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ABP Club Car Body Repair News - January 2016

Below is a news headline summary. The full bodyshop news stories appear on the ABP Club members' forum.

29/1/16 - 17:29   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - names PPG as their "Sustainability Supplier of the Year"
   
29/1/16 - 15:55   WhoCanFixMyCar.com - data shows Audi body repairs are more expensive than those to BMW and Mercedes vehicles
   
29/1/16 - 14:53   RSA - completes sale of its Russian insurance business
   
29/1/16 - 14:42   Fix Auto - former McDonald’s UK communications expert, Cheryl Chung, provides consultancy services to Fix Auto franchisee network
   
29/1/16 - 13:45   RSA - union Unite to enter discussions with RSA to prevent 190 job losses at Birmingham office
   
29/1/16 - 13:45   RAS - union Unite to enter discussions with RSA to prevent 190 job losses at Birmingham office
   
29/1/16 - 13:04   The Greenwich Automated Transport Environment project - London's first driverless cars based on Heathrow 'pods'
   
29/1/16 - 12:58   Revive! - Craig Cavener appointed as UK sales manager
   
29/1/16 - 12:12   Land Rover - last ever Defender rolled off production line in Solihull at 9.25am today; the 2,016,933rd
   
29/1/16 - 11:54   LV - calls for full and fast action by Government as UK named world capital for whiplash
   
29/1/16 - 10:42   RAC - warns drivers with arrival of Storm Gertrude
   
29/1/16 - 10:34   Chubb (ACE) - announces underwriting leadership for product lines and professional lines appointments for UK and Ireland
   
29/1/16 - 10:13   Crash for cash - caught on camera: BMW driver slams on brakes in from of 14-wheel lorry on M57
   
29/1/16 - 09:47   Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) - targets 'slip and trip' fraudsters in two-day crackdown
   
29/1/16 - 09:41   Lotus - new cars registrations in the UK are the best since 2010; 375 sold in 2015, up 60% on previous year
   
29/1/16 - 09:35   Be Wiser Insurance - win National Apprenticeship Award (Large Employer of the Year) with over 250 apprentices
   
29/1/16 - 09:28   SMMT - why Europe matters: UK automotive firms speak out on critical business benefits
   
29/1/16 - 09:15   LV= - UK is world capital for whiplash claims – beating even the USA
   
29/1/16 - 08:15   USA: GM - forms team to hasten the development of self-driving (Autonomous) and electric cars
   
29/1/16 - 07:41   Solera Holdings - Q2 worldwide results; "continued benefits from our ongoing growth initiatives"
   
28/1/16 - 22:23   Direct Line - #directfix campaign helps Stuart 'Psycho' Pearce sign for UK's worst football club
   
28/1/16 - 19:18   European Commission - fines two car parts producers £105 million in antitrust cartel settlement
   
28/1/16 - 13:39   The Department of Local Communities and Government - information for business affected by flooding
   
28/1/16 - 13:14   RAC Business - successful NHS trial to fast track commercial drivers who display the symptoms of a sleeping disorder
   
28/1/16 - 13:10   Covéa Insurance - announces Personal Lines promotions
   
28/1/16 - 13:07   Insurance Fraud Register (IFR) - workshops to encourage insurers to use first industry-wide database of known insurance fraudsters
   
28/1/16 - 12:52   The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) - 50% of all faults found on MOTs could be avoided by simple maintenance
   
28/1/16 - 12:20   Eco Repair Systems - announces April training course dates for plastic fusion welding, small damage and medium panel repair
   
28/1/16 - 12:15   Mirka - new kit provides a cost-effective and easy to use solution for the removal of scuffs and scratches on a variety of glass surfaces
   
28/1/16 - 12:04   DfT - Roadwork rules change to reduce congestion
   
28/1/16 - 11:58   RMI / The Independent Garage Association (IGA) - independents to take more servicing work from franchised dealers
   
28/1/16 - 11:53   US: Google - self-driving car passes the "Woman-in-Wheelchair-Chasing-Duck" test
   
28/1/16 - 11:15   The AA - wins BusinessCar Awards 2016 Accident Management award, as voted for by readers
   
28/1/16 - 11:03   VisionTrack - launches next generation 3G vehicle cameras for fleets
   
28/1/16 - 10:56   RSA - 190 jobs at risk with closure of Birmingham office
   
28/1/16 - 10:35   TyreSafe - regular tyre checks will reduce thousands of road casualties and save millions of pounds
   
28/1/16 - 10:20   BMW Group - on the search to hire new talent for manufacturing apprenticeships
   
28/1/16 - 01:01   Government - UK employers facing talent poverty as skills shortages rise 130% in four years
   
28/1/16 - 00:56   National Apprenticeship Awards - full list of winners
   
28/1/16 - 00:55   The City & Guilds Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers
   
27/1/16 - 19:52   National Accident Repair Group - to hold their 2nd Annual Conference at the ABP Expo on Tues 15 Mch
   
27/1/16 - 16:15   Bond Dickinson - insurance lawyers win a landmark case for bus company Go North East against a fraudulent personal injury claim
   
27/1/16 - 15:59   National Police Chiefs’ Council - Christmas drink and drug drive campaign results: nearly 50% of people stopped found to be drug driving
   
27/1/16 - 15:48   Cap HPI - data reveals green cars the mostly likely to be stolen, clocked or written off
   
27/1/16 - 14:18   Easi-Drive - record £35m turnover for Manchester-based accident management firm
   
27/1/16 - 14:09   BSI / Baldwins - case study from BSI: what the new BSI Kitemark for vehicle repair means to the five-bodyshop-site Baldwins Group
   
27/1/16 - 13:50   BGL Group / Comparethemarket.com - owners of price comparison site planning meerkat stock market float
   
27/1/16 - 13:36   Cap (with HPI, part of Solera) - used car market stabilised in January as used values dropped by an average of just 0.5%
   
27/1/16 - 13:28   The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - CII apprenticeships guide launched in wake of changes
   
27/1/16 - 13:21   Junair Spraybooths - the very first Junair spraybooth, at Robinwood Garage, is still going strong... 26 years later!
   
