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Below are the latest bodyshop news headlines. Click a headline to read the introduction to the story. The full bodyshop news stories appear on the ABP Club members' forum.

08/4/20 - 14:43   Vizion and Audatex - announce series of COVID-19 stimulus initiatives to support repairers, supported by 7 major insurers
   
08/4/20 - 14:21   AXIOM accident repair centres - The TDN Group invests more than £1m in new bodyshop group
   
08/4/20 - 14:14   Auto Trader - used car like-for-like prices for March remain flat at -0.2%
   
08/4/20 - 14:10   KVF Consultants - providing remote H&S advice on the phone and by email, & using Zoom to speak to partners and customers
   
08/4/20 - 14:06   NFU Mutual - extends contract with SYNETIQ for two years
   
08/4/20 - 13:58   GoCompare Car Insurance study - 4.7 million drivers caught out by the auto-renewal trap costing motorists £1.2bn a year in higher premiums
   
08/4/20 - 13:53   Speeding - increase in high-speed offences (up to 132mph)due to quiet roads during lock-down; "lower-level" speeding offenders being let-off
   
08/4/20 - 13:14   SYNETIQ - launch online Live Chat facility to help repairers find matching vehicle parts
   
08/4/20 - 13:10   IMI - clarification of 6-month extension to accreditations (ATAs) announced on 14 March; applies to those expiring 1 March to 30 June 2020
   
08/4/20 - 13:09   insurethebox - ‘Critical Workers’ are allowed to still take their practical and theory driving test(s)
   
08/4/20 - 12:58   What Car? - waiting times for latest EVs expected to be the same as petrol and diesel cars post-coronavirus crisis
   
08/4/20 - 11:45   Rhodes Accident Repair Group (PJ Rhodes) - donate 200 PPE kits to West Midlands Ambulance Service
   
08/4/20 - 11:32   Circle Leasing - put together a set of FAQs to help bodyshop customers
   
08/4/20 - 11:17   ThingCo - solar power is set to energise connected car services from insurers
   
08/4/20 - 11:17   Pendragon - coronavirus impact: pay cuts of 10% to 20% for management and board members
   
08/4/20 - 11:12   Aston Martin - welcome back Vikram Bhatia as the company's Interim Chief Financial Officer
   
08/4/20 - 09:44   Nottingham College’s EMTEC Centre - automotive college donates PPE to local hospitals
   
08/4/20 - 09:21   MG Cannon's HR Team - share handy guide with advice and tips to help you look after the wellbeing of you and your family at home
   
08/4/20 - 09:16   RSA - coronavirus update: currently "not possible to accurately predict" the impact on the company; bonuses for the board suspended
   
08/4/20 - 09:09   Direct Line - coronavirus update: "early signs indicate a reduction in claims, particularly in motor, as customers stay at home"
   
08/4/20 - 09:08   Which? - latest COVID-19 email and text phishing scams include fake HMRC goodwill payments and fake lockdown fines
   
08/4/20 - 09:02   Aviva - coronavirus update: "we do not intend to use the UK Government funded scheme to furlough Aviva employees"
   
08/4/20 - 08:58   Anexo - legal division has 8,000 clients in the VW emissions case; a win would have "a significant positive impact" on Group's profits
   
08/4/20 - 08:23   Aviva - Board of Directors agrees to withdraw recommendation to pay the 2019 final dividend to shareholders
   
08/4/20 - 07:32   Allianz - switches to hybrid power with new Toyota and Lexus 200-vehicles-per-year fleet deal
   
07/4/20 - 14:01   IMI - launches dedicated COVID-19 hub for automotive professionals
   
07/4/20 - 13:51   ITAS - further developments to their industry information portal allow bodyshops to update their profiles on-line
   
07/4/20 - 13:51   Women in Automotive (WinA) - 2020 plans (leadership training and mentoring) and the WinA Board
   
07/4/20 - 13:47   Coronavirus - US car sales down 38.6% in March; sales in Germany down 38%
   
07/4/20 - 13:46   Mycarcheck.com - tells anyone considering buying a used car during the coronavirus crisis: STOP!
   
07/4/20 - 13:41   WebSafety - launch new smartphone app in effort to reduce distractions while driving
   
07/4/20 - 13:39   Will the coronavirus reduce emissions long term?
   
