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Intellectual property after 1 January 2021: update

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

On 1 January 2021 there will be changes to UK intellectual property law to ensure the smooth departure from EU IP systems and at the end of October the IPO issued key information for customers and use…

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PM brings forward plans to end sale of new petrol and diesel by 2030

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has released his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs, which covers clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies. The Prime Min…

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DIT webinar on new trading rules

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Time is rapidly running out for businesses to prepare for the end of the transition period. To reserve your place at a DIT webinar to enable you to understand the new trading rules which will come int…

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Sign up for AdBells exclusive offers

Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020

Ad Bell have put together some exclusive offers available from Monday 23rd November, we would like you to hear about them. Sign up is quick and easy – click the link below to sign up day. Don’t miss o…

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Philips GoPure for safer, healthier and more comfortable motoring

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

The Philips brand is a household name in many fields, including lighting, lifestyle, automotive and healthcare products. It has long been renowned for its innovation in automotive lighting products an…

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Schaeffler demonstrates pioneering spirit and innovation to help shape an electric future for DTM

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

During the final weekend of the 2020 DTM season, Schaeffler demonstrated what the future of the series will look like: green and electric. As the new DTM Series and Innovation Partner, Schaeffler, alo…

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EAG focuses on quality for its steering components

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is highlighting its steering range, including its driveshaft, CV joint and caliper offering. EAG has launched an extensive range of driveshafts, calipers and CV joints fro…

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LIQUI MOLY is once again giving away a brand new Hyundai i30 N at the end of the year

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

For the tenth time in a row, the lubricant specialist has been voted the best brand in various categories by readers of Germany’s major car magazines. LIQUI MOLY wants to celebrate this success with i…

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EAG continues its growth and welcomes Chris Burnside as a company director

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

Sancorp, the parent company of Excel Automotive Group (EAG), has increased its number of directors, as it continues with its plans to grow the number of suppliers and subsequently, the products it off…

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2 Marathons, 2 Runners, 1 Weekend. James & Lewis take on the challenge and raise support for Clair

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

James Ralph, South West Area Manager for the Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries and Lewis Selby, Managing Director for the Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries, will be running two marathons in two days to …

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HELLA UK racks up the miles to support local hospice

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

An intrepid group of HELLA employees have shown their commitment to each other and their willingness to face the challenges posed by coronavirus restrictions on group gatherings, to help support a loc…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support: CJRS extension

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

HMRC has now made the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) guidance available on GOV.UK. To check if you’re eligible and to get ready to claim from this week, go to GOV.UK and search 'Coronavir…

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HR Updates

Klarius is ready to support the exhaust replacement needs of UK’s ageing car parc

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Recent data released by the DVLA and Department for Transport (DfT) has illustrated that the UK car parc is older than it has ever been. Older cars are undoubtedly popular, and as a result aftermarket…

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Ben launches "Lucky Lotto"

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Ben has just launched its Lucky Lotto, giving people the chance to win a life-changing £25,000 whilst making a life-changing difference to the lives of people in the automotive industry. These are dif…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts comment on latest SMMT used car figures

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Following the release by SMMT of its Q3 used car sales figures, Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Care Parts commented: “We expected demand for used cars to remain high throughout the last few months – t…

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Furlough updates from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Following the recent announcement regarding the extension of the Coronavirus furlough scheme, Lawgistics have received confirmation that neither the employer nor the employee had to have claimed under…

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First Line unveils free 2021 wall planner

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Due to their ongoing popularity with the aftermarket, First Line Ltd has revealed its 2021 wall planners. Each automotive planner is double sided, so workshops can display either First Line or Borg &a…

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Smart motorways get green light

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Nine more sections of smart motorways have been approved in the UK, totalling a further 138 miles. The new all-lane running (ALR) smart motorways have been approved for sections of the M3, M6 and M1. …

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DVSA releases update for MOT testing forecasts

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Following on from previous forecasts, the DVSA has now produced the figures for November and a forecast for December, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand will vary by area.   Good p…

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Motor insurance during lockdown

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Reports have recently been circulating in the media regarding the validity of vehicle insurance during lockdown if the driver is deemed not to be travelling for "essential" reasons such as going to wo…

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Legal Updates

Are you ready to trade in goods with the EU after 31 December 2020? - a message from The Secretary of State for Business

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Alok Sharma has written again to British businesses on the subject of Britain's future trading relationships from 1 January 2021.   I know just how difficult the national restrictions announced over t…

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Health and safety COVID-secure spot inspections ongoing

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

HSE is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.By calling and visiting premises and speaking directly to employers, we can chec…

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Voting now open for IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards

Date: Tuesday 10 November 2020

Voting is now open for the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards. These awards have been introduced in order to reflect the impact that the pandemic has had on the people and the employment sector du…

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Avia Autos implores independents to keep communicating with their customers as the new lockdown kicks in

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

As we witness the start of a new lockdown, it is important for garages to communicate with their customers, in order to highlight the procedures put in place to keep everyone safe. Back in May, Avia A…

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Surge in car & servicing repairs passes recovery predictions and indicates driver behaviour shift

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

WhoCanFixMyCar.com, the UK’s largest online marketplace for car servicing and repairs, has reported a surge from 27,000 job requests in April, to 85,000 in September, a massive increase of over 205%. …

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Autotech Training rolls out on-site EV training for companies electrifying fleet vehicles

