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

22/9/21 - 08:20   Saga - half-year results: "robust Insurance performance"; 45% bought 3-year fixed-price policies; reduced claims cost from lower mileage
   
21/9/21 - 20:03   Europcar and Cogent Hire - how the two companies "are redefining credit hire"
   
21/9/21 - 19:52   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - met with the Department for transport (DfT) to discuss e-scooter trials
   
21/9/21 - 14:28   The 126 bodyshop finalists for this year's British Bodyshop Awards have been revealed; is your bodyshop on the list?
   
21/9/21 - 14:19   Silver Power System (SPS) EV trial results in "world’s most advanced" battery ‘digital twin’ capable of predicting battery lifetime
   
21/9/21 - 14:03   Allianz - enhanced Motor Fleet (15 or more vehicles) and Small Fleet (4-14) to provide cover for EVs & promotes green parts
   
21/9/21 - 13:59   Venson Automotive Solutions - UK motorists welcome future EV tax introduction to counter fuel tax losses
   
21/9/21 - 13:56   Free2Move (mobility tech company that is part of the Stellantis Group) - Day’s Rental signs up to Connect Fleet telematics Solution
   
21/9/21 - 13:51   Fix Auto UK - 2022 National Conference will take place 2-3 March at The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World in Birmingham
   
21/9/21 - 13:45   IFED, IFB & Gallagher Bassett - three men jailed for dangerous £50k ‘Crash for Cash’ plot on busy A road
   
21/9/21 - 13:40   SYNETIQ - apprentices start UK’s first ever Metal Recycling Operative Apprenticeship
   
21/9/21 - 12:56   AXA UK - David Williams steps down after 41 years to consider non-executive role; succeeded by David Overton (ex Willis Tower Watson)
   
21/9/21 - 11:58   The Motor Ombudsman - Issues surrounding vehicle quality at the point of purchase (new and used) is the largest cause of customer complaints
   
21/9/21 - 11:47   IFS - vacancies above pre-pandemic levels, but only in low-paid occupations; competition for jobs is still higher than pre-pandemic for most
   
21/9/21 - 10:17   Europcar Mobility Group - Ross Vincent-Norgate joins as UK Business Development Director
   
21/9/21 - 09:41   Silverlake - prioritises sustainability with ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification
   
21/9/21 - 09:37   CBI - three quarters of UK business concerned about impact of labour shortages on competitiveness
   
21/9/21 - 09:10   Reflex Vehicle Hire - Loughborough van hire firm becomes family owned with £10.5 million HSBC UK funding
   
20/9/21 - 22:22   Europcar - board recommend acceptance of €2.5billion offer from consortium led by Volkswagen Group
   
20/9/21 - 21:25   Axalta - updates profit forecast to reflect ongoing impacts of customer supply chain shortages plus constraints on raw material & logistics
   
20/9/21 - 14:51   Carlac - announces new alloy wheel coatings system in collaboration with Lechler
   
20/9/21 - 14:18   Did you go the ABP golf at The Mere or the Post-Lockdown event at Mercedes Benz World Brooklands? Photos available foc for you
   
20/9/21 - 14:03   AA - achieves Which? Recommended Provider status for fourth year running
   
20/9/21 - 14:00   The Parts Alliance - appoints Mark Eburne as its new President and COO
   
20/9/21 - 13:47   IMI Skills Competitions finalists announced for WorldSkills UK - including Automotive Body Repair & Refinishing
   
20/9/21 - 13:11   RAC - drivers rate RAC the UK’s top breakdown provider in largest survey of its kind
   
20/9/21 - 13:01   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - Martell Randall from Wandsworth jailed for fabricating passenger victims in crash claims
   
20/9/21 - 12:22   Keoghs and LV= - interesting "exaggerated credit hire claim"; £122,000 bill for 564 days car hire
   
20/9/21 - 12:08   The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - raised £30,000 for Action for A-T (Ataxia-Telangiectasia) at AGM
   
20/9/21 - 11:58   DVLA - <50% all motorists asked were aware they must read a number plate from 20 metres
   
20/9/21 - 11:28   GAIN (the ‘Group for Autism, Insurance and Neurodiversity') - the advantages and opportunities of a neurodiverse workplace
   
20/9/21 - 11:02   AA Insurance - more than 14 million cars on UK roads are being driven with damage inc minor scuffs dents and broken panels
   
20/9/21 - 10:53   IAM RoadSmart - 61% young drivers plan to apply for an automatic-only driving licence (EVs are automatic)
   
20/9/21 - 10:36   Innovation Group - Managing Director, John Watson, becomes the latest member to join The Automotive 30% club
   
20/9/21 - 08:14   Redde Northgate - trading update: "continued strong momentum across the Group"
   
18/9/21 - 11:16   Gas prices - huge spike in wholesale costs; government holding urgent talks with the energy industry amid growing concern
   
18/9/21 - 09:18   Finesse Accident Repair Centres (Dorking ARC) - Mark White promoted to Bodyshop Manager
   
17/9/21 - 17:16   Activate Group - Motor Repair Network (MRN) wins Outsourced Partner of the Year Award
   
17/9/21 - 13:55   Consumer Intelligence - some insurers are factoring in lower RTA claims costs in England and Wales
   
17/9/21 - 13:54   RAC - speed camera that triggered £5 million in fines between 2015 and 2017 has been found to be faulty
   
17/9/21 - 13:34   Leasing could save new car drivers more than £5k over PCP deals
   
17/9/21 - 13:30   Cazoo - acquires SMH Fleet Solutions for £70m to double its reconditioning, logistics & storage capabilities
   
17/9/21 - 12:56   Consumer Intelligence - majority of UK motorists would consider switching to an EV for their next car
   
17/9/21 - 12:38   The Vella Group - new apprentices attend training days at Vella Group's Head Office in Skelmersdale.
   
17/9/21 - 12:25   Automotive fuel sales volumes rose by 1.5% during August 2021 following higher reported road traffic
   
17/9/21 - 12:14   FORDLiive Centre - reducing downtime at European Van HQ in UK; 15,000 additional days of vehicle availability
   
17/9/21 - 11:58   Jaguar Land Rover - to provide electric vehicles for leaders at COP26
   
17/9/21 - 11:50   S&G Response - achieve Investors in People Gold Standard hat-trick and joins The Institute of Customer Service
   
17/9/21 - 11:16   E10 fuel - the impact on classic cars as ethanol can have a corrosive effect on rubber, metal, and plastic parts in the fuel system
   
17/9/21 - 10:17   LKQ Euro Car Parts - 'super September': aftermarket should be capitalising on a spike in demand to ‘ride the MOT wave’ this month
   
17/9/21 - 10:11   Zurich UK - signs 5-year deal with niche motor insurer, KGM Underwriting (A-Plan / Howden Group)
   
17/9/21 - 10:00   BAXT - new walkway floor protection product
   
17/9/21 - 09:47   The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) - Brian Madderson to retire Chairman of the Petrol Retailers & Car Wash Associations
   
17/9/21 - 09:43   BuyaCar - are women driving the upmarket trend in used car sales?
   
17/9/21 - 09:01   Italy: The Stellantis Group Research Centre (CRF) - trials taking place supporting connected level 3 autonomous driving
   
16/9/21 - 13:48   cinch - agreed a new, six-year partnership with Northampton Saints; rugby ground renamed ‘cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens'
   
16/9/21 - 13:42   Skills shortages - Brexit and low pay mean one in eight struggle to recruit
   
16/9/21 - 13:13   What Car? - commentary on SMMT Sustainability Report
   
16/9/21 - 13:11   HELLA - equips Mercedes EQA electric vehicle with lighting and electronics products inc. LED light strips and illuminated logos
   
16/9/21 - 12:57   Motofix Group - win “Charity Award” and receive "Bronze" greener bodyshop award
   
16/9/21 - 12:48   Shorade UK - Rachel Bentham (ex BASF Automotive Refinish) joins Shorade UK as Brand Manager
   
16/9/21 - 12:30   SEAT and suicide prevention charity CALM - team up to help men have those tricky conversations about their feelings in video series
   
16/9/21 - 12:19   Bangers4Ben is BACK! - Saturday 9 October to Tuesday 12 October 2021
   
16/9/21 - 11:37   Willis Towers Watson - global broker chooses Lightfoot (cuts accidents up up to 40%) for company car and van fleet clients
   
16/9/21 - 11:27   SMMT's 22nd Sustainability Report - record year for carbon reduction despite COVID-19 stalling economic progress
   
16/9/21 - 10:39   Allianz X (digital investments arm of Allianz Group) to invest in GT Motive - Allianz X's official press release on Thursday am
   
16/9/21 - 10:26   GT Motive - Allianz X (Allianz Group) acquires a majority stake in GT Motive from current shareholders, Mitchell and Einsa
   
16/9/21 - 08:47   BBC - survey says "most office workers will never return to the office full-time"
   
15/9/21 - 22:46   British Insurance Awards - all 28 winners; MRN (Motor Repair Network) from Activate Group wins "Outsourced Partner of the Year" award
   
15/9/21 - 17:13   Zurich UK - signs 5-year deal worth £700m GWP to underwrite KGM’s motor portfolio
   
15/9/21 - 16:18   Axalta - completes acquisition of U-POL
   
15/9/21 - 13:39   West Midlands Police - award-winning show car that made from “at least four cars” crushed
   
15/9/21 - 13:19   HMG Paints - Paul Sheppard appointed as the new President of The Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA)
   
15/9/21 - 13:10   Car traffic still below pre-pandemic levels despite return to school - c92-96% pre-COVID levels during the week, 110% at weekends
   
15/9/21 - 12:59   CRASH Services - launch new initiative ‘Granite Motor Assistance’
   
15/9/21 - 12:39   What Car lists the top 20 cheapest cars to insure - #1 Skoda Fabia (£189), #2 Seat Ibiza (£206) and #3 Volkswagen Polo (£218)
   
15/9/21 - 12:09   AXA UK -appoints Sarah Mallaby (former director of broker markets, Allianz) as Distribution and Trading Director for its Commercial business
   
15/9/21 - 11:59   Absolute Alignment - opens new head office in Hampshire
   
15/9/21 - 11:43   Introducing your British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2021 Host… Gabby Logan!
   
15/9/21 - 10:07   ABP State of the Industry Survey - closes at 6pm TODAY; open to all bodyshops to get their views noticed
   
15/9/21 - 09:53   Inflation rate - CPI shoots up to 3.2% for the 12 months to August 2021; RPI up sharply to 4.8%
   
15/9/21 - 09:27   RAC - majority of drivers think all-lane-running smart motorways should be scrapped
   
15/9/21 - 09:23   What Car? - a third of current used car buyers originally intended to buy a new car, according What Car?
   
15/9/21 - 09:20   Pendragon - H1 results: £35m profit compared to £31m loss in H1 2020;
   
15/9/21 - 09:06   Junair - new logo revealed ahead of website revamp
   
15/9/21 - 09:03   Nigel Luffman - details of his funeral, this coming Monday (20 September) in Bournemouth; funeral will also be shown on live webcast
   
15/9/21 - 08:59   Multimac (multiple-car-seat system that safely fits up to 4 children in the back seat of most cars) - rise in electric vehicles
   
15/9/21 - 08:46   Renault Group - acquire stake in heycar Group (online used car sales platform originally owned by VW & Daimler)
   
14/9/21 - 13:56   Eco Repair Systems - reminder to join the first Net Zero Network webinar: Tuesday 21 September at 10:30am
   
14/9/21 - 13:55   State of the Industry Survey - closes at 6pm tomorrow; open to all bodyshops to get their views noticed
   
14/9/21 - 13:47   Terry Mason, valeter at Bristol Street Motors Newcastle Vauxhall - national award for TV Star of ITV’s Undercover Big Boss
   
14/9/21 - 13:23   Polestar - accelerates global engineering capability as it doubles UK Research & Development team
   
14/9/21 - 13:21   Nigel Luffman - details of his funeral on Mon 30 Sept in Bournemouth; funeral will also be shown on live webcast
   
14/9/21 - 13:12   IFED & Acromas - 7 men sentenced for attempting to make insurance claims for a bogus road traffic collision
   
14/9/21 - 12:55   Redpath Tyres - efficiency drive prompts Bridgestone FleetBridge integration via e-jobsheet
   
14/9/21 - 12:51   Footage shows lorry driver with a mobile phone to each ear on motorway ahead of South West road safety initiative
   
14/9/21 - 12:38   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - employment stats don’t reflect lived reality, say small employers
   
14/9/21 - 12:18   Thatcham Research - BBC South journalist Paul Clifton reports from Thatcham's Safety Lab
   
14/9/21 - 12:12   Autoglym - bodyshops who are Autoglym customers can nominate staff who have gone "above and beyond" after a challenging 18 months
   
14/9/21 - 11:53   WMS Group - urge dealers to adopt ‘customer-first’ approach when it comes to the sale of SMART repair insurance
   
14/9/21 - 11:35   Europcar Mobility Group UK - telematics and dash cams in Europcar vans help construction safety specialist manage driver wellbeing
   
14/9/21 - 11:26   Germany: Volkswagen - €70 million investment in developing and producing own battery cells
   
14/9/21 - 10:52   Verex Group - providing branded insurance solutions for Volvo's electric performance car brand, Polestar
   
14/9/21 - 10:40   ŠKODA - joins innovative retail concept in Milton Keynes, now part of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Experience Centre
   
14/9/21 - 10:30   JMK Solicitors - Northern Ireland PI firm reaccredited for prestigious Lexcel Quality Mark
   
14/9/21 - 10:20   Times - electric car chargers at home and in the workplace will be set to turn off at peak times to prevent blackouts from May 2022
   
14/9/21 - 09:11   Office for National Statistics - UK now has over 1 million job vacancies - the highest since records began; 29.1m are in work
   
13/9/21 - 21:36   Apprenticeships - new online service helps employers to transfer apprenticeship levy funds AND businesses to access apprentice funding
   
13/9/21 - 15:03   Bloomberg - in the USA "junked-car auctioneer Copart is selling totaled vehicles at record prices. Here's why."
   
13/9/21 - 14:51   Apple - warn users not to attach iPhone to high-power motorcycles as the vibrations can damage the iPhone camera
   
13/9/21 - 13:54   Bodyshops - please take 5 minutes to complete the annual ABP State of the Industry Survey
   
13/9/21 - 13:51   Markerstudy Group - appoints Neil Utley and Matthew Donaldson as Non Executive Directors
   
13/9/21 - 13:26   Bentley - largest ever intake of Apprentices, Undergraduates and Graduates - a 112 strong trainee cohort - start work
   
13/9/21 - 13:21   eBay UK pilots a green parts solution with insurers including Aviva and LV - AW Repair Group "a great alternative solution for us"
   
13/9/21 - 13:11   JATO Dynamics - moving away from incentives, Tesla and Volkswagen power ahead in the race toward EV affordability
   
13/9/21 - 12:51   Car-O-Liner - CTR9 Resistance Spot Welder receives global Jaguar Land Rover approval
   
13/9/21 - 12:30   Did you sleep ok last night?
   
13/9/21 - 12:26   Steer Automotive Group - wins Diversity and Inclusion Award at NBRA Greener Bodyshop Awards
   
13/9/21 - 12:11   Volkswagen - introduces Over-the-Air Updates for all ID. models
   
13/9/21 - 11:53   Power-Tec - new adjustable-flow blow gun
   
13/9/21 - 11:01   NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey summer 2021 - av scores (dealers’ satisfaction levels with their VMs) grew from 6.0 earlier this year to 6.3
   
13/9/21 - 10:54   L&L - appoints BCA for further two-year exclusive remarketing deal
   
13/9/21 - 10:52   Hyundai Motor UK - launch next phase of Workshop Automation System
   
10/9/21 - 13:54   ABP Club Charity Golf Day - 80 golfers enjoyed a fantastic day with superb weather at The Mere; winners AGM Services Dream Team
   
10/9/21 - 13:39   School of Thought - Ambassador, Parwinder Dhutty from Fix Auto Birmingham, talks to Sandwell College of Further Education students
   
10/9/21 - 13:28   AW Repair Group - win two Greener Bodyshop Awards at NBRA Awards
   
10/9/21 - 13:05   BVRLA - calls for non-zero emission HGV phase-out delivery plan
   
10/9/21 - 12:26   Autocraft Telford - secure Volkswagen Group Paint & Body Approval for its main facility in Telford
   
10/9/21 - 12:16   Aviva - 46% of UK motorists say their next vehicle will be at least partly powered by electricity
   
10/9/21 - 12:00   Volkswagen Polo - enhanced supermini opens for order with "big-car tech" inc ADAS
   
10/9/21 - 11:39   ABP Charity Golf Day with Mirka - the photos are now available to view and download for free!
   
10/9/21 - 10:05   WorldSkills UK competition - finalists announced for Automotive Body Repair and Automotive Refinishing competitions
   
10/9/21 - 09:47   RAC - wins contract with Renault to provide electric vehicle roadside assistance
   
10/9/21 - 09:41   Activate Group - Director of Product Pete Thompson talks to Insurance Age (video link below) about hybrid model (owned & partner bodyshops)
   
10/9/21 - 09:30   Ford - Doug Field (ex Apple) joins Ford as chief advanced technology and embedded systems officer
   
10/9/21 - 09:16   Daily Mail - eBay joins forces with LV and Aviva using recycled green parts for repairs to overcome parts supply delays
   
10/9/21 - 01:14   Government - encourages the switch to electric vehicles with help of a new free app called EV8 Switch
   
10/9/21 - 00:37   Commercial Vehicle Show 2021 - "celebrates a successful return" but no visitor numbers announced
   
09/9/21 - 23:54   British Claims Awards from Claims Media (Barker Brooks) - full list of all 20 winners
   
09/9/21 - 23:18   NBRA Greener Bodyshop Awards - full list of winners
   
09/9/21 - 22:29   Activate Group - launch their hybrid repair solution: own bodyshops + bodyshop partners + outsourced mobile repairs
   
09/9/21 - 14:44   The Vella Group - announces charity partnership with Manchester Young Lives
   
09/9/21 - 11:58   ABP 11th Annual UK Body Repair Industry State of the Industry Report 2021 sponsored by Mirka - have your say, now!
   
09/9/21 - 11:47   Crom Campus, the free access point to training in car refinishing and industry
   
09/9/21 - 11:39   Venson - applauds garages for keeping motorists safe during the pandemic
   
09/9/21 - 11:32   Autotech Group - extends EV Training Suite in Milton Keynes
   
09/9/21 - 11:12   Auto Trader - EV market "off required pace" to meet Government’s 2030 targets
   
09/9/21 - 11:08   Auto Trader - EV market "off required pace" to meet Government’s 2030 targets
   
09/9/21 - 10:48   FCA - to move faster to remove unused firm permissions
   
09/9/21 - 10:30   ABP Club - achieve PAS2060, "carbon neutrality of the full organisation"
   
09/9/21 - 10:04   Aviva - Danny Harmer, chief people officer, named HERoes Executive Role Model
   
09/9/21 - 09:58   Lookers - half-year results: trading exceptionally strong; record profit of £50m (£36m loss last year); will repay 2021 furlough money
   
09/9/21 - 09:25   AA - 99% of drivers overestimate the number of EVs running out of charge
   
09/9/21 - 09:18   Volvo Cars - new Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain outperforms average daily mileage on a single charge (up to 56 miles)
   
09/9/21 - 09:12   REPOST from the Forum - what's fuelling the bodyshop skills shortage - COVID-19 or Brexit?
   
09/9/21 - 01:50   Thatcham Research - get funding from Zenic to produce consumer safety rating for Automated Driving Systems; starting with ALKS
   
09/9/21 - 00:12   AM magazine - all 24 winners as announced tonight at the ICC plus all the finalists
   
09/9/21 - 00:12   AM magazine - all 24 winners as announced tonight at the ICC plus all the finalists
   
08/9/21 - 22:42   BGL Insurance - (CompareTheMarket / Meerkat) likely to be sold for around £700m after approaches for the business says Sky News
   
08/9/21 - 13:10   Euro NCAP - "paid extra attention to the crash and post-crash safety of the Mirai" & being hydrogen "had no effect on its inherent safety"
   
08/9/21 - 12:53   Todd Engineering - first spraybooth manufacturing company to achieve Carbon Neutral in accordance with PAS 2060
   
08/9/21 - 12:34   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: "second-hand ownership could create more opportunities for repairers"
   
08/9/21 - 12:20   Written Statement on smart motorways - AA reaction
   
08/9/21 - 12:01   Allianz - recognised for "exceptional" armed forces employee support with silver award
   
08/9/21 - 11:47   ŠKODA - uses swarm data to warn fellow drivers of dangerous road conditions such a potholes
   
08/9/21 - 11:28   Ben wellbeing update - spot the warning signs: suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45
   
08/9/21 - 11:20   IMI - opening up recruitment window for three Non-Executive Director vacancies, inc. Professional Body Sector specialist
   
08/9/21 - 11:05   What Car? - more than a fifth of car buyers finding it hard to organise test drives says What Car?
   
08/9/21 - 10:57   AkzoNobel - receives SBTi approval for carbon reduction target
   
08/9/21 - 10:39   Audi Q4 e-tron, Lynk & Co 01, NIO ES8, Subaru Outback and Toyota Mirai are receive 5* Euro NCAP ratings - Thatcham Research comment
   
08/9/21 - 08:57   Autocar Drivers of Change initiative - panel of 14 judges include VMs, OEMS, tech & data specialists
   
08/9/21 - 08:50   Enterprise - again transferring some of its unspent apprenticeship levy to approved repair network
   
08/9/21 - 01:04   PPG - reports worsening supply disruptions and continuing transportation challenges; price increases for Q3 estimated to be about 5%
   
07/9/21 - 13:51   HELLA - presents innovative solutions for the mobility of the future at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich
   
07/9/21 - 13:38   Statista - business data platform signs as Trend Tracker 'Data and Insight Partner'
   
07/9/21 - 13:04   Allianz - Gerry Ross, Head of Commercial Motor on "insurance and the 'transportation transformation'"
   
07/9/21 - 12:42   (Autovista report) Mercedes-Benz and vehicle-parts supplier Faurecia - two more automotive companies sign up to use fossil-free steel
   
07/9/21 - 12:12   Solera Audatex UK - MAN Truck data fully available in Audatex’s AudaEnterprise Gold
   
07/9/21 - 12:07   The Motor Ombudsman - goes in search of next Garage Stars with launch of 2021 Awards
   
07/9/21 - 11:45   Audatex Ireland - enhanced backend office integration for online vehicle disposal platform, Car Disposal Xpress (CDX)
   
07/9/21 - 11:33   Autoglass - hot weather can damage car windscreens, Autoglass warns
   
07/9/21 - 11:19   Choose My Car - "the Premier League of electric cars"; ideal EVs for Premier League clubs
   
07/9/21 - 10:46   SYNETIQ & Zurich - agree three-year green parts supply contract to reduce CO2 impact of vehicle repair
   
07/9/21 - 10:39   CBI - Labour supply problems could last for up to two years and will not be solved by the end of the Job Retention Scheme
   
07/9/21 - 10:31   3M - creates a revolutionary paint repair solution (for OEM production line) through robots
   
07/9/21 - 00:50   Tractable - launches AI Inspection, a new solution that accurately assesses the external condition of a vehicle’s body within minutes
   
06/9/21 - 23:18   Insurance Times awards - finalists for their 36 awards announced; ceremony is 9 December
   
06/9/21 - 22:17   Autocar - What can dealers and repairers do now to get ready for the switch to EVs?
   
06/9/21 - 21:12   Motor Trader Industry Awards - shortlist announced for the 24 Retail Awards; no bodyshop award listed this year; ceremony is 30 Nov
   
06/9/21 - 20:28   London - the Tube has busiest morning for 18 months; London road traffic nears pre-pandemic levels
   
06/9/21 - 14:12   cinch - major NFL investment in the UK
   
06/9/21 - 13:54   Semiconductor chip shortage - Ford and Volvo having to build selected models and option packages with less safety features
   
06/9/21 - 13:48   Despite the decrease in new car registrations, franchised vehicle dealers "optimistic" about their prospects for the remainder of the year
   
06/9/21 - 13:24   Harry Abraham, Operations at Halo ARC - completes 100km across the South Downs in '10k-a-day for a year' for charity, CALM
   
06/9/21 - 13:09   Consumer Intelligence Insurance Behaviour Tracker - Aviva has increased its market share by 1.65%, well above second placed RAC (0.94%)
   
06/9/21 - 12:38   Emma Marsland, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division's Business Development Manager - running the London Marathon for Bowel Cancer UK
   
06/9/21 - 12:31   WMS Group - critical to main HGVs amid new vehicle and driver shortage
   
06/9/21 - 12:21   Trend Tracker and Consumer Intelligence - 7.2% of survey respondents own at least one electric or hybrid vehicle
   
06/9/21 - 11:30   SMMT - new van uptake up 2.6% year to date on pre-pandemic average
   
06/9/21 - 11:24   Plunky's All Stars - record-breaking fundraising this year (£15k for the Anthony Nolan charity) takes to-date fundraising total to £46K
   
06/9/21 - 11:20   FMG - QBE Insurance extend motor claims management contract including FNOL, repair management and third-party claims management
   
06/9/21 - 11:08   Auto Trader - "the new car market’s loss will be the used car market’s gain… "
   
06/9/21 - 10:53   First Central Insurance (Skyfire) - 18th largest motor insurer appoints Andrew Eade (ex Elite & Aquilo) as Head of AD Fulfilment & Strategy
   
06/9/21 - 10:20   Hyundai - to stop selling internal combustion engine vehicles in Europe from 2035 & commits to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045
   
06/9/21 - 09:52   Eco Repair Systems' newly formed Net Zero Network - first free webinar for repairers (Tues 21 Sept at 10:30am) on net zero strategy
   
06/9/21 - 09:48   Ofgem - plans for smart charging and vehicle-to-grid technology to ensure "electric car revolution" happens
   
06/9/21 - 09:39   SMMT - August new car registrations fall -22.0% in traditionally quiet month pre-plate change but BEV up 32%, HEV up 45% and PHEV up 72%
   
06/9/21 - 00:52   Australia: Axalta - support bodyshop customers with 'Smart Glasses' that use extended reality to access repair procedures
   
03/9/21 - 13:51   LV= General Insurance for Fully Charged LIVE 2021 (show on 3-5 Sept in Farnborough) - EV car repairs and servicing at 'sole sites'
   
03/9/21 - 13:13   PIB Group - acquisition of Simply Insurance Services - PIB’s 42nd acquisition to date & 7th of 2021 - completes PIB's motor offering
   
03/9/21 - 12:57   Stellantis - expands LCV training programme following immediate success
   
03/9/21 - 12:48   The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) - “don’t let your guard down”, IOSH urges businesses as pupils return to schools
   
03/9/21 - 12:27   "Scrap bonuses and use the money saved to pay everyone else a bit more" - interesting view from financial commentator!
   
