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Search begins for Williamson successor

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

With the news that IAAF Chief Executive, Wendy Williamson, is retiring this year, the search has begun for her successor. The role of the IAAF chief executive is an extremely varied one and the succes…

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UK government review of Block Exemption Regulation

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy has announced a review on the functioning of European Block Exemption Regulations in the UK via the Competition and Markets Authority (C…

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IAAF to explore digital aftermarket opportunities in Industry Briefing Bitesize session

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the first Industry Briefing Bitesize session for 2021, ‘The Digitalisation of the Automotive Aftermarket in 2021 and beyond’, whi…

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Brexit Transition: Sources of help and guidance

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Below can be found a list of sources of information which may be of interest to businesses who import and/or export goods to and from the UK.  This list is not exhaustive and new information will be a…

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Chief Executive Wendy Williamson to retire in 2021

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Heading up the Federation for more than seven years, Williamson has successfully led the IAAF through a number of changes, ensuring it remains at the forefront of the industry and as an umbrella for w…

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Virtual AGM for IAAF

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Just like most other networking events at present, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) took to ‘Zoom’ recently to hold its first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM), which s…

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IAAF appoints Richard Welland as President

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

IAAF has appointed WAI UK managing director Richard Welland as its new president, taking over from Terry Knox who stepped down at IAAF’s AGM on 11 February. Richard Welland is the managing director of…

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IAAF AGM 2021

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Members will take place at 10:30am on THURSDAY 11th February 2021. Due to the current restrictions, this meeting will take place via Zoom. Mem…

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IAAF welcomes Brexit trade deal

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed the agreed Brexit trade deal, pointing to particularly positive aspects that provide foundations for the future of the UK aftermar…

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Automotive Aftermarket open in Lockdown 3.0

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Following the Government’s announcement of a third national lockdown, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is praising the Government’s decision to permit the automotive aftermarke…

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IAAF office closure over the holiday period

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

The IAAF office will be closed from 2 p.m. Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and will reopen at 9.00 a.m. on Monday 4th January. It will still be possible to call the office on 0121 748 4600 to leave a mes…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2020 - presentations and video now available

Date: Friday 11 December 2020

Following on from the IAAF's first Virtual Conference which took place on Thursday 3rd December, the IAAF has now made the video of the conference available for viewing by IAAF members. The conference…

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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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URGENT - Help needed from IAAF members for important study

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

Following on from last week's news that FIGIEFA and IAAF have been approached by TRL on behalf of the European Commission to take part in a study looking into access to in-vehicle data, we are pleased…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Underestimate Block Exemption at your peril, warns IAAF’s Bleasdale

Date: Friday 23 October 2020

Lawrence Bleasdale, IAAF board and council member, has warned the industry not to underestimate the importance of the Block Exemption Regulations, due to expire in May 2023, calling it “central to ens…

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Last call for IAAF Industry Briefing Bitesize session

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The next IAAF Industry Briefing Bitesize session is taking place virtually on Thursday 29th October, starting at 10.00am. This final instalment of the year will welcome Adrian Botham, founder and mana…

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Nominations still open for 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

Nominations can still be made for the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards. These have been introduced in order to reflect the impact that the pandemic has had on people and the employment sector du…

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IAAF & PACT team up to tackle warranty and returns process

Date: Friday 16 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT have teamed up to launch the new TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service as a free to access, easy-to-use online portal. Recognising …

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Virtual IAAF conference welcomes Sunday Times’ Economic Editor as keynote speaker

Date: Monday 12 October 2020

The IAAF will once again welcome a top list of industry speakers to its annual conference this year, being hosted virtually on Thursday 3rd December to bring the event to as many people in the industr…

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Next Industry Briefing Bitesize session announced

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that its next Industry Briefing Bitesize session will take place virtually on Thursday 29th October, starting at 10.00am. The fin…

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FREE! WAI Steri-7 sample for IAAF Members

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

To further help our industry and wider community, IAAF has partnered with WAI to offer members a free sample of its New Vehicle Sanitiser. IAAF vice-president and WAI managing director, Richard Wellan…

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COVID-19 Protective Measures: Automotive Aftermarket Sector Industry Guidance and Best Practice

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

The third edition of this guidance has just been issued with updates on the wearing of face coverings in customer-facing settings. During this unprecedented time, companies of all sizes are being chal…

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Packed bitesize briefing offers valuable insights

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

IAAF members enjoyed a packed Bitesize briefing session via Zoom this week as they heard more about DVSA activity, IAAF’s continuing work in championing the aftermarket and the challenges that lie ahe…

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New, ambitious aftermarket distributor joins IAAF

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed recently formed independent motor factor, ASAP Auto Spares and Parts, to its membership. Trading since September 2018, ASAP has br…

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Do you insure your trade credit risks against non-payment?

