Category: VRA News

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 – Note there is a bit of a delayed start. Thursday

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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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VRA “Lilies” board directors raise funds for BEN with Isle of Wight trek

An epic trek around the Isle of Wight to raise funds for motor industry benevolent fund BEN is being undertaken by two board directors from the Vehicle Remarketing Association. Sam Watkins, Commercial Director, Manheim Vehicle Services, part of the Cox Automotive Vehicle Solutions Division and Kathy Horsey, Client Services Director of BCA will be completing

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Post-Brexit outlook, autonomy and 2035 EV impact are key subjects for VRA’s March member meeting

The post-Brexit economic outlook, developments in vehicle autonomy and the impact of the Government’s 2035 electric vehicle announcement will all be part of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next member meeting, taking place on March 18 at the offices of motor industry legal specialists Geldard’s in Derby. Sam Watkins, chair of the VRA, which represents organisations

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Mobility services will create demand for whole new range of remarketing services

The growing emergence of mobility services over the coming years will create demand for a whole new range of mobility services, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The industry body, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used cars and vans every year, has been discussing the issue at

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Potential “charging crisis” for remarketing companies, says VRA

A potential “charging crisis” could soon emerge among vehicle remarketing companies as electric vehicles start to make their way onto the used market in larger numbers, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The industry body, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used cars and vans every year, points

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Remarketing fundamentals for 2020 is subject of VRA’s first meeting of the year

Remarketing fundamentals for 2020 is the core theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s first meeting of the year, taking place on January 29 at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire, hosted by C.Walton. Key presentations will include Martin Potter, Managing Director, at Aston Barclay on what the auction sector is expecting in 2020 – looking at the general used

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VRA Seminar Presentations

0. Sam Watkins 1. Lee Swinerd 2. David Bailey 3. Neil Winton 4. Nick King 6. Rob Severs 7. Louisa Bell 8. Nora Leggett 9. Paul Marchment 10. Tom Wood 11. Matt Freeman 12. Paul Jennings 13. Max Stolton VRA Seminar Delegate List

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VRA Seminar sponsors’ blog

What is the legal picture for connected and autonomous cars? Jonathan Butler, Geldards I’m often asked what the next big legal development on the horizon in the motor industry will be. At the moment – dare I say, I don’t think it’s electric – it’s connected and autonomous vehicles (“CAV”). Happily, the UK is pretty

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Speaker programme announced for VRA’s “2020 Vision” seminar as event reaches capacity

The speaker programme for the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s “2020 Vision” seminar has been announced as the event reaches capacity with the final delegate spaces booked. More than 150 industry professionals are expected to attend The Slate at Warwick University on Wednesday 27th November to hear a programme designed to help equip them to meet the

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