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Below are the latest bodyshop news headlines. Click a headline to read the introduction to the story. The full bodyshop news stories appear on the ABP Club members' forum.

04/12/20 - 14:08   Auto Trader - has 350,000 cars available to buy via click and collect or home delivery
   
04/12/20 - 14:01   Aviva - most Brits used lockdown 2.0 to review finances
   
04/12/20 - 13:32   Allianz Insurance - ranked number 29 in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List
   
04/12/20 - 13:23   Mitsubishi Motors - all 112 Mitsubishi Motors service and parts points across the UK are open
   
04/12/20 - 13:14   RAC comments on latest DfT figures - "million pound question now is what happens next?"
   
04/12/20 - 13:09   SMMT - UK new van market up 8.8% in November
   
04/12/20 - 12:25   Motor traffic down 19% (to September 2020) -
   
04/12/20 - 12:02   Caversham Coachworks - win Best Vehicle Body Repair Centre - South East England in the Southern Enterprise Awards
   
04/12/20 - 11:50   LKQ Euro Car Parts - advice as van drivers and delivery fleets across the UK are struggling to book Class 7 MOTs
   
04/12/20 - 11:32   IMI article - time to get Brexit ready, says Steve Nash
   
04/12/20 - 11:18   NFDA - "significant, sustained growth in the electric vehicle sector is positive, especially given the challenging 2030 deadline"
   
04/12/20 - 10:59   COVID-19 Support Fund (insurers) - donates £7.8m to Carers Trust and Action for Children to support unpaid carers
   
04/12/20 - 10:49   What Car? - Car of the Year Awards 2021: 167 cars that have been nominated across 20 categories
   
04/12/20 - 10:39   BookMyGarage - franchised workshops face £300m loss over next 12 months as a result of continued slowdown in new car sales
   
04/12/20 - 10:32   Government - crackdown on restrictive employment contracts; 1.8 million low paid workers can pick up extra work if they want to
   
04/12/20 - 09:35   Auto Trader - lockdown had little impact on used car prices; av. price in November was £14k, up 8.5% YoY
   
04/12/20 - 09:24   SMMT - November new car market decline -27%; year-to-date registrations down -30%
   
04/12/20 - 08:03   Goodwood - confirms 2021 dates for Members Meeting (15 - 16 May), Festival of Speed (8 - 11 July) and Revival (17 - 19 Sept)
   
03/12/20 - 14:05   Hastings Direct - partner with Cambridge Mobile Telematics Partner to offer customers better motor premium pricing
   
03/12/20 - 13:54   Car-O-Liner - increase technician efficiency and workshop profits with the new portable storage cart for PointX II
   
03/12/20 - 13:48   Take part in an survey about SME vehicle usage and making the switch to electric vehicles - £prizes for taking part in the survey
   
03/12/20 - 13:31   BuyaCar.co.uk - 67% increase in used EV sales during 2020
   
03/12/20 - 13:23   Hot topic on the Forum... "high salvage returns for insurers" and the green parts debate
   
03/12/20 - 13:09   Institute of Directors (IoD) - businesses innovating in response to COVID-19
   
03/12/20 - 12:33   GKN Automotive driving the electric revolution with eDrive technologies now powering 13 more global car models
   
03/12/20 - 12:18   MoneySuperMarket - footballers top the car insurance premiums table for 2nd year running
   
03/12/20 - 12:08   ERS - specialist motor insurer advances expansion plans with Arcus (Lloyd’s syndicate) transaction
   
03/12/20 - 11:53   iRG - the ONLY Christmas advert you need to watch this year is a bodyshop one!
   
03/12/20 - 11:36   Volvo Cars Safety Centre - celebrates 20 years of crashing at least one brand-new Volvo a day
   
03/12/20 - 11:23   RAC - fuel prices static despite sharp rise in the price of oil adding $10 to a barrel
   
03/12/20 - 11:10   Citizens Advice - electric vehicle charging "must be simple and easy to understand"
   
03/12/20 - 11:07   Tractable - how LKQ implemented a scalable AI solution across millions of vehicles
   
03/12/20 - 10:40   Messe Frankfurt UK (organisers of Automechanika Birmingham) - auto:resource: new online directory for automotive aftermarket
   
03/12/20 - 10:27   AA - just a quarter of drivers planning a Christmas car journey, equating to fewer than 8 million on the road
   
03/12/20 - 10:23   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - electric vehicle charging market study
   
03/12/20 - 09:56   Carzam.co.uk - used car website goes lives offering click-and-buy and next day deliveries
   
03/12/20 - 09:40   India: Tata Motors - 74% market share of the EV market in India; 2,000 Tata Nexon EV sold since launch in April
   
02/12/20 - 15:37   Bentley - Brexit has meant parts stock levels increased from 2 to 14 working days; cargo jets on standby to fly bodyshells into UK
   
02/12/20 - 14:32   Markerstudy - completes its acquisition of Co-op Insurance as announced in January 2019
   
02/12/20 - 13:58   TC Harrison Ford & BCA - sign two-year exclusive remarketing deal
   
02/12/20 - 13:42   USA: Enterprise Holdings - $120m (£90m) commitment to advance social and racial equity and tackle food poverty
   
02/12/20 - 13:36   Axalta - launches AquaECTM 3500 Edge Protection Electrocoat
   
02/12/20 - 13:33   BookMyGarage - avoidable vehicle faults, inc empty screen wash, failed bulbs and objects obstructing driver’s view, cause MOT failures
   
02/12/20 - 12:38   IMPROVE from Peritus (part of the ABP Club Training Hub) - offering 50% discount on all annual contracts purchased before 24 Dec
   
02/12/20 - 12:30   Ecclesiastical - specialist insurer partners with the Insurance Fraud Bureau to help combat property and casualty fraud
   
02/12/20 - 12:30   Ecclesiastical - specialist insurer partners with the Insurance Fraud Bureau to help combat property and casualty fraud
   
02/12/20 - 12:11   Ben - £0.5m pledged to automotive charity after plea last month to help with funding shortfall
   
02/12/20 - 11:47   Autoglass - to enhance existing cleaning procedures carried out by technicians with add-on 'Full Interior' sanitisation service
   
02/12/20 - 11:19   Auto Trader - 2030 announcement doubles new car EV leads
   
02/12/20 - 11:04   Compare the Market - drivers penalised for waiting until the last minute to switch insurance
   
02/12/20 - 10:25   Solera - acquires software provider behind PlanManager, InSyPro, to boost global expansion of the bodyshop management solution
   
02/12/20 - 09:35   CUPRA - SEAT Group's performance brand, based on its electrified models, to launch 58-site retail network
   
02/12/20 - 09:05   Groupe PSA - 100% of Light Commercial Vehicles portfolio in Europe electrified before end of 2021
   
01/12/20 - 20:17   Royal Mail - postage up from 1 Jan; lst class letter up 9p to 85p (12% rise) and 2nd class up 1p to 66p (1.5% rise); last rise was March
   
01/12/20 - 16:13   Rob Smale's blog for Post mag - "Building a more sustainable approach to motor claims"
   
01/12/20 - 14:16   Bodyshops... boost profitability with free training offer from Eco Repair Systems
   
01/12/20 - 13:24   CAPS - weekly claims report for w/e 28 Nov: down 11% week-on-week to 94% pre-lockdown 2.0 levels
   
01/12/20 - 12:36   Tracker - recovered £657,640 worth of vehicles in October (total of 36 vehicles)
   
01/12/20 - 12:24   Drive System Design expands electrified powertrain test facilities as industry trends towards increased electrification
   
01/12/20 - 11:42   One month to go - FCA reminds firms to be ready for end of transition period
   
01/12/20 - 11:41   Motorcycle Live Online in association with Bikesure Insurance - 120 manufacturers & key brand holders make show a success
   
01/12/20 - 10:36   SME Finance Monitor - more SMEs planning for the future, but a third anticipate threats rather than opportunities ahead
   
01/12/20 - 10:23   The FCA loyalty penalty update - progress two years on from the CMA’s super-complaint investigation
   
01/12/20 - 10:11   Groupe PSA UK - Managing Director Alison Jones appointed SMMT Vice President
   
01/12/20 - 09:56   Big Brother bodyshops? - intrusive technology at work on the rise during coronavirus
   
01/12/20 - 09:44   insurethebox - young drivers 18% more likely to have an accident in winter than in the summer
   
30/11/20 - 17:44   MASS (Motor Accident Solicitors Society) - calls for MoJ to urgently review governance of new insurance funded Official Injury Claim service
   
30/11/20 - 15:28   COVID- government confirms "essential business lunches" in indoor settings ARE allowed under new Tier- 2 restrictions but not Xmas lunches
   
30/11/20 - 14:59   IGA - donate £20,000 to BEN on behalf of its members
   
30/11/20 - 14:27   Isle of Man TT - 2021 races cancelled due to COVID-19 uncertainties; were due to take place 29 May to 12 June 2021; will return in 2022
   
30/11/20 - 14:00   PPG - to acquire Ennis-Flint, a global manufacturer of coatings inc pavement markings, for $1.15 billion
   
30/11/20 - 13:49   SMMT - appoint Groupe PSA UK’s Managing Director, Alison Jones, as new Vice President
   
30/11/20 - 13:38   MotorEasy - extends electric car warranty to cover degradation of the drive battery
   
30/11/20 - 13:19   LKQ Euro Car Parts - customers donate more than £10,000 to BEN
   
30/11/20 - 11:44   NFDA - new survey reveals 63% of dealers plan to recruit technicians in next 3 months and 37% plan to recruit apprentices
   
30/11/20 - 11:32   Hyundai and INEOS (makers of Grenadier 4x4, original Defender look-a-like) - sign agreement on hydrogen powered vehicles
   
30/11/20 - 11:24   AstaZero - building the world's longest indoor track (700m long and 40m wide) for testing self-driving vehicles in Sweden
   
30/11/20 - 11:13   British Motor Show (Farnborough, 19 - 22 Aug 2021) - strikes five-year sponsorship deal with cinch (BCA), "the faff-free car buying service"
   
28/11/20 - 12:01   Daily Mail - an investigation carried out for us by Vcheck reveals 4,000 previous write-offs for sale as used cars on a "well known" website
   
27/11/20 - 13:55   LV= Broker - awarded ICS ServiceMark Accreditation
   
27/11/20 - 13:31   Maldon Car Body - bodyshop nominated for 'Kindness Award' for loaning courtesy cars to NHS workers
   
27/11/20 - 12:50   Caura - UK car ownership app start-up to offer insurance (inc. via Aviva and Markerstudy)
   
27/11/20 - 12:36   LV= - appoints Simon Hird (ex L&G General Insurance) as Partnership Director
   
27/11/20 - 12:16   TechMan - urges workshops to streamline business processes after "unimaginable year of restrictions and abnormal workloads"
   
27/11/20 - 12:05   ECA Business Energy (an ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider) - bodyshops, achieve 100% compliance with energy obligations
   
27/11/20 - 11:42   Britishvolt - advanced battery tech company announces plan for new global HQ in West Midlands
   
27/11/20 - 11:16   Symach - new, free educational webinar for repairers: “Opening or Renovating your bodyshop?”
   
27/11/20 - 11:01   MG Cannon - celebrate winning ‘Bodyshop of the Year’ in the 2020 Motor Trader Awards
   
27/11/20 - 10:05   Groupe PSA's Black Friday deal - offers all car owners – regardless of their make and model - half price MOT if booking a service
   
27/11/20 - 09:48   "Big Brother motorists" submit more than 35 dash cam videos to UK police every day - 52,000 videos sent & dash cam usage up 850% since 2017
   
26/11/20 - 14:11   Caura blog - "the electric car revolution is coming (again!) and here’s what will kill it… "
   
26/11/20 - 13:55   BuyaCar - appoints "OEM veteran" Mark Hamilton as National Account Director
   
26/11/20 - 13:51   AXA - launches an innovative global program for the health and well-being of its employees
   
26/11/20 - 13:44   MotorEasy - extended warranty for EVs and HEVs is the first UK direct warranty to cover degradation of the Drive Battery
   
26/11/20 - 13:06   S&G Response - apprentices are winners of the Apprentice Star Awards November 2020
   
26/11/20 - 12:47   Green NCAP - returns with revamped rating scheme and fresh results
   
26/11/20 - 12:24   ETSC - weakening of vehicle safety regulations could lead to up to 1,300 extra road deaths a year
   
26/11/20 - 12:07   Cazoo - new £1m Customer Centre in Ipswich creates 15 new jobs
   
26/11/20 - 11:48   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production falls by -25.6% as 6,761 units
   
26/11/20 - 11:31   Finder - average driver will have reduced their mileage by almost 800 miles this year & can save 48% by using PAYG insurance
   
26/11/20 - 10:56   SMMT - £55bn hit: Brexit tariff damage as new figures reveal ‘no deal’ would cut vehicle production by two million over next five years
   
26/11/20 - 10:34   What Car? - more than half of car buyers disagree with 2030 petrol and diesel car ban
   
26/11/20 - 09:54   Resolution Foundation - by 2025 average wages are now on track to be £1,200 lower than forecast pre-pandemic
   
26/11/20 - 09:20   October UK car production down -18.2% - latest data from the SMMT
   