07/4/20 - 13:37   Coronavirus- survey reveals effect on bodyshop market with 49% having already closed; 27% plan to stay open for the foreseeable future
   
07/4/20 - 13:05   E-Type UK - Kent-based bodyshop restores 1964 Series 1 3.8 FHC Jaguar E-Type
   
07/4/20 - 13:01   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - sets out priorities for 2020/21
   
07/4/20 - 12:48   Pirelli - launches new digital training for tyre dealers and the salesforce
   
07/4/20 - 12:31   Lightfoot - office supply company cuts accident numbers from 15 over twelve months to just one in five months
   
07/4/20 - 12:16   Inchcape - COVID-19 Business Update: Board & senior management taking a 20% pay cut in Q2; company remains "well placed" for the future
   
07/4/20 - 11:51   Car-O-Liner UK - running on skeleton staff at Rugby Office but able to answer bodyshop requests, enquiries or equipment concerns
   
07/4/20 - 11:46   Bodiwork by Devey - former Dragon Hilary Devey’s new bodyshop chooses to work exclusively with Spies Hecker
   
07/4/20 - 11:40   Venson - motorists reconsider electric vehicle switch in the wake of Covid-19
   
07/4/20 - 11:12   Laser Tools - new trim clip remover with built-in plastic protector to prevent damage to trim, clips and paintwork
   
07/4/20 - 11:00   Impacts of COVID-19 on Insurance Businesses
   
07/4/20 - 10:34   BuyaCar.co.uk - van sales in March increased 20-fold
   
07/4/20 - 10:32   Ageas UK - Andy Watson hands over to Ant Middle as CEO
   
07/4/20 - 10:27   Government - postpones implementation of Clean Air Zones until 2021
   
07/4/20 - 10:20   Sabre - 2019 results for 21st largest motor insurer: £57m pre-tax profit on £197m of gross written premium; focused on profit over growth
   
07/4/20 - 08:15   USA: Allstate Insurance - 4th largest motor insurer refunding £490m to 18 million customers stuck at home during coronavirus lockdowns
   
06/4/20 - 14:21   Parts Supply: Vizion update - inc Nissan and Renault / Dacia and Hyundai (Smiths Motor Group)
   
06/4/20 - 14:13   Parts Supply: Toyota (GB) - introducing an additional centralised parts supply contact for all UK bodyshops
   
06/4/20 - 14:09   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) Brexit: UK trade deal - EU car makers call for "far-reaching agreement"
   
06/4/20 - 14:03   Volkswagen Group - lose first stage of emissions High Court action when judge rules their cars "did indeed have a defeat device" fitted
   
06/4/20 - 13:42   ABP Club Training Hub & IMPROVE - FREE SME home working course
   
06/4/20 - 13:30   Colad - introduces new 6000 ml mixing cup
   
06/4/20 - 13:18   Alton Cars - 20 courtesy cars, & £10 for every vehicle repaired donated to NHS by 3rd largest independent bodyshop group in UK
   
06/4/20 - 12:13   Copart - "task force" to collect some damaged cars stuck at now closed bodyshops, & helping to maintain the flow of parts to feed repairers
   
06/4/20 - 12:07   SMMT - new van sales fell 54.3% in March
   
06/4/20 - 11:57   NBRA - encourage bodyshops to donate unused PPE to NHS workers (link below to donate)
   
06/4/20 - 11:43   LKQ Europe - suspended appointment of Hartmut P. Roehl as Senior Advisor
   
06/4/20 - 11:43   LKQ Europe - suspended appointment of Hartmut P. Roehl as Senior Advisor
   
06/4/20 - 11:25   Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) - KC Autos, 5th largest independent bodyshop group, Highly Commended at virtual awards ceremony:
   
06/4/20 - 10:02   FREE Epidemic Strategy Planner for bodyshops - written by Wayne and Louise Mason-Drust from Accident Express group
   
06/4/20 - 09:57   eBay - exclusive interview with Laura Richard from eBay on plans to introduce a parts certification scheme for reclaimed car parts
   
06/4/20 - 09:43   CV-Library - applications to automotive jobs have dropped by 20% year-on-year and 17% month-on-month
   
06/4/20 - 09:41   SMMT - new car sales down 44.4% in March; diesel sales down 62%; battery cars trebled to take 4.6% of the market
   
06/4/20 - 09:31   SMMT - URGENT: PPE Manufacture – support required – 5 April
   
06/4/20 - 02:14   Ford - extend temporary suspension of all European production at least until 4 May
   
04/4/20 - 16:07   Coronavirus Job Retention Grant - Sat 4 April, Government issue new extended furloughing rules; read the new official guidance here in full
   
04/4/20 - 02:17   Clothing retailer New Look - suspends all outstanding payments to its suppliers indefinitely
   