27/1/16 - 13:14   Rainbow Trust - it’s that time again – ILC Day 2016: Friday 12th February. Get your company involved today!
   
27/1/16 - 12:54   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - new UK Exotic Car Collection at Heathrow includes Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari and Bentley
   
27/1/16 - 11:47   Winns - BDaily, an online business news publication, picks up on "Winns' Win With ABP", Repairers’ Choice Award for CMC of the Year 2015
   
27/1/16 - 11:08   AA - one in seven drivers suffer memory blanks driving, causing accidents - most likely - on familiar streets near home
   
27/1/16 - 10:57   Hyundai Motor - wins Best SME Aftersales Programme at Business Car Manager Awards for third consectve year
   
27/1/16 - 10:43   The Guardian - 10-30% insurance premium increase for motorists who attend a speed awareness course
   
27/1/16 - 10:17   Aviva - 2 in 5 businesses don’t believe they are at risk of cyber crime and 23% would not know what to do if they became the victim
   
27/1/16 - 10:04   RAC Telematics - wins BusinessCar Award for 92% crash detection accuracy
   
27/1/16 - 09:56   The Department for Transport - wants to increase penalty points and fines for using a hand-held phone whilst driving
   
27/1/16 - 09:37   Zurich - confirms appointment of Mario Greco as new CEO
   
26/1/16 - 17:33   Oct Telematics - announces milestone of 4 million worldwide connected users on the roads
   
26/1/16 - 14:25   Axa UK - first insurer to publish their own detailed claims statistics for motor, home and travel insurance
   
26/1/16 - 14:06   BodyKraft - to launch new £250,000 Fastrack repair centre in Kingswinford, West Midlands
   
26/1/16 - 13:49   National Windscreens - announce £1million investment to equip all 108 centres with ADAS calibration equipment
   
26/1/16 - 13:39   USA: NACE - ten vehicle manufacturers commit to the show in Anaheim, California on Thurs 11 and Fri 12 August
   
26/1/16 - 12:08   Tesco - criticised by supermarket ombudsman for putting their profit before fair treatment of their suppliers
   
26/1/16 - 11:29   Dave Perkins - funeral arrangements
   
26/1/16 - 11:13   FCA - Andrew Bailey appointed as new CEO (currently he is CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority)
   
26/1/16 - 10:50   ABI - reveal 99% of motor claims were paid out at average £2,160 per claim; 10% of policyholders made a claim
   
26/1/16 - 00:27   Accident Exchange - over 10,500 accidents expected on Friday 29 January, making it busiest day of the year
   
26/1/16 - 00:12   Asset Protection Unit (APU) - provide telematics evidence that leads to killer hit-and-run driver being jailed
   
25/1/16 - 14:14   Auto Body and Motor Claims Expo 2016 - 60 days till Expo!
   
25/1/16 - 14:03   RAC - UK could afford to lose around 80% of traffic lights that cause unnecessary delays which cause a loss of up to £16 billion a year
   
25/1/16 - 13:27   Office for National Statistics (ONS) - increase in car insurance fronting pushes up insurance related fraud offences by 24%
   
25/1/16 - 13:00   Czech Republic: ŠKODA - produces 18 millionth car
   
25/1/16 - 11:46   The Insurance Fraud Taskforce - calls for better data sharing; tougher regulation of CMCs and better customer service from insurers
   
25/1/16 - 11:05   Mayor of London / Safer Lorry Scheme - Borris Johnson unveils plan for extra windows to make lorries safer
   
25/1/16 - 10:49   Covéa Insurance - launches new Sterling Executive Motor Product
   
25/1/16 - 10:44   Brake / Arval - vehicle leasing and fleet management company partners with road safety charity to deliver training courses
   
25/1/16 - 10:42   Brake / Arval - vehicle leading and fleet management company partners with road safety charity to deliver training courses
   
25/1/16 - 10:27   Independent - angry readers ask "Why can't the insurers play fair instead of forcing customers to haggle on price?"
   
25/1/16 - 07:42   Mercedes boss, Dieter Zetsche - Apple and Google have made good progress on their automotive projects
   
25/1/16 - 07:21   Vertu (Bristol Street) - acquires 3 Honda dealerships from Lookera in Derby, Nottingham and Stockton-on-Tees
   
25/1/16 - 01:41   `Apprenticeships - government calls on public sector to have 2.3% of their work force as apprentices
   
25/1/16 - 01:30   Government - £40 million to drive green car revolution in Nottingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes and London
   
23/1/16 - 14:45   St David's Crash Repair / Easifix - family behind Wales' "great car crash con" on BBC One Wales - link to iPlayer
   
23/1/16 - 14:19   London - new average speed cameras at 32 sites covering an 11 miles stretch of A40 net £100,000 a month
   
23/1/16 - 02:10   Petrol and diesel sales - 2015 road fuel sales volumes in the UK were up 1.2% to highest level since 2010
   
22/1/16 - 14:02   The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - launch new website dedicated to women returning to work after a career break
   
22/1/16 - 13:51   I Love Claims (ILC) - Consumer Intelligence presents first ever “Best Motor Claims” awards, voted for by car drivers, at today's ILC Lunch
   
22/1/16 - 13:32   Motoring.co.uk - 7,500 motorists driving ‘illegally’ in the UK
   
22/1/16 - 13:26   Consumer Moneyfacts Awards - LV= wins Car Insurance Provider of the Year award
   
22/1/16 - 13:08   Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) - DCI Oliver Little takes on the role of leading the IFED team from DCI Angie Rogers
   
22/1/16 - 13:03   Direct Line - drivers in the North East are the safest, according to telematics data
   
22/1/16 - 13:02   BEN - Tracy Brislen, former Partnership Development Manager at BEN, departs after almost 12 years with motor charity
   
