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Nissan can live with the Brexit deal – for now.

Having previously stressed the risks of a no trade deal for its entire European business model, Nissan has committed to assembling cars at its Sunderland plant – for now at least. That should mean that its new Qashqai model – delayed from last year amidst Brexit uncertainty – will now go ahead this year without facing tariffs

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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 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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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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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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Major speakers on Brexit and current state of car market announced for VRA AGM

Two major speakers have been announced for the Annual General Meeting of the Vehicle Remarketing Agency, taking place at BCA Birmingham on 10th July. David Bailey is professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and a ‘UK in a Changing Europe’ senior fellow. He is also the author of the

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Major free seminar on “The Challenges of 2019” for used car sector announced

A major free seminar on “The Challenges of 2019” facing the used car and van sectors has been announced by The Vehicle Remarketing Association, which represents organisations involved in the buying, selling and preparation of 1.5 million used vehicles every year. Sponsored by Manheim and taking place at the Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, on

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Glass’s Comment on SMMT and Interest Rate

Rupert Pontin, Glass’s director of valuations, said: “Yesterday’s release of the new car registration figures for July from the SMMT is broadly in line with Glass’s expectations and it is good to see that the market appears to be holding its own for the moment in a general climate of consumer concern. However, it is

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Brexit won’t affect used car market until Q4, say Glass’s

The UK’s decision to Brexit probably won’t materially start to affect the UK used car market until the fourth quarter of 2016, say Glass’s. The motor industry data market leader is forecasting that it will take at least this long for the initial impact of Brexit to start to make itself felt. The summer break,

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Glass’s Comment on EU Referendum

Rupert Pontin, director of valuations, Glass’s, said: “This is an interesting result that sees the UK very much embark on a new chapter that is largely unwritten. If the Brexit voters are correct in their thinking, it could create greater prosperity for the country in the long term but, over the next few months and years, the road

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‘Staying in the EU best for business and jobs’ insists SMMT

Staying in the European Union is best for its business and best for British jobs, says the Society of  Motor Manufacturers and Traders today, three days before the EU referendum. The SMMT, which represents the UK automotive industry, said it wants to ensure there is “absolute clarity on the sector’s position given recent misrepresentations in

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