03/4/20 - 14:17   Brockford Accident Repair Centre - Auto Body Professional magazine article with bodyshop MD, Mike Ribbons
   
03/4/20 - 14:11   Standox - updated product label design for ease of use: names & mix codes larger for better readability
   
03/4/20 - 14:04   GT Motive - offers COVID-19 support package for UK bodyshops with free estimating solution until the end of May
   
03/4/20 - 14:03   GT Motive - offers COVID-19 support package for UK bodyshops with free estimating solution until the end of May
   
03/4/20 - 13:57   ITAS - extend platform to give insurers and acc man cos FREE info on which dealers and open and providing parts service
   
03/4/20 - 13:57   East Bilney Coachworks - helping to support the three major hospitals in Norfolk / Suffolk with courtesy cars and donating PPE
   
03/4/20 - 13:46   Audatex UK - notification of temporary changes to Audatex Service Desk Support hours (now 8am - 5:30pm)
   
03/4/20 - 13:41   Anexo Group (inc DAMS) - trading update: in line with expectations; "Group's operations are categorised as essential businesses"
   
03/4/20 - 13:39   HMRC - update to new coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme
   
03/4/20 - 13:28   Low oil price leads to sharpest drop in petrol and diesel prices in 12 years - potential for petrol to fall to 98p per litre
   
03/4/20 - 13:19   Nissan - extend suspension of car production in Sunderland until end April
   
03/4/20 - 13:13   Tracker - shortage of new parts could boost ‘chop-shop’ market and increase organised crime
   
03/4/20 - 13:04   Consumer Intelligence - car insurance premiums up 5.5% in last 12 months to £829; claims costs are driving the continued upward trend
   
03/4/20 - 13:01   Advisory note from BMS and EMACS - offering customers a three-month payment holiday
   
03/4/20 - 12:14   The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CLIT) - online database for organisations in urgent need of supply chain resources
   
03/4/20 - 12:05   Honda UK - Michael Doyle promoted to Head of Network and Commercial Development
   
03/4/20 - 11:38   Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - expanded to more SMEs, personal guarantees cannot be taken for facilities below £250k
   
03/4/20 - 11:12   Coronavirus Businesses Bulletin – 02 April 2020
   
03/4/20 - 10:41   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] - "staying connected is important"; mental health first aiders, team huddles and isolation comps
   
03/4/20 - 09:50   LV= - "we’ve increased the amount we pay bodyshops"
   
03/4/20 - 09:13   SYNETIQ - protects itself and clients from software failure with The Cloud
   
03/4/20 - 00:52   Carrot Insurance - issue double rewards to all their young drivers to leave their cars at home during the coronavirus lockdown
   
02/4/20 - 21:20   Auto Body Professional - Spring issue out now, in print and online (link to digital edition, below)
   
02/4/20 - 21:05   Automechanika Dubai - postponed from 7 to 9 June 2020; will now take place from 19 – 21 October 2020
   
02/4/20 - 20:59   Post - Motor Insurance World Live: free 1-hour audio event next week (Weds 8 April); info and register below
   
02/4/20 - 14:15   Jarvis - to provide transactional estimating remotely to support the bodyshop industry
   
02/4/20 - 14:12   BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker - 44% businesses expect to furlough at least 50% of workforce in the next week
   
02/4/20 - 14:01   FCA - proposes temporary financial relief for customers impacted by coronavirus
   
02/4/20 - 13:51   Advice for Glasurit mixing machines during temporary shutdowns (via Waregrain group)
   
02/4/20 - 13:46   International Applications Ltd (IAL) - Banbury-based coatings and consumables firm divests Supply 360 division to Japanese company
   
02/4/20 - 13:40   Ford Motor Company Fund’s new COVID-19 Donation Match programme - to support nonprofits and community groups in more than 20 countries
   
02/4/20 - 13:28   New car sales in March - France down 72%; Italy down 85%; Spain down 69%
   
02/4/20 - 13:22   Small Business Commissioner’s appeal to UK big businesses - "do the right thing and help your smallest suppliers"
   
02/4/20 - 13:18   Insurance Times Claims awards - finalists announced; winner revealed at ceremony on new date of 1 Oct (rearranged from 21 May)
   
02/4/20 - 12:58   Comparethemarket - motor insurance premiums jump by £24 in latest quarter
   
02/4/20 - 12:48   Farécla - 2020 Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting competition postponed
   