03/9/21 - 12:06   MORE THAN - 31% have witnessed an accident involving an e-scooter colliding with a car or pedestrian
   
03/9/21 - 11:44   What is different about the September 2021 plate change? - part exchanges "have never been so important" for used car dealers
   
03/9/21 - 11:39   Direct Line Motor Insurance - the upfront cost of EVs is putting motorists' off buying one
   
03/9/21 - 11:05   Auto Trader - used car price growth doubles in 3 months; up from 8.1% YoY in May to 17.2% in August
   
03/9/21 - 10:47   Vauxhall - time for a digital detox: 75% of young Brits admit they are addicted to their mobile phones
   
03/9/21 - 10:33   Audatex - Fri 10.06am: issue resolved and systems back to normal
   
03/9/21 - 10:30   School of Thought - detail their achievements at last months British Motor Show
   
03/9/21 - 10:21   Aviva - Darwin Innovation Group passenger shuttle for use in autonomous vehicle trials shown to the public at Aviva's London HQ
   
03/9/21 - 10:13   Batchelors Motor Group - sign 12-month remarketing deal with BCA
   
03/9/21 - 10:09   Markerstudy - Simon Townsend (ex Brightside, Marsh/Jelf, Towergate, and HSBC) joins Markerstudy Broking
   
03/9/21 - 09:43   Audatex - Fri 9.21am: still experiencing ongoing issues with AudaEnterprisegold affecting valuations, calculations, assessment exports
   
03/9/21 - 08:51   Audatex - Friday 8.43am: "experiencing issues with AudaEnterprisegold calculations and valuations"
   
02/9/21 - 14:17   Diesel takes lowest ever share of sales in the online used car market
   
02/9/21 - 13:45   Mission Motorsport - welcomes Lee Winstone as new Livery Suite Manager
   
02/9/21 - 13:43   Fix Auto UK - six members of the network named in Bodyshop Magazine’s '30 Under 30: Rising Stars' initiative
   
02/9/21 - 13:37   PPG - to launch PPG LINQ, an end-to-end digital solution for global refinish industry to improve customer experience and bodyshop operations
   
02/9/21 - 13:29   "The end for leaded fuel use around the world – a petrol standard that was banned in the UK more than 21 years ago"
   
02/9/21 - 13:23   British drivers have a need for speed – with 95% admitting to breaking the UK speed limit
   
02/9/21 - 13:06   Technology Minerals - battery recycling tech on its way to the UK; Recyclus Group to take delivery of lead acid battery breaker
   
02/9/21 - 13:00   Trend Tracker - EVs currently costs more to insure and repair due to specialist parts
   
02/9/21 - 12:21   Volvo Cars - 1st-year performance of Volvo Cars’ subscription service delivers more than 2,500 car sales in the UK
   
02/9/21 - 11:58   The IMI - free-to-attend Virtual Conference: on Thursday 23 September at 2pm
   
02/9/21 - 11:41   What Car? - motorists want flat tax rate for electric cars
   
02/9/21 - 11:28   TRICO and A1 - raise more than £6,500 for Bolton-based charity
   
02/9/21 - 11:04   Any bodyshops offering van conversions? - searches for van conversions increased by 193% in August
   
02/9/21 - 10:58   MoneySuperMarket - not declaring accident damage to a car (11%) one of the most frequent car insurance "pitfalls"
   
02/9/21 - 10:54   Shorade UK Ltd - new prestige accident repair business formed by Steven Shore (Shorade ARC), Mark O’Keefe (Finesse ARC) & Leon Coupland
   
02/9/21 - 10:41   LV= - 95% customers extremely or very likely to recommend LV='s network of recommended repairers
   
02/9/21 - 10:27   Shorade Accident Repair Centre - awarded the regional award at the Volvo Retailer and Approved Bodyshop High Achiever Recognition Awards
   
02/9/21 - 10:18   asTech - launches industry’s first ADAS ‘pay as you calibrate’ equipment for bodyshops
   
02/9/21 - 09:44   Palmers Motor Group in Hemel Hempstead - joins SsangYong Motors UK network
   
02/9/21 - 09:31   Polestar - calls for other VMs to publish full details of the carbon footprint of latest models
   
02/9/21 - 09:01   Venson - whitepaper offeres advice to break through perplexity around financing, charging and onboarding electric cars and vans
   
01/9/21 - 13:55   BBA 2021 - Mon 11 Oct; earlybird discount tickets end 6pm TONIGHT (Wed 1 Sept)
   
01/9/21 - 13:44   British Motor Show 2022 - returns next year, 18 -21 August 2022 at Farnborough
   
01/9/21 - 13:32   OFFICIAL: GT Motive - Martyn Rowley joins GT Motive
   
01/9/21 - 09:00   GYS - GYS Pulse MIG added to Mercedes Global Approval List
   
01/9/21 - 08:52   asTech (a Repairify company) - appoint Paul Cunningham (not the one from Fix Auto Dagenham!) as head of UK operations
   
01/9/21 - 08:24   Commercial Vehicle Show (CV Show) - opened yesterday (Tuesday) at NEC; open today and tomorrow
   
01/9/21 - 08:21   RAC - new E10 petrol; introduced as standard from today; will be OK for all cars after 2011 but 600,000 cars will be damaged if they use it
   
31/8/21 - 13:39   BBA 2021 - Mon 11 Oct; over 750 tickets already sold; earlybird discount tickets end 6pm TOMORROW (Wed 1 Sept)
   
31/8/21 - 09:33   Audi - all new models launched from 2026 will be electric only - no new petrol or diesel models; "on the road to climate-neutral mobility"
   
31/8/21 - 09:02   Carlac - appoint Rob Warren (ex-PPG) as their new CT & Industrial Coatings Sales Manager
   
31/8/21 - 08:51   Vauxhall - launch all-new all electric Combo-e compact van at CV Show; Vauxhall now offer all-electric version of every van
   
31/8/21 - 08:44   Ford - unveils all-electric E-Transit at CV Show; best-in-class driving range of up to 196 miles plus 1,786kg payload
   
31/8/21 - 08:33   SMMT - commercial vehicle industry calls for government to set out decarbonisation plans before bans on petrol and diesel cans and HGVs
   
31/8/21 - 08:21   DS Automobiles - to become a 100% electric car brand from 2024
   
31/8/21 - 07:06   Cambria - trading update: "cautious outlook....forward looking uncertainty in both the new and used car market as a result of supply issues"
   
30/8/21 - 17:36   France: Paris - city wide speed limit reduced to 30 kmh (19mph) from today in bid to boost safety and air quality plus encourage cycling
   
30/8/21 - 17:18   Concorde Tyre & Exhaust Centres - 2 directors disqualified for total of 25 years for illegitimately securing £176,000 loan
   
30/8/21 - 17:10   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - Managing Director, John O’Donnell, joins Automotive 30% Club
   
30/8/21 - 17:05   IAA MOBILITY 2021 - in Munich from September 7 to 12 with slogan: ‘What will move us next’
   
30/8/21 - 14:15   Axalta Coating Systems - chairman Mark Garrett steps down; replaced by William M. Cook
   
29/8/21 - 17:52   Fix Auto - sad news of death of Nigel Luffman (ex-Apollo and Sewards) earlier today (Sunday)
   
27/8/21 - 13:31   ALL the photos from last week's ABP post-lockdown networking event, sponsored by Sherwin Williams, are available now FOR FREE
   
27/8/21 - 13:29   Early Bird tickets available for the ABP British Bodyshop Awards, Monday 11 October 2021 in London, sponsored by PPG
   
27/8/21 - 13:25   Cazoo - invests £1m in new Customer Centre in Liverpool creating 15 new jobs
   
27/8/21 - 12:24   Drive My Career - engaging with young people at the recent British Motor Show
   
27/8/21 - 12:07   Auto Trader - Kia Sorento tops the list as the UK’s fastest selling used car
   
27/8/21 - 11:48   Fix Auto Sandhurst - fully refurbished after fire in arson attack in 2020
   
27/8/21 - 11:38   AutoTrade.ie article: Motofix - Pro-Align completes four wheel aligner installation at Motofix’s Northampton bodyshop
   
27/8/21 - 10:57   SYNETIQ - begins nationwide recruitment drive for vehicle dismantlers
   
27/8/21 - 10:53   EMaC - Managing Director, John O’Donnell, becomes latest member to join Automotive 30% Club
   
27/8/21 - 10:47   SsangYong Motors UK - signs double deal with Station Garage
   
27/8/21 - 10:35   HB Accident Repair Network – secures Stellantis approval for Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall and DS Automobiles
   
27/8/21 - 08:58   RAC - 16 million Bank Holiday trips planned; today (Friday) the busiest on the roads
   
27/8/21 - 08:43   JATO - registrations for low emissions cars hit record market share in Europe, while market growth stalls
   
26/8/21 - 13:49   SMMT - UK engine production falls -27.5% in July
   
26/8/21 - 13:27   The semiconductor crisis - in a year of disruption is THIS is greatest issue facing automotive?
   
26/8/21 - 12:47   School of Thought - Dave Reece thanks those who supported the team during the 4-day British Motorshow
   
26/8/21 - 12:39   (reports) Tesla slams into bus with distinct ‘falcon wing’ door open
   
26/8/21 - 12:34   Power-TEC - lift off vehicle window trim mouldings with ease with this new window trim puller
   
26/8/21 - 12:14   SMMT - CV output increases for fifth consecutive month
   
26/8/21 - 12:11   What Car? - "industry crisis surrounding new car production is deepening as the microchip shortage continues"
   
26/8/21 - 12:08   The National Franchised Dealers Association - 77% dealers planning to recruit technicians in the next 3 months
   
26/8/21 - 11:57   Ireland: The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) - motor insurers set to introduce new compliance measures
   
26/8/21 - 11:49   RAC - drink-driving casualty figures (2019) released: est. 230 deaths
   
26/8/21 - 10:59   What Car? Reliability Survey - Britain’s most (Lexus) and least (Fiat) reliable cars revealed
   
26/8/21 - 10:49   BuyaCar - price gap between newer cars and older ones is narrowing
   
26/8/21 - 10:06   SMMT - UK car manufacturing -37.6% in July; worst July performance since 1956 (semiconductor shortage and COVID-19)
   
26/8/21 - 09:54   RightIndem and Automated Insurance Solutions - partner to deliver automated liability decisioning in motor claims
   
25/8/21 - 20:44   TrustFord - supports Greenwich Mencap with the purchase of a new Ford Tourneo Connect
   
25/8/21 - 17:04   Forbes - a shortage of batteries could dwarf the current semiconductor shortage impact on worldwide vehicle production
   
25/8/21 - 13:26   PEUGEOT - launches e-Boxer van in the UK
   
25/8/21 - 12:59   Zurich - names Peter Kasahara (ex PwC) as Group Chief Data Officer
   
25/8/21 - 12:11   Early Bird tickets available for the ABP British Bodyshop Awards, Monday 11 October 2021 in London, sponsored by PPG
   
25/8/21 - 11:54   Stellantis - JV with Foxconn Technology Group for 'Mobile Drive' smart cockpit & telematics systems for automotive
   
25/8/21 - 11:43   FCA - warns insurance firms over product governance rules deadline
   
25/8/21 - 11:25   Standox - shares tips for professional 3-Stage pearl repairs on large surfaces
   
25/8/21 - 10:45   Innovation Automotive - UK’s first multi-brand, all-electric automotive company outlines ambitions for the UK
   
25/8/21 - 10:41   Breakdown claims to soar this bank holiday weekend as a result of the rise in staycations - up 10% compared to the rest of the month
   
25/8/21 - 10:26   Project Endeavour - concludes multi-city demonstration of autonomous vehicle services in London
   
25/8/21 - 09:50   Global Risk Partners (GRP) (independent insurance intermediary) - Duncan Carter (ex Marsh & Allianz) appointed as CEO Retail
   
25/8/21 - 09:31   LV= Britannia Rescue (LV= BR) - launches first ever fully EV breakdown service covering Central London; using a Renault Kangoo ZE
   
25/8/21 - 08:42   Mark Sherratt - BMW Bodyshop Development Manager at Avant Consult, retires from full-time work and says farewell after 44 years
   
24/8/21 - 13:54   ACIS - supports Toyota Toyota Approved Repairer network 'Collision Repair Initiative'
   
24/8/21 - 13:53   ACIS - supports Toyota Toyota Approved Repairer network 'Collision Repair Initiative'
   
24/8/21 - 13:24   IMI - develops National Occupational Standards for Vehicle Recycling
   
24/8/21 - 13:13   ALL the photos from last week's ABP post-lockdown networking event, sponsored by Sherwin Williams, are available now FOR FREE
   
24/8/21 - 13:09   HMG Paints - continued support of the British Coatings Federations Minutes Matter campaign.
   
24/8/21 - 12:59   CitNOW - Bumper partners with CitNOW to embed interest-free payments in eVHCs across Europe
   
24/8/21 - 12:48   Saint Gobain working with AutoRaise - using the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme
   
24/8/21 - 12:33   Remit Training - fully funded Skills Bootcamp courses to address the Heavy Goods Vehicle technician shortage
   
24/8/21 - 12:23   Clyde & Co - Insurance Growth Report 2021 ­- mid-­year update: insurtechs and the resilient insurance industry
   
24/8/21 - 11:44   The Floow - 33% drivers surveyed said their average miles will increase post-COVID
   
24/8/21 - 11:32   Quotall - announces partnership with specialist motor insurer, MCE Insurance
   
24/8/21 - 11:20   insurethebox - targeted messages to cut young driver speeding leads 6% reduction in accident frequency
   
24/8/21 - 10:53   Phyron (Swedish SaaS video firm) - Auto Trader car ads sell faster with automated video
   
24/8/21 - 09:49   School of Thought - success at The British Motor Show!
   
24/8/21 - 09:41   Chesterfield College - Jade Watson secures job at Autosupplies in Bolsover after completing a Vehicle Accident Repair and Paint course
   
24/8/21 - 09:36   Hybrid is most popular working set-up - but twice as many Brits would rather be full-time in workplace than at home
   
23/8/21 - 22:01   Martyn Rowley - joins GT Motive UK as Business Development Manager after 13 years with Audatex
   
23/8/21 - 20:44   Bank holiday road trips back to pre-pandemic levels - but fewer travellers than normal will be going for the long drives
   
23/8/21 - 20:40   LKQ Coatings' brand, Optima - full range of bodyshop consumables available online with the launch of new digital hub
   
23/8/21 - 13:59   (REPOST FROM THE FORUM) Can anyone please advise what the average cost is currently regarding Breathing Air Quality testing?
   
23/8/21 - 13:53   Tracker - easing of restrictions brings rising vehicle theft; threefold rise in vehicles stolen and recovered by mid-year
   
23/8/21 - 13:46   City AM - 7 in 10 Britons have had no wage increase since the onset of the pandemic
   
23/8/21 - 13:37   Semiconductor shortages - many vehicle manufacturers now forced to temporarily shut production
   
23/8/21 - 13:26   Ford - customer fleet trials of all-electric E-Transit kicks off ahead of volume launch in spring 2022
   
23/8/21 - 13:25   Daily Mail - vast majority of UK firms have no plans to make staff return to office in autumn
   
23/8/21 - 13:16   Dawn Marsden, Head of GI Supplier Management at LV=GI - interview with WORK180 about life as a working mother in a male-dominated industry
   
23/8/21 - 12:50   ALL the photo from last week's ABP post-lockdown networking event, sponsored by Sherwin Williams, available NOW!
   
23/8/21 - 12:38   Emtec (Nottingham College) - celebrate the graduation of the first Tesla UK Apprentice Technicians
   
23/8/21 - 11:18   The British Motor Show - busiest day of the event, Saturday August 21, saw over 17,000 ticket sales; School of Thought attended
   
23/8/21 - 10:51   comparethemarket - cost of running a car for young drivers has fallen £536 year-on-year driven by lower insurance costs
   
23/8/21 - 10:35   Australia: Paint & Panel podcast - David Cresswell, ABP Chairman, talks about how UK repairers navigated the pandemic
   
23/8/21 - 09:06   RAC - drones to hunt down potholes in multi-million-pound scheme; plans to use 3D printing to fix the cracks
   
23/8/21 - 08:58   Ben - Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) 'The Climb' at Mount Kili postponed as Tanzania remains on travel red list
   
23/8/21 - 08:29   Wrisk (UK insurtech) - the “would you like fries with that?” approach to motor insurance, AKA embedded insurance
   
23/8/21 - 08:17   BCA - average used LCV values pass £10K (the highest recorded average monthly value on record) in July
   
23/8/21 - 07:04   IMI - developing National Occupational Standards (NOS) for vehicle recycling; get involved
   
21/8/21 - 11:05   GT Motive - appoint Quantum Technical as their sole supplier for support services in the UK
   
20/8/21 - 11:39   What a night - ABP Post-Lockdown Networking Event, sponsored by Sherwin Williams; judged a huge hit by the 220 guests, F1 simulator winners
   
20/8/21 - 10:58   Auto Trader - record price growth for used cars (15.2% up on this week last year) set to continue as huge demand shows no sign of slowing
   
20/8/21 - 10:48   SYNETIQ - acquires new Smart Hub in the South East, SYNETIQ M25
   
20/8/21 - 10:42   British Motor Show - gets off to a great start in Farnborough; open until Sunday; School of Thought on stand AU3 in Hall 1
   
20/8/21 - 07:43   Vertu - trading update: upgraded profit forecast; "strong used vehicle margin retention"; "well documented new vehicle supply shortages"
   
19/8/21 - 22:15   Sherwin-Williams - to acquire the European industrial coatings business of Sika
   
19/8/21 - 12:45   ABP Post Lockdown networking event TODAY - starting at 4.30pm and ending at 9.30pm; dress code is informal / casual
   
19/8/21 - 12:41   JATO Dynamics - China cuts EV pricing by almost half since 2011, while prices continue to climb in the US and Europe
   
19/8/21 - 12:33   Israel: REE Automotive - awarded £12.5 million funding from the UK Government for ultra-modular EV platforms
   
19/8/21 - 11:45   Toyota - to cut global production by 40% in September as microchip shortage hits
   
19/8/21 - 11:37   ECA Business Energy - IDES and The Car Charging Shop have joined forces with ECA Business Energy
   
19/8/21 - 11:20   HELLA - showcases team inclusion with warehouse refurb
   
19/8/21 - 10:43   Th Floow (blog) - patterns of driving have "changed significantly" and are nowhere near returning to pre-COVID-19 levels
   
19/8/21 - 10:12   CalAmp (parent company of Tracker in the UK) - $1.5b (£1.10b) worth of stolen vehicles recovered internationally to date
   
19/8/21 - 09:44   Spies Hecker - practical support from technical specialist helps refinishers avoid pinholes and other small surface defects
   
19/8/21 - 09:35   IAM RoadSmart - average age motorists over the age of 60 would consider giving up their licence is 82
   
19/8/21 - 09:28   New car discounts of 20% available ahead of September plate-change - despite microchip shortage affecting lead times and vehicle specs
   
19/8/21 - 08:59   Leaseloco - 61% of road accidents occurred in 30mph zones, according to research by car leasing comparison site
   
19/8/21 - 08:45   The IMI - £15m skills funding critical to get 75K more technicians EV-ready; just 6.5% automotive workforce currently qualified for EVs
   
19/8/21 - 00:09   Redline Crash Repairs Ltd, Kings Langley - wound up and liquidated
   
19/8/21 - 00:00   Burridge Bodyshop Ltd, Southampton - liquidated and wound-up
   
18/8/21 - 23:30   Bristol and London plc - "the UK’s leading provider of prestige car replacements" goes into administration
   
18/8/21 - 14:43   GYS - fresh new look for M1 GYS AUTO and M3 GYS AUTO models, the benchmark in bodyshop welding
   
18/8/21 - 14:17   Autoglass - 80% of drivers mistakenly expect to be warned by their vehicle when one of their ADAS technologies is faulty
   
18/8/21 - 14:16   Green NCAP - New Fiat 500 has been revealed as the most environmentally friendly electric car on the market,
   
18/8/21 - 14:08   Hegarty (global specialist motor insurer) - joins with Aldel Financial for a floatation valuing business at $3.13 billion
   
18/8/21 - 13:59   Fix Auto UK - NJP Motors joins network as Fix Auto Moseley; becomes the 7th Fix Auto UK repair centre in Birmingham
   
18/8/21 - 13:45   ABI and ACSO - Statement of Intent from April 2020 has now expired as pandemic impact subsides
   
18/8/21 - 13:40   Thatcham - Verisk adds Thatcham Variant Code to address long-standing challenge to accurately underwrite new vehicles
   
18/8/21 - 13:30   Young people urged to consider apprenticeships as many industries suffer the biggest labour shortage in decades
   
18/8/21 - 13:11   Edmund King, AA President - Are We Ready for EVs? Personal choice or psychological barrier?
   
18/8/21 - 10:21   UK inflation rate - CPI fell to 2.0% for the 12 months to July 2021; RPI fell to 3.8%
   
17/8/21 - 19:24   Government - DVSA to recruit an extra 40 additional driving examiners to help reduce lorry driver shortage
   
17/8/21 - 19:12   Government - competition winners to deliver UK's first hydrogen transport trials in Tees Valley
   
17/8/21 - 19:04   Government - launches UK’s first-ever Hydrogen Strategy includes use of hydrogen to power HGV lorries and trains
   
17/8/21 - 13:46   ABP Post Lockdown networking event - this Thursday, starting at 4.30pm and ending at 9.30pm; dress code is informal / casual
   
17/8/21 - 13:07   Willis Towers Watson - announce Carl Hess will become President and CEO on 1 Jan 2022 replacing John Haley who retires
   
17/8/21 - 12:47   Catalytic converter thefts - police claim crackdown has resulted in fall from 3,245 thefts in March to 1,378 in July
   
17/8/21 - 12:34   Tesla - Elon Musk salary in 2020 was zero (but he did receive $11 BILLION of share options); CFO salary was $42 million up from $21m in 2019
   
17/8/21 - 12:08   Motor Ombudsman - more than 7 million MoTs are due to expire in September and October, 22% more than normal, due to covid extension
   
17/8/21 - 11:51   EXCLUSIVE: AW Repair Group -producing 30 short films to go in 3 docu-series; Technology; AW - A Career For Life; Apprenticeships
   
17/8/21 - 11:04   NAHL - appoint James Saralis (currently the Group's Chief Financial Officer) as the Group's Chief Executive Officer
   
17/8/21 - 10:49   Saint-Gobain UK - publish their 7th Payment Practices and Performance Report covering H1 2021; it shows an improvement in performance
   
17/8/21 - 10:28   Cazoo - launches new ‘Sell Car’ tool; consumers can sell their car online to Cazoo for an agreed price; collect from home option
   
17/8/21 - 10:23   Copart UK - launches CashForCars.co.uk; consumer-facing website enabling people to sell their car for an agreed price in minutes
   
17/8/21 - 09:49   School of Thought - will be on stand AU3 at the British Motor Show in Farnborough every day starting this Thursday until Sunday until Sunday
   
17/8/21 - 02:54   C&P Panelcraft - achieve PAS2060 carbon neutrality at their site in Croydon with assistance from ECA Energy
   
17/8/21 - 02:48   FMG Repair Services (FMGRS) - open brand new, purpose-built bodyshop in Enfield on 1 September
   
17/8/21 - 02:43   LD Autovogue ltd in Hingham, Norfolk - construction starts in early 2022 on all new purpose built 40 bay bodyshop
   
17/8/21 - 02:19   Faurecia (French automotive supplier) - acquires majority stake in HELLA; combined business becomes 7th largest global automotive supplier
   
16/8/21 - 12:02   Hyundai - launch Mocean; car subscription includes fully-comp insurance from LV; £450 excess (£500 on glass); ADAS calibration at extra cost
   
16/8/21 - 11:51   Aviva - half-year results: "best half year sales in UK General Insurance in a decade"; profits up 17%; lower UK motor claims frequency
   
16/8/21 - 11:33   Marshmallow - digital UK motor insurer (with only 50,000 customers) raises further funds and is now valued at $1.2billion
   
16/8/21 - 11:21   IFB (Insurance Fraud Bureau) - urges new drivers to watch out for bogus car insurance deals being promoted on social media,
   
16/8/21 - 10:54   Athena Claims - new accident management company; directors inc Anthony Heard (Braintree Motor) and Kyle Harris (Auto Logistics Solutions)
   
16/8/21 - 10:24   Tractable- now have 20 insurers worldwide using their AI for motor claims; now they are moving into property claims
   
16/8/21 - 10:13   Verex Group - to provide Genesis (the premium brand from Hyundai) with branded insurance and accident management solutions
   
16/8/21 - 09:49   JaguarLandRover - why they are adopting hybrid working
   
16/8/21 - 08:24   Aviva - to be a platinum sponsor of the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance at Blenheim Palace
   
13/8/21 - 11:59   Carzam - appoints Dave Palmer (ex-Sytner’s CarShop) as its new Chief Vehicle Preparation Officer
   
13/8/21 - 11:25   SYNETIQ - scarcity of used vehicle supply drives buyers online towards sustainable salvage options
   
13/8/21 - 11:02   Motofix Group - appoint Darren Wills (ex Nationwide) as Executive Director
   
13/8/21 - 09:02   Bristol Street Motors (Vertu) - ceo Robert Forrester, the star of last night's Undercover Big Boss on ITV
   
12/8/21 - 14:09   Ageas UK - strong half year 2021 results supported by a good motor performance with "lower frequency of motor claims"
   
12/8/21 - 13:59   ABP - Merry Little Christmas Party in association with LKQ Coatings at the Royal Armouries Leeds on Wed 8 Dec; 50% of tickets sold; book now
   
12/8/21 - 13:43   Vertu - Undercover Big Boss, TONIGHT 9pm ITV, features Robert Forrester, ceo of Vertu, going undercover at his own firm; "an eye-opener"
   
12/8/21 - 13:40   Vertu Motors - acquires global vehicle lighting businesses Powerbulbs and Car Bulbs Direct for £480,000
   
12/8/21 - 13:26   Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WECV) - to build 5,000 commercial electric vehicles per year from Q3 2023 at a new facility in the Midlands
   
12/8/21 - 13:17   Screwfix - launches Sprint; by early November for £5 will deliver direct to site within 60 minutes in 30 UK cities covering 34% of postcodes
   
12/8/21 - 11:51   Thatcham - AW Repair Group become the first business to sign up to EV Ready; all AW Repair Group staff will receive the training
   
12/8/21 - 09:23   Zurich UK - strong first half 2021 results with general insurance profits of £230 million compared to £35m loss last year
   
11/8/21 - 13:10   Ben - charity invites the automotive industry to join its Fantasy Football League
   
11/8/21 - 13:06   HELLA - invests million Euros to drive forward smart automation in lighting production using cobots and artificial intelligence
   
11/8/21 - 13:00   Enterprise - open new £1.8m flagship site in Sheepscar, Leeds; will be headquarters for Entegral (CAPS, EMACS, BMS)
   
11/8/21 - 09:28   FT - asks have Google and Amazon backed the wrong technology for self-driving vehicles? Is ADAS a better (and cheaper) way forward?
   
