CV-Library - over half of automotive professionals place a ‘good salary’ as their TOP career priority
   
26/2/18 - 09:58   Industrial Strategy funding - "transformational" investment in off-road self-driving technology
   
26/2/18 - 09:31   What Car? - ADAS tech is adding "significantly" to the cost of car repair bills
   
26/2/18 - 07:57   Latin America: Zurich - acquires QBE operations for $409m (£291m) now the leading insurer in Argentina; £563m combined gross written in 2017
   
26/2/18 - 07:42   RAC - 38% of motorists check car’s oil "at best" every two months and 7% wait for the warning light
   
26/2/18 - 07:26   European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) - new EU vehicle safety standards essential to reducing child road deaths
   
26/2/18 - 02:26   CapGemini - What will the Insurer of the Future look like? How will claims be handled?
   
26/2/18 - 02:18   Japan: Nissan - start trial of autonomous driving taxi service in Yokohama, summoned by phone
   
26/2/18 - 02:13   Companies House - new protection against identity fraud for company directors
   
26/2/18 - 02:10   Nationwide - team up with Dino Zamparelli for the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship
   
25/2/18 - 21:18   Ireland: SIMI - 2018 award winners; Bodyshop of the Year - Tadg Riordan Motors Ltd, Ashbourne, Co Meath
   
23/2/18 - 16:18   Driving licences - UK driving licences may not be accepted in Europe after Brexit says report in Telegraph
   
23/2/18 - 14:46   Beast from the East - polar vortex of cold air and snow from Siberia to hit Britain next week; Met Office issue warning
   
23/2/18 - 14:34   AutoFlow - new MD, Chris Yates, reveals details of some of the changes and updates coming this year
   
23/2/18 - 14:05   AkzoNobel - coatings technology revives McLaren F1 team’s racing heritage on their 2018 car
   
23/2/18 - 13:55   The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited (TIDAL) - appoint 13th partner, Nuneaton Replacement Panel Ltd
   
23/2/18 - 13:50   Swinton (part of the Covea Group) - closes another 40 branches, with 268 staff facing redundancy
   
23/2/18 - 13:39   The ABP Training Hub update - Fix Auto UK the first to commit to the Peritus GDPR online Bodyshop training programme
   
23/2/18 - 13:27   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea – earlybird sales hit 600; savings end on 8 March
   
23/2/18 - 13:19   Minimum wage / national living wage - 4.4% increase come into effect on 1 April
   
23/2/18 - 08:49   Aviva - sells its remaining Spanish businesses for £178 million
   
23/2/18 - 08:44   China: Anbang Insurance - government seize control of company and charge ceo with "economic crimes"
   
23/2/18 - 00:25   UK Car of the Year 2018 - won by Volvo XC60
   
23/2/18 - 00:16   Airbags - Robert Czernik, guilty of selling £30,000 of counterfeits on eBay; receives suspended jail sentence
   
22/2/18 - 23:52   USA: PPG Foundation - invests $63,000 in youth education organizations on behalf of PPG’s refinish business
   
22/2/18 - 14:17   Motorhog - add more new DAF Transporter trucks to their fleet of 60
   
22/2/18 - 13:58   LKQ - 2017 results: turnover up 13.4% to $9.74 billion; pre-tax profits up 13.2% to 767 million
   
22/2/18 - 13:44   USA: National Insurance Crime Bureau - rising cost of parts fuels interest of car thieves
   
22/2/18 - 13:39   AXA UK & Ireland - 2017 results; "a really strong set of results"
   
22/2/18 - 13:32   Axa worldwide - 2017 results: profit up 7%; "Excellent performance in line with Ambition 2020"
   
22/2/18 - 13:11   Ford - North America president Raj Nair leaves company immediately due to "inappropriate behaviour"
   
22/2/18 - 12:58   Water Watchdog finds just 2/5 small and medium-sized businesses think they can switch water retailer - ECA Group can help ABP members!
   
22/2/18 - 12:40   insurethebox - warns against penalising young motorists and argues for a focus on encouraging safer driving behaviour
   
22/2/18 - 12:32   Ben - 42% of people Ben supported last year experienced money problems with ‘low income’ accounting for more than half
   
22/2/18 - 12:06   Gallagher Bassett - sign up as an AutoRaise Partner
   
22/2/18 - 11:37   Volvo - launches new V60 five-door, mid-size premium estate (from £31,810)
   
22/2/18 - 11:28   BIBA 2018 - Sophie Raworth does a Joanna Lumley... (for those who remember the 2014 British Bodyshop Awards!)
   
22/2/18 - 11:07   Western Commercial - wins coveted Mercedes-Benz Vans accolade; they "smash target after target" in aftersales
   
22/2/18 - 10:50   GoCompare Car Insurance - 80% of comprehensive car policies exclude misfuelling cover altogether
   
22/2/18 - 10:47   Mitsubishi Motors UK - appoints Rob Lindley (ex Harley-Davidson) as Managing Director
   
22/2/18 - 10:41   Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Barometer - ‘Confidence dip’ for Britain’s van drivers, owners and operators
   
22/2/18 - 10:21   CAPS - announces plans to support members for GDPR readiness with a series of regional conferences
   
22/2/18 - 10:15   Nationwide - Richard Littler joins as head of Motorglass business (ex National Windscreens and Auto Windscreens)
   
22/2/18 - 10:12   Comma Oil - workshops ‘Scratch To Win’ prizes with Performance Motor Oil (PMO) lubricants
   
22/2/18 - 09:30   Fleetline Coachworks - join the Ford Accident Repair Centre network
   
22/2/18 - 09:05   USA: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - introduce rear crash prevention ratings programme to reduce accidents in car parks
   
22/2/18 - 08:58   FairSquare - 44% of millennials and 32% of over 55s would rather shop online for a car than go to a dealership
   
21/2/18 - 13:42   Privilege - drivers of 'hand-me-down' cars (most likely a red Ford) are 123% more likely to be involved in accidents than other motorists
   
21/2/18 - 13:29   HERE Technologies - BMW and Daimler partner with HERE for autonomous driving tech on future Mercedes-Benz and BMW vehicles
   
21/2/18 - 12:35   JOINING INSTRUCTIONS: ABP Club Women’s Automotive meeting - Tuesday 27 February at the Volvo Training and Development Centre in Daventry
   
21/2/18 - 12:09   Bicester Heritage - to host ‘Affordable Classics' auction; 100+ vintage vehicles supplied by Jaguar Land Rover Classic from its Collection
   
21/2/18 - 11:56   The Uninsured – the average UK household now owns £35,000 worth of ‘stuff’
   
21/2/18 - 11:40   Ford - new Ford Edge SUV features Post-Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist, and Stop-and-Go and Lane Centring Assist
   
21/2/18 - 11:34   “Mind the trap!” – Insurers prepare to roll-over millions of drivers as peak renewal season approaches
   
21/2/18 - 11:20   Churchill - whiplash fraudster, Shahid Hussain, jailed for causing deliberate accident and claiming £30,000
   
21/2/18 - 10:46   AA - new business strategy inc growth in insurance; profits expected to fall by 15% in 2018; shares plunge 24%
   
21/2/18 - 10:45   AA - profit forecast cut as AA invests in digital and connected car products and data, and attracting younger policyholders and members
   
21/2/18 - 10:26   Government - average wages up 2.5% in last 12 months; slight rise in number of employed and no of unemployed
   
21/2/18 - 10:21   PM launches major review of post-18 education - people must have a genuine choice of high quality technical and academic options
   
21/2/18 - 10:07   Zurich - workers over 55 choosing gig work to ease into retirement
   
21/2/18 - 09:30   Ageas UK - 2017 results: moved back into profit; focussing on restoring the profitability of Motor portfolio
   
21/2/18 - 09:30   Axalta - additional training dates for Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox
   
21/2/18 - 01:45   Porsche - officially ended production of all diesel vehicles on 15 Feb 2018
   
21/2/18 - 01:20   Rolls-Royce - confirms Cullinan as the name of its new "high-bodied vehicle" (SUV / 4x4 to everyone else)
   
21/2/18 - 00:54   Allianz UK - 2017 results: GWP up 2.1%; operating profit up 26% - would have been higher but for Ogden impact
   
20/2/18 - 14:26   The REAL Rally - 55 confirmed team entries for the 2018 Rally (with at least 50 cars from the vehicle repair industry)
   
20/2/18 - 14:10   Audatex Paint Price Update March 2018: indicative average increase of 5.5%
   
20/2/18 - 14:04   USA: Telenav - launches connected in-car advertising platform for automotive OEMs
   
20/2/18 - 13:46   Lotus 3-Eleven 430 - 180 mph, full carbon bodywork £102,000 street-legal sports car available now... just 20 being produced, though
   
20/2/18 - 13:03   AXA - British businesses are NOT ‘drowning in red tape’
   
20/2/18 - 12:56   Euro Car Parts - prepare for EURO 6 (in effect from May 2018) now and profit later
   
20/2/18 - 12:44   Arval UK - vehicle leasing and fleet management cuts repair costs by 82% and accident rates by 67%
   
20/2/18 - 12:27   Global: JATO Dynamics - worldwide car sales up by 2.4% in 2017 due to 'soaring' demand in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America
   
20/2/18 - 12:04   Industry Insights - Connected Solutions' motor claims partners mark £32.5m sales in 2017
   
20/2/18 - 11:43   Turner Supplies - Dartford based refinish distribution specialist acquires Ponswood Paints Hastings
   
20/2/18 - 11:36   AutoRaise - welcomes Axalta as a Gold Partner
   
20/2/18 - 11:00   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - 13 ways not to lose your staff
   
20/2/18 - 10:42   In-car Cleverness - sophisticated thieves pose new problem for caravan and motorhome industry
   
20/2/18 - 09:42   VISION powered by Bluegrasscoms - 2018 milestone: £1billion of crash repair estimates across major European countries for intervention
   
20/2/18 - 09:00   Hiscox - seven out of ten businesses fail cyber security readiness test; new ad campaign uses live cyber hacks
   
19/2/18 - 14:07   The ABP Training Hub - bodyshop specific GDPR courses launched by leading automotive training experts, Peritus
   
19/2/18 - 13:47   Aston Barclay’s 2017 Market Insights report - used diesel car prices reach two-year high
   
19/2/18 - 13:41   The Parts Alliance - announces two new branch openings: Croydon and Newcastle
   
19/2/18 - 13:20   Admiral - neighbouring driving test centre pass rates vary by up to 34%
   
19/2/18 - 13:16   ContractHireAndLeasing.com - Volkswagen Group manufactured four of the top five most enquired about new cars to lease in January
   
19/2/18 - 13:13   Vauxhall - safety equipment on the new leisure activity vehicle (LAV) segment vehicle, the Combo Life
   
19/2/18 - 12:59   Volvo Cars - engine in new XC40 compact SUV is the first three-cylinder engine in the company's 91-year history
   
19/2/18 - 12:39   Carillion: Official Receiver's update - to date 7,610 jobs have been saved and 1,141 jobs have been made redundant
   
19/2/18 - 12:33   Sophus3 - car buying insight specialist hosts annual automotive customer experience debate
   
19/2/18 - 12:20   Aston Martin St Athan, Wales - Phase I construction now complete
   
19/2/18 - 12:14   Liverpool Van Centre - Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ largest Used Van Centre opens in Liverpool
   
19/2/18 - 12:07   Porsche and Audi - develop architecture for electric vehicles
   
19/2/18 - 11:29   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - welcomes two Chief Claims Officers to the Board
   
19/2/18 - 10:51   FORS (the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) - retains CILT Awards sponsorship for fourth year
   
19/2/18 - 10:41   Radical Equipment – awarded official distribution in the United Kingdom and Ireland for NitroHeat
   
19/2/18 - 10:15   Fantastic news! The 3rd Annual Charity Spring Ball, organised by Martyn Rowley (Audatex) and Paul Glover (Morelli Group), has sold out!
   
19/2/18 - 09:45   Farécla - coming soon... new G3 Pro range
   
19/2/18 - 09:29   MG Cannon - appoints former Waitrose HR Manager, Nicola Griffiths-Lumb, as Group HR Coordinator
   
19/2/18 - 09:20   USA: Mitchell - launch solution using blockchain technology for securely sharing data between insurers and repairers
   
19/2/18 - 09:08   confused.com - number of vehicles reported as dumped on roadside has increased 577% in last 4 years
   
19/2/18 - 08:47   Saga - appoint Patrick O'Sullivan (ex Zurich) as Chairman [£325k pa]; he's also chair of ERS (Equity Red Star)
   
16/2/18 - 14:13   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea – over 500 tickets sold; earlybird savings end on 8 March
   
16/2/18 - 14:04   Farecla - launch new competition to find the UK’s most talented apprentice painters
   
16/2/18 - 13:50   Government - roll out lane rental scheme to reduce congestion after successful trials in Kent and London
   
16/2/18 - 13:50   IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists Ltd - accounts for y/e 31 March 2017
   
16/2/18 - 13:36   Volkswagen Group - to roll-out WLANp as standard in volume models from 2019 for communication between vehicles
   
16/2/18 - 13:32   Confused.com London Motor Show (17 - 20 May) - to showcase new TVR Griffith
   
16/2/18 - 12:22   Volkswagen - 10 UK individuals receive Gold Pin for their exceptional contribution to the business
   
16/2/18 - 12:18   ACIS - extends contract with TrustFord to the Channel Islands
   
16/2/18 - 01:48   Dan Cammish - ex-Porsche Carrera Cup driver sponsored by Nationwide, moves to Halfords Honda Team in the BTCC
   
15/2/18 - 14:11   Dyson - plan a range of 3 electric vehicles with the first being released in 2020 or 2021
   
15/2/18 - 13:10   Lightfoot - Electrical wholesaler CEF significantly reduces fleet accidents, downtime and fuel costs by installing Lightfoot
   
15/2/18 - 13:05   India: AkzoNobel - inaugurates powder coatings plant in Mumbai
   
15/2/18 - 12:57   Autoglass and Service Certainty imageproof - launch new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve service to customers
   
15/2/18 - 12:49   Venson Automotive - urges fleet managers to "ride the EV revolution" consider electric alternatives for van fleets
   
15/2/18 - 12:17   MotorEasy - car maintenance company partners with UK’s first car leasing comparison site
   
15/2/18 - 12:01   Last year 1,024 disqualifications were issued to children - up from 696 in 2014
   
15/2/18 - 11:36   How's the traffic been this week? - daily commute relieved of millions of cars during February half term
   
15/2/18 - 10:43   Personalised number plate warning: BEWARE! If your vehicle is stolen or scrapped - ‘TAX1’ expected to reach £100,000 at auction
   
15/2/18 - 10:35   RAC - calls on supermarkets to cut another 2p a litre off fuel as wholesale price of fuel continues to tumble
   
15/2/18 - 10:10   Volkswagen - Gold Pins awarded to Master Technician at JCT 600 Sheffield and Sinclair Volkswagen Cardiff's Aftersales Manager
   
15/2/18 - 09:57   IAM RoadSmart - ‘Queen of bikers’ Maria Costello renews ambassador safety role with IAM
   
15/2/18 - 09:48   Mercedes-Benz Vans UK - teams up with Institute Of Vehicle Recovery for Health & Safety training for its mobile repair technicians
   
15/2/18 - 09:39   ERS - classics still win the hearts on the dawn of autonomous cars
   
15/2/18 - 09:34   BSi - Kitemark Excellence Award now open to all Kitemarked bodyshops; winner presented at BBA Battersea 10 May
   
15/2/18 - 09:14   Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) - 2016 jump in uninsured claims sustained in 2017
   
15/2/18 - 09:05   TrustFord - dealer network on recruitment drive for 78 apprentices including 10 BODYSHOP apprentices
   
14/2/18 - 14:11   ABP Club Women's Automotive - 45 (so far) registered to attend Volvo meeting in Daventry on 27th Feb; still time to register
   
14/2/18 - 13:49   SMEs not prepared for Brexit - need help with tax and exports, and more information and advice, according to a new study
   
14/2/18 - 13:41   USA: Avis Budget to install telematics units in 50,000 rental vehicles in the US - converting them to connected cars
   
14/2/18 - 13:25   For fleets - live in-car demonstrations of collision avoidance technology at Thatcham Research’s Upper Heyford Proving Ground next month
   
14/2/18 - 13:03   Access to Justice (A2J) - campaign group investigates "Fake News and the Compensation Culture"
   
14/2/18 - 12:51   Auto Trader - average price for a used car in 2017 was £11,819, 4% higher than in 2016
   
14/2/18 - 12:40   New Parliamentary group - electric and automated vehicles
   
14/2/18 - 12:31   City Auction Group - new remarketing services business partnership with Vauxhall Finance
   
14/2/18 - 12:18   SMMT - UK used car market stays strong in 2017, as 8.1 million vehicles change hands
   
14/2/18 - 11:54   Iron Mountain - storage and information management firm reduces damage costs to 450-strong fleet by 78%
   
14/2/18 - 11:40   The ABI Guest blog: Donna Scully, Carpenters - on personal injury reform: "I would like to see much, if not all, that most insurers want"
   
14/2/18 - 11:25   Autocar Awards 2018 - readers asked to vote for their favourite hot hatch from a shortlist of 31 cars
   
14/2/18 - 11:20   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - annual awards recognise top Authorised Repairers and Van Centres
   
14/2/18 - 10:43   Northgate Vehicle Hire - how much do road works cost a business?
   