22/1/16 - 12:28   Direct Line - more than 14 million motorists drive damaged cars; damage to body work is the most common type of problem (44%)
   
22/1/16 - 12:12   St David's Crash Repair / Easifix - family behind Wales' "great car crash con" on BBC One Wales tonight (Friday) @ 9pm
   
22/1/16 - 11:52   Turkey: Axalta Coating Systems - MBA student at Sabanci University, Istanbul, receives the first annual Axalta Scholarship for 2015-2016
   
22/1/16 - 11:45   ABI - Alastair Ross appointed new ABI Head of Public Policy (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
   
22/1/16 - 11:18   Australia: MTAA and AMBRA - bodyshops urged to back call for a Senate Inquiry into the Motor Body Repair Industry
   
22/1/16 - 10:58   Auto Body and Motor Claims Expo 2016 - custom paint and airbrush superstar, Simon Evans, live "show painting" with Morelli
   
22/1/16 - 09:35   Brake - 1 in 35 drivers tested were over the legal limit in Scotland over Christmas and New Year
   
22/1/16 - 07:53   Government - "pricing of insurance products is a commercial matter for individual insurers"
   
22/1/16 - 07:42   Thompsons Solicitors - Government has no mechanisms to guarantee insurers pass on whiplash savings to motorists
   
21/1/16 - 14:23   Audi - car booked in for service taken for 106mph drive by dealership staff
   
21/1/16 - 14:10   121 Accident Management Ltd - director Mark John Jenkins receives 5-year director ban after company liquidated
   
21/1/16 - 14:10   121 Accident Management Ltd - director Constantine Nicholas receives 5-year director ban after company liquidated
   
21/1/16 - 14:04   NAB - seek clarification on parts usage for Redde plc (Helphire/Albany) contract
   
21/1/16 - 13:47   Laird - connected technology specialist completes acquisition of German-based telematics company, Novero
   
21/1/16 - 13:33   Canada: Aviva - acquires HBC General Insurance Co (home and motor insurer) for £281 million
   
21/1/16 - 13:33   Aviva and Ageas - agree industry-first IT portal to slash the cost of third party claims handling
   
21/1/16 - 13:30   AXA Insurance - gears up for Manchester mid-market push with new Branch Manager hire, Andy Williamson, ex Zurich
   
21/1/16 - 13:26   Zurich - article on the biggest technology trends and how they might affect customers now and in the future
   
21/1/16 - 13:20   Department for Education - standards rise as more pupils take core academic subjects at academies (govt not local council funded schools)
   
21/1/16 - 13:11   Department for Business, Innovation & Skills - more young people choose apprenticeships as choices grow for school leavers
   
21/1/16 - 13:01   Belgium: Symach - completes FixLine bodyshop project at Dennis Bogemans in Brussels
   
21/1/16 - 12:25   Northern Ireland: Fleet Financial - celebrates 20-year business milestone
   
21/1/16 - 12:10   121 Accident Management Ltd - director Glenn Paul Thwaites receives 5-year director ban after company liquidated
   
21/1/16 - 11:46   Covéa Insurance - Commercial Lines and High Net Worth business has been awarded the prestigious “Chartered Insurer” status by the CII
   
21/1/16 - 11:41   The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) - modernising consumer claims handling system; brokers could be facing a £19m FSCS levy
   
21/1/16 - 11:17   Covéa Insurance starts 2016 with two new community partnerships
   
21/1/16 - 11:12   IAM - head of driving advice, Peter Rodger, made an Honorary Life Member of the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO)
   
21/1/16 - 11:10   TVR - confirms first-ever, full-production, carbon fibre construction on its all-new sports car
   
21/1/16 - 11:07   Comparethemarket.com - appoints new Chief Operating Officer Jesper With-Fogstrup, joins from LateRooms.com
   
21/1/16 - 08:34   Nissan - new £26.5m investment project at Sunderland manufacturing plant secures EV battery innovations for the UK
   
21/1/16 - 08:29   SMMT - 1.6 million cars built in UK in 2015, highest for 10 years; 78% exported; JLR beat Nissan as top maker
   
21/1/16 - 08:14   Admiral - ten years since Admiral launched Multicar policy 3.7 million cars have been insured
   
21/1/16 - 08:10   USA: General Motors - launch Maven, a personal mobility solution; includes renting vehicles by the hour or day
   
21/1/16 - 07:31   Amlin (Summit Policies) - £3.468 billion acquisition by Mitsui Sumitomo to take place on 1 February
   
21/1/16 - 02:13   Office of National Statistics - average salary up 2.1% in last 12 months; highest ever level of employment
   
21/1/16 - 02:02   Global stock markets - fall into "bear-market territory" as oil hits 12 year low to around $27 barrel
   
21/1/16 - 01:51   Axalta Coating Systems - appoints Dan Key as Head of Global Operations
   
21/1/16 - 01:44   Standard & Poor’s - development of autonomous cars could shrink the size of the UK motor insurance market
   
21/1/16 - 01:24   AA Insurance Index - premiums up 10.4% in Q4 alone due to rise in premium tax (IPT); up 20.3% in 2015 to £626
   
20/1/16 - 20:05   National Accident Repair Group - announce KC Autos have joined; 8 of top 10 bodyshop groups now in network
   
20/1/16 - 12:28   Autofix Service and Body Ltd, Stroud - launch rebranded Prestige Group of businesses; now have 3 bodyshops
   
20/1/16 - 12:18   CitNOW - Jardine Motor Group, rolls out CitNOW video technology across its sales facilities.
   
