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MP calls for govt to update MOT test around DPFs

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

MP for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman, has presented a Ten-Minute Rule Bill to the House of Commons. A Ten-Minute Rule Bill is a way that MPs can argue for a certain law to be made or changed. It’s very…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 18 February 2022

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

A fantastic week for the IAAF with CV committee and council meetings, along with our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Federation is: Fighting hard for its members on Block Exemption Regulations Attr…

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EVs and effective communication to be addressed in first IAAF Industry Briefing Session of the year

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is kickstarting its series of Industry Briefing Sessions for 2022, with the first session delivering an insight into the future of the EV marke…

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Block Exemption update – positive news in EU as IAAF seeks answers from CMA

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

The IAAF, as part of UK AFCAR, previously submitted a paper to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that detailed many of its concerns over the need to renew the current sector-specific Motor V…

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Save the Date! Play the Arden Championship Course at IAAF/BEN Golf Day on Friday 12 August

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

The IAAF BEN Golf Day 2022 will take place on Friday 12 August and for the very first time, guests will be able to play the Arden Championship Course at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Countr…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 11 February 2022

Date: Friday 11 February 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 busy week. 2022 IAAF Events ProgrammeDetails a…

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BER update: Awareness of UK aftermarket key to MV-BER renewal

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Following news that the European Commission is proposing to extend the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) until 2028, IAAF, through UK AFCAR, is intensifying its lobbying efforts to ren…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 4 February 2022

Date: Friday 04 February 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. Block ExemptionNews o…

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IAAF AGM 2022 and Council nomination reminder

Date: Friday 28 January 2022

Members are reminded that the Annual General Meeting of Members will be taking place at 10:30am on THURSDAY 17th February 2022. This meeting wiill be a hybrid event; due to social distancing measures …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 28 January 2022

Date: Friday 28 January 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 extremely busy week. IAAF Aftermarket Careers …

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IAAF shines a light on recruitment and skills issues in new webinar

Date: Friday 28 January 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has successfully hosted its first service provider webinar, looking at the major issues around recruitment and skills in the automotive afterma…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 21 January 2022

Date: Friday 21 January 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 extremely busy week. European Commission plans…

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European Commission plans to extend MVBER

Date: Thursday 20 January 2022

The European Commission is proposing to extend the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) until 2028 – and revise slightly the accompanying guidelines – following a review process. The five…

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IAAF AGM 2022 - Notification

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

IAAF Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of Members will be taking place at 10:30am on THURSDAY 17th February 2022. This meeting will be a hybrid event; due to social distancing measur…

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Shape your IAAF Golf Day

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

As announced during the IAAF Conference in December, the federation is restarting its events programme following the easing of COVID related restrictions and is inviting feedback from the membership r…

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IAAF Council Elections 2022

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

Each year a number of Members of the IAAF Council reach the end of their term of office and either have to seek re-election (if eligible) or step down. This year we are seeking nominations for 2 compo…

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IAAF webinar tackles recruitment & skills

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

The first Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) service provider webinar will look to address the major issues the automotive aftermarket supply chain faces around recruitment and skill…

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IAAF Activity Report – IAAF’s objectives for 2022

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

A busy first full week of the New Year at IAAF with numerous meetings taking place. There are numerous objectives for the Federation this year. These include: The upcoming renewal of Block Exemption R…

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IAAF office holiday times

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

The IAAF Office will close for the Christmas and New Year holidays on Wednesday 22 December 2021 and will reopen on Wednesday 5 January 2022. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our mem…

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Maverick Diagnostics becomes latest IAAF member

Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) continues to bolster its membership for 2021, through welcoming diagnostic tool and vehicle technical support brand, Maverick Diagnostics, to i…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 10 December 2021

Date: Friday 10 December 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. Feedback from conferenceThank you for the ex…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - Main Sponsors

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

The IAAF would like to thank Automotive Recruitment Alliance, Boswell Aftermarket, Comma Oil, Corteco, Ecco Safety Group, FAI Automotive, First Line, LKQ Euro Car Parts, Lucas Oil, MEYLE, NGK Spark Pl…

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IAAF virtual conference urges aftermarket to gear up in the race to futureproof the industry

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has urged the industry to gear up for change in its fittingly titled virtual conference, ‘Aftermarket for the Future’, as it provided a detaile…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - Headline Sponsor - Alliance Automotive Group

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The IAAF would like to thank Alliance Automotive Group for agreeing to be the Headline Sponsor for the 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference held on Thursday 2 December 2021. This was the second time the Confe…

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The ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ celebrated at IAAF virtual conference

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the winners of its ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ award ceremony, as it continues to celebrate the individuals and businesses who hav…