14/2/18 - 10:19   hpi - vehicle check company finds 74 stolen cars a day
   
14/2/18 - 09:55   Unhappy Valentine's Day? - two thirds of automotive professionals are unhappy in their current jobs
   
14/2/18 - 09:33   4 Elms Group - acquires the Hidsons Group Bodyshop in Rainham, Kent
   
13/2/18 - 22:21   New Zealand - to tackle issue of write-offs repaired outside of NZ and then sold in NZ without buyers knowing
   
13/2/18 - 14:15   Fix Auto UK - Fix & Go Isle of Wight opens; first express vehicle repair facility on the island
   
13/2/18 - 14:05   Plymouth Herald - 70-year-old motor repair business boss, David Collier, AJ Motors, jailed for growing cannabis worth £1million
   
13/2/18 - 13:52   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - service plan revenue increases by over 25% year-on-year; £252m aftersales revenue generated
   
13/2/18 - 13:26   Broach Hill Garage - Philip Nendick named Citroen VDA Assessor of the Year 2018
   
13/2/18 - 12:35   Volvo Cars UK - announce more dates for the popular Volvo Product Technology Course
   
13/2/18 - 12:24   Gordon's Autos - family business welcomes third generation to Lincolnshire car repair garage
   
13/2/18 - 11:20   JMK Solicitors - claim top spot as No.1 personal injury law firm in Northern Ireland for 4th consecutive year
   
13/2/18 - 11:02   Ford - dates announced for the new Engineer and VDA Ford Technical Familiarisation Courses
   
13/2/18 - 10:49   Pendragon - 2017 results: turnover up 4.5% but pre-tax profit down 10.5%; UK motor operating profit down 29.3%
   
13/2/18 - 10:49   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) & Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) - appoint new Chair of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme
   
13/2/18 - 10:42   Balgores Motors & Twickenham Accident Repair Centre - first approved repairers for the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) within M25
   
13/2/18 - 10:30   Highways England - new ‘supercabs’ to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways
   
13/2/18 - 10:17   British Motor Heritage (BMH) - replacement bodyshells specialist marks 40 years' service, supplying 6,000 shells to the classic car market
   
13/2/18 - 10:11   Continental Tyres - bus drivers are voted the safest on the road by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
   
13/2/18 - 09:41   Inflation rate - CPI unchanged at 3.0% for last 12 months; RPI down slightly to 4.0%
   
13/2/18 - 09:08   Porsche Classic - supplies classic parts from a 3D printer
   
12/2/18 - 14:09   Daily Mail - "Insurance firms hike some excesses so high your cover can become pointless"
   
12/2/18 - 14:08   Stericycle - airbags remained the main cause of passenger vehicle recalls and notifications - accounting for 30% of the total recalls
   
12/2/18 - 13:54   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea – only 10 premium tables left
   
12/2/18 - 13:45   Subaru UK - announce Chris Graham as Managing Director
   
12/2/18 - 13:39   IMI - automotive sector is currently running on a 10:2 ratio of males to females in the workplace
   
12/2/18 - 13:05   Kenotek - aftermarket vehicle care and finish specialists expands in the UK with MoreThanPolish
   
12/2/18 - 12:58   AA’s Car Genie telematics device - British-built connected car device wins international Product of the Year award
   
12/2/18 - 12:28   Mini - from next month all new Minis will be available with in-built 4G connectivity
   
12/2/18 - 12:02   AutoRaise - invites applicants to join the charity's Board of Trustees
   
12/2/18 - 11:54   Electric vehicles to help power people’s homes - £30 million investment in revolutionary V2G technologies
   
12/2/18 - 11:36   Glass’s Used Commercial Hero for February - the Citroen Nemo
   
12/2/18 - 11:24   The British Coatings Federation and the British Adhesives and Sealants Association - to host Brexit event
   
12/2/18 - 11:16   BBC Radio 4 - You & Yours programme investigates 'racist' insurance pricing
   
12/2/18 - 10:47   Lightfoot - Stephens Scown becomes the first business in the UK to install Lightfoot's ‘Fitbit for cars’ in pool vehicles
   
12/2/18 - 09:42   RAC: UK snow - 80% of drivers don’t think Britain is prepared to deal with snow
   
12/2/18 - 09:37   CV-Library - automotive professionals rely on colleagues for personal and professional support
   
12/2/18 - 08:03   Saga - new quota share arrangement for in-house motor underwriter AICL; takes effect from February next year
   
09/2/18 - 14:38   London Motor Show - will host its first ever autonomous vehicle zone at this year’s event (17 - 20 May)
   
09/2/18 - 14:24   Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd (NARS) - former employee fined for selling customers personal data
   
09/2/18 - 14:22   Direct Line - trading update: "2017 result will be ahead of market expectations....good results in Motor"
   
09/2/18 - 02:02   Government - Prime Minister to ask Department for Transport to look into graduated licences for new drivers
   
09/2/18 - 01:25   esure - helped by Keoghs, saves £1million on a "fundamental dishonest" claim for damages
   
09/2/18 - 01:03   2018 AM Awards - full details of the 23 winners (plus all the finalists)
   
08/2/18 - 23:39   Weightmans - man gets 8 months in prison for making £100,000 of false claims for hire cars and vehicle damage
   
08/2/18 - 20:29   Summit’s Automotive Leaders event - discuss dealers in a digital age
   
08/2/18 - 20:20   Spies Hecker - renews three-year agreement with Volkswagen Group UK
   
08/2/18 - 20:06   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle - offers 120 customers the chance to win a free van service
   
08/2/18 - 13:48   ABP Club Women's Automotive at Volvo, Tues 27 Feb - SPEAKER PROFILE: Helen Wright, Founder, 9-2-3
   
08/2/18 - 13:32   CitNOW - number of video communications streamed on CitNOW’s servers surge by 45% in 12 months
   
08/2/18 - 13:26   RAC - data suggests a sharp rise in fatal drink-drive crashes
   
08/2/18 - 13:17   Volkswagen Group UK - launches Paint and Body websites
   
08/2/18 - 13:10   IAM RoadSmart - drink driving is on the up again
   
08/2/18 - 10:21   IFB - Morris Orman Hearle join IFB’s Affiliate Model
   
08/2/18 - 10:19   Peugeot - drivers take their eyes off the road 7% of the time
   
08/2/18 - 09:45   Nationwide spike in car theft should ring alarm bells for shoppers, warns TRACKER
   
08/2/18 - 09:44   Nationwide - spike in car theft should ring alarm bells for shoppers, warns TRACKER
   
08/2/18 - 09:38   Bicester Heritage - announces a partnership with leading classic car insurance specialist Hagerty in a new three-year deal
   
08/2/18 - 09:29   What Car? - diesel could be cheaper and more efficient for twice as many drivers as petrol
   
08/2/18 - 07:54   AA - trading update; 6% growth in motor policies to 629,000; further growth expected
   
07/2/18 - 15:03   ABP Club Women's Automotive - meeting at Volvo, Tues 27 Feb; speaker bio: Andrew Jervis, Founder ClickMechanic
   
07/2/18 - 14:53   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea - over 400 bookings made in first 48 hours; earlybird for members saves £500 per table
   
07/2/18 - 14:37   Mercedes-Benz - third generation of the Sprinter launched today; on sale in June; electric version in 2019
   
07/2/18 - 14:29   Sewells - fleets are moving towards hybrid and electric powertrains much faster than industry anticipates
   
07/2/18 - 14:24   Slater + Gordon UK - appoint David Neave (ex RSA / Co-op and LV) as non-exec director
   
07/2/18 - 13:59   ACIS - become strategic partner to CVP (Commercial Vehicle Partnership) whose directors include Peter Horton
   
07/2/18 - 13:40   Euro Car Parts - announce 1-day ADAS IMI-accredited training course at Euro Academy in association with Hella
   
07/2/18 - 10:46   Alton Cars - open 13th site, a fast-flow and de-fleet centre in Rotherham
   
06/2/18 - 13:05   ProVision - fleets should not operate a fleet camera system without a cloud connected solution
   
06/2/18 - 12:54   Hexagon - north London car dealer creates a 3D walk-around 'virtual showroom'
   
06/2/18 - 12:05   ABP Club Women's Automotive meeting at Volvo, Tues 27 Feb - speaker bio: Stuart Gover, Lead Product Trainer, Volvo
   
06/2/18 - 11:15   Morgan Motor Company - record trading year sees 19% year-on-year revenue growth; pre-tax profits up by over 200%
   
06/2/18 - 11:13   National Windscreens - targets insurance market new Insurance Hound (Insurance Age and Insurance Post) partnership
   
06/2/18 - 11:09   Chapter8 Shop (Vehicle Livery Solutions) - in 2016, HGVs were involved in 9% of accidents where a fatality occurred
   
06/2/18 - 10:57   Volkswagen Group UK - Martin Barrow-Starkey appointed Head of Group Fleet Services
   
06/2/18 - 10:10   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea - earlybird booking NOW OPEN; save £500 per table
   
06/2/18 - 09:30   Inrix - Traffic congestion cost UK motorists over £37.7 billion in 2017
   
06/2/18 - 09:24   IFB - announces contract with Mohawk Security
   
06/2/18 - 09:03   Covéa Insurance - appoints new Apprenticeship Levy Lead
   
06/2/18 - 09:01   SMMT Discussion Paper - Delivering UK automotive Brexit priorities
   
06/2/18 - 08:54   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - Julie Page (Aon) appointed as Deputy Chair
   
06/2/18 - 08:51   ABI - 10% of a young driver’s average annual salary now goes towards paying their motor insurance bill
   
06/2/18 - 08:07   Laird Assessors - announce a complete new line up to their Business Development team for 2018
   
06/2/18 - 02:07   Arnold Clark - 300 new apprentices (including bodyshop) will get the opportunity to join the Group this year
   
05/2/18 - 14:14   Leominster Scrap Metal - £12,159 penalty for unauthorised Leominster scrap metal and end of life vehicle (ELV) facility in Herefordshire
   
05/2/18 - 14:11   AkzoNobel - receives triple recognition as Top Employer
   
05/2/18 - 14:03   IMI - Nationwide's Training and Development Centre will host the Skill Auto Body Repair National Qualifiers in June
   
05/2/18 - 13:22   SMMT - new van market sees decline in January; new van registrations fall -4.2% to 20,475 units in January 2018
   
05/2/18 - 13:12   ABP Club Women's Automotive - wage progression and the gender wage gap; mothers suffer big long-term pay penalty from part-time working
   
05/2/18 - 12:51   Keychoice - partners with LV= for new specialist vehicle offering
   
05/2/18 - 12:28   Porsche - plans to invest more than six billion euro in electromobility by 2022
   
05/2/18 - 11:51   RAC - comments on "disturbing" rise in social media insurance scams
   
05/2/18 - 11:35   Trakm8 - launches the RoadHawk 600 4G Telematics Integrated Camera inc forward collision warnings and ADAS
   
05/2/18 - 11:14   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - new car market (down 6% in January) "continues to perform in line with expectations"
   
05/2/18 - 11:09   IFED - individual victims of ghost brokers lose on average £769
   
05/2/18 - 10:28   Consumer Intelligence - the top 10 motor insurance brands score an average 3.9/5 for customer service
   
05/2/18 - 10:09   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea - earlybird booking opens 10am TOMORROW; save £500 per table
   
05/2/18 - 09:37   Australia: Cisco - investing $1 million in ‘world-first’ Internet of Things technology pilot to prepare for autonomous vehicles
   
05/2/18 - 09:33   CV-Library - 79% rise in job applications in the automotive industry
   
05/2/18 - 09:29   Carillion - multi-million package of support for lending to small businesses and workers affected by Carillion liquidation
   
05/2/18 - 09:15   SMMT - new car sales down 6.3% in January 2018; diesel sales down 25%
   
05/2/18 - 08:51   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - as announced at Convention, research begins today on new edition; out in April
   
05/2/18 - 07:50   uSwitch - 39% of drivers are now choosing to take a VOLUNTARY excess of over £250
   
04/2/18 - 23:37   new Mercedes A-Class - "greater use of high-strength, ultra high-strength and press-hardened sheet steel"
   
02/2/18 - 17:37   MSL - Dan Tattersall (Fleet and Operations Manager) praises his network of 50 UK bodyshops
   
02/2/18 - 17:11   EDAM Group (Easi-Drive) - targets dealer growth appointing Ben Parry as Business Development Director
   
02/2/18 - 15:10   Apollo Group - Apollo Prestige in Chichester win Volkswagen PBN Challenge Cup 2017
   
02/2/18 - 15:00   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May in Battersea - earlybird booking opens 10am Tuesday; save £500 per table
   
02/2/18 - 14:59   British Bodyshop Awards, Tues 10 May in Battersea - earlybird booking opens 10am Tuesday; save £500 per table
   
02/2/18 - 14:32   Government - "Road vehicles: improving air quality and safety" consultation includes penalty for cheat devices
   
02/2/18 - 14:17   WhoCanFixMyCar.com - 2018 Garage Award winners revealed
   
02/2/18 - 14:13   Renault UK - announces its Dealer of the Year Awards; RMB Automotive Northallerton win Gold award
   
02/2/18 - 13:59   Apprentices - Government changes its mind and will not withdraw existing apprenticeship frameworks until 2020
   
02/2/18 - 13:36   IMI - call for government action to address 41% shortfall in new apprenticeship starts
   
02/2/18 - 13:31   ABP Club Women's Automotive - 30 ladies have already booked to attend FREE meeting on Tues 27 Feb at Volvo's new £6m training centre
   
01/2/18 - 21:36   BIBA 2018 - Andrew Bailey, Inga Beale, Lastminute.com co-founder and Canadian Astronaut to address conference
   
01/2/18 - 16:26   Sandicliffe Motor Contracts - it’s ‘all systems go’ at SMC as new DRIVE software goes live!
   