02/4/20 - 12:41   GT Motive & DAC holdings - GT Motive UK to take back direct distribution of all GT Motive products & solutions under dir. of David Vella
   
02/4/20 - 12:18   ACIS continue to operate - 2 ACIS distributors, Granlyn and Coachfinish, are closed
   
02/4/20 - 12:06   Trakm8 - self-install telematics solutions play vital role in bridging insurance telematics gap during crisis
   
02/4/20 - 11:44   L & I Eaton ARC - go the extra mile for NHS worker who had all 4 courtesy car tyres slashed
   
02/4/20 - 11:22   McLaren and University of Southampton - developing prototype protective equipment for frontline healthcare staff
   
02/4/20 - 11:04   AA - launches free breakdown service for all NHS workers during Coronavirus crisis
   
02/4/20 - 10:45   Parts supply - TW White, the UK’s largest wholesale parts department for Mazda, Hyundai, Kia and Suzuki are open and they deliver nationwide
   
02/4/20 - 09:52   APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) - annual conference postponed from 14 & 15 May to 19 & 20 November
   
02/4/20 - 09:01   Saga - trading update for y/e 30 Jan 2020: anticipate £300m pre-tax loss on £797m turnover; underlying profit down 39% to £110m
   
02/4/20 - 01:10   Calling all mobile glass companies - can you help an ABP Club member with tailgate glass
   
02/4/20 - 00:42   AELP (Association of Employment and Learning Providers) - 1 in 6 apprentice training providers warn they may go bust
   
01/4/20 - 17:56   Wimbledon tennis - 2020 tournament due to take place 29 June to 12 July has been cancelled
   
01/4/20 - 17:27   British Grand Prix - Silverstone and Formula 1 have until the end of April to decide if the race can ahead as planned on 10 July 2020
   
01/4/20 - 16:19   Enterprise Car Club - offer FREE membership to help those helping during the Covid19 outbreak (saving them up to £60)
   
01/4/20 - 14:09   Parts supply: Advantage Parts Solutions UPDATE - partner with national courier; able to source parts for all brands
   
01/4/20 - 14:04   LKQ Europe - appoints Hartmut Roehl as Senior Advisor for Government Affairs
   
01/4/20 - 13:54   bodyshop magazine awards - postponed from 18 September "until later in the year"
   
01/4/20 - 13:49   Autotader - free advertising to support customers led to record 540,000 cars on website; board to forego half their salaries and all bonuses
   
01/4/20 - 13:33   Rye Street Group - Happy 30th Birthday to the UK's 10th largest independent bodyshop group!
   
01/4/20 - 13:28   AW Repair Group - make PPE available to local community care homes
   
01/4/20 - 13:24   Parts Supply - TPS Centres (VW Group) remain open to support bodyshops; key worker priority, delivery only, current TPS customer base only
   
01/4/20 - 12:57   National Minimum and Living Wage increases come into effect today (Weds 1 April)
   
01/4/20 - 12:49   Business Cost Reduction Associates - 7 ways to manage your energy billing during challenging trading conditions
   
01/4/20 - 12:35   Fix Auto Leeds - a network first: Sam and Stephen Smith's new bodyshop will be first repair centre to be built entirely from scratch
   
01/4/20 - 12:29   The Motor Ombudsman - upgrades 'Knowledge Base' to help answer motorists’ questions in response to Coronavirus
   
01/4/20 - 12:23   PRA (Petrol Retailers Association) - petrol consumption is down 75% and diesel consumption is down 71% under government lock-down
   
01/4/20 - 11:41   Spain: SEAT - adapting windscreen wiper motors, gearbox shafts and 3D-printed gears to produce ventilators
   
01/4/20 - 11:34   Nationwide Vehicle Recovery (NWVA) - helping bodyshops deliver courtesy cars safeguarding technicians
   
01/4/20 - 10:56   The Corporate Finance Network - 18% of all SMEs are set to collapse within the next 4 weeks, unless the government steps in
   
01/4/20 - 10:22   BLW Law - Credit hire and COVID-19: new rules come into effect next week which impact on credit hire and replacement vehicles
   
01/4/20 - 10:02   Autovista Group (article) - How will COVID-19 shape used-car markets?
   
