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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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“Scrappage schemes are not the answer,” says IAAF

Date: Thursday 25 June 2020

With vehicle manufacturers (VMs) joining forces to call on the government to help the struggling car industry get moving again, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is stressing th…

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Government consultation to restart MOT testing of light vehicles: urgent feedback required

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020

The IAAF is very pleased to report that following a period of intense lobbying, the government has launched a consultation to restart MOT testing of light vehicles as part of the ongoing cross-Governm…

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IAAF goes virtual to keep industry connected

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2020

Aftermarket businesses have had to adapt due to the current pandemic, and the way in which professionals connect and engage with one another is no exception. As a result, members of the Independent Au…

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Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund – how it can help your business

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2020

The government has launched the second round of applications for the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund. It’s for businesses that aren’t in the leisure, retail and hospitality industries. With …

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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COVID-19: Reminder about government guidelines

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve on a daily basis, a number of automotive aftermarket businesses that had previously closed have begun to reopen due to increased demand . As a reminder …

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Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020 - update

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Cars, vans or motorcycles' MOT expiry dates will be extended by 6 months where they are due on or after 30 March 2020 - but the vehicle must be maintained in a safe-to-drive condition. The new rules h…

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Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

A government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor has announced. Outlining further details of the Coronavirus Lar…

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COVID-19: Emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The emergency loans scheme for businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic has been revamped following strong criticism from the IAAF, along with many other organisations. The Tre…

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New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months. This will continue until confirmed otherwise. This…

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Six-month MOT extension causes huge challenges, says IAAF

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has said the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency&rsquo,s (DVSA) decision to extend MOTs for a six-month period causes &ldquo,huge challenges&rd…

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Covid-19: update 25 March 2020

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF has gained clarification from government that businesses in the automotive aftermarket supplying garages, na…

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Combating the coronavirus pandemic: Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is posing major challenges for healthcare systems and medical institutions worldwide. An ability to rapidly diagnose the virus is of invaluable help in curbing its exponenti…

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COVID-19: Updates to Companies House services

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Companies House is closely following Public Health England guidelines. They have plans in place to maintain services for customers, and protect the …

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COVID-19 Update 24/3/20

Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF is seeking clarification on exemption for businesses in the automotive aftermarket. Currently, it is the und…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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BER 2023: Preparatory survey

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Ahead of the discussions on the Block Exemption Regulation which is due for renewal in 2023, Ernst & Young have been chosen to undertake a study into the historical market trends in vehicle distri…

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COVID-19 and IAAF Events

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Following the announcement by the government this week, the IAAF has taken the decision to postpone all events until the end of May 2020. This is also in line with guidance issued to many of our membe…

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Let your customers know you're still here during the COVID-19 restrictions

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

TechmanGMS, who recently joined the IAAF, have produced a brief guide on how to communicate to your loyal customers and local community. With the unprecedented situation presented by COVID-19, many pe…

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IAAF calls for Government COVID-19 support

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is calling on the Government to implement a number of measures that support both individuals and busines…

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COVID-19: Emergency government funding available to businesses

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

As the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic continues, many businesses say they are teetering on the brink as revenues plunge following the stay at home advice. Fortunately, emergency funding of £330…

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COVID-19: Advice for employers from Lawgistics on sick-pay and self-isolation

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has produced the following advice for employers with regard to the Coronavirus. Over the coming months Lawgistics will be issuing legal updates specific…

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Working from home? Trying to recruit or manage meetings?

Date: Friday 20 March 2020

Follow these useful tips from Glen Callum Associates on keeping your business moving. Businesses’ are considering alternative forms of interviews/meetings to allow for a work from home situation. Dra…

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Aftermarket specialist becomes new IAAF Vice President

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020

Richard Welland, managing director of WAIglobal UK, has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) vice-president, supporting president, Terry Knox and chief executive…

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LEVC reveals name for new electric van: VN5

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

LEVC’s new electric light commercial van will set new standards in the commercial vehicle sector and its name has been revealed. VN5. Aligned with LEVC’s overall product naming strategy, the same tech…

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Liverpool Council introduces 20 gas-powered Mercedes refuse trucks

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Liverpool City Council has commissioned a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz refuse collection trucks that run on biogas. The Econic NGT 2630 L models are expected to make a significant contribution towards t…

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Pollution from tyre wear 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Harmful particle matter from tyres – and also brakes – is a very serious and growing environmental problem, one that is being exacerbated by the increasing popularity of large, heavy vehicles such as …

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The 2020 budget and vehicles

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Among the measures included in the recent budget, the government has highlighted the need to reduce emissions across all modes of transport, saying that road transport is responsible for 91% of domest…

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International Women’s Day and the IAAF

Date: Friday 06 March 2020

To coincide with International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, Wendy Williamson, CEO of the IAAF, and Hayley Pells, owner of Avia Autos and a speaker at the 2019 IAAF Conference, have both issued quote…

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IAAF Golf Days 2020 - Save the dates

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

The IAAF has announced the dates and venues for its 2020 four-ball golf events with a new venue for the Midlands event. Northern Day Date: Wednesday 8th July 2020 Venue: Worsley Park Golf Course, …

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IAAF AGM 2020 - Notification

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

IAAF Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of Members will be taking place at 10:30am on THURSDAY 13th February 2020 at the IAAF Offices in Birmingham. Members of all categories are in…

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IAAF Conference 2019 - Presentations now available

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

The presentations from the highly successful IAAF Conference held on 5th December 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes are now available for download by IAAF members. If members would lik…

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IAAF issues guidance for members on the new GDPR

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, comes into force on May 25th 2018 and applies to all businesses that have control over personal data. It updates the current data protection legislatio…

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: Monday 19 March 2018

Colleagues, friends and associates are paying tribute to the life and career of one of the UK aftermarket&rsquo,s most colourful characters, Alec Morgan, following his recent untimely death.


In a…

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IAAF members urged to ‘brace themselves for change’ at latest industry briefing

Date: Monday 19 March 2018

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at Phocas Business Intelligence Software, Middlemarch Business Park, Coventry on Thursday 1…

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Mobiletron join ever-growing IAAF

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Mobiletron, manufacturer of engine management sensors and rotating electronics, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation&rsquo,s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading afterma…

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TVS EAG joins IAAF

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive group TVS EAG (Excel) to its membership. Now part of the TVS Motor Group Ltd, TVS EAG supplies quality steering and s…

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IAAF appoints new Vice President

Date: Friday 09 March 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Terry Knox as its new vice-president, further adding to its wealth of industry expertise. Knox has been a member of the IAAF Co…

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‘Grassroots insight’ plays influential role in crucial Type-Approval legislation vote

Date: Thursday 01 February 2018

European Parliament&rsquo,s IMCO committee have approved several key amendments to Vehicle Type-Approval legislation proposals, which include the aftermarket maintaining in-vehicle data access via the…

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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

Date: Friday 22 December 2017

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signif…

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Melett joins the IAAF with quality on agenda

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Melett, one of the leading manufacturers of turbochargers and turbo components, has joined the IAAF, with the aim of spreading its message that quality aftermarket products are a viable alternative to…

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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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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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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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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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