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

FinCred IS offer advice and expertise to IAAF members on trade credit risks. As an independent trade credit insurance broker, FinCred IS have developed three trade credit insurance solutions exclusive…

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IAAF teams up with aftermarket professional Adrian Botham of Servispart Consulting to deliver Aftermarket Growth Study report FOC to IAAF members

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

IAAF members are being invited to participate in some new research designed to answer three leading questions: • What do the fastest growing aftermarket companies do differently?• What is driving thei…

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IAAF warns of ‘rise of counterfeit parts’ in new government report

Date: Friday 04 September 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could contribute to a rise of counterfeit car parts entering the UK automotive industry in the latest …

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AD Bell Group becomes the latest IAAF member

Date: Friday 04 September 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) continues to bolster its membership, after welcoming sign and vehicle graphics manufacture and installation specialist, Ad Bell Group. With mor…

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Book now for next Industry Briefing Bitesize session

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

IAAF members will have the opportunity to hear from the DVSA to learn more about managing recalls and how market surveillance affects the industry in an upcoming IAAF Zoom meeting on Tuesday 22nd Sept…

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New type approval legislation gets go ahead in UK

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

One of the key pieces of legislation that the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has lobbied for over the past few years has been Type Approval Regulation (EU) 2018/858. This key pie…

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IAAF receives confirmation vehicle scrappage scheme will not go ahead

Date: Friday 14 August 2020

IAAF has received confirmation from BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) that the government has no plans to introduce a vehicle scrappage scheme. Since the idea of a vehic…

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Aftermarket recalls and market surveillance key topics for online session

Date: Thursday 13 August 2020

IAAF members will have the opportunity to hear from the DVSA to learn more about managing recalls and how market surveillance affects the industry in an upcoming IAAF Zoom meeting on Tuesday 22nd Sept…

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E-Motive Online joins growing membership

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing to grow month on month and has welcomed parts and accessories multichannel platform and specialist services provider, E-Motive On…

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Standardised access to automotive repair and maintenance information

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

The IAAF invite you to comment on the BSI ISO Draft International Standard (DIS)18541 for standardised access to automotive repair and maintenance information (RMI) by independent operators. The serie…

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Aftermarket gains a valuable insight into the effects of the pandemic

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

The latest Industry Briefing Bitesize session was another success for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), as members logged in to learn more about the effects of the coronavirus …

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Coronavirus effects to be explored in new online briefing

Date: Friday 10 July 2020

Aftermarket professionals are being encouraged to sign up to a Zoom meeting, which will take a close look at how the pandemic has affected the industry and the opportunities that have emerged as a res…

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Feedback sought on ADAS repair guidance

Date: Friday 10 July 2020

Following on from the IAAF's involvement with Thatcham to develop guidance for the implementation of UK insurance industry requirements (IIR) for the repair of ADAS equipped vehicles, the IAAF is now …

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Type Approval consultation

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

The IAAF would like to thank all those members who took the time to send in their responses to the recent consultation document on Type Approval. In its official response to the consultation, the IAAF…

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“End of MOT extension will make the roads safer,” says IAAF

Date: Monday 29 June 2020

Motorists will no longer be able to extend their MOT for six months from 1st August. The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) welcomes the news, arguing that it will not only significa…

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Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August

Date: Monday 29 June 2020

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1 August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, Roads minister Baroness Vere has announced today (29 June 2020). Due to the coronavirus outbr…

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Online ‘Industry Briefing Bitesize’ proves successful

Date: Friday 26 June 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has brought its very first online ‘Industry Briefing Bitesize’ to aftermarket professionals, providing them with an informative insight into th…

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