20/1/16 - 12:13   IMI - Professional Register campaign shortlisted for an "Association Excellence Award"
   
20/1/16 - 12:03   IAEA - announce 2016 National Conference will at Coventry Transport Museum; David Cresswell as facilitator
   
20/1/16 - 09:57   IFED (Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department) - Vicki Mulholland from Aviva is seconded to help battle fraud
   
20/1/16 - 09:37   Zurich Insurance Group - Q4 trading update: UK storms will cost us $275m (£195m)
   
20/1/16 - 09:30   message from Audatex - 9.25am "continuing to experience calculation issues with AudaEnterpriseGold"
   
20/1/16 - 09:10   3D printing - how it could move into widespread use within the body repair industry
   
20/1/16 - 08:54   message from Audatex - 8.54am "currently experiencing calculation issues with AudaEnterpriseGold"
   
20/1/16 - 07:15   NAHL Group plc (National Accident Helpline) - trading update
   
20/1/16 - 01:41   Which? - reveals more cars breaking emissions limits; 95% of diesel cars emitted more NOx than permitted
   
20/1/16 - 00:57   Saga - over 50s account spent £42.4bn on motoring in the year to September 2015 = half of all motoring spend
   
19/1/16 - 17:30   Dave Perkins, Apollo Motor Group - sadly passes away
   
19/1/16 - 14:11   Nexa Autocolor - Increase productivity with the new 2K Plastic Additive for Primer
   
19/1/16 - 14:08   AkzoNobel - opens vehicle refinishes training centre in the UK
   
19/1/16 - 11:10   Aviva - new parking app - AppyParking - helps drivers find spaces and cheapest fuel
   
19/1/16 - 11:06   British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) / Acturis - cost of private car insurance premiums soars in the final quarter of 2015
   
19/1/16 - 11:03   Association of British Insurers (ABI) / British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - ensuring older people can access insurance
   
19/1/16 - 11:01   Saga - over 50s account for almost half of all motoring spend
   
19/1/16 - 10:57   Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Thatcham Research - head up group of 11 insurers in new autonomous cars initiative
   
19/1/16 - 10:47   VW - Kevin Rendell appointed to head up brand’s Service and Parts operation nationwide
   
19/1/16 - 10:45   GEM - welcomes Government plan to get tough on killer drink and drug drivers
   
19/1/16 - 10:38   Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) - rally legend Paddy Hopkirk, 82, appointed IAM ambassador to champion older drivers’ interests
   
19/1/16 - 10:31   VW - Volkswagen has made a list of non-governmental organisations’ (NGOs') “most hated” brands in the UK
   
19/1/16 - 10:16   IMI - regulations needed to ensure technicians are properly trained to work with electric cars or they "risk death"
   
19/1/16 - 09:46   Inflation rate - inflation remains negligible: CPI at 0.2% for last 12 months; RPI at 1.1%
   
19/1/16 - 01:54   Insurance Fraud Taskforce - Government welcomes measures to tackle insurance fraud
   
19/1/16 - 01:48   Government Insurance Fraud Taskforce final report calls on the Solicitors Regulation Authority to get tougher
   
19/1/16 - 01:11   LDV vans - go back on sale in the UK, but are now made in China by SAIC, owners of MG
   
18/1/16 - 22:00   Friends Reunited - web site that ITV bought for £175 million in 2005 is closed down due to lack of users
   
18/1/16 - 21:06   Autoglass (Belron) - appoint Oliver Sanger as their new Business Development Manager
   
18/1/16 - 16:30   Prime Minister and Business Secretary - host UK’s top businesses to celebrate employing thousands of apprentices
   
18/1/16 - 16:24   R-M - launches 12th international R-M Best Painter Contest
   
18/1/16 - 16:17   Tetrosyl Group - signs exclusive distribution deal for Hycote Paint
   
18/1/16 - 16:00   Direct Line - Dr Richard Ward appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director
   
18/1/16 - 13:47   The Floow - Sheffield-based telematics company will boost workforce by 50% in first quarter of 2016
   
18/1/16 - 13:36   TU Automotive - GM tells telematics hub - TU Automotive - 2016 is a "fundamental transitional time" for connected car development
   
18/1/16 - 13:11   Jato - full year 2015 combined registrations for Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain totalled 10.39 million units
   
18/1/16 - 12:44   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - latest Small Business Index (SBI) uncovers North-South divide in small business confidence
   
18/1/16 - 12:33   Tata Steel - to cut 1,050 UK jobs including 750 at Port Talbot in Wales - the UK's biggest steelworks - which is losing £1 million a day
   
18/1/16 - 12:22   LV= - Guidewire software will be used for underwriting, policy administration and billing
   
18/1/16 - 12:12   GoCompare - 1.7 million drivers admit to parked vehicle hit-and-run
   
18/1/16 - 11:31   US: Google – doesn’t want to “become a car maker” so is looking for automotive industry partners
   
18/1/16 - 11:04   US: World Patent Marketing - new invention for trucks: an LED signal light that lets drivers flash messages to other motorists
   
18/1/16 - 10:45   Thompsons Solicitors - launches ‘Small Claims, Big Impact’ campaign to challenge government attacks on people injured in RTAs
   
18/1/16 - 10:23   The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) - profitability remains strong as financial services firms focus on costs
   
18/1/16 - 10:12   CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey - profitability up across insurance sector; start-ups and FinTech companies "on the minds of insurance"
   
18/1/16 - 10:04   YourParkingSpace.co.uk - home owners and businesses turn empty parking spaces into £2 million
   
18/1/16 - 09:22   AA - just 4% of motorists believe car manufacturers and insurers should "own" data generated by their connected car
   
15/1/16 - 20:06   Hugh Nightingale - regular magician at annual ABP Golf Day and Night of Knights killed by falling tree
   
15/1/16 - 16:32   hpi - warns used car buyers to beware of water damaged vehicles hiding behind a temptingly low price tag
   
15/1/16 - 15:37   Slater Gordon Solutions - to handle fault and non-fault insurance claims for Brightside (top 20 broker)
   
15/1/16 - 15:24   Tom Smith Commercials and Alf Kymes in Lancashire - 8 arrested in huge stolen parts police swoop at scrapyards
   
