Category: VRA News

VRA announces 2021 Outlook Series webinars

A series of webinars called the 2021 Outlook Series has been announced by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) that are open to anyone who works in the motor industry. Beginning on October 15, there will be six 30 minute sessions every other week designed to provide an expert summary of next year’s prospects in key areas

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Coronavirus and Brexit mean planning beyond short term “almost impossible” for remarketing sector

The impact of the coronavirus crisis and potential effects of Brexit are making planning beyond the short term almost impossible in the remarketing sector. So reports the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA), which points out that the currently booming market is arguably obscuring the potential dangers that lie ahead. Chair Sam Watkins said: “As has been

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47% say they are facing issues affecting work-life balance, VRA survey shows

Forty-seven per cent of respondents to a Vehicle Remarketing Association snapshot survey say they are currently facing issues affecting their work-life balance – but 89% say they are “somewhat confident” about coping with the stress caused. The questions were asked as part of a VRA webinar held last week called “How to Stay Well in

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VRA webinar to concentrate on member wellbeing during the coronavirus crisis

A webinar dedicated to helping individuals look after their wellbeing through the pressures created by the coronavirus pandemic is being held next month by the Vehicle Remarketing Association. “How to Stay Well in a Time of Crisis,” will take place at 3pm on Thursday 10th September and is open to all members of the VRA.

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Retail ready used car stock becoming ever more in-demand in post-lockdown market, reports VRA

Retail-ready stock is becoming ever more in-demand in the post-lockdown used car market, the Vehicle Remarketing Association is reporting. VRA chair Sam Watkins explained that dealers were trying to make the process of acquiring and retailing stock as straightforward as possible at a time when the ongoing effects of the coronavirus crisis meant that key

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Coronavirus crisis has “pushed digitisation of motor industry forward by five years” VRA members told

Coronavirus crisis has “pushed digitisation of motor industry forward by five years”

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Future impact of coronavirus on remarketing sector to be tackled at 2020 VRA AGM

The potential future impact of coronavirus on the remarketing sector is to be tackled at the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s online Annual General Meeting on 1st July. Three different speakers will tackle four different scenarios include an easing of lockdown with coronavirus under control, a national second wave, localised outbreaks, and a successful inoculation programme. The

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Industry bodies combine to provide unified safety guidance on COVID-19 and remarketing

Unified guidance for the remarketing sector on how to comply with safety guidance as the COVID-19 crisis eases and businesses re-open has been released by the Vehicle Remarketing Association in conjunction with the BVRLA, FLA and NAMA. The new document, “COVID-19 Guidance for Vehicle Collection, Delivery, Distribution, Storage and Technical Services” is designed to clarify

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Guest Post: The Economics of a sudden, screeching stop: more work needed to prevent lasting damage to the economy

In a ‘normal’ recession the economy slows down gradually as confidence wanes. Not this time. So as to stop the spread of Coronavirus and prevent our healthcare system being overwhelmed, the government has enforced a lockdown. In so doing it has deliberately slammed the brakes on economic interactions so as to prevent physical interactions between

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Listen back to the VRA Webinars

Thank you for attending the VRA webinars. The webcasts are now available to listen back, should you like to hear it again. Use the link below to enter the webcast at any time. Thursday 26 March 2020 – Webcast Link: bit.ly/VRA2603 Wednesday 08 April 2020 Thursday 23 April 2020 – Webcast Link: bit.ly/VRA2304 Wednesday 13 May

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Stock security during lockdown could be growing problem for remarketing sector

Security of used cars and vans without access to formal storage facilities could be a growing problem for the remarketing sector over the course of the coronavirus lockdown, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The body, which represents organisations involved in the remarketing of 1.5m cars and vans every year, said that large numbers of vehicles

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VRA member meeting cancelled – 18 March

Because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus, we have taken the decision to cancel the VRA meeting in Derby on Wednesday. I am sure that, given the circumstances, you will understand and support this course of action. This potential crisis may also affect subsequent meetings and we are looking at alternative ways in

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