11/8/21 - 08:58   Admiral - half-year results: profits up 76% to £482m on turnover up 9% to £1,750m; repair costs hit by increase in the cost of parts
   
10/8/21 - 14:14   PPG - named as one of the “Best Employers for Women 2021” by Forbes magazine
   
10/8/21 - 13:36   Copart - collaborate with JCB on a future-proof fleet
   
10/8/21 - 13:27   SMMT - comment from NAMA on used car sales figures
   
10/8/21 - 12:23   SMMT - comment from Autotrader on used car sales figures; July used car prices up 14% compared to last year
   
10/8/21 - 11:40   Verex Group - new expanded contract with Renault, Dacia, Alpine & Nissan covering branded insurance and accident management service
   
10/8/21 - 11:21   Carlac - appoints Tim Lynam as its Wheel Coatings Specialist to advise their growing team
   
10/8/21 - 11:06   SMMT - comment from Sue Robinson, NFDA, on used car sales figures
   
10/8/21 - 10:39   SMMT - comment from Andy Hamilton, CEO LKQ Euro Car Parts, on used car sales figures
   
10/8/21 - 10:08   Hella and Pro-Align - working agreement to provide the ultimate ADAS calibration and wheel alignment solution
   
10/8/21 - 09:42   Panel Match - bodyshop in Belper, Derbyshire moves to 50% larger site to cope with increasing demand
   
10/8/21 - 09:31   Taylor's Bodyshop near Barnsley - owner Hayley Taylor-Owen celebrates successful first year of trading supported by a Start Up Loan
   
10/8/21 - 09:09   Glass's - launch new sales solution for UK car dealers
   
10/8/21 - 08:46   Marshall Motors - half-year results: record levels of sales and profit; will repay all £4m of furlough and grants
   
10/8/21 - 08:29   Marshall Motors - acquire £1.8m freehold bodyshop site on outskirts of Cambridge to replace existing Cambridge and Peterborough sites
   
10/8/21 - 07:38   SMMT - best ever Q2 for used car market
   
09/8/21 - 14:40   AW Repair group - issue 4 minute video on "staying ahead in the evolving car industry" featuring their TeKnowlogy centres
   
09/8/21 - 13:56   Bodyshop Solutions - launches the Celette Cameleon Premium “Universal Bracket” System
   
09/8/21 - 13:52   e2e - partner with Action 365 (Sam White) for salvage management
   
09/8/21 - 13:44   Gemini - finalist in the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year category at the AM Awards on 8 September
   
09/8/21 - 13:39   Government - extends relaxation of drivers hours limits until 3 October
   
09/8/21 - 13:35   Government - appoint Royal College of Art (RCA) and PA Consulting to deliver an iconic British chargepoint design
   
09/8/21 - 13:31   You are invited to Business Day (Fri 3 Sept) at Robert Llewellyn’s "Fully Charged OUTSIDE", the biggest electric vehicle event of the year
   
09/8/21 - 12:24   MCE - specialist motorbike insurer appoints Paul Ormiston, (ex QBE) as claims director
   
09/8/21 - 11:53   Moorhouse/Constructaquote.com - Welsh broker joins Bennetts and Right Choice under the Right Choice Holdings Ltd umbrella
   
09/8/21 - 11:53   Moorhouse/Constructaquote.com - Welsh broker joins Bennetts and Right Choice under the Right Choice Holdings Ltd umbrella
   
09/8/21 - 11:47   NAMA (National Association of Motor Auctions) - launch platform where members can showcase their stock
   
09/8/21 - 08:17   Australia: AMA Group - calls in the bankers to help mull options
   
09/8/21 - 08:03   Admiral - looking to develop a hybrid work model in the future with a mixture of working at home and in the office
   
07/8/21 - 11:49   Cazoo - on track for £1 billion revenue in 2021: in Q2 brought vehicle refurbishment in-house, now have 5 vehicle preparation centres
   
06/8/21 - 14:01   Trend Tracker - accident repair volumes suffered a double digit drop versus June, according to the latest Audatex data analysis
   
06/8/21 - 13:51   AXA – new digital motor claims solution ‘STeP’ to speed up repair or replacement of vehicles
   
06/8/21 - 13:50   &#8203;&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;AXA - new digital motor claims solution which delivers "straight-through processing" called STeP
   
06/8/21 - 13:43   Allianz Holdings - H1 results: LV= profits up 16% on premiums down 6%; "motor claims frequency rapidly heading towards pre-pandemic level"
   
06/8/21 - 13:40   Carbody Banbury - certified as carbon neutral in accordance with PAS2060; worked with ECA on carbon neutral journey
   
06/8/21 - 13:18   Which? - high upfront cost risks putting off motorists considering switch to electric vehicles
   
06/8/21 - 13:12   Page-Roberts - EV design concept capable of 30% longer range
   
06/8/21 - 12:54   EY Mobility Lens Consumer Index - more than 40% of those planning to buy a new car are thinking of going electric
   
06/8/21 - 12:47   The IMI Skills Competition 2021-2022 - brake brand PAGID named a lead sponsor of skills competition
   
06/8/21 - 12:39   Volkswagen Polo top July 2021 best-sellers list - Vauxhall Corsa is the best-selling car so far this year
   
06/8/21 - 11:19   Auto Trader - revises used car forecast as huge demand drives record price growth in July; up from 7.1% YoY in April to 14.1% in July
   
06/8/21 - 11:11   Volkswagen - to sponsor its first ever UK Pride event at Milton Keynes Pride Festival
   
06/8/21 - 11:04   Consumer Intelligence - insurance premiums drop 16.9% for the UK's youngest van drivers
   
06/8/21 - 10:56   NFDA - van market down -14.8% in July "expected given the restricted supply of new commercial vehicles"
   
06/8/21 - 10:46   Average car or van in England is driven just 4% of the time - the rest of the time it's either parked at home (73%) or elsewhere (23%)
   
06/8/21 - 10:30   Ageas - three-in-10 drivers so worried about narrow country lanes they deliberately avoid them
   
05/8/21 - 20:19   NBRA & Kwik Fit - update tyre price guide so "bodyshops can make a margin from fitting tyres where appropriate"
   
05/8/21 - 20:03   ARAG (provides legal and breakdown assistance through insurance companies and brokers) - August "perfect storm" for breakdowns
   
05/8/21 - 19:48   Carsa - new used car specialist, Carsa, signs exclusive remarketing deal with BCA
   
05/8/21 - 15:54   New York International Motor Show - 2021 show (Aug 20 - 29) cancelled; show will return in its usual April slot in 2022
   
05/8/21 - 13:55   NFDA - given the headwinds, "franchised dealers continue to perform resiliently"
   
05/8/21 - 13:52   Activate Accident Repair - bodyshop group's recruitment drive for apprentices
   
05/8/21 - 13:45   CAPS - claims volumes July 2021 at 79% pre-pandemic levels; down -3% from June 2021
   
05/8/21 - 13:35   ŠKODA - second-life battery hubs set to power up retailers
   
05/8/21 - 13:26   Vauxhall - the UK’s best-selling electric LCV manufacturer
   
05/8/21 - 12:58   VW Group consortium launch $3.4 billion (£2.44 billion) takeover of Europcar
   
05/8/21 - 12:41   InAutomotive (ABP Recommended Business Service) article - the top seven most popular jobs in the automotive industry
   
05/8/21 - 12:24   SMMT - new LCV sales in July -4% on pre-pandemic 5-year average as supply shortages stunt new van sales but market expected to recover
   
05/8/21 - 12:19   Autocar - "new car sector dealt a ‘perfect storm’"
   
05/8/21 - 11:09   IMI - VOCANTO partnership launches free taster module for new bite-sized learning tools, accessible anytime, anywhere
   
05/8/21 - 11:05   What Car? - "automotive industry continues to face negative consequences from the COVID-19 pandemic"
   
05/8/21 - 11:02   Verex Group - new contract with RCI Financial Services for branded insurance & connected services to Renault, Dacia, Alpine & Nissan
   
05/8/21 - 10:53   SMMT - 123,296 new cars registered as industry records weakest July performance since before the millennium
   
05/8/21 - 10:48   asTech - sponsoring the 'Outstanding Support for Bodyshops' category in the NBRA Greener Bodyshops Awards
   
05/8/21 - 09:07   ABI - cost of motor insurance falls to a five-year low; average premium now £430, down 7% in the last year
   
04/8/21 - 13:33   Ben’s Big Breakfast - get your bodyshop family together for breakfast Monday 4 - Sunday 10 October
   
04/8/21 - 13:21   Australia: Symach - appoints John Boukouras (former panel beater & Akzo Nobel Account Manager) as General Manager in Australia SYMACH
   
04/8/21 - 13:11   CBI - SME manufacturing activity grows at record pace, but concerns around skills and material shortages grow
   
04/8/21 - 12:54   Panel Match - Little Eaton car and van bodyshop set to expand after five-figure loan
   
04/8/21 - 12:41   Wagonex - responds to PM's climate spokesperson's "reluctance to switch to an EV"
   
04/8/21 - 12:30   Rivervale Leasing - London, Manchester and Liverpool drivers pay av. £300+ more for insurance, Bangor £189 less than the UK average
   
04/8/21 - 12:20   BMW - BMW Points programme launched; customers get charging credit for each electric mile driven
   
04/8/21 - 11:43   E-Type UK - to restore "The Snetterton Survivor" a series 1 4.2 Jaguar E-type
   
04/8/21 - 11:33   New electric car production delays - 20 to 22 week build time (typically 12-14 weeks) and some EV vans now a full 12-month order time
   
04/8/21 - 11:27   Bahrain: Lotus - first showroom with new global retail identity open for business
   
04/8/21 - 11:21   MoneySuperMarket - Romford is UK's "car theft hotspot"; Dumfries & Galloway is "the safest location"
   
04/8/21 - 11:11   Italy: Autopromotec 2022 (May 2022 in Bologna) - an exhibition & trip "to combine business, culture and leisure"
   
04/8/21 - 11:03   carinsurance.ae (motor insurer in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & UAE) - Israel (most expensive) and USA (least expensive) for luxury cars
   
04/8/21 - 10:50   (reports) Amazon - winds down "huge" part of its UK drone delivery business
   
04/8/21 - 10:36   What Car? - nine-out-of-10 electric vehicle owners won’t go back to diesel or petrol
   
04/8/21 - 10:23   RAC - nine straight months of petrol price rises "piles yet more misery onto drivers" (but still 3p per litre lower than in 2013)
   
04/8/21 - 09:12   Volvo - Body & Paint High Achievers Awards 2020; overall national winners for second consecutive year - Poole ARC ; 8 regional winners named
   
04/8/21 - 08:42   Marshall Motor - trading update: significant increase in its full year expectations for 2021; pre-tax profit will not be less than £40m
   
03/8/21 - 13:15   VNC Automotive - semiconductor shortage will outlast COVID
   
03/8/21 - 12:47   The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group - new help for those hiring an employee
   
03/8/21 - 12:41   FIVA - global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles
   
03/8/21 - 12:34   IFED & insurer, Diamond (Admiral) - Manchester trio jailed for fabricated collision claim worth nearly £30,000
   
03/8/21 - 11:43   Guardian article - 'the lost history of the electric car – and what it tells us about the future of transport'
   
03/8/21 - 11:22   AX - almost half of UK car dealers concerned about rise in online car sales
   
03/8/21 - 10:50   Direct Line results (financial analyst's view) - "general insurance is still a really tough market"
   
03/8/21 - 10:24   Belgium: Cromax - paints the Agoria Solar Team’s most aerodynamic car yet
   
03/8/21 - 10:16   Citroën UK - first VM in the UK to introduce British Sign Language across dealer ad aftersales network
   
03/8/21 - 09:58   Direct Line - half-year results: operating profit up 40%; "motor claims frequency remained lower than normal"; Motability starts H1 2023
   
03/8/21 - 09:24   Copart - UK Surge Management Team in Copart Germany to provide expertise and support in the aftermath of severe flooding
   
03/8/21 - 09:19   Flock - flexible motor insurer raises £12.2 million to "reinvent" insurance for connected vehicles
   
03/8/21 - 09:10   GEM - national week-long Police operation targeting speeding drivers and riders this week
   
02/8/21 - 16:42   AXA - Board of Directors proposes the renewal of Thomas Buberl's term as Chief Executive Officer for another four years
   
02/8/21 - 16:25   Ageas - Ageas motor insurance products are now available to Sainsbury’s customers
   
02/8/21 - 16:19   Power-TEC - fully revised 172-page catalogue for 2021 published
   
02/8/21 - 13:42   FLA - Consumer car finance market up by 12% in June
   
02/8/21 - 12:08   A quarter of parents concerned that end of furlough will hit their job prospects
   
02/8/21 - 12:03   Service Certainty - "outperforms in 2021"; record growth through new customers, new products and new markets
   
02/8/21 - 10:19   Mitsubishi Motors in the UK - launch new Service Activated Roadside Assistance programme
   
02/8/21 - 10:15   AA - E10 petrol just one month away, "but no need to panic"
   
02/8/21 - 10:12   Germany: Volkswagen and TraceTronic establish neocx – a joint venture for automated software integration
   
02/8/21 - 10:08   JustGoEV – the UK’s first EV-only new and used car marketplace makes going electric easier
   
02/8/21 - 09:54   Autovista article - "The UK could leapfrog other markets in race to hydrogen technology"
   
02/8/21 - 09:31   Motofix Group first to sign up to brand new e-learning proposition with Thatcham Research
   
01/8/21 - 19:59   The AA - observation at junctions was the number one reason for failing a car driving test this year
   
01/8/21 - 19:55   HELLA - develops concepts for light-based communication for automated driving
   
01/8/21 - 19:50   RAC - 7 in 10 drivers want the standard 70mph speed limit on motorways reduced in wet weather
   
30/7/21 - 14:38   TIDAL and Cornerstone Technologies - distribution and support partnership for growth
   
30/7/21 - 14:00   Some Friday wisdom! Thanks to Julie Eley for letting ABP share her LinkedIn post (below): "Work should energise and motivate people"
   
30/7/21 - 13:51   Thatcham Research - host Kerry McCarthy, Labour Shadow Transport Minister, at test facility
   
30/7/21 - 13:20   TrendTracker and Consumer Intelligence survey - 74% doubt the UK Government will achieve net Zero plans by 2030
   
30/7/21 - 13:13   Bentley posts record half-year performance - retails sales up 50% from pre-COVID 2019 figures
   
30/7/21 - 12:16   Comparethemarket - families travel nearly 400 miles during the UK-based school summer holidays
   
30/7/21 - 12:07   Jato - Tesla's Model 3 is Europe's second best-selling car (behind the Volkswagen Golf) in June
   
30/7/21 - 12:01   insurethebox - speeding before, during and after the Euro Final rose by up to 146%
   
30/7/21 - 11:55   MG Motor and Wilsons - open new inner M25 dealership in Epsom; 30 new dealers have joined the brand in past 12 months
   
30/7/21 - 10:50   38% businesses are reporting on vehicle incidents and damage repair costs in 2021 versus 2020
   
30/7/21 - 10:42   Service Certainty - promotes Richard Eadie to the newly created position of Operations Director
   
30/7/21 - 07:39   Pendragon - trading update; "exceptional gross profits per unit"; full year profits expected to be around £58m (£8m last year)
   
29/7/21 - 14:28   SMMT - June engine production struggles to recover
   
29/7/21 - 14:24   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - join the NBRA in backing the campaign to end self-isolation for healthy, double-vaccinated workers
   
29/7/21 - 14:13   Allianz - 42 donations made as part of the first round of the Allianz Sports Fund initiative
   
29/7/21 - 14:07   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - launch near real-time vehicle data (valuation and insights related to MOT history) at quote & renewal
   
29/7/21 - 14:01   What Car? SMMT figures - "serious blowback for manufacturers to make up lost time following months of restricted output & closures"
   
29/7/21 - 13:55   MG Motor - appoints Andrew Stuart (ex Hyundai, Nissan and VW Group) as Head of Sales
   
29/7/21 - 13:46   SYNETIQ - drives industry-first motor-recycling apprenticeship scheme
   
29/7/21 - 13:10   ACIS - web-based progressive app called 'AIMS' "to revolutionise inventory and warehouse management for bodyshops"
   
29/7/21 - 12:55   ChipsAway Car Care Centre - Telford & Wolverhampton branch works with ECA Business Energy to achieves carbon neutral status
   
29/7/21 - 12:19   Company cars - number of people paying tax on company car benefit falls 8% to 800,000 in 2019/20; down 17% from 960,000 in 2015/16
   
29/7/21 - 12:11   LKQ - Q2 results: Europe delivered a double-digit profit margin for the first time since Q2 2016
   
29/7/21 - 11:58   BuyaCar - EV car searches up to THIRTY times more likely to result in a sale compared with petrol/diesel cars
   
29/7/21 - 11:52   Transport Committee - charging an EV should be convenient, straightforward, and inexpensive; owners should not face a "postcode lottery"
   
29/7/21 - 11:47   LKQ Euro Car Parts - an "MOT wave" is about to hit
   
29/7/21 - 11:44   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production up for fourth consecutive month
   
29/7/21 - 11:35   ONS data on trading status of vehicle repairers - 92% currently trading and 27% say turnover has decreased (45% said T/O not affected)
   
29/7/21 - 11:14   Numbers on furlough fall to lowest level since start of pandemic - from c9 million in May 2020 to est. 1.1-1.6 million now
   
29/7/21 - 10:56   Thatcham Research - welcomes the introduction of penalty points for drivers who don't wear a seatbelt
   
29/7/21 - 10:45   Copart - 3 Peaks challenge raises £5k for Ben Automotive Charity
   
29/7/21 - 10:36   FCA - proposes changes to speed up decision-making and take action when firms break the rules
   
29/7/21 - 10:31   Lightfoot - Richard Irvin FM to roll-out Lightfoot in 91 vans post-trial; key part in reducing accident severity and frequency
   
29/7/21 - 09:46   Inchcpe - half-year results: profit up from £9m to £143m; "our ambition is to become the undisputed distributor of choice for OEMs"
   
29/7/21 - 09:36   Inchcape - announce a Global Strategic Partnership with Geely Auto
   
29/7/21 - 08:55   Vertu - trading update: continuing strong trading performance leads to forecast profit for half year increasing from £30m to £40m
   
29/7/21 - 08:21   SMMT - staff and supply shortages hit UK car production as June figures are worst since 1953 (bar COVID-hit June 2019)
   
29/7/21 - 08:11   What Car? - the best new electric vehicles get within 3% of their quoted range in the real world
   
28/7/21 - 14:38   TIDAL and Cornerstone Technologies - distribution and support partnership for growth
   
28/7/21 - 14:14   Altus - whiplash reforms bring "most significant shake up to motor claims industry"
   
28/7/21 - 13:58   Comparethemarket - drivers who claim on their car insurance see their premiums jump to an average of £844 when they renew
   
28/7/21 - 13:55   Honda - factory in Swindon makes its last car today; closes this week with loss of 3,000 jobs
   
28/7/21 - 13:46   Highways England -traffic officers helping to keep staycation traffic moving on key holiday Cornwall and Devon route
   
28/7/21 - 13:40   Aston Martin - on track to meet full-year goals; revenue rose 242% to £498.8m in first half of 2021
   
28/7/21 - 13:33   FCA - consults on proposals to boost disclosure of diversity on listed company boards and executive committees
   
28/7/21 - 13:23   National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - "bizarre that bodyshop workers have not been added to the exemption list"
   
28/7/21 - 12:24   SYNETIQ - recovers enough aluminium to create 346 million drinks cans per year
   
28/7/21 - 12:17   ThingCo - customers of Right Choice Insurance Brokers' Autosaint brand will receive a Theo telematics device
   
28/7/21 - 11:46   Europcar - Volkswagen in advanced talks to acquire business for $3 billion
   
28/7/21 - 11:34   ABP - join us for our "Merry Little Christmas Party" event on Wednesday 8 Dec at the Royal Armouries Leeds, with LKQ Coatings!
   
28/7/21 - 11:26   FUSO (Daimler Trucks) - UK’s largest bakery brand, Warburtons, uses locally-emission free FUSO eCanter to deliver bread in Manchester
   
28/7/21 - 11:19   UK currently faces a shortage of 100,000 truck drivers - "children as young as 10 years old can actually learn to drive a HGV"
   
28/7/21 - 11:11   BCA - average used car values rose above £9,000 for the first time on record in June
   
28/7/21 - 11:01   TrustFord - "smashes" first six months of 2021 with £13.6 million profit
   
28/7/21 - 10:36   The UK Automotive 30% Club - THE perfect quote from Steph Brindley from Solus on this 'hump day' Wednesday!
   
28/7/21 - 09:37   Sabre Insurance - half-year results: profits down 20% on turnover down 10%; "claims frequency is not directly correlated to traffic levels"
   
28/7/21 - 08:15   CarComm Coachworks - Ashford-based CV repairer expands to 55,000 sq ft of workshop space
   
28/7/21 - 08:03   AXA - "driven to be a modern employer of the future"; moving 9,000 people to new Digital Workplace systems,
   
27/7/21 - 16:32   Lorry Driver shortage - Tesco offers a £1,000 joining bonus; London food company offers £35,000 salary with no evening or weekend working
   
27/7/21 - 14:05   FSB - small firms call for better access to support and advice
   
27/7/21 - 13:35   Shell - c800 Shell electric vehicle charging points to be installed in as many as 100 Waitrose shops across the UK by 2025
   
27/7/21 - 13:28   National Police Chiefs’ Council - 3.1% increase between May 2021 and June 2021 in vehicle crime with majority from keyless theft
   
27/7/21 - 13:22   Italy: Tractable - Sara Assicurazioni is first Italian insurer to use AI to create car damage estimates
   
27/7/21 - 13:18   Hella - offering limited number of free Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) Compliance Review advice sessions
   
27/7/21 - 12:35   AW Repair Group - keeping the team hydrated with eco-friendly refillable water bottles
   
27/7/21 - 12:26   UK Government - £20 million funding boost to encourage fleet operators to convert to battery-electric vehicles
   
27/7/21 - 12:06   Merseyside Car Hospital - wishing MD, Ashley Bernstein, a very happy 70th birthday!
   
27/7/21 - 11:54   BVRLA - leasing report shows return of car growth (+0.4%) and record figures for vans (+5%)
   
27/7/21 - 11:37   Copart - continued growth for Copart’s north east-based ‘First Response’ Contact Centre
   
27/7/21 - 11:02   Tesla – European Model Ys on track despite chip shortage
   
27/7/21 - 10:55   Continental Tyres - MOT backlog could take drivers off the road this autumn
   
27/7/21 - 10:43   Kwik Fit - now has more than 570 technicians qualified to work on EVs
   
27/7/21 - 10:20   Porsche - double-digit million investment to develop high-performing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles with BASF
   
27/7/21 - 09:51   Digitopia - 90% of businesses are in "digital darkness"
   
27/7/21 - 09:31   China and Indonesia: AkzoNobel and Sikkens - continue partnership with Mercedes-Benz in China and Indonesia
   
26/7/21 - 15:20   Audatex - confirm average 4.9% increase in paint index effective Wednesday 28 July
   
26/7/21 - 14:14   Aon and Willis Towers Watson - call off $30 billion merger announced in March 2020
   
26/7/21 - 14:03   Tracker - £2.6 million worth of 4x4 models recovered in the first 6 months of 2021
   
26/7/21 - 13:56   International Motors (part of IM Group) - completes takeover of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK aftersales business
   
26/7/21 - 13:47   Venson - tips for "pandemic-proof fleet solutions" that keep businesses moving and expenditure low
   
26/7/21 - 13:07   WMS - stock availability, online purchasing and economic uncertainty are the top challenges facing car dealers in the second half of 2021
   
26/7/21 - 12:59   Porsche Data Cup start-up competition - SwissRe's AI damage assessment tool and insurer HDI's ADAS rewards app win
   
26/7/21 - 12:09   The Vella Group - became one of the first repair groups to be Carbon Neutral accredited earlier this year
   
26/7/21 - 11:43   BCA - average LCV values rose by £558 during June to reach £9,933 - highest recorded average monthly value on record at BCA
   
26/7/21 - 11:40   Comparethemarket - electric cars are nearly £1,000 cheaper to run than petrol cars
   
26/7/21 - 11:28   LKQ Euro Car Parts (follow-up story) - calls Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to "urgently clarify" Block Exemptions plans post-2023
   
26/7/21 - 11:00   Young Driver (pre-17 driving school) - 81% UK driving instructors have a waiting list; 68% say learners have 2-month wait for 1st lesson
   
26/7/21 - 10:46   IMI blog - "Who’s wearing masks?"; 76% respondents to a LinkedIn poll said they are asking staff & visitors to wear masks
   
26/7/21 - 10:30   GYS - Arc Pull 200 a "game changer" when it comes to repairing damaged aluminium panels
   
26/7/21 - 10:06   Allianz Insurance - brokers to get live status updates on 5 key aspects of motor claims
   
26/7/21 - 09:33   Polestar - to double market presence (from 9 to 18 markets) and retail footprint in 2021
   
24/7/21 - 01:40   Auto Windscreens - have experienced a 145% increase in ADAS calibrations since 2019
   
23/7/21 - 15:00   CMA (Competitions and Markets Authority) - further action needed on EV charging to meet Net Zero
   
23/7/21 - 14:16   IMI - comment on pingdemic; 14,000 job vacancies currently in automotive industry; concerned that training is put on hold
   
23/7/21 - 14:07   AkzoNobel - sets pioneering carbon reduction target to help tackle climate change; will apply to partners, such as customers and suppliers
   
23/7/21 - 13:53   Autoglass - how they are handling the latest covid situation
   
23/7/21 - 13:45   GarageSafe - IGA’s solution for maintaining access to vehicle repair information for the independent garage sector into the future
   
23/7/21 - 13:41   Richard Hammond - sets up The Small Cog, a classic vehicle restoration business; sells 8 of his vehicles to support the new business
   
23/7/21 - 13:24   Fix Auto UK - after 10 months, the network now has over 2,500 Trustpilot reviews with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5
   
23/7/21 - 13:22   RAC - more than 11 million leisure trips by car this weekend as schools in England and Wales break up for summer
   
23/7/21 - 13:13   HB Accident Repair Network - first site in Swinton Manchester achieve BS10125 Kitemark, six months after opening
   
23/7/21 - 02:01   Motability - make 2 x £50 insurance refunds to all customers to recognise the beneficial impact on claim volumes from reduced traffic levels
   
23/7/21 - 01:42   Motability - issue statement on change from RSA to Direct Line; "new arrangements will take effect circa 18 months from today"
   
22/7/21 - 22:07   Auto Trader - average used car price last week was 12.6% higher than same week in 2020; 63 weeks of consecutive price growth
   
22/7/21 - 21:22   Activate Group - recruiting a Head of Supply Solutions to oversee their entire supply chain and repair network
   
22/7/21 - 20:24   Keoghs - comment on non-party costs order win on appeal in First Central Management Ltd v On Hire Ltd
   
22/7/21 - 17:10   UK AFCAR - new group (including ABP Club) formed to lobby UK govt to give independent repair market continued access to VM parts and data
   
22/7/21 - 15:54   LKQ Euro Car Parts - CEO Andy Hamilton's blog on monopoly threat from revised Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) legislation
   
22/7/21 - 15:37   Covea Insurance - announce Adrian Furness (formerly Claims Director) as new CEO, replacing James Reader
   
22/7/21 - 14:12   IMI - reminder of 6 month extension for expiry dates between 1st April 2021 and 31st August 2021 who are unable to re-accredit due to covid
   
22/7/21 - 14:02   Pingdemic - UK car manufacturers being affected by staff-shortages due to self-isolation
   
22/7/21 - 13:51   National Apprenticeship Week - 2022 date announced
   
22/7/21 - 13:47   Mercedes-Benz - ready to go all electric by 2030; all newly-launched architectures will be electric-only from 2025 onwards
   
