Category: VRA News

VRA “Five Minute Briefing” looks at current used car and van supply issues

Supply issues affecting the used car and van sectors are the subject of the latest “Five Minute Briefing” from the Vehicle Remarketing Association. Six experts from the industry body’s board have summarised in a single paragraph what they expect to be the result of the current headwinds affecting availability including the semiconductor shortage, the COVID

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VRA tackles used car and van stock shortages at June webinar

Stock shortages affecting the used car and van markets will be the subject of the sixth in the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA)’s New Normal Briefing series of webinars. David Bailey, professor of business economics at the University of Birmingham’s Business School will open the presentations, explaining how the semiconductor shortage, Brexit and the pandemic have

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Jonathan-Butler

Jonathan Butler named legal counsel at VRA

The Vehicle Remarketing Association has named Jonathan Butler as its first-ever legal counsel. The partner and head of automotive at Geldard’s has been a member of the VRA board since 2019, and has been in legal practice since 1996, establishing a widely-respected specialism in motor industry matters. Philip Nothard, chair at the VRA, said: “Legal

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VRA announces “Getting Back to Business” webinar

New issues arising as the used vehicle sector emerges from the pandemic is the theme of the fifth in the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA)’s New Normal Briefing series of webinars. Called “Getting Back to Business” and being held at 10am on Thursday 20th May, speakers will include Steve Young, managing director at ICDP, and Chris

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The VRA Member Briefing

Listen to the new VRA member podcast Our short 10-15 minute podcasts are designed for VRA members to find out about other members, acting as a kind of networking tool while we are all still largely working remotely. 1 Nick Chadaway, managing director of DMN Logistics, about his career, his company and his views on

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Glenn Sturley appointed as first VRA Ambassador

Glenn Sturley has been appointed to the newly-created role of Ambassador for the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The move has been made in recognition of his service to the industry body and in recognition of his unique position in the remarketing sector. Philip Nothard, chair at the VRA, explained: “Glenn has been a stalwart of the

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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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Philip Nothard

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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