26/11/20 - 09:10   SMMT - "UK Automotive can help every region across Britain to level up"
   
25/11/20 - 22:36   Axa - Mark Heaton (head of engineering) leaves and joins TF Smiths (Fix Auto Bradford, Keighley and Leeds) as Head of Engineering
   
25/11/20 - 22:36   Axa - David Corner (head of motor claims supply chain) leaves and joins Vizion Network as Business Development Manager
   
25/11/20 - 20:00   Eco Repair Systems - Trevor Ferris's Flatliner business forms training alliance with Cornerstone Technologies and publishes 3 new brochures
   
25/11/20 - 14:58   Motor Trader Awards - many congratulations to MG Cannon who won the Bodyshop of the Year award
   
25/11/20 - 14:00   UK motor insurance market to record profit in 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdowns - but loss expected in 2021 due to "repair inflation"
   
25/11/20 - 13:51   AA - on the right road as £219m acquisition set to “safeguard the future”
   
25/11/20 - 13:46   Power-TEC - compact and powerful panel repair welder, complete with slide hammer plus accessories
   
25/11/20 - 13:35   Voting opens for 2021 What Car? Reader Award
   
25/11/20 - 13:16   Spending Review – £280bn spending "to get our country through coronavirus"; inc £2bn on transport
   
25/11/20 - 12:54   AW Repair Group - to open 11th bodyshop site in Lincoln
   
25/11/20 - 12:39   Government reveals five days of festive freedom – AA comments
   
25/11/20 - 12:31   RSA - CEO, Stephen Hester, to get £16m windfall when deal to sell business is concluded; he has been paid £22.2m since joining RSA in 2014
   
25/11/20 - 12:13   Cambria - results for y/e August 2020: profits down 18% on turnover down 20%; "significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic"
   
25/11/20 - 12:06   MANN HUMMEL - to close Wolverhampton manufacturing facility in the UK due to automotive sector volume decline
   
25/11/20 - 12:04   MANN+HUMMEL - to close Wolverhampton manufacturing facility in the UK due to automotive sector volume decline
   
25/11/20 - 11:50   AA - board accept offer from consortium of TowerBrook and Warburg Pincus; values AA at £219m; insurance seen as a "key growth driver"
   
25/11/20 - 11:41   GoCompare - acquired by Future, publisher of Country Life magazine for £594m; Sir Peter Wood will get £50m cash with a £180m shareholding
   
25/11/20 - 11:38   CRASH Services - accident management company invest £600K in Belfast office inc. staff gym and rooftop garden
   
25/11/20 - 10:57   GS Yuasa Academy - battery training program receives IMI accreditation
   
25/11/20 - 10:10   Young person looking for an apprenticeship in the Birmingham area next year... can you help?
   
25/11/20 - 10:06   Delphi Technologies Aftermarket - new modular ADAS kit from BorgWarner
   
25/11/20 - 09:45   The IMI - we need 70,500 qualified technicians to support future EV vehicle parc (5% of UK automotive technicians are currently ready)
   
25/11/20 - 09:30   USA: MSX International - how aftersales services - "the key profit driver for VMs" - have changed in the US "in line with the new normal"
   
25/11/20 - 00:06   CAPS - latest data; "analysis so far indicates that we'll continue to see exchange levels remain as they are"
   
24/11/20 - 13:52   Premier Group - great celebration video from the team... winners of the 'Best New Bodyshop Site' award at the Night of Knights
   
24/11/20 - 13:43   Autocar Drivers of Change awards - car buying app, EV charging initiative and cyber-protection platform are winners
   
24/11/20 - 13:29   Rolls-Royce - newly developed bespoke paint: ‘Neon Nights’; neon-effect paint finish applied to Technical Fibre fascia
   
24/11/20 - 13:09   Zurich - now number one in insurance sector Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) ratings
   
24/11/20 - 12:50   Fix Auto Edinburgh Central - owners open second bodyshop, Fix Auto Dundee
   
24/11/20 - 12:20   Tailgating accidents have halved over last five years
   
24/11/20 - 12:04   AA - UK traffic levels fell to 25% of the normal during lockdown 1.0 BUT speeding jumped by up to 7%
   
24/11/20 - 11:43   Government data confirms first lockdown led to a rise in speeding
   
24/11/20 - 11:12   Mirka - new waterborne, silicone-free polishing compound for bodyshops, Polarshine 12 Black
   
24/11/20 - 11:07   BookMyGarage.com - Liverpool is the most expensive UK city for car insurance
   
24/11/20 - 10:58   SYNETIQs - to expand Doncaster site by 25 acres to handle more vehicles; part of strategy to operate from fewer but larger sites
   
24/11/20 - 10:48   (reports) TrustFord - selling 4.44 acre Alperton site (showroom, aftersales, bodyshop & parts facility) for £35m
   
24/11/20 - 09:55   Ford-owned e-scooter firm Spin - £100k UK independent research fund to advance micromobility policy frameworks & safety
   
24/11/20 - 09:38   Motor Ombudsman's Garage Star Awards - Dukes AutoTech, an independent garage in Cornwall, is the national winner
   
24/11/20 - 09:31   Insurance and Mobility Solutions [IMS] - insurers can interact directly with customers to improve driving behaviour and reduce accidents
   
24/11/20 - 09:24   Majenta Solutions - uncovers surprising losses in so-called ‘Hidden Factories’
   
23/11/20 - 16:40   AA - Update on Possible Offer: confirm consortium of TowerBrook Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus International have submitted offer
   
23/11/20 - 14:02   Auto Trader - makes "significant" donation to Ben and commitment to volunteering & further support
   
23/11/20 - 13:49   Pinweld and its partners, TWI and Rainbow Engineering - disruptive tech set to "revolutionise" the plastic industry worldwide
   
23/11/20 - 13:37   IMS (part of Trak Global) - launches Engagement Toolset after testing delivers 7.0% reduction in loss ratios
   
23/11/20 - 12:27   USA: General Motors - launch new insurance agency, OnStar Insurance Service
   
23/11/20 - 12:11   carwow - winners of the new 'Retailer and Leasing Broker Awards'
   
23/11/20 - 11:58   Autoglass - appointed as preferred glass repair, replacement and recalibration supplier for Ageas Insurance
   
23/11/20 - 11:16   Autocar Electric - new EV homepage on Autocar’s website
   
23/11/20 - 11:06   TrustFord - donate £20,000 to Charity Partner Ben (on top of the £40,000 already raised for Ben this year)
   
23/11/20 - 10:45   Tracker - partners with Grove & Dean to protect vehicles and reduce motor insurance premiums
   
23/11/20 - 10:34   SMMT 2020 Update Live - Tues 24 Nov at 1pm: Alok Sharma MP (BEIS) & Autocar Drivers of Change Awards
   
23/11/20 - 10:10   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - Autumn 2020 Dealer Attitude Survey results: BMW highest retail labour rate
   
23/11/20 - 10:00   Kennedys - boosts non-contentious insurance practice with partner hire
   
23/11/20 - 09:54   ABI - issue Brexit insurance advice for motorists in Northern Ireland
   
23/11/20 - 09:50   Mercedes-Benz Vans - 45% of van drivers say 2020 has been one of the busiest years ever
   
23/11/20 - 09:40   Solera Audatex - Dave Shepherd joins panel of speakers at Reuter's 'The Future of Insurance Europe' event (24-25 November)
   
22/11/20 - 22:16   Car traffic levels - down 15 percentage points on weekdays and 25 percentage points at weekends since new English lockdown began on 5 Nov
   
22/11/20 - 17:20   USA: CenterOak Partners (private equity firm) announce the formation of CollisionRight, a regional multi-shop operator of 20 body repairers
   
20/11/20 - 14:08   ABP Club events for 2021
   
20/11/20 - 13:55   North East Wastefront - recycling plant gains backing from global energy giant
   
20/11/20 - 13:43   HM Treasury - COVID-19 support schemes back nearly 1.5 million businesses across the UK
   
20/11/20 - 13:10   Auto Trader Market Report - number of consumers who’d consider buying a car completely online has increased to 41% (up from 37% in 2019)
   
20/11/20 - 13:00   SYNETIQ Winsford - to be the new centre of excellence for electric vehicle recycling
   
20/11/20 - 12:13   NBRA's Michael Wicks leads fundraising drive to help "brighten up Christmas for Teenage Cancer Trust UCLH"
   
20/11/20 - 11:57   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - challenges in establishing the electric charging infrastructure required for mass EV take-up
   
20/11/20 - 11:26   S&G Response - Apprentices at S&G supported through lockdown and awarded ‘Star Apprentice Award’
   
20/11/20 - 11:16   Can you help a fellow ABP Club Member with a recommendation for damaged bumper collection/recycling in Cambridgeshire?
   
20/11/20 - 11:16   Can you help a fellow ABP Club Member with a recommendation for damaged bumper collection/recycling recommendations in Cambridgeshire?
   
20/11/20 - 10:50   FCA Business Interruption insurance court case update - judgment from the Supreme Court before Christmas or in January
   
20/11/20 - 10:37   TrustFord Edgware - donates £1,000 towards a new Ford Transit Custom to a local soup kitchen
   
20/11/20 - 10:17   Re: Maxxia Courtesy car refurbishment costs - info from Club member, Aidan Minogue
   
20/11/20 - 10:07   Barlow Street Motors - Greater Manchester-based bodyshop joins Fix as Fix Auto Worsley
   
20/11/20 - 09:32   Motofix Accident Repair Centres - 10/10 for 'Strictly Brilliant Bodyshop' Swindon team!
   
20/11/20 - 09:15   Fix Auto Felixstowe - Suffolk bodyshop installs PPG's Moonwalk paint system
   
20/11/20 - 09:02   Forum post re 'Green' insurance policies
   
20/11/20 - 07:29   Happy Birthday Dave Sargeant! - 2017 Industry Knight hits the BIG 5-0
   
19/11/20 - 19:52   Claims mag - finalists and winners of all 17 of its on-line British Claims awards
   
19/11/20 - 14:11   ‘Virtual’ Christmas parties – call for clarity from HMRC
   
19/11/20 - 13:53   BBC report - 1,033 people were withdrawn from apprenticeship programmes (March and July) because they had been made redundant
   
19/11/20 - 13:47   DS - interesting What Car? interview with the MD of French premium brand DS (which has just 0.14% UK market share) about EVs & brand
   
19/11/20 - 13:42   ABI blog - Gerry Lavin from workplace tech firm, Citrix, on 'Technology’s role in the future of sustainability'
   
19/11/20 - 12:37   MoneySuperMarket - Cornwall and Wiltshire top the nation’s pothole hotspots
   
19/11/20 - 12:14   Axalta - congratulates the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team and Lewis #HAMIL7ON on making #HIS7ORY
   
19/11/20 - 12:02   DS Automobiles - will be exclusively electrified by 2025
   
19/11/20 - 11:47   Nissan - 450 EV drivers apply to join the new Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid (V2G) trial
   
19/11/20 - 11:36   1.5 million older workers have felt discriminated against because of their age
   
19/11/20 - 11:24   NFDA - "practical barriers to the uptake of EVs" include charging infrastructure and cost
   
19/11/20 - 10:59   YouGov - new study reveals 80% driver use their cars at least two days each week; 24% drive a car every single day
   
19/11/20 - 10:23   Copart - welcome "bold vision" for greener vehicles "but planning for 2030 must begin now"
   
19/11/20 - 10:19   Lotus Engineering - launches new battery test facilities in Norfolk & West Midlands
   
19/11/20 - 10:07   TUC - 59,000 16-24 yr-olds lost their jobs in July to September, compared to 56,000 across all of 2019
   
19/11/20 - 09:54   FCA Business Interruption insurance court case update - timetable & link to videos of the appeal hearing
   
19/11/20 - 09:45   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - "many issues still unresolved" in push to a full Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) car parc by 2030
   
19/11/20 - 09:30   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] - reclaimed parts "cannot just be a Plan B for when Plan A fails "
   
19/11/20 - 08:56   Lloyd's of London - sees global pandemic insurance losses of up to $144 billion, much higher than previous estimates
   
19/11/20 - 08:35   CMA - fines ComparetheMarket £17.9 million; clauses used in the company’s contracts with home insurers breached competition law
   
18/11/20 - 13:53   Apple - cuts the rates that small businesses pay to use its App Store
   
18/11/20 - 13:44   ABI - number of people withdrawing all of their pension in one lump sum increased by 94%
   
18/11/20 - 13:29   Stable Vehicle Contracts (owned by Swansway Group) - new WhatsApp function for customer enquiries
   
18/11/20 - 13:06   RAC - car industry has "enormous task" on its hands
   
18/11/20 - 12:47   IAM RoadSmart - one in four drivers believe it is "acceptable" to drive at more than 80mph on a motorway
   
18/11/20 - 12:40   Auxillis - support's Admiral's NHS and emergency service worker mobility scheme: providing a free courtesy vehicle
   
18/11/20 - 12:26   Standox - low energy paint systems for the safe repair of electric and hybrid vehicles
   
18/11/20 - 11:59   USA: AXA XL and Xtract (motor claims analytical software) - motor insurer using digital claims liability decision-making
   
18/11/20 - 11:39   Europcar Mobility Group - "One Sustainable Fleet" programme = more than 1/3 of electric and hybrid vehicles in fleet in 2023
   
