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COVID-19: Employer support – live HMRC webinars

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are currently open for pay periods in November and December 2020. You have until 11.59pm Monday 14 December to submit claims for November. Make…

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HR Updates

Updated figures from DVSA on MOT forecasts

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Following on from previous information released at the end of November, the DVSA has now produced updated figures and a forecast for January, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand wil…

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Industry News

Dayco's Charlie Huddleston retires

Date: Wednesday 09 December 2020

Long-time industry stalwart, Charlie Huddleston has retired after a long and distinguished aftermarket career. Having spent a considerable period of his working life with FAI, Universal Automotive and…

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People News

The show must go on: IAAF gets the wheels in motion for aftermarket recovery in first virtual conference

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

A successful first-ever virtual Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) conference has taken an in-depth look at the opportunities and threats affecting aftermarket businesses in a post-B…

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IAAF celebrates the ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has revealed the worthy winners of its new-look awards ceremony, ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’, celebrating the individuals and businesses who hav…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2020 - Sponsors

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

The IAAF would like to thank all the companies who sponsored this year's event in the year that nobody expected. The headline sponsors of the event were Alliance Automotive Group and Impression UK. …

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IAAF News

Kerridge Commercial Systems launches new Ecommerce Division

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

MAM Software, a Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) company, has today announced the formation of a new strategic Ecommerce Division within the group. The company, with operations across the globe, has …

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People News

New digital platform launched to inform, train and connect UK automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has launched auto:resource, a new online directory and resources platform to inform, train and connect the UK automotive aftermarket. The co…

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Industry News

HMRC Transition Update: Completing customs import declarations

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

The UK transition period ends at the end of this month. If your business trades with other countries from Europe or you represent a business who does, from 1 January you’ll need to be prepared for the…

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Legal Updates

Automotive aftermarket to be provided with industry insight in latest webinar

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

After the success of the first and second free webinars for the automotive aftermarket, Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has confirmed the date for the next webinar in the A…

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Industry News

Brexit tax and customs changes are coming very soon. Are you ready?

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

IAAF member E-Motive is co-hosting a timely webinar to help companies prepare for Brexit on Tuesday 8th December at 2:30pm. A panel of experts from the fields of ecommerce technology & services, c…

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Product News

Do we have to shut our workplace after a confirmed case of COVID-19 among our workforce?

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutivesearch have brought to our attention the following article, put together by Mondaq, which outlines what is recommended should an employee be confirmed as having COVID-19. The…

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HR Updates

David Sedgley, Roadlink International chairman, has sadly passed away following a long illness

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

David spent his whole working life in the commercial vehicle industry, leaving school to begin work with Edmunds Walker in the early 1960s. Always championing the independent business, he established …

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People News

Balyfa joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its latest member, global brake fitting supplier Balyfa, to its growing network of aftermarket businesses. Balyfa delivers a high-…

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Loveday Ryder appointed as DVSA's new Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Loveday Ryder has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and will be starting her new role on 1 January 2021. DVSA’s purpose is to help everyone st…

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Last chance to register for the IAAF Virtual Conference

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

IAAF members are reminded that time is running out for them to register for this year's conference, which is being hosted virtually on Thursday 3rd December. As usual, the IAAF will be welcoming a top…

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IAAF News

URGENT - help needed from IAAF members for important study on access to in-vehicle data access

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

FIGIEFA and IAAF have been approached by TRL on behalf of the European Commission to take part in a study on access to in-vehicle data. As TRL are advising the Commission on policy options on this top…

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“Could the 2030 UK Government ban on new petrol and diesel only cars be good for the aftermarket?” asks Klarius CEO Mark Brickhill…

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

“The answer, in the short to mid-term could be ‘yes’ if you look past the populist politics. Most manufacturers are introducing mainly hybrid vehicles now anyway, and plans for an electric-only future…

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IAAF Member News

GS Yuasa Academy receives IMI accreditation

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

GS Yuasa Academy has become the first battery training program to partner with The Institute of the Motor Industry. The online learning platform will give users who have completed all courses the oppo…

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BEIS Update: Rules for providing services are changing

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

In the run-up to the end of the transition period on 31st December, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued further guidance for businesses regarding the rules covering …

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Repair and servicing sector still ill-equipped for “monumental” EV switch, IMI warns

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

A failure to properly support the servicing and repair sector will compromise the government’s ambitious plans to end the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, the Institute of the Motor I…

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IMI launches MOT Training and Assessment for 2021

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Addressing the current heavy workload of many MOT testers, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched its MOT Training and Assessment package for 2021. With a focus on e-Learning, the 3 ho…

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MOT testing in Scotland: update

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that 11 areas in Scotland moved into protection Level 4 from 18:00 on Friday 20 November until Friday 11 December.You can read more about the measures and which a…

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Autotech Recruit announces significant investment plans to drive up industry’s EV training

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

With the news that the ban on petrol and diesel car sales has been brought forward to 2030, as part of the Government’s climate change pledge, the automotive industry is gearing up for a substantial r…

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IAAF Member News
Product News

MANN+HUMMEL to close UK site - all manufacturing to be centered in Europe

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Mann+Hummel Group, a leading filtration expert, is proposing the closure of its main manufacturing facility at Hilton Cross Business Park in Wolverhampton, as it continues to review its operationa…

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IAAF Member News

Announcement from the Board Of Directors of the IMTFA

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The IMTFA Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Simon Ayres is to become their new chairman, with Daniel Walsh continuing as Deputy Chairman. The Board would like to thank Ewan Murray, who …

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IAAF Member News

Lawgistics: Furlough Claim Time Limit

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

If you have employees on either furlough or flexible furlough you should be aware of the new timescales for making a claim with HMRC. The claim needs to be submitted within roughly 14 days after the e…

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HR Updates
Legal Updates

FinCred IS Goes Global

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

IAAF credit insurance provider, FinCred IS, is excited to announce that they have joined the global broking network, UNIBA Partners. UNIBA Partners is an owner-led, client-centric global network that …

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IAAF Member News

Updated figures from DVSA on MOT volume forecasts

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Following on from previous information released at the beginning of November, the DVSA has now produced updated figures for November and an updated forecast for December, broken down by postcode, to h…

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Industry News

DVA Monthly Tests Conducted Statistics: October 2020

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

A new, monthly, publication providing statistics on vehicle, driver, and theory tests conducted by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland has been published by the Dept. for Infrast…

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Exol’s Darren Frogson becomes new UKLA president

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) has announced Darren Frogson, CEO of Exol Lubricants, as its new president as he prepares to embrace a period of change for the industry. As president …

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People News

Fourth and TecAlliance consolidate eparts and Order Manager sales and support services in UK & Ireland

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Fourth and TecAlliance have consolidated sales and support services for their eparts and Order Manager (formerly known as TecCom) products in UK and Ireland, bringing about a more centralised service,…

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People News

Juratek joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its newest member, light vehicle (LV) and commercial vehicle (CV) braking specialist, Juratek, to its growing network of aftermark…

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IAAF Member News

New white paper outlines value of proven aftermarket parts suppliers

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

NSK, a global supplier of motion and control solutions for industrial markets, has created a new white paper about the added value that can be provided by partnering with a proven specialist in afterm…

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IAAF Member News

Last chance to vote in IAAF Pride of the Aftermarket Awards

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Voting in the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards closes at 5.00 p.m. today, so this is the last opportunity to cast your vote. These awards have been introduced in order to reflect the impact that…

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IAAF News

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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Legal Updates

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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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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People News

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

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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HR Updates

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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Industry News

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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IAAF News

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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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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Industry News

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

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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