31/3/20 - 21:36   Motor Trader awards - awards ceremony provisionally moved from 15 July to Wed 21 October at the Grosvenor House hotel
   
31/3/20 - 21:17   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - urges Government to provide independent garages business rates relief
   
31/3/20 - 20:56   The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport - how to sign up to database of available drivers, vans and warehouse space to help NHS
   
31/3/20 - 20:39   Gemini ARC - Huntingdon bodyshop donates PPE pack to care workers with cars in for repair, & unopened PPE supplies to hospitals & hospices
   
31/3/20 - 19:50   AA - trading update: pre-tax profit up 102% to £107m on turnover up 2% to £995m; 19% growth in motor policies to 869,000
   
31/3/20 - 17:53   USA: Mitchell - announce commercial availability in the US of Mitchell Intelligent Estimating, powered by artificial intelligence (AI)
   
31/3/20 - 15:18   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - jobs of more than 1.1m EU automobile workers affected so far, inc. 65k UK workers
   
31/3/20 - 14:14   Vision upgrade – Phase 2 complete (work management, MI & tracking) and Phase 3 to follow (3D exploded graphics, man. times & parts data)
   
31/3/20 - 14:06   COVID-19: Current Business Support - simple guide to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, SSP Relief, Business Rates, Grants, CIBLS & more
   
31/3/20 - 13:46   Axalta - conclude "review of strategic alternatives" started in June 2019; "ongoing execution of the Company's strategic plan is best"
   
31/3/20 - 13:45   COVID-19 and Motor Trade Insurance: business interruption, employees - essential information from chartered insurance broker, Hugh J Boswell
   
31/3/20 - 13:35   CitNOW - suspends all monthly subscription charges for all of its products to support UK motor industry
   
31/3/20 - 13:31   Paris Motor Show - event due to take place 1 - 11 Oct cancelled due to coronavirus
   
31/3/20 - 13:26   Aston Martin - new DBX on-time for first deliveries to dealers in summer; company will need more funding in 12 months time
   
31/3/20 - 13:13   Mirka - Paul North retires from Mirka and the auto refinish industry after 40-year career
   
31/3/20 - 12:54   NIBS Group Members - supply & support repairers that continue to operate; Carlac Technicians on-site supporting bodyshop's NHS customer
   
31/3/20 - 12:42   ŠKODA - two Kodiaq vRS vehicles added to the local Air Ambulance Service fleet
   
31/3/20 - 11:56   LD AutoVogue UK - team have really pulled together in extraordinarily difficult circumstances to get the job done for essential key workers
   
31/3/20 - 11:22   VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium - receive formal orders from the Government in excess of 10,000 units
   
31/3/20 - 11:06   National Windscreens - dynamic calibration of ADAS cameras will not be undertaken until further notice
   
31/3/20 - 10:12   Synetiq - info and advice for insurers and repairers on supply chain delays and disruption due to Coronavirus
   
31/3/20 - 09:37   AkzoNobel - fallout of coronavirus outbreak will have "significant" impact on its results.
   
31/3/20 - 09:16   Vizion – thanks to Chris McKie, here’s a list of BMW Group Retailers who are able to supply parts (inc tel no.s)
   
30/3/20 - 20:16   Activate Group Limited (AGL) - prioritising repairs key workers; transitioned contact centre staff to work remotely in just 24 hours
   
30/3/20 - 19:52   Spectrum Vehicle Repairers Group - remain open and operational for all commercial repairs, including “essential vehicles”
   
30/3/20 - 19:42   Marshall - keep 62 workshops operational, including 6 trade parts specialist operations (showrooms remain temporarily closed)
   
30/3/20 - 17:15   Mercedes F1 team - develop breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19 patients out of intensive care; it has now received NHS approval
   
30/3/20 - 14:26   Bodyshop Solutions' Coronavirus Update - open and fully operational; Marie French, Ops Director, is main point of contact (see below)
   
30/3/20 - 14:17   The Floow - COVID-19 effect on motor exposure: 20% reduction in risk for UK motor insurers (although likely to change post-lockdown)
   
30/3/20 - 14:04   Cambridge ARC Fareham - Fareham branch FULLY OPEN, but Southampton, Cambridge Rapid Wheel Repair site & Smart Repair Centre in Havant CLOSED
   
30/3/20 - 13:52   Tomo Motor Group (Fiat/Alfa/Chrysler/Jeep) authorised parts dist "open for business" supplying bodyshops via mail order & courier service
   
30/3/20 - 13:43   Autoshield - Julie Eley encourages bodyshop businesses to "think about your recovery plan; whether this is personal or business"
   
30/3/20 - 13:42   Parts sourcing - OEC offering free service to source genuine parts for ALL vehicle manufacturers; full details inside
   
30/3/20 - 13:30   Paul Goddard, Estimate Conversion Portal - thoughts on the impact on our industry
   