01/2/18 - 15:06   5 Cities Project - new project to boost diversity in apprenticeships
   
01/2/18 - 14:10   IAM RoadSmart - wider use of mobile safety cameras is good news for road safety
   
01/2/18 - 14:07   Brake - ‘Spinal Injury – The Road to Recovery’ seminar speakers confirmed
   
01/2/18 - 13:44   VisionTrack - powers commercial fleet insurer, Camatics
   
01/2/18 - 13:29   U-POL - celebrates 70 years of manufacturing expertise
   
01/2/18 - 13:23   Germany: Daimler Financial Services - car2go increases its number of customers by 30 percent to 2.97 million
   
01/2/18 - 12:56   IFED - 13 people sentenced after fraudulent bank cards were used to claim refunds on car insurance policies, totalling over £95,000
   
01/2/18 - 12:15   1st Central - Britain’s best and worst drivers revealed
   
01/2/18 - 11:41   Bennetts - motorcycle insurance products maintain Defaqto 5-Star Rating
   
01/2/18 - 11:38   Allianz - statement on proposed changes to Claims operations
   
01/2/18 - 11:32   Autonomous vehicle trial announced by HumanDrive - 30-month project
   
01/2/18 - 11:19   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - predicts a challenging 2018 for the motorcycle industry
   
01/2/18 - 11:03   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - continues to lobby for investment into charging infrastructure
   
01/2/18 - 10:59   Vizion and 3GRC - create data management standard for repair centres
   
01/2/18 - 10:51   USA: Electric GT's Production Car Series (EPCS) - officially sanctioned by the FIA ahead of inaugural season
   
01/2/18 - 10:40   CitNOW - female customers 60% more likely to view mobile content before they buy a car
   
01/2/18 - 09:36   Renault Pro+ Commercial Vehicles - announce scrappage offer, new contract hire rates and 3 years servicing for £99 on models
   
01/2/18 - 08:51   Sytner Tamworth - wins the 2018 Aftersales Performance Award at MINI's retail Awards
   
31/1/18 - 15:12   Industry Insights - REAL challenge: 14 Connected Solutions Partners sign up to the 2018 REAL Rally!
   
31/1/18 - 14:25   WhoCanFixMyCar.com - BMW, Audi and Mercedes: who's the most expensive to fix? (the answer is... Audi)
   
31/1/18 - 14:15   CORRECTION - ABP News story of Mon 29 Jan; ITAS is an independent company and not owned by DAC Holdings, who only have a 25% stake in ITAS
   
31/1/18 - 13:54   LV= and Allianz - announce strategic partnership business transfer plans; 400 jobs at risk of redundancy, but potential for 120 new roles
   
31/1/18 - 13:47   IMI Channel 1 - the IMI launch a new video channel
   
31/1/18 - 13:27   MINI UK - appoint David George (ex Sales Director at Mercedes-Benz UK) as new Director
   
31/1/18 - 13:16   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle manufacturing declines -16.7% in 2017
   
31/1/18 - 13:04   First businesses to benefit from DVSA transport scheme announced
   
31/1/18 - 12:58   RAC - reacts to comments on speeding made at the Roads Policing Conference
   
31/1/18 - 12:53   Highways England - appoints major projects director
   
31/1/18 - 12:51   FORS Members’ Conference – 2018 date confirmed
   
31/1/18 - 11:40   Update from Radical Equipment: Spanesi - gain Tesla Approval
   
31/1/18 - 11:15   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - writes to new Small Business Commissioner about the payment culture in our sector
   
31/1/18 - 10:49   Who is the best at predicting the UK economy?
   
31/1/18 - 09:48   BuyaCar.co.uk - women and ‘digital natives’ drove BuyaCar.co.uk to near doubling of online used car sales in 2017
   
31/1/18 - 09:01   SMMT - 2017 UK car manufacturing declines by -3% but still second biggest output since turn of the century
   
31/1/18 - 08:56   LV= - the latest insurer to provide a multi car product for drivers
   
31/1/18 - 08:46   Tractica - autonomous trucks and buses to reach 188,000 vehicle sales annually by 2022
   
31/1/18 - 08:42   RAC - motorists overwhelmingly back private parking industry code of practice bill
   
31/1/18 - 08:39   China: Aston Martin - £600m+ investment drive in China after 89% growth - propelled by the successful introduction of the DB11
   
30/1/18 - 14:35   AutoRaise - welcomes apprentice champions, Car-O-Liner, as a Silver Partner
   
30/1/18 - 14:20   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - warns businesses to be aware of advertising scam
   
30/1/18 - 14:16   hpi - some electric vehicles are rising in value
   
30/1/18 - 13:28   Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) - hydrogen cars could rewrite depreciation curve
   
30/1/18 - 13:23   GYS - appoints Greg Whale as new UK Divisional Manager for Bodyshop
   
30/1/18 - 13:09   S&G Response - secure Investors in People Gold status to 2020
   
30/1/18 - 12:32   Plan Insurance - Motor Trade Lessons Learned From 2017
   
30/1/18 - 12:19   RAC Foundation - Ministers back parking firm clamp down
   
30/1/18 - 12:13   New online service could help drivers report accidents
   
30/1/18 - 11:22   IFED - crash for cash fraudsters "place financial gain above all else"
   
30/1/18 - 11:13   RSA - key appointments at its Manchester trading site
   
30/1/18 - 11:07   £9.8m for a Vehicle-to-Grid demonstrator project - 1,000 chargers will be installed over the next 3 years across the electricity networks
   
30/1/18 - 10:46   Freight Transport Association (FTA) - HGV safety scheme "keeping cleaner trucks off London’s roads"
   
30/1/18 - 10:34   Warrantywise - reveals details of its largest mechanical repair bills from 2017 (£10,000 on a McLaren MP4-12C gearbox repair)
   
30/1/18 - 10:19   UK motorists are using their car as an extension to their kitchen
   
30/1/18 - 10:10   Denso - wiper servicing tips are helping break the ice for a winter windfall
   
30/1/18 - 09:46   MG Cannon Accident Repair Centres - Dorchester and Westbury BMW and MINI approved
   
29/1/18 - 22:44   Mercedes - entire portfolio of Mercedes-Benz cars will be electrified by 2022 including 10 fully electric cars
   
29/1/18 - 15:11   Zurich - publishes its UK gender pay gap
   
29/1/18 - 14:09   Boost for drivers - government backs clamp down on rogue parking firms
   
29/1/18 - 14:06   New accountability rules for insurers - senior execs held personally responsible for misconduct
   
29/1/18 - 13:53   Nationwide - technical training coming to a site near you
   
29/1/18 - 13:09   JATO - diesel car registrations in Europe fell by 7.9% in 2017, whilst SUV registrations reached a record 4.56 million units
   
29/1/18 - 13:02   Consumer Intelligence - car insurance premiums increase 9.6% in a year
   
29/1/18 - 13:02   Consumer Intellignce - car insurance premiums increase 9.6% in a year
   
29/1/18 - 12:41   ABP Club Women's Automotive - register now to attend the first meeting of 2018: Tuesday 27 February: hosted by Volvo
   
29/1/18 - 12:30   Italy: Autopromotec Conference (13-14 June 2018) in Bologna - digitisation and new mobility trends, the future of car repair
   
29/1/18 - 12:22   Mazda - dealer profitability grows in 2017
   
29/1/18 - 12:17   Confused.com London Motor Show - World’s first Tesla-based production Shooting Brake (QWest) at this year’s event
   
29/1/18 - 12:15   Britain’s most critical industries are being warned to boost cyber security or face hefty fines
   
29/1/18 - 12:07   Axalta Coating Systems - new global product names: HyperDyne, ChromaDyne and Lumeera
   
29/1/18 - 11:58   Porsche - "Porsche does not regard Level 5 automation – driving without a steering wheel, brake and accelerator pedal – as a priority"
   
29/1/18 - 11:17   Work over wellbeing - automotive professionals struggle to balance work and fitness; 1 in 3 admit they don’t do any exercise at all
   
29/1/18 - 10:59   Northern Ireland: Wilsons of Rathkenny – Ballymena-based repairer awarded full Volvo Bodyshop Approval
   
29/1/18 - 10:19   Xpress Centres - opens its 20th same-day bodywork repair centre
   
29/1/18 - 10:06   Northwood Coachworks - joins the Fix Auto UK network as Fix Auto Northwood
   
29/1/18 - 10:02   Road Haulage Association - neglected roads cost hauliers millions and need urgent investment
   
29/1/18 - 09:49   Covéa Insurance - "industry-leading" partnership with Audatex; Covéa’s customers can send pictures of damaged vehicle direct to repairer
   
29/1/18 - 09:44   BODYSHOPS BEWARE: IFB - reveal 29 January as the day drivers most likely to be a victim of crash for cash
   
29/1/18 - 09:38   AMA Group - owners of Gemini Aus confirm £303.7m acquisition bid from private equity firm, Blackstone
   
29/1/18 - 03:09   Audatex UK - "The rising costs of repair in the claims process"
   
29/1/18 - 03:00   Apprenticeship - new starts down 41% since levy introduced in April 2017 (compared to same period in 2016)
   
27/1/18 - 09:24   Brexit - David Davis, Philip Hammond, Greg Clark write to businesses with plans for the implementation period
   
26/1/18 - 14:46   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - £1m fine for One Call Insurance and its ceo for misuse of client money
   
26/1/18 - 14:32   Fix Auto World - appoints two new members to Board of Directors, David Marshall and Robert Hattem
   
26/1/18 - 14:17   Volvo Trucks (no connection to Volvo Cars) - to start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019
   
26/1/18 - 14:05   Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Europe - owners of InsureTheBox relocate to new office in Leadenhall Street
   
26/1/18 - 09:27   Sherwin Williams - CEO John Morikis provides more detail on progress with the Valspar integration
   
26/1/18 - 09:08   Sherwin-Williams (inc Valspar) - 2017 results: sales up 26% to $15 billion; profits up 17% to $2.3 billion
   
26/1/18 - 08:19   Watchstone (formerly Quindell) - trading update; after disposals, "group enters 2018 a far simpler business"
   
26/1/18 - 01:11   RAC - quality of UK roads hangs in balance as pothole-related breakdowns continue to rise, up 11% in Q4
   
26/1/18 - 00:55   Stoneacre - "our 11 bodyshops continue to go from strength to strength"; rapid repair Cube performing well
   
25/1/18 - 15:05   Atticus Innovation - new accident management company breaks new ground in service and cost controls
   
25/1/18 - 14:20   ABP Club member request: Anyone recommend anyone sensible on Ford Courtesy car deals?
   
25/1/18 - 13:48   PwC - 40% of the mileage driven could be done in autonomous vehicles and 55% of cars set to be electric in 2030
   
25/1/18 - 13:37   Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) - uninsured motor claims increasing after ten years of falls
   
25/1/18 - 12:19   Operation Drive Insured - tackles uninsured driving on Scotland’s roads
   
25/1/18 - 12:14   HMRC - halts thousands of scam text messages
   
25/1/18 - 12:08   Environment Agency - car breaker given £3,952 penalty for waste documentation offences
   
25/1/18 - 11:57   New MOT categories to be introduced in May
   
25/1/18 - 11:48   FairSquare - launches UK’s first fully independent multi-brand new and used car sales & finance platform
   
25/1/18 - 11:35   Spain: Verizon Telematics - continues European expansion with acquisition of Movildata Internacional
   
25/1/18 - 11:23   The Local Government Association (LGA) - national roads receiving 52 times more funding than councils' local roads
   
25/1/18 - 11:12   Fix Auto Manchester East - celebrates its 10th anniversary with the network
   
25/1/18 - 10:56   Leeds Clean Air Zone (CAZ) - Fleet air quality summit comes to Leeds
   
25/1/18 - 10:20   Privilege car insurance - Taureans are the worst drivers, whilst Scorpios rule the road with the least amount of accidents
   
25/1/18 - 09:57   Carillion – trade credit insurers expect to pay just over £30 million to help businesses recover, says the ABI
   
25/1/18 - 09:50   USA: Tesla – Fortune reports a Tesla Model S doing 65mph in “autopilot” mode has crashed into a fire engine near Los Angeles
   
25/1/18 - 09:37   "I’m fed up of receiving nuisance calls about road accidents I have not even had and I run a claims management company"
   
25/1/18 - 08:43   Vertu (Bristol Street) - trading update; "toughening market conditions"; cautious outlook for 2018
   
24/1/18 - 15:30   Keoghs - Privilege Insurance (UKI) succeeds in tort of deceit and contempt of court actions against claimant in landmark Gentry appeal
   
24/1/18 - 14:29   Halliwell Jones - plans submitted for new BMW & MINI car dealership in Wilmslow, including bodyshop and aftersales facility
   
24/1/18 - 14:11   AutoRaise - welcomes S&G Response as a Platinum Partner
   
24/1/18 - 13:53   Porsche - 718 Cayman voted Best Sports Car under £50,000 at What Car? Awards
   
24/1/18 - 13:48   All-new London Motor Show Live arena - road-going technology like autonomous braking is set to be showcased
   
24/1/18 - 12:39   Labour Force Survey - UK employment level hits joint highest since 1971; job vacancies reach a new peak
   
24/1/18 - 12:31   Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) - calls for dynamic road-user pricing based on where, when and how motorists drive
   
24/1/18 - 11:58   Lindleys Autocentres - Nottingham car service garage is now accepting virtual currency, Bitcoin, to pay for car repairs
   
24/1/18 - 11:51   Ford - want to feel good? forget kissing, football and dancing – get a sports car
   
24/1/18 - 10:50   Kennedys - law firm secures first authoritative court guidance on ‘fundamental dishonesty’ in PI claims
   
24/1/18 - 10:19   HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) - a third of tax returns are outstanding a week before deadline
   
24/1/18 - 10:08   Covéa Insurance - launches InsureTrek Initiative in support of IUAD (Insurance United Against Dementia)
   
24/1/18 - 10:05   GEM Motoring Assist - calls for better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers
   
24/1/18 - 09:51   “Canny” used car buyers are ignoring the diesel scare stories plaguing new car sales
   
24/1/18 - 09:45   SEAT - Ateca claims victory in Crossover category of Company Car Today Awards
   
24/1/18 - 09:25   Tesla Model S P100D race car prepared by Electric GT Holdings - passes official FIA crash test ahead of Electric Production Car Series debut
   
24/1/18 - 09:07   Carillion - Auto Claims (UK) Services Ltd formed 17 Jan 2018 by Darren Swann, director of Auto Claims (UK) Ltd
   
24/1/18 - 02:39   ABI - average motor premium in Q4 2017 hit a record high of £493; rising repair bills partly to blame
   
24/1/18 - 02:03   Volvo - new XC40 wins What Car? Car of the Year and Best Family SUV awards; XC60 wins What Car? Safety Award
   
24/1/18 - 02:02   Thatcham - sponsor What Car? Safety Award; Volvo XC60 is winner; VW T-Roc and Subaru XV are highly commended
   
24/1/18 - 01:10   What Car? - who were the Car Safety award judges? What they were looking for? How did they choose the winners?
   
