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22/5/22 - 11:53   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - huge selection of 1,275 photos NOW available for FREE download; copyright FREE
   
20/5/22 - 21:28   Automechanika Riyadh Saudi Arabia - postponed from 13-15 June 2022 to 2023
   
20/5/22 - 14:05   Fix Auto UK - six finalists and three #BBA2022 wins for Fix!
   
20/5/22 - 13:57   Solera Audatex - supports School of Thought as a 2022 Corporate Partner
   
20/5/22 - 13:48   ALL the photos from last night's British Bodyshop Awards will be available to view and download for free from Monday
   
20/5/22 - 12:50   Smart Home Charge - all new electric vehicle (EV) charge points sold after 30 June 2022 will have smart functionality
   
20/5/22 - 12:31   Volvo Cars - brings simplicity to public charging with new in-app integration
   
20/5/22 - 12:25   Taxes on motor fuel to be debated by MPs - on Monday MPs will debate a petition relating to taxes on motor fuel
   
20/5/22 - 12:05   SYNETIQ - appoints Elisa Caton as the company's first Sustainability Manager
   
20/5/22 - 11:59   British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) - 81% employers say they have been impacted by the increase in national insurance contributions
   
20/5/22 - 11:44   PwC - using tech from start-up Neotas to detect financial crime and fraud
   
20/5/22 - 11:35   Russia: Zurich - to sell Russian business to local team and exit market
   
20/5/22 - 11:21   Pay transparency in the bodyshop - 15% of UK employees say their company discloses pay ranges internally, says Glassdoor
   
20/5/22 - 11:07   Canada and the USA: Snow Lake Lithium - calls for the creation of a complete electric vehicle ecosystem across North America
   
20/5/22 - 10:45   Thatcham Research #BBA2022 Apprentice and Apprentice Mentor of the Year Awards – father and son duo from FMG Gloucester win!
   
19/5/22 - 22:19   The #BBA2022 winners have just been announced by Alex Jones - 865 guests in Manchester with Headline Partner, PPG!
   
19/5/22 - 13:16   Venson - employers urged to include smartwatches and wearables guidance in fleet policies
   
19/5/22 - 12:26   The Vella Group - opens its tenth bodyshop in Bradford, the Group's third LV= General Insurance Sole Supply site
   
19/5/22 - 11:37   IRU - world road transport organisation - action on fuel vital to stop transport collapse and secure decarbonisation
   
19/5/22 - 11:29   FCA - strengthens consumer protection by speeding up removal of firms that do not use their regulatory permission
   
19/5/22 - 11:07   Behind-the-scenes at BBA2022 set-up - dodgems delivered, helter-skelter is UP and £18,000 worth of carpet down!
   
19/5/22 - 10:11   Lunaz Applied Technologies (LAT) - nationwide roll-out of industrial upcycled electric vehicles (UEVs)
   
19/5/22 - 10:05   Allianz - insurers "have dropped the ball a little when it comes to service" due to working from home, say brokers
   
19/5/22 - 09:40   22% young people forced to take on an additional job to make ends meet - increase in inactivity in the jobs market in the over 50s
   
19/5/22 - 09:27   carwow - lower running costs overtake environment as top driver in electric car consideration
   
18/5/22 - 00:44   GT Motive - partner with School of Thought to help support, train, and attract young people into the automotive industry
   
18/5/22 - 13:46   Where do Britain's angriest motorists live? - (clue: we've moved from there to Manchester for tomorrow's BBAs!)
   
18/5/22 - 13:39   Praiso - drivers could now face 6 penalty points and a £1,000 fine for using a mobile phone whilst driving
   
18/5/22 - 13:09   *** IMPORTANT BRITISH BODYSHOP AWARDS INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE TOMORROW'S EVENT ***
   
18/5/22 - 13:05   Heading out for a 2-wheeled blast? - Start Rescue urges bikers to check their machines before heading out into the sunshine
   
18/5/22 - 11:41   The BBA Programme is available to read online and download now - includes the table plan & guest list and all the finalists
   
18/5/22 - 11:01   UK petrol and diesel prices hit new records - average price of 167.64p a litre for petrol on Tuesday
   
18/5/22 - 09:44   Activate Group - "every stage of the repair journey impacted by EV volume growth"; av repair times for AFVs 1.5 days longer than ICEs
   
18/5/22 - 09:19   What Car? - just 5% of new car buyers considering a diesel; 2/3 confident they won’t ever buy one in the future
   
18/5/22 - 09:07   Aviva - trading update: "first quarter trading was positive"; "more normal motor claims frequency"
   
18/5/22 - 09:03   AECA - new car registrations in the European Union saw a significant YOY drop (-20.6%) in April 2022
   
18/5/22 - 08:10   Redde Northgate - trading update: "a very strong trading result this financial year"; "significant further opportunity for growth"
   
18/5/22 - 08:01   Inflation rate - at highest level since 1982: CPI at 9.0% for the 12 months to March 2022; RPI rises to 11.1%
   
17/5/22 - 13:58   Tesco - gives £6.6m extra to pig producers following plea for support due to rising costs; Waitrose and Sainsbury also providing extra
   
17/5/22 - 13:50   Cardiff & Vale College - hosting the Automotive Body Repair and Automotive Refinishing WorldSkills UK National Competition Finals
   
17/5/22 - 13:41   S&P Global Mobility - global auto production forecast downgraded further for 2022
   
17/5/22 - 13:31   SMMT - HGV registrations fall -2.3% in Q1; supply chain challenges and parts shortages hold back market at -17.1% below pre-pandemic levels
   
17/5/22 - 13:14   Chris Mortimer, Head of Operations at Entegral UK & Ireland - speaks out about mental health ahead of running the London Marathon for Ben
   
17/5/22 - 12:40   HELLA - develops intelligent system components for the automated charging of electric vehicles
   
17/5/22 - 12:19   BCA - used car values averaged £8,552 at BCA in April 2022, down from £9,340 in March
   
17/5/22 - 11:22   Claims Management & Adjusting (CMA) - DVLA ghost records highlight EU driving licence loophole
   
17/5/22 - 11:08   Polestar - reduces greenhouse gas-emissions by 6% per car
   
17/5/22 - 10:27   Revive! Auto Innovations - Preston based vehicle repairer nominated for prestigious customer service award
   
17/5/22 - 10:17   Ford - joins 27 companies in a petition to the EU for 100% all-electric vehicle sales by 2035
   
17/5/22 - 09:54   CBI - "urgent action is needed to help alleviate the pressure facing businesses and communities across the UK"
   
17/5/22 - 09:37   ONS - job vacancies above the number of unemployed people for the first time since records began
   
16/5/22 - 00:24   RAC - diesel price hits new all-time high at average of 180.3p litre
   
16/5/22 - 19:43   esure - working to reach net zero by 2050 & supporting global carbon reduction projects including re-forestation in Costa Rica
   
16/5/22 - 19:41   Gemini Accident Repair - 17 Level-3 multiskilled apprentices complete their end-point assessments and take permanent positions in group
   
16/5/22 - 14:00   *** IMPORTANT BRITISH BODYSHOP AWARDS INFORMATION, GUEST JOINING INSTRUCTIONS 2022 - please read carefully ***
   
16/5/22 - 13:56   Ohme - electric-powered van sales in the UK continue to grow with sales up 65.8% on 2021 so far this year
   
16/5/22 - 13:49   ABP British Bodyshop Awards 2022 Programme - available to read online and download now (link below)
   
16/5/22 - 13:36   Swansway - 2022 Enterprise Challenge supporting Stoke-based charity, The Gingerbread Centre
   
16/5/22 - 12:49   Cazoo Wholesale - new name for vehicle remarketing solutions business after Cazoo acquired SMH Fleet Solutions (CD Auction Group)
   
16/5/22 - 12:28   The ARC Group - sad news of sudden passing away of Shaun Willis, Group Bodyshop Manager
   
16/5/22 - 12:15   TyreSafe - two-year interval for MoT poses a known risk to road safety
   
16/5/22 - 12:10   Martyn Rowley and Paul Glover's annual Spring Charity Ball - £30,000 raised at the Ball at the weekend
   
16/5/22 - 11:57   Sytner Group - Land Rover Wakefield dealership partners with Leeds Wood Recycling CIC
   
16/5/22 - 11:43   ŠKODA - new ŠKODA FABIA features more ADAS which could help prevent two-thirds of road accidents
   
16/5/22 - 11:19   Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) - presents PEUGEOT with its award for Best Car of the Year at ceremony in Paris
   
16/5/22 - 11:09   comparethemarket - annual cost of driving a petrol-fuelled car has risen by £313 year-on-year to £1,843
   
16/5/22 - 11:01   Auto Trader - used car price data to power Office for National Statistics’ official measures of inflation
   
16/5/22 - 10:46   Belron UK - Autoglass parent company reduces carbon emissions by over 40% as part of responsible business commitment
   
16/5/22 - 10:38   Allianz Commercial - 3rd largest UK motor insurer appoints Nick Kelsall as head of motor claims
   
16/5/22 - 09:40   GT Motive UK - Jane Riley (ex Vizion and Allianz) joins as Implementation Manager
   
15/5/22 - 01:21   AM Awards - full list of all winners and finalists
   
14/5/22 - 00:24   BBC - "drivers cut back on journeys as fuel costs bite"
   
14/5/22 - 23:10   Auto Windscreens (owned by Markerstudy) - part of Race to Zero, focussed on achieving net-zero emissions before 2050
   
14/5/22 - 22:32   Telegraph - secondhand cars are now up to £26,000 more expensive than new ones due to interest rate rises and supply shortages
   
14/5/22 - 21:48   IMI - sponsors Automotive 30% Club’s Inspiration for Innovation Network
   
14/5/22 - 21:29   USA: Sheila Loftus - death at 79 announced of industry stalwart and editor of Hammer & Dolly magazine and founder of Crash Network
   
14/5/22 - 21:09   Akzo Nobel - McLaren Automotive ask them to create a special shade of platinum silver to help celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee
   
13/5/22 - 13:46   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - blog from Mia Constable on reclaimed parts and support for the bodyshop industry
   
13/5/22 - 13:17   School of Thought HR Symposium 2022 - Wednesday 29 June in Nuneaton
   
13/5/22 - 12:06   SMMT - statement on zero emission truck demonstrator programme funding
   
13/5/22 - 11:43   Cogent Hire - motor industry faces a perfect storm of difficult issues... affecting parts, hire & especially the repairers we rely on
   
13/5/22 - 11:09   Electric Road: drivers poll on the top 5 EV insurers - #1 LV, #2 Direct Line, #3 esure, #4 Churchill and #5 Admiral
   
13/5/22 - 11:01   AA president addressing New Mobility Forum - “micromobility can revolutionise cities, but will need space to succeed”
   
13/5/22 - 10:10   Department for Transport - £200 million boost to rollout of hundreds more zero-emission HGVs
   
13/5/22 - 09:51   *** IMPORTANT BRITISH BODYSHOP AWARDS INFORMATION, GUEST JOINING INSTRUCTIONS 2022 - please read carefully ***
   
13/5/22 - 09:28   National Highways - delivers smart motorway safety upgrade
   
13/5/22 - 09:25   Government - cracks down on companies for creating “plague of potholes”
   
13/5/22 - 09:19   Aviva, Zurich and the IFED - Darren Jacobson from Manchester sentenced after using two names to claim twice for the same car accident
   
13/5/22 - 09:11   Living Wage Foundation - 10,000 UK employers are now signed up to pay the real Living Wage (currently £9.90 in the UK & £11.05 in London)
   
13/5/22 - 09:05   RAC - homeowners without a driveway or garage can expect EV charging costs to be almost £1000 a year higher
   
13/5/22 - 08:30   ABP British Bodyshop Awards 2022 Programme - available to read online and download now (link below)
   
12/5/22 - 13:54   Tractable - Beesafe to use AI to assess car damage and settle claims in minutes
   
12/5/22 - 13:49   AB Dynamics - NASCAR crash tested using driving robots
   
12/5/22 - 13:40   New book: 'Hand Wash Only - A Beginner's guide to Detailing and Car Care'
   
12/5/22 - 13:36   ONS data - inflation concerns mount for businesses in May in another "bleak snapshot"
   
12/5/22 - 13:12   Fiat - to supply provide electric car subscription service, Onto with 600 new Fiat 500s
   
12/5/22 - 12:49   Coral Insurance (sister company to Minster Law) - new legal expenses insurance (LEI) solutions business launched by BHL UK
   
12/5/22 - 12:37   Last chance to book for BBA today! - more than 850 tickets sold for #BBA2022: Thursday 19 May in Manchester
   
12/5/22 - 12:15   StoreDot - extreme fast charging battery tech capable of delivering 100 miles in 5 minutes
   
12/5/22 - 11:21   DfT via ONS - UK traffic remains stable (vs fortnight ago) at pre-pandemic levels
   
12/5/22 - 11:16   Autovista (video) - what is a semiconductor and why is there a shortage?
   
12/5/22 - 11:00   RAC - second year progress report published for 2020 Smart Motorway Action Plan
   
12/5/22 - 08:22   Polestar 2 - receives improved Euro NCAP AD (Assisted Driving) grading; Volvo's safety "DNA" is "major benefit"
   
12/5/22 - 01:31   Aviva - chair George Culmer "flabbergasted" by "inappropriate" comments made at AGM from shareholders aimed at female board members
   
11/5/22 - 13:59   WorldSkills 2022 in China - Graeme Nevin, Autobody Repair and Craig Kennedy, Car Painting (both Riverpark Training) make the squad!
   
11/5/22 - 13:47   Fix Auto UK - major initiative led by Regional Business Manager, Carl Norton, to develop qualified mental health first aid specialists
   
11/5/22 - 13:01   Thatcham Research - supporting Ben's Beast of Ben 48hr charity challenge in North Wales; Dean Lander (AKA Benny) ABBAs UP
   
11/5/22 - 12:40   iRG - announce partnership with R-M Automotive Refinish; Pontypridd repair centre will now use R-M AGILIS waterborne basecoat system
   
11/5/22 - 12:15   Vertu (Bristol Street) - results for y/e Feb 2022: pre-tax profit up 250% to £79m; accident repair revenue grew 22% to £22.5m with 37.8% GP
   
11/5/22 - 12:12   Silverlake - establishes a recycled green parts footprint in the UK motorsports market
   
11/5/22 - 11:38   Sad news of the passing of Martin O’Donnell, former owner of Fix Auto Bristol West - "dedicated, loyal & committed member of the Fix family"
   
11/5/22 - 10:29   Smart Business Link - now offers funding for non-fault accident repairs
   
11/5/22 - 10:09   Cogent Hire - proposed Transport Bill also needs to focus on electric vehicle repair and end of life
   
10/5/22 - 19:42   Fix Auto Blackburn - after 12 years with Fix Auto, are "making the transition back" to Gillibrand, UK's oldest accident repair centre
   
10/5/22 - 13:59   What Car? - used car market expected to enjoy another strong quarter this year
   
10/5/22 - 13:56   NFDA - demand for used vehicles "expected to remain stable"
   
10/5/22 - 13:51   Dobies Peugeot Cumbria - wins top Aftersales Department award at the VM's annual Retailer Awards
   
10/5/22 - 13:43   Auto Trader - records 65% increase in used EV advert views, as sales surge in Q1
   
10/5/22 - 13:41   State Opening of Parliament, Transport Bill – AA reaction
   
10/5/22 - 13:32   Google - nationwide skills training tour part of drive to "back SME skills"
   
10/5/22 - 12:57   SMMT used car transactions for Q1 2022 - black Ford Fiestas, blue Vauxhall Corsas and Silver VW Golfs: top best-selling models and colours
   
10/5/22 - 12:17   UK used car market grows 5% YOY in Q1 2022 with 1,774,351 sales - BEV sales up 120%; plug-in vehicles make up 3.6% market share
   
10/5/22 - 12:05   How Euro NCAP assesses Assisted Driving systems - "almost-perfect" 93% for Nissan's Qashqai for 'Safety Backup'
   
10/5/22 - 11:47   AW Repair Group - meet Finance Director Kantha Arumugam, and Payroll & HR Manager Kim Jackson, in latest video from AW
   
10/5/22 - 11:26   Obituary to Morelli Group's Alan Ramsbottom (1967-2022) - Alan had worked in the industry for almost 40 years
   
10/5/22 - 11:03   Copart - launch Mental Health First Aider Programme
   
10/5/22 - 10:29   Euro NCAP Assisted Driving gradings - Nissan Qashqai & VW ID.5 achieve ‘very good’; Polestar 2 ‘good’ and 'entry' level for Jaguar I-Pace
   
10/5/22 - 08:17   ABB Robotics - unveils world’s first robot-painted art car
   
09/5/22 - 13:48   AXA - one of 18 major UK businesses call for primary legislation for automated vehicles
   
09/5/22 - 13:38   comparethemarket - annual cost of driving an electric vehicle (EV) is £579 cheaper on average than a petrol car
   
09/5/22 - 12:53   Mental Health Awareness Week - loneliness is affecting more automotive people
   
09/5/22 - 12:16   Cox Automotive - RCI Financial Services agrees new contract with Manheim Vehicle Services
   
09/5/22 - 11:58   Solera Audatex - preferred choice for automotive insurtech Agile Developments to drive smarter claims processing app
   
09/5/22 - 11:46   Venson - Zero Emission Zones, radical move "too soon" will be "logistically and financially detrimental" for businesses
   
09/5/22 - 11:36   Why Mercedes-Benz is taking responsibility for its Drive Pilot technology if it crashes - the view from the IMI, Thatcham Research and AXA
   
09/5/22 - 11:13   Davies Group - the Highway code and automated vehicles – what’s changing?
   
09/5/22 - 10:57   Auto Windscreens - secures two-year contract with specialist home and motor insurer, Haven Insurance
   
09/5/22 - 10:17   The IMI MotorPro podcast, via Carsofthefuture.co.uk - "the IMI has a skills solution for ADAS and is looking ahead to full self-driving"
   
09/5/22 - 10:01   SsangYong - appoints BCA as transportation and logistics partner
   
09/5/22 - 09:41   Audatex re paint price increases - awaiting "official confirmation from the paint companies to present new values to AZT"
   
09/5/22 - 09:15   ABI - average motor premium in Q1 2022 fell by 5% to £416 - the lowest level in nearly 7 years. "One insurer says repair costs are up 11%"
   
06/5/22 - 13:41   sopp+sopp - teams up with VisionTrack to launch AI-powered FNOL solution
   
06/5/22 - 13:19   Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index in association with WTW - car insurance prices rose for the second quarter in a row in Q1
   
06/5/22 - 12:32   Please send ABP Club the guests names for the British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) by 4pm TODAY (Friday 6 May)
   
06/5/22 - 11:55   RAC and Renault - partnership triumphs at international customer service awards
   
06/5/22 - 11:30   NFDA on SMMT figures - "demand is being dampened by the cost of living pressures"
   
06/5/22 - 11:00   Auto Trader - used car price growth remains at record levels, but demand softens on record 2021
   
06/5/22 - 10:56   Mercedes-Benz - announces sales launch of DRIVE PILOT automated driving from 17 May 2022
   
06/5/22 - 10:49   Plunky's All Stars Matchday Auction - last day for bids for 2 corporate tickets to Aston Villa v Liverpool on Tues 10 May at Villa Park
   
06/5/22 - 10:47   SMMT - UK van registrations fall -29.1% amid supply challenges
   
06/5/22 - 10:26   Consumer Intelligence - the average quoted cost of van insurance in the UK is now £1,135
   
06/5/22 - 10:09   Carlac - sign up as corporate partner of The School of Thought
   
05/5/22 - 13:55   Please send ABP Club the guests names for the British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) by 4pm tomorrow (Friday 6 May)
   
05/5/22 - 13:50   RAC - April brings an end to cycle of pump price rises
   
05/5/22 - 13:46   REALtime Communications - are hybrids the answer to loss in aftersales revenue?
   
05/5/22 - 13:30   What Car? - automotive industry "in an increasingly precarious position"
   
05/5/22 - 12:59   FLP Group - open new training centre for automotive refinishing industry
   
05/5/22 - 12:51   Plunky's All Stars Matchday Auction - Tuesday 24 May at The Posh - check out the items for auction (link below)
   
05/5/22 - 11:13   The Car Expert - car manufacturer profitability is strong as cars get more expensive for consumers
   
05/5/22 - 11:07   MotorCheck.ie - 39,000 "zombie" cars imported from UK to Ireland had been written off and sold as salvage
   
05/5/22 - 10:45   S&P Global / CIPS UK Services PMI - record cost pressures; activity and new business continue to rise, but at reduced rates, confidence low
   
05/5/22 - 09:47   SMMT - top selling cars in April: Nissan Qashqai, Ford Puma and MINI
   
05/5/22 - 09:24   Lotus - officially opens new sports car manufacturing facility at Hethel, £100million redevelopment, Chapman Production Centre
   
05/5/22 - 09:19   SMMT - UK new car market declines -15.8% to 119,167 units in April, but battery electric car registrations buck trend, up 40.9%
   
05/5/22 - 09:11   AX - promotes Director of Sales and Operations, Scott Hamilton-Cooper, to role of Managing Director of AX Automotive
   
04/5/22 - 00:11   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - appoint Brett Wootton (ex Fix Auto UK) as Regional Operations Manager
   
04/5/22 - 13:54   Stellantis - Iain Brown appointed Sales Director for Fiat and Abarth UK
   
04/5/22 - 13:50   Cost of living crisis affects 7 in ten drivers - 17% of EV and hybrid drivers have switched from petrol or diesel in 2022 due to costs
   
04/5/22 - 13:47   Venson Automotive Solutions - a green future for the commercial vehicle market isn’t exclusively electric
   
04/5/22 - 13:13   BCA - LCV values remain under pressure in March as market dynamics change; SMART repairs can increase "desirability for stock"
   
04/5/22 - 13:06   LKQ - expects major savings in cost and CO2 from traction battery repair and remanufacturing
   
04/5/22 - 12:36   What Car? - four-star Euro NCAP rating crucial for more than 80% of new car buyers
   
04/5/22 - 12:25   BP - to invest £1billion in EV charging in the UK over the next 10 years
   
04/5/22 - 12:16   IMI Skills Competitions 2022 - Refinishing: 11-13 May at 3M Atherstone, Body Repair: 20-24 June at FMG in Goole
   
04/5/22 - 11:42   Sytner Group - 3 winners in the CitNOW Digital Spotlight Awards: Phil and Nick (both technicians at Sytner Tring) & Jessica (Nottingham BMW)
   
04/5/22 - 11:40   Sytner Group - 3 winners in the CitNOW Digital Spotlight Awards: Phil and Nick (both technicians at Sytner Tring) & Jessica (Nottingham BMW)
   
04/5/22 - 11:15   Markerstudy Group - announce completion of BGL Insurance acquisition; BGL brand, CEO and three office locations retained
   
04/5/22 - 10:37   bp pulse - has become the first EV charging provider to achieve certification to the BSI Electric Vehicle Charging Kitemark
   
04/5/22 - 10:29   Copart - confirms deal to double operational capabilities in Scotland; plans to be fully operational in 2023
   
04/5/22 - 10:17   LV= - employees and customers at 26 LV= branded bodyshops can access confidential helpline for men to talk about mental health
   
04/5/22 - 08:53   Direct Line - Q1 trading update: gross written motor premium fell 5.4% to £347m, lowest Q1 since 2015
   
04/5/22 - 08:25   Aston Martin - appoint new CEO, 76-year old Amedeo Felisa (Ferrari CEO 2008 to 2016) replacing 56-year old Tobias Moers after 2 years
   
03/5/22 - 13:39   ABP Club Charity Golf Day at the Mere, with Mirka - the prizes from last week's Golf Day with more than 80 golfers (and 2 "unusual" events!)
   
03/5/22 - 13:27   MotorEasy, Warranty Assist, Motokiki and Motor Angel merge - 'Intelligent Motoring': new aftersales customer acquisition and retention
   
03/5/22 - 13:20   School of Thought - successfully support careers event at Corpus Christi School in Cardiff
   
03/5/22 - 13:10   Plunky's All Stars - physios needed for the match on Tuesday 24 May at Peterborough United
   
03/5/22 - 12:50   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) finalists - confirming the 10 BBA BSI finalists!
   
03/5/22 - 12:32   Steer Automotive Group - acquires six Rainbow Bodyshop Group sites
   
03/5/22 - 12:18   SYNETIQ - announces deal with automotive influencer and BBC star, Becky Evans to promote sustainable vehicle repair options to consumers
   
03/5/22 - 12:13   J&A Rigbye Chorley - wins Best Aftersales CSI at top Citroën retailers awards
   
03/5/22 - 12:07   BLM Law - 'Automated Vehicles Triage Aide' to help claims handlers at FNOL
   
03/5/22 - 10:19   Axalta - fast-cure low energy technology helping bodyshops across Europe cope with the energy crisis
   
03/5/22 - 09:54   FSB - small firms make rebate plea as UK loses 149 million working days to sickness; 1 in 4 absences for COVID-19
   
03/5/22 - 09:53   BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz Mobility - intend to sell their car-sharing joint venture SHARE NOW to Stellantis
   
03/5/22 - 09:48   Motofix Accident Repair Centres - complete switch to Spies Hecker to save on energy costs
   
03/5/22 - 08:29   Steer Automotive Group - acquire 6-site Rainbow Group
   
29/4/22 - 13:53   ABP Club Charity Golf Day with Mirka - the photos are available for the first 2022 Charity Golf Day at The Mere
   
29/4/22 - 13:45   IGA - MOT revision plans "a dangerous plan that would increase costs for motorists long-term"
   
29/4/22 - 13:43   NFDA - urges UK Gov to reconsider biennial MOT proposal
   
29/4/22 - 13:41   Verex Group (connected branded insurance products for VMs) - appoints David Shaw as Commercial Director to develop insurance relationships
   
29/4/22 - 13:36   Drive My Career - 70% young people surveyed had not considered working in automotive
   
29/4/22 - 13:31   RAC - drivers planning an estimated 16.8m leisure trips this May Day bank holiday
   
29/4/22 - 12:40   LKQ Corporation - results for Q1 2022: revenue of $3.3 billion (up 5.6% year-over-year)
   
29/4/22 - 09:49   Traffic increased by 4% points compared with two weeks ago - to 99% pre-COVID-19
   
29/4/22 - 09:34   Volkswagen Group and bp - launch strategic partnership to rapidly rollout EV fast charging in Europe
   
29/4/22 - 07:55   Zurich - maintains "excellent" financial strength rating
   
28/4/22 - 19:49   What Car? on latest SMMT figures - auto industry continues to be battered by the chip supply crisis; positive news of investment in EVs
   
28/4/22 - 19:38   "Dev's Law" - Meera Naran, whose son died in a car accident on a smart motorway, campaigns for compulsory Autonomous Emergency Braking
   
28/4/22 - 13:59   ProXL from Capella Solutions Group - new range of UltraFill automotive body fillers
   
28/4/22 - 13:55   Can anyone recommend a company that will refurb booths, wall cleaning and painting seal etc?
   