18/11/20 - 11:31   Auto Trader - interest in electric vehicles is the highest it’s ever been (77% of car buyers considering buying an EV)
   
18/11/20 - 11:22   DS Automobiles - mid-air haptic feedback and hand tracking gesture control tech to replace touchscreens and buttons
   
18/11/20 - 11:02   'Death traps' – over 130 miles of new smart motorways given the green light (RAC article)
   
18/11/20 - 10:43   RSA - agrees to be acquired by Intact (Canadian insurer) and Tryg (Nordic insurer) for £7.2 billion
   
18/11/20 - 10:39   Ben needs YOUR help - the charity is supporting 50% more people while its income falls by £1m
   
18/11/20 - 10:29   SMMT - success of EVs "will depend on reassuring consumers that they can afford these new technologies"
   
18/11/20 - 10:22   AA - comments on "incredibly ambitious" 2030 target for the ban of new petrol and diesel car sales
   
18/11/20 - 09:56   The sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned from 2030
   
18/11/20 - 09:41   2020 UK Customer Service Excellence Awards (UKCSEA) - winners include Plantec, Aviva, RightIndem, By Miles & Kindertons
   
18/11/20 - 09:22   Activate Accident Repair - appoints first apprentice, Ben McTaggart, a Panel Beater, at Activate's Glasgow bodyshop
   
17/11/20 - 23:36   Post mag British Insurance Awards - full list of all winners and finalists
   
17/11/20 - 13:58   BRIT (the British Repair Industry Trailblazer group) - fast tracks Accident Repair Technician Standard
   
17/11/20 - 13:54   Aviva - opens one of the UK’s largest solar and energy storage initiatives; solar carports and energy storage facilities at Perth office
   
17/11/20 - 13:29   AkzoNobel - two new solar projects boost sustainable coatings business
   
17/11/20 - 13:05   Activate Accident Repair - opens third bodyshop; new site in Leeds
   
17/11/20 - 12:59   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - auctions say it's "‘business as usual’ despite the lockdown"
   
17/11/20 - 12:53   Insurance Post and e2e - free live webinar tomorrow (Weds 18 Nov @11am) on using green parts in vehicle repair
   
17/11/20 - 12:48   Covéa Insurance - signs Race at Work Charter and steps up efforts to tackle workplace equality
   
17/11/20 - 12:33   carwow - Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) now represents over 15% of all cars sold on carwow this year
   
17/11/20 - 12:22   Zurich - first large institutional investor to prioritize the environmental and social goals of its impact investment portfolio
   
17/11/20 - 12:05   Chancellor considering options for a national road pricing scheme - drivers' views
   
17/11/20 - 11:58   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - urges HMRC to seek vat margin scheme solution for Northern Ireland dealers
   
17/11/20 - 11:50   Contactless payments in the bodyshop
   
17/11/20 - 11:46   Auto Trader - rate of growth in used car prices stabilises: av retail price down 0.2% year-on-year (YoY) from previous week
   
17/11/20 - 11:17   Autopromotec: 'Futurmotive – Digital Expo and Conference': Thursday 10 December
   
17/11/20 - 10:49   SEAT - receives its biggest ever fleet order with M Group: 700 new SEAT Ibiza FR models
   
17/11/20 - 10:19   Lockdown 2.0 - Glass’s still expects "a significant impact" on UK dealer’s profits despite 'click and collect'
   
17/11/20 - 10:13   BASF Glasurit: Repairers Choice Awards 2020 winner - "a huge thank you from the Glasurit team to our fantastic customers"
   
17/11/20 - 10:07   IMS (Insurance & Mobility Solutions, which pilots road user charging (RUC) projects in the US) - fairly generating revenue from road users
   
17/11/20 - 09:37   SMMT - UK new bus and coach market down -22%
   
17/11/20 - 09:08   Kwik Fit - just 8% of car owners expect their next vehicle to be fully electric
   
17/11/20 - 09:02   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - "deeply concerned about the government’s potential road pricing proposals"
   
16/11/20 - 13:55   MORE TH>N (RSA) - proportion of motor claims involving injured cyclists rising 50%; proposed Highway Code changes should ‘go further’
   
16/11/20 - 13:47   Gas Vehicle Network (GVN) - gas as a transport fuel offers "a low carbon solution" for road haulage
   
16/11/20 - 13:39   Ageas - Q3 results (motor): GWP £578.8m; COR 87.2% "good motor performance compensates for weather events" with lower claims frequency
   
16/11/20 - 13:07   CV Show - 2021 show moves from April to June
   
16/11/20 - 13:03   Allianz - launches Live Chat to enhance motor claims journey
   
16/11/20 - 12:46   HSE eBulletin - workplace spot checks and inspections continuing during coronavirus pandemic
   
16/11/20 - 12:37   Autocar article - 'will insurers pay if self-driving cars cause crashes?'
   
16/11/20 - 12:22   Consumer Intelligence - people will be travelling less and staying home more at Christmas
   
16/11/20 - 12:12   AW Repair Group - support local Lincolnshire charity, Rainbow Stars
   
16/11/20 - 11:54   Jaguar Land Rover - develops smart city hub - Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) - 12km of roads to test self-driving vehicle tech
   
16/11/20 - 11:47   Compare the Market - comments on "Rishi Sunak's plans to charge motorists for every mile they drive on Britain's roads"
   
16/11/20 - 11:42   Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) - members 'open for business’ during the current lockdown
   
16/11/20 - 11:27   The Night of Knights online awards have been viewed 942 times - video link (below) live until the end of the year
   
16/11/20 - 11:12   SYNETIQ - appoint Gavin Wood as Group Inventory, Pricing & Stock Control Manager
   
16/11/20 - 10:42   AA comment - Government considers road pricing (The Times article on Monday)
   
16/11/20 - 10:37   TRL - driver speed will dictate future improvements in road safety
   
16/11/20 - 10:13   Finesse Accident Repair Centres - gains Tesla Approved Bodyshop status
   
16/11/20 - 09:59   Bank of England (BoE) - warns insurers against being "optimistic in estimating losses from COVID-19 related claims"
   
16/11/20 - 09:38   Glass's - analysis of new car market in October: "least-worse month-on-month comparison versus 2019"
   
16/11/20 - 09:11   ACIS - congratulates distributor member, Supertune Automotive, for winning Paint Distributor of the Year award
   
16/11/20 - 08:36   Government - considering charging per mile to drive to fill £40 billion tax hole when we have to move to electric cars says Times
   
15/11/20 - 15:01   Nissan - new 2021 Qashqai; 50% more UHSS; aluminium doors, front wings and bonnet; structural bonding for pillars; composite tailgate
   
14/11/20 - 11:56   RAC - reaction comment on reports that UK Government is to bring forward ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2030
   
14/11/20 - 09:56   Government - to bring forward ban on sale of new pure petrol or diesel cars to 2030; sales of new hybrids to be allowed until 2035
   
13/11/20 - 14:01   AutoRaise -FMG, part of Redde Northgate, confirmed as new partner; provide closer working with former Nationwide vehicle repair sites
   
13/11/20 - 13:14   The Night of Knights Awards video has already been watched 892 times...
   
13/11/20 - 12:13   Repairers Choice Awards 2020 - the scoring is now available in the publications section of the ABP website
   
13/11/20 - 12:05   A reminder: the link (see below) for the Night of Knights Awards is available to watch until the end of the year
   
13/11/20 - 11:36   RAC - 56% drivers left stumped by ‘garage speak’
   
13/11/20 - 11:33   Excel Automotive Group (EAG) - new range of driveshafts, calipers and CV joints
   
13/11/20 - 11:31   Fix Auto UK - adds eighth repair centre - Station Garage in Castleford, West Yorkshire - to its own group
   
13/11/20 - 10:20   Thatcham Research - congratulates 2020 Industry Knight: Dean Lander
   
13/11/20 - 10:16   Absolute Alignment - stocking up to prepare for 2021 and Brexit
   
13/11/20 - 09:30   Michelin - launch the first tyre in the world to be carbon neutral at the point of purchase
   
13/11/20 - 09:05   Volvo Cars - the "most extreme crash test ever"
   
12/11/20 - 15:32   The 2020 Night of Knights have just been announced!
   
12/11/20 - 13:47   The Queen - extra Bank Holiday in June 2022 to allow 4-day weekend to celebrate her 70th anniversary as monarch
   
12/11/20 - 13:32   Car-O-Liner - updated approval document shows corrected information regarding the software requirements for the CTR9
   
12/11/20 - 13:23   Motofix Group - Liverpool Victoria General Insurance strengthens its partnership with Motofix Group
   
12/11/20 - 12:17   BuyaCar.co.uk - 120% increase in cars reserved for purchase during lockdown 2
   
12/11/20 - 11:59   BCA - average used car values remained above £8,000 for the fifth consecutive month
   
12/11/20 - 11:34   ‘Express’ pre-bookable EV charging arrives in UK
   
12/11/20 - 11:30   ONS - on Monday (9 Nov) traffic was 24% below level on Monday 3 Feb (lowest level since mid-June)
   
12/11/20 - 11:17   Kia Motors (UK) - score second place in Reputation.com’s report; UK dealerships occupy nine spots in the Top 50 Dealerships list
   
12/11/20 - 11:05   Tracker - accident rates (with telematics devices) reduce from 1 in 5, to 1 in 18 within the first 6 months of test
   
12/11/20 - 10:55   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and ENGIE EPS (Italian tech firm) - create JV in the e-mobility sector
   
12/11/20 - 10:20   Kickstart Scheme - 19,000 jobs created by government’s £2 billion Scheme so far
   
12/11/20 - 09:44   Thatcham Research - five-star safety from EV Mazda and hybrid Honda in latest Euro NCAP tests
   
11/11/20 - 14:13   Department for Transport - latest figures show 20% drop in traffic volumes during first few weekdays of latest English lockdown
   
11/11/20 - 14:08   IAM RoadSmart - 68% road users in the UK support banning people from wearing headphones while cycling
   
11/11/20 - 13:47   NEW CAPS Weekly Claims Analysis Report (W/E Saturday 7/11 vs W/E Saturday 3/10): claims at 106%
   
11/11/20 - 13:34   The LINK for tomorrow's online ABP CLUB Night of Knights - Thursday 12 November at 3pm
   
11/11/20 - 13:26   Specialist Cars - Chairman of the IMDA (dedicated to independent dealers) gives Tracker the seal of approval
   
11/11/20 - 13:22   RPM Welding - now offering welder servicing and validation
   
11/11/20 - 13:10   BCA - announces major new development in Bristol
   
11/11/20 - 12:52   Drive iQ - ‘Driver Safety 2021 & Beyond’ Survey
   
11/11/20 - 12:17   The FINALISTS for tomorrow’s ABP CLUB NIGHT OF KNIGHTS (Thursday 12 November 3pm)
   
11/11/20 - 12:00   Movac Group - Strengthen Business Development Team with 2 new appointments: Steve Lopez (ex 3M & LKQ) & Mark Cutter (ex Sait abrasives)
   
11/11/20 - 10:37   Retail Automotive Alliance (RAA) - two new Members - SG Petch and Clive Brook - are the latest dealer groups to join RAA in lockdown year
   
11/11/20 - 09:42   BMW Group UK - (with Enterprise Rent-A-Car & CAPS) launch new Accident Support service to direct repairs to BMW & MINI approved bodyshops
   
11/11/20 - 09:36   CarGurus - interest in EVs accelerating: 75% of customer enquiries for EVs from the last 12 months were between July and Sep
   
11/11/20 - 09:31   Excel Automotive Group (EAG) - welcomes Chris Burnside (Livingston Autoparts & 2 other motor factors) as a company director
   
11/11/20 - 00:15   Post Office - extend motor insurance partnership with BGL for a further 5 years
   
10/11/20 - 14:17   Advantage Parts Solutions - "double down" on commitment to keep repairers supplied with parts during lockdown
   
10/11/20 - 14:13   Autovista Group reports Volvo is to recall 120,000 cars globally after airbag defect
   
10/11/20 - 13:49   The 2020 Night of Knights Awards Ceremony takes place at 3pm on Thurs 12 November - check out the digital Event Programme, NOW!
   