15/1/16 - 10:27   HPI - warns used car buyers to beware of flood-damaged vehicles
   
15/1/16 - 10:23   PSA Peugeot Citroën - confirm compliance to French testing laboratory's pollutant emissions requirements
   
15/1/16 - 10:19   Autodata - landmark solution creates opportunities to easily embed technical data for mechanical repairs and diagnostics
   
15/1/16 - 10:14   Intertek laboratory - new Milton Keynes testing laboratory supports Britain’s booming plug-in vehicle market
   
15/1/16 - 10:12   RAC - sees 24% rise in vehicles damaged by potholes
   
15/1/16 - 08:33   BEN - charity launches Financially Fit initiative to help people struggling with financial worries
   
15/1/16 - 08:29   ACEA - European car sales up 9.3% in 2015; data by country and manufacturer group
   
15/1/16 - 07:31   Quartix Holdings plc (telematics company) - trading update; revenue and profits ahead of market expectations
   
15/1/16 - 07:18   Moneysupermarket.com Group - trading update; turnover up 14%; profit "a little ahead of market expectations"
   
15/1/16 - 01:23   VBRA - Malcolm Tagg left VBRA in November 2015 and is now chairman and director of VBTA Ltd
   
15/1/16 - 01:02   WNS - talk about the auto claims business and their ABS license enabling them to now provide legal services
   
14/1/16 - 13:16   Kwik Fit - car ownership rises fastest in Eastern England
   
14/1/16 - 13:09   ACE/Chubb - $27.9bn (£20.6bn) deal expected to complete today, Wednesday 14 January
   
14/1/16 - 13:04   US: Google Car - 13 near-miss incidents in two months
   
14/1/16 - 12:55   Renault - police raid several factories to check equipment; Renault shares fall wiping €5bn off the company's market value
   
14/1/16 - 12:43   Standards & Poor's (S&P) - Central Bank "failed" to regulate insurance sector
   
14/1/16 - 11:42   WNS (Holdings) Ltd - worldwide Q3 results; profits down 7.0% on turnover up 6.2%
   
14/1/16 - 11:41   AutoRaise / REAL / Rye Street Group - announce Industry Showcase Event to attract 14 - 16 year olds to the vehicle repair industry
   
14/1/16 - 11:02   Euro NCAP - Best in Class Cars of 2015 revealed; Volvo’s XC90 named best overall performance of 2015
   
14/1/16 - 10:34   IAM - calls for increased investment in roads answered, as councils spend more on road projects
   
14/1/16 - 10:30   RAC - petrol and diesel prices may go as low as 86p a litre - cheaper than some bottled water - if oil price continues to fall
   
14/1/16 - 09:00   Confused.com/Towers Watson - UK car insurance increased by 13% last year to average of £672
   
14/1/16 - 07:19   Cambria Automobiles plc - trading update; "significantly ahead" of last year
   
14/1/16 - 00:32   Admiral Insurance - research reveals the myths and misconceptions about black box insurance
   
14/1/16 - 00:25   Thatcham - comment on the What Car? magazine Car of the Year Safety award
   
14/1/16 - 00:15   Thatcham - Key Steps to Improving Vehicle Safety inc fitting AEB and other safety features as standard
   
14/1/16 - 00:07   What Car? magazine - Volvo XC90 wins Safety Award, sponsored by Thatcham, at Car of the Year awards event
   
13/1/16 - 17:03   European Court of Human Rights - bosses allowed to read staff's private messages sent during work hours
   
13/1/16 - 14:02   Toyota - Jim Lentz, CEO, tells 2016 Automotive News World Congress "a human driver must always be behind the wheel"
   
13/1/16 - 13:55   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - legal services study launched by CMA
   
13/1/16 - 13:16   RAC Business - privacy concerns hinder company car technology adoption
   
13/1/16 - 13:13   FAB Recycling - vehicle dismantlers leads the way in environmental standards
   
13/1/16 - 13:03   Adrian Flux - just 3% of motorists will buy an electric car, survey shows
   
13/1/16 - 12:58   Northern Ireland - new road safety measures passed by Assembly incl tougher drink driving laws and night restrictions on young drivers
   
13/1/16 - 12:23   Setanta - Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) appeals against High Court ruling that it must cover Setanta Insurance claims
   
13/1/16 - 12:10   RAC - oil could fall to $10 a barrel
   
13/1/16 - 09:31   Consumer Intelligence - 2 out of 5 'suffer insurance claim issues' but 84% believe their claim was handled fairly
   
13/1/16 - 09:20   HMG Paints - joined EU funded PolyGraph Project to develop stronger, tougher and more flexible grapheme materials
   
12/1/16 - 20:26   Audi R8 V10 - brand new supercar flipped onto its roof during test drive
   
12/1/16 - 20:08   3M - launches 3M Select partner programme for vehicle graphics in the UK and Ireland
   
12/1/16 - 16:29   Motoring.co.uk - 35 million motorists want the tax disc back
   
12/1/16 - 16:27   Allianz Global Assistance UK - 1 in 5 calls to Allianz Global Assistance UK during January relate to tyre issues
   
12/1/16 - 13:54   comparethemarket.com - last minute car insurance is costly
   
12/1/16 - 13:33   ABP Employer Protect - ABP's partners, Glaisyers Solicitors, invite members to an employment law seminar in Birmingham, Wednesday 3rd Feb
   
12/1/16 - 13:20   RSA - settles employment case with former Ireland CEO, Philip Smith, for £1 million
   
12/1/16 - 13:11   Bodyshop Consulting - spaces available on IMI accredited Managers/Owners training course in Slough on Tuesday 19 January
   
12/1/16 - 13:04   Right Choice Insurance Brokers (RCIB) - acquires Autonational, AutoAid and Eurorescue motor insurance breakdown brands from ERS
   
12/1/16 - 12:02   Bentley Motors - 10,100 cars sold in 2015; UK established as second highest selling country; 85% exported around the world
   