28/4/22 - 13:52   Out of interest what is the average cycle time being achieved? - repost from the Forum
   
28/4/22 - 13:45   SMMT - "regular MOTs ensure safety-critical components are properly inspected and maintained"
   
28/4/22 - 13:40   Bristol Street Motors - 10 years on since jobless TV appearance to successful motor dealership career
   
28/4/22 - 13:27   Solus - Simon Smith, Solus Managing Director and Aviva Repair Lead renews Automotive 30% Club membership
   
28/4/22 - 13:19   Wishing Dave Reece a very happy 70th birthday today! -
   
28/4/22 - 12:10   Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - overall numbers for motor injury claims over the last year remain at "historic" lows
   
28/4/22 - 10:49   SMMT - British CV production rises 57% in the first quarter of 2022
   
28/4/22 - 10:42   Standox - new Standovision training video: best quality plastic repairs
   
28/4/22 - 08:28   SMMT - UK car production falls -32.4% in first quarter, a decline of 99,211 units on pandemic-affected Q1 2021.
   
27/4/22 - 13:45   #BBA2022 is just THREE weeks away! - meet the 10 British Bodyshop Awards Diamond Partners
   
27/4/22 - 13:11   BookMyGarage - Government proposals to lengthen MOT interval will result in one-in-10 vehicles on the road having "dangerous" defects
   
27/4/22 - 12:38   Tractable – OEC’s Chris Setz to join artificial intelligence for accident repair sector specialist as Sales Director
   
27/4/22 - 12:17   Tractable - Aviva signs deal with artificial intelligence (AI) firm, Tractable, to improve the efficiency & accuracy of repairs using AI
   
27/4/22 - 11:39   S&G Response - electric vehicle technicians remain in short supply
   
27/4/22 - 11:27   Zurich Innovation Championship - picks 12 startups (rom 2,600 applicants) to work with on future of insurance
   
27/4/22 - 11:00   Ben - stress affects 1 in 2 automotive people and is the most common issue in our industry
   
27/4/22 - 09:32   Solera - with AI-driven claims bodyshops see improved profitability (52%), increased staff productivity (50%) & efficiency (49%)
   
27/4/22 - 09:08   Enterprise - encouraging car club use with vehicle owners reduces car ownership & promotes EV usage
   
27/4/22 - 08:09   Pendragon - Q1 trading update; strong start with profit up 73%
   
26/4/22 - 23:31   BBC - government considering relaxing the frequency of MOTs to every 2 years "to help tackle the cost of living"
   
26/4/22 - 13:47   Morgan Motor Company - strengthens its leadership team; Steve Morris, Chairman and CEO, becomes Executive Chairman
   
26/4/22 - 13:35   Allianz Holdings - appoints two non-executive directors to management board: Teresa Robson-Capps and José Vazquez
   
26/4/22 - 12:34   FMG - with DRIVE Software launch integrated accident management solution
   
26/4/22 - 12:20   Audatex - INSHUR adopts Solera Audatex platform to manage vehicle claims
   
26/4/22 - 12:15   Revive! reports 41% growth in turnover in 2020/2021 - £15.3m turnover up from £10.8m represents a record year of financial growth
   
26/4/22 - 11:48   Tesla, Toyota, Porsche - lead GlobalData list of top EV firms among social media discussions in Q1 2022
   
26/4/22 - 11:18   Audi and Saint-Gobain - pilot project to turn faulty car glass into new windowpanes for the Audi Q4 e-tron
   
26/4/22 - 11:02   HMRC - collected £718.2 billion in taxes in the 2021/22 tax year, an increase of 22.9% from the year before
   
26/4/22 - 10:57   Average battery range of vehicles at annual SMMT Test Day grows from 74 miles to c260 miles - 15-fold increase in model choice in a decade
   
26/4/22 - 10:28   Balgores blog (9th largest independent bodyshop group) - what will the arrival of self-driving cars mean for repairers?
   
25/4/22 - 23:57   3M - acquires LeanTec technology, provider of digital inventory management solutions for the automotive aftermarket segment in USA
   
25/4/22 - 20:42   Activate Group - appoint Dave Holleron (ex Slater Gordon) as Network Performance Manager
   
25/4/22 - 20:12   Controversial EU Vnuk motor insurance law - one step closer to being removed from British law, as bill passes through Parliament
   
25/4/22 - 20:03   Smart Business Link - appoints international financier Steve Box as Chairman to meet demand for faster payments & invoicing financing
   
25/4/22 - 19:56   Somerset drivers - urged to report dangerous ‘Crash for Cash’ scams following rise in reports around the town of Frome
   
25/4/22 - 13:56   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - Manchester fraudster ordered to pay £58K following bogus Lamborghini Aventador claims
   
25/4/22 - 13:40   The rise of e-scooters and safety concerns (Davies) - MIB data: 64 claims with the potential cost of £1,684,820 as of Feb 2022
   
25/4/22 - 13:33   GoCompare - more than 1 in 5 people aged 18-24 say they need a second job this year
   
25/4/22 - 13:23   Daily Mail: car thieves are stealing airbags - airbags are the new CAT converters
   
25/4/22 - 13:10   UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus in Scotland for the first time - 20 Stagecoach ‘Autonomous Bus Professionals’ recruited
   
25/4/22 - 12:48   Ford Pro - introduces dedicated electric vehicle charging solution for European customers to meet the needs of commercial vehicle fleets
   
25/4/22 - 12:39   comparethemarket - electric vehicles are nearly £600 cheaper to run than petrol cars
   
25/4/22 - 12:02   rFpro - building highly accurate virtual model of Nardò Technical Center handling track in Italy for EV development
   
25/4/22 - 11:53   TrustFord (UK's 4th largest dealer owned bodyshop group network) - donate Minibus to Huddersfield Giants Community Trust
   
25/4/22 - 11:39   USA: Tractable - accident repair AI data firm confirms new partnership with Mitchell to speed up motor claims
   
25/4/22 - 10:52   Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) - 40% of the population not driving for work at all since January 2021
   
25/4/22 - 10:38   Nissan - new, in-development ADAS aims to dramatically enhance collision avoidance on "virtually every new model" by 2030
   
25/4/22 - 10:30   Silverlake - Arwen Lawton, Fareham College, wins a regional competition to design a car sticker for community charity scheme UDonateacar
   
22/4/22 - 13:40   Congratulations to the British Bodyshop Awards #BBA2022 finalists - 27 days to go until we announce the winners!
   
22/4/22 - 12:40   TRL’s - on new new DfT Highway Code: "we need to pay more attention to distraction"
   
22/4/22 - 12:31   What the IMI told BEIS about skills shortages - Steve Nash, IMI CEO raised concerns regarding the "unprecedented" automotive skills crisis
   
22/4/22 - 12:21   ZipCharge - world’s first portable EV charging infrastructure for shared, public use
   
22/4/22 - 12:16   Auto Trader - the first FTSE 100 to achieve Gold Carbon Literacy Status
   
22/4/22 - 11:57   ONS - automotive fuel sales volumes fell by 3.8% in March 2022
   
22/4/22 - 11:46   AkzoNobel - revenue up 12% and 10% higher in constant currencies Q1; pricing in line with raw material inflation
   
22/4/22 - 11:36   RAC - drivers prepared to wait 3 seconds for other drivers to move off when the lights turn green
   
22/4/22 - 11:01   SecretService - over a million more MOTs expected to be conducted this year compared to 2019
   
22/4/22 - 10:47   Shorade UK - acquires A&M Motors Bristol (official story from Shorade)
   
22/4/22 - 10:22   Ethical Claims Services Group (ECSG) - what impact do green OE car parts have on vehicle insurance claims?
   
21/4/22 - 20:40   RSA - vehicle parts shortages affecting all insurers and repairers; reduced repair capacity across the UK increasing repair times
   
21/4/22 - 20:15   Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index with WTW - annual UK car insurance premiums rise for first time in 18 months
   
21/4/22 - 14:06   Tesla "comfortably outpaced quarterly expectations" - AJ Bell (investment analyst)
   
21/4/22 - 14:02   Lack of EV charge points remains a concern for motorists, but is falling – as number of charge points across the UK increases by a third
   
21/4/22 - 13:59   Autoglass - planned changes to the Highway Code around self-driving cars calls for greater awareness around recalibration
   
21/4/22 - 13:32   TIDAL (The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited) - appoints all 18 full distribution partners as Directors
   
21/4/22 - 13:18   Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department - appoints Detective Chief Inspector Tom Hill as the new head of unit
   
21/4/22 - 12:32   Department for Transport - 7% quarterly increase in the number of charge points in the UK
   
21/4/22 - 11:41   SMMT - automotive industry leaders gather to drive electrified vehicle manufacturing in the North East
   
21/4/22 - 11:25   IMI and Sytner Group - ask school pupils "What would the vehicle of 2030 look like?"
   
21/4/22 - 11:14   JMW Solicitors on Highway Code & self-driving - present legislation "does not allow the use of moving images in a vehicle whilst driving"
   
21/4/22 - 10:52   DriveElectric - new website makes EV leasing clearer; clear information about real-life range and charging speed
   
21/4/22 - 10:49   Churchill Expert - partners with char.gy to provide EV fleet insurance
   
21/4/22 - 10:22   Copart - to roll out company-wide Carbon Literacy Training
   
21/4/22 - 10:13   Government's plans for changes to the Highway Code to permit 'self-driving' cars - RAC reaction
   
20/4/22 - 18:18   The full list of British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2022 finalists in alphabetical order - see who's up for a #BBA2022 Award!
   
20/4/22 - 13:47   Nearly one-in-five buyers to consider going electric - What Car poll of 1,100 whatcar.com users
   
20/4/22 - 13:41   FCA - proposals to boost disclosure of diversity on listed company boards and executive committees
   
20/4/22 - 13:33   High satisfaction among EV drivers - less than 1% want to go back to petrol or diesel
   
20/4/22 - 13:20   Robins & Day by Stellantis &You UK - welcome Fiat and Abarth to its dealership network
   
20/4/22 - 13:01   e2e - achieves certification to the BSI Customer Service Kitemark
   
20/4/22 - 12:10   CUPRA - first all-electric car includes ADAS and tech designed to help prevent collisions with vulnerable road users
   
20/4/22 - 11:26   The British Bodyshop Awards #BBA2022 finalists are announced!
   
20/4/22 - 08:55   Solera | Audatex - contacting AudaEnterpriseGold customers this morning to advise of a new AEG update that is coming later this month
   
20/4/22 - 08:48   Thatcham Research - responds to Highway Code changes designed to bring ‘self-driving revolution’ closer
   
20/4/22 - 08:41   Changes to The Highway Code - Britain moves closer to a "self-driving revolution"
   
19/4/22 - 15:29   Steer Automotive Group - acquire Artis, making the combined business the 2nd largest independent group (ABP Yearbook figures)
   
19/4/22 - 13:23   Tracker - Ford Transit most stolen and recovered van in 2021
   
19/4/22 - 13:22   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - we reveal the #BBA2022 finalists TOMORROW at 11am (Wednesday 20 April)
   
19/4/22 - 08:21   Andy Hamilton, LKQ Euro Car Parts blog: The block exemption consultation is coming - "it’s time to speak up!"
   
19/4/22 - 08:14   PPG - completes 'COLOURFUL COMMUNITIES' project at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield
   
19/4/22 - 08:06   Volkswagen Group - deliveries of all-electric vehicles up by 65% in the first quarter
   
19/4/22 - 07:57   Porsche - high-voltage battery repairs at Porsche Centres
   
19/4/22 - 07:50   Re: paint price increases - Forum post
   
19/4/22 - 07:42   comparethemarket - motor insurance premiums up £68 year-on-year in the first three months of 2022
   
17/4/22 - 22:55   AM Awards - full list of finalist for the 22 awards; awards ceremony on 12 May in London
   
16/4/22 - 12:39   Vehicle speed limiters - likely to be compulsory in the UK on all new cars launched after July 2022
   
16/4/22 - 11:46   ABL 1 Touch Group - open their 18th site (and second new site of 2022) in Gillingham
   
14/4/22 - 13:09   AA - Easter road trip to cost £20 more than last year
   
14/4/22 - 13:06   Carwow - 87% increase in EV enquiries in Q1 2022 versus the same period last year
   
14/4/22 - 12:59   School of Thought video - now available to every school in the UK
   
14/4/22 - 12:01   Hagerty motorcycle insurance - launches new digital advertising campaign aimed at bikers
   
14/4/22 - 11:58   EDAM Group - appoints Peter Simmons (ex CoPlus and Redde Northgate) as Director of Sales
   
14/4/22 - 11:51   Big Motoring World - Freshstream invests in used car supermarket; 5-site, top 10 UK car dealer
   
14/4/22 - 11:46   HELLA - 131 LEDS in new Škoda Enyaq iV with an illuminated radiator grill
   
14/4/22 - 10:54   NFDA’s Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation scheme - Ministers agree to extend the Repair and Aftersales pilot scheme for 6 months
   
14/4/22 - 10:48   Enterprise - celebrates 65th anniversary
   
13/4/22 - 13:58   Revive! - hits 20,000 review milestone on Trustpilot
   
13/4/22 - 13:53   IMI - publishes National Occupational Standards for Vehicle Recycling; for the dismantling and depollution of vehicles at end-of-life
   
13/4/22 - 12:09   LKQ Euro Car Parts - changes beneficiary of customer donations via its charity partner Pennies to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)
   
13/4/22 - 11:49   Opteven UK (parent company of warranty and aftersales supplier, WMS Group) - opens new national headquarters at Birchwood in Warrington
   
13/4/22 - 09:52   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - one week to go until we reveal the #BBA2022 finalists (11am on Wednesday 20 April)
   
13/4/22 - 09:50   Petition to UK Government - "add vehicle technicians to 'Shortage Occupations List' to make it easier to recruit foreign workers"
   
13/4/22 - 09:32   Euro NCAP - four stars for Stellantis’ DS 4 and the Honda HR-V, just one star for the Dacia Jogger
   
13/4/22 - 09:16   What Car? - British councils and road authorities have paid motorists more than £12 million in compensation for pothole damage since 2018
   
13/4/22 - 08:41   Inflation rate - CPI rose to a 30-year high of 7.0% for the 12 months to March 2022; RPI rises to 9.0%
   
13/4/22 - 07:59   Autoglass - Easter traffic warning: road congestion was 28% higher last month than in March 2021
   
13/4/22 - 07:55   Auditel - offer ABP Club Members a free-of-charge business review "health check"
   
13/4/22 - 07:31   Auto Windscreens - new Colchester Service Centre open and fully operations
   
12/4/22 - 13:35   Neil Smith, XK Engineering Obituary - sad news of Neil's passing in December
   
12/4/22 - 13:30   Industry Insights - members of the Connected Solutions supply chain meet for first in-person business review in 2 years
   
12/4/22 - 13:10   Tracker - London remains the top ‘Stolen and Recovered’ hot spot in the UK; keyless car theft rises to an all-time high in 2021
   
12/4/22 - 13:06   SYNETIQ - launches sustainability certificates; demonstrates the carbon savings clients are making through green parts usage
   
12/4/22 - 12:50   Venson - Government must double its chargepoint target to a minimum of 600,000 for successful fleet transition
   
12/4/22 - 12:47   Mirka - launch first battery powered grinding tool, for bodyshops
   
12/4/22 - 12:44   BookMyGarage - aftersales sector must adapt fast as investigation predicts two-million MOT shortfall this spring
   
12/4/22 - 11:29   ONS labour market stats - average total pay (inc bonuses) was up 5.4%; but regular pay (exc bonuses) was only up 4.0% - below inflation
   
12/4/22 - 11:28   ONS labour market stats - record no of job vacancies at 1.288 million; unemployment rate fell to 3.8%; emplyment rate static at 75.8%
   
12/4/22 - 09:50   Churchill Expert (flexible fleet insurance provider) - 9.9 million drivers do not own their car outright
   
12/4/22 - 09:33   Automotive 30% Club *Save The Date* - launch of the 'Inspiring Automotive Women Awards 2022: Monday 25 April at 2pm
   
12/4/22 - 09:23   Europcar Mobility Group - targeting to have green vehicles accounting for 20% of its car and van fleet by the end of 2024
   
12/4/22 - 09:14   School of Thought - the April edition of 'The Ambassador' magazine features women in the industry and careers news
   
12/4/22 - 08:53   Solera Audatex - offering a free spot every month on its AudaEntepriseGold (AEG) certification course to bodyshop apprentices
   
12/4/22 - 08:49   Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - "Change Control Group needed to save the OIC portal from failure"
   
12/4/22 - 08:44   Mercedes-Benz Cars - setting up a green steel supply chain to boost use of low-CO2 and zero CO2 steel
   
12/4/22 - 08:42   Mercedes-Benz Cars - setting up a green steel supply chain to boost use of low-CO2 and zero‑CO2 steel
   
11/4/22 - 20:22   Semiconductor (chip) shortage - to last throughout 2023 says Volkswagen Group CFO and BMW Group CEO
   
11/4/22 - 15:26   BCA - used car values averaged £9,340 in March 2022, down £595 compared to Feb
   
11/4/22 - 15:02   The confidence of British drivers - 70% of the population believing they’d pass their practical driving test if they retook it tomorrow
   
11/4/22 - 13:56   AkzoNobel and Microsoft - take "quantum leap" to fast track innovation
   
11/4/22 - 13:55   Bodyshops - delivering ‘Service Certainty’ through this period of extending lead times
   
11/4/22 - 13:45   Spies Hecker - takes Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team back to its roots reintroducing the iconic Stirling Silver
   
11/4/22 - 13:41   The AA - takes Gold for RoSPA workplace safety for the third year running
   
11/4/22 - 13:36   Kwik Fit - customers can choose sustainable natural rubber 'PROJECT TREE' tyres from Pirelli, Hankook and Continental
   
11/4/22 - 13:19   BASF - David Bibb and Dr Natalie Wong – talk to Auto Body Professional about 'Refinity'
   
11/4/22 - 13:15   ABL 1 Touch – one year on since the MBO
   
11/4/22 - 13:12   AkzoNobel - launches 24-hour challenge to unite partners and tackle climate change
   
11/4/22 - 11:11   Gallagher Bassett - acquires third-party claims administrator, Claims Settlement Agencies (CSA)
   
11/4/22 - 11:06   Brain Tumour Research shares Plunkys All Stars Football Match story - on track to raise £17,000
   
11/4/22 - 10:49   INRIX and the RAC - drivers planning more than 21m leisure trips this Bank Holiday weekend
   
11/4/22 - 10:39   Post magazine's British Insurance Awards - full list of finalists for the 29 awards; winners announced on 6 July
   
11/4/22 - 10:16   Lookers (2nd largest dealer-owned bodyshop group in the UK) - appoints Deborah Sherry as a Non-Executive Director
   
11/4/22 - 10:04   Cazoo Data Services - insurers: "identify risk and price for claims fairly while supporting the new FCA rules"
   
11/4/22 - 09:55   Repairify UK - to simply and reduce some of its remote diagnostics and ADAS services by up to 45%
   
08/4/22 - 14:02   Auto Trader - used car prices continue to rise (up 32% on March 2021); trajectory shows signs of slowing; demand remains robust
   
08/4/22 - 13:55   Government - propose that 22% of all new cars sold in the UK must be fully electric-powered by 2024 , 50% by 2028 and 100% by 2035
   
08/4/22 - 13:14   Move Electric - "appetite for electric car and van use and ownership is already growing exponentially"
   
08/4/22 - 13:10   Thatcham Research - Dean Lander reports on some positive news surrounding apprentice numbers
   
08/4/22 - 09:36   iRG – the next chapter post-MBO
   
08/4/22 - 09:31   £30 million for cutting-edge highway decarbonisation projects - previous projects inc. plastic roads in Cumbria to boost "value for money"
   
08/4/22 - 09:18   Auto Windscreens - innovation and achievements in health and safety recognised
   
08/4/22 - 09:08   Cox Automotive - "consolidating logistics suppliers into one single provider can help automotive retailers navigate current headwinds"
   
08/4/22 - 08:58   Fix Auto Dagenham Mud Race - Sunday 15 May 2022, raising money for local Autism support charity
   
08/4/22 - 08:47   Energy crisis – some advice to mitigate costs from AGM Services
   
07/4/22 - 22:00   bodyshop magazine awards - full list of all finalists and winners
   
07/4/22 - 20:28   Talent Recharge hosted by Autotech Group - "automotive aftermarket unites to fire up the talent shortage conversation"
   
07/4/22 - 19:52   How do (bodyshops) stand with regards to supplying mobility for customers, especially when courtesy cars are in such high demand?
   
07/4/22 - 16:11   Tesco - supermarket staff to get pay rise to £10.10hr (increase of 5.8%) effective 24 July; delivery drivers will get £11 hr
   
07/4/22 - 13:37   Is Accident Repair a Cottage Industry - repost from the Forum
   
07/4/22 - 13:36   National Windscreens - artificial intelligence "revolutionises" online customer experience
   
07/4/22 - 13:27   Vauxhall - celebrates 60 years of manufacturing at Ellesmere Port facility
   
07/4/22 - 13:21   Europcar Mobility Group UK - demo programme for Mercedes-Benz eVito Van launched to help fleets prepare for an electric future
   
07/4/22 - 13:17   LV= Green Heart Standard - sustainability, people and ethics
   
07/4/22 - 13:07   Honda and General Motors - to co-develop affordable electric vehicles (EVs) tageting global production of millions
   
07/4/22 - 13:02   Merseyside Car Hospital - receive the Volkswagen Group 'Customer Choice Award 2021'
   
07/4/22 - 12:53   EMM International - new Colad Ceramic Protection
   
07/4/22 - 12:43   Vint-tro - launches car insurance for classic and prestige cars
   
07/4/22 - 12:24   Constellation Automotive Group (cinch, BCA, WeBuyAnyCar.com and CarNext owners) - continue expansion with new office in Hampshire
   
07/4/22 - 11:58   The IMI - automotive job postings at five-year high; 40% increase in postings from January to March
   
07/4/22 - 09:51   Bdeo blog on analysing vehicle damage - AI specialists for the automotive industry (speakers at the 2021 ABP Convention)
   
07/4/22 - 09:40   FCA - resources focused on outcomes to prevent serious harm, set higher standards and promote competition
   
07/4/22 - 09:34   Thatcham Research - behind the scenes with Tom Leggett, lead research engineer for Automated Driving
   
07/4/22 - 09:15   Energy advice to bodyshops from ECA Business Energy
   
06/4/22 - 21:13   ABL 1 Touch - appoint Gareth Hopkins as Production Manager; he was formerly Regional Operations Manager at Xpress Centres
   
06/4/22 - 12:34   Spring Charity Ball (Martyn Rowley & Paul Glover): Sat 14 May - bid before Friday for a pair of tickets to see Dua Lipa in Birmingham
   
06/4/22 - 12:22   RAC - drivers planning nearly 21m leisure trips as schools break up for Easter holidays
   
06/4/22 - 11:43   Sherwin Williams - completes acquisition of the European industrial coatings business of Sika
   
06/4/22 - 11:20   USA: Stellantis - involved in test of 5G connected vehicle technologies for real-time safety notifications
   
06/4/22 - 11:13   Alton Cars MBO – the latest
   
06/4/22 - 11:00   Service Certainty - Live Video to "see what the customer sees" now available directly within the Service Certainty suite
   
06/4/22 - 10:38   carwow - "SMMT figures do not measure current demand"
   
06/4/22 - 10:17   NFDA - "supply constraints not only affecting automotive, but also other economy sectors, such as the construction industry"
   
06/4/22 - 10:13   Body Perfect and The Vella Group - success for Ryan Lowrey and Tiler Moorcroft-Jones in the WorldSkills UK final
   
06/4/22 - 10:08   March - sets new records with petrol and diesel prices up 11p and 22p a litre respectively
   
06/4/22 - 09:47   Shorade - acquire A&M Motors (Fix Auto Bristol); renamed as Shorade Bristol Ltd
   
06/4/22 - 09:25   ABL 1 Touch - appoint Anthony Fuller as Head of Production Operations; he was formerly Operations Director at Xpress Centres
   
06/4/22 - 09:05   Mirka - acquires Finnish robotics specialist Flexmill
   
05/4/22 - 14:03   New car sales - Auto Trader comment: "sales of new EVs will overtake both traditional petrol and diesel sales by 2025"
   
05/4/22 - 14:00   SMMT - Kia is UK's top selling new car brand in Quarter One this year, selling more cars than Ford, BMW or Volkswagen
   
05/4/22 - 14:00   SMMT - Tesla Model Y was top selling new car in UK in March, with Tesla Model 3 in second plave; Ford Fiesta down in 10th place
   
05/4/22 - 13:34   NFDA - "demand for new and used vehicles remains stable despite industry headwinds"
   
05/4/22 - 13:26   AW Repair Group - episode 7 of 'A Career for Life' docuseries features Technical Development Executive, Steve Hoe
   
05/4/22 - 13:14   FCA - makes three senior hires: two new Directors of Authorisations and a new Finance Director
   
05/4/22 - 13:11   Thatcham Research - confirms multi-million-pound investment in Retford (Gamston) Airport for future mobility systems R&D centre
   
05/4/22 - 13:04   eBay - certified parts platform gathers momentum; read all about it in Auto Body Professional (link below)
   
05/4/22 - 12:44   SMMT - UK van registrations fall -27.6% as global supply challenges hamper pandemic recovery
   
05/4/22 - 12:41   Axalta - fast cure low energy technology: helping bodyshops cope with the energy crisis
   
05/4/22 - 11:47   Fix Auto Chelmsford - investment to quadruple in size single-site operation within the next four years, new Fix Auto Braintree site
   
05/4/22 - 11:13   SMMT - new car registrations decline -14.3% BUT best-ever month for BEV at 78% growth; all EVs account for 1 in 3 registrations
   
05/4/22 - 11:09   Autovista article - nickel price surge could make electric vehicles more expensive
   
05/4/22 - 10:09   Auto Body Professional Spring 2022 magazine - out now and available to read online (link below)
   
05/4/22 - 07:51   The Motor Ombudsman - urges motorists to maintain vehicle servicing in the face of cost of living hike
   
05/4/22 - 07:42   Plunkys All Stars football match: Tuesday 24 May at Peterborough United - fundraising breaks £11k; target to beat last year's £16.5k
   
04/4/22 - 00:49   Geneva Motor Show - will return next year (Feb 14 - 19) after abscence of 3 years
   
04/4/22 - 13:58   Clegg Gifford (Markerstudy Insurance Group) - claims consultant John Green on 2nd trip to deliver emergency supplies to the Ukraine
   
04/4/22 - 13:56   World Skills (IMI Skills) - new Competitors Support Fund will help cover essential costs inc travel, equipment and staff cover costs
   
04/4/22 - 13:50   DVSA - 3 out of 8 "aftermarket" brake pads tested were found to be non-compliant and failed to meet the performance requirements
   
04/4/22 - 13:48   REPOST FROM THE ABP CLUB FORUM: "when will our industry make headline news on the BBC?"
   
