Tag: New Car Sales

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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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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VRA Seminar sponsors’ blog

What is the legal picture for connected and autonomous cars? Jonathan Butler, Geldards I’m often asked what the next big legal development on the horizon in the motor industry will be. At the moment – dare I say, I don’t think it’s electric – it’s connected and autonomous vehicles (“CAV”). Happily, the UK is pretty

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Speaker programme announced for VRA’s “2020 Vision” seminar as event reaches capacity

The speaker programme for the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s “2020 Vision” seminar has been announced as the event reaches capacity with the final delegate spaces booked. More than 150 industry professionals are expected to attend The Slate at Warwick University on Wednesday 27th November to hear a programme designed to help equip them to meet the

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Key issues facing the remarketing sector in 2020 is subject of major, free seminar from VRA

The challenges facing the remarketing sector in 2020 is the subject of a major, free seminar that has been announced by the Vehicle Remarketing Association, which represents organisations involved in buying, selling and preparing 1.5 million used vehicles every year. “2020 Vision” will take a wide-ranging look at issues likely to affect the used car

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Retail motor industry “must do more” to educate customers on new fuel choices

The retail motor industry must do more to educate customers on the wide range of fuel choices they now face, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association were told at the organisation’s July member meeting. Both David Bailey, professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, and Rupert Pontin, insight director at Cazana,

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Outstanding recalls could be next used-car issue of interest for Trading Standards

Outstanding manufacturer recalls could be the next issue of interest for Trading Standards in the used-car sector, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, says that it has received reports of dealers being asked about this issue

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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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Highest ever attendance for VRA meeting is “sign of current, increased interest in remarketing”

Almost 50 people attended last week’s Vehicle Remarketing Association member meeting in what the organisation described as a “sign of the current, increased interest in remarketing.” Held at the premises of GEFCO in Coventry, the event covered the latest developments in leasing company remarketing. VRA members together are involved in handling, selling, inspecting, transporting or

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Latest developments in leasing company remarketing to be discussed at VRA’s March meeting

The latest developments in leasing company remarketing is the theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next meeting, taking place on 14 March at GEFCO in Coventry. Key presentations will include Dean Bowkett of Bowkett Consulting, who has just completed a comprehensive report on high-level developments in the leasing sector and how they are likely to

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VRA adds its support to BVRLA’s new WLTP consultation campaign

The Vehicle Remarketing Association has added its support to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association’s response to the current Government’s WLTP consultation. Sam Watkins, chair at the VRA, said that her organisation shared the BVRLA’s concern about how the potential, negative impact on the company car sector could have widespread repercussions. She explained: “The

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New car diesel sales falling fast enough to cause potential shortages in future

New diesel car sales are falling so quickly that there could be shortages of them on the used market in the near future, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation – which represent companies that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year – says that while new car

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