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IAAF adds MEHA Automotive to its membership

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has grown its membership further with the addition of leading supplier of metalliferous products, MEHA Automotive UK. MEHA Automotive UK produc…

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Voting is now open for IAAF’s 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

Voting is now open for the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards. This year we received a high number of nominations and the shortlist has now been unveiled. The categories include Car Supplier of th…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - register now

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

There is now less than one week to go to the IAAF Virtual Conference 2021, headline sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG). The conference will be titled Aftermarket for the Future, as the event…

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IAAF activity report w-e 26 November 2021

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. LobbyingThis week the IAAF, in support of UK…

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Conference nears record numbers as full line-up confirmed

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference, sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group, looks set to attract record numbers as the full speaker line-up is confirmed.  Beginning at 10am on Thursday 2 December, the v…

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Conference Speaker announcement: DVSA to outline market surveillance work on brakes, DPFs, LEDs, and emissions control

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Representatives from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will provide an update to IAAF members on its Market Surveillance Unit (MSU) work programmes at the upcoming IAAF Virtual Conferen…

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Who’s best in the Independent Aftermarket? - Final call for nominations

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

This is just a reminder that this year’s Awards Programme will be closing for nominations at 5.00 p.m. today. As in previous years, there are categories for Distributors and Suppliers in both the car …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 19 November 2021

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. New members join IAAF We have a number of ne…

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Professor David Bailey joins IAAF conference line-up

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has revealed that Professor David Bailey, a UK automotive expert on Brexit, will be speaking at its 2021 Virtual Conference. Titled ‘UK Auto after …

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One hundred days in the life of the IAAF

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

IAAF Chief Executive Mark Field has produced a progress report on the IAAF and its activities over the first 100 days of its financial year, beginning 1 August. The Federation’s work since 1 August ha…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 12 November 2021

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. This week the IAAF held both its CV committe…

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Register now for the “Aftermarket for the Future” - 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Registration is now open for the “Aftermarket for the Future”, the 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference, sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG). The event looks to address the biggest challenges and opp…

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Former Dyson CEO Martin McCourt to speak at IAAF Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced Martin McCourt, who was previously the long-standing CEO of Dyson, as special guest speaker at its 2021 Virtual Conference. In line w…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 5 November 2021

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by. The IAAF Conference 2021 countdown kicks off …

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 welcomes top sponsors

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF’s) virtual conference 2021, sponsored by leading automotive trading group, Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), has attracted support from more top …

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 29 October 2021

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. These included:Products and Services eBullet…

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Key points from the October 2021 Budget Statement

Date: Thursday 28 October 2021

The 2021 budget key points were: Inflation in September was 3.1% and is likely to rise to average 4% over next year, OBR says UK economy forecast to return to pre-Covid levels by 2022 Annual growth s…

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“Accept the new normal and take advantage” says IAAF Garage Section Head, Andy Reynolds

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Andy Reynolds of A J Reynolds, IAAF Garage Section Head, has issued a rallying cry to independent garages to “accept the new normal and take advantage of it,” in what will be a very busy time for the …

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West Midlands Gigafactory, the largest in the UK, to secure the British automotive industry’s long-term electric future

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

West Midlands Gigafactory, a public private joint venture between Coventry City Council and Coventry Airport Ltd, has recently unveiled further plans to develop the UK’s largest battery Gigafactory as…

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IAAF Briefing Session highlights changing landscape

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has hosted its first ever hybrid Industry Briefing Session at Autotech Group’s headquarters in Milton Keynes. Mike Smallbone, IAAF Head of Memb…

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Lumileds celebrate excellence in the Automotive Aftermarket as Top Garage and Top Technician Awards are decided for 2020/21

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting-supported UK Top Technician and Top Garage Awards scheme for 2020/21 reached its climax earlier this week and the winners were announced at a gala industry…

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Last few sponsorship packages available for Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Sponsorship packages for the IAAF’s Virtual Conference 2021 – Aftermarket for the Future – are selling fast. With a number of new and exciting sponsorship packages available to members, including the …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 15 October 2021

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. These included: A visit to Partbusters HQ f…

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New IAAF Products & Services eBulletin to target over 7500 garages

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The new IAAF Products & Services eBulletin will launch on Tuesday 26th October and will reach more than 7500 independent garages. Mark Field, IAAF Chief Executive, said: “IAAF along with its membe…

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Last chance to book for hybrid IAAF Industry Briefing session

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The next IAAF Industry Briefing session will will be taking place next Tuesday, 12th October, and will welcome a limited number of members with the opportunity for safe networking, as well as continui…

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