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First VRA “Five Minute Briefing” looks at dealer showroom reopening

Dealer showroom reopenings during April are the subject of the first in what is expected to be a regular series of commentary documents from the Vehicle Remarketing Association. Called a “Five Minute Briefing”, it asks experts from the industry body’s board to summarise in 100 words what they believe will be the impact of this

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Bank of England among speakers at VRA’s Future Economics webinar

“Future Economics” is the subject being tackled in the latest of the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA)’s New Normal Briefing series of webinars, announced today (19th March). Being held at 10am on Thursday 15th April, speakers will include Glynn Jones, deputy agent at the Bank of England, looking at the latest monetary policy report and setting

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VRA Budget Statement

Philip Nothard, chair, Vehicle Remarketing Association, said: “What the remarketing sector probably wanted to see more than anything from this Budget was a continuation of the kind of support needed to sustain the economy as we come out of the coronavirus crisis and it seems that the Chancellor has delivered on that front. Especially once

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Current and future values of EVs to be tackled in detail at new VRA webinar

The current and future values of electric vehicles (EVs) are the subject of the next instalment of the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) “New Normal Briefing” series of webinars. Taking place at 10am on Thursday 18th March, it will include Anthony Machin, head of content at Glass’s and Chris Plumb, senior valuations editor at Cap hpi,

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VRA urges remarketing sector to contribute to latest autonomous vehicles consultation

The Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) is urging the remarketing sector to make its thoughts on autonomous vehicles known as part of a new consultation by the English and Scottish Law Commissions. Jonathan Butler, VRA board member, and partner and head of automotive at legal specialists Geldards, explained that the Automated Vehicles consultation was in its

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VAT changes, support for UK motor industry and road charging should all be tackled in Budget, says VRA

Changes to VAT around compensation payments, strategic support for the UK motor industry, and the future of road charging are key subjects that should be tackled by the Chancellor in March’s Budget, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA). All three issues are likely to impact on the remarketing sector either in the short, medium or

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Listen back – ‘New Normal Briefings’ webinars

We are excited to bring you a brand-new series for 2021 where we help you prepare for a post-pandemic world, entitled ‘The New Normal Briefings’.  The webinars will look at all kinds of areas of remarketing and the shape they are likely to take over the next few months and years, to help members plan

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Plant closure could be “tip of the iceberg” for new car supply issues, warns VRA

This week’s temporary closure of Honda’s Swindon plant because of parts shortages could be the “tip of the iceberg” for new car supply issues in 2021, the Vehicle Remarketing Association is warning. Chair Philip Nothard said that the problem, believed to be caused by poor availability of semiconductors, was potentially a sign of things to

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Philip Nothard elected as new chair of the VRA with Rupert Pontin as deputy chair

Philip Nothard has been elected as the new chair of the Vehicle Remarketing Association, succeeding Sam Watkins, who has held the role for the last two years. With a 30 year career in the used car sector, he is currently insight and strategy director at Cox Automotive, and has also held key positions at Cap

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VRA helps remarketing prepare for pandemic’s end with “New Normal Briefing” webinar series

A new webinar series designed to help the remarketing sector prepare for the end of the pandemic has been announced by the Vehicle Remarketing Association Called “The New Normal Briefing,” they start at 10 am on Thursday 21 January with a discussion on the implications of the Brexit deal and how it is likely to

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“Thin” Brexit trade deal leaves many questions unanswered, warns VRA

The new, “thin” Brexit deal that is now in effect leaves many unanswered questions that could have serious implications for the UK motor industry, the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) is warning. The trade organisation says that several key points surrounding the future of manufacturing and cross-border movement of vehicles remain vague or undefined. Sam Watkins,

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VRA asks “three key questions” in final 2021 Outlook Seminar

“Three key questions” will be put to a range of industry experts by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) in its final 2021 Outlook Seminar, being held online at 10 am on December 17. The webinar will discuss lessons learnt from 2020, the biggest opportunities in 2021, as well as the risks and dangers facing the

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