04/4/22 - 13:41   Hertz and Polestar - Hertz to purchase up to 65,000 electric vehicles over five years
   
04/4/22 - 13:36   "I've been in the industry 35 years & have never known an industry-wide shortage of repair capacity not directly linked to weather events"
   
04/4/22 - 13:30   Winn Solicitors - Jeff Winn leaves CEO role at Winns after 20 years at helm; Chris Birkett becoming Winn Group CEO
   
04/4/22 - 12:52   World Skills UK (IMI Skills) competition - nominated young people have until Wed 6 April to now complete their online multiple-choice quiz
   
04/4/22 - 12:37   Australia: MTAA - it's time for insurance companies to compensate our Collision Repair Industry adequately, fairly, and reasonably
   
04/4/22 - 11:30   Jaguar Land Rover - appoint Thomas Müller (ex Volkswagen Group) as Executive Director of Product Engineering
   
04/4/22 - 10:30   Telematics policies are cheaper for 78% of drivers aged under 21 - BUT 40% young drivers do not feel comfortable sharing data with insurer
   
04/4/22 - 10:27   Allianz Commercial - inflation topples business interruption as the number one concern for small businesses in Allianz Commercial survey
   
04/4/22 - 10:24   Gas Prices - on a year-on-year basis SMEs [small and medium-sized businesses] are facing an average price rise of over 250%
   
04/4/22 - 10:24   Tesla - 310,000 vehicles delivered Q1 2022; 70% higher than in the same period in 2021
   
04/4/22 - 10:20   NFDA Spring Ball - winners announced on Saturday in Hertfordshire
   
04/4/22 - 09:01   Aviva - appoint Charlotte Jones (ex-RSA) as Chief Financial Officer
   
04/4/22 - 08:41   Salvage Wire - recognised as a Global 100 Company
   
04/4/22 - 08:24   Trakm8 - driver data and vehicle insights will reduce cost of EV insurance
   
03/4/22 - 20:24   USA: CCC Diagnostics (insurance SaaS platform) - seen c900% increase in appraisals that included a diagnostic scan
   
01/4/22 - 13:56   FMG Repair Services - 13 apprentices at Thatcham Research Automotive Academy join UK's largest independent bodyshop group
   
01/4/22 - 13:56   WorldSkills UK - registration ends at 11.59pm TONIGHT (Fri 1 Apr)for the 2022 Body Repair and Refinishing competitions
   
01/4/22 - 13:50   Allianz - unveils sustainable theme for BIBA 2022
   
01/4/22 - 12:58   The British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2022 event Preview is live! - 24 pages of pre-event info
   
01/4/22 - 12:30   The Hilton Group (Hilton Coachworks) - opens new purpose-built 75,000 sq ft showroom and repair facility in Bishop’s Stortford
   
01/4/22 - 12:19   Aviva and Horwich Farrelly - anti-fraud investigation reveals footballer "with whiplash" scored hat-trick hours after "accident"
   
01/4/22 - 12:04   Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday – considerations for employers, via Aviva's HR proposition partner, IHRS
   
01/4/22 - 11:42   Copart - headline sponsor of charity ball in Edinburgh which raised more than £88,000 for breast cancer charity
   
01/4/22 - 11:30   Trakm8 - UK-based insurtech wins contract with Adiona Technologies to provide insurance data and devices
   
01/4/22 - 10:55   The National Living Wage (NLW) - increases today (Friday 1 April) by 6.6% to £9.50
   
01/4/22 - 10:50   RAC - calls on Government to update guidance on yellow box junctions to avoid councils wrongly issuing fines
   
01/4/22 - 02:40   Cary Group - acquires windscreen business, Charles Pugh Holdings, for £65m; now controls 80% of National Windscreens consortium revenue
   
01/4/22 - 01:07   Formula 1 - Car magazine says deal for Audi and Porsche to enter F1 will be completed next week with acquisition of McLaren
   
31/3/22 - 00:55   North America: Solera - appoint 4 "industry veterans to our team"
   
31/3/22 - 14:22   FMG - acquires blue-light call handling and vehicle recovery business, GRG Public Resources
   
31/3/22 - 13:33   New data reveals nearly a third of firms suffering cyber attacks hit every week - businesses urged to boost cyber standards
   
31/3/22 - 13:21   Volkswagen Financial Services - how will rising energy costs impact EV drivers?
   
31/3/22 - 13:10   ABI - insurers call for robust regulations before wider roll out of legal e-scooter use
   
31/3/22 - 13:02   Mazda - drives for a greater gender balance within the UK dealer network
   
31/3/22 - 12:12   RAC - Government dismisses calls for fairer pricing at public electric car chargepoints
   
31/3/22 - 12:00   Insurance Times Claims Excellence awards - full list of finalists; inc Ageas, Aviva and Zurich for "Motor Claims Team of the Year" award
   
31/3/22 - 11:32   Axalta - becomes Official Sponsor of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team for the 2022 season
   
31/3/22 - 11:32   Copart - promotes Jeff Liaw to Co-Chief Executive Officer
   
31/3/22 - 11:22   FSB - April “flashpoint” threatens small business futures as eviction protection and sick pay rebate end
   
31/3/22 - 11:19   Zurich - aims for net-zero target in operations by 2030 instead of 2050
   
31/3/22 - 10:50   WorldSkills UK - register your young people BEFORE 6pm TOMORROW (Fri 1 April) for the 2022 Body Repair and Refinishing competitions
   
30/3/22 - 13:54   OEC - expands global delivery with new technology centre in India
   
30/3/22 - 13:52   China: OEC - expands global delivery with new technology centre in India
   
30/3/22 - 13:44   Please complete a 2-question survey seeking industry guidance on a Repair Industry Carbon Zero Standard
   
30/3/22 - 13:24   National Windscreens - first 'ADAS super centre', based in Slough
   
30/3/22 - 13:20   Warrantywise - new partner programme to encourage automotive dealer partners to invest in servicing and vehicle preparation
   
30/3/22 - 13:14   Autovia - spiking fuel prices and the cost of living crisis spark a sustained demand surge for more economical cars and EVs
   
30/3/22 - 13:05   Ford - tests connected traffic light tech that could clear a path for ambulances, fire engines and police vehicles
   
30/3/22 - 12:50   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - a 'Crash for Cash' every four minutes
   
30/3/22 - 12:44   Auto Windscreens - Darren Boden promoted to ADAS Technical Manager role
   
30/3/22 - 12:37   Move Electric Awards - Hyundai named Best e-Business of the Year, and Hyundai Ioniq 5 wins Best Electric Car award
   
30/3/22 - 12:08   BASF and ECA Business Energy - announced as the Official Headline Sponsors for the 2022 NBRA Greener Bodyshop Awards
   
30/3/22 - 11:46   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - why the average dealer forecourt is unable to pass on the fuel duty cut to consumers immediately
   
30/3/22 - 11:29   interactive investor Fuel Price Map of Britain - huge regional variations, with Cardiff and Leeds clocking up cheapest
   
30/3/22 - 11:10   What Car - 77% of used car buyers considering buying their next car online for a better deal due to rising vehicle prices
   
30/3/22 - 11:08   Revive! - five-year plan to recruit more than 200 SMART repair technicians; significant repair opportunities in booming used car market
   
30/3/22 - 11:03   Take up rates for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) within the insurance claims industry have "soared" due to court delays
   
30/3/22 - 10:40   PPG - installs 1,000th PPG MOONWALK automotive refinish mixing system, at Group Perez Rumbao’s facility in Spain
   
30/3/22 - 09:55   Portable Centres Ltd - formal notice of administrators appointment on Thursday 24 March
   
30/3/22 - 09:52   Xpress Vehicle Solutions Ltd - formal notice of administrators appointment on Thursday 24 March
   
30/3/22 - 09:51   Xpress Centres Ltd - formal notice of administrators appointment on Thursday 24 March
   
29/3/22 - 13:59   eBay - signs up 100 recyclers to green parts platform
   
29/3/22 - 13:52   AXA UK - appoints Dean Witherington as Retail Claims Director
   
29/3/22 - 13:42   BGL Insurance - adds Somerset Bridge to Insurer panel to boost customer numbers in the 25-45 age bracket
   
29/3/22 - 13:40   Davies Group - why is early reporting of FNOL important in motor claims?
   
29/3/22 - 12:27   Netherlands: Mercedes-Benz - using anonymised ADAS data to detect and report accident hotspots
   
29/3/22 - 11:40   The Car Expert - Czech cars are proven to be the best vehicles available in the UK, according to a new study
   
29/3/22 - 11:21   Fix Auto Dagenham - complete significant investment in new equipment to meet PAS 2060
   
29/3/22 - 11:17   Esure and SYNETIQ’s mygreenparts gets policyholder’s car back on the road - case study
   
29/3/22 - 11:12   CAPS - 10% increase in bodyshops using CAPS in 2021; total 1,357 repairers using the motor claims platform
   
28/3/22 - 15:01   ABP Club British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) Sponsorship opportunities for 2022 - fairground rides, game and the famous late night BBA bar!
   
28/3/22 - 13:57   AA - measures to support Ukrainian refugees from jobs to free refresher driving courses, and help for convoys taking humanitarian aid
   
28/3/22 - 13:09   Aviva - 64% workers would consider taking a pay cut if a new role offered "other benefits"
   
28/3/22 - 13:03   LV= paid out more than £19 million in COVID-19 related claims since March 2020
   
28/3/22 - 12:30   2021 EU Road Safety Figures - road deaths up 5% vs 2020 but down 13% vs pre-COVID 2019
   
28/3/22 - 12:11   43% of motorists won’t go electric because of ‘a lack of charging points’ - Gov announcement for more EV chargers should boost uptake
   
28/3/22 - 11:57   Pocket Box - launches vehicle management app for the motor trade sector to boost customer engagement
   
28/3/22 - 11:52   LV= GI = 2021 spike in insurance fraud: staged accidents up 31% - the highest insurance fraud type in Q4 2021
   
28/3/22 - 10:38   Multimillion-pound package to deliver "huge" fleet of electric and hydrogen powered buses across England - "massively welcomed"
   
28/3/22 - 10:25   BASF - multi-year global sponsorship of the Car Painting category of WorldSkills International; competitors will use Glasurit products
   
28/3/22 - 10:04   School Of Thought - confirm the appointment of its newest Junior Ambassador, 14-year-old Adam Ward, studying GCSEs at Silverstone UTC
   
28/3/22 - 09:55   Volkswagen Financial Services UK - announces spring deals with Service Plan discounts
   
28/3/22 - 09:41   Cromax - boost productivity and profitability with new training video from Cromax on special plastic additive
   
28/3/22 - 09:30   Lookers - complete sale and leaseback of freehold dealership property in Battersea; raises £28m to invest in "strategic priorities"
   
28/3/22 - 08:51   Saga - 2021 results; group losses reduced to £23m (from £61m); £74 profit per policy; 3-year fixed-price insurance now 47% of policies
   
26/3/22 - 00:18   Daily Express - "Anger as UK drivers lose average £6,000 when car is written off: unable to buy replacement"
   
25/3/22 - 14:05   CUPRA - to launch all-new electrified SUV in 2024
   
25/3/22 - 14:02   HMG Paints - sponsors of Belle Vue Aces
   
25/3/22 - 13:58   Prestige Fleet Servicing (owned by AA) - appoint Penny Stoolman (ex Redde & Total Fleet Management) as managing director
   
25/3/22 - 13:39   Hagerty - launches specialist UK motorsport insurance products
   
25/3/22 - 13:37   Vauxhall (only selling fully electric new cars and vans from 2028) - responds to Government EV Infrastructure Strategy
   
25/3/22 - 13:18   NFDA - welcomes plans to support the UK market to reach 300,000 public electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints by 2030
   
25/3/22 - 12:46   Repairify - completed 12.4 million diagnostic scans in "record" 2021
   
25/3/22 - 12:33   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production rises 92.2% in February but still below pre-pandemic levels
   
25/3/22 - 11:55   Xpress Centres Group of Companies - in administration; bids sought for business by 5pm Fri 1 April; pods owned by third party
   
25/3/22 - 11:37   Move Electric - comments on Government's national charging strategy
   
25/3/22 - 11:17   What Car? - "rising material and energy costs look set to add significant cost to cars"
   
25/3/22 - 11:16   Tenfold expansion in chargepoints by 2030 - £1.6 billion to expand UK charging network
   
25/3/22 - 11:11   Government - sets out their UK electric vehicle charging infrastructure strategy; 300,000 public charging points by 2030
   
25/3/22 - 11:07   Thatcham Research - Mercedes-Benz to accept liability for accidents when Automated Driving System engaged
   
25/3/22 - 10:54   Brake - tighter rules banning mobile phone use at the wheel come into effect
   
25/3/22 - 10:41   The Vella Group - highly commended for two Customer Service Excellence Awards
   
25/3/22 - 10:21   SMMT - UK car production fell -41.3% in February; 8th consecutive month of fall; 1 in 4 cars built is an EV/hybrid
   
25/3/22 - 10:13   RAC - 43% drivers aren’t aware of changes being introduced today that mean 6 points and £200 fine for using a phone whilst driving
   
25/3/22 - 10:07   Sytner Group - celebrates technicians with Elite Technician Challenge 2022
   
25/3/22 - 09:38   UK Customer Service Excellence Awards from Modern Insurance Magazine - full list of the 18 winners plus all the finalists
   
25/3/22 - 09:31   Solera - create job vacancies for Ukrainians located in Spain and Poland
   
24/3/22 - 14:42   Xpress Centres Ltd / Xpress Vehicle Solutions Ltd - industry speculation
   
24/3/22 - 13:21   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - confirm appointment of Paul Smith (formerly Head of Key Accounts at Fix Auto UK) as Head of Performance
   
24/3/22 - 11:54   The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - "number of positive steps" in Spring Statement
   
24/3/22 - 11:43   M&A Coachworks - Mark Ranger MET Technician at McLaren site in Bracknell volunteering in Ukraine
   
24/3/22 - 11:28   Lightfoot - appoints Paul Hollick, Chairman of The Association of Fleet Professionals, as new MD
   
24/3/22 - 11:18   DfT figures - men clock up more than twice the number of penalty points as women
   
24/3/22 - 09:36   Volvo Product Technology Course: Weds 12 October - first post-lockdown course date confirmed
   
24/3/22 - 09:14   WorldSkills UK - register your young people before Fri 1 April for the 2022 Automotive Body Repair and Automotive Refinishing competitions
   
24/3/22 - 09:10   m3 Networks podcast - Automotive repair industry changes and the motor vehicle block exemption regulation (MVBER) expiry
   
23/3/22 - 14:03   AA: Spring Statement - "benefit (of fuel duty cut) will be lost unless retailers pass it on and reflect a fair price at the pumps"
   
23/3/22 - 14:01   RAC : Spring Statement - "5p fuel duty cut will only take prices back to where they were just over a week ago"
   
23/3/22 - 14:00   Trakm8 - ‘Connectedcare’ services to reduce the cost of electric vehicle insurance
   
23/3/22 - 13:54   sopp+sopp - partners with Rapid Repair Network to deliver one-day vehicle repairs
   
23/3/22 - 13:14   Spring Statement - the basic rate of income tax will be cut from 20% to 19%
   
23/3/22 - 13:10   Spring Statement - National Insurance threshold raised to £12,570 a year & Employment Allowance to increase to £5,000
   
23/3/22 - 12:53   Spring Statement - fuel duty cut by 5 pence per litre
   
23/3/22 - 12:47   Petrol Retailers Association - implementation of any fuel duty cut will take time, say petrol retailers
   
23/3/22 - 12:43   Drivers’ increasing concern over high fuel prices prompts call for fuel duty or VAT cut
   
23/3/22 - 12:39   SMMT - UK Automotive invests £10.8 billion in EV and battery R&D and production since 2011
   
23/3/22 - 12:16   Fix Auto UK - Network Performance Consultant, Luke Peers, appointed to newly created role of Network Manager
   
23/3/22 - 11:20   Japan: SkyDrive and Suzuki - to commercialise flying cars
   
23/3/22 - 11:10   Auto Express - COVID-19 boosted Britain's love affair with the car, even though we now drive less
   
23/3/22 - 11:06   What Car? - 45% drivers more interested in EV via subscription model than a traditional lease or finance to "test the tech"
   
23/3/22 - 10:45   Prices rose by 6.2% in the 12 months to February - the fastest for 30 years
   
23/3/22 - 10:33   Polygon Restoration (drying & decontamination) - providing vehicle recovery, restoration & resale service for Copart's insurance customers
   
22/3/22 - 17:35   BASF - opens a new laboratory building for the development of automotive refinish coatings in Münster, Germany
   
22/3/22 - 13:55   What Car? - key areas ahead of tomorrow's Budget
   
22/3/22 - 13:53   Comments of Part II of the government consultation into whiplash reform from the CHO, ACSO and Cogent Hire
   
22/3/22 - 13:42   25 years of the Miracle System in the UK - celebrate with Power-TEC by winning back the cost of your kit!
   
22/3/22 - 13:33   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2022 - an update on plans for the world's BIGGEST BODYSHOP AWARDS EVENT!
   
22/3/22 - 13:11   Wiser Academy (a training and development centre for the insurance industry) - awarded ‘Outstanding’ after Ofsted Inspection
   
22/3/22 - 12:36   Sytner Group and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Sunningdale - celebrate real-life heroes
   
22/3/22 - 12:24   The IMI - worst skills shortage in automotive for more than 20 years needs rapid action
   
22/3/22 - 12:12   ABI - responds to Citizens Advice report
   
22/3/22 - 12:09   Comparethemarket - calls on the Chancellor to scrap IPT for young people under 25 years old in the Spring Statement
   
22/3/22 - 10:21   ŠKODA AUTO (2nd largest VM approved bodyshop network: VW Group) - achieves +43% operating profit in 2021 despite semiconductor shortages
   
22/3/22 - 10:19   ŠKODA AUTO (2nd largest VM approved bodyshop network as part of VW Group) - 6% operating profit in 2021 despite semiconductor shortages
   
22/3/22 - 10:14   Sabre Insurance (UK's 20th largest motor insurer) - 2021 results: premiums down 2% to £169m; pre-tax profits down 24% to £37m
   
22/3/22 - 10:07   Electric car charger theft on the rise - thefts could soon "dwarf" annual £10m cost of replacing stolen catalytic converters
   
22/3/22 - 09:56   Citizens Advice - reveals £280 "car insurance ethnicity penalty"
   
22/3/22 - 09:18   Comparethemarket - typical cost of running a car has increased by £291 year-on-year due to higher insurance and fuel costs
   
22/3/22 - 08:35   Germany: Tesla - today Elon Musk will hand over first Model Y cars made at their new $5.5 billion gigafactory near Berlin
   
22/3/22 - 08:17   Auto Trader - pays up to £200m for Autorama (Vanarama), leading online aggregator of leasing deals which made £6m EBITDA loss in 2021
   
21/3/22 - 13:54   Spring Budget - reports of a 5p cut in fuel duty still means the government making 80p a litre at the pumps
   
21/3/22 - 13:44   The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) - to replatform the Motor Insurance Database (MID) and fraud and theft register
   
21/3/22 - 13:28   carwow - 49% say that they wouldn’t expect to get a fair price when selling their car
   
21/3/22 - 13:24   AA - price of diesel up 23p in 18 days
   
21/3/22 - 13:15   Kingsley Re-Engineered - now offers dry ice ‘blasting’ technique to its restoration and rust removal process
   
21/3/22 - 12:32   Kia - launchesnew one-stop on-line portal for its network of approved bodyshops inc access to repair methods and total loss avoidance prog
   
21/3/22 - 12:28   SYNETIQ - one year since SYNETIQ’s carbon literacy training was accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project
   
21/3/22 - 12:00   IMI - industry-wide project reveals lack of diverse role models could undermine ability to attract new talent
   
21/3/22 - 11:29   Intel - to invest €33 billion for R&D and manufacturing semiconductor ecosystem in Europe (France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland & Spain)
   
21/3/22 - 11:07   FleetCheck - fleet management solutions needed to address "inherent operational limitations" of van electrification
   
21/3/22 - 11:01   smart, ABB E-mobility and Digital Charging Solutions - charging partnerships deliver "next-level" charging experience
   
21/3/22 - 10:48   Autoglass and Belron - win 'Partner of the Year' at IMI Awards
   
21/3/22 - 10:37   Markerstudy - re-joins BIBA and returns to Conference; "ready to showcase brands"
   
21/3/22 - 00:09   Porsche - confirms battery only 718 Boxster and Cayman for 2025; will also build its own “premium” charging stations
   
20/3/22 - 23:08   Australia: IAG Insurance - identify quality issues with 10% of accidentrepairs carried out by its approved repairer network
   
20/3/22 - 17:37   BMW - form long-lasting strategic cooperation with Qualcomm and Arriver to jointly develop new Automated Driving software solutions
   
20/3/22 - 08:55   Pendragon - rejects £400m takeover bid from Hedin Group (its largest shareholder) reports Sky News; Hedin may now increase their offer
   
18/3/22 - 14:20   CMA - to review Block Exemption regulations and to submit its final recommendation to Secretary of State by late summer 2022
   
18/3/22 - 14:11   IAA - issues response to public letter from Ancora
   
18/3/22 - 14:10   IAA - meaningful stockholder, Ancora, criticises Synetiq purchase and says IAA CEO, John Kett should be replaced or business should be sold
   
18/3/22 - 14:06   Shorade UK - signs strategic distribution partnership with LKQ Coatings for 3 existing sites and all "planned future sites"
   
18/3/22 - 13:58   Auto Trader - partners with Experian for data on iCache veluation platform which 50 insurance companies use to quote for motor policies
   
18/3/22 - 13:52   RAC - addresses "controversial" remarks from Environment Secretary George Eustice questioning green credentials of EVs
   
18/3/22 - 13:46   Julia Muir, Automotive 30% Club - wins Sue Brownson Award at last night's IMI Dinner
   
18/3/22 - 13:20   Claims Management & Adjusting (CMA) - National Highways admits £300k overpayment on A45 bridge crash repair
   
18/3/22 - 13:17   The IMI - recognises Thatcham Research with ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry’ award
   
18/3/22 - 10:40   AA Fuel price update - five weeks of "unrelenting" records: on Thursday - petrol was 165.89p diesel was 177.34p
   
18/3/22 - 10:38   FSB - with tax rises looming, FSB calls for relief for small firms
   
18/3/22 - 10:29   Auto Windscreen - sponsoring Rick Parfitt Jnr for his second season in the British Touring Car Championship
   
18/3/22 - 10:16   TrustFord (UK's 4th largest dealer owned bodyshop group network) - celebrates launch of newly refurbished Transit Centre in Barnsley
   
18/3/22 - 10:00   Ducati - reported the best revenues and operating profit in 2021 ever recorded
   
18/3/22 - 09:27   Verisk - form collaboration with GT Motive to expedite speed and accuracy during the motor damage claims process
   
18/3/22 - 08:58   IMI - winners of their 6 annual awards announced; Thatcham won the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry
   
17/3/22 - 14:15   Steve Plunkett, Volvo Cars UK Body and Paint Manager - to leave Volvo at Easter and join Lotus Cars
   
17/3/22 - 13:51   Hastings Direct, 1ST CENTRAL and the IFED - serial fraudster with 17 aliases jailed for bogus motor insurance claims
   
17/3/22 - 13:30   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - continues to urge the Chancellor to cut fuel duty
   
17/3/22 - 13:09   S&P Global Mobility - significantly lowers its light vehicle production outlook; 81.6 Million Units Expected in 2022
   
17/3/22 - 12:48   Fleet News Awards - wins for sopp+sopp and Centrica, and TrustFord
   
17/3/22 - 12:24   UK interest rates rise to 0.75% - highest since pre-COVID March 2020
   
17/3/22 - 12:14   Since last Tuesday’s peak, wholesale petrol down 16p a litre, diesel down 24p - BUT pump prices still rise
   
17/3/22 - 12:04   Stellantis Ventures - €300 million fund to propel innovative automotive start-ups
   
17/3/22 - 11:41   FOUR spaces available at the THREE ABP Club Charity Golf Days, sponsored by Mirka - April (Knutsford), Sept (Thame) and Oct (Warwickshire)
   
17/3/22 - 11:08   What Car? - winter weather can cut an electric car’s range by 20%
   
17/3/22 - 10:57   Allianz - becomes the first insurance partner of Solar Energy UK
   
17/3/22 - 10:49   Autoglass - 40,000 UK drivers failed MOT last year due to lack of awareness around windscreen damage
   
16/3/22 - 16:40   Vizion - secure £50 "energy support payment" from Aviva, Co-op, Hastings, Markerstudy and NFU Mutual for each repair completed
   
16/3/22 - 13:49   KJ Rule - Cornwall bodyshop now carbon neutral in accordance with PAS2060, working with ECA Business Energy
   
16/3/22 - 13:43   Markerstudy - appoints Mike Wall to lead new drive on non-standard insurance
   
16/3/22 - 11:46   Average car budget is £422 per month - “total price” of a car is becoming "increasingly meaningless" to car buyers
   
16/3/22 - 10:28   DeGould (automated vehicle inspection) - awarded 70% of £500,000 project cost to develop world-first automated inspection system
   
16/3/22 - 10:11   The Central Bank of Ireland - ban on price walking in motor and home insurance comes into effect on 1 July 2022.
   