30/3/20 - 12:55   Salvage Wire - free resources for vehicle recyclers, salvage agents & first responders inc free Electric and Hybrid training videos
   
30/3/20 - 12:20   Advantage Parts Solutions UPDATE: includes list of vehicle manufacturers ADPS can help source parts from
   
30/3/20 - 12:03   Genuine OE parts available for nationwide delivery from 17 vehicle manufacturers - contact Perry's PDC, full details inside
   
30/3/20 - 11:32   IMI - maintains support for motor industry professionals as government confirms garages designated as ‘essential’
   
30/3/20 - 11:30   ABI - Director General of ABI, Huw Evans, in 'The Insurer': says "we need to talk about pandemic insurance"
   
30/3/20 - 11:20   Central Bank of Ireland - details expectations of insurers over COVID-19; "interpretation most favourable to the consumer shall prevail"
   
30/3/20 - 11:15   Impact of COVID-19 on Global Auto Industry - global vehicle sales could fall to 69 million
   
30/3/20 - 11:08   Advantage Parts Solutions - committed to keeping supply lines open for 2,000+ repairer partners
   
30/3/20 - 10:48   Suggested letter for staff and drivers of bodyshops to carry showing that they are permitted to be at work
   
30/3/20 - 10:41   Government cracks down on spread of false coronavirus information online
   
30/3/20 - 10:24   IHS Markit - Coronavirus Impact on Global Auto Demand: "unprecedented and almost instant stalling of demand in 2020"
   
30/3/20 - 10:12   Which? consumer advice (27 March) - "can I drive during the coronavirus lockdown?"
   
30/3/20 - 09:55   USA: PPG - donates 80,000 masks to hospitals in Pittsburgh, New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Huntsville
   
28/3/20 - 16:44   Brockford ARC in East Anglia - admin remains open to receive instructions but production staff in 'Furlough Agreement' for at least 2 weeks
   
28/3/20 - 12:00   ABI - initial response to the Treasury Select Committee about the insurance industry’s response to COVID-19
   
27/3/20 - 19:52   Devonshire Motors ARC - reception closed but notifications being managed; processing "essential" vehicles with a "skeleton" staffing
   
27/3/20 - 19:43   Parts sourcing - following request from ABP, from Monday OEC will offer a FREE OEM Parts sourcing service, open to ALL repairers
   
27/3/20 - 18:04   IMI - message from CEO, Steve Nash: "I’m personally actively engaging with government to make sure the automotive sector is front of mind"
   
27/3/20 - 17:58   Lloyds Autobody Group (Manchester and Liverpool) - "temporarily suspend activities" due to coronavirus
   
27/3/20 - 14:15   Motofix Group - response to Covid-19: all 8 sites remain open to support key workers and essential NHS staff
   
27/3/20 - 14:11   Can you help the former Sales Director of FAB Recycling, Tim McCarthy, source a 7000/7500 series 3M mask for a family member in the NHS?
   
27/3/20 - 14:04   Jaguar Land Rover - parts availability; how to find which dealers aftersales are still open
   
27/3/20 - 14:00   Total Composite Solutions - bodyshops, your NHS needs you PPE
   
27/3/20 - 13:56   ABI - responds to Treasury Select Committee letter
   
27/3/20 - 13:31   C and D Services - 10% discount excess payment for key workers, paperless system & changes to booking process to protect staff and customers
   
27/3/20 - 13:20   AW Repair Group - update (Friday 27 March) bodyshop "remains operational"; putting into effect a Controlled Temporary Partial Closure Plan"
   
27/3/20 - 13:09   DAC Beachcroft - "bent metal and credit hire": COVID-19 impact on claims inflation and deflation
   
27/3/20 - 12:50   ABI - no need to contact your car insurance provider if you are a volunteer helping the fight against Coronavirus
   
27/3/20 - 12:45   AELP - advice on providing training to furloughed apprentices
   
27/3/20 - 12:40   Consumer Intelligence - insurance providers are at the bottom of the list for contacting their customers about the coronavirus pandemic
   
27/3/20 - 12:28   Association of Employment and Learning Providers - government "not serious" about apprenticeship or skills training
   
27/3/20 - 12:15   Fix Auto Felixstowe (Patterson ARC) - temporarily stopping production for at least two weeks; 10 courtesy cars available for volunteers
   
27/3/20 - 12:09   The FCA - how to avoid coronavirus scams
   
27/3/20 - 12:03   SMMT - UK CV manufacturing down -13.6% in February, as sector supports fight against coronavirus
   