24/1/18 - 00:55   Land Rover - new limited edition (999 examples) 2-door Range Rover SV Coupé to be launched at Geneva Show
   
24/1/18 - 00:41   2018 What Car? awards - full list of all winners and finalists
   
23/1/18 - 14:15   Admiral - deny charging more for Mohammed to insure a car rather than John
   
23/1/18 - 14:12   12 million Brits have been involved in, or witnessed, a parking dispute
   
23/1/18 - 14:10   SEAT - true fleet sales up 50% in 2017
   
23/1/18 - 14:03   Financial Reporting Council (FRC) - fines Tenon £1million for misconduct on Quindell audit in 2011
   
23/1/18 - 13:43   KP Garage and Bodyshop, Westbury - partner with UK Youth charity to help young people design and build a BMW
   
23/1/18 - 13:22   Sytner Group McLaren Manchester - opens state-of-the-art facility in Wilmslow, Cheshire
   
23/1/18 - 12:03   LEVC (London EV Company) - black cab driver from Chingford takes delivery of new TX electric taxi
   
23/1/18 - 11:03   Cooper Solutions - nominates local charity, Guy’s Gift, as its charity of 2018
   
23/1/18 - 09:49   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - in 2017 the number of live telematics based policies reached almost one million, up 30%
   
23/1/18 - 09:44   Inchcape - appoint Nigel Stein as new Chairman
   
23/1/18 - 09:41   USA: Symach - Rowley’s, part of Axiom Accident & Hail Repair in Colorado, installs Symach FixStation equipment
   
23/1/18 - 09:34   Young Driver - 2017 saw UK’s largest pre-17 driving scheme increase lesson sales by over 30%
   
22/1/18 - 19:43   LV - 2 men who murdered Guy Hedger (LV marketing and brand director) sentenced to 34 years in jail
   
22/1/18 - 14:00   National Windscreens - appoints Colin McIntosh as training and compliance manager in Scotland
   
22/1/18 - 13:49   Sytner Group - Elite Technician Challenge returns in 2018
   
22/1/18 - 13:26   Vauxhall statement - meeting between Carlos Tavares (PSA) and Len McCluskey (Unite the Union) re UK car production sites
   
22/1/18 - 12:30   Confused.com Willis Towers Watson - car insurance set to break record prices and reach £900 by end of 2018
   
22/1/18 - 12:21   RAC Foundation - almost 3,500 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are substandard
   
22/1/18 - 11:40   Auto Windscreens - gains airside approval
   
22/1/18 - 11:36   BMW Specialist Cars - test drives Gratnells trolleys
   
22/1/18 - 11:30   Audatex - Audaconnect update: from 31 March 2018 Audatex will be switching off the Audaenterprisegold manual export functionality
   
22/1/18 - 10:55   UK and France to strengthen links in tech sector and artificial intelligence
   
22/1/18 - 10:45   Sewells - company car drivers start considering their next company car almost the instant they pick up keys to their current car
   
22/1/18 - 10:41   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - consults on widening access to the Financial Ombudsman Service for small businesses
   
22/1/18 - 10:36   The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) - HMRC urged to plug the gap on electric car charging
   
22/1/18 - 10:30   SEAT - "This is how a car is painted: 84 robots and 5,000 litres of paint"
   
22/1/18 - 10:10   Bosch Automotive Aftermarket - launch new online technician training solution for learning management
   
22/1/18 - 09:57   MotorEasy - used diesel cars break down three times more than petrol
   
22/1/18 - 09:50   Fix Auto UK - new Compliance Team headed by the newly appointed Gary Churcher, Head of Compliance and Andy Higgs, Regional Ops Manager
   
22/1/18 - 09:35   SMMT - 7 in 10 new cars available with driver assistance systems; road accidents fall 10% in five years
   
22/1/18 - 09:19   CV-Library - advertised salaries and jobs increase across the automotive industry
   
22/1/18 - 08:19   Autocar - "UK road accidents down 10% in past five years thanks to new safety tech"
   
21/1/18 - 23:41   Audi - ordered by Germany's KBA motor transport authority to recall 127,000 cars for emissions cheat software
   
21/1/18 - 15:43   Government - launches new Office for Product Safety and Standards; it will NOT cover vehicles
   
20/1/18 - 02:24   Consumer Intelligence - the top 10 insurance brands for claims satisfaction as voted for by consumers
   
19/1/18 - 14:15   BBC - "Will we ever be able to trust driverless cars?"
   
19/1/18 - 14:07   National Apprenticeship Awards - Lookers and Volvo feature in Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list
   
19/1/18 - 14:03   Churchill - vandalism costs drivers £1.9 bn; 3 million motorists affected each year at average cost of £661
   
19/1/18 - 13:55   Trak Global - telematics data analysis helps send man to jail for twenty years for manslaughter
   
19/1/18 - 07:59   esure - CEO Stuart Vann steps down with immediate effect; Darren Ogden becomes interim CEO; profits up c.30%
   
18/1/18 - 20:23   Practical advice on BS10125 inspection - can you help a fellow ABP Club member ?
   
18/1/18 - 20:23   Can someone recommend a waste management company to a fellow ABP Club member?
   
18/1/18 - 17:33   AW Repair Group - open first dedicated Fast Finish Centre in Denaby Main, South Yorkshire
   
18/1/18 - 15:22   WNS - Q3 results: payments to repair centres in 3 months to 31 Dec 2017 down 42% on last year to £2.59m
   
18/1/18 - 14:48   GYS - extends its GYSFLASH range with 2 new advanced chargers specifically developed for 12V lithium batteries
   
18/1/18 - 14:43   CitNOW - buoyant used market to get tech boost in 2018
   
18/1/18 - 14:40   PPG - worldwide Q4 results: "continued above-market performance in automotive refinish coatings"
   
18/1/18 - 14:32   Allianz - the nightmare possibility of having your car hacked and remotely controlled
   
18/1/18 - 14:27   EXCLUSIVE: Autoflow - bought by directors of Vizion Network; "a huge financial investment by the Vizion board"
   
18/1/18 - 13:25   Mercedes-Benz Cars UK - annual Retailer Awards at the O2 for "One Big Night" with Take That and Dermot O'Leary
   
18/1/18 - 08:56   MoT test - government decide to keep first MoT test at 3-years, rather than 4-years they had proposed
   
17/1/18 - 14:03   Government - businesses can apply for funding to develop new battery technology for electric vehicles,
   
17/1/18 - 12:41   Mercedes - estimate that 25% of its new and used vehicle sales will be completed online by 2022.
   
17/1/18 - 09:41   McLaren Automotive - unveil Yorkshire manufacturing centre that will make their carbon fibre tubs from 2019
   
17/1/18 - 09:35   INFINITI - to launch first pure electric vehicle in 2021
   
17/1/18 - 09:33   Land Rover - limited run of 150 original Defenders with V8 engine badged 70th Edition on sale at £150,000 each
   
17/1/18 - 09:23   NAHL (inc National Accident Helpline) - trading update: underlying operating profit in line with expectations
   
16/1/18 - 17:17   CAPS (Common Automotive Platform Standard) - new end user licensing agreement underpins GDPR compliance
   
16/1/18 - 17:02   Aviva - Andrew Morrish (Motor Claims and Technology Director of Aviva UK) moves to Aviva UK GI Claims Director
   
16/1/18 - 14:06   Vauxhall - appoint Stephen Norman as Managing Director
   
16/1/18 - 13:59   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - appoint new md for UK, Arnaud Leclerc (ex PSA Groupe UK)
   
16/1/18 - 13:52   Vauxhall - 1-year free insurance on Corsa - underwritten by Ageas; all repairs done at Vauxhall bodyshops
   
16/1/18 - 13:45   Looking for a SMART repairer in Northern Ireland - can you help a fellow ABP Club member?
   
16/1/18 - 13:40   Audatex - confirm manual export functionality in Audaenterprisegold will be switched off on 31 March
   
16/1/18 - 12:24   Carbon fibre repair volumes - can you help a fellow ABP Club member?
   
16/1/18 - 12:23   Kwik Fit Tyre guide - can you help a fellow ABP Club member?
   
16/1/18 - 12:05   Ford - step up electric vehicle race; $11bn investment will bring 16 fully electric & 24 plug-in hybrids by 2022
   
16/1/18 - 11:50   honcho - new mobile app where insurers will bid for your car insurance business launches in July
   
16/1/18 - 11:30   Autotalks - the problem of coordinating autonomous and manned vehicles
   
16/1/18 - 11:12   1 in 13 lorries tested by the DVSA have been found to be fitted with an emissions cheat device
   
16/1/18 - 10:10   Inflation rate - CPI down slightly to 3.0% for last 12 months; RPI up slightly to 4.1%
   
16/1/18 - 09:06   Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Europe - to buy remaining 24.99% of insurethebox; Mike Brockman departs
   
15/1/18 - 21:17   AM Awards - full list of all finalists for the 23 awards; no award for bodyshops; ceremony on 8 Feb
   
15/1/18 - 14:29   Carillion - guidance for repairers and guidance on Auto Claims (UK) Ltd who provide accident management for Carillion
   
15/1/18 - 14:05   Mercedes - new G-class body shell is a variety of steel grades; wings, bonnet and doors are aluminium; on sale in UK summer 2018
   
15/1/18 - 12:44   ContractHireAndLeasing - unprecedented demand for hybrid sees Golf top December leasing enquiries
   
15/1/18 - 12:40   Audatex - dip in new car sales and rise in used cars could lead to an increase in demand in the independent repair sector
   
15/1/18 - 12:33   Sika - continues sponsorship of Rinspeed AG concept vehicle
   
15/1/18 - 12:19   IFED - Daud Khan sentenced to 2 years in prison for being instigator behind two "crash for cash" plans
   
15/1/18 - 11:02   Netflix – driving the rise in car leasing
   
15/1/18 - 10:57   insurethebox - telematics data and forensic investigations prove that car was hit with hammer to inflate value of insurance claim
   
15/1/18 - 10:53   Porsche - sets new records for deliveries; 2017 sales up 4% on previous year - 246,000 vehicles sold worldwide
   
15/1/18 - 10:46   USA: Axalta - StarLite named 2018 Automotive Colour of the Year
   
15/1/18 - 10:32   Take part in ILC day on Wednesday, 14 February - wear red to work and donate to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity!
   
15/1/18 - 10:26   Inchcape Volkswagen - Vince Cable MP visits car dealership in Twickenham to discuss apprenticeships in the automotive sector
   
15/1/18 - 10:25   SMMT - Black knocks white off the top spot as UK’s favourite new car colour for first time in five years
   
15/1/18 - 10:20   MG Cannon Accident Vehicle Repair Centre, Westbury - achieved the BSI Kitemark for Vehicle Damage Repair
   
15/1/18 - 10:14   Markerstudy - announce strategic partnership with insurance software provider, Quotall
   
15/1/18 - 09:23   Aston Martin - targeting floatation this year at value of £5 billion, reports Bloomberg
   
15/1/18 - 08:44   National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme - record 1.4 million UK drivers attended "retraining course" last year
   
12/1/18 - 15:05   Audatex - confirm they have received new pricing from paint companies; now with AZT for processing
   
12/1/18 - 15:03   AXA UK - new management structure; Claims Director, Chris Voller, to retire; replaced by Waseem Malik
   
12/1/18 - 14:54   Car Paint Warehouse - appoint Colin Thompson
   
12/1/18 - 14:48   UK motorcycle sales - down 18% in 2017 to 105,000
   
12/1/18 - 14:41   HPI CrushWatch scheme - saves £94m of uninsured vehicles in 2017 from being crushed
   
12/1/18 - 14:39   Michelin and Kwik Fit - 40% per cent of cars have a tyre that is dangerously / very dangerously underinflated
   
12/1/18 - 13:39   insurethebox (Aioi Nissay Dowa) - telematics data and forensic investigations prove false car damage claim
   
12/1/18 - 12:29   Government - only 5 councils have taken advantage of the £4.5m funding pot for electric car charge-points
   
12/1/18 - 12:22   Paul Sykes (former Audatex UK MD) - joins ControlExpert UK Ltd as Regional Managing Director
   
12/1/18 - 11:49   S&G Response - deliver record year of growth with further plans for expansion in 2018
   
11/1/18 - 07:48   Alton Cars - continues to grow with opening of their 12th Accident Repair Facility in Sheffield in May 2018
   
11/1/18 - 07:28   Marshall Motor - trading update; "2017 Performance Ahead of Previously Upgraded Expectations"
   
11/1/18 - 02:55   James Alpe Ltd, Clitheroe - delighted to receive official BMW and MINI bodyshop approval
   
11/1/18 - 02:32   TIDAL (The Independent Distributor Alliance Ltd) - appoint 12th partner, Fisher Motor Factors in Lincolnshire
   
11/1/18 - 01:39   AW Repair Group - celebrate 1st birthday of new Nottingham branch
   
10/1/18 - 14:22   Death announced of Bryan Phillimore, the former MD of Aplin Phillimore Associate & creator of Network Q
   
10/1/18 - 14:09   Shortlist for UK Car of the Year 2018 announced – 13 cars from 74 entrants
   
10/1/18 - 14:06   RAC - nearly a quarter of a million cars broken into in 2016
   
10/1/18 - 14:06   Cazana - review of the UK Automotive Market 2017
   
10/1/18 - 14:03   CV Library - automotive industry stands strong as one of the top sectors for a pay rise in 2018
   
10/1/18 - 13:54   British Coatings Federation (BCF) - renewed confidence reported for the UK coatings industry despite Brexit
   
10/1/18 - 11:35   EuroNCAP - 2017's safest cars; Volvo XC60 was best overall performer
   
09/1/18 - 14:05   ABTA - 1 in 5 Brits have been approached about making a compensation claim on insurance for holiday illness
   
09/1/18 - 13:47   AA - former chairman Bob Mackenzie pursues employment tribunal over sacking; AA are "astonished"
   
09/1/18 - 13:28   Spies Hecker - a day in the life of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Paint Shop
   
09/1/18 - 11:38   Axalta - 65th Annual Global Automotive 2017 Color Popularity Report: white is the number one colour choice worldwide
   
09/1/18 - 10:03   petrol and diesel - hit highest price level since Dec 2014
   
09/1/18 - 09:32   Vauxhall - cut further 250 jobs at Ellesmere Port; 650 of the 1,800 jobs have now gone since PSA acquisition
   
09/1/18 - 09:01   Diesel cars - Aston University predicts "slow death"; by 2025 will be just 15% of new car sales in the UK
   
09/1/18 - 08:41   Hastings - Chairman Mike Fairey leaves in May - replaced by CEO Gary Hoffman; Toby van der Meer becomes CEO
   
09/1/18 - 01:54   Hyundai - NEXO is name of new "mass-market" production hydrogen fuel-cell car; availability begins early 2018
   
09/1/18 - 01:45   Kia - set out plans for electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles; fuel cell EV to launch in 2020
   
09/1/18 - 00:16   Government - no change at top of Departments of Transport (Grayling), BEIS (Clark) and DEFRA (Gove)
   
08/1/18 - 19:48   Government - solicitor David Gauke becomes 6th Justice Secretary since May 2010
   
08/1/18 - 14:46   Hyundai announce partnership with Aurora to bring self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021
   
08/1/18 - 14:37   Volkswagen Group - announced strategic partnership with leading self-driving technology company Aurora
   
08/1/18 - 14:33   Volkswagen Group - new FAST initiative with suppliers is working well
   
08/1/18 - 14:15   Halo - open their 7th site; new site is in Eastleigh; more sites planned for 2018
   
08/1/18 - 14:07   AkzoNobel - launches new website for Sikkens Vehicle Refinishes
   
08/1/18 - 14:03   Nvidia - announces AI-assisted vehicles with VW on new campervan (I.D.Buzz) and Uber on autonomous taxis
   
08/1/18 - 09:25   Go Ultra Low - sales of 100% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles grew 27% last year to 46,500
   
06/1/18 - 00:06   Payment Services Regulations - surcharges for paying by card banned from 13 Jan; changes to pre-authorisations
   
05/1/18 - 22:29   NIBS Group - add Coachfinish NI to the membership to cover Northern Ireland
   
05/1/18 - 16:30   Fix Auto UK - sponsor Power Maxed Arenacross UK Tour (Freestyle Motocross - performed on a motorbike)
   
05/1/18 - 14:13   Can you help an ABP Club member with guidance on your policy towards "vaping" in the worksho?
   