16/3/22 - 09:45   SMMT - plug-in Van Grant extension to 2025 "will encourage more operators to make the switch to electric vehicles over the next 3 years"
   
16/3/22 - 09:34   The Vella Group - installs Sikkens' Autowave 2.0 paint system across its network of 9 repair centres in the UK
   
16/3/22 - 09:02   Markerstudy - saved £25m+ in 2021 "defeating" c2,500 fraudulent claims
   
16/3/22 - 08:41   Verex Group - third of UK drivers want connected insurance as standard in their next vehicle
   
15/3/22 - 14:01   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - urge Government to cut fuel duty to reduce the burden of soaring fuel costs
   
15/3/22 - 13:52   OEC - continues as Diamond Partner of the ABP British Bodyshop Awards
   
15/3/22 - 13:22   Competition and Markets Authority - suspected anti-competitive conduct in relation to the recycling of end-of-life vehicles
   
15/3/22 - 13:18   Young Driver Challenge 2022 - driving competition launches for children as young as 10
   
15/3/22 - 13:10   Revive! - the return of the Revive! annual conference after a two-year break
   
15/3/22 - 12:36   Mercedes-Benz South West - named Best Companies' 'Automotive Best Companies to work for 2022'
   
15/3/22 - 12:10   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - pilots nationwide intern programme for Van Centres with Autotech Academy
   
15/3/22 - 11:57   3.8% growth in average pay (November 2021 to January 2022) BUT (adjusted for inflation) pay fell 1.0%
   
15/3/22 - 11:22   Two-year extension of plug-in van and truck grants - now until 2024/5
   
15/3/22 - 11:03   Copart - training starts for the first cohort of Copart’s newly launched Driver Academy
   
15/3/22 - 10:49   LKQ Euro Car Parts' CFO, Annick Jourdenais - now a patron of the Automotive 30% Club
   
15/3/22 - 08:28   Redde Northgate - trading update: stronger than expected performance across the business; £30m share buyback programme launched
   
14/3/22 - 14:39   AkzoNobel - opens new £10 million global R&D centre in Slough (focusing on decorative coatings)
   
14/3/22 - 14:29   School of Thought - Ruth Moring-Beale appointed as Non Executive Director at School of Thought
   
14/3/22 - 14:09   Vella Group - officially open new LV= General Insurance Sole Supply site in Liverpool
   
14/3/22 - 13:57   The Vella Group - one of 300 global businesses that have signed The Climate Pledge (co-founded by Amazon)
   
14/3/22 - 13:45   Ford and Volkswagen alliance - boost e-mobility partnership
   
14/3/22 - 13:41   ABI - confirmed as 'Accelerator' (promoting sustainable business to insurers) of UN's 'Race to Zero' campaign
   
14/3/22 - 13:31   USA: LKQ - sell PGW Auto Glass, a distributor of aftermarket glass ($400m turnover); part of review and divestment of non-core businesses
   
14/3/22 - 13:17   Lightfoot - in car driver behaviour tech firm appoints Neil Warman as Chief Financial Officer
   
14/3/22 - 12:52   comparethemarket - car running costs for young drivers (aged 17-24) have risen by average £163 in 6 months
   
14/3/22 - 12:32   Advantage Parts Solutions - reminds repairers about parts locating service, available throughout the UK
   
14/3/22 - 12:19   AA - slump in wholesale fuel costs gives drivers hope
   
14/3/22 - 12:02   Italy: Autopromotec 2022 - 25-28 May in Bologna - updated list of exhibitors
   
14/3/22 - 11:40   Thatcham Research - awarded ‘Investment In Training Award’ by West Berkshire Training Consortium
   
14/3/22 - 11:28   ONS - workers aged 50+ years left employment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) at greatest rate since 1971
   
14/3/22 - 11:17   CMA - publishes environmental sustainability advice to government inc having standard definitions for terms like ‘carbon neutral’
   
14/3/22 - 11:10   Ford - to launch 3 new EVs and 4 new ECVS by 2024; plans to sell more than 600k EVs in Europe by 2026
   
14/3/22 - 10:43   Silvester Crash Repair - Guilford bodyshop now carbon neutral in accordance with PAS2060, working with ECA Business Energy
   
13/3/22 - 17:37   LV - "crash-for-cash" fraudulent motor insurance claims up a third "as people take extreme measures to beat cost of living crisis"
   
13/3/22 - 14:58   Agnew Group - open new 23,000 sqft preparation centre in Belfasta including a full paint & refinishing workshop and twin spray booths
   
13/3/22 - 01:18   Sad news - death announced of Ken Marshall; retired, but remembered from his nearly 30 years as industry health & safety expert with KRM
   
13/3/22 - 01:03   Fleet Assist - conflict in Ukraine raises "concerns of potential higher vehicle repair costs"
   
11/3/22 - 17:41   IAA UK - announce sad death of sales and marketing director Tony Core, formerly with Chief Vehicle Rentals and Proximo
   
11/3/22 - 17:17   India: ACMA Automechanika New Delhi - Feb 2023 event cancelled as show moves to even years with next to be held 1 - 3 Feb 2024
   
11/3/22 - 14:02   Aviva - to provide usage-based fleet insurance with Zego
   
11/3/22 - 13:58   AXA UK&I - extends its 3 days per year volunteering scheme for employees to support humanitarian charities
   
11/3/22 - 13:53   Audatex - appoint Tim Davis (ex Engineers Manager at Admiral) as Business Development Manager
   
11/3/22 - 13:51   Sweden: Volvo Cars - to open new 700-job tech hub in Stockholm to bring software skills in-house
   
11/3/22 - 13:47   Hoopers Engineers (Sidney H Hooper & Co Ltd) - under new ownership, led by Matt Ormerod; previous owner, Fred Lloyd, has retired
   
11/3/22 - 13:19   ONS - GDP is now 0.8% above its pre-coronavirus level
   
11/3/22 - 13:13   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance new business volumes up by 43% in January 2022
   
11/3/22 - 12:37   SMMT Chief Exec - "people are the key to our success"
   
11/3/22 - 12:03   Autotech Group - free-to-attend Talent Recharge event at Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes, Weds 23 March, to attract future skills
   
11/3/22 - 10:51   BCA - LCV values average 101.2% of guide price across the board during February BUT cosmetic damaged-LCVs are "very price sensitive"
   
11/3/22 - 10:44   C&C Vehicle Services - CV repairer launches Apprenticeship Scheme for young people in Oldham and Wolverhampton
   
11/3/22 - 10:35   ONS - Business insights and impact on the UK economy - global supply chain disruption affecting the vehicle retail and repair industry
   
11/3/22 - 09:25   RAC - partners with Zap-Map to help EV members get back on the road faster
   
11/3/22 - 09:21   FMG - Alphabet extend incident management contract with FMG for two more years
   
10/3/22 - 13:23   carwow - 37% rise in electric vehicle searches following record petrol-price hikes
   
10/3/22 - 13:17   CarGurus - reveals top-rated dealers of 2022
   
10/3/22 - 13:04   ABP Club host industry meeting in major revision to ABP's 'Guide to Retail Charges' - updated Guide will be published in July
   
10/3/22 - 12:49   AAM Group - receives major boost for its car subscription company, Mycardirect
   
10/3/22 - 11:59   IMI - just 3% of heavy vehicle technicians currently estimated to be qualified to work on high voltage vehicle systems
   
10/3/22 - 11:45   Forum post - 500% increase in retail customers asking for estimates as they can’t get into the approved repairer for 3-4 months
   
10/3/22 - 11:39   NEXUS Automotive International - awards Delphi Technologies Aftermarket Supplier of the Year
   
10/3/22 - 11:35   CBI - "true economic independence from Russia requires bolder moves"
   
10/3/22 - 11:23   Hyundai - 40% of those aged 18-24 are considering switching to electric vehicles
   
10/3/22 - 11:14   (Reuters) Beam - crowd-funding social enterprise helps homeless people secure work and accommodation to plug skills gap
   
10/3/22 - 10:52   IRU - calls on urgent action to cap fuel prices and cut fuel taxation to avert economic crisis
   
10/3/22 - 01:46   Hoopers Assessors - acquired by Olastri Ltd; md Fred Lloyd retires; Olastri is 50% owned by Nik Ellis, owner of Laird Assessors
   
09/3/22 - 13:47   AXA UK - Dave Pearce joins Home and Motor senior leadership team as Director of UK Retail Direct Insurance
   
09/3/22 - 13:40   ABI - welcomes changes to Online Safety Bill
   
09/3/22 - 13:27   Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - all categories of motorcycles experience growth in sales in Feb
   
09/3/22 - 13:10   IAM RoadSmart - majority of drivers aren’t actually ready for autonomous vehicles to hit the roads
   
09/3/22 - 13:06   Auto Trader - interest in electric vehicles DECLINES as price premium bites
   
09/3/22 - 12:28   Used car buyers expect dealers to make between £500 and £1k on a sale - new car buyers expect dealers to profit between £1k and £2k
   
09/3/22 - 12:03   Repairify - talked about the safe and compliant repair of ADAS in modern vehicles at recent Fix Auto Conference
   
09/3/22 - 11:51   ERS - law firm, Keoghs appointed to ERS's legal services panel to work across all motor claim types, including PI, credit hire and fraud
   
09/3/22 - 11:30   Can anyone help with 1-year placement of a young car enthusiast (2nd year Coventry University) keen to get into the automotive industry?
   
09/3/22 - 11:23   AX - EV hires now represent 40% of all of Tusker’s (salary sacrifice scheme provider) non-fault replacement vehicle hires
   
09/3/22 - 09:11   Fix Auto UK - asking repair sector to support the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
   
08/3/22 - 14:29   Red EU - automotive aftermarket specialist achieves ISO 9001 for Dunstable operation
   
08/3/22 - 14:01   Inflation could peak at 8.3% this Spring – or even exceed the 8.4% rate in April 1991 that is the highest seen since 1982
   
08/3/22 - 13:58   LexisNexus - Modern Insurance article: "Knowing More About the ‘Metal’ Could Improve Car Insurance Assessment"
   
08/3/22 - 13:52   Driving for Better Business programme - celebrating Women in Transport for International Women’s Day
   
08/3/22 - 13:30   AW Accident Repair Centres - episode 6 of AW's 'A Career for Life Series' video features paint technician, Katie
   
08/3/22 - 13:15   Autocar ‘Great Women in the British Car Industry’ - less than a month until 2022 nominations close
   
08/3/22 - 12:51   Allianz - launches inclusive returners programme for engineering inspection workers
   
08/3/22 - 12:37   IMI Competitions Manager, Richard Hutchins - wins WorldSkills EDI Heroes Award for second consecutive year
   
08/3/22 - 12:20   AutoRaise - committed to celebrate and enable both female apprentices and leaders in our industry on International Women's Day
   
08/3/22 - 10:38   RAC - one-in-four drivers think most car headlights are too bright; 293 accidents a year where dazzling headlights were a factor
   
08/3/22 - 10:29   Carlac & Silco - attending the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event in June
   
08/3/22 - 09:59   Sytner Group - launching network groups to support ongoing work to improve diversity in the automotive industry
   
07/3/22 - 23:12   Sky News: TMS (Thermal Management Solutions) - formerly Arlington Industries, blames Brexit as it moves some production from UK to Europe
   
07/3/22 - 14:56   Crossleys Accident Repair - why the sale process ended as a pre-package deal with Martin Cross's new company acquiring the business
   
07/3/22 - 14:37   Crossleys Accident Repair - why it went into administration; lockdown and covid restrictions were main reasons
   
07/3/22 - 13:58   In-House HR (Cambridgeshire-based bodyshop HR system) - 21-year-old In-House HR boss thanks Tim Kelly for mentorship
   
07/3/22 - 13:19   ABP British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) early bird ticket sale closes tomorrow - save £200 on Premium & Standard tables!
   
07/3/22 - 13:17   ABP British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) early bird ticket sale closes tomorrow - save £200 on Premium & Standard tables and single tickets!
   
07/3/22 - 12:39   Crossleys Accident Repair Centre - 4 site bodyshop group based in Liverpool goes into admistration
   
07/3/22 - 12:22   BuyaCar - searches for EVs grew 78% Feb 2022 vs Feb 2021
   
07/3/22 - 11:59   Petrol goes above 155p a litre (up 31p in a year) - diesel now averages 161.28p a litre (up 34p in a year)
   
07/3/22 - 11:48   Innovation Automotive (multi-brand EV company) - launch zero emissions DFSK EC35 electric van; debut vehicle priced £20,999 + VAT)
   
07/3/22 - 11:32   IMPORTANT BODYSHOP SURVEY: Accident Repair Technician survey: Accident Repair Technician - Apprentice Core Competencies
   
07/3/22 - 10:39   (reports) In the last quarter of 2021, the number of departing CEOs rose 16% from a year earlier - NBC News
   
07/3/22 - 10:24   Oil price - hits $139 barrel, highest level for 14 years; warning of further 12% increase in petrol and diesel prices
   
07/3/22 - 10:19   GEM Motoring Assist - expect motorcyclists at junctions, GEM tells drivers in bid to reduce collisions
   
07/3/22 - 10:17   Japan: Honda and Sony - sign deal to build electric cars with first EV on sale in 2025
   
07/3/22 - 10:10   AA - to upskill 2,000 AA patrols with IMI EV training
   
07/3/22 - 09:09   NFDA (National Franchised Dealers Association) - annual survey highlights dealers concerns with parts availability
   
06/3/22 - 23:04   Aviva - Waseem Malik has joined as chief claims officer, UK & Ireland General Insurance as announced in Dec 2021; previously with Axa UK
   
05/3/22 - 14:46   Jane Riley of Vizion - leaves after 9 yrs as Customer Relations Manager and 15 yrs before that with Allianz; now Sainsburys delivery driver
   
05/3/22 - 12:27   Honda - announce strategic alliance with Sony to form New Company in 2022 to produce Electric Vehicles starting in 2025
   
05/3/22 - 01:07   Daily Mail - Drivers involved in an accident face delays of up to THREE MONTHS to get vehicles back due to a shortage of repairers and parts
   
04/3/22 - 15:08   Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - claims down vs pre-COVID-19 average but "delays (to trial) are still too long"
   
04/3/22 - 14:11   m3 Networks, ABP Recommended Service for bodyshop IT - bodyshops warned about new scam: malicious USB drives turning up in the post
   
04/3/22 - 14:02   Axalta - 'Tech Tips Global Paint Defects' - latest in series of refinish training videos to help bodyshops fix common problems
   
04/3/22 - 13:56   Petrol prices rising at fastest rate in four months - up another 4.5p in February
   
04/3/22 - 13:53   NFDA - car dealers prepare for a busy plate-change March
   
04/3/22 - 13:18   Auto Artists for Ukraine - automotive artist-led initiative to create a charitable response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
   
04/3/22 - 13:06   Snows Group - sign new three-year, 3,000 vehicles a year deal with BCA
   
04/3/22 - 12:55   IMI - MOT Annual Assessments outstanding for 40% of testers, despite looming 31 March deadline
   
04/3/22 - 12:39   SMMT - UK van market falls -6.0% (Feb 22 vs Feb 21) but market remains above pre-pandemic levels
   
04/3/22 - 12:31   FMG Repair Services - to host IMI WorldSkills UK Automotive Body Repair National Qualifiers in June 2022 at Training Centre in Goole
   
04/3/22 - 11:50   Volkswagen - shorter product cycles and faster digital offerings: future vehicle development shortened by 25% from 54 to 40 months
   
04/3/22 - 11:42   Traffic on Monday (28 Feb) up 4% on previous week
   
04/3/22 - 11:28   DWF - recruits 27 to Belfast Team
   
04/3/22 - 11:20   ONS - COVID-19 impact: continuing decline in the percentage of people working from home; those worried about COVID lowest since March 2020
   
04/3/22 - 10:47   SMMT - UK new car registrations rose by 15% in February (Feb 2022 vs Feb 2021)
   
04/3/22 - 10:33   UDonateacar (Silverlake's community charity scheme) - six college students shortlisted in a competition to design a car sticker
   
04/3/22 - 08:26   Vauxhall - to be 100% pure electric – cars and vans – from 2028
   
04/3/22 - 02:33   Fix Auto UK - celebrate the network's successes at the end of their 2022 National Conference
   
04/3/22 - 02:15   AutoRestore - sold by Rivus Fleet Solutions to UKN Vehicle Services and Repair
   
03/3/22 - 17:52   ABL 1 Touch Group - promote Adam Fawcett to Head Of Commercial
   
03/3/22 - 17:17   Northern Accident Repair - appoint Darren Pennington (ex Activate Accident Repair) as bodyshop manager
   
03/3/22 - 15:40   Consumer Intelligence - announce top 10 UK motor insurance companies based on claims satisfaction ratings from 48,000 insurance customers
   
03/3/22 - 14:27   e2e - new IAA ownership makes it inappropriate for Synetiq to remain part of the e2e network
   
03/3/22 - 14:07   IAA & SYNETIQ - final UK regulatory approval of £225 million SYNETIQ Acquisition confirmed
   
03/3/22 - 13:56   Vizion - featured in the 'FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies' for the second year running
   
03/3/22 - 13:29   The ABP British Bodyshop Awards 2022 Celebrity Host is... BBC One Show's Alex Jones!
   
03/3/22 - 13:05   Woodgate & Clark - motor claims & loss adjusting firm appoints Gordon Young (ex RSA) into newly created role of Head of Business Analytics
   
03/3/22 - 12:51   Fix Auto - National Conference 2022 kicks off in Birmingham with tribute to Ukraine & call for donations to the Red Cross
   
03/3/22 - 12:47   IAA - announces final UK regulatory approval from CMA of acquisition of SYNETIQ for £225m
   
03/3/22 - 12:35   Auto Trader - average price of a used car was £17,929 in February, up 31.9% YoY
   
03/3/22 - 11:09   Specialist Risk Group (SRG) - acquire motor trade broker, Hamilton Leigh
   
03/3/22 - 10:55   RAC - EVs: fewer moving parts = more reliable... BUT complex software has potential to cause issues
   
03/3/22 - 10:53   Repairify UK - invests in IMI ADAS and EV training commitment for all technical staff members
   
03/3/22 - 10:40   Which? - electric vehicles take two days longer to get repaired vs petrol cars
   
03/3/22 - 10:27   PPG - committed to humanitarian relief, as well as longer-term recovery support, for Ukrainian refugees
   
02/3/22 - 23:25   Messe Frankfurt - suspends events in Russia; MIMS Automechanika due to take place in Moscow 22 – 25 August 2022 is cancelled
   
02/3/22 - 19:55   Ford - creates separate business divisions for electric vehicles (Ford Model e) and combustion engine vehicles (Ford Blue)
   
02/3/22 - 14:00   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management (e2e) - appoints Martin Stevenson to newly-created Chief Technical Officer (CTO) role
   
02/3/22 - 13:55   Aviva - 2021 results: "a year of significant strategic progress"; all staff get £1,000 in Aviva shares as a thank you
   
02/3/22 - 13:39   AXA UK - appoints Clare Davies as Supply Chain and Engineering Director in its Claims Technical Function
   
02/3/22 - 13:28   Ageas blog - post-pandemic ‘new normal’ driving behaviours and the uptick in usage-based insurance trends
   
02/3/22 - 13:10   School of Thought - partners to The British Motorshow Careers Expo (18-21 August 2022) at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre
   
02/3/22 - 12:43   Lotus Drive - new direct sale e-commerce platform goes live
   
02/3/22 - 12:36   Equipmake - silicon carbide-based HPI-800 inverter "game-changing" efficiency benefits for EVs inc reduced battery size & weight-saving
   
02/3/22 - 12:20   Crash-for-cash - IFED case finds Ismali & Sultan Sari plus Pinar Govenec, guilty of attempting to defraud Direct Line of over £48,000
   
02/3/22 - 11:24   (analyst) "Anxiety rippling through financial markets" as oil spikes over $110 a barrel over supply concerns - impact on semi-conductors
   
02/3/22 - 11:17   Hyundai Motor - investing £59.5 billion to target 7% of global EV market by 2030
   
02/3/22 - 10:47   Grover Accident Repair Centre - achieves Carbon Neutral status in accordance with PAS 2060
   
02/3/22 - 09:36   Thatcham Research & Euro NCAP - VW Polo, VW Taigo, Megane E-Tech and Lexus NX all secure 5*, BMW 2 Series Coupé gets 4*
   
02/3/22 - 09:30   Thatcham Research & Euro NCAP - VW Polo, VW Taigo, Megane E-Tech and Lexus NX all secure 5*, BMW 2 Series Coupé gets 2*
   
02/3/22 - 08:57   HB Accident Repair Network - now operate a totally paperless system at HB's bodyshop in Swinton; using AutoFlow
   
02/3/22 - 00:50   Gemini ARC - Paul Smith (formerly Head of Key Accounts at Fix Auto UK) joins as Head of Performance
   
02/3/22 - 00:38   Richard `Taylor (ex-AsTech, GT Motive, Euro Car Parts & Audatex) joins Jifeline Remote Diagnostics as Business Development Director
   
02/3/22 - 00:20   Allianz - to provide up to 12.5 million euros to support humanitarian efforts in light of the invasion of Ukraine
   
02/3/22 - 00:04   Volkswagen and BMW - forced to cut production at many European factories due to shortages of crucial electronic components made in Ukraine
   
01/3/22 - 23:53   MINI - Oxford factory to close for five days next week due to supply issues caused by Ukraine war
   
01/3/22 - 23:37   FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) - launches a cap on fees charged by claims management companies; will save consumers £9.6m a year
   
01/3/22 - 22:24   Red diesel - major changes will restrict its allowed usage from 1 April 2022
   
01/3/22 - 21:52   Stellantis - reveal image of first-ever 100% battery-electric Jeep due in early 2023 as part of their "Dare Forward 2030" strategic plan
   
01/3/22 - 21:43   Stellantis - reveals strategic plan "Dare Forward 2030"; all new models launched in Europe from 2026 will be pure-electric
   
01/3/22 - 14:37   ThingCo - signs deal with Insenture Underwriting for 'fayre.'
   
01/3/22 - 13:52   Copart - Hyundai i10 tops Copart's nine "cheapest cars to repair in 2022" list
   
01/3/22 - 13:40   FCA - launches claims management companies fees cap; expected to save consumers £9.6m a year
   
01/3/22 - 13:32   Mandatory speed-limiting tech on new cars launched in the UK later this year will reduce collisions by 30%
   
01/3/22 - 12:59   Venson - UK motorists do not support nationwide pay-as-you-drive scheme but accept an EV related tax
   
01/3/22 - 12:53   Allianz - 120 team members plant 1,000 trees in the Surrey Hills
   
01/3/22 - 12:38   GYS - new connected tech riveter raising safety standards
   
01/3/22 - 12:26   Moneybarn - vehicle finance company renews with BCA in exclusive three-year remarketing deal (c36,000 vehicles over the contract)
   
01/3/22 - 12:14   Zurich Insurance Group - "we stand by the people of Ukraine"; Switzerland adopts entire EU sanctions package against Russia
   
01/3/22 - 11:59   TrustFord (UK's 4th largest dealer owned bodyshop group network) - presents the Prince of Wales Hospice with a van
   
01/3/22 - 11:37   Shortlist for UK Car of the Year 2022 announced – 10 cars from 63 entrants
   
01/3/22 - 11:21   The UK has the second highest electric vehicle uptake in the world, selling over 1 million EVs between 2010-2020.
   
01/3/22 - 10:31   Copart - opens new eco-friendly office in Bristol (part of a programme to upgrade and replace offices at nationwide Operation Centres)
   
01/3/22 - 10:30   Copart - opens new eco-friendly office in Bristol (part of a programme to upgrade and replace offices at nationwide Operation Centres)
   
01/3/22 - 10:14   Volkswagen - halts production of electric vehicles this week due to parts shortage (mainly electrical harnesses) from supplier in Ukraine
   
01/3/22 - 08:01   Australia: AMA Group - results for 6 months to 31 Dec 2021 show £37m loss on turnover of £226m
   
01/3/22 - 07:44   SYNETIQ - helps bodyshops by setting up a dedicated point of contact for backorder parts requests
   
01/3/22 - 00:23   Toyota - suspected cyber attack at a key supplier halts all Toyota production in Japan
   
28/2/22 - 23:37   HSE - Queensferry Car Breakers director Ghol Mohammad Navabi avoids jail after crushing employee while driving defective forklift truck
   
28/2/22 - 15:56   ABP Charity Golf Days (sponsored by Mirka) - all 3 days completely sold out with 84 golfers booked at each venue; wait list now in operation
   
28/2/22 - 15:12   HSE Motor Vehicle Repair - motor trade partners join HSE’s Working Minds campaign
   
28/2/22 - 14:09   Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) - annual EV sales surge 160% as Midlands is UK’s electric car hotspot
   
28/2/22 - 14:01   WorldSkills UK - registration opens for 2022 Automotive Body Repair and Automotive Refinishing competitions
   
28/2/22 - 13:14   ABP British Bodyshop Awards moves to Manchester! Check out Manchester Central - in the heart of the city - our brand new BBA2022 venue
   
28/2/22 - 12:53   (reports) Unleaded petrol tops 150p a litre as oil prices surge - cost of fuel up by more than 1.5p since Thursday
   
28/2/22 - 12:48   Ofwat to temporarily increase business retail price caps by 0.49% due to Covid-19 bad debts
   
28/2/22 - 12:25   Quotezone - paramedics, firefighters and police officers dominate the rankings for the lowest car insurance premiums
   
28/2/22 - 12:22   European Commission - seeks feedback on commitments offered by Insurance Ireland concerning access to its data sharing platform
   
28/2/22 - 12:15   What Car? - new car discounts of 15% available ahead of March plate change
   
28/2/22 - 12:08   Consumer Intelligence - motor insurance premiums jumped by 4.9% (an 8-year monthly record) in January due to new FCA pricing rules
   
28/2/22 - 11:52   Ben - 1 in 5 automotive people are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living, such as energy bills, petrol and food
   
28/2/22 - 11:45   The impact of Oxford's new Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) - zero emission zone pilot starts in Oxford today
   
28/2/22 - 11:35   Question on the Forum: how much are repairers are paying for a small 3Dr HB (if available)
   
28/2/22 - 11:27   Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) report - headline number of motor-related injury claims has fallen by 40% in 3 years
   
28/2/22 - 11:20   AA - one in ten drivers plans to buy an EV within five years
   
28/2/22 - 10:50   The Vella Group - shortlisted for in three categories at this year's UK Customer Service Excellence Awards
   
28/2/22 - 10:39   LKQ Euro Car Parts - are your technicians FGAS-qualified in line with legislation that restricts who can handle R134A Refrigerant?
   
