Category: VRA News

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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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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