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Technicians get a confidence boost on the OESAA stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Date: Monday 17 July 2017

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) attracted a record number of garage owners and technicians onto its stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2017. OESAA&rsquo,s very own on…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF seeks views on parts identification within new Type Approval legislation - Deadline Extended

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2017

The IAAF has recently contacted its supplier, wholesaler and data publishing members as the automotive aftermarket is facing a crucial time with the forthcoming Vehicle Type-Approval legislation curre…

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IAAF welcomes Lumag into membership

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2017

Lumag has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) as the friction materials manufacturer looks to have an input on legislation affecting the company. , The company has built …

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IAAF Member Autotech Recruit's MD appointed chairman of NTDA south east & central south region

Date: Friday 30 June 2017

Autotech Recruit&rsquo,s managing director, Gavin White, has been appointed as the National Tyre Distributors Association&rsquo,s (NTDA) new chairman for the south east and central south region. In …

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People News

Cold calling! How to address refrigerant legislation

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK&rsquo,s leading supplier of car and LCV parts, has released the latest version of its air-conditioning catalogue to help garages deliver a total service solution. Including the …

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Product News

Wendy Williamson offers aftermarket insight at Automechanika

Date: Monday 12 June 2017

At Automechanika Birmingham 2017 Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), provided an overview of the latest challenges facing the industry in 201…

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AALG unites the Aftermarket to lobby in a post-Brexit Britain

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) presented its new lobbying position on European issues that affect the aftermarket in a post-Brexit Britain at a press launch on Tuesday 23rd May at Sil…

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Industry News

Apprenticeship advertising (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

From 1 April 2017, it will be against the law to falsely advertise work as a statutory apprenticeship. The law also makes it illegal to wrongly describe someone as an apprentice within a business. The…

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Apprenticeship levy (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

Businesses with an annual &lsquo,pay bill&rsquo, over £,3 million must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017. A pay bill is the total wages paid to an employee ,(or group of employees…

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Historic vehicles' MOT consultation

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

In September 2016 the DfT opened a consultation on proposals to implement an exemption from testing for vehicles over 40 years old. This included options to: exempt all vehicles over 30 year…

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Industry News

Immigration skills charge regulations (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

This primarily affects businesses employing Tier 2 migrant workers in skilled jobs. The charge will be £,1,000 a year for every employee, reduced to ,£,364 for small or charitable organi…

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Tax-free childcare scheme (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

In terms of employment law, definition can be quite loose. So whilst this mainly affects parents rather than employers, it is a key change for ,many self-employed parents. The tax-free childcare…

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The new National Living Wage (NLW) (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

Employees must be aged 25 or over to get the NLW, and the new hourly rate is £,7.50.

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The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

The NMW changes every April and currently depends on two things: the employee&rsquo,s age, and whether they&rsquo,re an apprentice. The current hourly rates rates for the NMW are £,3.50 for an …

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Trade Union Act (March 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

The latest Trade Union Act measures came into force on 1 March 2017. Designed to protect workers from the &lsquo,effects of undemocratic strike action&rsquo,, the new ,legislation puts tougher req…

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Can Independents Benefit From VM Recalls?

Date: Wednesday 03 May 2017

With the recent revelation, published by respected motoring magazine Auto Express, that most owners ignore VM recalls on their vehicles, TecAlliance calls on the independent to help reverse this trend…

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Elcome all set to visit the Sunflower State, USA

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2017

UK based technology company Elcome, is pleased to announce their attendance at this year&rsquo,s ACPN Knowledge Exchange conference and exhibition event in Kansas City, Missouri USA from 23rd &ndash, …

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Team P R Reilly joins ECP as part of the LKQ family

Date: Monday 03 April 2017

Euro Car Parts, an LKQ company, has announced that it has acquired the business of Team P R Reilly, a leading, family-owned, car parts, accessories and ,bodyshop business based out of Dublin, Irel…

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Updated FIGIEFA video released

Date: Friday 31 March 2017

FIGIEFA has released the updated version of its Connected Car video. The video explains how different telematics solutions &ndash, Extended Vehicle or the Interoperable Telematics Platform - will af…

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Ben news hub latest - Financial Health

Date: Monday 20 March 2017

Ben have posted their latest blog on financial health which advises on how to get the most out of pensions. More and more people in the UK are saving into a pensions scheme than ever before, in line…

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TecAlliance Talks Technology At Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 16 March 2017

The TecAlliance brand, which encompasses the TecDoc, TecCom, Headlines and RMI technical service data platforms, will again be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham in order to continue to raise awar…

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Test Assured

Date: Tuesday 07 March 2017

Why malfunctioning sensors are a common cause of ABS faults Located next to each wheel, ABS sensors are subject to constant heat, vibrations and the threat of dirt and moisture ingress, which is wh…

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Product News

TecAlliance Spearheads Access & Availability

Date: Thursday 02 March 2017

Although the TecDoc automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) replacement parts identification system might be the most prominent brand with the TecAlliance portfolio, it is just one element of an organi…

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IAAF Member News

Increase to Compensation Limits and Tribunal Awards

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017

The annual increases to compensation limits and minimum awards that are payable under employment legislation have just been announced, and will take effect from 6 April 2017, they include: &bull, Th…

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A growing company with an expanding workforce - HELLA recruits two more managers

Date: Monday 27 February 2017

With HELLA enjoying a period of rapid growth, its workforce has had to increase to accommodate for the new business won. Bryan Knott and Mark Adams have both ,had extensive and varied careers in t…

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People News

IAAF Golf dates announced for 2017

Date: Friday 24 February 2017

The IAAF is pleased to announce the return of its popular Golf Team Challenge for 2017. This year's dates are: Worsley Park, Manchester - 5th July Forest of Arden - 10th August Further detai…