28/2/22 - 09:49   Crash-forcash - scammer Emal Ahmadzai found guilty of staging 11 collisions at same roundabout in Northampton in 2017 and 2018
   
25/2/22 - 14:13   Oil - hits 8-year high of $103 a barrel, up 30% since beginning of year; sanctions will further increase price of gas
   
25/2/22 - 14:04   Only 10 days left to get your discounted tickets for BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) in Manchester on Thurs 19 May; 579 tickets already sold
   
25/2/22 - 14:02   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - see the full list of companies who have already booked their tickets for Manchester on Thurs 19 May
   
25/2/22 - 14:02   Plunkys All Stars football match: Tuesday 24 May at Peterborough United - all player spots filled; at 50% fundraising target
   
25/2/22 - 13:52   Sytner Group’s Rolls-Royce Motor Cars dealerships - market share rising to 44%.
   
25/2/22 - 13:44   GYS - launch new dust extraction system for aluminium
   
25/2/22 - 13:14   Copart - teams from Copart's 19 sites raised money for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
   
25/2/22 - 13:05   Sytner Group - named top business in Leicestershire Live Top 200 Business List
   
25/2/22 - 12:18   Thatcham Research - latest blog from Tom Leggett, Lead Research Engineer for Automated Driving
   
25/2/22 - 12:04   SMMT - British commercial vehicle production starts the year up 22.2% to 6,860 units
   
25/2/22 - 11:58   Aviva - interesting thoughts from AJ Bell Financial Analyst ahead of Aviva's FY results (due on Weds 2 March)
   
25/2/22 - 11:22   SMMT - UK car production falls -20.1% in January BUT BEV production up a third; 1 in 11 cars built now zero emission
   
25/2/22 - 11:05   Eco Repair Systems - announces partnership agreement with ECA Business Energy
   
25/2/22 - 10:45   Copart - faces busiest ever fortnight after storms wreck thousands of vehicles
   
24/2/22 - 16:56   PPG - delighted to headline sponsor the British Bodyshop Awards for eleventh consecutive year; Thurs 19 May 2022 at Manchester Central
   
24/2/22 - 16:45   Fix Auto UK - National Conference takes place next Thursday; around 400 delegates expected; speakers include Dave Shepherd and Paul Gange
   
24/2/22 - 14:02   ABP Charity Golf Days (sponsored by Mirka) - just 10 places left at Forest of Arden; Mere & Oxfordshire sold out with wait list in operation
   
24/2/22 - 13:57   Electric vehicle charging device grant scheme statistics: January 2022 – AA comments
   
24/2/22 - 13:29   Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) - new voluntary AFP Dealer Standard
   
24/2/22 - 13:21   ŠKODA’s Retailer of the Year awards - sales, aftersales and customer satisfaction recognised
   
24/2/22 - 13:00   DeGould (automated vehicle inspection) - appoints new CEO, Mathew Holloway
   
24/2/22 - 12:42   Mercedes-Benz (Reuters) - to focus on top-of-the-range models and in-house software capabilities to fight rising costs and supply issues
   
24/2/22 - 12:31   Prasco UK - stocking 50,000 replacement parking sensors to cover more than 80% cars on UK roads today
   
24/2/22 - 12:25   Ageas UK - 2021 results: profits up 15%; motor premiums down 9%; reduced claims frequency; 20-25% of repairs use a green recycled car part
   
24/2/22 - 12:09   IFED - professional footballer, Pa Omar Mbowe, sentenced for fraud by false representation after driving whilst uninsured
   
24/2/22 - 11:16   The impact of rising oil prices following Russian invasion of Ukraine - RAC advises drives on how to save fuel
   
24/2/22 - 11:05   Mini - Oxford plant production suspended for a week due to a global shortage of computer chips
   
24/2/22 - 10:47   ONS - estimated 30% workforce using a hybrid model of working, or working from home (end of Jan 2022)
   
24/2/22 - 10:11   Chartwell - Derby "super brand bodyshop" named Bentley Bodyshop of the Year 2021
   
24/2/22 - 09:46   ABL 1 Touch - opens 17th site, a new Technical Centre in Rayleigh, Essex; ABL's fourth LV= sole site
   
24/2/22 - 09:31   (Reports) Drivers face paying up to £1,000 a year to park at work - RAC: “tax on going to work”
   
23/2/22 - 17:39   Hastings Direct - becomes first motor insurance company to adopt what3words technology
   
23/2/22 - 13:50   TUC - twice as many older workers have left the labour market due to sickness than retirement during pandemic
   
23/2/22 - 13:44   Auto Express research - most tired driver averaged speeds 63% in excess of the most alert tester and frequently broke speed limits
   
23/2/22 - 13:38   IMI - the future of technical and academic qualifications with the latest on T Levels and the transition for Engineering and Manufacturing
   
23/2/22 - 13:10   Admiral - second largest motor insurer in the UK (ABP Club Yearbook figures) named 4th on UK’s Best Workplaces for Wellbeing list
   
23/2/22 - 13:00   comparethemarket - car insurance premiums have risen by £76 year-on-year in the first two weeks of February
   
23/2/22 - 12:49   Bentley - £3 million investment doubles 3D printing, or industry-termed additive manufacturing, capacity at Crewe factory
   
23/2/22 - 12:29   USA: AMT - joins Repairify to create auto reconditioning software "powerhouse" for SMART repairers
   
23/2/22 - 12:10   64% reduction in RTAs, 2020 vs 1979 - from 254,967 in 1979 to 91,199 in 2020
   
23/2/22 - 11:26   Repairify - "faults in sensor degradation in ADAS systems are causing a larger proportion of accidents... "
   
23/2/22 - 10:59   Move Electric - sets 7 electric lap records at Brands Hatch in vehicles inc. Tesla Model 3, Citroën e-Dispatch XL van & electric skateboard
   
23/2/22 - 10:27   Axalta Refinish - new electric vehicle repair package for bodyshops with 4 critical equipment kits for "risk-free" EV repair
   
23/2/22 - 10:02   Steer Automotive Group - acquire Phoenix Accident Repair Centre in Birmingham from Malkit Rai; will be renamed Steer Perry Barr
   
22/2/22 - 14:05   The Vella Group - Apprentices Harry Owens (Skelmersdale) and Ryan Lowrey (Workington) pass their End Point Assessments
   
22/2/22 - 13:54   ABI - insurance industry commitment to double UK apprenticeships
   
22/2/22 - 13:42   Freeway Fleet Systems and Stratio - predictive fleet maintenance using AI & live data from vehicle sensors
   
22/2/22 - 13:26   OEC - digital solution helps vehicle repairers combat parts shortages
   
22/2/22 - 13:17   Fix Auto Luton - PAS 2060 carbon neutral success
   
22/2/22 - 13:13   Tracker UK - video intelligence combined with fleet management solutions reduces accidents and insurance costs
   
22/2/22 - 12:00   Gemini Caldicot - Gemini's LV= GI Sole Supply Site in Caldicot secures Nissan approval
   
22/2/22 - 11:41   Zurich UK - awards Europcar Mobility Group UK a new 3-year sole supplier contract for replacement vehicles
   
22/2/22 - 11:29   Autoglass - advice to drivers with storm-damaged windscreens
   
22/2/22 - 11:12   WMS Group - new asset protection products inc. SMART Repair Insurance and new SMART and Alloy Repair Insurance.
   
22/2/22 - 10:56   Direct Line - 6.7 million motorists risk driving uninsured
   
22/2/22 - 10:34   TrustFord (UK's 4th largest dealer owned bodyshop group network) - to pay UK-based colleagues the voluntary Real Living Wage
   
22/2/22 - 01:37   Ford - appoints Redtail Telematics as a reseller of connected vehicle data to motor insurers in the UK
   
21/2/22 - 14:01   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - is the relationship between insurer, repairer and salvage partner set to become symbiotic?
   
21/2/22 - 13:56   Selsia - to talk about the benefits of outsourcing accident repairs at Great British Fleet Event next month
   
21/2/22 - 13:42   Disruption to travel during the Coronavirus pandemic "unlikely to be temporary" BUT more people are likely to shift to using cars
   
21/2/22 - 13:22   Unity Automotive - open new MG Motor showroom in Coventry
   
21/2/22 - 13:10   Which? - calls for "electric vehicle charging overhaul" as drivers only use public network for 13% of charging
   
21/2/22 - 12:58   Advantage Parts Solutions - Darren Clark promoted to UK Managing Director, responsible for all UK operations
   
21/2/22 - 11:24   Fylde Coast - brilliant video of the team supporting Great Britain in the curling finals on EV skates!
   
21/2/22 - 11:15   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - Ingram Van Service in Ayr wins Authorised Repairer award
   
21/2/22 - 10:34   HB Accident Repair Network - Simon, who started as a driver, is now a qualified paint technician
   
21/2/22 - 10:25   Electric cars could keep the kettle on in a power cut - average EV could power a family home for several days after a full charge
   
21/2/22 - 09:59   SMMT CEO, Mike Hawes - "levelling up charging network key to reaching net-zero"
   
21/2/22 - 09:41   Aston Martin - to recruit more than 100 additional technicians at St Athan, Wales
   
21/2/22 - 09:34   AA - flat batteries are the most common cause of breakdown in the UK; 10% drivers have broken down as a result of a collision
   
20/2/22 - 12:44   Volvo Car Insurance and the Volvo Approved Bodyshop Network - win 5-Star Feefo Award for the fifth year running
   
18/2/22 - 17:05   Hella Gutmann UK - show 3 new products including CSC-Digital, an latest ADAS calibration solution that does not require target boards
   
18/2/22 - 14:14   Polestar - new 4-door Polestar 5, due in 2024, will have a bonded aluminium unibody with no rivets
   
18/2/22 - 13:48   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - 453 tickets sold in first 3 days of earlybird sale; save money - buy your tickets before Tues 8 March
   
18/2/22 - 12:12   Audatex - paint index prices to increase by 6.7% from Tuesday 22 February
   
18/2/22 - 12:02   IGA (Independent Garage Association) - win award for their support of members during the covid pandemic
   
18/2/22 - 11:53   m3 Networks - the ABP Recommended Supplier for bodyshop IT support, opens a third office; new office in Edinburgh joins Perth and Birmingham
   
18/2/22 - 11:45   Alton Cars - celebrate this month's Management Buyout with the launch of a new website!
   
18/2/22 - 10:08   Allianz Holdings UK - 2021 results: revenue down 3.2% to £3,798 million; operating profit up 9.4% to £318m
   
18/2/22 - 08:44   LKQ Europe - 2021 results: revenue up 10.4% to $5.5 billion; ""We are very pleased with the 2021 results"
   
17/2/22 - 14:34   Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions - major leasing company with over 95,000 vehicles completes rebrand to Novuna Vehicle Solutions
   
17/2/22 - 14:28   Axalta - introduce new electric vehicle repair package in Europe to help bodyshops to operate safely
   
17/2/22 - 14:19   PPG - 2021 automotive colour popularity report highlights increased demand for two-tone finishes and personalized colors from car buyers
   
17/2/22 - 14:11   Ford - increases number of chargers available to electric vehicle drivers on the company’s BlueOval network to 16,000 UK chargepoints
   
17/2/22 - 14:01   SMMT - UK bus and coach registrations in 2021 fall 16.8% to lowest ever recorded level as pandemic dents ridership
   
17/2/22 - 13:54   SMMT -  UK new HGV registrations grew by 12.9% in 2021 but were still 32% below 2019 level
   
17/2/22 - 13:38   Hiscox - global insurer announces the appointment of Jon Dye (ex CEO of Allianz UK) as its new UK CEO
   
17/2/22 - 13:22   Hills Salvage & Recycling (The Green Parts Specialists) - contine their expansion with new parts delivery hub in Gloucestershire
   
17/2/22 - 12:20   LKQ Corporation - 2021 results: pre-tax profits up 58% to a record $1.4billion, on turnover up 12.6% to $13.1 billion
   
17/2/22 - 08:52   Vertu Motors - Macklin Motors awarded Toyota franchise in the West of Scotland with 4 dealerships to open from April 2022
   
16/2/22 - 22:40   Hyundai Motor UK - appoints Qube Automotive to grow genuine parts sales and bolster its Trade Parts business
   
16/2/22 - 14:02   Synetia - sign agreement with esure to supply green parts to repairer network; last year 3,300 green parts used by network
   
16/2/22 - 13:17   School of Thought - Parwinder Dhutty, of Clarke & Evans (formerly Fix Auto Birmingham) is appointed as non-executive director
   
16/2/22 - 11:21   Auto Trader - average price of a used car rose by 29% in last 12 months to £20,340, an all-time high
   
16/2/22 - 11:00   Euro NCAP - reveals revised safety ratings for range of 19 commercial vans available on the European market
   
16/2/22 - 10:31   Thatcham - Fiat Ducato is only van to get a Platinum Commercial Van Safety Rating; crucial safety equipment is still inadequate on many vans
   
16/2/22 - 10:11   SMMT - calls for EV chargepoint mandate, governed by an independent regulator, to level up charging network for consumers
   
16/2/22 - 10:00   Inflation rate - CPI rose to 5.5% for the 12 months to January 2022 - highest for 25 years; RPI rose to 7.5%
   
16/2/22 - 09:53   USA: Ford - launches Drive Safe & Save, usage-based insurance for connected Ford and Lincoln vehicles, underwritten by State Farm Insurance
   
16/2/22 - 01:47   Zurich Insurance - changing nature of global supply chains; "average motor car has in the region of 11,000 individual parts"
   
16/2/22 - 00:35   AkzoNobel - how they help McLaren Racing's all-new MCL36 Formula 1 car keep its cool
   
16/2/22 - 00:25   Trakm8 - announces partnership with HUMN, the insurance provider producing real-time data-driven fleet insurance
   
15/2/22 - 13:35   Early bird booking for the 2022 British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) is OPEN!
   
15/2/22 - 13:16   Ageas UK - confirms the sale of its Commercial lines business (SME businesses) to AXA Insurance UK for £47.5 million
   
15/2/22 - 12:57   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance new business volumes up by 2% in December and by 9% in 2021
   
15/2/22 - 12:41   Polestar 5 - new UK-developed bespoke bonded aluminium platform
   
15/2/22 - 12:13   National Windscreens - to take part in Autoraise Rally in iconic E-Type, star of the 1970s Autoglm ads
   
15/2/22 - 11:40   (reports) FT - since March 2020, the number of economically inactive 50 to 64-year olds has risen by almost 250,000
   
15/2/22 - 11:16   Kia (163 bodyshops in the UK, 5th largest VM approved bodyshop network)- repeats gold award win for customer experience
   
15/2/22 - 11:12   ONS labour market statistics - wages up BUT pay showed a 0.8% fall from a year earlier (when taking inflation into account)
   
15/2/22 - 10:40   IMPROVE Online Learning for SMEs - new 'Driver Safety Awareness' and 'PAS2060' courses
   
15/2/22 - 10:20   Storms Dudley (northern half of the UK Wednesday night into Thursday morning) and Eunice (winds & snow on Friday)
   
15/2/22 - 09:44   Just 5% of Brits think smart motorways are as safe as traditional motorways - 36% think hard shoulders should be reinstated ASAP
   
15/2/22 - 09:40   AkzoNobel - to scale-up in-house production of resins to build resilience against supply disruptions
   
15/2/22 - 09:31   The Motor Ombudsman - online Knowledge Base records one million views since launch
   
14/2/22 - 20:28   Automechanika Astana (Kazakhstan) - postponed from 5-7 April 2022 to 23-26 June 2022
   
14/2/22 - 19:57   Observer - "worker shortage hits UK firms hard.......soaring vacancy rates mean employers need to work to attract and retain staff"
   
14/2/22 - 13:36   CMA claims landmark victory for Freedom of Information - National Highways ordered to disclose data held by private contractor Kier
   
14/2/22 - 13:35   SsangYong Motors - launches new consumer service plans in partnership with EMaC
   
14/2/22 - 11:43   AA Driving School - introducing EVs to the fleet from March; 44% of qualified drivers would like an EV lesson
   
14/2/22 - 11:37   BCA and West Way Nissan - announce new 12-month remarketing agreement
   
14/2/22 - 11:14   The Vella Groups - win Large Employer of the Year at B&FC’s Apprenticeship Awards 2022
   
14/2/22 - 11:08   Petrol and diesel prices hit new record highs - RAC reaction
   
14/2/22 - 11:02   BMW Retailer of the Year 2021 awards - North Oxford Garage wins Aftersales award
   
14/2/22 - 10:39   (Reports) Car dealers offering drivers up to £10,000 to buy back second hand cars due to surge in demand - The Sun
   
14/2/22 - 10:36   AA Accident Assist - half of drivers concerned about EV batteries following a crash
   
14/2/22 - 08:46   IMI Diversity Task Force and "making reasonable adjustments" - Tony McKillop, Regional Manager, AutoGuard Warranties
   
14/2/22 - 00:31   SMMT - issue updated new car sales forecasts for 2022 and 2023
   
13/2/22 - 23:57   IMI - working on provision of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for bodyshop technicians as specified in the revised BS10125
   
13/2/22 - 23:55   Admiral Group - present "Supplier of the Year award" to Auxillis, FMG and FMG Repair Services
   
11/2/22 - 13:59   School of Thought Next Generation Magazine - first issue celebrates National Apprentice Week!
   
11/2/22 - 13:52   ABP British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2022 - ready for launch on Tuesday 15 February 2022 with the early bird ticket sale!
   
11/2/22 - 13:30   RAC Foundation - greenfield housing estate developments are "locking communities into car-dependency"
   
11/2/22 - 13:22   Premier Group - hear from current Premier Group Apprentices Harry and Abby
   
11/2/22 - 13:06   Auto Windscreens - ADAS included in the scope of its ISO accreditations (ISO 45001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001)
   
11/2/22 - 12:53   Cazoo - raises $630 million (£464 million) to support continued growth and expansion in the UK and EU
   
11/2/22 - 12:23   ONS - business investment grew by 0.9% in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2021 and was 0.8% lower than the same quarter a year ago
   
11/2/22 - 12:09   Aston Martin - celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with new drive to recruit employees of the future
   
11/2/22 - 12:04   School of Thought - Autotech Group CEO joins School of Thought as a non-executive director
   
11/2/22 - 11:47   TFL - tube journeys in London up 25% since January, bus rides up nearly 10%
   
11/2/22 - 11:40   Vauxhall - Colin MacDonald (former Vauxhall’s Luton Plant Director) appointed as Vauxhall Transformational Projects Director
   
11/2/22 - 11:09   Sytner Group Audi - dealerships receive Electric Vehicle accreditations
   
11/2/22 - 09:39   PPG - "handful of metallic finishes" on repainted bumpers "reduced the transmission of RADAR signals"; may interfere with operation of ADAS
   
10/2/22 - 14:04   G B Flint Coachworks (formally Fix Auto Nottingham) - appointed to the Ford Certified Collision Network as they start their 60th year
   
10/2/22 - 14:01   ZipCharge Go - portable EV charger that ABP Club reported on last year (size of a compact wheeled suitcase) to deliver in 2023
   
10/2/22 - 13:47   Halliwell Jones group (four UK bodyshops) - was the first in the UK to implement the innovative Tjekvik system
   
10/2/22 - 13:02   One in six speeding offences ‘cancelled’ - 400,000 offences written off in 2020-21
   
10/2/22 - 12:54   Space for four players at the 2022 Plunkys All Stars football match, Tuesday 24 May at Peterborough United
   
10/2/22 - 12:38   Tracker - recovers £98k Range Rover in shipping container
   
10/2/22 - 12:34   RAC Insurance - number of provisional driving licence holders caught behind the wheel without insurance jumped by 16% in 2020 vs 2018
   
10/2/22 - 12:22   IMI - automotive apprenticeships slowly recover, but not fast enough to fill the skills gap
   
10/2/22 - 12:10   Apprentice consultancy business, ABLE TO: - vehicle repair industry activity during National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 Feb)
   
10/2/22 - 11:04   Accident Credit Group (ACG) - Phil Hodkinson (ex Sales at Slater Gordon Solutions and Helphire) appointed as National Sales Manager
   
10/2/22 - 10:25   Volkswagen Financial Services UK - Drivers can save almost £80 a month by switching to electric
   
10/2/22 - 10:20   Leasing.com - consumer demand for EVs grows 106% in 2021; Tesla Model 3 most popular
   
09/2/22 - 14:50   USA: Solera - to acquire device-independent telematics and connected vehicle intelligence company, Spireon
   
09/2/22 - 13:44   Suzuki (8th largest VM approved bodyshop network in the UK with 112 approved repairers) - new Approved Used Car Programme
   
09/2/22 - 13:27   ABP Club Charity Golf Days, sponsored by Mirka - almost sold out with the last few places remaining
   
09/2/22 - 13:21   The IMI - National Apprenticeship Week is "great opportunity to remember how fundamental apprenticeships are for the automotive industry"
   
09/2/22 - 13:02   Ford Fiesta is the most popular car in the UK - Ford's Focus is in second place followed by the Vauxhall Corsa & VW Golf
   
09/2/22 - 12:38   LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) - Apprentices Elly Bowes and Kieran Connolly share their view on automotive apprenticeships
   
09/2/22 - 11:45   Sikkens - new bodyshop campaign encourages vehicle refinishers to 'Rethink' sustainability
   
09/2/22 - 11:09   Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) 10th anniversary - £350 million worth of fraud & 2,930 arrests including
   
09/2/22 - 10:56   Stellantis Multi Brand Accident Repair programme – “the management of” achieves Carbon Neutral certification in accordance with PAS 2060
   
09/2/22 - 10:33   BookMyGarage - the UK’s "dangerous tailgating problem": 43% of motorists have been involved in rear-end collisions
   
09/2/22 - 10:28   Vauxhall - partners with JustPark to improve UK's access to EV charging and encourage drivers to make the switch to EVs
   
09/2/22 - 07:38   Scrap Car Comparison - car interiors are dirtier than the average toilet (avoid reading if you're eating!)
   
09/2/22 - 07:20   GoCompare Car Insurance - motorists still confused about car insurance and excesses
   
08/2/22 - 13:56   G&P - significant 2021 increase in audited parts by quality management provider
   
08/2/22 - 13:16   IAM RoadSmart - potholes more than just a bump in the road for UK motorists
   
08/2/22 - 13:12   Laser Tools - remove airbags efficiently and safely with this dedicated tool kit
   
08/2/22 - 12:55   The Vella Group - celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
   
08/2/22 - 12:51   Direct Line Group - offers funds to support apprenticeship within their motor repair network
   
08/2/22 - 12:44   Four Ways Accident Repair Centre - Atherstone bodyshop joins Fix Auto as Fix Auto Atherstone
   
08/2/22 - 12:38   LKQ Euro Car Parts - the aftermarket will need to adapt in order to thrive
   
08/2/22 - 12:16   SMMT - UK used car transactions grow 11.5% in 2021 with 7.5 million vehicles sold
   
08/2/22 - 10:42   JTAPE - appoints Mark Whelan as Technical Sales Representative
   
07/2/22 - 16:02   Alton Cars - complete Management Buyout led by new joint managing directors, Julian Milner and Neilson Jones
   
07/2/22 - 14:08   Direct Tool Company - investing in warehouse expansion, product range, website and R&D
   
07/2/22 - 14:01   Aviva - nine out of ten drivers spot "unusual sights" while driving
   
07/2/22 - 13:55   FCA - interim chairs of FCA and PSR announced
   
07/2/22 - 13:52   Autovista Group - BMW sources environmentally-friendly steel to help cut emissions
   
07/2/22 - 13:25   The African Diaspora Public Affairs Committee (ADPAC) - training & recruiting African/Caribbean youth into EV maintenance
   
07/2/22 - 13:07   Volvo Cars UK - Body and Paint Manager Steve Plunkett nominated for prestigious national charity award
   
07/2/22 - 12:49   Lightfoot - the need for specialist EV mechanics is one of the key challenges for fleets who want to transition to electric vehicles
   
07/2/22 - 12:41   AA president, Edmund King - "days are numbered" for cowboy private parking firms
   
07/2/22 - 12:32   Volvo Cars Selekt Direct - UK’s first end-to-end online service for buying pre-owned cars direct from the manufacturer
   
07/2/22 - 12:15   National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 February 2022) - week-long celebration of apprenticeships; round-up of bodyshop activity on day 1
   
07/2/22 - 11:55   Greater Manchester - "short delay" to the introduction of Clean Air Zone (CAZ); was due to start on 30 May 2022
   
07/2/22 - 11:33   Institute of Customer Service - "a return to the office shouldn’t mean a return to the old world"
   
07/2/22 - 10:58   Autoglass - fewer new cars registered means more second-hands cars on the roads and drivers need to be fully-aware of the ADAS features
   
07/2/22 - 10:50   Private Parking Code of Practice - private parking fines to be capped at £50 (outside London) with 50% "early payment" discount
   
07/2/22 - 09:12   ABI - average motor premium fell to £434 in 2021, lowest since 2015; in same period average cost of damage repair to p/h car rose 59%
   
04/2/22 - 14:06   What Car? - 2022 "remains precarious" for the motor industry
   
04/2/22 - 14:01   IDTechEx - sales of EVs globally in 2021 grew by c80% vs 2020 which in turn was a growth of 44% over 2019
   
04/2/22 - 13:50   NBRA - DfT confirms detail of new EU legislation regarding Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA)
   
04/2/22 - 13:46   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - 85% of franchised dealers are optimistic about levels of consumer demand in the year ahead
   
04/2/22 - 13:37   SMMT - new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market falls by -26.9% in January 2022 vs "bumper" Jan 2021
   
04/2/22 - 13:20   Car-O-Liner - complete Estimation Bay solution: equipment, software, and training
   
04/2/22 - 13:00   Direct Line Group (DLG) - seeks new repairers to substantially increase network of motor repairers throughout the UK
   
04/2/22 - 12:55   Hertz - appoints Stephen M. Scherr (former CFO of Goldman Sachs) as Chief Executive Officer
   
04/2/22 - 12:18   Auto Trader - electric vehicles most popular new cars on Auto Trader in Jan
   
04/2/22 - 12:01   Change of date for this year's Plunkys All Stars match at Peterborough United - NEW DATE: Tuesday 24 May, kick-off AT 6:30PM
   
04/2/22 - 11:54   Allianz - how they have supported their repairers with the adoption of green parts from Synetiq
   
04/2/22 - 11:47   RAC - Transport Committee urges government to plan for new motoring tax as number of EVs increases
   
04/2/22 - 11:41   esure - sign a Green Parts contract with Synetiq to supply quality graded, recycled parts to their repairer network
   
04/2/22 - 11:39   HMG Paints - independent paint manufacturer features in Made in Britain Showcase
   
04/2/22 - 11:17   House of Commons Transport Committee - report on motoring taxation; alternative road charging proposals needed by end of 2022
   
04/2/22 - 11:09   Advice to bodyshops: "list all your volume customers and then rate them by profit margin (NOT turnover or volume) & how frictional"
   
04/2/22 - 10:59   Advantage Finance (case study) - car finance directors’ drive sustainable future with EV company car fleet
   
04/2/22 - 10:49   Three ABP Charity Golf Days, sponsored by Mirka, for 2022: Weds 27 April (North), Weds 7 Sept (South) and Tues 4 Oct (Midlands)
   
04/2/22 - 10:45   CBI SME (manufacturers) Trends Survey - record cost growth, supply chain disruption, and labour shortages
   
04/2/22 - 10:36   SMMT - Jan 2022 new car registrations up 27.5% on Jan 2021; 1 in 5 new cars electric
   
04/2/22 - 08:42   PPG UK - Mark Clarke retires; Richard Goode appointed as Automotive Refinish Director, UK & Ireland.
   