10/11/20 - 13:22   Auxillis (part of Redde) - win JCT600 accident management account
   
10/11/20 - 13:09   SMMT - Q3 UK used car sales up 4.4%; 2,168,599 vehicles sold; top 3: Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Corsa
   
10/11/20 - 12:56   Sky News - ABI confirms motorists 'will still be insured' for non-essential lockdown journeys after claim drivers could pay £££ for repairs
   
10/11/20 - 12:46   ABI - confirms three new Board appointments
   
10/11/20 - 12:31   Motor Ombudsman - the automotive sector Ombudsman's new focus on "distance sales"
   
10/11/20 - 12:26   Fiat Chrysler Automobile UK - aftersales service remains open, inc. 'CAR@HOME' virtual appointment video service
   
10/11/20 - 12:20   SMH Fleet Solutions - fleet management firm appoints RWC Training to manage recruitment and development programme
   
10/11/20 - 12:08   SMMT - £735 million cost to industry of preparing for Brexit so far, with more than £235 million spent in 2020 alone
   
10/11/20 - 11:53   CBI - ONS figures show "toxic mix of a devastating rise in redundancies and very few people able to find alternative jobs"
   
10/11/20 - 11:26   Euro NCAP - Niels Ebbe Jacobsen appointed as new President and Chairman of the Board of Directors
   
10/11/20 - 11:15   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - independent garages provide consumers with "outstanding value for money"
   
10/11/20 - 11:06   National Windscreens - launch "next generation" digital platform; uses Vodafone to provide real time information across the business
   
10/11/20 - 10:45   ACIS - recruiting distribution partners to bring repairers more choice
   
10/11/20 - 10:28   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - releases annual injury and ill-health statistics for Great Britain
   
10/11/20 - 09:57   Institute of Directors (IoD) - responds as unemployment rises to 4.8% in September
   
10/11/20 - 09:53   insurethebox - data reveals motorists are 32% more likely to crash on the 13th when it falls on a Friday
   
10/11/20 - 08:09   Office National Statistics - UK unemployment rate is now rising sharply; redundancies have reached a record high; average pay up 1.3%
   
10/11/20 - 08:00   Direct Line Insurance Group - Q3 trading update: "motor claims frequency remained below pre-Covid-19 levels"
   
09/11/20 - 23:41   ADAS Alliance - launches the ADAS Dictionary; avoids confusion by standardising on clear terminology for 22 driver assistance systems
   
09/11/20 - 13:26   ECA Business Energy (an ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider) bill validation service - 25% of supplier invoices fail validation
   
09/11/20 - 12:40   Zurich - to "re-skill" 3,000 UK workers
   
09/11/20 - 12:31   University of Nottingham and the RAC Foundation - more driver training needed for semi-automated cars
   
09/11/20 - 12:03   SEAT and CUPRA - dealers in England remain "digitally open" during second lockdown; service departments remain open
   
09/11/20 - 11:58   RSA and RoSPA - new partnership after survey reveals 48% UK residents have been affected by serious accident
   
09/11/20 - 11:50   Allianz Partners UK - joins global initiative calling for Combined Charging System to become the global standard for EV charging
   
09/11/20 - 10:57   Gordon Murray Group - invest £50m in new global HQ and technology campus in Surrey
   
09/11/20 - 10:34   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - publish guide for franchised dealers on ‘Distance Selling’
   
09/11/20 - 10:26   Thatcham Research - Volkswagen ID.3 research project on damageability, repairability and parts/data availability
   
09/11/20 - 10:26   Thatcham Research - 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝗸𝘀𝘄𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗻 𝗜𝗗.𝟯 research project on damageability, repairability and parts/data availability
   
09/11/20 - 10:10   First Line (replacement steering & suspension components) - new rear trailing arm bush for Fiat Doblo 2010> / Vauxhall/Opel
   
09/11/20 - 10:02   Highways England - 10,000 tailgaters have been caught in just two weeks by new road cameras
   
09/11/20 - 09:47   Grove Group - new, bespoke digital stock control system available for all accident repair centres – 'Grove: Integrum'
   
09/11/20 - 09:24   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - 24% increase in sales of motorcycles (Oct 2020 vs Oct 2019)
   
09/11/20 - 09:10   RAC - 57% UK drivers say having access to a car is more important than it was before the coronavirus pandemic
   
06/11/20 - 14:38   Part Problem - new FREE to join forum set up by Accident Express to help repairers to source parts especially during lockdown and Brexit
   
06/11/20 - 14:38   Automechanika - first in series of webinars discussed "The impact of the coronavirus on the aftermarket"; here's their summary of discussion
   
06/11/20 - 13:39   SMMT - with showrooms shut for a month the CJRS is "a welcome lifeline"
   
06/11/20 - 13:16   2020 Night of Knights Awards Ceremony: 3pm on Thurs 12 November - ALL the finalists in our digital Event Programme
   
06/11/20 - 13:14   On-line Night of Knights awards ceremony, 3pm on Thurs 12 Nov - programme for event now available on-line
   
06/11/20 - 13:00   Auto Trader - "Brits refuse to let lockdown stop them buying cars"
   
06/11/20 - 12:55   “Flexible furlough can be a great tool when used well, but dangerous if it becomes a dependency”
   
06/11/20 - 12:50   Allianz - trading update Q3 2020: GWP - Allianz Insurance: down 5% to £1418m, LV= GI: up 31% to £1570m
   
06/11/20 - 12:50   IBIS TV - on-line event on 19 November (which replaced physical event in Monaco) postponed to Thursday 17 December
   
06/11/20 - 11:43   Excel Automotive Group (EAG) - repair consumables supplier remains open during lockdown
   
06/11/20 - 11:40   AutosOnShow (simplifies capturing video and imagery of dealer vehicle stock) - rolls out across the BMW and MINI network
   
06/11/20 - 11:08   AXIOM Accident Repair Centres - contactless repair service, bodyshop team briefings on COVID-19 and pre and post-repair valets
   
06/11/20 - 10:56   A sad frustrating announcement
   
06/11/20 - 10:56   Lovells Auto Body Centre (Peterborough) - reopened on Monday following refurb during COVID-19
   
06/11/20 - 10:43   Fix Auto Liverpool South - new bodyshop acquisition is 7th Fix Auto-owned site; building left vacant by Nationwide Accident Repair Services
   
06/11/20 - 10:13   BookMyGarage - "record-breaking" bookings for MOTs and services recorded as showrooms close doors
   
06/11/20 - 10:07   AD Williams Crawley - a Volvo Cars high achieving bodyshop winner for 2019
   
06/11/20 - 09:56   Car Shop (part of Sytner’s Car Supermarket Division) - WIP photos from the new Warrington preparation facility
   
06/11/20 - 09:45   End of month analysis of claims exchanged across the CAPS Platform (end of Oct 2020) - from 73% (Sept) to 74% (Oct)
   
06/11/20 - 09:25   OEC Vision - remain fully operational to locate and source OEM parts throughout lockdown 2.0
   
06/11/20 - 09:11   BMW UK – Aftersales Network *open for business*
   
05/11/20 - 19:53   Volvo Trucks - will launch a complete range of electric trucks up to 44 tonne in Europe next year
   
05/11/20 - 18:04   RSA - confirm offer made for company by Intact Financial Corp (who would keep Canada and UK) and Tryg (who would keep Scandinavia)
   
05/11/20 - 14:08   OFFICIAL PRESS STATEMENT: Government extends Furlough to March and increases self-employed support
   
05/11/20 - 14:05   Cox Automotive - Insight Report 2020 (a preview): the future of AFVs, car subscription models and rapid adoption of ADAS
   
05/11/20 - 13:44   BuyaCar - boss "bullish" about car sales under renewed lockdown as dealers welcome online business continuity
   
05/11/20 - 13:32   AW Repair Group - launch TecKnowlogy Centres with new website
   
05/11/20 - 13:23   Official - Government extends Furlough scheme (CJRS) to end of March and increases self-employed support
   
05/11/20 - 13:12   Harwoods Group - new Audi Aftersales Care facility in Portsmouth
   
05/11/20 - 12:55   Fintech Snoop raises over £10 million in crowdfund as it prepares to launch new auto bill-busting service
   
05/11/20 - 12:47   PPG Refinish UK & Ireland - supporting bodyshop customers through new COVID-19 restrictions
   
05/11/20 - 12:18   RSA - Q3 trading update: "excellent progress YTD 2020, with underwriting profit strongly up"
   
05/11/20 - 11:58   Furlough - BBC report at noon says furlough scheme to be extended until March; full details to be announced later today by Chancellor
   
05/11/20 - 11:58   Furlough - BBC report at noon says furlough scheme to be extended until March; full details to be announced later today by Chancellor
   
05/11/20 - 11:53   Stuart Evans (Unipart Automotive, IRIS Coatings and LKQ Coatings) - seeking a new role in the industry
   
05/11/20 - 11:29   Eurorepar Car Service (PSA Group) - help raise £15,000 for mental health charity, CALM
   
05/11/20 - 11:00   Jardine Motors (Jardine Holdings) - profit update Q3 2020: continues to face "challenging trading conditions"
   
05/11/20 - 10:40   Marshall Motor Group (8 bodyshop sites) - aftersales (bodyshop, parts & service) open as usual
   
05/11/20 - 10:36   Venson - 1 in 3 people confess to speeding: mature, employed, higher earners more likely to break the law than their younger counterparts
   
05/11/20 - 09:59   SMMT – October 2020 new car sales down 1.6% on last year to 140,945 due to Welsh “firebreak”; YTD new car sales down 31%
   
05/11/20 - 09:19   Drive Vauxhall Aftersales - remain open nationally throughout the November lockdown
   
05/11/20 - 09:11   World Skills - September 2021 competition postponed by a year to Oct / Nov 2022
   
05/11/20 - 09:09   ECA Business Energy (an ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider) - COVID-19 advice and support for bodyshops
   
04/11/20 - 14:08   "Repairs renew relationships for 3.8 million drivers" - motorists keep cars for av. 1y 2 m after paying for repairs (Kwik Fit)
   
04/11/20 - 14:03   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) & Car Wash Association (CWA) - welcomes decision to allow car washes on petrol forecourts to remain open
   
04/11/20 - 13:58   Ford - new tech designed to help drivers avoid blind spot collisions fitted to new Kuga SUV
   
04/11/20 - 13:38   FCA - "many CMCs have demonstrated a poor understanding of, and sometimes attitude to, their regulatory obligations"
   
04/11/20 - 12:50   British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - confirm next year's conference - 'BIBA 2021 – Strengthening Resilience' - as a virtual event
   
04/11/20 - 12:38   PPG Selemix (coating for light industrial) - launches re-brand and strengthens digital customer experience
   
04/11/20 - 12:01   IMI - new Live Chat available at theimi.org.uk: 8.30am until 5.30pm
   
04/11/20 - 11:17   ThingCo - named InsurTech 100 Business 2020
   
04/11/20 - 10:41   Guy Salmon Land Rover Wakefield (Sytner) - Bodyshop Specialist Andrew Harman helps dept. secure £121K sales, 45% thanks to AUTOPAD estimates
   
04/11/20 - 10:04   Ageas - announces new Chief Distribution Officer for UK
   
04/11/20 - 09:44   ŠKODA AUTO - innovative LED system indicates status of belt buckle at all times
   
04/11/20 - 09:36   Mazda - vehicles support RE:ACT Disaster Response (charity that repurposes military skills) during COVID-19 emergency operation
   
04/11/20 - 09:32   Lockdown 2 - Government rules published this morning specifically allow "car repair and MOT services" to stay open through latest lockdown
   
04/11/20 - 09:17   4% rise in unemployment amongst over 50s
   
04/11/20 - 09:09   RAC - drivers in line for fuel price cut as low oil demand pushes prices down
   
04/11/20 - 08:48   MOT garages are still open in England under the new national restrictions - IGA "fully support the government’s decision"
   
03/11/20 - 14:20   Bodyshop Solutions - launches innovative and “cost effective” riveting tool: XPac, from Wielander & Schill
   
03/11/20 - 14:04   Xtrac - Thatcham-based automotive and motorsport specialist presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise
   
03/11/20 - 13:47   Allianz - equips independent brokers with LinkedIn Learning
   
03/11/20 - 13:34   Selsia - launches new 'Accident Reporting by Selsia' app
   
03/11/20 - 13:23   TRICO (A1 Motor Stores, Autoparts Express, Carcessories, D&S Roe, EAG, Optimal, Pearl Products and Tetrosyl Express) - reveal £20k giveaway
   
03/11/20 - 12:42   Insurance Post and e2e - free live webinar (Weds 18 Nov @11am) on using green parts in vehicle repair
   
03/11/20 - 12:40   TrustFord - national Fleet and Parts operations, Service, Quicklane & MOT departments remain open
   
03/11/20 - 12:31   UK Government - awards £49 million funding to low carbon automotive projects
   
03/11/20 - 12:26   Snows - 47-site dealer group will continue to operate aftersales departments as usual
   
03/11/20 - 12:19   Copart - announces new Customer Excellence Centre in Bedford & new Claims Management System, ClaimHub
   
03/11/20 - 12:05   IMI - supports calls from trade bodies, NFDA and SMMT, for car showrooms to remain OPEN
   
03/11/20 - 11:53   SMMT - car dealer showrooms MUST STAY OPEN
   
03/11/20 - 11:37   NFDA - "vehicle dealerships should open – they are safe spaces"
   
03/11/20 - 11:25   MG Cannon: COVID-19 update - "remain fully operational and open for business as usual"
   
03/11/20 - 11:15   Prasco - planning ensures it will ride out the potential ‘perfect storm’ caused by Brexit and COVID-19
   
03/11/20 - 11:14   Finalists revealed for the 10 Repairers Choice awards (546 bodyshops took part and voted) plus the finalists for the 5 ABP awards
   
03/11/20 - 11:14   Finalists revealed for the 10 Repairers Choice awards (546 bodyshops took part and voted) plus the finalists for the 5 ABP awards
   
03/11/20 - 11:01   SYNETIQ - watch the transformation video of a written-off road car to Team BRIT’s BMW M240i race car
   
03/11/20 - 10:36   Eco Repair Systems - launches brand new bodyshop equipment website with 15% off all first orders from its online store
   
