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The deal and UK Automotive

That a trade deal has been at been agreed at the last minute between the UK and EU comes as a huge relief for manufacturing sectors like automotive, which would have faced tariffs of 10% on exports and imports in the event of no deal – an outcome widely viewed as potentially ‘devastating’ for the

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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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VRA provides “essential” Brexit briefing in penultimate 2021 Outlook Seminar series

An ”essential” Brexit briefing is to be provided by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) in its penultimate 2021 Outlook Seminar, being held online at 10am on December 3. David Bailey, professor of business economics at the University of Birmingham’s Business School, who has established himself as an expert in the effects of Brexit on the

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Enhanced social restrictions brings click and collect into focus

To adhere to the latest government imposed COVID-19 lockdown, on November 5 car dealers in England temporarily closed their physical sales operations for the second time in a year. Lockdown-2 follows similarly enhanced social restrictions seen in other parts of the UK. Despite this economic setback, many dealers continue to offer cars for sale through

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Vehicle Retailing in 2021 is subject of third in VRA’s Outlook Seminar series

Vehicle Retailing in 2021 will be the subject of the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA)’s third 2021 Outlook Seminar at 10am on 19th November. The main presentation will come from Mike Jones of ASE Global while Philip Nothard of Cox Automotive will talk about the latest Insight Report findings. The webinar is the latest in a series of five briefing events that the VRA

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New and Used Car market in 2021 is subject of VRA’s second Outlook Seminar

Three of the UK’s leading used car valuation experts will be speaking at the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA)’s second 2021 Outlook Seminar on 5th November. Derren Martin, head of UK valuations at Cap Hpi, Rupert Pontin, director of insight at Cazana and Jayson Whittington, chief car editor at Glass’s will be answering questions on The

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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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