04/2/22 - 01:11   Consumer Intelligence - the top 10 motor insurance brands in 2022 for customer satisfaction
   
04/2/22 - 00:57   Major fire - at Top Cars Center on Bollo Lane in Acton, London W3; "a one-stop shop for car servicing and crash repairs"
   
04/2/22 - 00:57   Major fire - at Top Cars Center on Bollo Lane in Acton, London W3; "a one-stop shop for car servicing and crash repairs"
   
03/2/22 - 14:05   Direct Line Group - awards Churchill brand advertising account to Saatchi & Saatchi
   
03/2/22 - 13:48   SYNETIQ for Apprenticeship Week 2022 - update on recently launched Metal Recycling General Operative apprenticeship scheme
   
03/2/22 - 13:40   Carsofthefuture - Editor urges Tesla to emphasise safety-critical self-driving advice
   
03/2/22 - 13:36   REPOST from the Forum - who influences capacity?
   
03/2/22 - 13:32   Venson - continued improvement in EV charging network, costs and payment methods needed to win over fleets
   
03/2/22 - 12:55   BuyaCar - car buyers seem LESS interested in fuel economy than a year ago (even as pump prices spike)
   
03/2/22 - 12:45   Energy price cap means average bill will rise by £693 a year – a rise of 54% (commentary)
   
03/2/22 - 12:19   Bank of England - raises base rate from 0.25% to 0.5% as they say inflation is on course to hit a 30-year high
   
03/2/22 - 12:19   Power-TEC - efficient dent pulling: new high-grip glue pads
   
03/2/22 - 12:13   3M (video) - how to improve paint booth productivity
   
03/2/22 - 11:54   TrustFord - Barnsley, Erdington and Wilmslow have become the latest sites to gain Electric Vehicle Approved Status
   
03/2/22 - 11:21   Volvo Car UK - offers free puncture and windscreen chip repair service for every Volvo driver
   
03/2/22 - 11:19   Gallagher - acquires Devitt Insurance Services the UK’s number one motorhome and number four motorcycle broker
   
03/2/22 - 11:11   AkzoNobel and McLaren Racing - extend multi-year partnership into top gear
   
03/2/22 - 11:03   Volvo Car UK - launches its first Pure Electric Test Drive Hub at the Eden Project
   
03/2/22 - 10:54   January sees pump prices rise once again – but drivers are finally getting a better deal, according to RAC Fuel Watch data
   
03/2/22 - 10:47   Automotive Transformation Group - predicts top six UK digital car retailing trends to watch in 2022
   
03/2/22 - 10:46   Automotive Transformation Group - predicts top six UK digital car retailing trends to watch in 2022
   
02/2/22 - 13:46   Repost from the Forum: O licence and transportation
   
02/2/22 - 14:20   Move Electric - 86% of electric cars pass MOT first time
   
02/2/22 - 14:10   Average used car now costs 24% more than it did five years ago
   
02/2/22 - 14:00   ABP Club Recommended Business Service: M3 Networks - free cyber risk calculator from the IT company for bodyshops
   
02/2/22 - 13:56   ADAS - scientific paper on data driven degradation of automotive sensors and effect analysis
   
02/2/22 - 13:50   Telsa - recalling 53,820 vehicles over 'rolling stop' feature
   
02/2/22 - 13:41   Jaguar Land Rover - Amazon Alexa will be available on all new and existing JLR vehicles
   
02/2/22 - 13:38   Car use remains below pre-Omicron level - "beginning to look like car travel will settle close to 10% below pre-pandemic levels"
   
02/2/22 - 13:31   Jaguar Land Rover - will be available on all new and existing Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles fitted with its advanced infotainment system
   
02/2/22 - 13:21   France: Munic.io - telematics supplier overcomes worldwide shortage of semiconductors to achieve 156% growth in turnover in 2021 to €19.26m
   
02/2/22 - 13:14   USA: Advantage Parts Solutions - expand OEM parts supply chain into Oklahoma City
   
02/2/22 - 12:25   Volvo - 30% of all Volvo cars sold globally in Jan 2022 were electrified, ie Recharge models (6.6% Volvos sold last month were fully EV)
   
02/2/22 - 12:08   Apprenticeships - Amazon to start 1,500 new apprentices in 2022; BT to start 600 new apprentice in 2022
   
02/2/22 - 11:49   ABP Charity Golf Days, sponsored by Mirka - THREE dates for 2022: Weds 27 March (North), Weds 7 Sept (South) and Tues 4 Oct (Midlands)
   
02/2/22 - 11:23   Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) - Former Transport Ministers call on Grant Shapps to act on vehicle safety
   
02/2/22 - 11:09   RAC - backing major new national campaign to speed up the switch to EVs by removing barriers currently facing drivers
   
02/2/22 - 10:57   Autocar - opens nominations for its ‘Great Women in the British Car Industry’ 2022 initiative
   
01/2/22 - 14:50   Direct Line Group (largest insurer-owned bodyshop network in the UK) - new £2m flagship car technology centre in Stechford, Birmingham
   
01/2/22 - 12:47   Revive! - win silver at the annual International Brilliance Awards 2021 for 'Brilliance in Customer Service and Relationships'
   
01/2/22 - 12:42   British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA)- '2022 Manifesto: Managing Risk'
   
01/2/22 - 12:22   Daimler - renamed as Mercedes-Benz Group after Daimler Truck business separation
   
01/2/22 - 11:33   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - research finds 46% of van drivers use sat nav apps on their phones
   
01/2/22 - 10:31   TrustFord (4th largest dealer-owned bodyshop group) - to take on 59 new Apprentices in 2022 intake
   
01/2/22 - 10:18   Mirka - boosts abrasive line-up with new multi-purpose, film-backed Galaxy
   
01/2/22 - 10:06   AW Repair Group - Group Support and Customer Relations Manager, Lorren Bristow, stars in 'A Career for Life' docuseries video
   
01/2/22 - 09:53   The Motor Ombudsman - customer service and purchase issues lead EV complaints brought by consumers
   
01/2/22 - 09:11   Ford - Kuga Plug-In Hybrid drivers saved in one year the equivalent CO2 emissions of a return trip from London to Buenos Aires
   
01/2/22 - 01:07   Scott Hughes - joins LV as Supplier Relations Manager after 2 years with Hastings Direct
   
01/2/22 - 00:58   Jason Cross - Client Relationship Director at SYNETIQ (and founder of FAB Recycling) says farewell as he takes a break from the industry
   
01/2/22 - 00:12   Lookers - 19.9% of their shares have been bought by Constellation (owners of We Buy Any Car, Cinch, BCA and Marshalls)
   
31/1/22 - 14:01   Resolution Foundation - the number of "economically inactive" young men has increased by almost 50,000 since last spring
   
31/1/22 - 13:46   MCE Insurance Company - if you have a motorcycle policy you will not have valid insurance from midnight 31 January 2022
   
31/1/22 - 13:36   Allianz UK - offices power themselves on 100% renewable energy
   
31/1/22 - 13:31   FCA - Penny James (Direct Line Group CEO) appointed Chair of the FCA’s Practitioner Panel
   
31/1/22 - 13:24   Allianz Risk Barometer - #1 cyber incidents, #2 business interruption and #3 climate change are this year’s top identified risks
   
31/1/22 - 13:11   Call Assist - recognised as an Investor in People
   
31/1/22 - 13:02   HSE Motor Vehicle Repair - product safety alert: Saturnus EV 40, 45 & 50 Scissor Lift
   
31/1/22 - 12:47   Allianz - on changes to the Highway Code AND upcoming rules (from Weds) for international road haulage
   
31/1/22 - 12:21   SMMT - UK engine manufacturing down -10.8% in 2021 to just over 1.6 million units
   
31/1/22 - 12:16   CBI Growth Indicator - private sector growth slows in three months to January
   
31/1/22 - 12:12   MINI UK - Retailer Awards recognise "exceptional 2021 achievements": JKC Specialist Cars receives 'Aftersales' Award
   
31/1/22 - 11:39   QBE - launch PAYG mileage-based motor fleet insurance for the coach market with insurance broker, Gallagher
   
31/1/22 - 11:21   50,000 technicians have yet to complete their MOT Annual Assessment as 31 March deadline approaches -
   
31/1/22 - 10:49   IMI - Thatcham Research reveals the safest new cars of 2021 and electrified powertrains "are front and centre"
   
31/1/22 - 10:43   SMMT - a quarter of all new cars sold last year were grey
   
28/1/22 - 14:01   Subaru - top safety ratings for Subaru Outback in the Euro NCAP Safety Test in 2020-2021
   
28/1/22 - 13:44   Re: Vnuk - The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill passed its final Commons stages this morning, BLM comments
   
28/1/22 - 13:26   McKinsey - if we’re all so busy, why isn’t anything getting done? (clue: "unnecessary interactions")
   
28/1/22 - 13:13   Carrs Ferrari - opens new, dedicated Ferrari showroom on a larger site in Exeter
   
28/1/22 - 12:47   Oxbow Partners - named one of the UK’s leading management consultancies by the FT in the insurance category
   
28/1/22 - 12:37   Hyundai (largest VM-approved bodyshop network in the UK, 179 sites) - Bluewater store (Ancaster) is UK’s first Hyundai ‘Electrified’ site
   
28/1/22 - 12:17   Autocar - why changes to Block Exemption Regulations in May 2023 could be a real worry for independent vehicle repairers
   
28/1/22 - 12:10   Davies (insurance claims solutions) - has settled more than 90% of its business interruption claims volumes to date
   
28/1/22 - 11:32   North-South divide - postcode lottery when it comes to electric vehicle charging costs
   
28/1/22 - 11:27   Laser Tools - wheel nut socket not fitting your factory wheel nuts properly?
   
28/1/22 - 11:22   Peggs Accident Repair Centre - new future-proof Birmingham bodyshop opens; Absolute Bodyshop Solutions (ABSL) project "on-time & on-budget"
   
28/1/22 - 10:47   Pronto Accident Repair Centre, Bourne - Lincolnshire bodyshop open for business
   
28/1/22 - 10:22   Sabre Insurance Group - win new contract to provide a taxi underwriting and claims service to Freeway Insurance Services
   
28/1/22 - 01:34   Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi - unveil a €23billion electric car plan that will produce 35 new EV models by 2030 based on 5 EV platforms
   
27/1/22 - 14:08   Xpress Centres - launch new 'VB Extreme' twin bay repair pod
   
27/1/22 - 13:56   Crash-for-cash - Nawzad Zwar Khedir jailed for 10 months for his "Fundamental Dishonesty" in making fraudulent caim against NFU
   
27/1/22 - 13:49   TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley working with National Highways to produce video content to help drivers understand smart motorways
   
27/1/22 - 13:41   SMMT - UK CV manufacturing up 11.3% in 2021 vs 2020 as home delivery boom drives demand
   
27/1/22 - 13:31   Re: posts about O licence and transportation, link to GV74 (the official 48-page Government guide)
   
27/1/22 - 12:57   "UK automotive industry plays a critical part in the nation’s finances... contributing an estimated £80bn in turnover £15bn to the economy"
   
27/1/22 - 12:41   Eden Motor Group - Operations Directors Russell Catlow, Mike Earle and Matt Gill "rise through the ranks"
   
27/1/22 - 12:36   Sherwin Williams - 2021 results: sales up 8.6%; supply chain disruption and raw material shortages with "unprecedented cost inflation"
   
27/1/22 - 12:31   ONS - business insights and impact on the UK economy (27 Jan 2022): 80% businesses fully trading, 13% reported shortage of workers
   
27/1/22 - 12:05   Bentley Motors' £2.5bn investment - to launch 5 new electric cars from 2025 and transform Crewe factory
   
27/1/22 - 11:39   Repair of motor vehicles was the second largest driver to monthly GDP recovery above pre-coronavirus levels in November 2021
   
27/1/22 - 11:26   Department for Transport - Highway Code changes set to take effect this weekend
   
27/1/22 - 10:52   Saga - trading update: "insurance performance in line with expectations"; £75 profit per insurance policy
   
27/1/22 - 10:45   Tracker - Range Rover Sport most stolen and recovered car in 2021
   
27/1/22 - 10:18   SMMT - UK car production in 2021 fell -6.7%, lowest since since 1956 BUT investment recovery and electrified charge "brighten outlook"
   
27/1/22 - 10:09   Nissan - all-new electric compact car - Nissan Micra successor - to be built on new CMF B-EV Alliance platform
   
27/1/22 - 09:56   BCA - LCV values at auction near record levels (£10,001) in December
   
27/1/22 - 09:20   C.E.M Day (Day’s Motor Group bodyshop in Swansea) - achieve carbon neutrality in accordance with PAS2060
   
26/1/22 - 15:26   GT Motive - agree multiyear deal to provide estimating services to NFU Mutual and their supply chain
   
26/1/22 - 14:17   Bentley - their first Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle (BEV) will be developed in the UK and built at Crewe from 2025
   
26/1/22 - 13:46   Repost from the Forum: O licence and transportation
   
26/1/22 - 13:23   The Vella Group - achieved second Volkswagen Group manufacturer approval at repair centre in Workington, Cumbria
   
26/1/22 - 13:18   Sherwoods Accident Repair Centre - joins Fix Auto as Fix Auto Washington
   
26/1/22 - 11:12   IAA - vehicle salvage business secures ground for the construction of a new full-service facility in Bristol
   
26/1/22 - 10:48   Auto Trade EXPO 2022 in Dublin - Irish show postponed from May 2022 to Sat 22 and Sun 23 October 2022
   
26/1/22 - 10:09   WTW partners with Thatcham Research - combined data and analytical capabilities help insurers adapt to new vehicle tech challenges
   
26/1/22 - 09:55   ACSO - motor injury claims reported to the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) fell by 100,000 (c20%) 2021 v 2020
   
26/1/22 - 09:01   October 2021 was the tipping point for new electric vehicles
   
26/1/22 - 08:39   What Car? - new Act places "responsibility of the vehicle with manufacturers and software developers when in ‘self-driving’ mode"
   
26/1/22 - 08:27   Thatcham Research comment - Law Commission report marks "necessary step" on the journey to safe Automated Driving on UK roads
   
25/1/22 - 13:59   AkzoNobel - supports AW Repair Group in delivering apprenticeship event
   
25/1/22 - 13:56   Axalta - commits to new sustainability goals for 2030; sets 2040 carbon neutrality goal
   
25/1/22 - 13:52   Ageas - recognised as a Top Employer 2022 in UK
   
25/1/22 - 13:41   AA - patrols attended more than 98k motorway breakdowns in 2021; 10k drivers broke down on motorways without breakdown cover, says the AA
   
25/1/22 - 13:30   Comparethemarket - decrease in household bills in 2021 driven by a drop in motor insurance costs: motor premiums fall by £80
   
25/1/22 - 13:15   Australian iron ore producer, Fortescue Metals Group - to acquire Williams' high performance battery & EV systems business for £164m
   
25/1/22 - 12:46   GoCompare - inaugural People’s Choice Insurance Awards recognises "outstanding" UK motor insurance providers
   
25/1/22 - 12:25   IAM RoadSmart - motorists in danger of breaking the new Highway Code “rules of the road”; 4 new rules and 49 changes
   
25/1/22 - 12:04   USA and Canada: Mitchell and asTech - new diagnostic solution uses asTech scanning device & Mitchell’s crash repair software
   
25/1/22 - 11:36   ŠKODA AUTO - uses seat covers made from recycled PET bottles
   
25/1/22 - 11:12   LKQ Euro Car Parts - extends title partnership with Kawasaki and rider Storm Stacey for the next Bennetts British Superbike Championship
   
25/1/22 - 10:55   Motofix Group – working with RWC Training to develop ADAS expertise
   
25/1/22 - 10:33   Dubai: Cromax - adds a touch of gold to Expo 2020 Dubai with Belgian Pavilion roof terrace centrepiece artwork
   
24/1/22 - 14:01   Grange Motors (part of Cambria Automobiles) - 'are British roads capable of catering to autonomous vehicles?'
   
24/1/22 - 13:43   Akzo Nobel - strong start to 2022 sustainability journey with an improved score from Sustainalytics
   
24/1/22 - 13:35   FSB - small business growth aspirations at pre-pandemic level but they fear being held back by increasing costs and staff shortages
   
24/1/22 - 13:27   ABP Club British Bodyshop Awards event partner, Sparq - publish a case study about our event in October!
   
24/1/22 - 13:10   SYNETIQ - 20% increase in workforce & kicks off HGV recruitment drive
   
24/1/22 - 12:56   Autovia - car buyers care more about image and style than green credentials or safety
   
24/1/22 - 12:33   Venson - 79% motorists disagree with the change that will allow cyclists to pass slower-moving or stationary traffic on the right or left
   
24/1/22 - 12:28   WMS Group - stock availability and pricing remain top dealer concerns for 2022
   
24/1/22 - 12:18   UK cities with the most road accidents - #1 London, #2 Birmingham and #3 Kingston upon Hull
   
24/1/22 - 11:37   2022 World Car PERSON of the Year - five finalists include top people at Tata, Hyundai, Netflix, Corvette and Ford
   
24/1/22 - 10:42   Copart - launches new £1m+ 'Driver Academy Programme' to recruit and train the next generation of HGV drivers
   
24/1/22 - 10:32   Grove Group - launch the latest addition to its suite of digital solutions, Integrum Health Check
   
24/1/22 - 09:36   Autopromotec - 25 to 28 May 2022 in Bologna; 743 stands already booked covering 85% of the exhibiting space; online catalogue now available
   
24/1/22 - 08:24   Consumer Intelligence - the top 10 most trusted car insurers, as voted by 48,000 home and motor insurance customers...
   
24/1/22 - 00:51   RAC - becomes first major breakdown company in the UK to begin using an electric patrol vehicle to attend breakdowns
   
24/1/22 - 00:51   RAC - becomes first major breakdown company in the UK to begin using an electric patrol vehicle to attend breakdowns
   
23/1/22 - 19:04   Aviva - investment arm will vote to try to get directors kicked out of firms that fail to make good on environmental pledges
   
23/1/22 - 13:59   Rhodes Accident Repair Group - "green parts are the way forward"; 99.9% of our customers are happy with them being fitted to their cars
   
21/1/22 - 14:44   AutoFlow - Chris Yates says goodbye after nearly 23 years with company, last 4 years as MD; today is his last day
   
21/1/22 - 14:20   HMRC - figures show 97% drop in reports of scam HMRC phone calls over the last 12 months
   
21/1/22 - 14:05   (Reports) Japan: Toyota - customers told there's a 4-year wait for Land Cruisers
   
21/1/22 - 14:00   Ageas - moves to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Insurer Hosted Pricing
   
21/1/22 - 13:51   IMPROVE Online Learning for SMEs - top 3 online training requirements for 2022 from ABP Club Recommended Business Service
   
21/1/22 - 13:50   MPROVE Online Learning for SMEs - top 3 online training requirements for 2022 from ABP Club Recommended Business Service
   
21/1/22 - 13:23   Training 2000 - 6-week 'Aspiring Automotive Technicians' course aimed students in year 10, 11 & 12
   
21/1/22 - 11:22   Thatcham Research - Nissan Qashqai pips Polestar 2 and Skoda Enyaq to claim What Car? Safety Award
   
21/1/22 - 09:19   Britishvolt - UK battery company secures £1.7bn in funding for UK Gigaplant; inc £100m from UK gov plus £ from investors, Trixtax & Abrdn
   
21/1/22 - 09:01   What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2022 - Electric Kia EV6 voted best car for 2022 at Awards in London last night (Thurs)
   
21/1/22 - 01:30   PPG - full year results; raw material cost inflation up 30% year-over-year in Q4
   
21/1/22 - 01:17   Thatcham - sponsor 2022 What Car? Innovation Award, won by Gridserve
   
20/1/22 - 14:16   Bentley Motors - secures Top Employer Award for eleventh consecutive year; the only UK-based automotive manufacturer to be recognised
   
20/1/22 - 14:11   Allianz - Karen Boothroyd will lead the underwriting and distribution teams across Leeds and Newcastle
   
20/1/22 - 14:01   ONS data - traffic on Monday 17 Jan 2022 was at 91% pre-COVID levels (vs first week of Feb 2020)
   
20/1/22 - 13:57   covid - major city centre employers - inc Zurich, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Standard Charter - say staff will return to offices next week
   
20/1/22 - 13:55   What Car? - 94% of in-market buyers surveyed trust that showrooms are run in a COVID-safe manner
   
20/1/22 - 13:44   JMW Solicitors - Motoring Solicitor comments on recent case against Frank Lampard 'driving while using phone' that was dropped pre-trial
   
20/1/22 - 13:39   Covid - after "working-from-home" advice dropped, road traffic volumes rise today in London and Manchester; London tube and buses busier
   
20/1/22 - 13:27   LKQ Euro Car Parts - add auxiliary and reinforced springs from suspension systems specialist, MAD, to product range
   
20/1/22 - 13:24   GT Motive - "How the Estimating Industry Will Change in 2022"
   
20/1/22 - 13:23   Europcar Mobility Group UK - accelerates electric van fleet with the addition of 100 LEVC VN5 Vans
   
20/1/22 - 13:19   USA: Reports, Tesla driver charged with vehicular manslaughter over fatal Autopilot crash
   
20/1/22 - 13:09   BCA & Budgen Motor Group - announce new remarketing partnership
   
20/1/22 - 12:40   Moneybarn - Bradford is the UK’s biggest Co2 emission culprit from an average commute; Northampton producing the least
   
20/1/22 - 12:33   Kia's 2021 Dealer Excellence Awards - Premier Automotive (Rochdale) named as winner of the After Sales Excellence Award
   
20/1/22 - 12:04   Sedgwick blog - the EU’s Enforcement and Modernisation Directive may lead to more product recalls
   
20/1/22 - 11:09   Covéa Insurance - reminds drivers of new Highway code rule changes for 2022 (changing on Saturday 29 January)
   
20/1/22 - 11:00   Zurich - number of staff hired for part-time roles double since launch of flexible working initiative two years ago
   
20/1/22 - 10:47   AkzoNobel - rated by the Top Employers Institute as a 'European Top Employer'
   
20/1/22 - 10:34   Austria: Euro NCAP - Austria joins Euro NCAP as a new member, widening the network of member states
   
19/1/22 - 14:36   Parkway Prestige - stunning Volvo 850 restoration "an absolute privilege" to work on says Paint technician, Peter Hughes
   
19/1/22 - 14:21   Axalta - Global Automotive Colour of the Year 2022 – Royal Magenta showcases "sustainability and autonomous driving"
   
19/1/22 - 13:59   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - comments on the Mayor of London's plans to cut car traffic in the city by 27% by 2030
   
19/1/22 - 13:39   RWC Training Centre - supporting EV Masters Roadshow in Milton Keynes
   
19/1/22 - 13:27   MCE Insurance Company - formerly one of the UK's largest motorbike insurers, to cancel all of its 105,000 remaining policies
   
19/1/22 - 13:04   FMG Repair Services article in Modern Insurance Magazine - talks about FMG Repair Services' "strategic and operational capability"
   
19/1/22 - 12:38   Auto Trader - two thirds of all used car sales are generated through Auto Trader
   
19/1/22 - 12:35   Allianz - employees raise over £1m for charity partner Mind
   
19/1/22 - 12:08   Aston Barclay - appointed as remarketing partner for Gates Ford and Motor Dough
   
19/1/22 - 11:51   Fleet Europe: 'How (the) semiconductor crisis is impacting repairs' - "crash repairs are being delayed by the same shortage of parts"
   
19/1/22 - 11:35   WTW (Willis Towers Watson) - PAYD insurtech firm, Tempcover, to use WTW's 'Radar Live' tech for short-term vehicle insurance pricing
   
19/1/22 - 11:21   Inflation rate - inflation at a 30 year high; CPI at 5.4% for the 12 months to December 2021; RPI at 7.5%
   
19/1/22 - 10:33   Standox - launches versatile VOC Xtreme Plastic Additive U7660; latest addition to Xtreme System speeds up plastic repairs
   
19/1/22 - 10:27   North East Accident Repair Centres - confirm that all three sites have achieved Carbon Neutrality in accordance with PAS2060
   
19/1/22 - 09:51   AW Repair Group - present a Special Recognition Award to finance team member, Mandy Riseborough
   
18/1/22 - 21:15   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - roundtable discussion on use of salvage parts in insurance repairs
   
18/1/22 - 13:56   Lotus - moves its 13 UK dealers to an agency agreement ahead of new Lotus Emira sales later this year
   
18/1/22 - 13:44   Axalta - Q4 profits down slightly due to 24% increase in raw material costs in Q4; offset with price increases; 2022 a year of recovery
   
18/1/22 - 13:34   Copart - marks National Mentoring Month with apprenticeship Success Story
   
18/1/22 - 13:12   McLaren Automotive - appoints Nick Crossley as UK Market Director
   