27/3/20 - 12:02   Volkswagen TPS - working hard to keep the TPS Centres running; current customer base is the priority, no new accounts will be set up
   
27/3/20 - 11:59   Gov Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme - as of Thursday 26 March: bonuses SHOULD NOT be included
   
27/3/20 - 11:53   Ford PartsPlus - will remain open throughout the Covid-19 crisis; if usual PartsPlus centre shut, then another centre will fulfil order
   
27/3/20 - 11:48   CARS show (Complete Auto Recycling Show) - due to take place 3 and 4 June at Stoneleigh Park, postponed to 18 and 19 November
   
27/3/20 - 11:20   Insurance Times Claims Excellence awards - postponed from 21 May to 1 October
   
27/3/20 - 10:54   Activate Group Ltd (AGL) - repair network (250 bodyshops plus own network) prioritising key workers
   
27/3/20 - 10:30   Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - full official details of how to claim the 80% of wages for furloughed employees; portal not yet open
   
27/3/20 - 10:28   Gov Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme - as of Thursday 26 March: bonuses SHOULD NOT be included
   
27/3/20 - 10:02   The Parts Alliance - updates on business operations: network continues to offer trade deliveries
   
27/3/20 - 08:14   SMMT - Coronavirus to cut UK car output by 15% or more, "wipes c200,000 units off UK’s output in 2020"
   
26/3/20 - 23:47   D Gawthrope ACR in West Yorkshire - offer free temporary repair and free courtesy car to the forces, NHS and Key Workers etc
   
26/3/20 - 16:55   Prasco UK - continuing to supply our partner repairers with parts.... stocks are good"
   
26/3/20 - 16:50   Euro Car Parts - "we have plenty of collision parts in stock and our deliveries are continuing as normal"
   
26/3/20 - 16:45   Government - give police new powers to stop people in street or in cars to check their journeys are essential; travelling to work is OK
   
26/3/20 - 16:25   ACIS - delivers a ‘business as usual message’ to its bodyshop customers
   
26/3/20 - 16:16   Balgores - reduce number of open branches to 3, allowing group to remain operational
   
26/3/20 - 16:05   A W Repair Group - "we remain very operational...(but)...we are unable to repair vehicles for our customers due to a lack of parts supply"
   
26/3/20 - 14:20   ITAS - develop new portal FREE OF CHARGE to allow ALL insurers and work providers to see LIVE which manufaturer approved bodyshops are open
   
26/3/20 - 14:16   Morelli Group - "doing everything we can to help keep your customers on the road"
   
26/3/20 - 14:03   MG Cannon - confirm all sites are now closed; further info below
   
26/3/20 - 13:57   Motor traders Motor traders report fall in sales after 3 months of flat or growing sales (balance of -15% in March, from +27% in Feb)
   
26/3/20 - 13:35   IBIS - moves from 8-10 June to Thurs 19 and Fri 20 November, still in Monaco; same dates as World Skills UK Live (Skills Show) at NEC
   
26/3/20 - 13:20   The FCA, FRC and PRA joint statement - reduction in activity due to coronavirus "sharp and large" but "likely to rebound sharply"
   
26/3/20 - 13:18   Goodwood Festival of Speed - due to take place on 9 - 12 July postponed to "later in the year"
   
26/3/20 - 12:57   LKQ Corporation - provide a business update related to the pandemic associated with COVID-19
   
26/3/20 - 12:48   Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world - by 2050, every other car on the streets could be electric
   
26/3/20 - 11:39   e2e - close Friday 27 March 2020 but outsource emergency recovery service to support the nation’s key workers during Coronavirus pandemic
   
26/3/20 - 11:38   Ageas - first UK insurer to use Artificial Intelligence to create end-to-end car damage assessments and estimates; developed by Tractable
   
26/3/20 - 10:35   EDAM Group - in touch with suppliers inc VMs and claims supply chain
   
26/3/20 - 10:28   Group 1 Automotive - temporarily close all dealerships, trade parts and their 10 bodyshops; has furloughed 2,800 staff (90% of workforce)
   
26/3/20 - 10:23   Alton Cars - ALL bodyshop sites open and giving priority to repairs for NHS and Front Line Support Staff
   
26/3/20 - 10:06   SYNETIQ - working hard to keep Police and other key services moving
   
26/3/20 - 09:52   AGM Services - free tech support for bodyshops via phone while in lockdown: THIS IS FOR ANYONE, YOU DON'T NEED TO BE AN AGM CUSTOMER
   