03/11/20 - 10:29   Auto Trader - October marks seven months of consecutive growth for used car prices, increasing 8.6% YoY
   
03/11/20 - 10:24   Stephensons - lockdown leads to significant fall in motor claims; 75% drop in number of vehicles on the road compared to pre-lockdown
   
03/11/20 - 10:17   IAA (digital marketplace for vehicle buyers and sellers, inc insurers, dealers & fleets) - continues UK operations through 2nd lockdown
   
03/11/20 - 09:50   Mercedes-Benz Vans UK - 6-figure investment in EV advertising during 'Great British Bake Off' & the England International Football Friendly
   
03/11/20 - 09:45   Porsche - confirm servicing, repair and trade parts will "continue to remain fully operational" through lockdown 2
   
03/11/20 - 09:40   Resolution Foundation - more than 1/3 workers are worried about catching COVID-19 at work
   
03/11/20 - 09:36   Nicola Browell (Claims Consortium Group and formerly at Tesco Underwriting and Groupama) - sad news of her death last week
   
02/11/20 - 22:37   David Sandhu (ex Redde / Quindell / Ai Claims) - sad news of his death last week
   
02/11/20 - 13:45   M&M Fix Auto Stoke - latest bodyshop to sign up to PPG's MoonWalk paint mixing system
   
02/11/20 - 13:38   U-Pol - Raptor protective coating stars in last night's 'Top Gear' show
   
02/11/20 - 13:33   19.8 million will work beyond state pension age - down 14% from 2019
   
02/11/20 - 12:41   Mission Motorsport - secures Electric Vehicle Training Centre approval from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)
   
02/11/20 - 12:34   Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre - named Servicesure Autocentre of the Year
   
02/11/20 - 11:29   Ansible Motion - BMW Group upgrade to "class-leading" driving simulator for accurate and representative driving and tech data
   
02/11/20 - 11:23   insurethebox - 6% more car insurance claims made on Halloween
   
02/11/20 - 11:15   Japan: Tractable’s AI solution to save insurer teams 360,000 hours per year
   
02/11/20 - 11:08   Porsche - "nudging" drivers to make sustainable choices
   
02/11/20 - 10:06   Premium Credit Insurance Index -more than half of SMEs have cut insurance spending as COVID-19 hits
   
02/11/20 - 10:02   Clearitwaste.co.uk - Brits spend 249 days behind the wheel over a lifetime
   
02/11/20 - 09:54   RWC Training - enhances ADAS offering with new partnership with Red Digital ADAS
   
02/11/20 - 09:33   USA: CIECA (Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association) - Mark Kaufman, Ford’s global director of electrification on "future of EVs"
   
02/11/20 - 09:24   The Vella Group - congratulate multi-skilled apprentices, Harry Owens & Stephen Halsall, IMI Auto Skills Competition silver winners
   
02/11/20 - 09:15   Mercedes-Benz Vans UK - issue all technicians that support and provide Roadside Assistance with an RQM digital ID card
   
02/11/20 - 09:04   Ducati - records best third quarter ever despite "complex global situation"; 14,694 total motorcycles delivered worldwide (Q3 2020)
   
02/11/20 - 08:56   Volkswagen - recovers from "COVID-19 slump" in third quarter; deliveries almost on a level with previous year; YTD down 18.6%
   
02/11/20 - 07:26   Watchstone - complete sale of Ingenie to the A-Plan/Endsleigh group
   
01/11/20 - 22:13   Vertu - CEO Robert Forrester, confirms "aftersales departments will remain fully operational for servicing, MOT and repairs during lockdown"
   
01/11/20 - 22:03   BASF - acquires majority share of Belgian internet platform UBench which connects players in the automotive aftermarket
   
01/11/20 - 09:20   Lockdown - government guidance (to be confirmed) says "garages and repair shops" can stay open as can "storage and distribution" for parts
   
31/10/20 - 22:55   Furlough (Coronavirus Job Retention) scheme - extended to end of November, full details; new grants of up to £3,000 per month available
   
31/10/20 - 22:12   Lockdown - official press release on new lockdown rules
   
31/10/20 - 15:09   Autogas (joint venture between Shell and Calor) - close all LPG refuelling sites in UK; still 1,906 LPG sites in UK
   
30/10/20 - 14:42   Less than 1 hour left to vote in the ABP Repairers Choice wards; voting closes at 4 pm today (Friday); over 500 bodyshops have already voted
   
30/10/20 - 14:37   Auto Trader - latest regional covid lockdowns are having little effect on car buying intentions of consumers
   
30/10/20 - 14:30   BCF (British Coatings Federation) - award their top honour - the Silver Medal - to Wayne Smith, their former Director of Regulatory Affairs
   
30/10/20 - 11:46   Volvo Cars - Accident Research Team celebrates 50 years of service to safety
   
30/10/20 - 11:39   Jato - in Europe sales of electrified cars (hybrids and electric cars) overtook diesel sales in September
   
30/10/20 - 11:29   Nationwide - administrators proposals, detailed in 143 page document of 10 Sept, have been approved by the creditors
   
29/10/20 - 21:41   IMI Skills Competition - all the winners and medallists in refinishing and body repair; Vella Group win silver medal in both categories
   
29/10/20 - 20:21   ABI - annual conference in Feb 2021 in London is cancelled; replaced by virtual event on 23 Feb 2021
   
29/10/20 - 12:21   *** REMINDER: voting for the ABP Repairers Choice Awards 2020 closes at 4pm on TOMORROW (Friday 30 October) ***
   
29/10/20 - 12:17   Swansway Group - wins big at the 13th annual Auto Trader Retailer Awards
   
29/10/20 - 12:11   Drive My Career - more than 40% of young people’s jobs affected by COVID
   
29/10/20 - 12:06   Tracker - value of recoveries in September was £755,975
   
29/10/20 - 12:00   RAC - largest fall in motor traffic since records began in 1994
   
29/10/20 - 11:59   SMMT - UK’s overall CV output grows 3.3% in September
   
29/10/20 - 11:45   Provisional Road Traffic Estimates: Great Britain (July 2019 - June 2020) - largest fall in motor traffic since records began in 1994
   
29/10/20 - 11:37   PGMBM - half a million drivers could be compensated £10,000 each as Fiat Chrysler face £5bn UK legal action over emissions, says law firm
   
29/10/20 - 10:22   SMMT - UK car manufacturing output falls -5.0% in September to 114,732 units – the lowest level for 25 years
   
29/10/20 - 10:21   LKQ - Q3 results: highest quarterly earnings in company’s history; UK recovered at a faster rate than most of Europe
   
29/10/20 - 10:20   McKinsey - the postpandemic future of the automotive industry
   
29/10/20 - 10:01   LKQ Euro Car Parts - extends partnership with Liftmaster and Milwaukee brands
   
29/10/20 - 09:50   AX - test drives triple in recent months compared to pre-pandemic levels but retailers warned to remain flexible as COVID challenges persist
   
29/10/20 - 09:43   Axalta - opinion piece on the importance of bodyshop networks in a consolidating market
   
29/10/20 - 09:27   Polestar - Volvo's EV performance brand opens retail space in London
   
29/10/20 - 08:55   ABI - average price paid for comprehensive motor insurance in Q3 2020 was £460 – the lowest level in 4 years
   
29/10/20 - 07:24   Lookers - after 14 years on their board, Tony Bramall to step down as non-executive director at end of year - earlier than announced
   
28/10/20 - 20:14   Tony Aquila - former CEO of Solera / Audatex appointed Executive Chairman of Canoo, electric vehicle company based in LA
   
28/10/20 - 17:25   FMG - partner with The Building Repair Network to cut the cost of third party property damage arising from motor incidents
   
28/10/20 - 14:30   Gridserve - Britain's first forecourt for electric cars is set to open next month in Braintree
   
28/10/20 - 14:26   Fiat Chrysler and Groupe PSA - talks continue towards completion of proposed merger to create Stellantis, world's 4th largest car maker
   
28/10/20 - 14:20   MINI - future plans include new electric crossover and compact crossover models; production from 2023 in China of new electric only model
   
28/10/20 - 13:47   Bodyshops - you have just 48 hours left to rate your work providers and suppliers in the ABP Repairers Choice awards; close 4pm Friday
   
28/10/20 - 13:27   IMI - Professor Jim Saker appointed as new President; Linda Jackson and Sandy Burgess also confirmed as Vice Presidents
   
28/10/20 - 13:18   Accident Express - collecting for local food banks
   
28/10/20 - 13:15   Parts Problem - a new forum created by Accident Express to help repairers with parts sourcing problems, especially if Brexit causes issues
   
28/10/20 - 12:10   Minster Law - launches INK digital claims portal; injury claims service achieves 95% customer satisfaction
   
28/10/20 - 11:18   AW Repair Group - delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for two ABP Bodyshop Excellence Awards.
   
28/10/20 - 11:07   Solera - announces new updates to Qapter (AI-based, end-to-end claims management platform) using Google Cloud and "Repair Science"
   
28/10/20 - 08:10   Aston Martin - expand technology agreement with Mercedes who will take up to 20% shareholding; targeting 10,000 annual sales by 2024
   
28/10/20 - 07:51   Redde Northgate - announce "FMG Repair Services" as new name for the former Nationwide business
   
28/10/20 - 07:36   Activate Group - reveal new logo; first part of customer inspired review of their 4 divisions; Sopp Parts division becomes Activate Parts
   
27/10/20 - 19:30   Service Certainty imageproof - high quality media capture from network of professional photographers
   
27/10/20 - 19:01   TrustFord - Alperton bodyshop closes; area now serviced by TrustFord's Dagenham bodyshop
   
27/10/20 - 18:46   Peugeot UK - 68% children believe electric and plug-in vehicles are good for the planet (and want their parents to buy greener cars)
   
27/10/20 - 17:29   Aviva - Adam Murray pays tribute to Robert Slesser, who retired last week from the role of National Engineer Manager
   
27/10/20 - 15:24   ControlExpert - Allianz Group receives clearance from German Federal Cartel Office for their acquisition of ControlExpert
   
27/10/20 - 14:01   Hastings - court to approve acquisition by Sampo of Finland and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI) of South Africa on 13 Nov
   
27/10/20 - 14:00   Enva Specialist Waste England (formally Oakwood Environmental) - kit out a demo van to tour bodyshops around the UK next month
   
27/10/20 - 13:53   AA - given extra 4 weeks to agree deal with consortium of TowerBrook Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus to acquire company
   
27/10/20 - 13:48   Copart Automotive – on delivering "rapid remarketing & disposal routes"
   
27/10/20 - 13:43   EXCLUSIVE: The CHO (credit hire industry trade group) - Kirsty McKno stands down as chair after 4 years in role
   
27/10/20 - 13:29   Unipart - asks if EV battery supply chains are up to the task as UK stock of EVs could rise as high as 36 million by 2040
   
27/10/20 - 12:54   BMW UK - Andrew Rodbourne appointed as Bodyshop Development Manager (replaces Clive Farmer who left the company in October)
   
27/10/20 - 12:46   Trenton - franchised dealer group sells stolen vehicle recovery solution & fits Tracker devices to its management and demonstration cars
   
27/10/20 - 12:41   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - ‘Safe to Ride’ campaign promotes motorcycles as an "ideal alternative to public transport"
   
27/10/20 - 12:24   KPMG - how to "spread festive cheer" in a virtual environment
   
27/10/20 - 12:11   comparethemarket.com - drivers in East Dorset have the highest average no claims; Tower Hamlets has lowest average no claims
   
27/10/20 - 12:05   The Petrol Retailers and Car Wash Associations - call for clarification from the Welsh government on car washes
   
27/10/20 - 12:01   Pirelli - all season tyres that last all year, or for full winter tyres?
   