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

By 2025, the UK fleet vehicle industry will account for 75% of all electric cars on the road. However, a major knowledge gap surrounding EV’s and a lack of basic training is set to thwart employee usa…

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IAAF Letter regarding Van Drivers

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

During the first lockdown in the Spring, the IAAF received reports that motor factor van drivers had been stopped and asked to supply an authorisation letter to justify their journey. In response, the…

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Pulley Failure and Diagnosis: advice from Corteco

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Similar to other components failing, the part that has failed is often condemned before the true cause of the failure is found. If the component that is replaced isn’t the cause of the failure, it is …

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UK car production falls -5.0% in worst September since 1995 as industry issues plea for vital Brexit deal

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

UK car production fell in September, with output down -5.0%, to register the worst performance for the month in 25 years, according to the latest figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufa…

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Extended Furlough - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

With the country going into the second lockdown on 5 November 2020, and with the suspension of non-essential retail including vehicle showrooms, the government has pushed back the Job Support Scheme a…

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HR Updates

LKQ Euro Car Parts supports independent garages with extended Liftmaster and Milwaukee partnerships

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has cemented its status as the UK’s leading supplier of Liftmaster and Milwaukee products by extending its partnerships with both brands, as it helps the independent aftermarket rec…

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UK trial of wireless charging technology for vans

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

City of Edinburgh Council, Heriot-Watt University and Flexible Power Systems (FPS) have secured funding worth £1.6 million to investigate the benefits of wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging. Wirel…

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Covid-impact on Workshops - Outlook

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

A recent study of UK workshops by Moove Pro-Brands, manufacturers of Comma oil, has found a largely positive outlook amongst the UK’s workshop technicians, as the industry begins its Covid-lockdown re…

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Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre named Servicesure Autocentre of the Year

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

National garage chain Servicesure has crowned Harrogate garage Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre the Autocentre of the Year in its 2020 annual awards. The North Yorkshire business beat stiff competitio…

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Tips from Ben on how to deal with stress

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

With the new lockdown having just started, it’s not surprising that many of us are feeling unsettled and worried about the future. We’ve all been experiencing lots of continual change in our daily liv…

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HR Updates

Cataclean appoint Tool Connection as exclusive distributor for all Cataclean products in UK, Rep Ireland and European territories. The new agreement takes effect on 1st November 2020.

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Both Cataclean and Tool Connection are very excited about this new strategic partnership — the joint R&D programme will bring more revenue opportunities for the aftermarket sector with new product…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems and Phocas Software join forces to enable distributive trades to feel good about data

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Industry leading ERP, Retail and Business Management software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), and leading analytics software provider, Phocas Software, today signed a global partnership a…

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The second lockdown and accrual of leave

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Under the previous furlough rules, annual leave was accruing throughout the furlough duration and could be taken during the furlough. It is extremely unlikely that the detailed guidance and regulation…

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HR Updates

New lockdown in England and the impact on the automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

The Government has announced another lockdown for England commencing on Thursday 5th November 2020. During the previous lockdown industries across the board were affected by the national restrictions …

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Corteco - first-to-market engine mounts

Date: Monday 02 November 2020

The extensive OE manufacturing experience of the Freudenberg Group, enables Corteco to offer engine mounts that deliver optimal comfort. They ensure a load-bearing and elastic connection between the e…

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NSK initiatives combat counterfeit bearing manufacture

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

As a respected and coveted manufacturer of premium bearings, NSK has long been the victim of unscrupulous counterfeiters. Looking to cheat both the OEM and the user, those producing fake bearings will…

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Urgent message from the Business Secretary: The way you hire from the EU is changing

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

The transition period is ending on 31 December and there will be no extension. The current rules for hiring workers from the EU will change. Time is running out and I urge you to act now to prepare fo…

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Philips HL22M - heading for the top

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

The Philips brand launched into the workshop lighting sector a decade ago, having extensively researched what workshop professionals needed by way of lighting. The range of Philips lights for the work…

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Industry Briefing Bitesize session outlines growth opportunities

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

IAAF has carried out its final Bitesize Briefing before its 2020 Virtual Conference with an eye-catching presentation from Adrian Botham, founder and managing director of Servispart Consulting on “How…

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Yuasa powers Josh Brookes and Ducati to British Superbikes championship victory

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

Yuasa are celebrating with Josh Brookes and the VisionTrack Ducati team after the Australian won the British Superbike Championship for the second time in his career. Two brilliant victories at Brands…

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HELLA – making technicians Feel Light!

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

Following the sensational success of its ‘Sexy Products. Sexy Moves’ video, original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, HELLA, has launched another workshop based video, this one entitle…

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LIQUI MOLY and “cult gearhead” Edd China launch video series

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

An international TV legend in the automotive sector is convinced of LIQUI MOLY’s quality and now shares his knowledge in short social media clips: Edd China – TV presenter, inventor, gearhead and cult…

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New video demonstrates WAI Steri-7 impact

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

A new 4K video highlighting the power of WAI’s new steri-7 disinfectant cleaner has been produced, as the UK continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Available to view via YouTube https://you…

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MAM Software unveils new branding and website

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

MAM Software has unveiled its new branding, as the company marks one year since being acquired by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS). The rebrand is the first for the automotive software provider since…

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Professor Jim Saker appointed as new President of IMI

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Institute of the Motor Industry’s Annual General Meeting  on 27th October 2020 saw the announcement of its new President, Professor Jim Saker, as well as the appointment of two new Vice Presidents…

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