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Book in your IAAF activity update

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

With so much change affecting aftermarket businesses, both internally through legislation and externally through rising costs and global supply chain issues, members are encouraged to book in their “I…

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Fuel costs hit new high every day for past month

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

Petrol prices have hit new record highs every day for the past month, according to motoring organisation the RAC. The cost to fill a family car now stands at about £103 for petrol, and £106 for diesel…

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Omid signs up to AFTERmarket party of the year

Date: Friday 17 June 2022

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili has been signed up to entertain guests at the IAAF Annual Awards Dinner, held on 8 December 2022 at DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes. Omid has appeared in…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 17 June 2022

Date: Friday 17 June 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. IAAF has intensified …

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UK AFCAR seeks evidence of legislation infringements from garages

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

IAAF, through its work with UK AFCAR, is seeking evidence from independent garages on infringements around Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) and the repair and maintenance (RMI) requir…

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IAAF networking event flourishes as UK Garage & Bodyshop Event shines

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

The automotive aftermarket came out in force this week, as more than 100 IAAF members attended the exclusive networking event at the Genting Hotel, Resorts World, NEC Birmingham on Wednesday 8 June. F…

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Public consultation launched - Vehicle type approval – establishing a GB road vehicle approval scheme

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a public consultation on vehicle type approval – establishing a GB road vehicle approval scheme. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/vehicle-typ…

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IAAF announces details for next Industry Briefing Session

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

Details for the next Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Industry Briefing Session on Tuesday 5th July have been announced, which will focus on Digitalisation of the Aftermarket. Taki…

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IAAF membership network expands with Garage Services Online

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its membership network with Garage Services Online, a leading provider of top performing websites which works exclusively within t…

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DVSA notification on MOT testing

Date: Monday 30 May 2022

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is writing to all MOT testers today around any potential changes to the MOT test frequency. It will say that "Prior to introducing legislation, the Gover…

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Last chance to register for member networking event on 8 June

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Members wishing to attend the IAAF’s exclusive networking event on 8 June must register by no later than 1 June. If you haven’t yet registered, please email anns@iaaf.co.uk for the link. IAAF is host…

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“Save the date” – Industry Briefing Session 5 July

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

The next IAAF Industry Briefing Session will take place on Tuesday 5 July at sales-i Solihull. The theme this time around is “Digitalisation of the Aftermarket” and will reflect the changing nature of…

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IAAF Activity Report: Events begin in earnest

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

It’s been a busy week for events as Head of Membership Development Mike Smallbone attended the CV Show in Birmingham before exhibiting at MechanExpert in Northern Ireland, while also presenting to FG7…

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Cost of living measures unveiled

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a package of measures intended to ease the impact of the rising cost of living. These include: Every household in the UK will be given £400 by the government in O…

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30 percent of dinner tickets sold in first week

Date: Friday 20 May 2022

More than 30 percent of dinner bookings have been sold at the IAAF’s AFTERmarket party of the year, the Annual Dinner and awards 2022. Bookings went live last week and with pre-event bookings and tabl…

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Free coach travel for IAAF motor factor members to UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022

Date: Friday 20 May 2022

Messe Frankfurt UK is offering IAAF motor factor members free coach travel for them and their customers at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, which takes place 8 to 9 June at NEC Birmingham. Offered …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 20 May 2022

Date: Friday 20 May 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. Event planning intens…

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IAAF Exclusive: Mind The Gap – skills & recruitment shortage not just confined to post-education candidates

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

In the second part of our exclusive skills and recruitment series, recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) says the industry must widen its outlook and recruitment from other sectors if it…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 13 May 2022

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

A packed week of meetings this week as IAAF conducts its regular cv committee, board and council (pictured) sessions. The meetings offer an excellent opportunity to highlight the wide ranging work the…

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Bookings open for the IAAF Conference and Annual Awards Dinner

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Bookings are now being taken for the 2022 IAAF Conference and Annual Awards Dinner, which will be held on 8 December at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes. Demand is expected to be high with 30 percen…

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Extra places added to June Networking Event

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

Due to popular demand, IAAF has added extra places to its exclusive member networking event, which takes place on 8 June following the first day of the inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event. Taking p…

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IAAF Activity Report – DVSA to address IAAF Council

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

IAAF has been busy planning for its CV and Council meetings, as well as holding meetings with government departments over MOT and Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER). Following news from…

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New trial to banish loud engines and exhausts on Britain’s noisiest streets

Date: Wednesday 04 May 2022

A search for Britain’s noisiest streets has been launched by the Department for Transport (DfT) with 4 areas across England and Wales set to trial new phase 2 technology to help stop rowdy motorists r…

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Grant Shapps refuses to rule out MOT change

Date: Tuesday 03 May 2022

Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, has refused to rule out an MOT test frequency change in a transport committee meeting last week. Shapps told the committee that while he wouldn’t divulg…