27/10/20 - 11:56   rFpro, WMG, University of Warwick - autonomous vehicle simulations can now be validated on public roads in the UK for the first time
   
27/10/20 - 08:27   Cars of the Future - driverless vehicles website is a 'Zenzic CAM Creator'
   
27/10/20 - 08:17   Inaugural What Car? Van Awards (Tues 3 November) - to be supported by Vansdirect
   
27/10/20 - 08:04   Liverpool fans... AXA strengthens partnership with Liverpool FC and secures naming rights to new Training Centre
   
27/10/20 - 07:55   JATO - huge reductions in Europe’s average CO2 emissions; Volvo crowned greenest OEM, already meeting assigned CO2 target for this year
   
26/10/20 - 15:56   Police - all 43 UK police forces launch 7-day national campaign to protect road users from uninsured drivers in association with MIB
   
26/10/20 - 15:20   Ford - Andy Barratt, managing director, Ford of Britain, announces his retirement after 40 years with the company
   
26/10/20 - 15:16   Ford - appoint Lisa Brankin as managing director, Ford of Britain; her replacement as director, Passenger Vehicles, is Anthony Ireson
   
26/10/20 - 15:06   Ford - ALL petrol Mondeos are now full hybrid without the need for customers to use an external power source to charge the battery
   
26/10/20 - 14:12   Tony Lowe - sad news of his death at the age of 65
   
26/10/20 - 14:08   Repairers Choice awards - just 4 days left to cast your votes; close at 4pm this Friday (30 Oct); over 250 repairers have voted already
   
26/10/20 - 13:54   BMW - recall 26,700 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), 2,930 of them in UK; potential problem with sealed battery units
   
26/10/20 - 12:52   Auto Trader Retailer Awards - Cedar Specialist Cars, Alex Scott Cars and Luscombe Motors named as Retailers of the Year
   
26/10/20 - 12:48   RWC Training - bodyshops warned to be "better prepared" as EV sales
   
26/10/20 - 12:45   Mirka - power tools division celebrates its 10th birthday
   
26/10/20 - 11:27   FCA - publicly censure Aviva for making an announcement that had the potential to mislead the market' breach was serious but not intentional
   
26/10/20 - 11:26   Copart - "fully prepared for the winter ahead" with effective emergency response strategy
   
26/10/20 - 11:19   GoCompare - partner with free app, Snoop, to help drivers save up to £1,6321 on motor insurance
   
26/10/20 - 10:24   Fix Auto UK - 101 Fix Auto UK repair centres adopt the Trustpilot system; 270 reviews in first month (av. 4.6/5 score)
   
26/10/20 - 10:04   Hilton Coachworks - VM-approved repair business builds new state-of-the-art bodyshop in Bishop's Stortford
   
26/10/20 - 09:38   RAC - first UK provider to offer customers a complete breakdown service as standard
   
26/10/20 - 09:30   University of Birmingham - motorists’ smartphones may help highways bosses keep roads safe
   
26/10/20 - 09:06   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - demand for replacement vehicles post-accident jumps av. 8% for fortnight after clocks go back
   
26/10/20 - 08:42   DS Automobiles - risk of a fatal accident is five times greater at night
   
26/10/20 - 08:31   Artis - opening two new bodyshop sites: Chelmsford and Woodford
   
23/10/20 - 16:05   Pronto Accident Repair Centres (Lovells Peterborough) - acquire their 9th location, Boston Lincs (ex-Nationwide site)
   
23/10/20 - 14:09   Direct Line Group - confirm "loss of jobs for some people" as business moves into the digital world; reports suggest up to 800 job cuts
   
23/10/20 - 14:07   GEM Motoring Assist - end the "pointless practice" of putting the clocks back in late October to cut road accidents
   
23/10/20 - 13:56   Sapphire Garage - Manchester bodyshop shares new promotional video
   
23/10/20 - 13:28   BCA - introduces new Thursday evening online auction programme
   
23/10/20 - 13:20   2021 Consumer Moneyfacts Awards - 'Car Insurance Provider of the Year' award finalists announced
   
23/10/20 - 13:08   The IMI - supporting the Department for Education’s new T Level qualifications
   
23/10/20 - 12:35   Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) - fake COVID-19 marshals targeting local businesses
   
23/10/20 - 12:28   Europcar Mobility Group - Telefónica and Geotab to provide real time telematics monitoring to connect its entire fleet by 2023
   
23/10/20 - 12:15   Axalta Refinish - bodyshops face strain on margins while at the same time they are under pressure to invest in new tech and training
   
23/10/20 - 12:01   Admiral - with no Brexit deal in place, motorists reminded they may need a Green Card to drive in Europe
   
23/10/20 - 11:59   Commercial Vehicle Show 2021 - 13-15 April at the NEC in Birmingham
   
23/10/20 - 11:00   new Bodyshop Excellence Awards - finalists announced; winners unveiled in the free on-line Night of Knights ceremony at 3pm on Thurs 12 Nov
   
23/10/20 - 10:46   AD Williams - open new bodyshop site in Kent, taking total number of bodyshops to 12 (plus two Express Centres (Gatwick and Heathrow)
   
23/10/20 - 10:25   Thatcham Research - Government’s plan to test self-driving cars on motorways as soon as 2021 "threatens road safety"
   
23/10/20 - 09:51   ONS - 48% of businesses report decrease in turnover (21 Sept to 4 October vs 10 to 23 Aug); 9% workers on partial or full furlough leave
   
23/10/20 - 09:34   Copart Automotive article - "experts in problem vehicle disposal"
   
23/10/20 - 09:12   British Coatings Federation (BCF) - urges UK and EU to agree Free Trade Agreement
   
22/10/20 - 13:41   IAA - announce UK launch of IAA 360 View, providing superior visuals and improved merchandising of vehicles
   
22/10/20 - 13:39   Gemini ARC - Dave Sargeant "proud" of team who developed & managed apprenticeship scheme named one of the 'Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers'
   
22/10/20 - 13:14   HM Treasury - 1.4 million businesses supported through Covid-19 lending schemes
   
22/10/20 - 13:10   AutoRaise - "young people remain the future of the repair sector"
   
22/10/20 - 12:26   Power-TEC - new parking distance sensor hole cutter set
   
22/10/20 - 12:23   Repairers Choice awards - over 150 bodyshops vote in first 3 days; have your say NOW; voting closes Fri 30 Oct
   
22/10/20 - 12:22   New bodyshop networks with a national focus - Auto Body Professional magazine caught up with 2 recently formed groups
   
22/10/20 - 12:14   BVRLA - failure to reach an EU trade deal will hit "cash-strapped UK businesses"
   
22/10/20 - 12:06   HM Treasury - Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers
   
22/10/20 - 11:39   SEAT UK - 14 million drivers "nervous" driving in the dark
   
22/10/20 - 11:28   Admiral Group - named one of the World’s best workplaces
   
22/10/20 - 10:53   Apollo Motor Group - named one of the "UK’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers", at number 67 (ahead of M&S, Co-op & Pepsi)
   
22/10/20 - 10:27   FCA - 31% of adults have experienced a decrease in household income
   
22/10/20 - 10:21   AX - wins prestigious CXA award for employee experience during COVID-19
   
22/10/20 - 09:55   Project Endeavour - first public trials of autonomous vehicles begin in Oxford this week with 6 Ford Mondeo vehicles
   
22/10/20 - 09:48   The Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - claims sector trade association signs up 16 new members
   
22/10/20 - 09:43   Glass’s - rapid post-lockdown recovery in the used car market
   
22/10/20 - 09:32   SMMT - ‘no deal’ would be "the worst possible outcome for UK Automotive" with with £2,800 av. price uplift on EU-built EVs
   
22/10/20 - 08:07   Pendragon - trading update: underlying pre-tax profit in Q3 up 810% compared to Q3 2019; like-for-like sales and profit up, costs down
   
22/10/20 - 00:13   Inflation rate - CPI rose to 0.5% for the 12 months to September 2020; RPI also up to 1.1%
   
21/10/20 - 23:39   Government - the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers - including Apollo at no 67 and Gemini at no 92 - are congratulated by Boris Johnson
   
21/10/20 - 20:46   BCF (British Coatings Federation) - announces Guy Williams (CEO of U-POL) as new non-exec President for next 2 years
   
21/10/20 - 13:44   Castle Coachworks in Northampton feature in Autocar article: "Why approved crash repairers aren't the only option"
   
21/10/20 - 13:06   Direct Line - Good Causes share £3.5 million from the Direct Line Group Community Fund
   
21/10/20 - 12:51   React Accident Repair Group (John Pattinson, Barry Whittles & Chris Elton) - a peek inside the new bodyshop in Scunthorpe
   
21/10/20 - 12:43   MORE TH>N - insurance claims for bodily injury has doubled in recent months due to people wanting to avoid public transport during lockdown
   
21/10/20 - 12:35   Ben - how the charity helped Bill, who was suffering from stress & pressure at work and at home
   
21/10/20 - 11:53   Willis Towers Watson / Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index - car insurance premiums fall by 1% (£5) in Q3 2020 to £765
   
21/10/20 - 11:41   Parents spend up to £750 a year to help keep their children on the road - 23% have paid av. £185 towards repairs in past 12 months
   
21/10/20 - 11:28   Eurorepar (PSA Dealer network) - new Eurorepar Reliance Tyre range
   
21/10/20 - 11:17   Chancellor announces 1-year Spending Review in order to prioritise COVID-19 response
   
21/10/20 - 10:54   Cobalt - 24% claims for accidents received at the weekend compared to 16% a year ago
   
21/10/20 - 10:49   Kia - new Sorento is the first car to be equipped with Kia’s Multi-Collision Brake system
   
21/10/20 - 10:37   CV-Library - job applications in the automotive sector grew by 25% in Q3
   
21/10/20 - 10:33   insurethebox - accidents increase by 14% between October and November; 31% increase during the evening rush hour (5pm-8pm)
   
21/10/20 - 10:16   Autocar Britain’s Best Cars Awards - winners include the BMW 330e, Mazda MX-5, Alpine A110 and Citroën Berlingo
   
21/10/20 - 10:08   France - Efma (global, non-profit finance & insurance group) names Jean-Marc Pailhol, from Allianz Partners, as its new chairman
   
21/10/20 - 10:00   Thatcham Research - VW ID.3 scores 5 Stars in latest Euro NCAP safety tests
   
21/10/20 - 09:25   What Car? interview with Bill Berman, Pendragon chief exe - "in 3 months we've achieved what it would normally take 18 months to do"
   
21/10/20 - 09:08   AutoRaise - on finding new employment for apprentices who may have been made redundant during the pandemic
   
20/10/20 - 13:56   D.Gawthrope ACR - invests more than £1.2m to create state-of-the-art bodyshop near Leeds
   
20/10/20 - 13:01   CALLING ALL BODYSHOPS... have YOUR say and vote for the winners of the ABP Repairers Choice Awards 2020
   
20/10/20 - 12:05   RWC Training - greater collaboration within the automotive sector could be "a happy unintended consequence of COVID-19"
   
20/10/20 - 12:00   PPG - launch new mobile ProductApp
   
20/10/20 - 11:49   Hendy Group - appointed UK dealer for new MOKE (small, front-wheel drive utility and recreational convertible)
   
20/10/20 - 11:29   Automechanika Birmingham - June 2021 show cancelled; moves to 7 - 9 June 2022
   
20/10/20 - 11:17   RAC - signs deal to provide customer service centre servicing and repair solution for one million Renault, Dacia and Alpine drivers
   
20/10/20 - 11:07   Tracker - it's that time of the year again... 'frost jacking' warning
   
20/10/20 - 10:56   HELLA - strengthens software competencies by founding new Global Software House; already employs c2,000 software experts globally
   
20/10/20 - 10:52   NFDA - surveys dealers on employment and recruitment issues in the automotive sector
   
20/10/20 - 10:43   Ben - providing support to people who have lost their jobs and who are at risk of losing their jobs in the bodyshop sector
   
20/10/20 - 10:32   LKQ Euro Car Parts - broadens UK product offering with MPM gear oil launch
   
20/10/20 - 10:22   Copart UK - further expansion of dedicated ‘First Response’ Contact Centre in the North East
   
20/10/20 - 09:48   What Car? - waives New Car Buying fees for retailers and OEMs in Wales in response to new lockdown
   
20/10/20 - 09:41   The Motor Ombudsman - 82% rise in searches for dealer or repairer using its online Garage Finder (Q3 vs Q2)
   
20/10/20 - 09:35   MG - largest ever shipment of MGs (2,031) arrive in the UK and two thirds are EVs
   
20/10/20 - 09:23   RAC Club - cancel London to Brighton veteran car run due to take place on Sunday 1 November
   
20/10/20 - 08:45   Wales - what does 2 week firebreak mean for car repair, MoT and servicing?
   
19/10/20 - 21:47   ERS - appoint Peter Bisby (ex-AIG) as Group CEO, replacing Ian Parker; ERS now wants to enter the specialist commercial insurance market
   
19/10/20 - 13:43   UK to adopt EU emissions regulations following Brexit transition period - Autovista article
   
19/10/20 - 13:02   Welsh Government confirm “circuit breaker” lockdown from 6pm Friday 23 October until Monday 9 November 2020
   
19/10/20 - 12:47   REPOST FROM THE FORUM RE: "Recovery Agents - Salvage Collectors - Damaging Vehicles"
   
19/10/20 - 12:36   AutoRaise - body repair apprenticeship charity Partner, LV=, provide AutoRaise with additional emergency funding
   
19/10/20 - 12:00   LV= - three-minute video about LV= Sole Sites (network of recommended repairers who work exclusively on repairs for LV=)
   
19/10/20 - 11:42   Webfleet Solutions (fleet management platform) and VisionTrack (connected cameras) - help Copart UK in its drive towards DVS compliance
   
19/10/20 - 11:32   ABP Repairers Choice Awards 2020 - VOTING NOW OPEN
   
19/10/20 - 11:18   Fylde Coast Accident Repair Centre - using refinising skills to capture aviation work after relocating bodyshop to Blackpool Airport
   
19/10/20 - 11:08   CBI - nine in ten employees will need to reskill by 2030
   
19/10/20 - 10:45   ‘Time is running out’ campaign - gov encourage businesses to ‘act now’ for guaranteed changes at the end of the year
   
19/10/20 - 10:30   AX - win Silver and Gold at UKCXA'20 Awards
   
19/10/20 - 10:20   What Car? - Toyota RAV4, Lexus RX Hybrid and Honda Jazz named Britain’s most reliable used cars
   
19/10/20 - 10:07   WorldSkills UK - Joan Scott, Assistant Principal, The Trafford College Group named "Unsung Hero" at Tes FE Awards 2020
   
19/10/20 - 09:32   NFDA - review of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation
   