18/1/22 - 12:55   AA president - calls for more accessible charge points for electric vehicles (links to our earlier story)
   
18/1/22 - 12:47   Report from Mayor of London highlights possible future transport policies - RAC reaction
   
18/1/22 - 12:36   Car traffic in London must reduce by 27% by 2030 to meet targets to tackle air pollution
   
18/1/22 - 12:23   ONS - 29.5 million employees in the UK (Dec 2021) up 409,000 on the pre-COVID-19 Feb 2020 levels
   
18/1/22 - 12:17   Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) - personal vehicles remain central to Brits' holiday plans
   
18/1/22 - 11:35   Hyundai (largest VM-approved bodyshop network in the UK, 179 sites) - sold 515,886 units in Europe in 2021, a 21.6% increase vs 2020
   
18/1/22 - 11:20   The AA - welcomes Motability’s EV plan to address the lack of accessibility for ALL drivers
   
18/1/22 - 11:08   RAC Foundation - five billion pounds motoring tax black hole looms for Chancellor
   
18/1/22 - 10:58   FCA - confirms approach to European firms temporarily operating in the UK
   
18/1/22 - 10:47   MoneySuperMarket - car insurance premiums up 7.6% in Q4 2021 to average £443.67
   
18/1/22 - 10:41   LKQ Euro Car Parts - opens new branch in Cirencester
   
18/1/22 - 08:53   Anexo (inc DAMS, Direct Accident Management) - trading update: profit "significantly ahead of expectations"; record no of credit hires
   
17/1/22 - 22:57   Vertu Motors - company award winners; Bodyshop Manager of the Year won by Carl Sharp of Huddersfield Vertu Accident Repair Centre
   
17/1/22 - 14:21   comparethemarket - average cost of car insurance already jumped by £43 year-on-year to £680 in the first week of January
   
17/1/22 - 14:06   BCA - launches LGV Apprenticeship programme
   
17/1/22 - 14:00   Ben - launches self-referral to free Life Coaching service for automotive community
   
17/1/22 - 13:27   TUC - cutting self-isolation period won’t fix UK’s fundamental sick pay problem
   
17/1/22 - 13:12   BCA - December used car values averaged £9,413; year-on-year, average monthly values were up by £1,103, equivalent to a 13.2% increase
   
17/1/22 - 11:40   Hagerty - reveals the valuation-busting cars of 2021
   
17/1/22 - 11:25   Axalta Cromax - faster CV repairs with the new Imron Fleet Line DTM Non-Sanding Primer Surfacer P60X
   
17/1/22 - 09:43   Autoglass - rolling out the new BOSCH Connected Recalibration tools in all centres; 99.4% of vehicles can now be recalibrated in-house
   
17/1/22 - 09:39   South Africa: Automechanika Johannesburg - postponed from March 2022 to June 2022
   
17/1/22 - 09:36   AA - calls for "more cops in cars" in response to death rates on UK roads plateauing over the last decade
   
17/1/22 - 09:23   Thatcham Research - the UK’s safest new cars of 2021: Mercedes-EQS, Nissan Qashqai, Škoda Enyaq, Polestar 2 & Toyota Yaris Cross
   
16/1/22 - 01:07   Mail on Sunday - "car insurance prices are soaring by 20% (or more!) as watchdog's curbs backfire"
   
14/1/22 - 13:59   IMI - shortlist for 2022 awards to be presented on 17 March; Thatcham Research finalist for "Outstanding contribution to the motor industry"
   
14/1/22 - 13:56   MAPFRE and Tractable - join forces to apply AI to auto claim adjustment in Brazil
   
14/1/22 - 13:43   Revised BS 10125 - only 8 hours to make your voice heard; consultation on changes closes at 11.59pm TONIGHT
   
14/1/22 - 13:21   ONS - GDP rose by 0.9% in November
   
14/1/22 - 13:11   Reflex Vehicle Hire - Vehicle Purchasing Manager Aaron Cawrey is promoted to Head of Fleet at flexible vehicle hire provider
   
14/1/22 - 13:06   HELLA - half-year results: sales burdened by massive bottlenecks for electronic components BUT Automotive segment stronger than overall
   
14/1/22 - 12:57   RAC - patrols attend highest number of pothole-related breakdowns in three years
   
14/1/22 - 12:47   Jaguar Land Rover - sales constrained by the global semiconductor shortage but supply is improving
   
14/1/22 - 12:41   Nissan - electric Leaf Nissan triumphs as 2021’s fastest selling used car; used EVs sold faster than any other fuel type in December
   
14/1/22 - 12:12   Responses to "what are insurers and acc man companies doing to place work" - repairers are "full to the brim"
   
14/1/22 - 11:58   Inchcape - dealer group with 6 bodyshop sites appoints Sarah Kuijlaars (De Beers) as a Non-Executive Director
   
14/1/22 - 11:57   Inchcape - dealer group with 6 bodyshop sites appoints Sarah Kuijlaars (De Beers) as a Non-Executive Director
   
14/1/22 - 11:37   Auto Trader - travelling 100 miles can be 850% cheaper in an electric vehicle vs. a petrol or diesel
   
14/1/22 - 11:26   Renault - promotes Peter Horton (National Corporate Sales Manager) to Head of Fleet and Used Vehicles
   
14/1/22 - 11:10   Axalta - 69th Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report reveals top car colours: white (35%), black (19%) and grey (19%)
   
14/1/22 - 11:01   SecretService (BookMyGarage) - aftersales specialist Trevor Boswell promoted following 216% increase in franchise dealer bookings in 2021
   
14/1/22 - 10:38   Coachwork Renovations - Kent bodyshop has achieved carbon neutral status in accordance with PAS2060, working with ECA Business Energy
   
13/1/22 - 14:06   Alistair (Sid) Murrey - (re)joins Snap-on Business Solutions as Business Unit Director; previously with WhoCanFixMyCar, OEC and Bluegrass
   
13/1/22 - 14:03   Castle Coachworks - new sister company, CVS (Castle Vehicle Servicing) to service mechanical repair requirements
   
13/1/22 - 13:38   Only 32 hours left to influence the MAJOR changes proposed to BS10125 - consultation closes at 11.59pm TOMORROW
   
13/1/22 - 13:34   REPOST from the Forum: Cr@pacity vs Capacity
   
13/1/22 - 13:28   SYNETIQ - new three-year green parts contract for repairs with Europcar Mobility Group UK
   
13/1/22 - 13:24   Government - announce that self-isolation for fully jabbed people in England cut from seven days to five days from Monday
   
13/1/22 - 12:36   Audatex - Asirom VIG (Romanian insurer) & Solera strengthen collaboration with AI tech "integral" to the future vision of motor claims
   
13/1/22 - 12:24   Adiona - UK motor insurtech start-up team ups with SaaS, Duck Creek, to "revolutionise" UK motor insurance
   
13/1/22 - 12:13   Power-Tec - staple, weld and finish: easily repair plastic components with plastic repair kit
   
13/1/22 - 11:33   In-House HR - adds 'Perks at Work' to its "bodyshop savvy" system; Samsung and Apple products most popular
   
13/1/22 - 10:58   Allianz - announces commercial regions restructure; engineering business aligned to enhance service standards
   
13/1/22 - 10:48   Bumper - receives £8.8m investment; "offers simple alternative to unexpected repair bills" with interest-free loans
   
13/1/22 - 10:33   Tracker and Cheshire Police recover a stolen Elddis caravan just miles from Ellesmere Port within hours of its disappearance
   
13/1/22 - 10:18   AW Accident Repair Centres - fourth episode in the Career For Life video series: AW's most highly accredited technician, Simon Bailey
   
13/1/22 - 08:18   Aviva - Group Chief Financial Officer, Jason Windsor, to leave in July 2022 to join Persimonn plc as CFO
   
13/1/22 - 01:53   Graham O'Neill (former CEO of ACIS) - sets new business, Greebridge Consult Ltd
   
12/1/22 - 23:38   Apollo Motor Group - achieve Carbon Neutrality (PAS2060) across entire group, in collaboration with ECA Business Energy
   
12/1/22 - 21:31   GT Motive - look back on 2021, "a hugely successful year"
   
12/1/22 - 14:11   Ben - launches new website to improve support for automotive community
   
12/1/22 - 14:01   Chartwell (video) - the "Super Brand Bodyshop" on setting the "Gold Standard" since 1966
   
12/1/22 - 13:59   BS10125 - you only have 2 days left to influence the MAJOR changes proposed for the industry standard
   
12/1/22 - 13:41   Polestar - meets global sales target of 29,000 cars in 2021
   
12/1/22 - 13:33   The IMI - the Auto Electrical and Mobile Electrical Installation National Occupational Standards in review
   
12/1/22 - 13:17   Motorparks Volvo (article) - what motorists and businesses should know about ULEZ
   
12/1/22 - 13:10   Volkswagen Group on course for NEW AUTO: deliveries of battery-electric vehicles doubled in 2021
   
12/1/22 - 13:10   Volkswagen Group on course for NEW AUTO: deliveries of battery-electric vehicles doubled in 2021
   
12/1/22 - 12:47   Motofix Group – 100% successful BSI audits across all eight sites during 2021
   
12/1/22 - 09:31   Lightfoot - in-cab technology is helping Asda’s 3,000-vehicle fleet grocery delivery drivers make improvements in road safety and efficiency
   
12/1/22 - 09:24   What Car? - reveals shortlist of 27 models battling for 2022 Car of the Year title
   
12/1/22 - 08:59   Repairify and LAUNCH - sign global patent licensing and supply agreement for Repairify's remote OEM and OEM-compatible diagnostic services
   
12/1/22 - 01:12   RAC - respond to governmet decision to pause roll-out of smart moroways (all-lane running) for 5 years
   
12/1/22 - 01:09   Government - smart motorway (all-lane running) rollout to be paused in response to Transport Committee report
   
11/1/22 - 15:56   DriveTribe - website / on-line community founded by Clarkson, May and Hammond to close after 5 years due to significant industry challenges
   
11/1/22 - 14:06   Sytner Group - responds to "rallying cry" donating £100,000 to Ben
   
11/1/22 - 14:05   Comments on the DRAFT version of the revised BS 10125 close at 11.59pm this Friday, 14 January; only 16 individuals have commented so far!
   
11/1/22 - 13:57   Germany: PPG - invests $10 million to expand automotive OEM coatings European production
   
11/1/22 - 13:49   Auto Trader - the average price of a used car surges 30.5% YoY in December
   
11/1/22 - 13:32   What are insurers and acc man companies doing to place work at the moment? I notice all repairers are absolutely full to the brim...
   
11/1/22 - 13:27   USA: Tractable - selected by leading insurtech, Root Insurance, to use their AI Subro to streamline and accelerate its claims operations
   
11/1/22 - 13:26   3M - FREE webinar for bodyshops to find out more about 3M's Cubitron II Net Abrasives on Weds 26 Jan at 11am
   
11/1/22 - 12:14   SYNETIQ - announces Sarah Hirst as Green Parts Director to work closely with bodyshops for most sustainable route for vehicle repairs
   
11/1/22 - 12:09   Mirka - expanding its innovative abrasive line-up in January 2022 with the addition of Iridium SR
   
11/1/22 - 11:38   Europcar Mobility Group UK - 87% fleet managers say business will be impacted by the growing number of clean air zones
   
11/1/22 - 11:18   Stonelake of Halifax - Automotive Equipment Solutions (AES) helps Land Rover workshop improve safety and saves time with heat inductor
   
11/1/22 - 10:45   LKQ Euro Car Parts - 2022 course schedule for its LKQ Academy "busiest year for training yet"; inc more hybrid and EV training dates
   
11/1/22 - 10:24   Motor Ombudsman - poll of accredited garages and workshops reveals staff shortages posed biggest challenge in 2021
   
11/1/22 - 09:56   Advantage Parts Solutions - appoints Paul Gange (former CEO of Fix Auto USA) as President of North America
   
10/1/22 - 16:48   Ford - appoint Martin Sander (ex Volkswagen Group) as "general manager, Passenger Vehicles, Ford of Europe"
   
10/1/22 - 14:18   Thatcham Research - developing a consumer safety rating with Zenzic to help drivers to know how to use their automated safety systems CAP
   
10/1/22 - 13:57   Autocar - the new government in Germany could mean potentially major changes for Mercedes and Volkswagen
   
10/1/22 - 13:50   GForces data - number of cars sold on Christmas Day increased by 48% compared to 2020
   
10/1/22 - 13:49   Volkswagen Group - to enter F1 with Audi buying McLaren Automotive and the F1 team; Porsche to become engine suppliers to Red Bull F1 team
   
10/1/22 - 13:38   IMI - CEO, Steve Nash, talks about the EV skills gap and the initiatives the IMI is leading to help the industry get EV-Ready
   
10/1/22 - 13:38   IMI - CEO, Steve Nash, talks about the EV skills gap and the initiatives the IMI is leading to help the industry get EV-Ready
   
10/1/22 - 13:38   Hyundai Motor - global CSV Project ‘Continue’ inc 'mobility' (rehabilitation support for traffic accident patients) & 'hope' on EVs and AVs
   
10/1/22 - 13:16   Ennis & Co - profiles 12 trailblazing companies in the automotive sector, inc. ABB, Ford, Lotus, Jaguar Land Rover, Stellantis and Toyota
   
10/1/22 - 11:22   Vauxhall - from 2022, Combo Life and Vivaro Life ranges will be fully-electric
   
10/1/22 - 11:14   BCA - reports positive festive season; 25% more than the same week year-on-year
   
10/1/22 - 10:51   AW Repair Group - first group to complete Thatcham Research EV training; more than 200 technical and non-technical staff complete training
   
10/1/22 - 10:17   JTAPE - appoints automotive specialist Simon Dean as Key Account Manager
   
10/1/22 - 10:12   Audatex UK - Joe Baynham (former Assistant Bodyshop Manager for Jemca Toyota in Bracknell) joins Audatex's UK training team
   
10/1/22 - 09:58   Direct Line Group - gives green light to electric vehicle scheme for its employees
   
10/1/22 - 09:38   AXA - what exactly does am insurance "Claims Transformation Director" do?
   
10/1/22 - 08:37   AA - UK’s largest breakdown organisation launches HGV apprenticeship to tackle HGV driver shortage
   
07/1/22 - 14:09   Aviva and Prestige - sign 5-year distribution deal covering non-standard motor and van insurance
   
07/1/22 - 14:07   Solera - reveal new brand identity and logo
   
07/1/22 - 14:06   Lookers - trading update; record profits from an "exceptional" 2021; publish initial initial conclusions from comprehensive review of group
   
07/1/22 - 14:06   Lookers - trading update; record profits from an "exceptional" 2021; publish initial initial conclusions from comprehensive review of group
   
07/1/22 - 13:49   Auto Windscreens - plans to open at least another six service centres across the UK by the end of the year
   
07/1/22 - 13:40   New Brexit-related customs controls, rising price levels and Covid cases... 2022 "set to continue to test the sector to its limits"
   
07/1/22 - 13:17   FMG - promotes Business Development Manager, Matthew Lees, to the new role of National Sales Manager - Insurance Solutions
   
07/1/22 - 13:14   Ben - launches new team challenge event: The Beast of Ben; 4-person teams will go head-to-head in a series of physical and mental challenges
   
07/1/22 - 12:42   BMW - dealers see 65% surge in service partner selection via app using dealership software prover, Tjekvik
   
07/1/22 - 12:34   BMW - iX Flow featuring E Ink: "magical" exterior colour change
   
07/1/22 - 12:18   GEM - marks 90th anniversary in 2022
   
07/1/22 - 12:13   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - "surprisingly good year" for light commercial vehicle registrations
   
07/1/22 - 11:58   28% of the five cheapest insurance quotes now come from telematics firms - Consumer Intelligence data
   
07/1/22 - 11:32   Singapore: Unity and Hyundai - partner to design and build new metaverse platform for accelerating intelligent manufacturing
   
07/1/22 - 11:16   Hyundai - surveyed 2,000 people about their "top sustainable habits for 2022" #1 recycle #2 reusable bags #3 low energy light bulbs
   
07/1/22 - 11:11   Consumer Intelligence - average motor premium in the UK is now £782
   
07/1/22 - 10:58   Toyota speaks to Autocar about plans to remanufacture cars up to three times in UK "refreshing ex-customer cars"
   
07/1/22 - 10:34   Lotus - global retail sales up 24% in best performance for a decade (1,710 new cars sold worldwide in 2021)
   
06/1/22 - 15:15   Automechanika Shanghai - new date of 1 - 4 Dec 2022 for cancelled Nov 2021 show
   
06/1/22 - 14:22   AkzoNobel - Wayne Walker (ex Farecla) to join AkzoNobel’s VR business
   
06/1/22 - 14:16   RAC - petrol car drivers lost out on £156m - the equivalent of £5m a day - as retailers refused to pass on wholesale price savings
   
06/1/22 - 14:06   USA: Volvo Cars - unsupervised autonomous driving feature Ride Pilot to debut in California
   
06/1/22 - 14:06   USA - General Motors 90-year reign at top of US car sales market ends; Toyota now heads the charts with 2.3m sales in 2021
   
06/1/22 - 14:00   NFDA (National Franchised Dealers Association) - comment on 2021 new car sales figures
   
06/1/22 - 13:59   RAC - despite a 12p litre cut in wholesale price of petrol in December; unfair garages only cut their prices by 2p a litre
   
06/1/22 - 13:58   PRA (Petrol Retailers Association) - "made sense for fuel retailers to raise their margins to remain in business to serve their customers"
   
06/1/22 - 13:50   Sytner Group - partners with The Young Lives Foundation to motivate, guide and assist young people in Kent
   
06/1/22 - 13:18   cap hpi - dynamic, digital imagery tool will "transform" new vehicle websites and comparators
   
06/1/22 - 12:59   'Wholesale & retail trade; vehicle repair' is the sector which has seen the 2nd biggest change in its share of overall employment since 1978
   
06/1/22 - 12:38   SMMT - new van market grows by a fifth as battery electric demand more than doubles; just -2.8% down on 2019
   
06/1/22 - 12:26   Societe Generale (owners of ALD) - confirm acquisition of Leaseplan to create a "global player in mobility" owning 3.5 million vehicles
   
06/1/22 - 12:19   Order of Service cover for Keith Rose, Area Sales Manager at Sayers who sadly passed away in November
   
06/1/22 - 11:50   Auto Trader - "number of new car registrations remains artificially suppressed by the ongoing semiconductor shortage"
   
06/1/22 - 11:36   Vauxhall Corsa was the best-selling car in 2021 - UK new car market full-year figures for 2021
   
06/1/22 - 11:13   IMI Diversity Task Force - publish interim report on initial progress 9-months after launch, ahead of full report & recommendations in March
   
06/1/22 - 10:35   SMMT - 1.65m new cars registered in 2021: -28.7% below pre-COVID levels & up just 1% on "pandemic-ravaged" 2020
   
06/1/22 - 10:28   BVRLA - increasing appeal of EVs is helping the leasing sector to return to growth following the initial impact of the pandemic
   
05/1/22 - 14:22   Brussels Motor Show - due to run from 15 - 23 January, has been cancelled due to covid; to be rescheduled for January 2023
   
05/1/22 - 13:46   DriveElectric - UK motorists predicted to buy over 330,000 new electric vehicles in 2022
   
05/1/22 - 13:39   Euro NCAP’s - names 'Top Performers' of 2021
   
05/1/22 - 13:33   Ageas - joins calls for crackdown on people who abuse customer-facing employees (inc. case study of post-accident repair abuse)
   
05/1/22 - 12:45   Nissan - Qashqai gets Euro NCAP Best in Class Award in the Small Off Road category
   
05/1/22 - 12:40   What Car? - 65% would be more willing to buy their next car online if manufacturers operated an agency sales model for dealers
   
05/1/22 - 12:26   Copart - partners with Solus for Collaborative Student Exchange Programme (Aviva is a Copart customer)
   
05/1/22 - 10:29   Met Office weather warning for snow and ice, Scotland and northern England Thursday 6 Jan 10am - 4pm affecting travel
   
05/1/22 - 10:16   Ageas - partners with Co-op to offer personal motor insurance; deal expected to deliver £40m in GWP over 5 years
   
05/1/22 - 09:55   SsangYong Motors UK - adds 16 new dealers in 12 months
   
05/1/22 - 09:37   39% of instructors admit they still have lengthy waiting lists - 66% of instructors say driving test wait times haven’t reduced at all
   
05/1/22 - 09:32   Reports - private members bill to extend auto-enrolment to workers younger than 22 & those earning less than current £10k threshold
   
05/1/22 - 09:25   Zeekr (Geely's EV tech brand) and Mobileye (Intel) - plan "world’s first consumer autonomous vehicles with L4 capabilities" by 2024
   
05/1/22 - 00:35   ABP Website - remains the "Home of the Body Repair Industry" in 2021: over 1 million visits and 6.6 million pages viewed (up 44% on 2020)
   
04/1/22 - 22:20   Volvo Cars - appoint Jim Rowan (ex CEO of Dyson and BlackBerry) as CEO from March; succeeds Håkan Samuelsson
   
04/1/22 - 19:19   Fetch - a remote-controlled driverless car (NOT an autonomous car) starts trials in Milton Keynes later this month
   
04/1/22 - 14:03   Nissan UK - Skills Champion Ian Green awarded MBE for Services to Apprenticeships and STEM Education
   
04/1/22 - 13:34   IHS Markit - 2022 light vehicle demand set reach 82.4 million (+3.7% on 2021); semiconductor shortages & supply chain disruptions until 2023
   
04/1/22 - 13:14   Cost of car insurance falls by an average of £80 year-on-year in Q4 (Sep-Nov) to £640 – the cheapest average price since 2014
   
04/1/22 - 13:00   The IMI's CEO, Steve Nash, looks back at 2021 - five reflections on a "wild year"
   
04/1/22 - 12:35   Apple - the world's first $3 trillion company thanks to pandemic "boost"
   
04/1/22 - 12:34   Apple - the world's first $3 trillion company thanks to pandemic "boost"
   
04/1/22 - 12:14   Markerstudy Group - the offical press release announcing the acquisition of BGL Insurance; expected to complete during first half of 2022
   
04/1/22 - 12:04   ABI - "no one should under-estimate the significance of the new rule changes from the FCA"
   
04/1/22 - 11:52   Farécla - Steven Burrows promoted to UK and Ireland Sales Manager role
   
04/1/22 - 11:26   Steve Plunkett, 2021 ABP Industry Knight - nominated for the Anthony Nolan Donor Champion of the Year Award after raising nearly £16k
   
04/1/22 - 10:59   Autovia - women aged 56+ form the biggest segment of new car buying customers; Wales is proportionately the biggest market for used cars
   
04/1/22 - 10:44   Quotezone - motoring and cycling insurance comparison website gives its New Year predictions
   
04/1/22 - 10:34   SsangYong Motors UK - signs new roadside assistance contract with the RAC
   
04/1/22 - 09:17   Vehicle Estimate UK - new business offering bodyshops outsourced estimating services in Audatex and Jarvis-GT Estimate
   
04/1/22 - 08:23   Axa - complete another step on their "simplification journey" with sale of AXA Bank Belgium for Euro 691 million
   
04/1/22 - 08:23   Zurich Insurance - sell Italian life and pension back book to free up $1.2 billion of capital
   
03/1/22 - 17:22   UK top selling vehicle of 2021 was.......the Ford Transit Custom! It sold 30% more units than Corsa in 2nd place; Ford Transit in 3rd place
   
02/1/22 - 23:30   Tesla - delivered 936,000 vehicles (911,000 model 3 and Y plus 25,000 model S and X) worldwide in 2021; produced 930,000 vehicles
   
02/1/22 - 22:49   Markerstudy - buys BGL Insurance for £400m reports Sky News; will double Markerstudy's size to nearly 6 million customers
   
02/1/22 - 22:48   Markerstudy - acquire Clegg Gifford, specialists in motor trade insurance, owners of taxi insurer Westminster and closely linked to Tradex
   
02/1/22 - 22:37   Markerstudy - acquire Lloyd’s broker Clegg Gifford, a specialist in the UK motor trade market
   
31/12/21 - 11:15   IFB (Insurance Fraud Bureau) - over 21,000 fraudulent motor insurance policies sold on social media were detected by insurers in 2021
   
31/12/21 - 11:08   GIFC (General Insurance Fraud Committee) - reveals its 2022 strategy to counter the 100,000 fraudulent claims (worth £1.2bn) made each year
   
31/12/21 - 10:57   Aviva - completes divestment programme with sale of Aviva Vietnam; now completely focused on businesses in the UK, Ireland and Canada
   
30/12/21 - 16:42   Hyundai Motor Group - closed its engine development centre before Xmas; will not launch any new models with internal combustion engines
   
30/12/21 - 16:13   FCA - from 1 January 2022 insurers are banned from quoting a higher price for motor and home renewal than they'd give to a new customer
   
24/12/21 - 12:06   KPMG - vehicle supply shortages will persist throughout 2022; "manufacturers will focus volume on more profitable vehicles and markets"
   
23/12/21 - 13:56   IMPROVE Online Learning for SMEs - new courses and user personal summary reporting available from ABP Club Recommended Business Service
   
23/12/21 - 13:31   Gemini ARC - recognised with The 5% Club, for demonstrating commitment and dedication to the next generation of young industry talent
   
23/12/21 - 13:12   Tractable's Max Ali, thanks industry for their support in raising £7700 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
   
23/12/21 - 13:01   Autovia - car dealers mostly delight customers - but buyers are still not happy with salespeople
   
23/12/21 - 12:43   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production down -7.8% in November
   
23/12/21 - 12:39   Axalta - top colours according to the 69th 'Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report': white (35%), black (19%) and grey (19%)
   
23/12/21 - 12:14   More issues with courtesy car defleet processes...
   
23/12/21 - 09:51   ABP Club - wishing all our members a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year
   
23/12/21 - 09:47   SMMT - UK car manufacturing output falls -28.7% in November despite electric vehicle boost (BEV output was up 53% - now record 13.7% share)
   
23/12/21 - 09:38   Copart - make a donation to the Samaritans Christmas Appeal (Kettering branch) where one of Copart's teammates works as a volunteer
   
22/12/21 - 14:12   Maxxia - company used for inspections - CLM - is subsidiary of Maxxia UK with same directors; owned by McMillan Shakespeare of Australia
   
22/12/21 - 14:12   REPOST from the Forum: "finding staff is now very very serious"
   
22/12/21 - 13:59   5.3m leisure journeys planned on Christmas Eve - which the RAC has dubbed ‘Frantic Festive Friday’
   
22/12/21 - 13:55   Covea - Christmas film or Christmas claim? (light-hearted news alert!)
   