22/7/21 - 13:31   Pingdemic - over 618,000 contacted by Test & Trace last week; motor-trade now affected, not helped by nationwide lorry driver shortage
   
22/7/21 - 11:39   Volkswagen Group - sets course for biggest transformation in company's history with new strategy up to 2030
   
22/7/21 - 09:21   Direct Line - to take over as insurance provider to Motability Scheme in 18 months under new 10-year deal
   
21/7/21 - 14:14   IFED- Gurwinder Virdee sentenced for fraudulently selling more than 40 car insurance policies making £18,000 in just five weeks
   
21/7/21 - 14:06   ABP - join us for our "Merry Little Christmas Party" event on Wed 8 Dec at the Royal Armouries Leeds in association with LKQ Coatings
   
21/7/21 - 12:25   Tesla - to open its network of superchargers to other electric vehicles later this year says Elon Musk
   
21/7/21 - 12:13   Euro Car Parts - proposed EU changes to Block Exemption rules from 2023 would ban use of non-OE parts; UK likely to follow revised EU rules
   
21/7/21 - 11:21   Ageas - predicts rise in "crash-for-cash" scams as lockdown eases; last lockdown easing saw 150% rise in cases
   
21/7/21 - 10:19   XL Motors, Coventry - Production Manager, Matthew Fynn, tackles 145-mile endurance run to raise money for Children with Cancer UK
   
21/7/21 - 09:46   Willis Towers Watson - car insurance premiums at lowest level for over 5 years; average premium in Q2 now £522 down 12% on Q2 last year
   
21/7/21 - 09:04   Thatcham Research - unveils their new "EV Ready" training programme
   
20/7/21 - 18:41   Vertu Volkswagen Harrogate - national award for Harrogate Car Valeter, Ashar Awan
   
20/7/21 - 17:34   Solus - Steph Brindley, Regional Operational Lead is interviewed by the Automotive 30% Club
   
20/7/21 - 14:53   McLaren Group (road car and F1 team) - new £550m equity investment; puts 'Automotive' as McLaren's core profit driver
   
20/7/21 - 14:12   Volvo Cars - in the future, all electric Volvos (ie ALL Volvos) will be sold "bundled with insurance"; repairs into Volvo approved bodyshops
   
20/7/21 - 14:00   GKN Automotive - accelerating advanced development of next-generation 800V eDrive technologies as EV demand increases
   
20/7/21 - 13:53   (reports) Volvo Cars - in the future, Volvos will be sold "bundled with insurance"
   
20/7/21 - 13:44   USA: VisionTrack Inc business - makes first US acquisition to drive video telematics growth
   
20/7/21 - 13:41   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - salvage VW T4 Campervan renovated with reclaimed parts means family can go on staycation
   
20/7/21 - 12:37   Global Risk Partners (GRP) - to acquire Willis Towers Watson’s insurance broking business in Northern Ireland
   
20/7/21 - 12:14   Daily Mail report - "I am sawing away under a Toyota Yaris to learn just how easy it is to steal a catalytic converter"
   
20/7/21 - 12:07   Auto Trader - Volkswagen Touareg takes the top spot as the UK’s fastest selling used car
   
20/7/21 - 12:00   FCA - consults on post-Brexit divergence for PRIIPS regulation (inc insurance-based investment products
   
20/7/21 - 12:00   Highways England - permanent 60mph limits on 5 stretches of motorway (inc parts of M1, M5, M6, M32, M602) to reduce air pollution
   
20/7/21 - 11:20   SMMT’s Low Volume and Specialist Vehicle Manufacturers Report - UK’s specialist vehicle sector "most varied in the world"
   
20/7/21 - 11:08   TfL - sets out plans for the next stage of lowering speed limits on its roads in Westminster
   
20/7/21 - 10:59   Tracker - reunites Land Rover dedicated to late Godson and British soldier with its owner
   
20/7/21 - 10:46   MTS Vehicle Services - joins Fix Auto as Fix Auto Croxley Green; 12th Fix site inside the M25
   
20/7/21 - 10:28   GT Motive - "it’s time for choice in the estimating technology arena"
   
20/7/21 - 09:41   Allianz Engineering - insurer backs new Agricultural and Construction Equipment (ACE) specialist police unit
   
20/7/21 - 00:01   PPG - Q2 results: worldwide sales $4.4 billion; refinish coating volumes up 45%; "continual increases in raw material costs".
   
19/7/21 - 17:55   Equip Auto and Paris Motor Show - combine to form Paris Automotive Week from 17 - 23 Oct 2022 (Automechanika Frankfurt is 13-17 Sept 2022)
   
19/7/21 - 14:14   A1 ADAS Solutions & LJM Compliance Solutions ADAS open day - Saturday 4 September in Staffordshire
   
19/7/21 - 13:54   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: "Manufacturer approved, is it worth it?"
   
19/7/21 - 13:51   Solera - to acquire Australia-based property insurance technology provider, ENData
   
19/7/21 - 13:40   GoCompare - Admiral wins 'Best overall car insurance provider' and 'Best overall van insurance provider' at inaugural insurance awards
   
19/7/21 - 13:29   Zego - commercial motor insurance provider partners with bp on 'bp EV Pro' EV insurance product
   
19/7/21 - 12:31   HSE - keeping workplaces safe as COVID-19 restrictions are removed
   
19/7/21 - 12:13   Reports: DVLA - backlog 1.4million letters is waiting to be processed by the DVLA
   
19/7/21 - 12:00   Vertu - UK's 13th largest dealer owned bodyshop group launches enhanced maternity pay to support more gender balanced workforce
   
19/7/21 - 11:07   Citroën UK - 62% of people in the UK claim to have experienced road rage whilst driving
   
19/7/21 - 11:02   BCA - doubling the capacity of its specialist Caravan & Motorhome sales to meet the demand
   
19/7/21 - 10:31   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - "hiring aspirations strong" among the UK's small businesses
   
19/7/21 - 10:27   RAC - partner with British Gas to install home EV chargers and offer specialist electricity tariff
   
19/7/21 - 10:00   AD Williams - BGF completes multi-million-pound investment in leading accident repair group,
   
19/7/21 - 09:35   ECA Business Energy - shares news that First bus is building the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging hub
   
18/7/21 - 16:06   FMG Repair Services - open new generation of bodyshops in Enfield combined with a Northgate hire facility
   
18/7/21 - 03:22   AkzoNobel - develop innovative film technology that allows vehicle manufacturers to hide radar sensors behind decorative metallic parts
   
16/7/21 - 14:06   BCF - raw material prices surge for paint manufacturers; have increased by est. 15-35% in the last year
   
16/7/21 - 13:56   LKQ Coatings - supporting Trend Tracker's series of reports
   
16/7/21 - 13:50   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - launches Repair Industry Requirements (RIR) for ADAS
   
16/7/21 - 13:34   ITAS - 'Capture System' gains Volkswagen Group UK Paint & Body approval
   
16/7/21 - 12:52   Ducati - June 2021 was the best month ever for Ducati which closes the first half of the year with strong growth
   
16/7/21 - 12:40   Thatcham Research (video) - Adrian Watson, head of engineering research: Creating a sustainable repair framework for Zero Emissions Vehicles
   
16/7/21 - 12:12   PPG dividend news - Board of Directors approves nearly 10% shareholder dividend increase to 59 cents per share
   
16/7/21 - 11:52   Autotech Academy - gifts Walsall College automotive student, Leah Rollason, a £1,000 Teng Tools toolkit
   
16/7/21 - 11:39   GTG Group - Rishi Sunak visits IMI approved training centre
   
16/7/21 - 11:16   Environmental Audit Committee - gigafactories for electric vehicle batteries need more Government support, Committee urges
   
16/7/21 - 09:27   Trakm8 - telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages
   
16/7/21 - 09:13   VNC Automotive (software for navigation and telematics systems) - 35 million cars and counting: VNC Automotive celebrates its third birthday
   
16/7/21 - 07:31   Five most popular cars for summer staycations - Peugeot 5008, Range Rover Discovery, Audi A6, BMW x3 & Kia Sorento
   
16/7/21 - 07:25   RAC - forecasts ‘unprecedented summer’ on the UK’s roads - estimated 29m staycations with 30% in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset
   
15/7/21 - 21:06   AkzoNobel - "breakthrough" automotive film technology puts AkzoNobel’s innovation on the radar
   
15/7/21 - 20:52   m3 Networks on bodyshop cyber attacks - how to step up security and where to get help if you are the unfortunate victim of an attack
   
15/7/21 - 20:45   The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) - more frequent tax payment proposal for small businesses "worrying"
   
15/7/21 - 20:34   BuyaCar - ‘What can I get in the boot’ beats ‘how fast can I go’ in online searches for popular cars
   
15/7/21 - 20:31   Ford Pro commercial vehicles conversions partner, MS-RT - to create a new £4 million facility at Ford Dagenham
   
15/7/21 - 15:13   Axalta - announces additional price increases across all of its global lines of business due to continued inflationary pressures
   
15/7/21 - 14:21   BBC report: COVID-hits car production - 900 workers at Nissan's Sunderland car plant sent home & Rolls-Royce may have to halve production
   
15/7/21 - 14:15   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - commenting on the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan.
   
15/7/21 - 14:03   FCA - new rules on home and motor insurance pricing which will save consumers an estimated £4.2billion over 10 years
   
15/7/21 - 14:00   The proportion of businesses' workforce reported to be on full or partial furlough leave fell to 5% in late June 2021
   
15/7/21 - 13:57   Volvo Cars - increases shareholding in Polestar to 49.5%
   
15/7/21 - 13:36   Proposals submitted for the UK’s first Gigafactory on the site of Coventry Airport
   
15/7/21 - 13:31   25% businesses in the 'wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles' said turnover had decreased
   
15/7/21 - 13:22   LD AutoVogue - bodyshop wins 2-year Vehicle Accident Repair contract with Norfolk County Council
   
15/7/21 - 13:07   ONS - 862,000 job vacancies in April to June 2021 – 77,500 ABOVE pre-pandemic level (motor repair vacancies below pre-COVID levels still)
   
15/7/21 - 12:16   Tracker - £250K worth of items recovered after theft from a business in Essex
   
15/7/21 - 12:12   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - car dealers play a "crucial role" during the transition to zero emission
   
15/7/21 - 12:01   Activate Accident Repair - opens the Group's 5th bodyshop, a new purpose-built site in Manchester
   
15/7/21 - 11:39   Green NCAP - results of 3 city cars: fully EV FIAT 500 (5*), Honda Jazz i-MMD Hybrid (3.5*) Peugeot 208 BlueHDi 100 (3*)
   
15/7/21 - 11:03   IMI / Ardingly Ifield Solar Car Tour - 10-day nationwide tour from John O’Groats to Haywards Heath in August
   
15/7/21 - 10:43   cinch - appoints Leanne Thames (ex RBS Direct Line & esure) as Operations Director and Amy Townsend as Senior Marketing Director
   
15/7/21 - 10:36   R&R Autos - independent Hampshire-based bodyshop explains why the business has adopted IMPROVE by Peritus online learning
   
15/7/21 - 00:39   ABI - insurance companies could replace written-off or stolen petrol cars with electric vehicles as a way of improving sustainability
   
14/7/21 - 22:08   Ford Fleet Management - selects FMG to provide specialist vehicle accident management solutions for its UK customers
   
14/7/21 - 14:15   IMDA and Tracker - join forces to help independent dealers mitigate the risk of solo test drives
   
14/7/21 - 14:09   Automechanika Birmingham - ‘Electrification of the Aftermarket’ webinar tackles big issues
   
14/7/21 - 13:40   Car dealers set for "aftersales boom" - 23% of motorists driving to a UK holiday destination are looking to have their car serviced first
   
14/7/21 - 13:29   Co-op Insurance - "don’t leave your car in Lambeth" Insurer reveals the hotspots for car theft across the UK
   
14/7/21 - 13:18   ACSO - 30% reduction in 2020 road traffic puts pressure on insurers to reduce premiums, says consumer body
   
14/7/21 - 13:07   MG Cannon - strengthens group leadership team: Graham Prew (Group Operations Manager) & Mandy Pocock (Group Customer Services Manager)
   
14/7/21 - 12:46   Allianz Holdings - restructures to 'Commercial' and 'Personal' businesses: Steve Treloar, CEO - Personal and Simon McGinn, CEO - Commercial
   
14/7/21 - 12:24   Point Electrical - top 15 most popular electric cars according to Instagram
   
14/7/21 - 12:12   Greenhouse gas emissions - UK Government to ban sale of new diesel or petrol HGVs and coaches after 2040; RHA say it is unrealistic
   
14/7/21 - 12:11   MoneySuperMarket - the Ford Fiesta revealed as favourite car of choice for Gen Z
   
14/7/21 - 11:55   PMD Business Finance - provides ABP Club Members with access to invoice finance
   
14/7/21 - 11:34   Power-TEC - compact paint thickness gauge that can be used on both steel and alloy bodywork
   
14/7/21 - 10:38   Copart - "proud to have achieved the ‘super six’ of external accreditations"
   
14/7/21 - 10:28   TrustFord - UK's 6th largest dealer owned bodyshop group awarded The Payroll Giving Diamond Award 2021
   
14/7/21 - 08:46   Inflation rate - CPI rose to 2.5% for the 12 months to June 2021; RPI rises to 3.9%
   
13/7/21 - 17:51   WorldSkills UK LIVE (formerly Skills Show) - event in Nov 2021 cancelled but will return in Nov 2022; national skills competitions go ahead
   
13/7/21 - 14:19   MANN+HUMMEL named a 2020 Supplier of the Year Winner by General Motors
   
13/7/21 - 14:08   Aldridge Accident Repair Centre - Walsall bodyshop turns 100 this year!
   
13/7/21 - 14:03   Zurich podcast featuring the insurer's motor team - the changing risks of electric vehicles and electric scooters
   
13/7/21 - 13:51   Peritus has teamed up with ABP to provide a 50% discount in July
   
13/7/21 - 13:18   LD AutoVogue - Norfolk bodyshop increases free collections and delivery coverage area to a 45-mile radius
   
13/7/21 - 13:07   Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) - eight insurers form alliance to accelerate transition to a net-zero emissions economy
   
13/7/21 - 12:42   Saint Gobain's Norton Cyclonic sanding discs - FREE sample pack of Cyclonic sanding discs for ABP member bodyshops
   
13/7/21 - 12:33   Sweden: Polestar - recruiting 100 new tech experts at global headquarters in Gothenburg
   
13/7/21 - 12:24   Fix Auto UK - completes its own team of field-based vehicle engineers
   
13/7/21 - 11:51   Auto Trader - COVID-19 strengthens automotive's commitment to D&I "but the industry has a long way to go"
   
13/7/21 - 11:36   AX - majority of car buyers want unaccompanied test drives to become the norm in dealerships
   
13/7/21 - 10:58   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - invests in its people with extended driver training & newly launched VRA Parts Grading course
   
13/7/21 - 10:53   IAA - announces Payit digital payments, a new payment option for UK salvage buyers
   
13/7/21 - 10:36   Automotive Transformation Group - new brand post-Autofutura and GForces merger
   
13/7/21 - 08:31   Redde Northgate - acquire ChargedEV, a specialist in the supply and installation of Electric Vehicle charging equipment
   
12/7/21 - 23:30   Automechanika Riyadh in Saudi - October 2021 event cancelled; returns 13 - 15 June 2022
   
12/7/21 - 14:11   The Vella Group - exclusive interview in the Summer issue of Auto Body Professional magazine
   
12/7/21 - 14:05   Peugeot - 70% of PEUGEOT models electric in 2021; 100% by 2025
   
12/7/21 - 13:56   SYNETIQ - helps local ladies’ netball club get back on court
   
12/7/21 - 13:29   European Commission - fines BMW & VW €875 million for restricting competition in emission cleaning for new diesel passenger cars
   
12/7/21 - 13:18   Cox Automotive - continues to grow mobility services in Europe with FleetMaster acquisition
   
12/7/21 - 13:05   CBI - business puts forward six-point plan for "creating confidence"
   
12/7/21 - 12:48   Goodwood - "epic" 2021 Festival of Speed comes to a spectacular close
   
12/7/21 - 12:37   EDF - 500th EDF employee to take delivery of a brand new EV on salary sacrifice (a Kia e-Niro)
   
12/7/21 - 12:22   Apollo Motor Group - Graham Eyles, CEO, "confident that the industry will rebound stronger than ever"
   
12/7/21 - 11:47   Ben - tips to help you & your colleagues manage your money (link below to share with your team via email / WhatsApp groups
   
12/7/21 - 11:37   MG Motor - sees 76.3% growth by mid-2021
   
12/7/21 - 11:19   Markerstudy - Kate Bolderston (Head of Supply Chain) and Simon Finch (Head of Engineering) talk about their motor repair careers
   
12/7/21 - 10:54   The IMI - some "positivity" to "help the automotive industry power forward"
   
12/7/21 - 10:43   Motorpoint - independent car dealer holding nationwide car wash for charity
   
12/7/21 - 10:25   Admiral - trading update: anticipate "higher than expected" half-year profits partly due to "lower than expected motor claims frequency"
   
09/7/21 - 14:10   GT Motive - how being a cloud-based solution has enabled the team demonstrate training and sales remotely during COVID
   
09/7/21 - 13:51   Cars that hit the target in 1966
   
09/7/21 - 13:45   CBI - responds to latest UK GDP statistics
   
09/7/21 - 13:09   Auto Windscreens Head of Fleet & Facilities, Shaun Atton - scales highest peaks of Scotland, England & Wales, raising £6k for charity
   
09/7/21 - 12:57   ONS - GDP up 0.8% between April and May 2021 but remained 3.1% below its level in February 2020 (pre-COVID)
   
09/7/21 - 12:22   Dave Shepherd - an exclusive interview with Dave who retires after 50 years in the industry
   
09/7/21 - 12:10   National Apprenticeship Awards 2021 - applications are now open at https://appawards.co.uk/
   
09/7/21 - 12:02   PwC UK Economic Outlook - UK economy could be on course to recover to pre-pandemic levels by the start of 2022
   
09/7/21 - 11:37   Vauxhall - Vauxhall’s complete line-up of cars and vans will be fully electric by 2028
   
09/7/21 - 11:21   ECA Business Energy - thinking of becoming carbon neutral but not sure what it entails?
   
09/7/21 - 10:39   National Windscreens - Mike Rotin joins as new regional managing director
   
09/7/21 - 10:32   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - continued strength in used car market driven by demand for vehicles and reduced supplies
   
09/7/21 - 10:26   Auto Windscreens - wins ‘Fleet of the Year’ at the Fleet News Awards
   
09/7/21 - 08:29   Consumer Intelligence article - on 'cancel culture' and lessons for the insurance sector
   
08/7/21 - 14:40   Allianz - invests in used car platform heycar and becomes insurance & services partner
   
08/7/21 - 14:09   Pocket Box - motoring app partners with price comparison platform, Seopa
   
08/7/21 - 14:06   ETB - automotive parts distributor sees 40% reduction in accidents & saves £30k in insurance costs with WEBFLEET
   
08/7/21 - 14:00   Lloyds Bank General Insurance - fined £90 MILLION by FCA for failures in communications for HOME insurance renewals between 2009 and 2017
   
08/7/21 - 13:26   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - 37% of mopeds sold YTD are EV
   
08/7/21 - 13:10   Purbeck Insurance Services - 46% of SMEs contemplated closure in 2020, now it’s just 1%
   
08/7/21 - 12:59   The IFB - reacts to week of national enforcement action to tackle car insurance scammers
   
08/7/21 - 12:51   Fix Auto UK - MD Ian Pugh talks to ABP Club about his decade at the helm of Fix
   
08/7/21 - 12:43   BCC Quarterly Recruitment Outlook - 70% face difficulty finding staff as workforce growth expectations surge
   
08/7/21 - 12:32   ABI - UK’s insurance industry could potentially contribute one third of the investment needed to meet the UK’s Net Zero target
   
08/7/21 - 11:52   BMW - picks up 11 awards so far this Summer
   
08/7/21 - 11:44   EV wars - the makes and models winning the used car demand race (and the difference between 'EV-curious' and serious buyers)
   
08/7/21 - 10:54   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - comments on the future of business rates revaluations
   
08/7/21 - 10:39   IMPROVE by Peritus - Independent repairer? Claim 50% ABP discount on online training
   
08/7/21 - 07:51   Apollo Motor Group - Chris Dore promoted to Group Operations Director and Bradley Eyles promoted to Commercial Director role
   
07/7/21 - 13:39   The Vella Group - UK's 10th largest independent bodyshop group seeks 20 new apprentices
   
07/7/21 - 13:29   SsangYong Motors - announces new dealer in Bicester
   
07/7/21 - 13:18   Axalta - to acquire U-POL for £428m
   
07/7/21 - 12:49   ACIS - Europcar Mobility Group UK awards new three-year supply agreement to ACIS for Sikkens products to its approved repairer network
   
07/7/21 - 12:13   Forum posts - are bodyshops having to cut back on courtesy car fleets due to rising costs?
   
07/7/21 - 12:06   City of London Police - executes 10 warrants as part of a crackdown on ‘ghost broking’
   
07/7/21 - 11:29   North East Accident Repair Centres (NEARC) - 3 bodyshops (Sunderland, Newcastle and Darlington), 100 staff & 90% insurance work
   
07/7/21 - 11:14   CAM International - e-jobsheet helps keep 4,000 UK fleet vehicles a day on the road
   
07/7/21 - 11:01   IMS - undetectable IMS Sleeper security hardware fully-managed, end-to-end vehicle security monitoring and recovery solution for fleets
   
07/7/21 - 10:46   H.R. Owen - Rimac Automobili’s electric hypercar, the Nevera, stops in London on global tour
   
07/7/21 - 10:25   Parkopedia - partners with ThinxNet to provide seamless in-car fuelling payments across Europe
   
07/7/21 - 10:23   Sherwin-Williams - selected as paints and coatings partner by Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team
   
07/7/21 - 10:21   Electrifying.com - the best places for electric car owners to visit for a summer staycation inc Warner Bros. in London & Weymouth
   
07/7/21 - 10:14   Verifacts Automotive - link below to register for 90-minute presentation by Sean Carey: “A Safe & Proper RepAIr Using AI”
   
07/7/21 - 10:04   Thatcham Research / Euro NCAP - missing occupant interaction countermeasures see Renault Kangoo and Vauxhall Mokka fall short of five-stars
   
07/7/21 - 09:57   FCA, PRA and Bank of England - set out plan to improve diversity and inclusion in regulated firms
   
07/7/21 - 09:45   Redde Northgate - results for y/e April 2021; FMG Repair Services "integration progressed well" but made a £6.5m loss in 8 months
   
07/7/21 - 09:36   USA: General Motors - short video with new Autonomous Vehicle Chief Engineer, Kristy Rasbach, on GM's zero crashes vision
   
07/7/21 - 09:10   Kwik Fit - 3.2 million drivers buy new vehicle as a result of the pandemic
   
06/7/21 - 14:07   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - c65,000 repairs per year on its own 100,000+ fleet benefit the bodyshop industry
   
06/7/21 - 13:57   Iotatech - new digital solution designed to help protect the financial interests of vulnerable customers using insurance
   
06/7/21 - 13:47   FMG Repair Services (FMG RS) - exclusive interview with MD, Jason Tripp, and Technical Director, Chris Pennell, in Auto Body Professional
   
06/7/21 - 13:39   Summer refinishing advice from Standox - best practice for the use of Standoblue Basecoat under hot and dry conditions
   
06/7/21 - 13:17   AXA (This is Money article) - Claudio Gienal, AXA UK CEO predicts roads will be busier than pre-COVID once lockdown is lifted
   
06/7/21 - 12:52   School of Thought event - Thursday 8 July, 10:30-13:00, at ODEON Cinema in Nuneaton
   
06/7/21 - 12:33   What Car? - comments on "significant commitment" from Stellantis group to boost the UK’s post-Brexit economy
   
06/7/21 - 12:20   AX blog: insurance sector "assessing the sustainability of their claims solutions and motor products for the EV driver demographic"
   
06/7/21 - 12:06   Jaguar Land Rover - semiconductor supply shortages could impact deliveries of new vehicles by 50% in next quarter
   
06/7/21 - 11:56   Ellesmere Port to become Stellantis’s first manufacturing site dedicated to battery electric LCV & cars for Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroën
   
06/7/21 - 11:11   CRASH Services - 130km team cycle raises over £9,000 for Cancer Fund for Children
   
06/7/21 - 11:02   esure & Minster Law (insurance legal services firm) - enter exclusive 5-year motor legal services partnership
   
06/7/21 - 10:20   IMPROVE by Peritus - Repair Group? Claim 50% ABP discount on online training (July only)
   
06/7/21 - 10:04   Last 48 hours of free sample offer – 2 days remaining for ABP member bodyshops to claim free trial size of Farécla G360 Super Fast Compound
   
06/7/21 - 09:36   Motofix Group - 8-site independent repairer partners with AutoFlow for group-wide management system
   
06/7/21 - 09:24   AW Repair Group - returns to Thatcham Research for repair methods (escribe) and blended learning programme at the Automotive Academy
   
05/7/21 - 15:14   Australia: AMA Group - new senior appointments and "realignment of the Company’s business segments"
   
05/7/21 - 15:14   Australia: AMA Group -
   
05/7/21 - 14:35   Allianz Insurance - Ian Kershaw (ex Head of Claims at Co-op Insurance) appointed as Head of Motor Claims
   
05/7/21 - 14:31   National Franchised Dealers Association - 28% increase in new car sales in June builds on "the continued strong momentum in auto retailing"
   
05/7/21 - 14:26   RAC - sales of new electric cars jump 50% in just one month
   
05/7/21 - 14:23   Porsche - recalls 43,000 Taycan (flagship electric model); software issue could cause EV motors to "randomly shut down"
   
05/7/21 - 14:17   Hella - launches latest generation of steering electronics
   
05/7/21 - 14:14   NFDA - worldwide shortage of semiconductors is slowing supplies in demand new vans
   
05/7/21 - 13:06   Auto Body Professional Summer 2021 magazine - OUT NOW!
   