05/1/18 - 14:09   Motor Trader magazine - Julian Buckley takes over as new editor, replacing Curtis Hutchinson
   
05/1/18 - 14:06   Manchester solicitor Andrew Clinch - suspended for 2.5 years for paying unlawful referral fees for claims
   
05/1/18 - 13:52   LA Law Ltd - Brighton law firm specialising in Road Traffic Accident claims closes with loss of 24 jobs
   
05/1/18 - 13:41   BMW Group - deliver 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017; 25 fully electric and plug-in hybrid models by 2025
   
05/1/18 - 13:34   SMMT - top 10 selling models in 2017
   
05/1/18 - 12:10   SMMT - van market down 3.6% in 2017 however pick-up market grew 7.8%
   
05/1/18 - 11:47   Co-op Insurance - 25 new apprentices join The Co-op Insurance Apprenticeship programme
   
05/1/18 - 11:05   Sad news of death of Tom Cardall of MIPA Paints; funeral on Mon 15 Jan
   
05/1/18 - 10:34   SMMT - UK new car market in 2017 fell 5.7% to 2.54 million; diesels down 17.1%; hybrids/EVs 119,800 up 34.8%
   
05/1/18 - 02:09   2017 New Car Sales - fell 5.4% to 2.57m, includes 105,500 hybrid/plug-in hybrid cars and 13,500 electric cars
   
05/1/18 - 01:52   ACH (Accident Claims Handlers Ltd) - director Miles Savory prosecuted for unlawfully obtaining personal data
   
04/1/18 - 12:54   Autodata - reveals the most serviced vehicles of 2017
   
04/1/18 - 11:38   Chargemaster - UK’s biggest network of electric vehicle charging-points plans £170m float in June says Sky News
   
04/1/18 - 11:24   ClickMechanic - adds machine learning algorithms to its quote engine to give accurate fully priced estimate
   
04/1/18 - 10:19   RAC - more pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years
   
04/1/18 - 08:48   Cambria - trading update: new car sales down 16%, used cars down 9%; two group bodyshops closed
   
04/1/18 - 08:28   Saga - changes to Group Executive structure include Gary Duggan (ex BGL Junction) as CEO of Saga Services
   
04/1/18 - 03:12   Rainbow Group - Richard Thorogood (ex Nationwide and Seward) joins as partner; new site acquired in Reading
   
04/1/18 - 02:37   Audatex UK - aware of recent announcements on refinish paint price increases; working on updating their pricing
   
04/1/18 - 02:12   Liverpool Arena Car Park Fire - ABI say motor insurers to pay out an estimated £20 million to customers
   
04/1/18 - 02:09   Liverpool Arena Car Park Fire - Copart send their mobile Response Unit to Liverpool
   
03/1/18 - 20:37   VRA (Vehicle Recyclers’ Association) - new name for the MVDA (Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association)
   
03/1/18 - 17:13   PPG - to discuss paints and coatings technology for Autonomous Driving and EV Batteries at Automobili-D Conference
   
03/1/18 - 14:48   Bodyshop magazine - 2018 awards event will be at Birmingham Metropole on 28 September
   
03/1/18 - 14:47   Zipcar - new Zipcar Flex, their ‘floating’ car sharing service is now available to nearly 3.5m Londoners
   
03/1/18 - 14:43   Volkswagen Group UK - new paint and distribution contracts with Spies Hecker, Glasurit, NIBS and Morelli
   
03/1/18 - 14:23   Automotive Glass Europe - record year in 2017; new ADAS calibration centre in Ireland
   
03/1/18 - 14:16   Markerstudy - Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited to acquire Markerstudy Group Insurance companies subject to regulatory approval
   
03/1/18 - 14:14   Carpenters - become latest IFB affiliate member
   
03/1/18 - 14:08   AkzoNobel - appoints Renier Vree as CFO for Specialty Chemicals
   
03/1/18 - 14:05   City AM reports the New Year's Eve multi-storey car park fire in Liverpool could mean £2m+ payout
   
03/1/18 - 11:34   Baldwins Repair Group - enters its 15th year
   
03/1/18 - 11:28   71% of UK adults are “not confident” that driverless cars will be a safe form of transport
   
03/1/18 - 11:21   Nissan - 'Brain-to-Vehicle' technology redefines future of driving
   
03/1/18 - 11:15   Motor Ombudsman - drivers urged to make a resolution to use a Motor Ombudsman-accredited garage when buying or servicing a car
   
03/1/18 - 10:56   Zurich - acquires Bright Box to strengthen capabilities in connected cars
   
03/1/18 - 10:37   RAC - 6,000 drivers caught at least twice for driving distracted using a handheld phone
   
03/1/18 - 10:33   What Car? - 130% spike in online car buying research between Christmas Day and the day after Boxing Day
   
03/1/18 - 10:27   ACIS - crash repair market could drive UK productivity improvements
   
03/1/18 - 08:36   Markerstudy Insurance Group - acquired by Qatar Re
   
02/1/18 - 14:20   Circle Leasing - appoint Tom Hadfield (ex Fix Auto) as Head of Sales and Marketing
   
02/1/18 - 14:16   WBC - Steve Peart of new owners iRG confirms all 41 staff were TUPEd over
   
02/1/18 - 14:02   comparethemarket - average premium up 35.5% (£199) in last 5 years; CPI inflation in same period was 7.4%
   
02/1/18 - 13:39   DVLA - what thousands of people on Christmas Day did on-line with the DVLA inc 8,550 taxing their car
   
02/1/18 - 13:22   Severn Bridges - toll price reduction from 8 January; government confirm toll free from 31 Dec 2018
   
02/1/18 - 12:24   Endsleigh - sold by Zurich to A-Plan Insurance (owned by Hg Capital)
   
02/1/18 - 08:51   Watchstone (formerly Quindell) - Stefan Borson is new Group CEO, succeeding Indro Mukerjee
   
02/1/18 - 03:06   Liverpool - fire at Liverpool Echo Arena car park destroys 1,400 vehicles
   
02/1/18 - 02:50   ABP Website in 2017 - 1.25 million visits; 4.5 million pages viewed; 16.4 million hits
   
01/1/18 - 14:38   FT - "Britain’s insurers find a sympathetic ear in Downing Street"
   
31/12/17 - 12:11   2017 - top 15 news stories read by ABP Club members on the Forum
   
31/12/17 - 01:40   UK 2017 car sales - by manufacturer together with commentary
   
31/12/17 - 01:25   Belgium: Brussels - launches new low-emissions zone (LEZ) on 1 Jan 2018, following Antwerps LEZ in Feb 2017
   
31/12/17 - 01:18   Koenigsegg - see video of £1.4m Regera supercar being crash tested
   
29/12/17 - 11:49   Mini - offer increased personalisation via the use of 3D printing for side scuttles and interior trim,
   
29/12/17 - 11:29   Auto Trader - reveals most searched for cars in 2017: BMW 3-series tops chart followed by VW Golf and Mercedes C-class.
   
29/12/17 - 11:19   LV= and Allianz - complete first stage in the creation of their new joint venture general insurance business
   
28/12/17 - 01:55   Geely - (owner of Volvo Cars) spend $3 billion acquiring largest shareholding in Volvo AB, truck and bus maker
   
26/12/17 - 20:14   Department for Transport - charging for road works is helping to improve journeys and reduce congestion
   
24/12/17 - 10:32   Audi - recalls 1.27 million cars worldwide due to possible problems with some electrical connections
   
23/12/17 - 19:17   Government - considering a "pay-per-mile" scheme for all UK lorries to cover the cost of damage to roads
   
23/12/17 - 19:11   Government - launches consultation on which roads to include in new Major Road Network
   
23/12/17 - 19:06   Kindertons - pay £500 compensation to British Army veteran after they falsely demanded compensation for a crash
   
22/12/17 - 16:39   WBC - bought from administrators by Steve Peart's iRG Group; all 41 jobs saved
   
22/12/17 - 14:11   USA: LKQ - Terry Fortner promoted to the position of Vice President of Insurance, Sales and Marketing
   
22/12/17 - 14:10   Churchill - 371,820 cars written-off in 2016; 900 of them on Xmas eve and 300 on Xmas Day
   
22/12/17 - 14:04   Allianz and LV - regulators grant approval for new joint venture combining both companies motor businesses
   
22/12/17 - 13:56   CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) - Ant Gould, director of faculties and former Post mag editor leaves
   
22/12/17 - 13:51   'Volkswagen emissions scandal' - Transport Minister, Jesse Norman, calls for owners in UK to be "compensated"
   
22/12/17 - 13:17   ABP Club - offices closed from lunchtime today until 9am Tues 2 Jan; news items will still be posted on Forum
   
21/12/17 - 19:53   Audi - extends UK scrappage scheme until the end of March 2018 (extra three months)
   
21/12/17 - 19:48   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - THANKS for a record year in 2017! from Les Brooker - Minden Dust Extraction
   
21/12/17 - 19:45   AW - convoy Tower donations to homeless Trust
   
21/12/17 - 13:12   Sika - appoint Grove Group as preferred partner for UK automotive refinish market
   
21/12/17 - 11:18   Vehicle type-approval and market surveillance - EU ambassadors endorse agreement to revamp the sector
   
21/12/17 - 11:09   New car CO2 emissions RISE for the first time in 14 years as anti-diesel measures spark a mass return to petrol engines
   
21/12/17 - 11:00   Londoners can tweet #SOSBattery on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to receive a free package of batteries delivered straight to their door
   
21/12/17 - 10:32   Labour rates and discounts - ABP Club investigates...
   
21/12/17 - 10:19   ABI - European Commission proposes delay to the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)
   
21/12/17 - 09:57   Christmas Cars help motorists save for Christmas shopping
   
21/12/17 - 09:47   Don’t get caught out by festive flooding: Insurers stand ready throughout the Christmas period
   
21/12/17 - 09:44   Allianz - welcomes brokers to new Southampton Commercial premises
   
21/12/17 - 09:42   IFED - GP ordered to pay back £183,752.50 for involvement in fraudulent PI claims
   
21/12/17 - 09:38   FCA Statement on EU Withdrawal - "supportive of open markets and free trade in financial services"
   
21/12/17 - 09:33   Octo Telematics - UK telematics users save over £160 million on car insurance premiums in 2017
   
21/12/17 - 09:30   Germany: Deutsche Post DHL Group, StreetScooter and MANN+HUMMEL - launch the first emission neutral vehicle worldwide
   
20/12/17 - 14:13   Apollo Motor Group – raises £940 for the Southampton General hospital
   
20/12/17 - 13:59   WorldSkills Winners! - read all about it in the latest edition of Auto Body Professional
   
20/12/17 - 13:37   Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) - wishing you a healthy and wealthy 2018!
   
20/12/17 - 13:24   Farecla - Jason Thomas wins charity boxing match at the weekend!
   
20/12/17 - 12:56   hpi - helps motorists make an informed choice on petrol or diesel vehicles
   
20/12/17 - 11:33   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - market to pick up in January as dealers look to restock forecourts for the New Year
   
20/12/17 - 11:31   Go Ultra Low - savings on fuel and tax from a 100% electric car could cover the cost of Christmas for average household (£645)
   
20/12/17 - 11:28   EV charge point use in Scotland up by almost a half
   
20/12/17 - 10:49   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - just 33% of van drivers will be taking time off over Christmas
   
20/12/17 - 10:46   20mph zones in Bath and North East Somerset - rise in death and serious injury rate
   
20/12/17 - 10:26   PPG Refinish UK - announces Mark Clarke as new National Sales Manager
   
20/12/17 - 10:23   CitNOW - video a ‘must’ for experienced car buyers
   
20/12/17 - 08:57   Government - launches complaint handling service of Small Business Commissioner to ensure fair payment
   
19/12/17 - 21:19   EDAM Group - puts team in driving seat to highlight dangers of driver distractions
   
19/12/17 - 16:11   Sad news of death of Raymond Long, former president of VBRA and father of Charles Long
   
19/12/17 - 15:46   Government - consult on changes to Highway Code to allow remote control parking and Motorway Assist
   
19/12/17 - 13:43   Auto Body Professional Winter 2017 magazine - available to read online, NOW!
   
19/12/17 - 13:18   NBRA - feature on Channel 4 programme, Supershoppers
   
19/12/17 - 12:57   Nissan - production of all-new Nissan LEAF begins in Europe; deliveries in February
   
19/12/17 - 12:53   SEAT - launches new fleet section of website
   
19/12/17 - 07:26   GoCompare - to acquire MyVoucherCodes for £36.5m
   
18/12/17 - 23:11   National Apprenticeship Week 2018 - takes place 5 - 9 March with theme of "apprenticeships work"
   
18/12/17 - 22:08   Revive! - expands its mobile "Flying Squad"
   
18/12/17 - 17:15   ACIS - L&I Eaton Edinburgh set to save 20% in costs through the reduction of waste and inventory losses thanks to ASCRIBE
   
18/12/17 - 12:07   EY General Insurance Industry Outlook 2018 - "the motor insurance industry will enjoy a rebound... "
   
18/12/17 - 11:56   McGurk Performance Cars - Aston Martin specialist opens new showroom in Kineton, Warwickshire
   
18/12/17 - 11:50   Allianz - secures finding of dishonesty against claimant law firm, GSD Law
   
18/12/17 - 11:44   Energy Cost Advisors (ECA) - announce new partnership deal with AutoRaise
   
18/12/17 - 11:33   Andrew Page - expands in Eastleigh with a 40% bigger branch
   
18/12/17 - 11:06   Ultra-green car league table - Mitsubishi Outlander remains top
   
18/12/17 - 10:28   Jardine Motors Group - launches new apprenticeships scheme
   
18/12/17 - 10:06   RoSPA - one-day Driver Development course awarded What Van? Safety Award
   
18/12/17 - 09:59   RAC - more than 11 million getaway trips by car before Christmas Day
   
18/12/17 - 09:50   What Car? Car of the Year Awards - long list nominees for 40th anniversary Awards revealed
   
18/12/17 - 09:49   Audatex - appoint Simon Meredith (ex PPG) as Key Account Manager
   
18/12/17 - 09:43   Are our jobs making us fat and unhappy? - a third of automotive professionals say so
   
18/12/17 - 08:10   Redde plc - trading update; continued growth in first half of their financial year
   
18/12/17 - 00:41   BMW -build Euro 100 million test-track in Czech Republic for testing of self-driving and electric vehicles
   
18/12/17 - 00:32   Aston Martin - preparing for floatation in Q3 / Q4 2018 or a trade sale valuing business at £2 billion +
   
18/12/17 - 00:24   Sytner Group - acquires high quality independent retailer, The Car People, who sell 18,000 used cars per annum
   
15/12/17 - 15:20   Royal Wedding - Prince Harry and Meghan to marry on Saturday 19 May in Windsor; same day as FA Cup final
   
15/12/17 - 14:37   ABI - insurers "bill for vehicle repairs in Q3 was £1 billion - up 16% on the same period last year"; "up 46% in last 4 years"
   
15/12/17 - 14:21   Thatcham Research - ceases after-market parts certification services; role now carried out by TÜV Rheinland AG
   
15/12/17 - 14:14   HMG Paints - winners of inaugural CSR and Student of the Year awards at annual BCF Awards night
   
15/12/17 - 14:06   Toyota - 50% of sales will be electrified by 2030; announce agreement with Panasonic on battery development
   
15/12/17 - 13:54   Volvo Car UK - opens its advanced new £6m Training and Development Centre in Daventry
   
15/12/17 - 13:47   WBC Automotive, Bristol - formal notice of administration; continues to trade whilst buyer sought
   
15/12/17 - 01:15   PPG - Board of Directors authorizes $2.5 billion share repurchase program
   
14/12/17 - 20:39   ABI - Christmas shopping this weekend? How about a dash cam...
   