12/1/16 - 11:52   Volvo / Apple - Volvo XC90 range now offers Apple CarPlay in-car connectivity
   
12/1/16 - 11:45   Netherlands: TomTom - chosen by the Dutch National Road Authority to develop national Traffic Innovation Centre
   
12/1/16 - 10:59   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - employee fined for stealing and selling accident data from customer records
   
12/1/16 - 10:39   US: Ford - new leasing pilot in Texas means families, small groups of friends and neighbours can now share a Ford vehicle
   
12/1/16 - 10:34   New Scientist – vehicle manufacturers, not Google, are driving autonomous car development
   
12/1/16 - 08:49   US: Ford - new automotive wearables lab at Ford's Research and Innovation Centre developing smart watch-in-car active safety technology
   
12/1/16 - 07:38   Saga - trading update; "results in line with expectations"; motor insurance positioned for growth in 2016
   
12/1/16 - 07:31   Marshall Motor Holdings - trading update; "further material improvement in profitability"
   
12/1/16 - 07:22   Direct Line - update on recent weather events; total claims cost £110 to £140m; no recovery under reinsurance
   
11/1/16 - 19:59   US: Ford conducts industry-first snow tests of autonomous vehicles – further accelerating development program
   
11/1/16 - 19:52   FTA - Logistics Skills Summit to tackle shortage of engineers and technicians
   
11/1/16 - 19:44   Citroën - 99,268 new car and CV registrations in 2015; year-on-year increase of 14.3%
   
11/1/16 - 19:34   Volkswagen Group - 2% drop in sales worldwide in 2015 compared to 2014; 9,930,600 vehicles delivered in 2015
   
11/1/16 - 18:35   VW - 4.8% drop in sales worldwide in 2015 compared to 2014; 5.82 million vehicles delivered in 2015
   
11/1/16 - 15:56   Ford - new iTunes-type platform to connect driver to vehicle manufacturer
   
11/1/16 - 15:36   Steve Plunkett, Volvo - Plunkys All Stars CF v @FNF FLK Mercenaries FC charity football match is on 19 May
   
11/1/16 - 14:18   Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - Sian Fisher appointed as CEO
   
11/1/16 - 14:14   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - recent study into how insurers use social media data could lead to "broader market investigation"
   
11/1/16 - 14:03   Principal Insurance - Manchester-based specialist insurer acquires Simply Insurance's motorcycle book
   
11/1/16 - 13:58   esure - appoint David Meader, ex Direct Line, as Head of Motor Underwriting
   
11/1/16 - 13:42   Junair - new training facility project completed at North East Scotland College (NESCOL)
   
11/1/16 - 13:34   Covéa Insurance and Sterling - integration completed and new Birmingham office open
   
11/1/16 - 13:22   Aviva - will appoint new CEO for UK General Insurance (UKGI), as Maurice Tulloch will focus on Chairman, Global GI role
   
11/1/16 - 13:16   Symach - moves to new 160,000 sq ft premises in Bologna, Italy
   
11/1/16 - 12:49   Spies Hecker - new Raderal Plastic Putty 2015 Black offers an efficient solution to repairing plastic part surfaces even without a primer
   
11/1/16 - 12:42   AAH DIRECT - acquires CARBODYBIDS.com and scraps charges; totally FREE for registered bodyshops and users
   
11/1/16 - 12:18   Aviva - 10 'safer driver' occupations revealed by Aviva Drive app; #1 Construction Worker, #2 Staff Nurse and #3 Operations Manager
   
11/1/16 - 12:08   ABI and BIBA - launch industry Code of Good Practice to provide extra support for vulnerable customers when renewing motor insurance
   
11/1/16 - 12:00   Motoring.co.uk - reveals top ten most valued cars in 2015; Ford Focus #1 followed by Ford Fiesta and the Vauxhall Corsa
   
11/1/16 - 11:47   Dunfermline Sheriff Court - bodyshop owner banned from driving for 10 years gets licence back early because his business was affected
   
11/1/16 - 11:19   Euro Car Parts (ECP) - opens new 10,000 sq ft, standalone Enfield branch, to replace ex-Unipart site
   
11/1/16 - 10:31   MoneySuperMarket - speeding conviction adds up to £55 to insurance premiums; 66% of all driving convictions are for speeding
   
11/1/16 - 10:21   Volkswagen - 'V-Charge' - fully automatic parking space locator and charging of electric vehicles - wins 2015 Connected Car Award
   
11/1/16 - 10:12   Classic Motor Cars Ltd (CMC) - first car ever to be fully restored by apprentices in the UK led by bodyshop apprentice, Dan Conway
   
11/1/16 - 09:07   Abarth - UK sales up 67% in 2015; 2,743 vehicles sold
   
11/1/16 - 08:09   ABI - total insurance payout from recent UK floods likely to be £1.3 billion; 5,600 motor claims received
   
11/1/16 - 07:19   Cambria Automobiles - acquire Land Rover Welwyn and dispose of Grange Jaguar Exeter
   
10/1/16 - 23:21   Zurich Insurance AG - to name head of Generali, Mario Greco, as new CEO of Zurich worldwide
   
08/1/16 - 14:19   Women’s Automotive – meeting dates for 2016 confirmed
   
08/1/16 - 13:55   Brake / Direct Line - 71% of drivers have dangerously poor knowledge when it comes to winter stopping distances
   
08/1/16 - 13:14   GSF Car Parts - GSF Sealey Tool Van takes over 500 ‘Garage Essentials’ on tour
   
08/1/16 - 13:10   Motorpoint - Ford tops "Best Selling Used Car Models" at Motorpoint in 2015
   
08/1/16 - 12:42   Met Office - typical January weather next week: colder conditions in the north heading south bringing ice
   
08/1/16 - 12:11   National Windscreens - renewed sole supplier status for 44,000 vehicles Police Force vehicles and other emergency vehicles
   
08/1/16 - 12:02   Service Certainty - vehicle damage imaging tool, imageproof LCD, will be renamed imageproof Self Service
   