05/7/21 - 12:40   Tesla Model 3 was the best selling car in the UK in June 2021 - 5,468 sold and more than 800 more than the VW Golf
   
05/7/21 - 12:20   Fix Auto Newton Abbot - continue long-term partnership with Grove Group
   
05/7/21 - 11:48   IFS - share of young adults aged 19–24 who are not working any hours per week (inc furloughed workers) up 25% Q4 2019 to Q1 2021
   
05/7/21 - 11:48   ISF - share of young adults aged 19–24 who are not working any hours per week (inc furloughed workers) up 25% Q4 2019 to Q1 2021
   
05/7/21 - 11:31   SMMT - third best year-to-date performance for LCV registrations, up 1.8% on 2015-2019 average
   
05/7/21 - 11:27   Premium Credit - increase in people who've used credit to buy insurance over the past 12 months taking on extra jobs or selling their cars
   
05/7/21 - 11:27   Tesco Insurance - Gary Duggan (ex Saga and BGL) appointed as Tesco Underwriting Interim CEO
   
05/7/21 - 11:19   SMMT - new car market recovery squeezed by supply issues; June 2021 up 28% vs June 2020 but down -16% on 10-year June average
   
05/7/21 - 11:00   Automotive Repair Systems (ARS) - ACIS secures new sole supplier agreement for UK’s largest independent cosmetic repair specialist
   
05/7/21 - 10:47   Auto-Motivate - opens new offices with special offer for 5 FOC places on the 1-day Mindset Development Course
   
05/7/21 - 10:40   CAPS - claims volumes (June 2021) at 82% pre-pandemic levels; up 13% vs May 2021
   
05/7/21 - 10:25   CARPS - claims volumes (June 2021) at 82% pre-pandemic levels; up 13% vs May 2021
   
05/7/21 - 08:20   What Car? - commentary on SMMT new car registration figures; impacted by ongoing semiconductor shortage causing production delays
   
05/7/21 - 08:13   AA - two thirds drivers say scrapping VAT most influential policy to increase EV uptake
   
03/7/21 - 12:11   RAC - petrol price now at highest point for 8 years; diesel at highest point since June 2019
   
03/7/21 - 12:04   Vauxhall - owners Stellantis to announce that Ellesmere Port factory will produce a new electric van when Astra production ends this year
   
02/7/21 - 14:12   Lynk & Co - "the automotive industry is a dinosaur"
   
02/7/21 - 14:08   Volvo Cars - reports best ever first-half-year sales in 2021; UK sales driven by strong performance in the UK
   
02/7/21 - 13:11   The Vella Group - Skelmersdale site is certified as an official Tesla repairer
   
02/7/21 - 13:06   Ageas - 100 of the 700 jobs at Bournemouth office "at risk" reports Bournemouth Daily Echo
   
02/7/21 - 13:03   MIB - welcomes agreement for the UK to join the EU's Green Card Free Circulation Area
   
02/7/21 - 13:00   SMMT - "a stadium-sized shortage of skills"
   
02/7/21 - 12:54   AA - one in four considered career changes in pandemic
   
02/7/21 - 12:15   Admiral - analysis of Admiral data reveals a rise in E-scooter claims this year
   
02/7/21 - 12:01   What Car? - Sunderland battery plant - the second confirmed battery manufacturing site in the UK - goes a long way into protecting UK jobs
   
02/7/21 - 11:54   Comparethemarket - car insurance premiums fall £74 year-on-year; av annual motor insurance premium £629 in Q2 2021
   
02/7/21 - 11:46   Carole Nash - motorbike insurer offers lower premiums for motorcycles protected with stolen vehicle recovery device, Tracker Vantage
   
02/7/21 - 11:05   TIDAL - distribution partner, Allparts Refinish, expands into Plymouth
   
02/7/21 - 10:55   SYNETIQ - joins the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) to champion the use of green parts
   
02/7/21 - 10:34   CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors - 2 winners each receive a new car at New Driver NI’s ‘Touch The Car’ Competition
   
01/7/21 - 23:39   Admiral Group - named second (out of 114) in the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces for Women list
   
01/7/21 - 16:39   Free sample offer for ABP member bodyshops – Farécla marks appearance of its G360 compound on front cover of Auto Body Professional
   
01/7/21 - 14:08   Trend Tracker - repair volumes in June at 93% of June 2019
   
01/7/21 - 14:04   Resolution Foundation - older workers most likely to be left parked on furlough during reopening
   
01/7/21 - 13:58   Direct Line Group - signs up to the Race for Zero Campaign
   
01/7/21 - 13:15   Reforms to the Association of British Insurer’s (ABI) Board - to boost customer trust, enhance reputation and tackle future risks
   
01/7/21 - 13:00   IAA - celebrates first anniversary of UK rebrand; 15 locations in the UK fully rebranded & 22-acre Bristol site to open later this year
   
01/7/21 - 12:52   Freedom Services Group - motor insurer secures £5m loan from the alternative lender, BOOST&Co
   
01/7/21 - 12:37   Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) - "overwhelmed" by the automotive industry’s "incredible generosity" after college fire
   
01/7/21 - 12:24   European Commission - UK drivers will no longer need to apply for a green card through their insurer
   
01/7/21 - 12:09   RS Components - WIN a Kawasaki Ninja 650 motorbike, courtesy of RS PRO
   
01/7/21 - 11:35   Solera - awarded the 2021 InsureTek Golden Shield Excellence Award for best “AI-Based Estimating Solution Provider”
   
01/7/21 - 11:27   BuyaCar - 1 in 10 used cars are bought via a smartphone screen
   
01/7/21 - 11:19   Volkswagen UK - appoints Owen Shepherd (ex Head of Planning and Supply at ŠKODA UK) as new Head of Aftersales
   
01/7/21 - 11:10   RAC - launch new leasing EV service with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions; from £228 a month for a 5-door Nissan Leaf
   
01/7/21 - 10:57   Mercedes-Benz and Axalta - co-present session on automotive plastic and paint system optimisation for 77 GHz radar sensor
   
01/7/21 - 10:33   Ford - sign MoU with and Venari Group (emergency services vehicle firm) to build lightweight ambulance at Ford Dagenham in 2022
   
01/7/21 - 09:59   SMMT - Nissan Sunderland gigafactory announcement is "great news for the sector, the region and all those employed locally"
   
01/7/21 - 09:28   Weekday traffic on average 6% lower than pre-pandemic average but weekend traffic at 105%
   
01/7/21 - 09:11   McLaren Automotive - appoints George Biggs as Commercial Executive Director (inc overseeing the McLaren aftersales business)
   
01/7/21 - 08:33   Lookers - 2020 results: turnover down 23% but profit of £2m (£45m loss in previous year); Board is confident about the outlook for 2021
   
01/7/21 - 08:05   Nissan - announce EV36Zero project including new all-electric car to be built in Sunderland plus new battery gigafactory from Envision-AESC
   
30/6/21 - 14:55   Direct Line - hold claims webinar for investors; "ownership of DLG Auto Services enables us to deliver better than average claims costs"
   
30/6/21 - 14:17   Fleetline Coachworks - announce Mark Boret's departure; Nick Boret continues as chairman, with directors Kim Bryant and Steve Harris
   
30/6/21 - 14:14   Fleetline Coachworks - Mark Boret says a fond farewell to the body repair industry
   
30/6/21 - 14:05   LKQ Euro Car Parts - urge bodyshops to seize the opportunity to offer van servicing, maintenance and repairs
   
30/6/21 - 13:53   Allianz - reduced emissions by 62% since 2010 and sets 2025 targets inc. 15% reduction in emissions from business travel per employee
   
30/6/21 - 13:30   Copart - becomes an AutoRaise Partner
   
30/6/21 - 13:09   IMI Diversity Task Force - creating more opportunities and driving up diversity will help address skills shortages
   
30/6/21 - 12:52   What Cars? 6-month update on the UK automotive market - online buying will remain a vital part of the sector, even as showrooms reopen
   
30/6/21 - 12:23   Volvo Cars - to set out future technology roadmap (all next-generation cars will be purely electric) today (Weds) at 1pm
   
30/6/21 - 12:08   Haymarket Automotive - Rachael Prasher & Jim Holder to tackle £50,000 challenge for Ben charity
   
30/6/21 - 12:04   Pendragon - trading update: profits of £30m in first-half of 2021 compared to £31m loss in first-half of 2020
   
30/6/21 - 11:53   ClimateWise - report calls for greater collaboration across insurance industry and with government to accelerate delivery of net zero
   
30/6/21 - 11:35   Morelli - promotes Paul Glover, Mike Rowley and Steve O’Brien to Director positions
   
30/6/21 - 11:04   KYBURZ (Swiss EV manufacturer) - collab with Spies Hecker to paint 2 cars with Axalta’s Global Automotive Colour of the Year, ElectroLight
   
30/6/21 - 10:52   TUC - the furlough scheme has supported 11.5 million workers; TUC says “don’t pull the plug on our recovery”
   
30/6/21 - 10:32   Nissan - new Qashqai built in Sunderland hits 10,000 customer orders in Europe
   
29/6/21 - 20:00   The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) - thousands of motorsport jobs and businesses saved from EU VNUK Legislation
   
29/6/21 - 19:56   BCA - used car values "more stable in the last few weeks of June than since the easing of the winter lockdown"
   
29/6/21 - 19:50   Resolver - survey reveals 3/4 people are reporting insurance renewal "price hikes"
   
29/6/21 - 14:26   GYS - launch promotion on £2,000 bodyshop induction system for £999
   
29/6/21 - 14:16   GEM Motoring Assist - “poor eyesight is linked to more than 3,000 fatal and serious injury collisions every year"
   
29/6/21 - 14:14   Fleet Service GB - "technology and human interaction partnership" successfully keeps drivers and vehicles moving during the pandemic
   
29/6/21 - 14:09   Insurance Times - full list of finalists for the 21 categories in Tech & Innovation Awards; ceremony on 3 Nov in London
   
29/6/21 - 13:57   AA - 30% to 40% of homeowners that have no access to dedicated off-street parking
   
29/6/21 - 13:54   LEVL - partners with Flock (connected fleet insurance) to reward fleets that invest in telematics
   
29/6/21 - 13:46   FIAT - free web-based platform tracks data from business’ own fleet to show £ savings if they ran an all-electric fleet
   
29/6/21 - 13:42   Hiscox Action Group - confirms arbitration settlement with policyholders' group representing companies that were forced to close
   
29/6/21 - 13:36   MyCarCheck.com - reports a further surge in used car values, with luxury models increasing by £1,113 on average
   
29/6/21 - 12:58   Labour - UK has only 15% of the charging points it needs to meet net zero
   
29/6/21 - 12:49   Car-O-Liner - extended support for Porsche vehicles in Car-O-Liner Vision2 X3 software
   
29/6/21 - 12:34   BCA announces new payment service to improve safety, security and efficiency for customers
   
29/6/21 - 12:25   IMS (vehicle and driving data) & KPMG UK - co-author new “Future of Road Pricing” report
   
29/6/21 - 12:11   asTech (article) - 'why the windshield doesn't actually matter for camera calibrations'
   
29/6/21 - 11:51   Volkswagen - dealers introduce airport-style digital check-in kiosks to boost convenience
   
29/6/21 - 11:29   OpenMoney - end of furlough could spell financial disaster for younger workers
   
29/6/21 - 11:13   Standox - plastic repairs made easy with new time-saving tool poster from Standox
   
29/6/21 - 10:55   SMMT - automotive industry "warrants unambiguous backing"; potential to gain 40,000 jobs this decade
   
29/6/21 - 10:41   Spain: Solera - “Contactless Workshop” concept named one of the top 100 best innovative ideas of 2020
   
28/6/21 - 14:19   Reis Motorsport Insurance (part of Markerstudy Insurance Services) - announce plans for the two-day Modified Nationals event.
   
28/6/21 - 14:01   Drive My Career (DMC) - Samantha Anscombe, Sytner’s Parts Advisor, becomes first Ambassador
   
28/6/21 - 13:48   European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) - will the years after COVID-19 spark a revolution in road safety?
   
28/6/21 - 13:43   Trend Tracker - using data from Audatex, predicts a return to 85-90% of pre-pandemic volumes
   
28/6/21 - 13:12   North East Accident Repair Centres (NEARC) - carrying out a full restoration of a Mini for popular TV programme, 'Bangers and Cash'
   
28/6/21 - 13:03   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - offering subsidised Hybrid/EV Level 3 training to members to improve the shortage of EV trained techs
   
28/6/21 - 12:36   EY ITEM Club - business investment forecast to grow 7.1% in 2021 and 10.5% in 2022
   
28/6/21 - 12:22   Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro - the ultimate "no rules" hypercar features ultra-lightweight carbon fibre bodywork
   
28/6/21 - 12:21   Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro - the ultimate "no rules" hypercar features ultra-lightweight carbon fibre bodywork
   
28/6/21 - 12:14   EZ Street Asphalt - "a greener solution to potholes"
   
28/6/21 - 12:04   Car-O-Liner - new CDS 35 compact double scissor multi-lift for damage diagnosis, cosmetic dent repair and mechanical checks
   
28/6/21 - 11:54   JATO Dynamics - Volkswagen Group secures second highest monthly market share in Europe since 2001
   
28/6/21 - 11:39   Covéa - Iotatech’s new Policy Platform with Covéa Insurance (the new motor product from Vitality) goes live
   
28/6/21 - 11:05   Councils outside London to have new road enforcement powers from December
   
28/6/21 - 10:58   FSB - small businesses urge gov to intervene before Thurs when business support measures which are set to wind up (18 days before 'unlock')
   
28/6/21 - 10:47   More than half of the UK’s estimated 11m garages are not used to park cars in them... mostly because they’re too full of household junk
   
28/6/21 - 10:31   Ford - extends FORDLiive to CV fleet customers in the UK with the introduction of Ford Telematics Essentials
   
28/6/21 - 08:43   Lookers - trading update: outlook for 2021 results is "significantly ahead of current expectations"
   
28/6/21 - 08:01   Motorists urged NOT to wait for used car prices to settle down - 5 most popular models cost cost 22.6% more since January
   
25/6/21 - 14:09   46 people are driving on the UK’s roads, even though they have collected more than 30 penalty points on their licence
   
25/6/21 - 13:59   Glass's - used car market: retail days to sell return to pre-COVID levels; unprecedented market strength expected
   
25/6/21 - 13:55   IMS - announces "highly-configurable" mileage-based telematics: Try Per Mile
   
25/6/21 - 13:38   Marshall Motor Holdings - Group Chief Exec, Daksh Gupta's highlights from today's trading update
   
25/6/21 - 13:26   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production up 2.2% on pre-pandemic levels
   
25/6/21 - 13:23   By Bits - insurers need to engage with drivers and price more fairly or they face "becoming obsolete"
   
25/6/21 - 12:49   HSE - COVID spot checks and inspections continue as lifting of restrictions are delayed
   
25/6/21 - 12:25   HMG Paints - award duo for Manchester based family business & the UK’s largest independent paint manufacturer
   
25/6/21 - 12:08   InAutomotive (ABP Recommended Business Services) article - top automotive industry trends for 2021
   
25/6/21 - 11:58   Competition and Markets Authority - to investigate Amazon and Google over fake reviews
   
25/6/21 - 11:50   Climate Change Committee (UK’s independent adviser on tackling climate change) - "time is running out for realistic climate commitments"
   
25/6/21 - 10:43   Consumer Intelligence Car Insurance Price Index - motor insurance premiums down 8.4% in the last 12 months to average £779
   
25/6/21 - 10:34   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - Rob Holdcroft (former TPS Operations Manager) appointed as Head of Fleet, replacing Claire English
   
25/6/21 - 10:21   European Parliament - e-bikes and motorsports not obliged to have motor insurance
   
25/6/21 - 10:14   Ducati - new maintenance section on the MyDucati app stores all routine maintenance carried out within official Ducati network
   
25/6/21 - 09:25   Mercedes-Benz USA - personal information of nearly 1,000 customers and potential buyers "inadvertently made accessible" via cloud storage
   
25/6/21 - 09:11   SMMT - global pandemic supply shortages impacts car production (May 2021 -52.6% on May 2019); 1 in 5 cars built in 2021 are AFV
   
25/6/21 - 08:51   Logistics business seeking bodyshop in Liverpool to do annual £120,000 of "fleet commercial vehicle repairs"
   
25/6/21 - 07:15   Marshall Motor Holdings - "group expects to report an exceptionally strong first half performance in both profit and cash generation "
   
24/6/21 - 14:24   R&R Autos Bodyshop – Basingstoke bodyshop celebrates 50th anniversary
   
24/6/21 - 14:14   Volvo Cars - fully electric successor to XC90 (2022) will include LiDAR technology and AI-driven supercomputer as standard
   
24/6/21 - 14:05   Department for Transport - pandemic drives 'fatal and serious collisions' down by more than a fifth (22%) compared to 2019
   
24/6/21 - 13:38   Xpress Vehicle Solutions - Craig Tibbetts, Adam ‘Stan’ Wright & James Smith are fundraising for Oxfordshire Mind
   
24/6/21 - 13:30   Local Motors (3d-printed, electric, autonomous shuttle, 'Olli') - expand Protean Electric partnership with 3-year $7.3m (£5.2m) deal
   
24/6/21 - 13:13   Silverstone - Formula 1 British Grand Prix to go ahead on 18 July with full 140,000 crowd as part of govt Event Research Programme (ERP)
   
24/6/21 - 13:05   Stellantis UK - signs Armed Forces Covenant; serving & former Armed Forces trained as technicians and in aftersales management
   
24/6/21 - 12:41   Fixter - launches UK’s first Virtual Mechanic Diagnostic Consultation for "time-poor" car owners
   
24/6/21 - 12:21   CarGurus - UK drivers love ADAS but not yet ready for "fully-autonomous vehicles "
   
24/6/21 - 12:12   LV= General Insurance - appoints legal claims panel (Minster Law and Lyons Davidson) following review
   
24/6/21 - 12:05   Motorpoint - relocating Vehicle Preparation Centre to new site in Motherwell; will have the capacity to process 20,000 vehicles a year
   
24/6/21 - 11:30   IMI article - "Let’s get a new generation excited about automotive"
   
24/6/21 - 11:19   FactMR - China accounts for nearly 60% global electric vehicle sales
   
24/6/21 - 10:52   PPG - continue sponsorship of Williams Racing; 18th consecutive year as Official Supplier to the UK-based F1 team
   
24/6/21 - 10:41   Power-TEC - fully adjustable headlight beam setter from Power-TEC features digital light meter as standard
   
24/6/21 - 10:37   Tracker - appoints Steve Whittaker (32 yrs as Detective Chief Inspector in Leicestershire and South Yorkshire) as Police Liaison Manager
   
24/6/21 - 10:13   Ford - link up with By Miles, pay-per-mile-driven insurer, as UK motorists travel 550 million miles less per week due to working from home
   
24/6/21 - 00:08   Autopromotec - organisers confirm show will take place in Bologna from Wed 25th to Sat 28th May 2022
   
23/6/21 - 14:11   Auto Windscreens - golf ‘marathon’ raises in excess of £9,000 for Prostate Cancer UK
   
23/6/21 - 14:08   Aviva - employee life satisfaction has dropped 10% since the start of the pandemic
   
23/6/21 - 14:01   AA, commenting on IPPR report - "question whether some of the aspirations in this report are affordable, achievable or desirable"
   
23/6/21 - 13:49   IoD and Open Data Institute (ODI) - upskilling a generation of directors in data literacy is key for businesses in a post-pandemic world
   
23/6/21 - 13:43   Fix Auto Bradford South - helps out local cricketer at Illingworth St Mary Cricket Club (which the bodyshop sponsors) who smashed windscreen
   
23/6/21 - 12:21   BCA - average LCV values accelerate at BCA in May, up 3.8% (£346) month-on-month
   
23/6/21 - 12:14   Carpenters Group - joins the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) as a Supplier Member
   
23/6/21 - 12:05   IPPR - current approach to decarbonising transport could see a 28% increase in car in use by 2050 and 11% increase in traffic
   
23/6/21 - 11:45   LKQ ECP - comprehensive range of Starline electrical components (ignition coils, EGR valves and engine sensors) & wiper blades
   
23/6/21 - 11:38   ACIS - bodyshops can order stock automatically on a tablet & manage paint & consumables with new order fulfilment system
   
23/6/21 - 11:28   Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance UK - develop two connected motor fleet insurance products with UK insurtech, Flock
   
23/6/21 - 11:04   What Car investigation - c14% vehicles with MOT pass should have failed as test sites missed defects, representing more than 2.9m vehicles
   
23/6/21 - 10:45   Copart - Q&A with Rachael Martindale, Copart's first female engineer, achieved IMI Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA) qualification early 2021
   
23/6/21 - 10:29   Auto Trader - Mercedes-Benz GLA remains UK’s fastest selling used car
   
23/6/21 - 10:11   AX - road traffic returns to normality after plummeting to 1960s levels during lockdown
   
23/6/21 - 09:40   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - helps find the next-generation of tradespeople as apprenticeships hit five-year low
   
23/6/21 - 09:35   British Coatings Federation (BCF) - major crisis in coatings industry with supply issues and price increases of raw materials
   
23/6/21 - 09:24   IMS (opinion piece) - insurance will shift from “detect and repair” to “predict and prevent” (McKinsey)
   
23/6/21 - 09:11   Vertu - trading update: "tightening of new vehicle supply, largely reflecting component shortages is increasingly apparent"
   
23/6/21 - 09:07   Anexo Group (inc DAMS and Bond Turner) - considering takeover offer from asset management firm DBAY Advisors.
   
22/6/21 - 14:15   Autovista - BEVs are safe, but technician and first-responder training is needed
   
22/6/21 - 14:10   DVLA - online driving licence renewals for over 70s "soar" as 6 out of 10 now go online
   
22/6/21 - 14:05   Caura - vehicle management platform raises $4.2m (£3m) seed round inc from JLR' InMotion, to boost B2B offering for VMs
   
22/6/21 - 13:57   insurethebox - provides protected No Claim Discount at no extra cost to help combat high car insurance costs for young drivers
   
22/6/21 - 13:53   Highways England - businesses can try electric vehicles for free for 2 months before they buy
   
22/6/21 - 13:45   Europcar Mobility Group UK - urges businesses to avoid the 'perfect storm' of new vehicle shortages and rising used prices
   
22/6/21 - 13:39   NBRA - Greener Bodyshop Awards: Thursday 9 September 2021 at West Midlands Safari Park
   
22/6/21 - 13:33   Guidewire Software (insurer platform) - relationship between UK customers and general insurers "still has room for enhancement"
   
22/6/21 - 13:20   BCA - innovative use of Robotic Process Automation frees up BCA's staff to support customers
   
22/6/21 - 12:43   Lightfoot - helps furniture retailer cut van insurance claims by half and reduce vehicle wear and tear costs
   
22/6/21 - 12:29   IFED and esure - Kevin Ryan, George Stevens, Paul Keenan & Daniel Keenan (father & son, cousin & mate) sentenced for £27k Crash for Cash
   
22/6/21 - 12:19   Alfa Romeo - ex SEAT designer, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, appointed Head of Alfa Romeo Design
   
22/6/21 - 12:07   Axalta - fully automated paint mixing with Daisy Wheel 3.0 will be available beginning in September 2021
   
22/6/21 - 11:58   Constellation (webuyanycar, BCA & cinch) - acquires Rockingham racetrack to create 500 new jobs and open a new academy for mechanics
   
22/6/21 - 11:39   SYNETIQ - invests in new software technology to reduce carbon footprint
   
22/6/21 - 11:24   Dealers who use cap hpi will also be told if the vehicle has a Tracker stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) device
   
22/6/21 - 11:05   ABP Post Lockdown Networking Event (NEW DATE) Thursday 19 August *** limited spaces available ***
   
22/6/21 - 10:30   handl - new bundled 'Engage' solution helps insurers settle motor claims quickly & reduce threat from long-dated injury claims
   
21/6/21 - 19:45   Goodwood - confirm Festival of Speed (8-11 July) to go ahead as planned; it will now be part of the govt Events Research Programme (ERP)
   
21/6/21 - 14:59   Cambridge Mobile Telematics - acquires TrueMotion
   
21/6/21 - 14:41   Average driver pays £628 per year for their car insurance, but those with red cars could be paying 10% more (£690)
   
21/6/21 - 14:16   NBRA Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) survey Results
   
21/6/21 - 14:12   Private parking firms issue 12,000 tickets a day - despite "collapse" in car travel
   
21/6/21 - 14:06   ECA Business Energy - carbon neutral business champions sign as Gold Corporate Partner to Trend Tracker
   
21/6/21 - 14:02   BMW UK - Graeme Grieve, CEO, to retire next month after 6 years in the job; replacement is Chris Brownridge, current sales director
   
21/6/21 - 13:52   Volkswagen - partnership with Siemens to use new 3D printing process in vehicle production
   
21/6/21 - 13:28   Ben: World Wellbeing Week - Ben has pulled together 5 top tips to help you improve & boost your wellbeing
   
21/6/21 - 13:26   ERS Insurance - 3 taxi drivers - Jawed Iqbal, Muhammad Naheem, Qasim Iqbal - convicted of fraud for £63,000 false personal injury claim
   
21/6/21 - 13:18   Which? - catalytic converter thefts surge more than 100%
   
21/6/21 - 12:43   Porsche - invests "high double-digit million amount" in a factory for high-performance battery cells
   
21/6/21 - 12:18   Volvo Car Group - new joint venture with Swedish battery company, Northvolt to join forces in battery development and production
   
21/6/21 - 12:09   BLM Law blog - motor insurance: what does “stolen” actually mean?
   
21/6/21 - 11:42   Audi - will not launch any new cars with petrol, diesel or hybrid engines after 2026
   
21/6/21 - 11:29   Peterborough MP, Paul Bristow - calls for HIS OWN driving ban and wants to continue campaigning for tougher speeding measures
   
21/6/21 - 11:18   SMMT - UK needs to install 700 charge points daily to support the increase in demand for EVs (currently, the rate is c42 per day)
   
21/6/21 - 11:17   Cox Automotive - warn that parts shortages of rubber, aluminium and semi-conductor components will hit new car production for rest of 2021
   
21/6/21 - 11:10   Petrol is now more than 22p a litre more expensive than a year ago – the biggest 12-month increase seen for 11 years
   
21/6/21 - 11:04   Beta Group - new 2-in-1 bodyshop spraybooth extract filter, 'DuplexPro', made from recycled plastics
   
21/6/21 - 10:32   Vizion Network - partners with Apollo Motor Group, AutoFlow, Balgores, Pure and WRC sponsor 18-year-old racer Kiern Jewiss
   
21/6/21 - 09:41   "UK firms facing worst staffing shortages in 20 years" - says The Mirror; £20hr for vegetable pickers; hospitality salaries up 18%
   
18/6/21 - 18:06   Goodwood Festival of Speed (8 - 11 July) - still awaiting government clearance to hold event as planned
   
18/6/21 - 14:15   Porsche Cars Great Britain - Sarah Simpson (ex Bentley) appointed as Chief Executive Officer
   
18/6/21 - 14:13   Aviva - Stuart Wright, Aviva’s property and facilities director, wins Living Wage lifetime achievement award
   
18/6/21 - 14:02   TUC - Working-class jobs have less access to homeworking, and flexible hours are more likely to be refused
   
18/6/21 - 13:10   British Motor Show (19-22 August) - confirms ‘Mum and Dad’s Cars’ display on the eve of Father’s Day
   
18/6/21 - 12:57   DVLA - 1,000 personalised registrations for sale inc: 440 A (reserve £2,500) and 84 DAD (£1,200)
   
18/6/21 - 12:32   cinch - expanding former Cazoo vehicle preparation site in Corby to handle 30,000+ cars per annum exclusively for cinch
   
18/6/21 - 12:15   PPG colleague, Natasha Ram, & PPG's Architectural Coatings site at Birstall - supporting local vaccination initiatives
   
18/6/21 - 11:37   CBI Economic Forecast - UK economy back to pre-COVID level by end of year; GDP growth of 8.2% expected this year, 6.1% in 2022
   
18/6/21 - 11:22   Auto Trader - strongest ever used car sales performance recorded in May...
   