14/12/17 - 20:35   HGV Driver shortage - RHA sets the record straight
   
14/12/17 - 20:12   Reminder: Please support Jason in his fight against cancer
   
14/12/17 - 20:00   The Ben Ball - annual charity event raised over £135,000
   
14/12/17 - 14:00   Call for news! Tell us about your year, thank your customers and colleagues, tell us about your Christmas plans or what's in store for 2018
   
14/12/17 - 13:36   Octo Telematics - extends telematics insurance to Autonet sales network to sell at point of new car purchase
   
14/12/17 - 13:02   Covéa Insurance - appoints Carolyn Callan, Head of Small Business and Schemes and Nicki Crabb, Schemes Development Manager
   
14/12/17 - 12:23   Premier Prince Michael International Road Safety Award - role of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) recognised as a life-saver
   
14/12/17 - 12:19   Morelli - 60th Anniversary Diamond Ball raises £3,500 for AutoRaise
   
14/12/17 - 11:48   Around five million motorists admit to driving when over the limit
   
14/12/17 - 11:35   Revive! - named as one of the top 10 franchises in the UK in the latest industry league table
   
14/12/17 - 11:27   The Motor Ombudsman - expands alternative dispute resolution team after demand for service grows
   
14/12/17 - 11:14   Go Ultra Low - companycar drivers could save £3,974 in Benefit in Kind rates & £3,402 in fuel savings over three years with a 100% EV
   
14/12/17 - 11:09   Audatex - introduces new Audaenterprisegold 4.0 features as part of latest data release
   
14/12/17 - 10:01   Mazda - 71% of drivers still want to be able to drive even if self-driving cars become commonplace
   
14/12/17 - 09:53   Steve Milner, Redashe Sales Director - sad news of his death
   
14/12/17 - 09:19   Dave Bond, Bitec - sad news of the death of former PPG and Trade Group industry colleague
   
14/12/17 - 08:52   Which? - loyal customers are being ripped off by not "haggling" with their car insurer
   
14/12/17 - 08:48   MG Cannon - Truscotts Peugeot choose and approve MG Cannon Plymouth Accident Repair Centre
   
13/12/17 - 13:53   Kia Motors - fleet managers say the number of accidents has dropped but the cost per accident has gone up
   
13/12/17 - 13:36   Suzuki GB - “Dealers of the Year” announced at annual conference on the Canary Island of Tenerife
   
13/12/17 - 13:10   Brake - tougher penalties for illegal mobile phone use behind the wheel undermined by lack of enforcement
   
13/12/17 - 13:05   RAC - Monday 11 December busiest 24 hours for breakdowns since 2010
   
13/12/17 - 12:10   insurethebox - risk of accident increases by 12% during winter months
   
13/12/17 - 11:57   Thatcham Research - reveals top ten safest cars of the year
   
13/12/17 - 11:46   Jennings Motor Group - service department's Phil Johnston celebrates 65th birthday, 15 years' service and retirement - on the same day
   
13/12/17 - 11:08   Thatcham - relaunched FIAT Punto scores unprecedented zero-star Euro NCAP rating
   
13/12/17 - 10:56   Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Professional - new guide aims to support driver recruitment, retention and engagement
   
13/12/17 - 10:49   Petrol and diesel likely to rise by up to 3p a litre in run-up to Christmas
   
13/12/17 - 10:43   LV= - confirm new General Insurance executive team: Steve Treloar appointed as Chief Executive of the General Insurance business
   
13/12/17 - 10:34   Trakm8 - telematics and big data firm invests in engineering facilities at its’ Shaftesbury office
   
13/12/17 - 10:25   Movac - wishes Ollie at JDH Joinery another successful racing season next year
   
13/12/17 - 10:15   The Banking Protocol - finance industry, police and Trading Standards unite to tackle fraud
   
13/12/17 - 10:09   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer new car finance volumes down 7% in October
   
13/12/17 - 10:01   H.R. Owen - Ferrari Service Centre in north London has been accredited as a Classiche-authorised workshop
   
13/12/17 - 09:50   ClickMechanic - more than half of UK adults believe that young girls are discouraged from a career in "male-dominated" mechanics industry
   
13/12/17 - 09:29   USA: Sika Automotive - returns as sponsor of 2018 North American International Auto Show
   
13/12/17 - 09:26   Highways England - intelligent roads network: drones to report back on incidents and cars spot and report potholes
   
12/12/17 - 21:25   Brunel University London - bags £9.6m for project on high volume production of High Strength Aluminium alloys
   
12/12/17 - 21:20   IAAF- report on last weeks Annual Conference
   
12/12/17 - 21:16   IAAF (Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation) - Annual Award winners
   
12/12/17 - 17:38   IFED - man sentenced after making 13 false insurance claims for damage to his car against Royal Mail and NFU
   
12/12/17 - 14:14   Potential UK energy crisis - gas prices up 58%, major oil pipeline cracked, gas processing facility shut
   
12/12/17 - 13:44   Volkswagen Group - UK Paint and Body fantasy-football Sports Challenge Cup wins award at B2B Marketing Awards
   
12/12/17 - 12:55   Leasecar - potholes in the spotlight
   
12/12/17 - 12:26   ABP Club 2018 Media Pack is available NOW! Get in touch for your copy...
   
12/12/17 - 11:45   Germany: Cruden - new dSPACE integration package makes easy work of combining driver and hardware-in-the-loop simulations
   
12/12/17 - 11:37   Spies Hecker calendar 2018 - for the love of the job
   
12/12/17 - 09:57   Sweden: Volvo Cars - 'real' drivers start testing autonomous cars on public roads in Gothenburg from today
   
12/12/17 - 09:50   Junair - recent upgrade project at Protek Bathgate
   
12/12/17 - 09:48   Inflation rate - CPI up slightly to 3.1% for last 12 months- highest since Mch 2012; RPI down slightly to 3.9%
   
12/12/17 - 09:42   DENSO - develops world’s largest automotive head-up display
   
12/12/17 - 09:26   USA: Second-Hand Car? - Mustangs destined for scrapheap get new life as high end watches
   
12/12/17 - 09:20   JBR Capital - top ten supercars purchased via loans during 2017
   
11/12/17 - 13:11   Page Automotive Group - acquire their sixth site, G.C. South Accident Repair Centre in Southampton
   
11/12/17 - 12:31   FCA - sets out its approach to authorisation and its approach to competition
   
11/12/17 - 12:27   Geoffrey Insurance - named as overall winner at Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards 2017
   
11/12/17 - 12:22   Allianz and Marmalade - drive new telematics partnership
   
11/12/17 - 12:12   Auto Trader - used diesel prices see monthly decline in November, but are still up year-on-year
   
11/12/17 - 12:10   Ford - UK scrappage scheme extension into 2018
   
11/12/17 - 12:08   MG - pledges further growth following aftersales success; parts sales up 62% year-on-year in YTD
   
11/12/17 - 12:07   LKQ - to acquire leading European aftermarket parts distributor, Stahlgruber, for Euro 1.5 BILLION
   
11/12/17 - 12:03   Allianz Worldwide Partners UK - comes together to raise £41,300 for Children in Need
   
11/12/17 - 12:03   Co-op Insurance - severe weather sees 50% increase in collision claims
   
11/12/17 - 11:17   Justice Committee - new inquiry into Government proposals for whiplash claims; written submissions welcome
   
11/12/17 - 08:27   Sabre Insurance - shares begin trading today on London Stock Exchange
   
11/12/17 - 00:58   Drive Assist - today is fifth anniversary of their administration; owed £7million to 150 bodyshop businesses
   
08/12/17 - 22:25   Severn Bridges - tolls will be VAT exempt from 8 January, thus reducing before abolition by the end of 2018
   
08/12/17 - 14:07   Crah-for-cash - Mehmet Yavuz and his family of six receive jail sentences for £100,000 fraud against LV=
   
08/12/17 - 14:00   PRA (Prudential Regulatory Authority) - write to all UK general insurers about financial "stress test"
   
08/12/17 - 13:39   RHA - welcome news that Brexit negotiations are now moving on to phase 2 (transition & trade)
   
08/12/17 - 12:31   Insurance Times Awards - full list of the 33 winners plus all the finalists
   
08/12/17 - 11:08   AkzoNobel and Black Bear - to make powder coatings from old tyres
   
08/12/17 - 10:12   The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited (TIDAL) - Car Colour Services, Express Paints and Paintline join network
   
08/12/17 - 09:39   Kwik Fit - replacing 10-year-old diesel cars could reduce national fuel consumption by 173m gallons (but cost £97.3bn)
   
08/12/17 - 09:33   SEAT - maintains position as fastest growing brand in True Fleet; sales up 54% YTD
   
08/12/17 - 09:31   William Medcalf Vintage Bentley - polished or patinated copper hammer?
   
08/12/17 - 08:52   WBC Automotive - Bristol bodyshop goes into administration but continues to trade whilst buyer sought
   
07/12/17 - 13:45   £40 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - future electric vehicle batteries: long-lasting, cleaner, better
   
07/12/17 - 13:40   ABI - £33.3 million paid to motorists for repairing or replacing vehicles and in personal injury claims
   
07/12/17 - 13:28   RAC - issues warning to drivers as cold snap arrives
   
07/12/17 - 11:23   Suzuki Motorcycles - extends the three-year warranty period currently offered on all models
   
07/12/17 - 11:19   Plan Insurance – sponsoring Family Business United (FBU) with ‘The Santa Dash’ to collect and distribute items donated to local good causes
   
07/12/17 - 10:43   Gemini - enter 20 cars in 2018 REAL Rally; each site manager has a £500 budget to "go buy their own banger"
   
07/12/17 - 10:33   National Windscreens - drives ever higher standards with new key appointment
   
07/12/17 - 10:18   Japan: Nissan - robo-taxi trial will take place in Japan in March 2018
   
07/12/17 - 09:40   Auto Windscreens - introduces CitNOW to bolster transparency with partners
   
07/12/17 - 09:36   Ireland: Portlaoise Circuit Court - 40-year driving ban for man convicted of uninsured driving... for 28th time
   
06/12/17 - 14:16   Simon Bailes: Boundary 500 Santa Ride 2017 - 160+ bikes take party in charity bike ride for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice
   
06/12/17 - 12:42   Oracle Finance - Prestige car finance specialists "buck the Brexit trend" coming out on top to win a major European award
   
06/12/17 - 12:37   Peugeot Trafic - 9-seater minibus earns nearly 10 times asking price, reveals Cooper Solutions
   
06/12/17 - 12:30   Allianz - Solicitor struck off after Allianz and BLM expose false witness evidence
   
06/12/17 - 12:26   Zurich - pays 99% UK claims totalling £958m in H1; 99% of consumer motor claims paid
   
06/12/17 - 12:18   British Coatings Federation (BCF) - wins BSI’s Industry Leadership Award 2017
   
06/12/17 - 10:54   New TX eCity London Taxi - world’s most advanced electric taxi "ready for Londoners"
   
06/12/17 - 10:44   Revive! - helps charity, Save Our Soldier (SOS), to convert a caravan to become mobile coaching unit
   
06/12/17 - 10:39   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - supports Driving for Better Business campaign
   
06/12/17 - 10:29   IAM RoadSmart - social media addicts, drink and drug driving and mobile phone use worry drivers the most
   
06/12/17 - 10:25   FCA - fines Bluefin £4m for misleading customers
   
06/12/17 - 10:00   Allianz Worldwide Partners UK - Bruce Eaton Appointed as Head of Business Development
   
06/12/17 - 08:21   Saga - trading update: profits to be up 2% this year but falling 5% next year due to investment requirements
   
06/12/17 - 08:14   Sabre Insurance - set floatation price at 230p valuing company at £575m
   
05/12/17 - 23:33   Carlac - appoint Paul Washbrook (ex Axalta) to strengthen their Technical Support Team
   
05/12/17 - 23:20   Octo Telematics - completes acquisition of the usage-based insurance (UBI) assets of Willis Towers Watson
   
05/12/17 - 23:00   Co-op Insurance - more accidents and collisions occur TODAY (Tues 5 Dec) than any other day of the year
   
05/12/17 - 22:38   BS10125 - bodyshops requested to join the Committee which looks after the standard
   
05/12/17 - 22:28   Motofix Group - launch bespoke Professional Quality Control training programme, in conjunction with PAAS Ltd (Phil Archer)
   
05/12/17 - 17:39   What Car? - only 1% of car buyers are looking for electric vehicles despite Chancellor’s demonisation of diesels
   
05/12/17 - 11:15   Jason Thomas, Farécla Sales Manager for Scotland & Ireland - braving the boxing ring in the fight against cancer
   
05/12/17 - 11:12   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - on diesel: "Government is sending a confusing message to consumers"
   
05/12/17 - 11:11   RAC - new car sales figures "a mixed bag"
   
05/12/17 - 11:09   SMMT - UK car market declines in November as confusion over diesel continues to impact the market
   
05/12/17 - 11:04   Is it legal to use a mobile phone as a satnav?
   
05/12/17 - 08:55   Spain: DEKRA - opens Connected Car Test Area
   
05/12/17 - 08:50   USA: Audi - Audi A8 (first car in the world developed for conditional automated driving at Level 3) is at AI Conference in California
   
05/12/17 - 08:10   Petrol and diesel - at their most expensive for three years; average price went up by 2p a litre in November
   
04/12/17 - 14:18   Highways England - lift and complete 400 miles of roadworks across the country; lmost 99% of motorways and strategic A roads clear for Xmas
   
04/12/17 - 14:11   Ben - launches NEW mental health training programme exclusively for the automotive industry
   
04/12/17 - 13:55   Lodge Garage - Aylesbury-based car dealership and bodyshop backed by British Business Bank loan
   
04/12/17 - 13:29   Ingenie - young driver telematics insurer appoints Selim Cavanagh (ex Wunelli) as Chief Executive Officer
   
04/12/17 - 13:19   GEM - new drivers need to be taught manners and coping strategies
   
04/12/17 - 12:08   IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) - Post-Brexit restrictions could block 9 in 10 EU-born construction workers
   
04/12/17 - 11:58   Covéa Insurance - newly relaunched Commercial Vehicle policy to attract ‘white van man’
   
04/12/17 - 11:40   MoneySuperMarket - motorists pay 15% more to insure their cars in December
   
04/12/17 - 10:43   11 million motorists think driving tests should be retaken every five years to improve road safety
   
04/12/17 - 10:40   CitNOW - video helps treble sales of used Aston Martins for the Leven Car Company
   
04/12/17 - 10:38   RAC - new driving test manoeuvre "effectively contravenes rule 239 of the Highway Code"
   
04/12/17 - 10:33   Tracker - 96% of car owners vulnerable to relay attack by criminals
   
04/12/17 - 10:29   Admiral - women less likely to pass their driving test than men, new data shows
   
04/12/17 - 10:25   IAM RoadSmart - new style driving test will ‘deliver big safety benefits and save lives’
   
04/12/17 - 10:20   Next Green Car Awards 2017 - winners revealed
   
04/12/17 - 10:05   Admiral - young men claim 14% more on insurance than young women – and their claims are 46% more expensive
   
04/12/17 - 08:55   Personal Injury Awards from Claims Magazine (Barker Brooks) - full list of winners and finalists
   
04/12/17 - 08:27   Pendragon - strategy update: focus on used cars; sell US business; less premium brand franchise sites
   
01/12/17 - 12:43   Fix Auto Wellingborough - celebrates 10 years as a Fix Auto franchisee
   
01/12/17 - 09:59   Ford - Performance parts range of components
   
01/12/17 - 09:55   Driving Test - changes from Monday 4 December
   
01/12/17 - 09:40   Spraytech - Enfield bodyshop to host AutoRaise event on Saturday 9 December
   
01/12/17 - 09:22   Aviva - upgrades growth, cash and dividends targets
   
01/12/17 - 09:19   Revive! - reports "buoyant" trading
   
01/12/17 - 09:15   Direct Line - middle lane drivers are responsible for over half of all lane drifts committed by UK motorists on motorways
   
01/12/17 - 09:08   Consumer Intelligence - motor market moves into deflation
   
01/12/17 - 08:58   RAC - drivers caught using a handheld phone falls by 11% after introduction of tougher penalties
   
01/12/17 - 07:39   Axalta - ends acquisition discussions with Nippon Paint
   
30/11/17 - 14:05   ABI on Justice Select Committee report on Discount Rate - "no other comparable country in the world has set a Rate this low"
   
30/11/17 - 13:57   Data4Drivers campaign - EU rules needed to give drivers control of their vehicle data
   
