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IAAF holds another successful Industry Briefing Session

Date: Tuesday 07 November 2017

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at the FPS National Distribution Centre in Sheffield on Thursday 26th October. IAAF Membe…

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IAAF backs FIGIEFA’s calls for swift implementation of the ‘inter2operable in-vehicle telematics platform’

Date: Friday 27 October 2017

FIGIEFA member IAAF has welcomed the final report of the High Level Group &lsquo,GEAR 2030&rsquo,, which has set out its analysis of the key trends and challenges that will affect the future of the Eu…

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Coil springs range extension surpasses 200 references

Date: Monday 23 October 2017

Lesjö,fors Springs has introduced more than 200 new coil springs since the start of the year as the company continues to demonstrate its excellence in bringing to market &lsquo,key&rsquo, products…

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Product News

Independent garages urged to upskill technicians on electric vehicles

Date: Monday 23 October 2017

As more major automotive manufacturers pledge their future to electric vehicles, independent garages are being urged to upskill technicians or risk losing business to main dealers. The rallying cry …

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IAAF Member News

Automechanika Birmingham - Announcing superb new networking initiatives

Date: Friday 20 October 2017

Automechanika Birmingham now offers a NEW facilitated meetings programme, where visitors will be able to match their needs with the products &, services of exhibiting companies. For exhibitors, wil…

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Industry News

Allwoods spring ahead with Kilen van!

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017

Allwoods Automotive have expanded their fleet of vehicles with the launch of a Kilen-branded van. Kilen has been manufacturing springs for more than 160 years, and today supplies a market-leading ra…

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Employers Liability - Compulsory Insurance

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017

Lawgistics have offered the following advice to business in respect of Employer's Liability - Compulsory Insurance. Most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or indus…

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Legal Updates

TecAlliance – the tools to tackle the issues

Date: Monday 11 September 2017

With the latest dent to the reputation of the service and repair sector struck by the recent release of a customer survey carried out by Warrantywise (summarised below), it&rsquo,s time for the indepe…

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Product News

Are you ready for the GDPR?

Date: Tuesday 05 September 2017

If you don't actually know what GDPR stands for, then you are almost certainly not ready for this key change of law which is coming your way. , The GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation…

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Legal Updates

Bosch appoints new channel marketer for workshops in the UK

Date: Tuesday 05 September 2017

Ian Daly has been appointed to the position of workshop channel marketer for Bosch Car Service and Bosch Diesel Network in the UK (replacing Shenoa Davies). Having spent the last eleven years in var…

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People News

A new addition to HELLA GUTMANN Solutions

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017

Hella Gutmann Solutions has recruited a new member to join its garage equipment team. , Carl Whitlam has become the company&rsquo,s new business development manager for the North/M1 Corridor Reg…

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'Self-driving' lorries to be tested on UK roads

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

Small convoys of partially driverless lorries will be trialled on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced. A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Lab…

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Industry News

The FELLOWSHIP of the MOTOR INDUSTRY - something for you?

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

The FELLOWSHIP of the Motor Industry offers a unique opportunity for people to reacquaint with like-minded colleagues and make new Industry friends at exciting and varying social events.  ,It prov…

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IAAF welcomes Johnson Controls Batteries

Date: Monday 14 August 2017

Global battery supplier, Johnson Controls Batteries, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). As a leading multi-industrial supplier of private label and branded lead-aci…

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Autoparts to support IAAF Conference 2017

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

Autoparts UK is once again sponsoring the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) 2017 Annual Conference for the fourth consecutive year. , The conference is set to be held in the n…

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Employers should prepare for upsurge in tribunal claims

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

The fees for those bringing claims have been ruled unlawful after the Supreme Court upheld a challenge by trade union Unison that the charges were discriminatory. The government has said it would take…

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HR Updates

IAAF Announcement

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

The IAAF has issued the following statement from CEO Wendy Williamson. "It is with much regret that I have to announce that Andy Savva has stepped down as vice-president of the IAAF. "Following th…

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IAAF News

Booking forms despatched for IAAF Conference and Awards Dinner 2017

Date: Thursday 20 July 2017

The IAAF has advised that the brochure and booking forms for this year's Conference and Awards Dinner are now being sent out to the membership. The event, which is taking place on Thursday 7th Decem…

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The importance of keeping the OBD connector

Date: Thursday 20 July 2017

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

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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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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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HR Updates

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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HR Updates

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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HR Updates

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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HR Updates

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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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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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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