18/6/21 - 11:17   TTC - road safety training company helps Reading Council launch School Streets initiative (roads outside school temp closed 2x a day)
   
18/6/21 - 10:46   Government - £3,000 incentive payment for taking on an apprentice between 1 April and 30 September 2021
   
18/6/21 - 10:32   Fix Auto Yeovil - new bodyshop from brothers Terry and Chris Clemens (Fix Auto Portsmouth, Bournemouth & Isle of Wight) to open in August
   
18/6/21 - 10:17   SYNETIQ - donates £2,000 to local Doncaster community sports club, Highfields Amateur Boxing Club
   
18/6/21 - 09:19   Tractable - AI company now valued at $1 Billion in latest $60 million fund raising; revenue up 600% in past 24 months
   
17/6/21 - 14:03   Repairify (asTech) - acquires Mobile Tech RX (mobile collision workflow, repair order processing and data capture)
   
17/6/21 - 14:00   Auto Royale Waddesdon - concours show at Waddesdon Manor from 16 - 18 July has been cancelled for 2021
   
17/6/21 - 13:51   British Motor Show - will go ahead as planned at Farnborough International from Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 August 2021
   
17/6/21 - 13:38   Car-O-Liner - Daimler has approved the new CDR 1 cosmetic dent repair workstation
   
17/6/21 - 13:36   Retro CarFest - event at Bicester Heritage on 13-15 August is cancelled for 2021; CarFest North and South to go ahead as planned
   
17/6/21 - 13:17   Dacia - snazzy new visual identity symbolises Dacia’s move into a new era
   
17/6/21 - 13:04   Highway Code turns 90 - six in 10 want update to EV advice
   
17/6/21 - 12:43   Trading Standards - made c1.3 million COVID-19 secure and business compliance checks across the UK
   
17/6/21 - 12:20   IRG - new Express Vehicle Repair promo video shows step-by-step repair journey... check it out!
   
17/6/21 - 12:05   Bentley - announces Richard Leopold as new Regional Director for UK, Middle East, Africa and India
   
17/6/21 - 11:26   Markerstudy - Paul Chalfont (ex LV= and BGL) joins as Broker Manager
   
17/6/21 - 11:14   Skills and Post 16 Education Bill – IMI Statement: "evolution of automotive technologies requires significantly different skill sets"
   
17/6/21 - 11:01   ONS - workforce on furlough fell from around 20% in late January to 7% in late May 2021
   
17/6/21 - 10:52   Half of drivers say they’re paying too much for insurance given how little they’ve been driving
   
17/6/21 - 10:05   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - £655 million repair bill for broken wing mirrors
   
17/6/21 - 09:56   Mazda - advanced safety technologies with Mazda Co-Pilot Concept introduction & by 2030 1 in 4 Mazdas to be full electric
   
17/6/21 - 09:35   AA - 74% public surveyed say drivers can get away with motoring offences due to lack of police
   
17/6/21 - 09:29   World’s first flying racing car makes historic first flights - inc LiDAR and RADAR driven ‘virtual forcefields’ and advanced materials
   
16/6/21 - 17:51   Vehicle Electrification Expo - due to take place at the NEC on 7 & 8 July 2021, postponed to June 2022
   
16/6/21 - 14:12   Glass's - YTD registrations volume sits 42.5% ahead of last year
   
16/6/21 - 13:57   Trend Tracker - adds access to 2019 and 2020 Car Body Repair Market reports to subscription model
   
16/6/21 - 13:46   Wagonex (vehicle subscription firm) - lead times increasing from around six weeks to nine months on some factory order vehicles
   
16/6/21 - 13:27   AF Accident Repair Centre - West Midlands-based bodyshop gains Hyundai approval
   
16/6/21 - 13:07   Car Wash Association (CWA) - endorse the government’s decision to establish a single enforcement body
   
16/6/21 - 12:42   Covéa - launch ‘VitalityCar’ insurance with health & rewards service, Vitality
   
16/6/21 - 12:19   Drivers who pass their test 1st time have fewest accidents (comment below with just your name & how many tests it took you to pass!)
   
16/6/21 - 12:05   USA: Polestar 3 - electric performance SUV to be manufactured in the USA
   
16/6/21 - 11:51   Fix Auto West Hampstead, Fix Auto High Wycombe and Fix Auto Hoddesdo - gain retail grant support after 9-month battle
   
16/6/21 - 11:32   Mobilize (part of Renault Group) - partners with German start-up to manufacture multi-purpose energy systems with second life batteries
   
16/6/21 - 11:11   carwow - acquires used car buying platform, Wizzle
   
16/6/21 - 11:00   What Car? - nearly a third of new car buyers have swapped for the used market
   
16/6/21 - 10:39   61% of UK drivers believe they are ‘COVID Drivers’ with car accidents increasing sharply by 22% over the late May Bank Holiday
   
16/6/21 - 09:56   BMW Group - starts to test near-standard vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell drive train in everyday conditions on European roads
   
16/6/21 - 09:40   IAM RoadSmart - 4 million drivers have fallen asleep behind the wheel
   
16/6/21 - 09:01   Government - to extend the ban on commercial evictions introduced during the pandemic until 2022 says Sky News report
   
16/6/21 - 07:29   UK inflation rate - CPI rose sharply to 2.1% for the 12 months to May 2021; RPI rose to 3.3%
   
15/6/21 - 14:31   Nissan - starts production of new Qashqai in Sunderland and offers skills experience to every schoolchild in North East England
   
15/6/21 - 14:21   Stellantis - launches UK’s first multi-brand manufacturer approved-used programme with SPOTiCAR
   
15/6/21 - 14:18   SYNETIQ - achieves Carbon Literacy Accreditation
   
15/6/21 - 14:09   SsangYong - production of the first pure-EV to be named the Korando e-Motion with the launch in Europe set for October
   
15/6/21 - 13:58   EMaC - automotive aftersales partner promotes Laura Cartwright to the role of Operations Director
   
15/6/21 - 13:52   Jaguar Land Rover - developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the new Land Rover Defender
   
15/6/21 - 13:45   Under 35s are struggling the most with home working; feeling more isolated, stressed and overworked
   
15/6/21 - 13:01   Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) - roadmap delay could lead to “a further rash of business closures”
   
15/6/21 - 12:55   Motorpoint - completes largest-ever commercial vehicle fleet sale; 40 Ford Transit Custom vans delivered to M&J Evans Construction
   
15/6/21 - 12:50   TUC - "Ministers must extend furlough in line with restrictions" (c3 million people are still on furlough)
   
15/6/21 - 12:36   ONS - latest figures suggest that the jobs market is showing signs of recovery
   
15/6/21 - 12:27   FIVA - global survey of 55,000 historic vehicle enthusiasts reveals each spends an average of €3,800 per year on insurance and repairs
   
15/6/21 - 12:14   Everything Auto of Dudley - body repairer joins the recently launched Garage Buying Group (GBG)
   
15/6/21 - 11:57   Pronto Express Accident Repair Centre - Nottingham bodyshop open for business!
   
15/6/21 - 11:41   Science Focus article - 'Electric cars: What can we do with the growing number of dead batteries?'
   
15/6/21 - 10:48   Laser Tools - sturdy, weighted wing cover protects vehicle paintwork
   
15/6/21 - 10:33   Autocar - Hannah Denton from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles named as the 'Great Women: Rising Star 2021' winner
   
15/6/21 - 09:28   Symach - bodyshop 'super tech' team celebrates 20th anniversary with 'inventing the future' timeline
   
14/6/21 - 14:14   IRG - two teams of four have completed the DAWN TO DUSK - RACE THE SUN CHALLENGE
   
14/6/21 - 14:08   Trend Tracker - signs of this ‘Summer spike’ as repair volumes look to be improving in June, with 57,779 so far (as at Sunday 13 June)
   
14/6/21 - 13:52   3M - bodyshops can request a FREE 3M Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Poster and also receive a 3M branded polo shirt
   
14/6/21 - 13:47   Vertu Motors - face shareholder backlash over £200,000 bonus for ceo despite cutting 345 jobs and taking £36m in government support
   
14/6/21 - 13:33   SMART Bodyshop Solutions - new SMART Bodyshop Solutions Exeter site
   
14/6/21 - 13:28   Saga - trading update: insurance business makes further progress against key metrics; reduced motor claims frequency continues
   
14/6/21 - 13:28   Weekend traffic levels in Britain are now at 113% of pre-pandemic figures - weekdays are at 104%
   
14/6/21 - 13:20   Saga - appoint Steve Kingshott as CEO of Insurance; he is currently CEO of Tesco Underwriting and Chief Insurance Officer at Tesco Bank
   
14/6/21 - 13:12   Nationwide information campaign on the introduction of E10 petrol launched - ahead of Sept introduction
   
14/6/21 - 12:58   The Geneva Association - 88% consumers who interacted with their insurer during the pandemic "had a positive experience"
   
14/6/21 - 12:51   Industrial action at DVLA: Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June - members of the PCS union at the DVLA strike over COVID-19 safety concerns
   
14/6/21 - 12:33   Ben - Men’s Health Week, and this year we are sharing information on prostate cancer
   
14/6/21 - 11:47   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - PRA endorse public education campaign ahead of e10 petrol introduction
   
14/6/21 - 11:44   Positive signs of recovery in the labour market - furlough rates falling & vacancies recover to pre-crisis levels
   
14/6/21 - 11:31   Polestar UK - now offers customers access to 100 service points (via Volvo Cars network)
   
14/6/21 - 11:12   Activate Accident Repair - CEO Victoria Turner confirms commitment to inclusivity by joining Automotive 30% Club
   
14/6/21 - 10:53   Rail pass for “staycationers” - encouraging domestic tourists to get around the country by rail not road
   
14/6/21 - 10:46   RAC - 2021 set to be second ‘staycation’ summer; 43% drivers already have firm plans for a UK staycation
   
14/6/21 - 10:46   RAC - 2021 set to be second ‘staycation’ summer; 43% drivers already have firm plans for a UK staycation
   
14/6/21 - 10:05   New car registrations up almost eightfold - fleet market recovering faster than retail; BEV and Hybrid outperform diesel
   
14/6/21 - 10:00   Sustainability is important to SMEs (91%) but 40% do not understand impact of net zero
   
14/6/21 - 09:13   PMD Business Finance - provides bodyshops with access to cash through 'Cash Advance'
   
14/6/21 - 09:00   BVRLA - vehicle supply issues risk recovery, says fleet industry
   
14/6/21 - 08:49   The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - EU steel import decision "disregards interests of auto sector"
   
11/6/21 - 13:54   CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors - sponsor New Driver NI’s ‘Touch The Car’ Competition
   
11/6/21 - 13:32   Apollo Vredestein - only 43% of motorists were aware of the tyre’s independent ratings for grip, efficiency and noise
   
11/6/21 - 13:21   XL Motors - explains why the bodyshop invested in ADAS calibration kit to XL Motors' customers
   
11/6/21 - 12:58   Hagerty - 196 unexceptionally average cars added to Hagerty Price Guide "sought-after" list as Austin Allegros outperforms Jaguar E-Types
   
11/6/21 - 11:49   Petrol price at two-year high - diesel at 18-month high
   
11/6/21 - 11:40   EY - UK motor insurers post *record 2020 results due 28% drop in the number of motor claims* but expect to make losses in 2021 and 2022
   
11/6/21 - 11:07   Direct Line - third UK lockdown produces wave of start-ups
   
11/6/21 - 11:00   Consumer Intelligence - are e-scooters the next big thing?
   
11/6/21 - 10:49   Mission Motorsport - sets EV hypermile record (475.4 miles) with ENSO’s range extending EV tyres
   
11/6/21 - 10:43   The B7 (in the UK, the CBI, plus business organisations from each of the G7 nations) - write to the G7 to work with industry
   
11/6/21 - 10:30   Drive My Career - launches ‘supercharge me’ to foster positive discussions on apprentices’ wellbeing
   
11/6/21 - 09:49   OECD - UK sees largest annual fall in YOY GDP growth in G20 area
   
11/6/21 - 09:24   Covéa Insurance blog - "The importance of empathy for vulnerable customers" by Vicki Heslop, Head of Customer Experience
   
11/6/21 - 09:16   SMEs are leaving themselves exposed to cyber attacks Aviva research shows - 86% have no cyber cover
   
11/6/21 - 09:03   BCA & Lex Autolease - announce renewal of five-year Outsourced Remarketing Contract, one of the largest volume contracts in the auto sector
   
10/6/21 - 14:33   PPG - completes acquisition of Nordic paint and coatings company, Tikkurila
   
10/6/21 - 14:18   Copart - work underway in Bristol to develop environmentally friendly office blueprint for network of Copart Super Centres
   
10/6/21 - 13:55   BookMyGarage - prestige brands have the highest MOT pass rates, with Ferrari coming out on top
   
10/6/21 - 13:46   Trend Tracker - repair volumes in May were 73% pre-COVID levels (static vs 72% in April 2021)
   
10/6/21 - 13:01   Wrisk - insurtech appoints three specialists in the automotive B2B2C insurance sector
   
10/6/21 - 12:12   ABP Club Recommended Business Services: m3 Networks - free Manchester Digital Automotive Event in July
   
10/6/21 - 11:57   LKQ Euro Car Parts - five key areas of vehicle health to help repairers capitalise on seasonal demand for air-con and tyre care
   
10/6/21 - 11:43   Unipart - wins five-year aftermarket parts logistics contract for Jaguar Land Rover's Global Parts Centre
   
10/6/21 - 10:48   LAST 4 BALL AVAILABLE! ABP Charity Golf Day North (Weds 8 Sept) and ABP Charity Golf Day Midlands (Tues 5 Oct) - book now
   
10/6/21 - 10:23   Hills Group - appoints Jason Bishop (ex Synetiq) and Christopher Barnes (Yodel and Quickco) to senior management team
   
10/6/21 - 10:08   Association of Fleet Professionals & the BVRLA - fleet industry calls for review of the Advisory Electricity Rate for EVs
   
10/6/21 - 09:33   Ford - the car that lets you know it's being broken into, via your smartphone
   
10/6/21 - 09:25   Polestar 1 - Volvo's premium electric performance car brand is the first car that can be bought with art (£134,000 worth)
   
09/6/21 - 20:26   Toyota GB, QBE Insurance and ITAS - working together on skills training for the Toyota Approved Repairer network
   
09/6/21 - 14:20   Direct Line - medium-sized cars such as the VW Golf, Ford Focus or Audi A3 are the most popular vehicles across all age groups
   
09/6/21 - 14:07   UK adults spent more time online than other European countries during pandemic
   
09/6/21 - 13:50   WMS Group - motorhome registrations are up 71% year-on-year between 2019 and 2020
   
09/6/21 - 13:47   Farécla – new chemistries boost performance of Farécla’s premium G3 Wax
   
09/6/21 - 13:43   Plunky’s All Stars football match - £14,496 (including gift aid) raised - enough to fund four transplants
   
09/6/21 - 13:26   PixelPaint - uses inkjet head tech to directly apply high resolution two-tone or individualized designs to a car body in a single pass
   
09/6/21 - 13:04   Renault Group - creates Renault ElectriCity: the largest EV production centre in Europe; to build 400k vehicles per year by 2025
   
09/6/21 - 12:50   Aviva - 1/5 cyclists have been injured on their bike, 1/10 said they had experienced an accident with a car
   
09/6/21 - 12:27   Ageas article in AFT Professional - "we empower our repairers to make the right decisions on the repairing"
   
09/6/21 - 12:02   Aviva survey - "is the four-day week the next big trend for mid-life workers?"
   
09/6/21 - 11:49   Ecotricity - completes Electric Highway sale to GRIDSERVE, who said it will radically transform the experience of using EVs
   
09/6/21 - 11:37   What Car? - online buying set to remain despite showrooms now being fully open
   
09/6/21 - 11:27   Allianz - chooses three local charities to benefit from its ‘Community Fund’ pledge
   
09/6/21 - 10:38   Kwik Fit - more than a quarter of a million more cars taken off the road during pandemic
   
09/6/21 - 10:34   AA - launches EV insurance to cover top five EV insurance concerns
   
09/6/21 - 10:27   INDASA Abrasive UK - cyclists take to the roads of the UK to help raise funds for AutoRaise in a two-stage virtual ride
   
09/6/21 - 10:17   SEAT - one in four drivers are now more nervous behind the wheel following a year of lockdowns
   
08/6/21 - 19:00   Automechanika BIRMINGHAM - cancel June 2022 show due to Automechanika Frankfurt in Sept 2022; next Birmingham show June 2023
   
08/6/21 - 14:03   HELLA - launches digital car key with ultra-wideband technology
   
08/6/21 - 13:57   The NMDA - motorcycle trailblazer apprenticeship standard back on NMDA agenda
   
08/6/21 - 13:43   Crotty Insurance - acquires Republic of Ireland-based motor fleet insurer, Martin Insurance
   
08/6/21 - 13:38   SYNETIQ’s - publishes infographic on green parts use for bodyshops, insurers and drivers
   
08/6/21 - 13:28   Post Office - business cash deposits in May totalled £824 million, up 7.2% month-on-month (£769 million, April 2021)
   
08/6/21 - 13:22   RAC - launches new warranty especially for used electric and hybrid cars
   
08/6/21 - 13:14   IAM RoadSmart - the return of traffic jams tops list of "10 driving stresses"
   
08/6/21 - 13:07   Andrew Griffith MP and Lord Redesdale launch the Carbon Battle Bus - UK’s first fully electric coach
   
08/6/21 - 13:05   Power-TEC - compact, lightweight and foldable PDR line board
   
08/6/21 - 13:02   Cromax - safe and productive electric vehicle repairs
   
08/6/21 - 12:49   TyreWatch - on the shortlist for Innovation at Motor Transport Awards
   
08/6/21 - 12:44   DAS UK - partners with Maxima to launch new personal injury scheme, launched in line with motor legal reforms
   
08/6/21 - 12:38   Switzerland: Baloise - fleet motor cover provides ADAS damage 'bolt-ons'
   
08/6/21 - 11:44   SmartDrive Systems - to showcase Video Safety Programme at ITT Hub in Farnborough (30 June – 1 July 2021)
   
08/6/21 - 11:29   Carzam - former Head of Fleet for Audi, James Buxton, appointed as Chief Commercial Officer at digital car sales platform
   
08/6/21 - 11:28   Carzam - Head of Fleet for Audi, James Buxton, appointed as Chief Commercial Officer at digital car sales platform
   
08/6/21 - 11:26   IMI - skilled EV workforce not keeping pace with new vehicle sales
   
08/6/21 - 11:23   MoneySuperMarket - UK drivers spend combined £4.2 billion a year on car maintenance such as servicing, MOTs and visits to the garage
   
08/6/21 - 11:13   AkzoNobel - two projects to install 8,000 solar panels at AkzoNobel plants in China
   
08/6/21 - 10:11   Spark EV Technology - motorists believe Government needs extra 20 years to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles
   
08/6/21 - 10:05   Solera Holdings - completes acquisitions of Omnitracs (fleet management), DealerSocket (SaaS) and eDriving (driver risk management)
   
08/6/21 - 09:34   NFU Mutual - partners with social media experts Maybe* to support SMEs to reach their local economies
   
08/6/21 - 09:16   IMS (Insurance & Mobility Solutions) article - 'How Your Business Can Make Better Use of Connected Car Data'
   
07/6/21 - 13:26   Most workers leaving furlough are returning to their previous job
   
07/6/21 - 13:13   USA: IAA - appoints Peg Burr as Senior Vice President of Product Management to strengthen product development in global car marketplace
   
07/6/21 - 12:56   ABL 1 Touch Repair Group - continues its ‘carbon Neutral’ journey with PAS 2060
   
07/6/21 - 12:34   Direct Line Group - UK's 4th largest motor insurer launches new self-serve platform for motor lines products
   
07/6/21 - 12:10   Autovista Podcast - "has the automotive industry become driven by regulations?"
   
07/6/21 - 11:59   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - comments on +289% growth in LCV sales in May
   
07/6/21 - 11:29   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance market boost in April as showrooms re-open
   
07/6/21 - 10:43   AES UK - new range of portable, lightweight electrical heating inductors for the bodyshop
   
07/6/21 - 10:28   Green Parts Specialists - support green benefits of repair over replace with body panel delivery to Cornerstone Technologies for training
   
07/6/21 - 10:20   asTech - amplifies bodyshop calibration services by remote technicians to meet demands of new Insurance Industry Requirements
   
07/6/21 - 10:00   asTech - amplifies bodyshop calibration services by remote technicians to meet demands of new Insurance Industry Requirements
   
07/6/21 - 09:39   Alfa Romeo - Beechdale Motor Group named top performing dealer in annual Retailer of the Year awards
   
04/6/21 - 18:58   IBIS - the TV Summit on Thursday 24 June 2021 will cost £195 to watch the 3 hour TV show
   
04/6/21 - 18:32   Ireland - Auto Trade Expo in Dublin postponed from Oct 2021 to May 2022 when it will combine with CV Workshop Expo
   
04/6/21 - 14:16   RMI - Steve Field and Colin Parlett resign as directors, Richard Thorogood, Roger Collison and Gordon Balmer appointed
   
04/6/21 - 14:10   CAPS - claims volumes (May 2021) at 69% pre-pandemic levels
   
04/6/21 - 14:02   SYNETIQ - World Environment Day: new all electric green parts delivery van and installation of EV charging points at its Doncaster
   
04/6/21 - 13:52   SMMT - van registrations UP 4.7% on pre-pandemic five-year average
   
04/6/21 - 12:48   Apollo Motor Group - open 16th site: Apollo Polegate in Eastbourne
   
04/6/21 - 11:42   75% SMEs use credit to pay for vehicle insurance
   
04/6/21 - 11:37   RAC - May new car sales figures "clear sign" that drivers are embracing electric
   
04/6/21 - 10:54   May makes it seven months of rising petrol prices
   
04/6/21 - 10:44   UK Government and IBM - new £210m AI and quantum computing centre to create ‘jobs of the future’
   
04/6/21 - 10:35   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - new car sales continue to recover in May
   
04/6/21 - 10:31   87% businesses currently trading - the highest proportion since comparable estimates began in June 2020
   
04/6/21 - 10:18   Vauxhall - new Vauxhall Corsa remains the UK’s best-selling new car in 2021
   
04/6/21 - 10:04   RAC - to support first electric vehicle rally to take place in England with its EV recharging system
   
04/6/21 - 10:01   Edmund King OBE, President of The AA on the Birmingham Clean Air Zone - 4 better ways of reducing inner-city car pollution
   
04/6/21 - 09:57   SMMT - May 2021 registrations up 8X on COVID-hit May 2020 but down 29% on 10-year average for the month of May
   
04/6/21 - 09:42   Solus Accident Repairs - Simon Smith, MD at Aviva owned Solus Accident Repairs, is the latest member to join the Automotive 30% club
   
04/6/21 - 09:40   Solus Accident Repairs - Simon Smith, MD at Aviva owned Solus Accident Repairs
   
04/6/21 - 09:31   Silverlake - recycled parts in high demand as race teams perform running repairs at 2021 Silverlake C1 Racing Series at Silverstone
   
03/6/21 - 14:22   Plunkys All Stars - last week's football match has (so far) raised £12,730 for the Anthony Nolan charity!
   
03/6/21 - 14:09   Aviva - organised gangs and chancers drive up insurance fraud detection rates by 10%; fraud detected on motor injury claims up 20%
   
03/6/21 - 14:00   Department for Transport (DfT) - traffic back to 98% pre-COVID levels during last week of May
   
03/6/21 - 13:36   Venson - employee mental health should be a primary concern for fleet managers as driving while tired is major contributor to road accidents
   
03/6/21 - 13:21   SYNETIQ - announces its membership of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to lower CO2 across the automotive repair sector
   
03/6/21 - 13:01   Aviva and Darwin announce five-year strategic partnership
   
03/6/21 - 12:53   BAXT - new FP10 Floor Protection solution for spraybooths
   
03/6/21 - 11:01   AW Repair Group - celebrate Long Serving Personnel
   
03/6/21 - 10:42   Nissan - EV drivers are yearly travelling over 370 miles further than petrol/diesel car users
   
03/6/21 - 10:19   Car Charging Shop - confirm partnership with electrical contractor, IDES, for all car charging installations nationwide
   
03/6/21 - 10:08   Auto Trader - average price of a used car in May was £13,973; a YoY and like-for-like increase of 8.1%
   
03/6/21 - 10:01   SEAT - introduces All-in aftercare plan; inc 2 services, 2 MOTs and 2 years’ Roadside Assistance for SEAT cars aged 3-6 years old
   
03/6/21 - 09:51   Lunaz (upcycles and converts vehicles EVs) - David Beckham invests in Silverstone-based UK electric vehicle company
   
03/6/21 - 09:40   Activate Accident Repair - opens flagship Warrington centre (Activate's largest site to date) as part of UK-wide expansion
   
03/6/21 - 08:43   LV= - motor claim volumes increased by 30% in May as Brits went back to work; Monday 24 May was highest day for claims since November 2020
   
02/6/21 - 12:50   RMB Motor Group - multi-site dealer with RMB Accident Repair Centre in Yarm with multi-approvals acquired by Stoneacre
   
02/6/21 - 12:37   Lloyds Bank (press release) re: Fix Auto Mid Devon funding - £200,000 to fund new repair centre in Newton Abbot
   
02/6/21 - 12:29   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - Rob Smale, NED at e2e says "if I were a claims director now… "
   
02/6/21 - 12:15   Birmingham City Council - drivers have a two-week grace period before they have to pay daily fee
   
02/6/21 - 12:09   Car Charging Shop (part of Grove Group) - "unprecedented demand" for services which include EV charging purchase and installation advice
   
02/6/21 - 11:44   Driving the Future 2021 survey - insight into transport habits of the future
   
02/6/21 - 11:07   UK Select ARC – two-site bodyshop business (Ross-on-Wye and Ludlow) now carbon-neutral with PAS 2060
   
02/6/21 - 10:51   ACIS - GB Refinish Supplies signs as 9th ACIS distribution partner
   
02/6/21 - 10:44   Volkswagen Group UK - announces the appointment of Sylvain Charbonnier as its new Aftersales Director
   
02/6/21 - 10:28   Audi UK - launches new EV&me mobile app; helps track journeys and daily mileage
   
02/6/21 - 10:20   Mycardirect - launches flexible van subscription service, Myvandirect
   
02/6/21 - 10:16   e2e - introduces ‘Live Chat’ to complement existing communication channels
   
02/6/21 - 09:39   Copart Automotive - Copart's specialist remarketing division becomes approved partner of the Independent Motor Dealers Association (IMDA)
   
01/6/21 - 23:53   Pendragon - puts 250 of its 400 accountants in a redundancy consultation a few days after awarding a £413,000 bonus to CEO Bill Breman
   
01/6/21 - 23:41   EXCLUSIVE: Steer Automotive Group - acquire Bennett's (Scotland) Ltd taking the Steer business to 15 sites
   
01/6/21 - 13:48   ACSO (Association of Consumer Support Organisations) - comments on the launch of the OIC Portal on 31 May
   
01/6/21 - 13:45   Fix Auto Newton Abbot - Fix Auto Mid Devon owner Louise Woolacott and her daughters Erika and Alena open new site
   
01/6/21 - 13:37   Solera - French bodyshop network Five Star (525 bodyshops) rolls out Solera Qapter AI estimating system
   
01/6/21 - 13:25   Auto Trader - Jaguar I-PACE crowned ‘New Car of the Year’
   
01/6/21 - 13:18   ABI - the Official Injury Claims Portal is "a big win" for consumers
   
01/6/21 - 12:47   Honcho - car and van insurance marketplace launches Business Services Marketplace
   
01/6/21 - 12:37   MIB - official announcement on the 'Official Injury Claim' launch
   
01/6/21 - 12:32   Radford - appoints Dan Burge (ex Lotus) as CEO
   
01/6/21 - 12:01   Tracker - caravan and motorhome thefts up in 2020 and set to continue in 2021
   
01/6/21 - 11:44   ACIS - CEO Graham O’Neill to retire 21 years after starting up the repair supply distribution business from his spare bedroom
   
01/6/21 - 11:17   Solus Accident Repairs - opens site in Castleford, West Yorkshire today (Tues); second Solus accident repair centre to open in 2021
   
01/6/21 - 10:57   Glass’s - supply challenges in the new market continue to disrupt the used LCV sector and drive prices up
   
01/6/21 - 10:45   Axalta - launches new Syrox colour retrieval app designed to offer refinishers more flexibility in the bodyshop
   
01/6/21 - 09:35   Solus Accident Repairs - opens site in Castleford, West Yorkshire today (Tues); second Solus accident repair centre to open in 2021
   
01/6/21 - 09:27   ERS - accelerates build out with product expansion to be "diverse, multi-line (re)insurer"
   
01/6/21 - 09:21   Allianz Partners - boosts electric vehicle (EV) assistance offer with BeNomad’s ev-Move solution to locate nearby EV charging stations
   
01/6/21 - 09:16   Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance (HCVA) - 100k+ skilled UK jobs at risk as red tape threatens to strangle classic vehicle trade
   
01/6/21 - 09:06   Block Exemption - EC publishes its evaluation; independent repairers need access to spare parts, tools, training, technical information
   
01/6/21 - 09:00   Kia (4th largest VM approved bodyshop network) - launches new Online Service Booking platform
   
01/6/21 - 08:53   AA: Clean Air Zone will hit 100,000 car owners - Birmingham launches the first of city Clean Air Zones today (Tues 1 June)
   
01/6/21 - 08:15   RSA - from today is a private company (no longer on the stock Exchange); chairman (Martin Scicluna) and CEO (Stephen Hester) resign
   
01/6/21 - 00:33   Whiplash reforms - government says motorists will save £1 billion a year (£35 per motor policy) due to new reforms in force from 31 May 2021
   
30/5/21 - 19:09   Geneva Motor Show - to return after 2-year absence in February 2022
   
28/5/21 - 14:13   Artis Accident Care - Stephen Murray (ex AD Williams / Halo / Volkswagen Group) joins as Operations Manager
   
28/5/21 - 12:58   USA: GEICO - partners with Tractable to accelerate accident recovery with AI that assesses vehicle damage "in seconds"
   
28/5/21 - 12:53   Trend Tracker - Consumer Intelligence, NBRA, Thatcham Research, the SMMT & Solera Audatex confirmed as 'Data and Insight Partners'
   
28/5/21 - 12:36   RAC - exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road
   
28/5/21 - 12:28   Citizens Advice - responds to FCA announcement on loyalty penalty in motor insurance market, 2 years after it made the $4bn super-complaint
   
28/5/21 - 12:19   Birmingham launched its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) on Tuesday 1 June - BVRLA asks "are drivers ready"?
   