08/1/16 - 11:56   Volvo Car UK - best sales performance for 21 years: 43,432 cars sold in 2015; 6% year-on-year increase
   
08/1/16 - 11:49   Mercedes-Benz - achieves fifth record year in a row; 1,871,511 vehicles sold worldwide in 2015, an increase of 13.4%
   
08/1/16 - 11:41   Continental Tyres - despite benefits of self-driving vehicles, safety, technology and trust are "big worries"
   
08/1/16 - 11:12   Canada: Accuscore - driver analytics company calls for standardisation of driver behaviour and related risk assessment
   
08/1/16 - 10:42   Isuzu UK - sales results for 2015 improve 13% year-on-year; strong D-Max pick-up sales contribute to 478% sales boost since 2009
   
08/1/16 - 10:20   Jaguar Land Rover - record global sales in 2015: 487,065 vehicles; sales have more than doubled since 2009; 6th successive year of growth
   
08/1/16 - 09:59   Infiniti - opens tenth UK dealership - Infiniti Centre Bristol (Motorline Group) - and first Infiniti Service Partner to open in Exeter
   
08/1/16 - 09:05   Axalta - celebrates 150 years in the coatings industry
   
08/1/16 - 09:00   The Renault/Nissan Alliance - will launch more than 10 mainstream, mass-market cars with autonomous drive technology in the next four years
   
08/1/16 - 07:27   Watchstone Group plc (formerly Quindell plc) - dispose of two small subsidiaries
   
08/1/16 - 02:32   Motorcycle Industry Association - total sales in 2015 up 12% to 114,000, highest total since 2008
   
08/1/16 - 02:18   M & M Stoke - Managing Director, Mick Whitehead, named as one of the 100 most influential people in Stoke by local paper
   
08/1/16 - 00:43   SMMT - record CV sales in 2015; van sales up 15.6% to new record high; truck sales up 25.5%
   
07/1/16 - 14:26   Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) - three drivers with more than 40 points on their driving licences are still allowed on the road
   
07/1/16 - 14:17   US: Delphi - taking active safety and automated driving to the next level incorporating vehicle-to-everything – V2E – capabilities
   
07/1/16 - 14:14   Renault - car sales up 14% in 2015 to 75,618 vehicles; 2.9% UK marker share
   
07/1/16 - 14:12   Audi - fifth record year in succession as Audi UK sales reach another unprecedented peak
   
07/1/16 - 14:09   Nissan - registered a record 153,937 passenger cars in the UK in 2015
   
07/1/16 - 14:01   Kia Motors UK - new annual sales record of 78,489 in 2015
   
07/1/16 - 13:57   BMW and MINI - celebrate highest ever UK sales; total 230, 972 BMW and MINI vehicles were registered, 14% up on 2014
   
07/1/16 - 13:49   Drive Assist - Christopher Wright, a former Drive Assist Director, has been disqualified from acting as a Director for thirteen years
   
07/1/16 - 13:26   McLaren Automotive - record year: 1,654 McLaren cars delivered from the McLaren Production Centre in 2015
   
07/1/16 - 13:22   Ford - number one UK car brand for 39 successive years
   
07/1/16 - 13:15   Mitsubishi Motors - UK’s fastest growing mainstream brand in 2015 according to SMMT's year-end sales results
   
07/1/16 - 13:06   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - Acting Chief Executive Tracey McDermott withdraws from permanent Chief Exec recruitment process
   
07/1/16 - 11:55   Jaguar Land Rover - registrations exceed 100,000 for first time in UK
   
07/1/16 - 11:46   The ABI - reminds business and home owners at risk of flooding about resilience measures
   
07/1/16 - 11:35   Transpoco - Irish telematics company to double employment to 40 in 2016
   
07/1/16 - 11:25   A.M. Best Briefing - flood losses to hit UK insurers’ 2015 earnings; est. losses from Storms Desmond and Eva £900 million - £1.5 billion
   
07/1/16 - 11:16   Thomson Reuters - car manufacturers, not tech companies, will lead autonomous car development
   
07/1/16 - 11:07   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - last in group of eight £120,000 PI claim fraudsters found guilty
   
07/1/16 - 10:59   uSwitch.com - reports of driverless car collisions have made two thirds of Brits more concerned about the technology
   
07/1/16 - 10:18   Ford - Write-off Avoidance Programme continues in 2016 and opened up to more non-Ford bodyshops
   
07/1/16 - 09:57   Aviva - thwarts £250,000 bogus whiplash claim by 'party bus' passengers; £70 damage to bus yet 46 whiplash claims were submitted
   
07/1/16 - 09:15   SMMT - UK car sales rose 9.3% in 2015 to hit an all-time high with 2.63 million registrations
   
07/1/16 - 01:05   Kia - restrictions on testing their autonomous car on public roads in Nevada are highlighted by Telegraph
   
06/1/16 - 14:11   Jaguar Land Rover - Kev Thompson, UK National Bodyshop Manager, has left the company
   
06/1/16 - 14:01   Sandicliffe Motor Contracts - welcomes new Commercial Manager, Jason Marshall
   
06/1/16 - 13:41   Association of British Insurers (ABI) - UK insurance industry is "committed to providing affordable flood insurance"
   
06/1/16 - 13:32   Ageas - announces a series of key new year appointments Niraj Shah, Underwriting Director and Thomas Quirke, Chief Actuary
   
06/1/16 - 13:12   US: McKinsey & Company - by 2030, 15% of all new cars sold will be fully autonomous
   
06/1/16 - 12:31   Brake - free webinar for fleet operators, offering advice on how to get the most out of telematics systems
   
06/1/16 - 12:19   Gemini ARC - donates a Skoda Octavia to Worcester-based St Richard’s Hospice to transport patients to medical appointments
   
06/1/16 - 12:15   Ageas - "the supply chain has to be viewed as an extension of the claims team"; Rob Smale article
   