19/10/20 - 09:21   McKinsey 'COVID-19 Tracker' - 88% older drivers consider private vehicles as "safer option" vs 59% 18-24 yr olds
   
19/10/20 - 00:58   Jaguar Land Rover - new CEO, Thierry Bolloré, could slash their product range — even ditching the forthcoming all-electric XJ saloon
   
18/10/20 - 23:37   Brexit - 70 trade associations, including SMMT and BVRLA, tell government "with compromise and tenacity, a deal can be done"
   
18/10/20 - 23:28   Brexit - experts claim Boris Johnson’s ‘thin’ EU deal will cause major economic upset with costly friction at the border says Guardian
   
17/10/20 - 08:17   SMMT - reaction to PM's statement on Brexit negotiations; "Make no mistake, the automotive industry will not prosper from no deal"
   
17/10/20 - 08:12   Government - to close loophole in law and make the taking of photos and playing games on hand-held mobile phones illegal whilst driving
   
16/10/20 - 14:25   Tressler Coachwork in Uckfield - sad news of death of founder, Jim Manning, at age of 83
   
16/10/20 - 14:15   Auto Trader - average used car price last week was 8.5% higher than the same week last year, marking 23 weeks of consecutive price increase
   
16/10/20 - 14:10   Motor injury claims - rise slightly in Q3 compared to Q2, but still well below last year
   
16/10/20 - 12:14   Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - 10,000 increase in motor injury claims since previous quarter
   
16/10/20 - 12:05   Quick Lane Gorton, Greater Manchester by franchisee TrustFord - new site opens later this month
   
16/10/20 - 12:01   Drivers back tougher sentences for those that cause death by dangerous driving
   
16/10/20 - 10:33   FCA proposes additional measures to help insurance customers in financial difficulty because of coronavirus
   
16/10/20 - 10:24   Insurance Post and e2e - free live webinar (Weds 18 Nov @11am) on using green parts in vehicle repair
   
16/10/20 - 09:50   Motorpoint - UK’s largest independent car retailer appoints Isaac Barrett as its’ new Sales Manager in Oldbury
   
16/10/20 - 09:49   Lynk & Co (Chinese-Swedish VM from Geely & Volvo) - most successful virtual brand launch in Europe
   
16/10/20 - 09:28   Consumer Intelligence - five (unexpected) consequences of the dual pricing ban
   
16/10/20 - 09:08   Insurance Innovators - webinar [available on-demand] The CX (customer experience) revolution: delighting customers and delivering profit
   
16/10/20 - 07:26   Inchcape - selling its 12 Cooper BMW dealerships; Vertu confirm discussions for 4 of them; Jardines also reported to be in discussion
   
16/10/20 - 07:16   Lookers - trading update: "material underlying PBT loss in H1"; "underlying PBT significantly ahead of last year in Q3"
   
15/10/20 - 18:27   Aviva - faces FCA rebuke over £450m preference share debacle; Aviva board facing "pointed criticism" for its handling of the situation
   
15/10/20 - 18:22   Lookers - lenders parachute in advisers to aid them in talks about refinancing; trading update on Friday
   
15/10/20 - 16:50   Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards – full list of winners and finalists from this afternoon’s on-line ceremony; Ageas win Claims Team
   
15/10/20 - 14:20   ABP Bodyshop Excellence awards - entries for the 5 new awards for bodyshops close at 4pm TOMORROW (Fri 16 Oct)
   
15/10/20 - 14:00   Equip Auto - confirms their next show will be 18 - 22 October 2022 in Paris - “Shaping the Automotive Future"; 2021 show has been cancelled
   
15/10/20 - 13:12   FMG - selected by car-sharing service, Turo, (the Airbnb for cars) to provide a complete incident management solution
   
15/10/20 - 11:59   ABI - Motor Insurance webinar, Wed 4 and Thurs 5 Nov; "Motor insurance in the 2020s and beyond"
   
15/10/20 - 11:50   Volvo Car UK - Mark Cox is now Network and Business Development Director, Steve Beattie becomes Head of Sales
   
15/10/20 - 11:19   Repairing, fitting and headlamp alignment for bodyshop technicians - Dean Lander discusses the evolution of the headlamp
   
15/10/20 - 10:56   Fix Auto UK - Armando Ferraira at Fix Auto West Hampstead, and Sam Andrews from Fix Auto Stevenage celebrate 25th anniversary with Fix
   
15/10/20 - 10:18   Finish Line Performance Paintwork - Coventry bodyshop receives £51,000 loan to help it recover from the pandemic
   
15/10/20 - 10:05   Morelli Group - the “game-changer” vehicle decontamination system that uses SATA tech to kill COVID-19
   
15/10/20 - 09:31   IMPROVE - the Government Kickstart Scheme is live, offering funding towards employing a young person in your bodyshop
   
15/10/20 - 00:49   National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2021 - to take place from 8 to 14 February 2021
   
14/10/20 - 15:40   Wales - announces a ban from Friday on people from UK's covid hotspots entering Wales
   
14/10/20 - 13:48   BMW and MINI - batteries from our retired electric and hybrid cars will have a sustainable second-use with Off Grid Energy
   
14/10/20 - 12:55   Tesco - Tesco Bank to acquire Ageas 50.1% stake in Tesco Underwriting for "at least" £104m in Q2 2021
   
14/10/20 - 11:52   Europcar, Pennings Accident Repair Centres and ACIS - new repair pods reduce vehicle downtime by a third; trial to roll out nationally
   
14/10/20 - 11:35   Axalta - Cromax paint brand and Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP extend partnership
   
14/10/20 - 11:19   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - auction houses report "strong vehicle values"
   
14/10/20 - 11:19   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - auction houses report "strong vehicle values"
   
14/10/20 - 11:15   insurethebox - telematics insurer continues commitment to tackle young driver safety issues with road safety partnership, Learn2Live
   
14/10/20 - 11:02   Roberlo - new UNIX 550 HS clearcoat
   
14/10/20 - 10:43   Mercedes-Benz Vans UK - new ServiceCare Complete (from £10pm) and Maintenance plans for the eSprinter and eVito
   
14/10/20 - 10:35   Copart - investing in 3.5 tonne single car transporters for nationwide Operation Centres
   
14/10/20 - 10:18   ABI - insurers extend their COVID-19 support to help many of the UK’s 27 million motor insurance customers
   
14/10/20 - 10:13   Admiral - 1 in 5 claims for accidents involving sat navs are because drivers change lanes quickly to follow directions
   
14/10/20 - 09:55   CALLUM (automotive design and engineering business) - donates 100 Hot Wheels toy cars to local children
   
14/10/20 - 09:46   Lightfoot - civil engineering firm’s micro-fleet cuts higher-risk driving by two-thirds
   
14/10/20 - 09:32   Bodyshop Solutions – launch the Celette EAGLE 3D Electronic Measuring System
   
13/10/20 - 20:12   BRIT (British Repair Industry Trailblazer) group - hold first meeting; ABP Club chairman Davod Cresswell sits on the group
   
13/10/20 - 14:39   ABP Club - members voted no to webinars to replace annual convention, but yes to on-line Night of Knights awards; will be 3pm Thurs 12 Nov
   
13/10/20 - 13:42   ABI - insurers extend their Covid support to help many of the UK’s 17 million home and 27 million motor insurance customers
   
13/10/20 - 13:35   IMI - extends diversity of experience on its board with two new Non-Exec appointments
   
13/10/20 - 13:25   ONS - unemployment rate hits highest level for three years; redundancies hit highest level for 11 years
   
13/10/20 - 12:19   SYNETIQ - achieves the VRA UK Standard for Green Parts
   
13/10/20 - 12:13   ONS - the number of redundancies reached its highest level since May to July 2009 and increased 114,000 on the quarter to 227,000
   
13/10/20 - 11:37   Commuters are deserting public transport - bookings for station car parks down 46% but city centre car parks up 19% (Sept vs Feb)
   
13/10/20 - 11:23   National Motor Museum in Beaulieu - opens workshop to owners of historic cars for specialist maintenance, servicing & repairs
   
13/10/20 - 11:09   10 Customer Service Champions at Auto Windscreens - Technicians Doug Fitzsimmons, Chris Simcoe & Danny Drew make the list
   
13/10/20 - 10:45   What Car? - inaugural What Car? Van Awards winners to be revealed this November
   
13/10/20 - 10:37   Auto Windscreens - now a member of the Institute of Customer Service
   
13/10/20 - 10:11   DS Automobiles - 24% consumers are still likely to make a premium purchase over the next 12 months, despite the pandemic
   
13/10/20 - 10:06   BCA - used car values and volumes rise in Sept; 4th consecutive month of av. value of £8k+
   
13/10/20 - 09:35   Sabre Insurance - trading update: "continued to perform well throughout the COVID-19 pandemic....claim levels returned to near normal"
   
13/10/20 - 09:27   LKQ Euro Car Parts - confirms 2021 AutoEducation Academy training schedule, including 450+ courses across 20 training centres
   
13/10/20 - 09:12   Audatex UK - Walton Accident Repairs using Audatex PlanManager to streamline communications and management data
   
13/10/20 - 09:07   Marshall Motor - trading update: significantly outperforming UK new vehicle market; strong profit margins on new and used vehicle sales
   
12/10/20 - 14:40   Renault - 2 members of staff at Renault Cardiff test positive for covid-19
   
12/10/20 - 14:33   Pendragon - 8 members of staff at Evans Halshaw Wakefield test positive for covid-19
   
12/10/20 - 14:29   NFDA - reopens Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation scheme supported by Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
   
12/10/20 - 14:23   Brexit - Government (BEIS) hold free automotive-specific webinar at 2pm on Wed 14 Oct to guide businesses through Brexit changes
   
12/10/20 - 12:59   Volkswagen Group - 1m motorists could still make a claims for £thousands over the diesel emissions scandal
   
12/10/20 - 12:46   Allianz Insurance - welcomes first online graduate intake
   
12/10/20 - 12:39   Eurorepar Car Service - launch a £99 service offer
   
12/10/20 - 12:10   Claims mag (Barker Brooks) - cancel British Claims awards ceremony on 5 Nov and moves to on-line ceremony on 19 Nov
   
12/10/20 - 12:09   Autocar article - dealer group reports aftersales profits up 30% and parts sales profits up 20% in September
   
12/10/20 - 11:59   What Happened to Vehicle Manufacturers in 2020? - read Andrew Marsh's article in Auto Body Professional
   
12/10/20 - 11:38   Zurich - all working generations affected by pandemic: young "more risk-averse" and older workers postpone retirement
   
12/10/20 - 11:18   insurethebox - advocates telematics insurance as a "life-saving" solution for young drivers at a Parliament hearing
   
12/10/20 - 11:06   TrustFord - Chairman & CEO Stuart Foulds "delighted" with third quarter results after "toughest ever experience in the industry"
   
12/10/20 - 10:57   Movinix - new company from Swiss Re and Daimler (Mercedes Benz) aims to transform automotive insurance using fully digital busines model
   
12/10/20 - 10:31   Consumer Intelligence - average motor premium now £904, but prices predicted to fluctuate until the coronavirus pandemic is over
   
12/10/20 - 09:55   Institute of Directors (IoD) - investment and hiring outlook dips as coronavirus restrictions return
   
12/10/20 - 09:49   Slovakia: InoBat Auto - world’s first ‘intelligent’ EV battery delivers an increase of almost 20% in operational range
   
12/10/20 - 09:30   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme for retail & aftersales reopens today (12 Oct)
   
10/10/20 - 09:48   FMG (part of Redde Northgate) - appointed by Arval to deliver accident management for 35,000 vehicles
   
09/10/20 - 23:33   Conor McKevitt - who won silver medal in Car Painting at WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan made a BEM in Queen's Birthday Honours
   
09/10/20 - 14:45   Skoda - develop vehicle health diagnostic app that listens to problems through a smartphone and produces instant diagnosis for technicians
   
09/10/20 - 14:02   CV-Library - nearly half (48.7%) of all automotive workers feel their mental health is worse than a year ago
   
09/10/20 - 13:47   Nissan Juke - 25% of sales of new model are ordering the two-tone paint option, much higher than forecast
   
09/10/20 - 13:36   European Transport Safety Council - concerns over Intelligent Speed Assistance systems due to be mandatory on EU by 2022
   
09/10/20 - 13:32   European Transport Safety Council - lockdown resulted in a 36% drop in road deaths in the EU
   
09/10/20 - 00:40   NBRA - Chris Weeks comments on the Nationwide administrators report
   
09/10/20 - 00:23   USA: PPG - "anticipate delivering record third quarter operating results" when announced on 19 October
   
08/10/20 - 14:45   Is your bodyshop eco-friendly? Take 5 mins to enter it into the new ABP bodyshop Excellence awards; entries close Fri 16 Oct
   
08/10/20 - 14:44   Have you opened a new site since Jan 2019? Take 5 mins to enter it into the new ABP bodyshop Excellence awards; entries close Fri 16 Oct
   
08/10/20 - 14:42   Does your bodyshop engage with your community? Take 5 mins to enter it into the new ABP bodyshop Excellence awards; entries close Fri 16 Oct
   
08/10/20 - 14:41   Do you have an apprentice programme? Take 5 minutes to enter it into the new ABP bodyshop Excellence awards; entries close Fri 16 Oct
   