30/11/17 - 13:31   HERE Technologies - acquire ATS Advanced Telematic Systems to power highly secure software updates for connected and autonomous cars
   
30/11/17 - 13:02   BVRLA - fleet industry ends the year with a positive outlook
   
30/11/17 - 12:22   Sandwell College, West Bromwich - IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry), Halfords Autocentres and Valeo join curriculum advisory board
   
30/11/17 - 12:16   Toyota - to introduce second generation Toyota Safety Sense (active safety features) package from 2018
   
30/11/17 - 11:41   Government, employers and education providers - embark on "ambitious" series of reforms to the technical education system
   
30/11/17 - 11:11   Allianz Worldwide Partners UK - lends a helping hand to Stripey Stork; bringing Christmas cheer to children across the UK
   
30/11/17 - 10:45   Plan Insurance blog: The Little Black Box Revolution - 5 reasons why you need telematics for your fleet
   
30/11/17 - 10:24   MoneySuperMarket - Sunderland named UK’s drink and drug driving capital
   
30/11/17 - 09:55   Volvo - new Steering Support system that claims 45% reduction in rear-end frontal crashes helps Volvo secure four Car Tech Awards
   
30/11/17 - 09:28   Access to Justice (A2J - "Government slashes savings from proposed whiplash reforms by over 50%" to £458m
   
30/11/17 - 09:22   Slater and Gordon - renew support for Access to Justice (A2J), campaign group against personal injury reform
   
30/11/17 - 08:22   Aviva - upgrades its financial targets including earnings growth; in 2018 will "fund bolt-on acquisitions"
   
29/11/17 - 12:46   Fix Auto Mid Devon - three potential apprentices "ready to sign-up" after Saturday's AutoRaise event
   
29/11/17 - 12:26   Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award 2017 winner revealed - Teeside University graduate, Tom Lingard
   
29/11/17 - 12:13   RAC - call for drivers to ‘slow down, make space and move on’ when passing breakdowns
   
29/11/17 - 11:17   South Africa: Fix Auto - hold launch event with speakers including David Lingham, Audatex and Andrew Marsh
   
29/11/17 - 11:05   SG Petch - servicing and bodyshop repairs contribute to increased sales at family run multi-franchise car & van dealer group
   
29/11/17 - 10:40   Thatcham Research - carmaker safety efforts hailed as eight vehicles score Euro NCAP 5 star ratings
   
29/11/17 - 10:36   Euro NCAP latest round of testing - seven of the eight vehicles tested receive a maximum five-star rating
   
29/11/17 - 10:21   China: Lynk & Co - 01 SUV becomes World's fastest selling car; 3-day pre-sales event sold out in 137 seconds
   
29/11/17 - 09:31   RMI - Chris Weeks (ex Innovation Group and Direct Line) appointed as Director of the NBRA and the VBRA
   
29/11/17 - 09:13   Farecla - the 2017 Convention was "well-organised and a fantastic networking opportunity"
   
29/11/17 - 09:02   MIB - tackling insurance application fraud through roadside enforcement
   
29/11/17 - 08:52   Volkswagen - committed to diversity of workforce at Group's first Diversity Conference
   
29/11/17 - 08:39   New Valeo Innovation Challenge to help students create a start-up - pitch new solutions in EVs, autonomous cars and digital mobility
   
29/11/17 - 08:28   Porsche - fleet of 100 Porsche available "on demand" from One Transport inc short rides in Central London for a flat fare of £20
   
29/11/17 - 08:19   Car Care Plan - motoring warranty and insurance products business expands Bradford base
   
29/11/17 - 08:18   Car Care Plan -
   
28/11/17 - 14:20   InAutomotive - ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider looking forward to Convention and Night of Knights 2018!
   
28/11/17 - 14:17   Christopher Hanford - former owner of North West Mini Motors,Glossop flees with £300,000 of enthusiasts money
   
28/11/17 - 14:16   NEW - ABP UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2017-2018 available NOW on-line
   
28/11/17 - 14:15   Federation of German Industries - automotive industry could run short of key raw materials for batteries
   
28/11/17 - 14:08   U-POL - Bodyshop Management System Award sponsor congratulates nominees and winners on "outstanding contribution and achievements"
   
28/11/17 - 14:02   The Freight Transport Association (FTA) - brexit borders are a european problem so don’t ignore the risks
   
28/11/17 - 13:57   iRG (Innovative Repair Group) - "proud" sponsors at this year's Night of Knights
   
28/11/17 - 13:45   AXA - appoints Scott Wheway as Chairman of the Board
   
28/11/17 - 13:35   Audatex - Tom Jackson (ex Glass's) named Chief Product Owner for Audatex UKSA to manage Audatex’s motor claims insurance portfolio
   
28/11/17 - 12:42   BCF Awards - celebrate best and brightest in the coatings industry
   
28/11/17 - 12:38   TIDAL - refinish distribution Alliance signs three-year supply agreement with PJM Group
   
28/11/17 - 12:31   GoCompare Car Insurance - young Londoners spend the most on their first set of wheels
   
28/11/17 - 11:26   FCA - publishes Final Summary of RBS’s treatment of SME customers referred to its Global Restructuring Group
   
28/11/17 - 11:14   Leasys UK (part of FCA, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Jeep and Fiat Professional brands) - rises to 21st position in FN50 2017 ranking
   
28/11/17 - 09:50   The Automotive Council - new Intelligent & Connected Vehicle product roadmap charts technological, social & infrastructural challenges
   
28/11/17 - 09:32   CitNOW study - over half of urban consumers consult video material before making a purchase
   
28/11/17 - 09:29   Solera - Tony Aquila recognized in the Dallas 500 as one of 2017's most powerful and influential business leaders
   
28/11/17 - 09:18   Lookers - doubling technical apprentice intake for 2017
   
28/11/17 - 08:57   Cooper Solutions - appoints John Hutchins (ex Click OK) as IT Support Analyst
   
28/11/17 - 08:53   ABI on the Industrial Strategy - insurance industry already helping Britain thrive
   
28/11/17 - 08:49   Horwich Farrelly - justice for Aviva policyholder after trial defeat overturned
   
28/11/17 - 08:38   Thatcham - offers guidance to drivers concerned about vulnerability to Keyless Entry theft
   
28/11/17 - 08:35   Farécla - strengthens marketing team
   
27/11/17 - 13:58   The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - Minister of State for Transport, John Hayes, requests meeting with the IMI
   
27/11/17 - 13:53   Autoglass - almost half of UK motorists call for a shake-up to the MOT to include the latest safety features
   
27/11/17 - 13:51   Insure The Box - compelling telematics evidence thwarts over £170,000 in fraudulent insurance claims
   
27/11/17 - 13:48   Volvo Product Technology Course - further date added: Wednesday 24 January 2018
   
27/11/17 - 13:27   Local authority parking profits - English councils made a record £819 million from their parking operations in the last financial year
   
27/11/17 - 13:12   Government - unveils Industrial Strategy to boost UK productivity
   
27/11/17 - 12:51   West Midlands Police - release footage of 'relay crime' where thieves to drive off in vehicles without needing to even see the owner’s keys
   
27/11/17 - 12:46   Aviva - all Aviva UK employees to get 26 weeks leave on full basic pay following the arrival of a new child
   
27/11/17 - 12:36   AkzoNobel - agrees to acquire V.Powdertech business to strengthen leading powder coatings business in South East Asia
   
27/11/17 - 12:30   Mirka - national finalist award recognises Mirka’s commitment to customer service
   
27/11/17 - 12:11   Porsche Cars Great Britain - welcomes new Managing Director, Alexander Pollich
   
27/11/17 - 11:56   RAC Insurance - 10% rise in vehicle vandalism in three years; "The cost of repairing vehicles is now greater than it’s ever been"
   
27/11/17 - 11:51   Ford - 470 young drivers trained at the three-day event at ExCeL London
   
27/11/17 - 11:47   Industry Insights - Service Certainty confirmed as Connected Solutions’ Image and Digital Partner
   
27/11/17 - 11:39   Continental Tyres survey - 47% of motorists think driving test should be updated to reflect new automotive technologies
   
27/11/17 - 11:33   Autocar - no new car on sale next year will meet ‘impossible’ Budget tax exemption
   
24/11/17 - 15:47   Fix Auto UK - appoints Michael McLaren to the newly created position of Head of Operations
   
24/11/17 - 14:55   ABP website - moving to new host due to continued growth: site will be down for up to 12 hrs from 10am Sunday
   
24/11/17 - 14:35   Government - 59% fall in apprenticeship starts in last quarter
   
24/11/17 - 14:27   Caffyns - H1 results; underlying pre-tax profit down 27% on turnover up 1%
   
24/11/17 - 14:16   Director of personal injury claims management company that made million of nuisance calls is banned for 7 years
   
24/11/17 - 13:59   IMI - £400m for electric vehicle charging infrastructure; how much for electric vehicle technician training?
   
24/11/17 - 13:47   Infiniti - new QX50 features first automotive use of SHF (Super High Formability) 980 MPa high-tensile steel
   
24/11/17 - 13:45   Infiniti - new QX50 features first automotive use of SHF (Super High Formability) 980 MPa high-tensile steel
   
23/11/17 - 21:31   IAM RoadSmart - speeding offences at six-year high
   
23/11/17 - 21:29   Police hand out £5.5million in fines for phone use since March
   
23/11/17 - 21:25   Allianz Worldwide Partners - calls for automotive industry to support roadside safety petition protecting recovery technicians
   
23/11/17 - 20:59   Brussels: The European Parliament - to discuss advancing autonomous driving acceptance at open events co-hosted by The Autonomous Club
   
23/11/17 - 16:00   Audatex - Dave Shepherd "thrilled" with award win at ABP's "fantastic convention and awards ceremony"
   
23/11/17 - 13:39   Jato - AFVS recorded 2nd highest market share ever following 9.9% decline in diesel registrations in Europe during October 2017
   
23/11/17 - 13:32   IMI - £400 million for electric charging infrastructure – how much for electric technician training?
   
23/11/17 - 10:09   BUDGET 2017 REACTION
   
23/11/17 - 09:57   Allianz - launches a data initiative to tackle SME Underinsurance
   
23/11/17 - 09:40   Zurich - increases its commitment to impact investments with "impact targets" including CO2 equivalent emissions avoidance
   
23/11/17 - 09:35   Seat Leon - triumphs at the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards
   
23/11/17 - 09:33   CitNOW - sales team grows as Ollie Parsons appointed UK Head of Sales and Client Services
   
23/11/17 - 09:27   Budget 2017 - 'Electric and driverless cars' and 'Funding for transport across England' and the National Minimum Wage rises
   
23/11/17 - 08:17   Sabre Insurance Group plc - announce share price for floatation; values company at £550m to £600m
   
22/11/17 - 21:05   Nexa Autocolor - named 2017 Paint Brand of the Year by repairers at the 2017 Night of Knights
   
22/11/17 - 20:56   Stanners - launches weld test vehicle to carry out specialist training at your bodyshop site
   
22/11/17 - 20:43   Bodyshop Solutions - 2017 Convention exhibitor enjoyed catching up with customers in a relaxed atmosphere
   
22/11/17 - 20:34   Industry Insights - sponsor of 2017 Night of Knights Estimating System Award set target to win an Award themselves next year!
   
22/11/17 - 20:33   Circle Leasing - Courtesy Car Provider of the Year Award winner, voted for by repairers, "will continue to strive for excellence in 2018"
   
22/11/17 - 18:50   Axalta - confirm they are in discussions with Nippon Paint about possible acquisition of Axalta
   
22/11/17 - 14:49   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - Budget 2017 a "missed opportunity"
   
22/11/17 - 14:45   Ageas - delighted to win the 2017 Motor Insurance Company Award for a "remarkable" 8th time in 10 years
   
22/11/17 - 14:41   Plan Insurance - "tone of positivity" at this year's Convention and Night of Knights
   
22/11/17 - 14:37   ECA Group - "delighted" to sponsor the 2017 Night of Knights Independent Bodyshop Group Award
   
22/11/17 - 14:31   Autumn Statement – driving simulators are the only way to test autonomous vehicles without risking road deaths or incidents
   
22/11/17 - 14:24   RHA - extremely disappointed that the Chancellor failed to reduce fuel duty in today's Budget
   
22/11/17 - 14:23   EFRA Chair diesel tax reaction - "many people bought [diesel cars] in good faith"
   
22/11/17 - 14:19   Over a quarter of people driving on business related trips speed because they set off too late
   
22/11/17 - 14:04   Downgraded growth (and maths, Jeremy Clarkson and Driverless Cars): Budget 2017
   
22/11/17 - 12:21   Allianz - launches new e-trade Mini Fleet proposition
   
22/11/17 - 12:07   Private parking companies gearing up for "Christmas bonanza"
   
22/11/17 - 11:14   Zurich - launches 'selfie' app to encourage people to buy life insurance
   
22/11/17 - 11:07   South West loses £3.9bn due to public sector pay squeeze
   
22/11/17 - 10:18   Honest John - just 322 early Mondeos remain as Ford that represented Blair’s Britain reaches major milestone
   
22/11/17 - 10:13   FMG - signs 3-year, 2,000+ vehicle management deal with leasing and fleet firm, KeyFleet
   
22/11/17 - 09:35   Fix Auto Mid Devon - hosting an AutoRaise apprentice open day this Saturday
   
22/11/17 - 09:29   Belgium: start of production of Volvo’s first ever small premium SUV
   
22/11/17 - 09:25   Leasecar.uk - British drivers will cover the distance to the moon and back during their motoring lifetime
   
22/11/17 - 08:59   Free Motor Legal - Why aren’t British motorists unlocking up to £200million of savings?
   
22/11/17 - 08:47   Cambria - results for y/e Aug 2017: "solid results in Group's 11th year, continued strategic progress"
   
22/11/17 - 00:06   Credit Hire Organisation (CHO) - sign agreement with Hill Dickinson for new data-sharing anti-fraud platform
   
21/11/17 - 23:41   Copart - Q1 worldwide results: 27% profit margin; profit up 11% on turnover up 21%
   
21/11/17 - 23:06   Axalta - merger talks with AkzoNobel ended due to all-cash offer from Japan’s Nippon Paint Holdings Co
   
21/11/17 - 22:56   AkzoNobel - merger discussions end with Axalta
   
21/11/17 - 13:56   Brian Currie DAF - students join Iain Stewart MP for Milton Keynes South at local truck dealer for 'Takeover Day'
   
21/11/17 - 13:47   CitNOW - secures second place in Thames Valley Business Awards 2017
   
21/11/17 - 13:40   REPOST FROM FORUM - can you help a member with advice on ADAS equipment?
   
21/11/17 - 13:31   A thank you from ABP Club - you've helped to raise a total of £13,262 for charity this year!
   