28/5/21 - 12:11   The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) - mentoring for companies in Berks, Bucks, Cambs, Essex, Herts, Leics, Northants, Oxon and Warks
   
28/5/21 - 12:01   The "tussle" between Apple, Google and VMs for driver data - in-car tech guru, Tom Blackie, Founder and CEO, VNC Automotive
   
28/5/21 - 11:28   FCA - new rules mean motor renewal quotes must not be more expensive than they would be for new customers
   
28/5/21 - 10:42   Fix Auto Penzance - the first Fix Auto UK bodyshop to become Carbon Neutral
   
28/5/21 - 09:20   European new car registrations were up by 261% from April 2020, but still far from pre-pandemic levels – down by 23% from April 2019
   
28/5/21 - 09:13   Simon Bailes Northallerton - Adam Parsons wins Sales Manager award as PEUGEOT celebrates best performing teams across UK network
   
28/5/21 - 09:01   "Motor claims incidence has fallen rapidly & unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels" - handl Group comments on OIC portal launch
   
28/5/21 - 08:23   FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) - confirm after 1 Jan 2022 renewing motor insurance customers must get same price as new customers
   
28/5/21 - 08:14   Nissan - new Qashqai has aluminium alloy bonnet, doors and front wings, reducing weight by 60kg
   
27/5/21 - 23:34   Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards - list of all 21 winners; Entegral win Claims Product Solution of the Year – Claims Management
   
27/5/21 - 13:47   COVID Cyber Crime - 74% of financial institutions experience significant spike in threats linked to COVID-19
   
27/5/21 - 13:39   Minster Law - "expect teething problems" but "encouraged by new spirit of co-operation" ahead of Monday's OIC portal launch
   
27/5/21 - 12:56   Ben - NEW digital referral form to refer a colleague for support
   
27/5/21 - 12:47   MyCarCheck - 407% YOY increase in vehicle history searches in the month following re-opening of showrooms
   
27/5/21 - 12:43   Germany: Audi - pilots concept network of lounge-style quick-charge hubs
   
27/5/21 - 12:38   CBI - optimism across the service sector improved significantly in the three months to May
   
27/5/21 - 12:27   TTC Group - gears up for further growth with new investment from Pricoa Private Capital
   
27/5/21 - 12:20   Auto Trader - Mercedes-Benz GLA named the UK’s current fastest selling used car
   
27/5/21 - 12:11   Financial Times, BBC, reports - Nissan in talks to build "huge" EV battery plant in the UK
   
27/5/21 - 11:16   CUPRA - new Formentor e-HYBRID 204PS delivers "outstanding TCO for fleets"
   
27/5/21 - 11:02   SMMT - British CV output remains -6.1% down on pre-pandemic levels BUT YTD production up driven by 18% increased in domestic demand
   
27/5/21 - 09:38   Axalta - new survey reveals colour is a key factor in 88% of vehicle purchasing decisions
   
27/5/21 - 08:18   Mercedes-Benz - to use "green steel" (produced carbon-free) in certain models from 2025; other step towards CO2 neutrality
   
27/5/21 - 08:03   Aviva - Q1 trading update: "very good progress"; "increasing motor claims frequency as lockdown restrictions are lifted"
   
27/5/21 - 07:35   SMMT - April 2021 UK car production 2021: 68,306 vs 2020: 197; but down -42.9% on 5-year average for April
   
27/5/21 - 07:27   Car Wash Association (CWA) - launch new website
   
27/5/21 - 07:22   Farecla - new formulation makes the G360 Super Fast Polishing System even faster
   
26/5/21 - 14:16   NFDA - "extremely positive that consumers continue to see franchised dealers as the most trustworthy place to buy their next used car"
   
26/5/21 - 14:09   BMW Group - BMW and MINI drivers can now access 11,000 charging points from different operators across the UK
   
26/5/21 - 13:57   Fylde Coast Accident Repair Centre
   
26/5/21 - 13:41   BuyaCar.co.uk - in May, the average price for a car paid by the online car supermarket broke £17k barrier for 1st time ever
   
26/5/21 - 13:27   Willis Towers Watson - lack of data "threatens transition to a Net Zero economy" for insurers
   
26/5/21 - 12:50   PMD Business Finance - join ABP Club to assist Club Members to access business finance & advice
   
26/5/21 - 12:27   RMI - opening new Academy of Automotive Skills site in Lincoln
   
26/5/21 - 12:20   Euro NCAP - Korean Genesis marks European launch with Euro NCAP top ratings for crashworthiness and crash avoidance for the G80 and GV80
   
26/5/21 - 12:12   NBRA - to meet with The Office of Small Business to discuss repair contracts between bodyshops & insurers
   
26/5/21 - 11:30   Bristol Street Motors - Silverlink Hyundai dealership welcomes new General Manager, Neil Bianchi
   
26/5/21 - 11:16   RAC - estimated 11m leisure trips by car planned as bank holiday finally heralds some settled weather
   
26/5/21 - 11:06   Aviva - confirm Colm Holmes departure; to be replaced as CEO, UK & Ireland General Insurance by Adam Winslow
   
26/5/21 - 11:05   Thatcham Research - debut Genesis (Korean brand) models "ace" Euro NCAP safety tests; Genesis GV80 and G80 (both 5*) and Citroen C4 (4*)
   
26/5/21 - 10:59   Allianz UK - confirm Jon Dye to step down as ceo at end of November 2021; will be succeeded by Colm Holmes currently at Aviva
   
26/5/21 - 10:46   Solera - leading Polish insurer uses AI estimating software, Qapter, to streamline claims handling
   
26/5/21 - 10:32   CAPS - a finalist at this year's Insurance Times Awards (online ceremony Thurs 27 May at 16:30)
   
26/5/21 - 10:17   Aviva - Colm Holmes, ceo of UK general insurance leaving to become ceo of Allianz UK; Holmes replaced at Aviva by Adam Winslow
   
26/5/21 - 09:50   Audatex UK - "currently experiencing issues with model selection in Audaenterprisegold"
   
25/5/21 - 22:33   LKQ - acquires Green Bean, a hybrid battery reconditioner with a proprietary reconditioning process that extends the battery's useful life
   
25/5/21 - 14:10   Euro NCAP - mourns the death of former FIA boss, Max Mosley
   
25/5/21 - 14:06   51% drivers are considering buying a car in the next 6 months as lockdown travel restrictions lift - 17% plan to drive more in 2021
   
25/5/21 - 13:56   CBI - joins Growing Business Awards judging panel; celebrating fast-growing UK SMEs - entries close Fri 25 June
   
25/5/21 - 13:52   Primary lessons of a different kind as 10 year olds now learning to drive cars on new Under 17 driving experiences
   
25/5/21 - 13:39   Engineius - vehicle transportation company for AA, Hertz & Buyacar signs deal with Flock to insure the hundreds of vehicles it moves daily
   
25/5/21 - 13:19   Junair - the "evolution" of bodyshop lighting
   
25/5/21 - 12:24   Direct Line Group today - new Chief Information Officer, Chief Risk Officer & Chief Strategy Officer hires
   
25/5/21 - 12:09   Marshall Motor Group - confirm acquisition of Cheltenham and Gloucester Jaguar Land Rover from Heritage Automotive
   
25/5/21 - 12:00   cinch - becomes Official Headline Partner of Five Live Nation UK Festivals
   
25/5/21 - 11:45   Hills Group - £10 million investment in warehousing and infrastructure programme for Green Parts distribution
   
25/5/21 - 11:14   Excel Automotive Group (EAG) - reveals its ongoing commitment to the environment
   
25/5/21 - 10:58   The British Retail Consortium (BRC) - calls on Government to accelerate use of green goods vehicles
   
25/5/21 - 10:52   One Call Insurance - confirm cyber incident and temporary disruption was the result of a ransomware incident
   
25/5/21 - 10:39   Car & Classic - Porsche 911 is now the most searched for vehicle (replacing the Ford Capri) followed by Jaguar E-Type
   
25/5/21 - 10:30   BookMyGarage.com - 580,000 1-to-3-year-old cars could have dangerous defects
   
25/5/21 - 10:02   Advantage Parts Solutions - signs up as Trend Tracker Corporate Platinum Sponsor
   
25/5/21 - 09:54   Perrys - opens new MG Motor dealership and aftersales facility in Aylesbury
   
25/5/21 - 09:40   JustGoEV – UK’s first EV-only new and used car marketplace launches for buyers and sellers of electrified cars
   
25/5/21 - 08:08   Lookers - trading update: "strong trading momentum" means 2021 profits are expected to "comfortably exceed current market consensus of £34m"
   
24/5/21 - 14:13   RAC - Ofgem investment in rapid EV charging points "excellent news"
   
24/5/21 - 14:10   Ofgem - delivers £300m down payment to support the growth in rapid charging points for electric cars
   
24/5/21 - 14:05   SYNETIQ - avoided 5.5 million kgs of CO2 by supplying ‘Green Parts’ to Britain’s fleets and insurers
   
24/5/21 - 13:57   Claimspace - alternative dispute resolution pilot delivers average savings to insurers of £550 per disputed case
   
24/5/21 - 13:44   BBC's 'Rip Off Britain' on "cost-effective electric car repairs" - including the IMI's Steve Nash
   
24/5/21 - 13:27   Minster Law - insurer pilot with Nuvalaw shows Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is "the way forward" for resolving PI claims
   
24/5/21 - 13:15   REMINDER: Thatcham Research - Matthew Avery will be interviewed for 'Autocar Business Live: the truth about autonomous cars' webinar on Weds
   
24/5/21 - 13:07   Tracker - rising precious metal costs fuel spike in catalytic converter theft; palladium is currently more valuable than gold
   
24/5/21 - 12:57   GlobalData - 65% rise in mentions of ‘supply constraints’ in Q1 2021 fuelling discussions around losses in the auto sector
   
24/5/21 - 12:23   BCA - record buyer numbers drive average LCV values above £9,000 at BCA for the 4th consecutive month
   
24/5/21 - 11:56   LexisNexis - new COVID 19-related data helps insurers better understand risk and trends of UK motor policyholders Share
   
24/5/21 - 11:43   IMI - six CPD (continuing professional development) facts to inspire you to update your skills
   
24/5/21 - 11:12   AGM Services - the benefits of working with an environmentally conscious supplier (& 10 steps to reduce your carbon footprint)
   
24/5/21 - 11:04   Sytner Group (article) - 'Can you Teach Autonomous Cars Ethics?'
   
24/5/21 - 10:41   Copart (interview) - Richard Howe, who was appointed as Head of Central Operations in February
   
21/5/21 - 14:11   AX - Mick Walker (ex RAC and Glass's) joins as Network and Engineering Manager
   
21/5/21 - 14:06   asTech (article) - research: ADAS sensor misalignment and the difference of 1 degree
   
21/5/21 - 13:57   comparethemarket.com - EV premiums have fallen 3% month on month; petrol and diesel premiums have increased 5%
   
21/5/21 - 13:54   IMI Diversity Task Force - appoints chair for each of its 3 working groups; Sarah Sillars, Lind Jackson and Kevin Finn
   
21/5/21 - 13:39   PPG - receives all the necessary regulatory approvals for acquisition of Tikkurila, which willnow complete on 10 June.
   
21/5/21 - 13:28   Bentley - celebrates 75 years of manufacturing cars in Crewe
   
21/5/21 - 13:07   Top 3 most common cars in use in 2020 were the Ford Fiesta (1.6m), Ford Focus (1.2m) & Vauxhall Corsa (1.1m) - same as in 2010
   
21/5/21 - 12:45   ERS - commercial electric vehicle (EV) uptake "accelerating fast"
   
21/5/21 - 12:31   GoCompare - buyers they MUST shop around for EV insurance as premiums can vary more than for conventional cars
   
21/5/21 - 12:13   Lightfoot - new breed of “green van man” with CV drivers encouraged to embrace safer & more eco-friendly driving
   
21/5/21 - 11:59   Auto Trader - average price of a used car increased 6.8% year-on-year (YoY) on a like-for-like basis last week
   
21/5/21 - 11:08   Average age of car rises to 8.4 years old, the oldest on record – with almost 10m vehicles from 2008 and earlier still in service
   
21/5/21 - 10:51   RAC - 48% drivers want a scrappage scheme to make switching out of a conventionally powered car to en EV more affordable
   
21/5/21 - 10:37   54% of SMEs need cash to survive – over half are banking on the Recovery Loan Scheme
   
21/5/21 - 10:09   Admiral - warns motorists WILL need a Green Card when holidays resume
   
21/5/21 - 10:02   Ofgem - 1 in 4 consumers plan to buy an electric car in next 5 years, but 59% drivers are worried the price of an EV is too high
   
20/5/21 - 16:27   GT Motive - announce that Inspektlabs is joining GT Fusion, their open AI ecosystem
   
20/5/21 - 14:13   Vertu - with 26 Stellantis oulets "confident that reorganisation of Stellantis dealer network will have a positive impact on Vertu"
   
20/5/21 - 14:11   Stellantis - ALL Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroën, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep dealers given 2-years termination notice;
   
20/5/21 - 14:10   Glass's - used car market gathers pace; auction market strong, retail sales increase & values on the rise
   
20/5/21 - 14:07   Canoo - US electric vehicle headed up by Tony Aquila (ex Solera Audatex) under investigation by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
   
20/5/21 - 14:04   Auto Windscreens - celebrates 50th anniversary
   
20/5/21 - 13:23   ABI - Huw Evans, Director General of the ABI, to stand down in December 2021
   
20/5/21 - 13:13   Resolver’s Annual Complaints Data 2020/21 - complaints about vehicle insurance down -29% Y-O-Y, complaints about vehicles also down (-6%)
   
20/5/21 - 13:02   Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year have until 21 June to join new online payment scheme to spread the cost of VAT
   
20/5/21 - 12:58   FMG - using DWF's 360 EvoClaim claims management solution to help improve efficiencies
   
20/5/21 - 12:10   AA - public chargepoint network grows by more than a quarter in a year
   
20/5/21 - 12:05   Zurich UK - doubles number of apprenticeships in response to high demand
   
20/5/21 - 11:53   UK EV charging device statistics - as of April 2021: 22,790 public EV charging devices available, up nearly 10% on the previous quarter
   
20/5/21 - 11:28   What Car? - new cars are 6.3% less fuel efficient than official figures suggest
   
20/5/21 - 11:21   Safety Consulting Services (SCS) - partnership with dealership and repair facility, Tottington Motor Company
   
20/5/21 - 11:03   IAA - new appointment to the UK senior management team with Mark Bishop, Transport Manager
   
20/5/21 - 10:29   FMG - wins EV incident management contract with Octopus Electric Vehicles
   
20/5/21 - 10:12   Polestar UK - appoints Matt Hawkins (former Fleet Strategy Manager at VW) as new Head of Sales
   
20/5/21 - 09:41   Allianz and SYNETIQ - automate green parts sourcing with digital platform - mygreenparts - that helps vehicle repairers source green parts
   
20/5/21 - 09:33   Cox Automotive - new vehicle supply chain challenges (semiconductor, rubber and aluminium) set to impact the second half of 2021
   
20/5/21 - 09:24   Coronavirus travel statistics - traffic volumes (cars) on Mon 17 May 2021 was 91% 'average' compared to 102% on Mon 2 March 2020 (pre-COVID)
   
20/5/21 - 08:02   Marshall Motor Holdings - trading update: strong performance ahead of market; will repay all furlough money and grants received (£4m total)
   
19/5/21 - 14:28   RWC Training - to open a second technology and training centre next door to the existing site in Milton Keynes
   
19/5/21 - 14:12   Keoghs - latest Portal statistics show RTA claims were down 6% March 2021 vs March 2020 and down 32% vs pre-COVID volumes
   
19/5/21 - 14:11   Kelly Dalwood (ABP News Editor) - walking 80 miles to raise money for hospice in memory of her dad, Robin Dalwood, a bodyshop owner
   
19/5/21 - 14:04   Tusker - 83% of drivers surveyed are now considering an electric car for their next vehicle, a rise from 74% in 2020
   
19/5/21 - 13:54   WMS Group - 78% consumers take out a vehicle warranty but only a fifth of those pay to extend it
   
19/5/21 - 13:36   NBRA article about School of Thought – "Changing perceptions and raising Awareness"
   
19/5/21 - 13:15   S&G Response, Hudgell Solicitors, Kuro Health, Carpenters Group and Admiral Law - Goggins 4x4x48 running Challenge
   
19/5/21 - 12:50   Ben - announces Industry Leader Challenge - 'The Climb', Mount Kilimanjaro - to take place in October
   
19/5/21 - 12:38   MoneySuperMarket - 55% planning to use cars for UK-based holidays this year
   
19/5/21 - 12:31   IMS - speaker line-up for fleet telematics and connected car data webinar includes Audi and Zipcar
   
19/5/21 - 12:15   Europcar Mobility Group UK - expands Flex long-term rental fleet with Lexus, Toyota, VW & Mercedes-Benz to meet increased business demand
   
19/5/21 - 11:56   Consumer Intelligence Viewsbank survey - 89% of people don’t know about whiplash reforms
   
19/5/21 - 11:17   Trend Tracker - announces Fix Auto UK as its first Corporate Platinum Sponsor
   
19/5/21 - 11:11   From 11% to 100% zero emission cars in 14 years: Government lacks plan for “huge challenge" - Chair of the Committee comments
   
19/5/21 - 10:59   Public Accounts Committee report on ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars - RAC reaction
   
19/5/21 - 10:55   Redspy - majority of new cars in the UK are now SUVs
   
19/5/21 - 10:25   BMW Group - first VM to use new Pirelli tyres containing FSC-certified natural rubber and rayon
   
19/5/21 - 09:57   ONS - annual UK inflation rate more than doubled in April; rise in price of oil pushes petrol prices to highest since Jan 2020
   
19/5/21 - 09:48   SMMT statement - re: House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report into the transition to zero emission vehicles
   
19/5/21 - 09:46   Spies Hecker - new Brilliant Magenta Red Permahyd 280/285 mixing tint
   
19/5/21 - 09:14   Public Accounts Committee report on ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars - warns Government faces a "huge challenge" to meet UK target
   
18/5/21 - 14:16   Body Repair Industry Trailblazer (BRIT) - making progress with IfATE
   
18/5/21 - 14:10   ABP Spa Days *** Limited Places Available *** - North (Weds 8 Sept at The Mere) and Midlands (Tues 5 Oct at the Forest of Arden)
   
18/5/21 - 14:02   Stellantis - Netherlands-based joint venture with Foxconn (software) to form 'Mobile Drive' for connected car tech & 'digital cockpits'
   
18/5/21 - 13:51   TUC - unemployment rate for Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers has risen at three times the speed for white workers
   
18/5/21 - 13:44   SMMT - British HGV market up 9.5% after a year of pandemic-led decline
   
18/5/21 - 12:59   RSA - an interview with Phil Bell, Group Casualty Director at RSA, who has worked at RSA for 52 years!
   
18/5/21 - 12:13   LexisNexis Vehicle Build - makes ADAS data available for insurer use so they can price based on what ADAS the car has
   
18/5/21 - 11:46   Move4Ben - fundraising for automotive industry charity, Ben, throughout June!
   
18/5/21 - 11:17   SMMT - UK bus and coach market plunges further, just 582 vehicles registered in first quarter
   
18/5/21 - 11:02   Autovista Group Webinar - 'How automotive megatrends affect used-car markets'
   
18/5/21 - 10:42   Lamborghini - "landmark transformation plan" to electrification; CO2 emissions by 50% by 2025
   
18/5/21 - 10:09   Kia (4th largest VM approved bodyshop network) - eight dealers earn top-rated customer Reputation Award
   
18/5/21 - 10:04   Motorpoint - 87% drivers support plans to fine motorists for tailgating on motorways
   
18/5/21 - 09:28   Drive Vauxhall Group update - achieve franchise approval programme for 'Bodyshop and Paint' with VWG (Volkswagen Group)
   
18/5/21 - 08:36   Solera - to acquire Omnitracs (complete fleet management platform) and DealerSocket (leading SaaS provider to the automotive industry)
   
17/5/21 - 14:55   Mitsubishi - International Motors (IM Group) to to take over the Mitsubishi Motors after-sales business in the UK from this autumn
   
17/5/21 - 14:16   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - establishes NFDA Northern Ireland (NFDA NI)
   
17/5/21 - 14:16   Balgores Motor Group - now have 2 Tesla primary (full structural) approved sites and 3 Tesla non-structural approved sites
   
17/5/21 - 14:14   Balgores Motor Group - now have 2 Tesla
   
17/5/21 - 14:12   Trend Tracker - bodyshop survey reveals volumes of 50% or less at some repairers but optimism of a ‘bounce back’ on the horizon
   
17/5/21 - 14:05   LKQ Euro Car Parts - preparing now for 'air con season' is key to driving revenue
   
17/5/21 - 13:51   PPG - completes acquisition of Wörwag, a global manufacturer of coatings for industrial and automotive applications
   
17/5/21 - 13:36   The missing link in upskilling the automotive sector - an open letter from Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry
   
17/5/21 - 13:33   City navigation app Citymapper - public transport in usage up in London, Manchester and Birmingham
   
17/5/21 - 13:17   Bloomberg New Energy Finance study - EVs (cars and vans) will be cheaper to make than fossil-fuel vehicles from 2027 at the latest
   
17/5/21 - 12:44   Ben - please share this survey link about the health & wellbeing of people working in automotive with colleagues
   
17/5/21 - 12:37   Keoghs - reappointed by Allianz and LV= GI as strategic partner (Keoghs commentary, inc views from Allianz and LV= GI)
   
17/5/21 - 12:29   Auto Trader - 62% Brits plan UK holiday in 2021; page visits for motorhomes have increased by 148% YoY
   
17/5/21 - 12:19   IMI podcast - Episode 1: 'Crash course: When will vehicles stop having accidents?' Steve Nash (IMI) & Richard Billyeald (Thatcham Research)
   
17/5/21 - 12:02   ŠKODA UK - appoints Kevin Rendell (former Head of Aftersales at VW) new Head of Sales Operations
   
17/5/21 - 11:58   Volkswagen - All-in package provides two services, two MOT tests and two years of Roadside Assistance
   
17/5/21 - 11:48   FCA - announces plans to stop Claims Management Companies (CMCs) from "phoenixing"
   
17/5/21 - 11:28   Kwik Fit - only 3 in 10 drivers have had trouble free motoring; average cost of most recent breakdown repair is £295
   
17/5/21 - 11:22   Allianz - signs 10-yearlease on new flagship Manchester office
   
17/5/21 - 11:11   Safety Consulting Services (SCS) - offer ABP Club members free-of-charge health & safety advice via telephone
   
17/5/21 - 10:59   Glass's New Car Market April 2021 - new car market up over 3,000% on 2020's lockdown volume
   
17/5/21 - 10:43   Wrisk - raises £4.6m to "transform" the B2B2C insurance market & support partnership deals with automotive brands
   
17/5/21 - 10:28   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management (e2e) - Gillian Johnson, Financial Controller, explains her role at e2e
   
17/5/21 - 09:53   Australia: AMA Group - host of senior managers depart following Andy Hopkins resignation, said to include Dave Calder (ex Fix Auto UK)
   
17/5/21 - 09:02   Australia: AMA Group - file Federal Court Proceedings against former ceo Andy Hopkins for AUS$2.4 million
   
17/5/21 - 08:22   Winns - accident claims specialist is looking to attract more than 100 additional staff in the next 12 months
   
14/5/21 - 17:26   Automechanika Astana in Kazakhstan - postponed from 13 - 15 May 2021 to new date of 24 - 26 June 2021
   
14/5/21 - 16:27   Pendragon - SKY news reports a major shareholder revolt over proposed £413,000 bonus to CEO after 25% of workforce sacked in July
   
14/5/21 - 14:02   TUC - new laws needed to make flexible working patterns available for ALL workers after pandemic
   
14/5/21 - 13:48   Ford - urges agreement and action on UK-wide electrification roadmap ahead of COP26 climate conference
   
14/5/21 - 13:33   Rolls-Royce - supports local young people in 'Dare To Dream' programme
   
14/5/21 - 13:07   FINAL DAY for registrations for the 2021 WorldSkills UK competition - register your bodyshop Apprentices NOW!
   