08/10/20 - 14:39   Do you know a business hero in a bodyshop? Take 5 minutes to enter them in the new ABP bodyshop Excellence awards; entries close Fri 16 Oct
   
08/10/20 - 14:12   Lotus - agree new green energy supply deal with British Gas Business
   
08/10/20 - 14:05   Kwik Fit - the pandemic has caused almost 14 million UK drivers to change their car buying plans
   
08/10/20 - 13:54   An exclusive interview with Chris McKie, Managing Director, Vizion Network and ABP Industry Knight 2016
   
08/10/20 - 13:44   Newspaper reports - North of England Coachworks is suing a former employee who spent £68k company money on escorts
   
08/10/20 - 13:31   CAPS - month ending September: unique claims at 73% (against Jan 2020), up 22% from previous month
   
08/10/20 - 13:18   The potential effects of a “no deal” Brexit on the bodyshop industry
   
08/10/20 - 11:10   Allianz - appoints new head of claims operations, Graham Stait (who developed Allianz's ‘fit-for-future’ motor damage strategy)
   
08/10/20 - 11:05   Vella Group - to open ninth bodyshop, in Trafford Park, Manchester in November
   
08/10/20 - 10:36   IMI launches Employability Week - Monday 12-Friday 16 October 2020 (next week)
   
08/10/20 - 10:16   VISION by OEC - competitive discount for Mercedes-Benz Van parts available for bodyshops via VISION
   
08/10/20 - 10:05   Confused.com - Vauxhall and Ford take the lead as best vans for young drivers according to new study
   
08/10/20 - 07:33   Watchstone - agree deal to sell their telematics insurance broker, Ingenie, to A-Plan Group / Endsleigh for £5.5million
   
07/10/20 - 23:14   Vehicle Electrification Expo and Battery Cells & Systems Expo - event at NAEC Stoneleigh on 2 & 3 Dec cancelled; now to be held in July 2021
   
07/10/20 - 17:02   Fix Auto UK - announce new partnership with Sherwin-Williams, its first direct supply agreement with a paint and coatings provider
   
07/10/20 - 16:13   IBIS - tickets to watch the 4-hour IBISTV webinar on 19 November cost £195 + VAT
   
07/10/20 - 14:14   Simon Goodyer - funeral arrangements
   
07/10/20 - 14:06   EXCLUSIVE: Nationwide - administrators 143-page report; lost £20m in 2019 on £300m turnover; £23m of unsecured creditors to get 1p in the £
   
07/10/20 - 12:34   ABI and insurers sign up to the Race at Work Charter - to boost diversity and inclusion across the sector
   
07/10/20 - 12:29   Auto Trader - launches Retailer Performance Masterclasses (RPM), a new online learning hub for dealer
   
07/10/20 - 12:25   Clear Group - acquires Brokerbility Holdings, BHIB Insurance Brokers and Churchill Insurance Consultants in largest deal to date
   
07/10/20 - 11:14   Coming out of lockdown - the industry tells us how COVID-19 has affected their business and how it has changed their way of working
   
07/10/20 - 11:00   Venson - new research highlights appetite for more clean air zones to boost EV uptake
   
07/10/20 - 10:47   Spies Hecker- Phoenix colour software now available as an app
   
07/10/20 - 10:43   Kia - 34 UK dealers from 187-strong network receive ‘President’s Acceleration Award’
   
07/10/20 - 09:36   18% young people admit to video calling while driving
   
07/10/20 - 09:17   The Nationwide story - Auto Body Professional magazine article: "fallout yet to be felt"
   
07/10/20 - 09:09   London neighbourhoods "hit back" against an influx of barriers that enforce road closures and traffic diversions
   
07/10/20 - 08:49   Vertu Motors (Britol Street) - half-year results to 31 August: "emerging strongly from the Lockdown"
   
06/10/20 - 19:40   Copart USA - announce senior management appointments: new COO, new CFO, new Marketing and Product Officer
   
06/10/20 - 13:59   PPG - David Heal, Market Director, UK & Ireland Refinish, to leave PPG at the end of 2020
   
06/10/20 - 13:37   The Pop-Up Motor Show - a new concept in automotive events from the British Motor Show team
   
06/10/20 - 13:25   Audatex webinar on Thurs 15 October at 10am - keep team members and customers safe using Bodyshop Image Capture
   
06/10/20 - 13:14   2021 What Car? Car of the Year Awards - 44th year - entirely digital, hosted online, on video and across social media
   
06/10/20 - 13:00   Autumn issue of Auto Body Professional magazine - OUT NOW!
   
06/10/20 - 12:38   S&G Response - shortlisted for ‘Best New Business Initiative’ and ‘Giving it Back to Charity’ awards
   
06/10/20 - 10:06   Distrigo Parts Distribution - Fix Plus subscription (parts ordering and technical data tool), free to Eurorepar Car Service network
   
06/10/20 - 09:54   insurethebox - COVID-19 driving trends from telematics data: driving levels "very similar" to pre-lockdown & morning rush hour is gone
   
06/10/20 - 09:37   Allianz report - how claims trends - including fewer motor accidents - will continue to "evolve" as a result of the pandemic
   
06/10/20 - 09:34   Groupe PSA UK - has joined the Institute of Customer Service & launches Citroën, DS Automobiles and Peugeot employee survey
   
06/10/20 - 09:05   Allianz - announced as Official Insurance Partner of England Rugby
   
06/10/20 - 01:05   NAPFM (National Association Police Fleet Managers) - cancel Emergency Fleet Exhibition due to take place in Telford in October 2020
   
06/10/20 - 00:30   UK Customer Service Excellence awards (were Modern Claims awards) from Modern Insurance mag - finalists announced; on-line awards date tba
   
05/10/20 - 23:55   Admiral Seguros (Spanish arm of Admiral Insurance) - using Tractable AI to calculate vehicle damage costs from photos sent via an app
   
05/10/20 - 16:21   NFU Mutual - Group CEO Lindsay Sinclair to retire in March 2021; successor is Nick Turner, currently Sales and Agency Director
   
05/10/20 - 14:39   ABP Guide to Retail Charges (supported by 3M) - over 600 copies downloaded in first 2 days; A3 poster in post for members
   
05/10/20 - 14:26   Ford of Britain - managing director, Andy Barratt, takes "leave of absence"; sales director, Lisa Brankin appointed acting managing director
   
05/10/20 - 14:20   Toyota and Nissan - will seek customs reimbursement from UK government if Brexit talks end in no-deal says report in Nikkei
   
05/10/20 - 14:14   ONS (Office for National Statistics) - 59% of UK adults travelled to their workplace at some stage in the week ending Sun 27 September
   
05/10/20 - 14:11   TomTom - rush hour traffic congestion in London rises by 10% in last week and is now even higher than same time last year
   
05/10/20 - 13:32   USA: Honda - confirms 17th death in the US due to faulty Takata airbag inflator; 15 deaths in Honda vehicles and 2 in Ford vehicles
   
05/10/20 - 13:20   Automotive Management Live - annual event on 12 Nov at NEC cancelled, replaced by on-line version on 2nd and 3rd December
   
05/10/20 - 13:11   Vauxhall - Accident Repair Technician apprenticeship programme combines with the rest of Groupe PSA, moving from provider Raytheon to Calex
   
05/10/20 - 13:03   SMMT - UK new van market up 26.4% in September
   
05/10/20 - 12:46   BASF - team of BASF Technicians are high voltage safety accredited with Electrical / Hybrid Vehicle Awareness course at ITAS
   
05/10/20 - 12:33   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - dealers saw "strong" consumer demand in Sept, despite a decline in new car sales
   
05/10/20 - 12:29   GoCompare - comments on MPs call for e-scooters to be legalised
   
05/10/20 - 12:24   carwow - dramatic fall in diesel sales in Sept; sale of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AVF) continues to rise, with petrol plug-in up 140%
   
05/10/20 - 10:46   Autoglass - raise more than €1.7m (£1.5m) for charity Afrika Tikkun
   
05/10/20 - 10:33   Admiral - reports spike in e-scooter accident claims
   
05/10/20 - 10:22   Institute of Directors (IoD) - 74% company directors plan on maintaining the increase in home working post-coronavirus
   
05/10/20 - 09:50   Refused Car Finance - 1 in 3 drivers found Covid-19 rules "confusing"
   
05/10/20 - 09:45   September brings an end to three months of rising fuel prices - but diesel remains overpriced
   
05/10/20 - 09:45   SMMT – September 2020 new car sales down 4.4% on last year to 328,041 – lowest September sales since 1999; YTD new car sales down 33%
   
04/10/20 - 13:17   What Car? - New Car Buying wins Car Dealer Power Extra Mile Award for sharing in-market buyer leads for free during COVID-19 crisis
   
02/10/20 - 21:14   Honda - announce they are to quit F1 as an engine supplier at end of 2021 season to pursue their "environmental initiatives"
   
02/10/20 - 14:07   Autovista article - "the worlds of smartphones and cars are colliding"
   
02/10/20 - 13:58   Lotus - wins UK Government support and funding to deliver next-generation EV architecture
   
02/10/20 - 13:51   Mycardirect - new car subscription service - an alternative to car leasing & ownership - includes maintenance from £329
   
02/10/20 - 13:43   CBI - on the "nationwide infrastructure revolution" for commuters
   
02/10/20 - 13:37   Auto Trader - used car demand up 27.5% year-on-year (YoY) & av price up 7.6% YoY
   
02/10/20 - 13:34   VRA (Vehicle Recyclers Association) - respond to ABP State of the Industry Report
   
02/10/20 - 13:31   BorgWarner - completes acquisition of Delphi Technologies; enhances key combustion, CV and aftermarket Businesses
   
02/10/20 - 13:24   bodyshop magazine - awards event scheduled for 15 December in Wales cancelled; rescheduled for April 2021
   
02/10/20 - 13:17   What Car? - New Car Buying wins Car Dealer Power Extra Mile Award for sharing in-market buyer leads for free during COVID-19 crisis
   
02/10/20 - 13:10   Venson Automotive Solutions - creating a fleet of vehicles that are beyond a 3.5T Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
   
02/10/20 - 12:24   e2e - respond to ABP State of the Industry Report
   
02/10/20 - 11:06   SYNETIQ - respond to ABP State of the Industry Report
   
02/10/20 - 11:06   Green Parts Specialists (Hills Salvage) - respond to ABP State of the Industry Report
   
02/10/20 - 11:02   ABP State of the Industry Report - big increase in use of green parts with 74% of bodyshops now fitting them, compared to 57% last year
   
02/10/20 - 11:01   ABP State of the Industry Report - only 67% of bodyshops have apprentices, down from 80%; only 33% plan to take any over next 12-months
   
02/10/20 - 11:01   ABP State of the Industry Report (supported by Mirka) - 32-page 2020 report available FREE on-line now; printed copy in post for members
   
02/10/20 - 10:02   ONS Business Impact of COVID-19 Survey (7-20 Sept) - 11% of the workforce were on furlough and 85% of businesses were currently trading
   
02/10/20 - 10:07   test
   
02/10/20 - 09:57   Groupe PSA - installs EV charging points at all of its sites
   
02/10/20 - 09:46   Road traffic continues to gradually return to levels seen in the first week of February 2020 following a lockdown at the end of March
   
02/10/20 - 09:29   Volvo Cars - starts production of fully electric XC40 Recharge P8
   
02/10/20 - 09:25   Absolute Alignment - Bluetooth 3D aligner leaves space in front of a ramp to allow for ADAS equipment - "new profit centre"
   
01/10/20 - 13:32   HELLA - begins new finanical year "better than expected"
   
01/10/20 - 13:28   Post mag Claims Awards - full list of the 19 winners; Audatex winners of Claims Technology Partner of the Year
   
01/10/20 - 13:15   Halfords - to create hundreds of new technical roles thanks to "autocentre boom"
   
01/10/20 - 13:09   Lloyd’s - launches “first-of-its-kind” business interruption insurance policy
   
01/10/20 - 12:48   Government urged to develop “Kickstart” style employment support initiative targeted at older workers
   
01/10/20 - 12:48   Robins & Day West London Groupe PSA ‘super site’ – the UK’s largest electric vehicle retailer
   
01/10/20 - 12:37   BCR Associates - take part in the ‘Facing the Future: challenges for the supply chain’ survey for the chance to win a Bose Speaker
   
01/10/20 - 12:31   Specialist mechanical service provider, The Auto Workshop - chooses CAM software solutions
   
01/10/20 - 12:20   FCA - another update on Business interruption insurance test case appeals process
   
01/10/20 - 12:11   Tracker - Cambridgeshire Police Crack Rural Crime Spree thanks to £16k caravan
   
01/10/20 - 11:00   ABP Guide to Retail Charges (supported by 3M) - all new revised and extended edition NOW available on-line; copies in post to members
   
01/10/20 - 10:06   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - drivers who use their own cars for work journeys – the ‘grey fleet’ - is "an unmanaged business travel risk"
   
01/10/20 - 09:46   Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP - World’s first Assisted Driving Grading (capability and performance of assisted driving tech) unveiled
   
01/10/20 - 09:13   Cromax - CC6750 Ultra Performance Energy System Clear
   
01/10/20 - 01:04   Fleet News - cancel FN50 Dinner scheduled for 3 November
   

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