21/11/17 - 13:08   Co-op - 18% increase in motor claims expected this week
   
21/11/17 - 12:03   The Road Safety Foundation and Ageas - new interactive Road Crash Index: look up crash statistics in your area
   
21/11/17 - 11:37   Lightfoot - launches ‘driver perks’ to recognise better drivers as the solution to safer and more efficient fleets
   
21/11/17 - 09:15   Post magazine’s Digital and Insurtech Awards 2017 - winners and shortlist
   
21/11/17 - 09:05   MOT History Check - new, free and easy online tool to help motorists check a vehicle’s MOT history
   
21/11/17 - 08:45   Fix Auto Mid Devon - holding apprenticeship showcase event on Sat 25 Nov; up to 3 apprentices each year
   
21/11/17 - 08:30   EY - UK motor insurance market: 2017 profitability forecast to be close to breaking-even, and firmly in the black in 2018
   
21/11/17 - 08:27   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - Chancellor planning tax grab against diesel drivers
   
21/11/17 - 08:23   Dacia - to open its first ever pop-up at Westfieltratford
   
21/11/17 - 08:02   Marshall Motor Holdings - announce closure of 5 franchised dealerships and 1 used car centre
   
21/11/17 - 07:52   VisionTrack - scoops Connected Award at Post Digital Insurtech Awards for ‘fleet innovation’
   
21/11/17 - 07:47   USA: Sika Global Automotive - a Finalist for 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards for Innovation
   
21/11/17 - 01:58   Selsia - delighted with second place in the ABP Repairers’ Choice Awards Accident Management category
   
21/11/17 - 01:53   Selsia - announce partnership with AkzoNobel on new service for commercial vehicle fleet operators
   
21/11/17 - 01:33   Education and Skills Funding Agency - Eileen Milner starts her role as new Chief Executive
   
21/11/17 - 01:29   Volvo - to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive-compatible XC90 cars to Uber between 2019 and 2021
   
21/11/17 - 01:27   National Windscreens - publish new report for fleet managers on importance of ADAS windscreen mounted cameras
   
21/11/17 - 01:07   Belron (Autoglass parent) - owner D'Ieteren to sell 40% stake to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
   
20/11/17 - 14:46   Allianz - two Chinese insurers considered buying Allianz in September; talks were called off at early stage
   
20/11/17 - 14:23   Lloyds Banking Group - SMEs call on Government for more investment in transport and infrastructure
   
20/11/17 - 14:18   ABI - Budget 2017: "the raid on the responsible must end here"
   
20/11/17 - 14:13   World Skills 2019 - UK squad members for Refinish and Body Repair have been selected
   
20/11/17 - 14:11   Luciana the Lady Painter - former Gateshead College student launches a new vehicle repair business in Sunderland
   
20/11/17 - 14:03   Keoghs - minibus claims worth over £100k stopped dead in their tracks as Keoghs and Mulsanne Insurance prove fundamental dishonesty
   
20/11/17 - 13:47   Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) - appoint new head of department, DCI Andrew Fyfe, to tackle insurance fraud
   
20/11/17 - 13:41   ABP Recommended Business Service Provider: ECA Group - new for 2017/2018 includes LPG/Gas Oil savings
   
20/11/17 - 13:16   IMI - final amendment for Automated and Electric Vehicle Bill submitted by motor industry body
   
20/11/17 - 13:05   Co-op Insurance - motor claims increase by a fifth as Black Friday sales start
   
20/11/17 - 13:04   Skill Auto competition - winners of the 2017 Body Repair and Refinishing competitions announced
   
20/11/17 - 12:51   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: Radical Equipment - VW & Porsche Approval
   
20/11/17 - 12:33   A HUGE thank you to Night of Knights guests... you raised £3,902.50 for Rainbow Trust and AutoRaise!
   
20/11/17 - 12:22   What Car? - discounts on diesel cars more than 25% higher than petrol, as Chancellor looks to raise taxes
   
20/11/17 - 12:08   NEW ABP Club members' benefit: The Driving Seat - register now to attend a taster day in Thatcham OR Old Trafford (LIMITED PLACES)
   
20/11/17 - 11:55   Trak Global - partners with Giftcloud to reward good drivers
   
20/11/17 - 11:51   The Convention and Night of Knights photos are available to download for FREE - link below
   
20/11/17 - 11:28   Audatex UK - celebrates decade of winning Repairers Choice "Best Estimating System" at Night of Knights Awards
   
20/11/17 - 11:15   Audatex - celebrates a decade of winning ‘Best Estimating System’ at the 2017 ABP Club Night of Knights Awards
   
20/11/17 - 10:39   CarFinance 247 - almost 7 in 10 drivers (69%) have had at least one accident since they started driving
   
20/11/17 - 10:14   Car-O-Liner UK - sponsors the WorldSkills UK 2017 in Abu Dhabi last month, and the World Skills UK Competition, National Finals, last week
   
20/11/17 - 09:47   Islington Council - first local authority to introduce diesel surcharge for short stay parking
   
20/11/17 - 09:40   Fix Auto UK - D Sims Crash Repair Centre in Tonypandy joins as Fix Auto Tonypandy
   
20/11/17 - 09:31   RAC - diesel duty hike in the Budget would not encourage drivers to switch their vehicles
   
20/11/17 - 09:29   GYS - win second Tesla Approval
   
20/11/17 - 09:19   Driverless cars - Jaguar Land Rover testing them on a public road in Coventry
   
20/11/17 - 09:17   Brake - road collisions responsible for one in five trauma admissions to hospitals
   
20/11/17 - 07:58   Driverless cars - I drove one on M4 and it nearly killed me twice after making two huge mistakes
   
20/11/17 - 07:55   Driverless cars - Chancellor says they will be on Britain's roads by 2021
   
17/11/17 - 14:43   Tesla - new battery Roadster, "fastest production car ever made"; 0-60 in 1.9secs, 250mph, 600 mile range
   
17/11/17 - 14:41   Tesla - unveil their "Semi", a big electric articulated lorry with a 500-mile range for 2019 production
   
17/11/17 - 14:13   Selsia - appointed by Star to manage accident and bodywork repairs for its national fleet
   
17/11/17 - 14:03   Co-op Insurance - motor claims increase by a fifth as Black Friday sales start
   
17/11/17 - 13:57   IFED (Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department)- appoint new head to lead the fight against insurance fraudsters
   
17/11/17 - 13:50   VWemissionsaction - Slater & Gordon represented UK consumer action group against VW in court on 27 Nov
   
17/11/17 - 10:04   NEW - ABP UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2017-2018 available NOW on-line
   
17/11/17 - 09:58   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - new 2018 - 2019 edition of the biennial guide to be published in March 2018
   
16/11/17 - 13:36   Rise in number of untaxed vehicles on UK roads - plus £107m loss in tax revenue
   
16/11/17 - 11:53   HSE - vehicle recovery company and a recovery vehicles manufacturer fined after worker crushed to death
   
16/11/17 - 11:27   Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - growing debt blamed for putting half of teenagers off university
   
16/11/17 - 11:12   Lightfoot - Ian Thorn first winner of Lightfoot’s new Fleet Manager of the Week initiative
   
15/11/17 - 22:53   The 2017 Night of Knights Awards have just been announced!
   
15/11/17 - 12:35   Admiral - CEO urges Chancellor not to raise IPT
   
15/11/17 - 12:28   The Reep Group - vehicle advertising; the missed opportunity?
   
15/11/17 - 12:25   Thatcham Research - applauds European Parliament’s backing for mandatory AEB fitment
   
15/11/17 - 12:21   Lost Car Keys? - Auto Locksmith vs Car Dealer
   
15/11/17 - 12:16   REMINDER for guests joining us for the Night of Knights this evening - drinks reception sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-Car starts at 17:30
   
15/11/17 - 12:07   NEW Hybrid and Electric vehicle “Centre of Excellence” - for the Motorhog Group
   
15/11/17 - 12:01   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - calls for cut in fuel duty ahead of Budget
   
15/11/17 - 11:59   Nationwide - body repair technicians Michael Kilner to Compete in IMI Skill Auto Final!
   
14/11/17 - 20:49   Farécla - visit the Convention stand to check out the custom painted Speedster V3 open face helmet courtesy of Davida UK
   
14/11/17 - 20:34   Audatex - statement of AZT and Audatex on the Paint Calculation Changes
   
14/11/17 - 16:54   GoCompare - reject unsolicited proposal from ZPG plc
   
14/11/17 - 16:43   ABP Night of Knights - 250 bodyshop staff from 100 companies operating 500 sites are attending
   
14/11/17 - 15:14   Free Glaisyers Solicitors Legal Clinic at the Convention (plus a chance to win Fortnum & Mason champagne and chocolate!)
   
14/11/17 - 14:46   ABP Convention and Night of Knights Event Programme – available online, NOW!
   
14/11/17 - 14:12   A quick reminder of the 2017 Night of Knights Repairers’ Choice and Bodyshop Award Category finalists...
   
14/11/17 - 13:53   The Secrets of America’s Greatest Body Shops - the book (& man) that will challenge everything you know about accident repair...
   
14/11/17 - 13:44   Ready to meet the brilliant Night of Knights Guest Speaker, Matt King OBE?
   
14/11/17 - 13:39   Voting opens for 2018 What Car? Reader Award
   
14/11/17 - 13:33   L&I Eaton - supplier, AkzoNobel, helps to provides 'ninth winning formula'
   
14/11/17 - 13:27   ABP Convention and Night of Knights - open invite to the stand of Bodyshop Estimating Systems sponsor, Industry Insights
   
14/11/17 - 12:55   Allianz UK Financial Results - Q3(YTD) 2017: £36.4m drop in Operating Profit Q3(YTD) 2017 versus Q3 (YTD) 2016
   
14/11/17 - 12:44   ABP Annual Convention and Night of Knights – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
14/11/17 - 12:26   New MOT reminder service launches in beta
   
14/11/17 - 12:13   Body Perfect, Wrexham - bodyshop invests £500,000 to double capacity and facilities and looks to hire seven apprentices
   
14/11/17 - 11:42   Inflation rate - CPI unchanged at 3.0% for last 12 months; RPI up slightly to 4.0%
   
14/11/17 - 11:33   Brazil: Ford - create the Safe Cap, an innovative solution to travel fatigue
   
14/11/17 - 11:30   Intelligent Car Leasing - driverless cars survey: 61% in support of human controlled vehicles
   
14/11/17 - 10:03   Asset Protection Unit (APU) - £100,000 Porsche stolen from Birmingham bodyshop recovered
   
14/11/17 - 09:58   Derbyshire - crash for cash gang members ordered to pay back over £37,000
   
14/11/17 - 09:31   Ireland: Aviva (life insurance) - to acquire Irish insurer Friends First for £116m, pushing Irish market share in life insurance to 15%
   
14/11/17 - 09:27   U-POL are sponsoring the Bodyshop Management Systems Award at the #NightofKnights tomorrow in Birmingham
   
13/11/17 - 22:36   ABP Convention / Night of Knights - 562 delegates from 227 companies inc 18 of top 20 bodyshop groups
   
13/11/17 - 14:19   The ABP Club Tweet Wall is BACK! #NightofKnights to get on the BIG SCREEN
   
13/11/17 - 14:11   URGENT - are you coming to Wednesday's ABP Club Convention or Night of Knights? Please read this
   
13/11/17 - 14:09   Headline Partner: Bluegrasscoms - look forward to celebrating success in our industry at the Convention and #NightofKnights
   
13/11/17 - 13:57   Optal at #NightofKnights - FREE coffee and a chance to win Goodwood Festival of Speed tickets
   
13/11/17 - 13:36   The #NightofKnights Bodyshop Award finalists are announced!
   
13/11/17 - 13:23   Decision Technology - industry working group explore the use of behavioural science to tackle insurance fraud
   
13/11/17 - 13:14   TyreSafe - supports national roads policing initiative by handing out 2,000 digital tread depth gauges to traffic officers
   
13/11/17 - 13:12   Fix Auto UK - RB Bruce Coachworks, recently acquired by Fix Auto Perth owners, joins as Fix Auto Fife
   
13/11/17 - 12:09   Win an iPad or an Amazon Echo in the #NightofKnights Charity Prize Draw!
   
13/11/17 - 12:00   Lightfoot - in-vehicle fleet driver improvement technology shortlisted for 2017 Design in Innovation Awards
   
13/11/17 - 11:55   Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) - longest running Gold members celebrate more than five years at the top of their game
   
13/11/17 - 11:41   ABP Annual Convention and #NightofKnights – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
13/11/17 - 11:31   Glass’s - November Used Commercial Hero: Ford Ranger a "reliable 4x4 with plenty of on-road charm"
   
13/11/17 - 10:43   AW Repair Group - meet new panel, paint and MET apprentices: Harvey, Charlie, Jack, Ryan, Joshua and Leon (repost, with photo)
   
13/11/17 - 10:10   MotorEasy - adds new breakdown cover to its suite of car maintenance and ownership services
   
13/11/17 - 10:07   EMaC (part of the Innovation Group) - Renault dealer partnership delivers 733% year-on-year increase in Service Plan related revenue
   
13/11/17 - 10:05   Comparethemarket - Insurance premium tax costing young drivers £165 a year
   
13/11/17 - 09:05   AXA Group - simplifies operating model to accelerate its transformation; new executives in the leadership team
   
13/11/17 - 08:26   Highways England - install traffic lights on motorway junction of M6 and M62 to cut congestion
   
13/11/17 - 08:18   Government - 28% of cars are overdue for MoT test at any one time ; new reminder system launched
   
13/11/17 - 07:45   Sabre - confirms December for London Stock Exchange floatation valuing company at £213m
   
13/11/17 - 00:40   USA: Audi - to crack down on their approved bodyshops not following the manufacturer's repair procedures
   
10/11/17 - 14:44   ABP Convention / Night of Knights – best ever speaker line-up; over 550 already booked; 36 exhibition stands
   
10/11/17 - 14:29   AW Repair Group - six young people start their new apprenticeships
   
10/11/17 - 11:41   Mirka - promotion of Steve Smith creates new national sales manager
   
10/11/17 - 01:08   Lookers - Q3 trading update: "a positive financial performance"
   
10/11/17 - 00:56   Amazon - recruiting insurance professionals in London for new team looking to disrupt the UK insurance market
   
10/11/17 - 00:50   Fix Auto - new Fix Auto Fix & Go Isle of Wight to open by Xmas; 3rd Fix Auto site for Terry and Chris Clemens
   
10/11/17 - 00:11   Diesel - FT says higher taxes will be imposed on the sale of new diesel vehicles in the UK in the Budget
   
09/11/17 - 20:17   ABP Club Convention - in the fast lane with #NightofKnights Table Wine Sponsor: Sika
   
09/11/17 - 19:59   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights – meet an apprentice at the Gemini ARC stand!
   
09/11/17 - 19:56   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights – lunch is on Ezi-Methods!
   
09/11/17 - 13:47   A quick reminder of the 2017 Repairers’ Choice #NightofKnights Awards finalists...
   
09/11/17 - 13:43   UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2017-2018 - get your copy of the 'industry bible' at Convention next week!
   
09/11/17 - 13:34   By Miles - ABI BLOG: Co-founder and CEO of By Miles (PAYG motor insurer), James Blackham
   
09/11/17 - 13:01   Spies Hecker - congratulates Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport on a winning season #4TheTeam
   
09/11/17 - 12:41   cap hpi - switching from diesel vehicles leaves motorists out of pocket by £380+ per year
   
09/11/17 - 12:37   £84 million funding for artificial intelligence and robotics research and smart energy innovation announced
   
09/11/17 - 12:33   USA: NAVYA - 100% autonomous and electric shuttle bus involved in accident in first day or service in Las Vegas
   
09/11/17 - 12:02   Ford and Brake - 79% rise in mobile phone related collisions on UK roads since 2012
   
09/11/17 - 11:56   Autovista Group - “What does the WLTP introduction mean for your business?” - free whitepaper
   
09/11/17 - 11:41   Where is the automotive industry heading amidst more stringent emissions targets?
   
09/11/17 - 11:32   Mercedes-Benz - recognised at this year’s City & Guilds Group's Princess Royal Training Awards
   
09/11/17 - 10:17   Consumer new car finance volumes down 11% in September
   
09/11/17 - 09:05   These 213 businesses are going to the ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - are you?
   
09/11/17 - 08:56   Vauxhall (and Opel) - return to profitability by 2020: 2% automotive recurring operating margin & lower £€ break-even point (800k vehicles)
   
08/11/17 - 19:50   Ageas - difficult post-Ogden market hits UK pre-tax profits: 56% drop to €28.7m (9M 17) versus same period last year (CORRECTION)
   
08/11/17 - 14:18   ABI - IPT is unfair: video
   
08/11/17 - 14:09   Allianz - difficult post-Ogden market hits UK pre-tax profits: 56% drop to €28.7 (9M 17) versus same period last year
   
08/11/17 - 13:51