06/1/16 - 11:54   Kia - new "Drive Wise" autonomous driving and ADAS technology sub-brand launched as Kia is granted licence to test self-driving Kia in US
   
06/1/16 - 11:33   RAC - price of petrol falls for sixth month in a row
   
06/1/16 - 11:22   Fix Auto - new national repair partner deal with RSA Group; fifth insurance contract win for network
   
06/1/16 - 11:20   Fix Auto UK - appointed as one of RSA's repair network partners
   
06/1/16 - 10:30   US: Bosch - showcases new technology for automated driving and parking at Las Vegas show
   
06/1/16 - 10:05   Jennings Motor Group - North East-based group acquires Leeds Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership in West Yorkshire
   
06/1/16 - 09:26   etouch solutions - survey of 1,048 motorists reveals 26% would "definitely" use an app to report an insurance claim
   
06/1/16 - 09:03   Standox - two new special effect mixing tints Caribbean Blue Pearl Mix 290 and Indigo Fine Pearl Mix 289
   
06/1/16 - 08:59   Revive! - awarded the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation
   
05/1/16 - 20:17   Markerstudy - after four years as Insurer Development Director at Swinton, Chris Collings has joined Markerstudy as Non Executive Director
   
05/1/16 - 19:58   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - begins testing all-new aluminium space-frame architecture on next-generation models due for launch in 2018
   
05/1/16 - 19:44   US: Ford - targets drone-to-vehicle technology to aid emergency services and commercial businesses
   
05/1/16 - 16:32   GARDX Protection - appointed as official supplier of paint and interior protection products to BMW Group UK
   
05/1/16 - 16:07   Volvo Cars and Microsoft -launch a wearable-enabled voice-control system
   
05/1/16 - 15:27   HARMAN - demonstrates first pupil-based driver monitoring system at CES 2016; technology aimed at OEMs
   
05/1/16 - 15:19   TomTom - BMW partners with TomTom for traffic information in Russia, New Zealand and Australia
   
05/1/16 - 15:03   WhoCanFixMyCar.com – average bodywork repair quote in 2015 (including accident repair, scuffs, SMART repairs etc) was £341
   
05/1/16 - 15:01   WhoCanFixMyCar.com – average bodywork repair quote in 2015 (including accident repair, scuffs, SMART repairs etc) was £341
   
05/1/16 - 14:38   The Claims Portal - changes to Claims Portal "will not be known" until the outcome of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation in 2016
   
05/1/16 - 13:47   USA: Department of Justice files civil complaint against Volkswagen for alleged Clean Air Act violations
   
05/1/16 - 10:33   AutoRaise - updates ABP with the latest Trailblazer news following receipt of recent Department of Education letter
   
05/1/16 - 10:02   IMI and Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) - campaign to formalise skills for heavy vehicle sector technicians in 2016
   
05/1/16 - 08:29   Ford - triples its autonomous driving car test fleet - to 30 vehicles; more than any other vehicle manufacturer
   
05/1/16 - 07:28   AA - launches Intelematics Europe, a JV to develop connected-car software for services and products
   
05/1/16 - 01:10   Ford SmartDeviceLink - smartphone app interface adopted by Toyota; under consideration by PSA, Honda and Mazda
   
05/1/16 - 00:35   Storm floods - insured loss now estimated at £1 billion to £1.4 billion; Aviva, Direct Line & RSA hardest hit
   
04/1/16 - 22:47   KPMG - 2016 predictions for automotive industry
   
04/1/16 - 17:27   CitNOW - appoint four Product Experts to enhance sales force
   
04/1/16 - 17:22   Markerstudy - to rebrand Chaucer (acquired in July 2015) as Zenith Marque from March 2016
   
04/1/16 - 16:59   Audatex - 2016 paint price changes in hand
   
04/1/16 - 16:28   The ARC Group - south west repair group celebrates an "eventful" 2015 and is ready to mark 25th anniversary for the business this year
   
04/1/16 - 16:10   Volvo - developing intelligent, high-bandwidth streaming capabilities with Ericsson for self-driving cars
   
04/1/16 - 16:02   GEM Motoring Assist - road safety organisation calls for overhaul of driver eyesight test
   
04/1/16 - 15:43   Warranty Direct - study reveals Mercedes-Benz drivers in Gloucestershire to be the top regional high miler in the UK
   
04/1/16 - 15:08   ERS - appoints ex Insure The Box chief claims officer, Neil Joslin, and Amlin's former counter-fraud manager, Jacquie Ensinger
   
04/1/16 - 14:52   Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) - 'You will get caught' warning as 118,500 uninsured vehicles seized from roads
   
04/1/16 - 14:46   Allianz - two new key account developers appointed to Broker Partnerships team
   
04/1/16 - 11:24   Fix Auto UK - partners with Steve Thompson and Sharon McLeod, Industry Insights, to develop insurer relations
   
04/1/16 - 09:42   LV= - launches new legal advice service in partnership with Lyons Davidson
   
04/1/16 - 09:37   AA - Monday 4 January likely to be one of the busiest days for breakdowns in 2016; AA will attend up to 15,000 call-outs (up 17% on usual)
   
04/1/16 - 09:27   Direct Line - 32% of non-drivers plan to learn in 2016 and 43% of motorists make driving-related resolutions for the new year
   
04/1/16 - 08:38   Road fuels - supermarkets now cut diesel to below £1 litre, following petrol cut to under £1 before Xmas
   
04/1/16 - 07:51   RSA - announces completion of sale of its business in Italy
   
04/1/16 - 07:23   Government - Britain marks 50 years of seatbelt safety
   
04/1/16 - 07:12   AA - announces new 3-year B2B contract with Lex Autolease (Lloyds Bank); includes incident management
   
01/1/16 - 13:46   ABP website - 2015 in numbers: 17.6 million hits; 1.5 million visits; 4.8 million pages viewed; 640,000 hours spent on the site