22/12/21 - 13:25   Gov Dept BEIS - small businesses deliver a green Christmas this festive season inc electric delivery vans & EV go-karts
   
22/12/21 - 12:44   Autoglass - 68% UK drivers intend to make a road trip of more than an hour this Winter (last year just 31% of them did the journey)
   
22/12/21 - 12:13   AW Repair Group (video) - a teaser preview of some of the stories coming in the 'AW - A Career For Life Docuseries'
   
22/12/21 - 10:03   Autovista report: BMW - BlackBerry & BMW sign deal to work on level 2 automation systems
   
22/12/21 - 09:42   Allianz Claims - appoints process and improvement manager, Chantelle Carrol (ex Eden Motor Group, LV=, RSA and Esure)
   
22/12/21 - 09:36   ABP Club news postings about "excessive unjustified de-fleet charges" at Maxxia - large bodyshop group Club Member responds
   
22/12/21 - 09:29   Home working will be a permanent feature in 2022 but it’s not helping the work/life balance
   
22/12/21 - 09:26   RAC poll - drivers expect to clock up 3.2bn Christmas miles to see family and friends
   
22/12/21 - 09:25   Anexo - VW Emissions Claim; judge finds against the application by VW to have the UK class action claim against them dismissed
   
22/12/21 - 09:18   I Love Claims - lunch event on Friday 21 January 2022 cancelled; new date is Friday 25 March 2022
   
22/12/21 - 08:28   Autosport International show (13 - 16 Jan 2022) - cancelled; possible new date in 2022 under consideration
   
21/12/21 - 13:54   £1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK (hospitality) inc COVID statutory sick pay rebate
   
21/12/21 - 13:44   Tyre fly tipping increased by a quarter in last year - rise occurred during period when fewer miles were driven and new tyres bought
   
21/12/21 - 13:29   Maxxia responds to recent ABP Club news postings about "excessive unjustified de-fleet charges"
   
21/12/21 - 12:59   Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) - Mike Crane, Managing Director of LV= Broker and CEO of L&G General Insurance, appointed as new chairman
   
21/12/21 - 12:04   Grove Group - achieves carbon neutrality in accordance with PAS2060
   
21/12/21 - 11:37   Aviva - introduces electric vehicle scheme for staff via Zenith
   
21/12/21 - 11:32   ONS data for those working in the vehicle trade - Sept 2016 - year to Sept 2021: 1.5% more employed; hours worked -7.6%; pay up 9.4%
   
21/12/21 - 11:18   ABP Club - full set of dates and venues for all 2022 ABP events inc BBA in Manchester in May, Night of Knights and 3 Charity Golf Days
   
21/12/21 - 11:16   Auto Trader’s Buy Online hub - Christmas Day launch is Auto Trader's largest ever marketing investment in a single year
   
21/12/21 - 10:09   cap hpi - latest analysis shows the latest Government changes to the Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG) may have unintended consequences
   
21/12/21 - 09:24   Renault - Guillaume Sicard (COO Renault China) appointed as Country Head UK and Managing Director for Renault Brand UK
   
21/12/21 - 09:20   SYNETIQ - commits to setting Science Based Targets as part of ongoing sustainability drive
   
20/12/21 - 14:02   Autoglass - to hit record-breaking 400k online bookings in 2021
   
20/12/21 - 14:01   BS10125 - only 13 comments received so far about the revised draft standard; consultation ends on Friday 14 January
   
20/12/21 - 13:58   Maxxia Leasing - another large bodyshop group tells ABP of excessive unjustified de-fleet charges
   
20/12/21 - 13:32   Thatcham Research - a step in the right direction for Assisted Driving
   
20/12/21 - 13:08   SYNETIQ - focus on sustainability delivers 'Green Business of the Year' award at the Doncaster Business Awards
   
20/12/21 - 13:07   Vauxhall - revises electric car pricing policy in response to Government Plug-in Car Grant changes
   
20/12/21 - 12:56   Allianz - 37 sports clubs nominated by brokers receive funding as Allianz makes second round of donations amounting to £50,000
   
20/12/21 - 12:53   JATO - low emissions vehicles accounted for over a quarter of new registrations in Europe last month
   
20/12/21 - 11:58   The Insolvency Service - granted new powers to crackdown on directors who dissolve companies to evade debts (aka phoenixing)
   
20/12/21 - 11:56   ABP EXCLUSIVE: Solera I Audatex - Chris Wright tells Auto Body Professional about the imminent launch of a key claims fulfilment product
   
20/12/21 - 11:36   Quotezone - insurance costs could rise as work from home reinstated
   
20/12/21 - 10:38   Tesla - Bluewater's carpark filled "multiple times" with the thousands of Model 3s all being delivered this month
   
20/12/21 - 10:15   BCA - used car values remain stable during November at BCA at £9,571
   
20/12/21 - 09:32   Steer Automotive Group - acquisition strategy, expansion plans and industry recognition: Richard Steer talks to Auto Body Professional
   
17/12/21 - 13:30   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Head of Vehicle Repair, Nick Sweetman, on overseeing a nationwide approved network of 470 repairers
   
17/12/21 - 13:18   Drive Motor Retail (14 bodyshops) - winners of the 2021 Drive Awards in the Bodyshop category
   
17/12/21 - 13:05   Auto Trader - positive outlook for retail market as demand remains unaffected by latest announcements
   
17/12/21 - 12:44   Brake - analysis shows December is the second worst month for drink-drive crashes
   
17/12/21 - 12:41   SMMT - statement on UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement signed today
   
17/12/21 - 12:33   Can you help Ben learn more about the health & wellbeing of people in our industry? - It takes less than 10 mins & is confidential
   
17/12/21 - 12:09   BCA - LCV demand lifts on the run-up to Christmas; month-on-month figures in November rose by £31 (0.3%) to £9,892
   
17/12/21 - 11:58   Motofix Group - add fully electric vehicles to its fleet of more than 200 courtesy cars to support LV= G partnership
   
17/12/21 - 11:27   LeasePlan - reserves 5,000 Lightyear Two solar cars (£25,553) to add to fleet
   
17/12/21 - 10:45   Arrival - first prototype revealed of affordable battery powered car built in Banbury for Uber
   
17/12/21 - 10:11   Vanarama boss blasts government’s cuts to electric vehicle grants - 60% reduction to Plug-in Car Grant came as "a complete shock"
   
17/12/21 - 10:03   IMI - CEO Steve Nash calls for industry to "invest in the skills now"
   
17/12/21 - 09:42   Allianz - Stuart Toal promoted to head of mid-corporate and Helen Bancroft appointed as new casualty account manager
   
17/12/21 - 09:33   RAC - festive getaway could be the busiest in five years with 27m trips planned
   
17/12/21 - 09:27   Volvo - double awards success for Volvo’s plug-in hybrid electric technology
   
17/12/21 - 09:12   Thatcham Research’s Dean Lander - the sector is showing positive signs of addressing the skills shortage
   
17/12/21 - 08:53   FCA - fines HSBC £63.9m for failings in its anti-money laundering processes (reduced from £91m as HSBC agreed to early settlement)
   
16/12/21 - 14:02   Mike Partridge, Volkswagen Group UK's Paint and Body Business Manager - looks back on his 26-year career... and what's next
   
16/12/21 - 14:00   London Congestion Charge - hours of operation to be cut from 21 Feb 2022 to support business recovery
   
16/12/21 - 13:53   Covéa Insurance - is most decorated member of the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) holding three simultaneous ServiceMark Distinctions
   
16/12/21 - 13:19   ABP Annual Convention, Night of Knights & Bodyshop Excellence Awards - ALL the details in the Review publication
   
16/12/21 - 13:08   What Car? - Britain’s most and least reliable used cars revealed: Suzuki, Lexus & Toyota (most); Land Rover, Citroën & Peugeot (least)
   
16/12/21 - 12:42   Autoglass - commits to greener future with sustainability initiatives including recycling 100% of the damaged waste glass in windscreens
   
16/12/21 - 12:32   Venson survey reveals strong appetite for alternative to electric vehicles - drivers call for manufacturers to increase hydrogen investment
   
16/12/21 - 12:09   Bank of England - interest rates raised to 0.25%
   
16/12/21 - 11:28   Suzuki - crowns National and Regional Dealer of the Year winners for 2021
   
16/12/21 - 10:25   GT Motive - partner with Cazoo Data Services to provide Ombudsman approved valuations
   
16/12/21 - 10:17   Volkswagen Financial Services UK - car rentals up 144% versus 2020 with peak to come over Christmas
   
16/12/21 - 09:56   TRL - has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service's Transport Technology and Associated Services (TTAS) framework
   
16/12/21 - 09:37   Thatcham Research - 2022 What Car? Innovation Award nominations
   
16/12/21 - 09:25   Motorists urged to check warranties amidst new car production shortage and used market boom
   
16/12/21 - 00:46   "Working From Home" - Wednesday morning rush-hour traffic congestion was the lowest it has been in term-time since July
   
15/12/21 - 14:48   GT Motive - iRG (Innovative Repair Group) add GT Motive into the business as one of their estimating systems of choice
   
15/12/21 - 14:07   Bodyshop mag awards - postponed from Friday to April 2022
   
15/12/21 - 13:41   Record petrol prices push inflation to 5.1% - its highest in a decade
   
15/12/21 - 13:34   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - changes to plug-in grant "extremely disappointing"
   
15/12/21 - 13:23   GB Refinish Supplies - family business celebrating 35th anniversary talks to Auto Body Professional
   
15/12/21 - 12:31   Plug-in grant scheme - Government cuts EV grants further: AA comments
   
15/12/21 - 12:12   Dave Shepherd on the impact on repairers of parts supply issues - Auto Body Professional magazine
   
15/12/21 - 12:07   LV= General Insurance - "almost half of drivers are put off buying an electric car due to the relatively high upfront sticker price"
   
15/12/21 - 12:00   IAM RoadSmart - 1,000 motorists surveyed, 50% confessed they were likely to get behind the wheel the next morning following festive drinks
   
15/12/21 - 11:55   Audi UK - appoints Glenn Stanton (former Audi UK National Fleet Sales Manager) as Head of Product Planning
   
15/12/21 - 11:37   Auto Trader - ‘Plan B’ measures have little impact on used car prices, as growth rockets 28%
   
15/12/21 - 11:28   Plug-in grant scheme for zero-emission vehicles - updated to target less expensive models; up to £1,500 for EVs up to £32,000
   
15/12/21 - 11:24   The Allianz Broker Apprenticeship Programme - currently supporting 22 brokers with CPD
   
15/12/21 - 10:45   IMI - earning premium of more than 10% - £3,700 per annum - for EV qualified vehicle technicians
   
15/12/21 - 10:12   Willis Towers Watson - higher severity claims during pandemic drive up costs by 6.1% for UK motor insurers; av cost per claim £5,3801
   
15/12/21 - 09:59   BookMyGarage - more than 13 million drivers admit to tailgating
   
15/12/21 - 09:52   Standox - launches Standofleet VHS DTM Primer Surfacer U2630 to accelerate commercial vehicle repairs
   
15/12/21 - 09:33   IAA - 'Interact' merchandising platform wins Gold at the Insurance Times Awards 2021
   
15/12/21 - 09:26   Inflation rate rises steeply - CPI shoots up to 5.1% for the 12 months to November 2021 (highest for ten years); RPI rockets up to 7.1%
   
14/12/21 - 14:08   Autentica- Blackpool-based 3D printed automotive parts specialist secures six-figure investment in bid to become ‘the Amazon of 3D printing'
   
14/12/21 - 13:49   Insurtech UK and ACSO - trade associations become partners
   
14/12/21 - 13:46   Cox Automotive, AM and Fleet News - nominations open for Cox Automotive’s Barbara Cox “Woman of the Year” award for 2022
   
14/12/21 - 13:37   Copart - raise £179 (so far) for Christmas Jumper Day 2021
   
14/12/21 - 11:54   Fix Auto UK - become the only repair network to record 5,000 customer reviews on Trustpilot
   
14/12/21 - 11:39   LD Autovogue - Norfolk bodyshop recovers after a huge fire this summer
   
14/12/21 - 11:33   PPG - Official Paint and Finishing Supplier of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES
   
14/12/21 - 11:13   GT Motive - chosen by ChipsAway network (40 centres and 250 technicians) for all non-smart repair jobs
   
14/12/21 - 11:03   Autovista Group report - Audi assesses social impact of autonomous driving in new study
   
14/12/21 - 10:56   ONS - unemployment falls again to 4.2%; no of people in work rises; record 1.22 million job vacancies; average pay up 4.7% in last 12 months
   
14/12/21 - 10:23   GYS - new dent pulling system, the Draw Aligner Pro
   
14/12/21 - 00:36   Work from home guidance - has immediate impact on road traffic (average 20% fall), rail usage (average 19% fall) and the Tube (18% fall)
   
13/12/21 - 16:50   Toyota - cuts more production in Japan because of parts shortages
   
13/12/21 - 15:45   Activate Group - becomes carbon neutral by offsetting emissions with internationally verified carbon credits
   
13/12/21 - 13:46   Hastings Group - Sampo of Finland takes 100% ownership by acquiring Rand Holdings 30% shareholding for £685 million
   
13/12/21 - 13:37   ABP Club UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook - "the industry Bible" has been sent to Members with the latest magazine
   
13/12/21 - 13:35   BBC - Wales may need to reimpose curbs on people socialising in response to the rising tide of Omicron cases in the community
   
13/12/21 - 13:23   Volvo Car UK - new Thatcham Research-approved Vodafone Automotive VTS S5 tracking device available for all Volvo models
   
13/12/21 - 13:17   Check out the British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) Review publication - online now!
   
13/12/21 - 12:38   The 80-page Winter 2021 issue of Auto Body Professional is available to read now
   
13/12/21 - 12:30   Ben Ball - £96,500 in life-saving funds raised
   
13/12/21 - 12:09   Defaqto - 44% of car insurance policies now charge a ‘set up’ fee up from just 14% in 2016
   
13/12/21 - 11:56   Sabre - LexisNexis Risk Solutions secures a new contract with Sabre Insurance for ADAS data at point of quote
   
13/12/21 - 11:36   Spies Hecker - faster plastic repairs with new Permasolid Speed-TEC Plastic Additive 9260
   
13/12/21 - 10:34   Vauxhall’s sister brand Opel - announces first commercially available production hydrogen van
   
13/12/21 - 10:02   Allianz Holdings - appoints José Morago as risk director for Allianz Personal
   
13/12/21 - 09:44   Van and company car drivers urged to wear hand-protection at the fuel pump as a "first line of defence against Omicron"
   
13/12/21 - 09:24   TrustFord Huddersfield - launch Christmas toy appeal for Yorkshire Children’s Centre Charity
   
13/12/21 - 09:12   handl Group (legal & insurance services) - acquires business wellbeing specialists, Robertson Cooper
   
13/12/21 - 08:07   Vertu - spend £9.2m to acquire Farmer & Carlisle, who have Toyota dealerships in Loughborough and Leicester
   
12/12/21 - 02:41   GT Motive - chosen by Sandicliffe's new bodyshop in Nottingham as their estimating platform of choice
   
10/12/21 - 14:07   Fix Auto UK - CORRECTION: Irvings Bodyworks in English Lake District join network as Fix Auto Workington
   
10/12/21 - 10:46   Ageas Insurance - partnership with the Green Parts Specialists (Hills) wins coveted award at the MRW National Recycling Awards
   
10/12/21 - 09:44   Automechanika Kuala Lumpur - March 2022 show postponed by a year; will now be held in March 2023
   
10/12/21 - 02:48   Welsh Government - urge public to take lateral flow tests before going out and to wear masks when moving around in pubs / restaurants
   
10/12/21 - 01:58   Insurance Times awards - full list of all 36 winners plus finalists
   
09/12/21 - 22:55   Charles Trent Ltd - as green parts usage takes off, appoint Neil Joslin (ex e2e and National Salvage Group) as Chief Operation Officer
   
09/12/21 - 14:00   Irvings Bodyworks in Workington, Northern Ireland - joins Fix Auto as Fix Auto Workington
   
09/12/21 - 13:08   Driver Power - Tesla's SUPERCHARGER network has been named the UK’s best public EV chargepoint provider
   
09/12/21 - 13:05   Germany: Mercedes-Benz - receives world's first internationally valid system approval for conditionally automated driving
   
09/12/21 - 13:00   Industry in strong position to respond to Plan B measures, says Auto Trader
   
09/12/21 - 12:51   What Car? - announces 83-car long list for Car of the Year Awards 2022
   
09/12/21 - 12:40   ACSO (Association of Consumer Support Organisations) - on latest Official Injury Claim (OIC) data for Sept-Nov (68,359 claim submissions)
   
09/12/21 - 12:28   Tracker Network UK - winter months are the most lucrative for motorbike thieves with theft activity peaking in February
   
09/12/21 - 11:07   AW Repair Group - Female Workshop Controller Spotlights Women in Career For Life Series
   
09/12/21 - 11:04   Solera Audatex - Historic Repair Index now available in Ireland
   
09/12/21 - 09:17   Vertu - trading update; "robust trading performance"; anticipated profits for the year to Feb 2022 increased again
   
08/12/21 - 13:57   Euro NCAP - Renault Laguna’s Legacy "ruined" as ZOE and Spring debase electric car safety
   
08/12/21 - 13:45   RAC - over-70s should not be penalised for running red lights, experts say
   
08/12/21 - 13:41   Zemo - life-cycle analysis shows lighter vehicles can enhance contribution of electrification to climate goals
   
08/12/21 - 13:25   Large bodyshop group hit with £5,000+ bill after returning “immaculate” BMWs – any other repairers having issues with Maxxia?
   
08/12/21 - 13:15   Venson - provides electric vehicle owners with practical advice on keeping vehicles moving this winter
   
08/12/21 - 13:09   cinch - named as a sponsor of new ITV Musical Game Show, Walk The Line
   
08/12/21 - 12:50   IMS (Insurance and Mobility Solutions) - Germany’s largest motor insurer HUK-COBURG Group sued by UK tech company IMS for telematics offer
   
08/12/21 - 12:43   Spies Hecker Permafleet VHS DTM Primer Surfacer 4060 - faster CV repairs with the new VOC-compliant primer surfacer
   
08/12/21 - 10:38   Ageas - join panel of motor insurers for GoShorty, a specialist short-term vehicle insurance provider
   
08/12/21 - 10:14   Thatcham Research - Renault Zoe receives a Euro NCAP zero-star rating after removing part of vital airbag
   
08/12/21 - 09:40   RSA Insurance - Scott Egan (CEO, UK & International) to leave at end of year; to be succeeded on 10 Jan 2022 by Ken Norgrove
   
07/12/21 - 14:01   ABP Club - all-new ABP Industry Yearbook being posted this Friday to ABP members together with Winter issue of magazine and BBA Review
   
07/12/21 - 13:53   ABP Yearbook - includes bodyshop profitability analysis showing pre-tax margin fell to 6.4% from 6.8% previous year; 50% saw profits fall
   
07/12/21 - 13:30   Repost from the Forum - "on behalf of repairers, request that insurers and AMs work ‘with’ us rather than bully us"
   
07/12/21 - 13:28   RAC - gives advice to drivers with arrival of Storm Barra
   
07/12/21 - 12:46   BGL Insurance and Covéa - form exclusive partnership to deliver motor proposition to "rival other direct brands"
   
07/12/21 - 12:38   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - Triumph, Kawasaki and BMW are the three highest-rated franchises
   
07/12/21 - 12:28   365 Business Finance - London-based lender reports 35% increase in the average amount advanced to MOT test centres in 2021
   
07/12/21 - 11:21   NFDA - registrations of light commercials were up by 11.4% on the pre-pandemic average
   
07/12/21 - 10:11   Kent, Lincolnshire, and Surrey have the highest number of winter accidents - analysis of DfT statistics
   
07/12/21 - 09:30   e2e and Inspire Claims - agree new contract and now Inspire will be sourcing OEM reclaimed parts from e2e
   
06/12/21 - 14:01   Steer Automotive Group - add 2 more sites: a new site in Chatham and acquires Lookers Maidstone bodyshop which becomes second Prestige site
   
06/12/21 - 13:30   What Car? - some VMs are "importing unfinished vehicles and selling them on with third party components to meet demand"
   
06/12/21 - 13:25   SMMT - best-ever November for new van registrations despite market volatility: 11.4% up on pre-pandemic average
   
06/12/21 - 13:17   Sytner Group - Birmingham dealership raises over £25,000 for the Royal British Legion
   
06/12/21 - 11:35   RAC - upwards of 50% more electric cars sold this year compared to last
   
06/12/21 - 11:24   carwow - raises $55m to scale Sell Your Car division
   
06/12/21 - 11:20   Auto Trader - global chip shortage continues to undermine new car demand
   
06/12/21 - 11:16   Every Little Bit Extra Helps (ELBEH) - support Trussell Trust foodbanks with ‘Wear anything Christmassey to work (or home) day’ on Friday
   
06/12/21 - 10:47   Allianz Partners and Uber - new insurance partnership for independent drivers and couriers in Europe
   
06/12/21 - 09:57   SMMT - new car registrations up 1.7% in November; battery EV uptake doubles, but new car market remains well adrift of pre-pandemic levels
   
06/12/21 - 09:52   Morelli Group - sign agreement to supply NGENCO Products in the UK
   
06/12/21 - 08:28   Marshall Motor Holdings - recommend acceptance of offer from Constellation (owners of BCA, Cinch and WeBuyAnyCar) valuing company at £325m
   
03/12/21 - 14:49   Halo Accident Repair Centres - appoint Jon Parker as Business Intelligence Director
   
03/12/21 - 13:06   comparethemarket.com - new customers typically pay £375 less on motor insurance by finding a cheaper insurance deal
   
03/12/21 - 13:01   AA - 22% who breakdown "would stand where a vehicle is likely to be thrown"
   
03/12/21 - 12:50   Subaru (UK) - welcomes new MD, Pat Ryan (ex Managing Director of Citroën in the Republic of Ireland)
   
03/12/21 - 12:39   Auto Trader - prices for used EVs increases 27.8% YoY for volume brands (av. £25,732) and 10.1% for premium brands (av. £48,564)
   
03/12/21 - 12:21   Ben, the automotive industry charity - take part in research to shape Ben’s future services
   
03/12/21 - 12:03   Used car prices record 5 years’ worth of growth in just 6 months - av price has increased circa £3,400 since May
   
03/12/21 - 11:56   Allianz - four employees from across the Allianz business team up with GB athletes for Buddy Programme
   
03/12/21 - 10:33   Major transport organisations warn "governments’ knee-jerk reaction" to Omicron variant puts supply chains at greater risk
   
03/12/21 - 10:18   FCA - proposes stronger requirements on oversight of appointed representatives
   
03/12/21 - 10:14   Strong words from the RAC - retailers "take drivers for a ride" by hiking petrol prices another 3p in November while wholesale prices fall
   
02/12/21 - 20:11   UK Carline Vehicle Leasing - launch a new salary sacrifice car leasing scheme (company and the employee save tax & NI)
   
02/12/21 - 19:55   Bowles Vehicle Repair - joins Fix Auto network as Fix Auto Leicester
   
02/12/21 - 14:08   If you went to any ABP event this year - golf, BBA, Night of Knights etc - then a HUGE selection of photos available FREE of charge for you
   
02/12/21 - 13:56   BuyaCar.co.uk - one-year-old EV sales are vying with diesels for second place in the online used car market
   
02/12/21 - 13:54   Claimspace on MOJ claims data - "71 weeks wait for cases to come to court is unacceptable"
   
02/12/21 - 11:39   Gov Civil Justice Statistics (Jul-Sept 2021) - Personal Injury claims down 26% to 21,000; PI claims account for 62% all damage claims
   
02/12/21 - 11:26   Carlac - new fully optimised website goes live!
   
02/12/21 - 11:02   Halfords – confirm £63.4m acquisition of Axle Group Holdings
   
02/12/21 - 10:59   NFU Mutual - respecting rural roads can reduce the annual toll of fatalities and injury
   
02/12/21 - 10:04   SYNETIQ - gain Silver Carbon Literacy accreditation
   
02/12/21 - 09:56   Macklin Motors - Elon Musk, with earnings of nearly £24 million per hour, needs just 1.84 seconds to afford a used Fiesta
   
02/12/21 - 09:48   Repairify - acquires One Guard Inspections to develop innovation in vehicle inspections market
   
01/12/21 - 13:45   Motor Trader awards - full list of all 30 winner plus finalist; Swansway Group Accident Repair Centre won Bodyshop of the Year award
   
01/12/21 - 13:32   Redde Northgate - half year results: don't have to pay the £5m contingent payment from Nationwide acquisition as repair volumes not met
   
01/12/21 - 13:27   Nissan - permission granted for additional 20MW solar farm at Sunderland Plant
   
01/12/21 - 13:12   Pendragon - trading update: "we continue to perform strongly with stong profit per car"; profit forecast for full year raised again
   
01/12/21 - 13:11   Fetch - major driverless car-hailing trial underway in Milton Keynes
   
01/12/21 - 13:00   MotorServ UK - Solihull-based business entrepreneur celebrates triple award (in five days) success
   
01/12/21 - 12:45   Sytner Group - dealership gets creative for CRUSE Bereavement Support
   
01/12/21 - 12:32   Cromax - launches AZ9700 Ultra Performance Plastic Additive
   
01/12/21 - 12:17   Steer Automotive Group - acquire 5-site Tyne Tees Vehicle Repair Group; fastest growing bodyshop group now has 21 sites and £60m turnover
   
01/12/21 - 11:39   Advantage Parts Solutions - Dave Shepherd joins global team as non-executive director
   
01/12/21 - 11:20   What Car? and Autocar owners - new Move Electric website dedicated to e-mobility launched by Haymarket Automotive
   
01/12/21 - 11:16   L&I Eaton - opens first commercial bodyshop, in Trafford Park, Manchester
   
01/12/21 - 11:01   Aviva - appoint Waseem Malik (ex Executive Managing Director, Claims at Axa) as Chief Claims Officer effective March 2022
   
01/12/21 - 10:38   Minster Law - signs six-year bike deal with specialist bike broker, BeMoto
   
01/12/21 - 09:32   CAPS (1.7 million claims per year) - motor claims data schema updated
   

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