14/5/21 - 12:54   Right Choice Holdings - purchase motorcycle specialist, Bennetts, from The Ardonagh Group for an undisclosed sum
   
14/5/21 - 12:48   Mazda Motor Europe - announces Martijn ten Brink as its new President & CEO
   
14/5/21 - 11:58   Drive My Career - hosting a new, virtual event for apprentices’ wellbeing in June
   
14/5/21 - 11:24   Copart - makes a donation to Samaritans to mark Mental Health Awareness Week & promotes the "vital role" of Samaritans in communities
   
14/5/21 - 10:54   Some of the UK's largest employers unite to encourage over a million staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine
   
14/5/21 - 10:43   AA on the latest ONS crime stats (2020) - dangerous driving up, but vehicle theft down
   
14/5/21 - 10:31   RAC - vehicle licensing data shows rise in SORNs during the pandemic and "a remarkable year for registrations of new motorcycles"
   
14/5/21 - 09:05   Sabre Insurance Group - trading update from UK's 19th largest motor insurer: "focusing on profitability over volume"
   
14/5/21 - 09:01   TrustFord - acquires Ford Franchise for Croydon, and Ford dealership in Wimbledon from Cambria Automobiles
   
14/5/21 - 08:51   Poland: Tractable AI - to give Warta (one of Poland’s largest insurers) "total oversight" of its auto repair network
   
13/5/21 - 13:17   AA - UK records a whole year of fewer vehicles licensed for the road, a phenomenon last seen 30 years ago
   
13/5/21 - 13:06   Symach - technology, process and solutions update including the MiniLIne process for express repairs
   
13/5/21 - 12:58   Arval Mobility Observatory (forecasting mobility trends) - 45% fleet managers anticipate increase in vehicles in fleet in next 3 years
   
13/5/21 - 12:40   Registrations for the 2021 WorldSkills UK competition close tomorrow (Friday) *** register your bodyshop Apprentices NOW! ***
   
13/5/21 - 12:35   AA Prestige and Herd Hire - connected service, repair and maintenance platform for fleets
   
13/5/21 - 12:22   Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) - updates van training to help improve driver safety
   
13/5/21 - 12:08   Plunkys All Stars match (Thurs 27 May at London Road) - spectators are allowed!
   
13/5/21 - 11:29   Polestar UK - opens Milton Keynes test drive hub and creates semi-permanent test drive hubs around the country to meet demand
   
13/5/21 - 11:06   GoCompare - 44% drivers are unaware that an expired MOT would risk invalidating their car insurance
   
13/5/21 - 11:04   ONS - 11% UK workforce on furlough, down from 13% during
   
13/5/21 - 11:00   Electrifying.com - Fiat 500 Electric scoops 'Car of the Year' at inaugural Electrifying.com Awards
   
13/5/21 - 10:41   DfT - motor traffic volumes on Monday (10 May) at 93% Feb 2020 levels
   
13/5/21 - 10:31   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - Alex Margolin of Sioma Insurance Consultants named 'Young Broker of the Year 2021'
   
13/5/21 - 10:24   What have you found in the boot of customers' cars in the bodyshop?
   
13/5/21 - 10:07   e2e BLOG 'A Year of Resilience and Growth' - Neil Joslin, e2e COO, reflects on "the COVID-19 year"
   
13/5/21 - 09:56   BBC One 'Rip Off Britain' (iPlayer catch-up link below) - featuring Motor Claim Guru, Tim Kelly, talking about insurers & car repair
   
13/5/21 - 09:10   Volvo Car UK - announce the 2020 High Achiever winners; dealers and bodyshops from 8 regions awarded
   
13/5/21 - 08:31   Direct Line Group - CFO Tim Harris steps down due to family illness; replaced by Chief Strategy Officer, Neil Manser
   
12/5/21 - 14:10   *** REMINDER *** Registrations for the 2021 WorldSkills UK competition close on Friday (14 May) - register your bodyshop Apprentices NOW!
   
12/5/21 - 14:01   PM says home-working guidance to be lifted on 21 June "if we stay on track"
   
12/5/21 - 13:57   Vertu Accident Repair Ltd (VARC) - new division formed for the group's 10 accident repair centres headed up by Paul Bonner (ex MG Canon)
   
12/5/21 - 13:56   Institute of Directors (IoD) - despite Q1 drop, economy is set for a 'bumper bounce back'
   
12/5/21 - 13:50   Covéa Insurance - new partnership with pay-by-mile motor insurer, By Miles (who saw a 150% increase in policy sales in March)
   
12/5/21 - 13:48   Ageas UK - Q1 trading update(no longer includes Tesco): motor premiums down 7% to £168m; "reduced claim volumes for private cars"
   
12/5/21 - 13:34   Allianz Holdings (Allianz UK + LV) - Q1 trading update; LV= premiums fell by 8.9%; focus remains on profits rather than turnover
   
12/5/21 - 13:31   asTech (article) - 'How sensitive are ADAS sensors, really? Research on rear bumper operations sheds some light'
   
12/5/21 - 13:20   CBI - responds to release of Q1 GDP figures
   
12/5/21 - 13:10   Fix Auto UK - first repair network to sign-up with Amicus, national distribution network created by Grove Group and Fleet Factors
   
12/5/21 - 12:46   UK economy 8.7% smaller than pre-COVID-19 - wholesale & retail trade (inc motor repair) 2nd largest contributor to services output growth
   
12/5/21 - 12:30   ABI - joins UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative saying "climate change is a priority" for insurers
   
12/5/21 - 12:23   IMS (Insurance & Mobility Solutions) - opens an office in Italy with Mauro Cantoni (ex Octo) as CEO
   
12/5/21 - 12:15   AGM Services - Sarah Fearon, AGM's Operations Manager North, wins Rising Star Award
   
12/5/21 - 11:47   Corporé (part of handl Group which owns Cobalt & Coplus) - launch digital triage service Phio Access into personal injury market
   
12/5/21 - 11:29   *** Please share with your teams *** - Ben's 10-minute survey about the health & wellbeing of people working in automotive
   
12/5/21 - 11:13   Hagerty - classic vehicle insurer partners with Markel for UK insurance business (complements existing Hagerty UK partnership with Aviva)
   
12/5/21 - 11:04   Motorpoint - car retailer begins work on Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Scrappage Scheme in Birmingham (CAZ goes live 1 June 2021)
   
12/5/21 - 10:59   Laser Tools - safely secure the bonnet or tailgate when repairing gas struts with a telescopic support
   
12/5/21 - 10:56   Copart - rolls out UK-wide Mental Health Management Training, backed by automotive industry charity, Ben
   
12/5/21 - 08:47   Redde Northgate - trading update: traffic volumes and repair incidents have shown strong bounce back since early April
   
12/5/21 - 08:25   Ingenia Recruitment (north east based motor trade recruitment) - shortage of Vehicle Technicians is costing the UK motor dealers millions
   
11/5/21 - 14:13   Händler Protect - car warranty claims increased by nearly a third (30%) in March
   
11/5/21 - 14:07   NFDA - "encouraging that used car transactions experienced just a small decline in the first quarter of the year with growth Y-O-Y in March"
   
11/5/21 - 14:02   SYNETIQ - Neale Laker (ex Tesla, Saab and General Motors) joins SYNETIQ as Green Parts Director
   
11/5/21 - 13:55   Mental Health Awareness Week: iRG – Zacch Huxtable and Racha Hussien (Marketing Coordinator) sign up for MIND Charity Skydive
   
11/5/21 - 13:50   Defaqto - make it compulsory for travel insurers to include COVID cover to get the top 5 Star Rating.
   
11/5/21 - 13:46   Direct Line Group's Weybridge bodyshop - installs Junair’s SiriusLED lighting solution
   
11/5/21 - 13:35   The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - "lockdown measures in the UK heavily impacted used car transactions"
   
11/5/21 - 13:29   Ingenia Recruitment (north east based motor trade recruitment) - dire skills shortage: 70% vacancies are for productives
   
11/5/21 - 13:17   RHA on driver shortages - warns of "hurricane of severe shortages"
   
11/5/21 - 13:13   DVLA - publishes the top 10 reasons for failing the driving test in Great Britain
   
11/5/21 - 13:07   SMMT used car sales data - Ford Fiesta top selling model, black tops the list of colours for used cars
   
11/5/21 - 12:03   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: Pricing, Skills, Technology and Average Car Parc Age
   
11/5/21 - 12:01   Drive My Career - 'Supercharge Me: Apprentice Wellbeing Live Event' on Weds 9 June 2021
   
11/5/21 - 11:52   LKQ Euro Car Parts - responds to SMMT used car sales figures released on Tuesday
   
11/5/21 - 11:47   Audatex - Toyota GB covers transaction fees for Audatex Bodyshop Image Capture for Toyota and Lexus repairers
   
11/5/21 - 11:25   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - the UK's top 30 'Crash for Cash' scam hotspots revealed, top 3: Birmingham, Bradford & Manchester
   
11/5/21 - 10:38   Novares - accelerates collaboration with innovative start-up companies inc sensor tech and intuitive user interfaces
   
11/5/21 - 10:34   SMMT - UK’s used car market declined -8.9% in the first quarter of 2021: 1,687,755 transactions
   
11/5/21 - 10:16   BookMyGarage.com - April MOT bookings soar 160% year-on-year; ALL bookings (inc MOTs, servicing and repairs) up 130%
   
11/5/21 - 08:18   Registrations for the 2021 WorldSkills UK competition will be closing this Friday (14 May) - register your bodyshop Apprentices NOW!
   
10/5/21 - 18:03   AXA XL - appoints Anish Jadav (ex Zurich Insurance Ireland) as CUO, Retail P&C, UK & Lloyd's market
   
10/5/21 - 17:55   Symach - latest bodyshop installations include a 'bodyshop in a box' in Belgium and a FixLine for up to 16 booth cycles per day in the US
   
10/5/21 - 13:30   ABP Charity Golf & Spa - North (Weds 8 Sept, The Mere) and Midlands (Tues 5 Oct, Forest of Arden)
   
10/5/21 - 13:26   ABP Charity Golf & Spa - North (Weds 8 Sept, The Mere) and Midlands (Tues 5 Oct, Forest of Arden) ABP Charity Golf & Spa Days Midlands
   
10/5/21 - 12:39   Axalta Refinish - bodyshops get an edge knowing which cars are most likely to be in an accident
   
10/5/21 - 11:32   Zurich - appoints Hayley Robinson (currently UK Chief Underwriting Officer) as Group Chief Underwriting Officer based in Switzerland
   
10/5/21 - 11:18   EDAM Group - Simon Gallimore (ex AIG UK UK Head of Liabilities and Motor claims) appointed as CEO to spearhead next stage of growth
   
10/5/21 - 11:10   CBI - growing productivity and tackling inequality are key to post-COVID levelling-up
   
10/5/21 - 11:01   Porsche - head of Procurement talks about current supply problems with semiconductors and fragile supply chains
   
10/5/21 - 10:42   The Ben Ball is back! – book your tickets for Weds 8 December 2021 at The Roundhouse, Camden, London
   
10/5/21 - 10:05   Morelli Group - working with ECA Business Energy towards Carbon Neutrality
   
10/5/21 - 09:50   Ocado - online grocery platform to invest £10m in UK-based autonomous vehicle software firm, Oxbotica
   
10/5/21 - 09:38   SEAT - introduces autonomous mobile robots in its Barcelona factory (to work WITH human workforce
   
10/5/21 - 09:29   Drivers support wider use of average speed cameras on motorways - despite 56% admitting to breaking the 70mph-limit
   
09/5/21 - 00:01   Matthew Avery of Thatcham - “Today’s technology is not self-driving, whatever manufacturers will tell you. It’s assisted.”
   
07/5/21 - 14:16   Balrgores Motors - receive official approval from McLaren Automotive
   
07/5/21 - 14:03   RSA - acquisition by Intact Financial Corp and Tryg A/S to complete on 28 May when shares will be delisted
   
07/5/21 - 12:49   Bureau Veritas – new online solution for compliance with statutory inspections in the motor trade: called 'Onboard'
   
07/5/21 - 12:48   (IAAF) Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) - appoints Mark Field as new CEO to succeed Wendy Williamson
   
07/5/21 - 12:40   ECA Business Energy - renews partnership with AutoRaise
   
07/5/21 - 12:25   Auto Trader - "significant surge" in dealers increasing used car forecourt prices as demand accelerates
   
07/5/21 - 12:16   BuyaCar - van sales shoot up by nearly 15% as a proportion of all purchases (last year vans were just 2% of all sales on BuyaCar
   
07/5/21 - 12:02   London’s Police’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit - seize counterfeit car parts including break paddles and key fobs worth £22,681
   
07/5/21 - 11:22   Covéa Insurance - extended five-year motor insurance partnership with John Lewis
   
07/5/21 - 11:13   Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) - Colin Parlett steps down from the RMI Board after more than 30 years' service
   
07/5/21 - 11:02   AXA - dangerous crash for cash driver, who attempted to make fraudulent claims with AXA has been sentenced following an IFED investigation
   
07/5/21 - 10:50   InAutomotive (ABP Recommended Business Services) - automotive job site undergoes the biggest transformation in its 18-year history
   
07/5/21 - 10:28   Direct Tool Company - supports WORKAID charity with donation of power tools and consumable supplies
   
07/5/21 - 10:11   SYNETIQ - private collection of British classics is up for grabs via online auction
   
07/5/21 - 09:45   Eco Repair Systems - offering 25% saving on Eco’s HYGIENE portable sanitising system; £374 (plus VAT) instead of £499
   
07/5/21 - 09:22   Autovia - Google's reduction of 3rd party cookies in 8 months time threatens motor industry identifying potential customers
   
07/5/21 - 08:51   Automechanika Frankfurt Sept 2021 - will be primarily on-line with only a "compact physical exhibition"; returns Sept 2022 in normal format
   
06/5/21 - 13:24   Absolute Alignment - now a sponsor and technical partner to PMR in the BTCC
   
06/5/21 - 13:07   WMS Group - calls on automotive sector to bolster ‘compliance culture’ following the FCA’s recent ban on discretionary commission
   
06/5/21 - 12:51   Thatcham Research - Matthew Avery will be interviewed for 'Autocar Business Live: the truth about autonomous cars' webinar on Weds 26 May
   
06/5/21 - 12:43   The ABP Industry Influencers List (supported by 3M) - generated the highest response ever on Linkedin for a UK bodyshop industry publication
   
06/5/21 - 11:58   Thatcham Research - 2 employees named among ‘30 under 30: Rising stars in the sector’ & Academy recognised for apprentice training
   
06/5/21 - 11:35   Revive! - opens mobile paint and bodywork repairs for vehicles and alloy wheels in Aberdeenshire
   
06/5/21 - 11:04   ONS - percentage of businesses currently trading has increased from 77% in mid-April to 83% in late April
   
06/5/21 - 10:45   The Floow and Direct Line Group - expand DrivePlus app telematics partnership
   
06/5/21 - 10:34   Half-a-million ultra low emission vehicles now on UK roads - nearly 1 in 7 new car sales so far in 2021 have a plug
   
06/5/21 - 10:16   HELLA - brings latest passenger car 77GHz radar technology into series production (core components for automated driving)
   
06/5/21 - 10:09   Carrot Insurance - support learner drivers or risk more accidents, insurer warns
   
06/5/21 - 10:02   Standox - introduces Standohyd Plus Basecoat Mix 387 Brilliant Magenta
   
06/5/21 - 09:46   CAPS - claims volumes (w/e Sat 1 May) up 9% on previous week *** currently at 66% pre-COVID volumes ***
   
06/5/21 - 09:32   What Car? & CAP HPI - Audi A8 is the worst car for depreciation, Porsche Cayman 718 is the best
   
06/5/21 - 09:22   Petrol rises for sixth straight month - more increases on the cards as oil heads towards $70 a barrel
   
06/5/21 - 08:14   Aviva - completes exit from Turkey with sale of its Turkish life business to Ageas for £122 million
   
06/5/21 - 08:09   BBC - 43 of the UK's 50 biggest employers do not plan to bring staff back to the office full-time; instead a mix of home and office working
   
05/5/21 - 14:28   Trend Tracker claims volume update - April repair volumes were 73% of 2019
   
05/5/21 - 14:13   Tesco Bank - completes full acquisition of Tesco Underwriting and acquires Ageas UK’s stake in joint venture
   
05/5/21 - 13:59   LKQ ECP - takes delivery of 3 new hybrid vehicles in response to record demand for hybrid and EV training
   
05/5/21 - 13:29   Allianz - promotes Emily Mills to the newly created position of Operations Manager for claims
   
05/5/21 - 13:27   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - "encouraging to see sales of new cars bounce back in April"
   
05/5/21 - 13:16   Venson - fleets must have a tyre management policy that ensures the right tyre for the right vehicle
   
05/5/21 - 12:49   Tracker - Carmmunity (Ford contract hire partner) agreement brings financial gain for brokers and protects customers against theft
   
05/5/21 - 12:36   SMMT - new van market records highest April registrations in history (up 800% vs COVID-hit April 2020)
   
05/5/21 - 12:30   Stellantis - restarting third night shift at Luton Plant to meet increased demand
   
05/5/21 - 12:19   Centrica - UK businesses set to invest £15.8 billion in electric vehicles over the next 12 months
   
05/5/21 - 12:13   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: repairers, "do you still believe the more claims you process the more profit you make?"
   
05/5/21 - 11:44   Auto Trader’s response to April new car registrations - "confidence in a solid and sustained return to market health"
   
05/5/21 - 11:31   Move4Ben - fundraising for automotive industry charity, Ben, throughout June!
   
05/5/21 - 11:01   Vauxhall - new Corsa is UK’s best-selling car for eight of the last 12 months
   
05/5/21 - 10:53   Compare the Market - cost of electric car insurance falls by £75 in Q1 2021 to average £566
   
05/5/21 - 10:36   ThingCo - James Bashford (ex Octo & esure) joins ThingCo as telematics insurtech undergoes rapid expansion
   
05/5/21 - 10:14   To combat climate change, electric cars have to be cheaper - "most drivers of electric cars are wealthy, and most electric cars are luxury"
   
05/5/21 - 09:59   British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - Ryan Bond, CEO of Marsh’s UK and Ireland International, appointed as Chair
   
05/5/21 - 09:53   SMMT - revises forecast upwards to 1.86m registrations by end of the year, up 13.9% on 2020
   
05/5/21 - 09:42   Carpenters Group - strengthens insurer services with appointment of Faye Fishlock (ex DAC Beachcroft) as Head of Defence
   
05/5/21 - 09:38   Kia: Ken Jervis (Stoke-on-Trent), Gravells (Kidwelly) and Drayton Motors (Boston) - earn ServiceMark accreditation
   
05/5/21 - 09:09   Hyundai - to launch their 5-year old premium brand - Genesis - in UK and Europe in summer 2021
   
05/5/21 - 09:00   Uber - to develop affordable battery powered car in Banbury with UK electric vehicle company Arrival; production to begin Q4 2023
   
05/5/21 - 07:33   Direct Line - Q1 trading update: subdued claims frequency; acquired 22nd DLG Auto Services site, former NCR site in Newbury
   
04/5/21 - 16:52   The latest issue of Auto Body Professional, ABP Club's quarterly magazine, is our most visited magazine ever!
   
04/5/21 - 14:18   GoCompare - £1 million refunded to customers through car insurance excess cover
   
04/5/21 - 14:06   IMI - less than 2 weeks to nominate: 2021 WorldSkills UK Skills competition registrations (deadline Fri 14 May)
   
04/5/21 - 14:02   SMH Fleet Solutions - appoints RWC Training as its official training provider and training management partner
   
04/5/21 - 13:52   Fix Auto Chelmsford - apprentice Lewis Williams wins 'Apprentice MET Technician of the Year'
   
04/5/21 - 13:42   insurethebox - continues to support young drivers in combatting high car insurance costs with Protected No Claim Discount initiative
   
04/5/21 - 13:22   NMDA Spring 2021 Dealer Attitude Survey - Ducati (9.2), Royal Enfield (9.0) & Triumph (8.3) remained the top 3 franchises
   
04/5/21 - 12:58   Spain: Roberlo - refinish supplier supports young motorcycling talents
   
04/5/21 - 12:50   Matthias Schmidt / RAC - UK has replaced France to become the second largest electric car market in Europe
   
04/5/21 - 12:32   Polestar - new Polestar 2 Over-the-Air (OTA) updates: digital key and updated app
   
04/5/21 - 12:23   Autoglass - promotes Chris Abbotson (former Commercial Manager and Senior Business Manager) to National Sales Manager role
   
04/5/21 - 12:00   Auto Trader - to give away a brand-new electric car every month
   
04/5/21 - 11:45   LKQ Europe - strong first quarter 2021: EBITDA margin up 390 basis points to 9.6%
   
04/5/21 - 11:37   Allianz and LV= GI - appoint Keoghs, DWF and BLM to legal panels for claims following joint review
   
04/5/21 - 11:31   TTC Group - scoops two major UKROEd awards
   
04/5/21 - 11:26   Autopromotec blog - by 2030, 54% of all cars in Europe will be equipped with ADAS systems
   
04/5/21 - 11:19   Co-op Insurance: 'COVID and the car report' – After 12 months in the slow lane is the UK finally getting back in the driving seat?
   
04/5/21 - 10:31   Novares - joins France Hydrogène as it steps up its global fuel-cell activities; plastic is the "go-to alternative to metal" for engines
   
04/5/21 - 10:08   XL Motors - confirmed as new Coventry City Club Partner; Sky Blues fans can access 15% off bodyshop, MOT & servicing at XL
   
04/5/21 - 09:56   Ford - first European customer trials of new E-Transit van and converted chassis cab models to begin
   
04/5/21 - 09:48   MORE THAN insurance (RSA) - launches new 'low miler' car insurance
   
04/5/21 - 08:50   Admiral Group - completes sale of price comparison businesses including Confused.com for a net £460m cash.
   
03/5/21 - 14:34   East Bilney Coachworks - fire at Dereham branch destroys "nearly 20 vehicles"; police arrest "women in 50s" on suspicion of arson
   
30/4/21 - 14:13   Admiral - Extra Mile challenge completes with more than £5,000 in donations raised for AutoRaise
   
30/4/21 - 14:00   Headline Sponsors & Sponsors announced for Plunkys All Stars match - Thurs 27 May at London Road
   
30/4/21 - 13:21   Service Certainty - motor claims expert successfully diversifies into home market
   
30/4/21 - 13:17   HELLA - ambient interior lighting can visually warn of dangerous situations & helps to avoid rear-end collisions
   
30/4/21 - 12:58   Glassdoor - the 25 highest paying companies in the UK for 2021: Salesforce, Man Group & Kearney top the list
   
30/4/21 - 12:48   SMMT - UK engine production rose 31.7% last month vs COVID-hit March 2020
   
30/4/21 - 12:15   BVRLA - gain Government’s Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation following independent assessment of IT security
   
30/4/21 - 11:48   Direct Line Group - Chief Operating Officer Steve Maddock will leave the Group at the end of the year
   
30/4/21 - 11:26   Auto Trader - 62% of buyers would be happy to purchase without a test drive with a money-back guarantee in place
   
30/4/21 - 11:19   Mycardirect (car subscription) - outperforms UK electric car market; 20% electric car penetration v. 7.5% UK car market YTD
   
30/4/21 - 11:02   Consumer Intelligence - average van insurance in the UK now £1,055, 2% lower than in March 2020
   
30/4/21 - 10:45   Allianz Insurance - sponsorship of RFU grassroots programme returns in May
   
30/4/21 - 09:58   The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited (TIDAL) - welcomes Sheffield-based Spray Centre (UK) as an Official Alliance Partner
   
30/4/21 - 09:21   ABI - record quarterly fall in the cost of motor insurance; £32 drop in average price (£436) now at lowest since 2016
   
30/4/21 - 09:17   Cogent Hire - MD Kirsty McKno comments on the publication of the MoJ OIC guidelines: 'Guide To Making A Claim'
   
29/4/21 - 13:45   SYNETIQ - helps deliver an electric van to Crewe based Chance Changing Lives (CCL) charity
   
29/4/21 - 13:41   Service Certainty - diversifies after 90% drop in motor claims volumes during lockdown
   
29/4/21 - 12:51   Europcar Mobility Group UK - expands van and specialist vehicle fleet with additional models from Volkswagen and Nissan
   
29/4/21 - 12:36   Venson - face-to-face meetings preferred by professionals despite reluctance to return to the office
   
29/4/21 - 12:14   SMMT - CV manufacturing up 16.9% Y-O-Y in March
   
29/4/21 - 11:35   BCC’s Quarterly Recruitment Outlook for Q1 2021 - new figures show workforce growth expected but some sectors yet to see signs of revival
   
29/4/21 - 11:32   JATO - European new car registrations increased by 63% in March 2021, but still far from pre-pandemic levels
   
29/4/21 - 11:09   18 million drivers now suffer "MOT anxiety", according to GoCompare
   
29/4/21 - 10:46   H.R. Owen - opens new flagship Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London in Mayfair
   
29/4/21 - 10:27   SMMT - March UK car output grows 46.6% against COVID-19 hit 2020 when pandemic forced factories to close
   
29/4/21 - 10:22   Parkers - 86% motorists would not be happy for their car to share driving habit data with third-party companies
   
29/4/21 - 09:30   IAM RoadSmart - 92,000 motorists "at imminent risk" of losing their licence according to DVLA data
   
29/4/21 - 09:22   SOGO - 32% British motorists use their car less than they did two years ago
   
29/4/21 - 01:29   Traffic levels - increased again last week with traffic last weekend at 99% of pre-COVID level, and 93% on weekdays
   
29/4/21 - 01:11   Sun - apprentice at Mercedes-Benz Van dealership strapped to truck, covered in brake fluid and set on fire as a prank
   
28/4/21 - 14:09   Copart - loaning 4 vehicles per year for Open Road West Norfolk students to work on and gain practical hands-on mechanical skills
   
28/4/21 - 14:02   AXA - Marco Distefano (ex Aviva) appointed as Managing Director for Motor and Home at AXA Retail Insurance
   
28/4/21 - 13:48   PIMFA - trade association welcomes moves towards greater transparency and control of cost for Claims Management Companies
   
28/4/21 - 13:43   AA - ‘Assisted Driving’ tech is "a world away" from ‘self-driving’
   
28/4/21 - 13:27   Auto Express article - "Don’t believe the hype, self-driving cars are not coming this year"
   
28/4/21 - 13:20   DAC Beachcroft - £30,000 fabricated claim dismissed with a finding of fundamental dishonesty and £10,000 recovered in costs
   
28/4/21 - 13:10   FMG - promotes Head of Insurance Services, Robin Lang, to newly formed role of Insurance Services Director
   
28/4/21 - 12:54   ABI - insurance industry to lead a "flexible working revolution" with 27 firms signing up to new campaign
   
28/4/21 - 12:27   ABP Recommended Business Services: InAutomotive - relaunched with new features for employers and job seekers
   
28/4/21 - 12:08   TRL - automated vehicle technologies "set to bring disruptive change to the way we use transport"
   
28/4/21 - 11:55   TTC Group - driver training and risk management specialist receives West Midlands Police commendation
   
28/4/21 - 11:47   Mirka - launch 2 new pneumatic belt sanders (PBS) and 2 new file belts, designed for the bodyshop industry
   
28/4/21 - 11:23   Autoglass - "safety must be addressed before self-driving cars can hit the road"