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Automotive industry unites in condemnation of possible MOT change

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

The automotive industry has united in its condemnation of any possible frequency change to the MOT test, with UK AFCAR, the coalition formed to lobby the UK government in a post-Brexit era, calling it…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 29 April 2022

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket with lobbying intensifying as the federation raises awareness of aftermarke…

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MVBER key focus of IAAF’s attendance at UKGBE

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

IAAF is to highlight its wide-ranging work to garages on Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022, taking place at NEC, Birmingham from 8 to 9 June.…

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Garage raises safety concerns over possible move to biennial MOT testing in Northern Ireland

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

An Independent garage has voiced concerns over proposals to move to biennial MOT testing following a Call for Evidence by the Northern Ireland Executive. Liam Hardy of independent garage Hardy Bros Ca…

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More than 70 sign up to exclusive member networking event

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is set to host an exclusive networking event for its members in June, tying in with the first day of the inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event…

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IAAF membership network grows with Prestige Wheels addition

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its membership network with the addition of alloy wheel refurbishing agent Prestige Wheels. Prestige Wheels has over 20 years’ exp…

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Lubricants giant Motul joins IAAF membership

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive lubricants manufacturer Motul to its membership. Established in 1853, Motul is renowned in the automotive industry for …

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UK AFCAR pushes for aftermarket inclusion in MP’s vehicle tampering debate

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Within the transport regulatory review, the UK Government is proposing to legislate to avoid ‘tampering’ with a vehicle in a way that would render the vehicle non-compliant with its original vehicle t…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 9 April 2022

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. LobbyingWork is ongoi…

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IAAF Industry Briefing session tackles EVs and communication

Date: Friday 01 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) successfully hosted its first hybrid Industry Briefing Session of the year, with key speakers discussing the future of the EV market, as well a…

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IAAF Activity Report: w/e 1 April 2022

Date: Friday 01 April 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been another very busy week. Amazing response to IAAF Annua…

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DVSA to work with IAAF as market surveillance turns to braking

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

The DVSA’s Market Surveillance Unit has commenced testing the compliance of OEM and aftermarket braking components. Testing both performance and labelling in accordance with UNECE 90 Regulation, DVSA …

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IAAF fundraises for Ukraine

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has started a fundraising page for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The IAAF has also reached out to fellow…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 25 March 2022

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

An eventful week at IAAF with attendance at two events including AutoTech Recruit’s Talent Recharge at RedBull Milton Keynes and our very own Industry Briefing Session, which took place at Corteco, Ru…

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The AFTERmarket Party of the Year

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

Sponsors of the IAAF Dinner in December at Milton Keynes will automatically be included as a sponsor at the IAAF Networking Drinks on 8 June at Genting Hotel, Resorts World. The IAAF has unveiled its …

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IAAF adds After.Marketing agency to its membership

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Shropshire-based marketing agency After.Marketing as their latest service member. After.Marketing offers a full complement of mark…

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Hayley Pells, Avia Autos, joins IAAF Council

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

The IAAF has formed its new look council including distributors, suppliers, buying groups, service providers and garages, who come together regularly to debate industry issues and IAAF policy, ensurin…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 18 March 2022

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

IAAF Dinner Sponsorship sales launch next weekSponsorship of the IAAF Conference and Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) will open next week! To support members further …

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Global supply chain takes further hit as China widens covid lockdowns

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

Multinational companies have halted some operations as China widens its Covid lockdowns - among its biggest since the start of the pandemic. Tens of millions of people across the country face restrict…

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CMA has published details and timeline for review of Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

The CMA has now published the timeline and details for its review of the retained Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation to inform its recommendation to government on whether to replace or vary it w…

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Soaring prices hit aftermarket businesses as petition started to reduce fuel duty and VAT

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Businesses in the automotive aftermarket continue to face higher operating costs with increases felt across the board in areas such as people, utilities, raw materials and transport. With fuel reachin…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 11 March 2022

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely packed week. The IAAF has held m…

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IAAF Golf Day expands numbers due to popular demand

Date: Thursday 03 March 2022

Due to popular demand, the IAAF has added more team slots to its Golf Day, which will take place on Friday 12 August. For the very first time, guests will be able to play the Arden Championship Course…

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IAAF donates to British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

Date: Thursday 03 March 2022

IAAF has made a donation to the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal, which has distributed more than 30,000 food and hygiene parcels so far, and is helping evacuate people with disabilities. The Ukrainia…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 4 March 2022

Date: Thursday 03 March 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. UK AFCARThe IAAF has …

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Global Supply Chains hit by Russia Ukraine conflict

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has further impacted global supply chains. Oil pricesOil prices jumped, with Brent rising above $105 a barrel for the first time since 2014, after Russia's attack on …

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