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IAAF hails early success on type approval revisions

Date: Friday 24 February 2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed many of the amendments approved by the European Parliament&rsquo,s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee (IMCO), as pa…

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New penalties from next month

Date: Thursday 23 February 2017

Motorists are warned that new penalties for using their mobile phones behind the wheel come into force on 1 March. From next month, guilty drivers will receive six penalty points and a £,200 fi…

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Legal Updates

IAAF Chief Executive interviewed on Radio 4

Date: Monday 20 February 2017

The IAAF's Chief Executive Wendy Williamson told the Radio 4 You and Yours programme that proposals to extend the MOT test from three years to four for newer vehicles are fraught with danger. , …

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Wendy Williamson wins ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Date: Monday 20 February 2017

Wendy Williamson, Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive, has received the &lsquo,Lifetime Achievement&rsquo, award at the Car &, Accessory Trader (CAT) Awards 2017. …

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Celsus UK Limited appoints Mike Keenan as Director of Sales

Date: Thursday 09 February 2017

Celsus, distributor of JL Audio, Dynamat, KICKER and Calearo products, has promoted Mike Keenan to the newly-created role of Director of Sales to help accommodate the company&rsquo,s ambitious expansi…

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IAAF to run series of Industry Briefing Sessions around the UK

Date: Thursday 09 February 2017

The IAAF will be running a series of 7 Industry Briefing Meetings around the UK during 2017. These sessions are being headed up by Mike Smallbone, Membership Development Manager, and are designed to…

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IAAF News

New Member - Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd.

Date: Wednesday 01 February 2017

Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation&rsquo,s (IAAF) ever-growing network of leading aftermarket businesses. , The wholesale distributor o…

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IAAF Member News

Dept. for Transport and DVSA launch consultation on MOT changes

Date: Wednesday 25 January 2017

Further to the article in the IAAF eBulletin Issue 766, the Department for Transport and the DVSA have finally issued the consultation document seeking views on whether the age a vehicle gets its firs…

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Autotech Recruit joins IAAF

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

IAAF has welcomed automotive recruitment specialist Autotech Recruit to its membership. Autotech Recruit offers a bespoke, professional service in supplying technical staff to the motor industry. Fr…

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Banner Batteries Wins Top Accolade At IAAF Awards

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

Having received the prestigious IAAF (Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation) CV Supplier of Excellence award in 2015, Banner Batteries &ndash, a globally recognised manufacturer of batteries a…

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Christine Smith Joins WAI Marketing team

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

WAI has appointed Christine Smith to the role of Marketing and Communications Manager. , Based in Florida, as part of WAI&rsquo,s US division, Smith joins from a sales and technology background,…

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Euro Car Parts and Seeba founders join forces to fly the flag for e-waste

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

Sukhpal Ahluwalia, founder of Euro Car Parts and Badri Baldawa, founder of Seeba Group of Companies, have jointly and equally invested in EcoCentric Management Private Limited (EcoCentric), one of Ind…

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Schaeffler marks milestone….

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

Global technology giant Schaeffler has just celebrated the production of its 10 millionth continuously variable transmission (CVT) chain. The innovation was first used in the so-called &lsquo,Multit…

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VW emissions - latest news from US and UK

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

It has recently been reported in the USA that VW executives knew about emissions cheating two months before the scandal broke, but chose not to tell US regulators, according to court papers. The bosse…

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Key Employment Law Issues For Employers in 2017

Date: Friday 06 January 2017

1. Brexit - Since the referendum decision in June, Brexit has taken its share of press coverage. Article 50 is set to be triggered by the end of March 2017 starting the two-year negotiating period. 2…

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HR Updates

The Uber Tribunal Decision

Date: Wednesday 02 November 2016

As you may have heard, an Employment Tribunal has ruled that two drivers who provide services to Uber are 'workers' within the meaning of the Employment ,Rights Act 1996. This means they will be…

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UK Employment Law to be Reviewed

Date: Friday 14 October 2016

Theresa May has appointed Matthew Taylor, a former key adviser to Tony Blair, to lead a major review into zero-hours contracts, the rights of the self-employed and people who work for new technology p…

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Win £2,000 with Hella’s Golden Sensor Promotion

Date: Wednesday 05 October 2016

Ten Prizes to be won in October  , HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and systems supplier, is holding an exciting competition for five weeks throughout October, with the chance to wi…

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Tax On Termination Payments

Date: Monday 26 September 2016

The government has started consultation on its proposed changes to tax treatment of termination payments. Changes to taxation of termination payments have been heavily trailed for some time and in t…

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Childcare vouchers do not need to be provided whilst employee on maternity leave

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

This was a controversial decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is possibly ripe for further challenge in the not too distant future. Generally speaking all employees on maternity leave are …

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Who is permitted to drive your vehicles?

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

There is occasionally a misconception amongst motor traders that a certificate of motor insurance permits any authorised driver to use any vehicle which is ,held in the policyholder&rsquo,s care, …

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Will leaving the EU change employment law?

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

It is very unlikely that the exit from the EU will cause widespread changes to employment law quickly, the majority of the employment law we have that comes ,from the EU will still form part of UK…

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When can an injured member of staff return to work

Date: Friday 10 June 2016

If a member of staff has been signed off from work for a number of weeks with an injury but wishes to return back to work before, what should you do? , Generally, before allowing a member of sta…

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"Non compete" clauses

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016

Lawgistics have recently highlighted some issues around "non compete" clauses in contracts of employment. In many employment contracts, the employer will insist on the need for restrictive covenants…

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