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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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