26/3/20 - 09:47   L E Went - paint distributor with 4 branches (Farnham, Croydon, Cricklewood, New Malden) "temporarily closed" due to COVID-19 virus
   
25/3/20 - 19:55   AIRMIC - annual conference planned for 8 - 10 June in Edinburgh is cancelled
   
25/3/20 - 19:33   British Claims awards - from Claims Media (Barker Brooks) due to take place on 4 June, postponed to 5 November
   
25/3/20 - 17:30   PPG & Brown Brothers - response to COVID-19; "it is our intention to keep supporting our customers as they operate"
   
25/3/20 - 17:25   HBC Vehicle Services Ltd - we continue operating and all our UK storage sites remain open
   
25/3/20 - 16:37   Vizion - take action with insurer partners on coronavirus; reduced parts discount and £10 per car cleaning charge; 90% of payments in 8-days
   
25/3/20 - 13:42   AGM Services - continue to operate and support customers
   
25/3/20 - 13:36   Daksh Gupta, Group Chief Exec of Marshall Motor Holdings - explains how the UK's 10th largest dealer owned bodyshop group are helping staff
   
25/3/20 - 13:25   ABI - Comment on MOT Extension: insurers will take "pragmatic approach" and not "penalise drivers for something out of their control"
   
25/3/20 - 13:19   Can your bodyshop help frontline NHS staff with FFP2 & FFP3 masks, paper overalls and saftey glasses (or other relevant PPE equipment)?
   
25/3/20 - 13:00   ABP Forum: Mike Monaghan, Auto-Motivate - offers repairers free-of-charge help and support
   
25/3/20 - 12:44   EU: CLEPA - automotive suppliers "brace for impact of Covid-19 crisis": 60% expect to lose 20% or more of revenue
   
25/3/20 - 12:12   Copart - latest Update on Copart's approach to Covid-19
   
25/3/20 - 12:02   HM Treasury, Bank of England, & the FCA - urge banks to maintain and extend lending despite "uncertain economic conditions"
   
25/3/20 - 11:59   insurethebox - provides Protected No Claim Discount from year 1 to cut young driver insurance costs
   
25/3/20 - 11:57   MG Cannon - MG Cannon & Magic sites (31st largest independent bodyshop group in the UK) are now temporarily closed
   
25/3/20 - 11:34   UK Leaseline (UK Carline) - cashflow solutions & support for bodyshops
   
25/3/20 - 11:20   Porsche - after stopping production on 21 March, Porsche is redirecting resources in response to coronavirus
   
25/3/20 - 10:18   R-Tech Welding Equipment - COVID-19 Status Update (Tuesday 24 March)
   
25/3/20 - 10:17   Inflation rate - CPI down slightly to 1.7% for the 12 months to Feb; RPI also down slightly to 2.5%
   
25/3/20 - 09:52   PPG Refinish UK & IE and Brown Brothers Distribution - "continually assessing critical product demands to ensure sufficient coverage"
   
25/3/20 - 09:48   ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) - European automotive industry faces unprecedented crisis
   
25/3/20 - 09:40   DVSA - MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans being extended by 6 months
   
25/3/20 - 09:31   Coronavirus - new government guidance says "storage and distribution facilities plus delivery services may remain open and operational"
   
25/3/20 - 09:23   insurethebox - all planned box fitting appointments have been cancelled for the foreseeable future
   
25/3/20 - 08:02   Coronavirus - new Government guidance issued this morning (25 March) clearly states that "car garages and repair shops" can remain open
   
25/3/20 - 07:48   Comapnies House - due to coronavirus, businesses can apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts.
   
24/3/20 - 20:06   Alton Cars Ltd - open at all of their branches; giving priority to NHS and Front Line Support Staff on any repairs needed
   
24/3/20 - 17:09   IGA (Independent Garage Association - part of the RMI) - cancel British Independent Garage of the Year awards due to take place on 19 June
   
24/3/20 - 17:00   Company Car in Action (CCIA) - due to be held on 10th/11th June at Millbrook has been cancelled
   
24/3/20 - 16:51   Tip-Ex and Tank-Ex - show for tipper and tanker trucks due to take place 28-30 May has been postponed until 2021
   
24/3/20 - 15:02   USA: Ford - working with 3M to manufacture at scale Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs)
   
24/3/20 - 14:56   Axalta - actively monitoring and managing supply chain challenges, "but thus far, there have been no significant disruptions"
   
24/3/20 - 13:53   Morelli Group Statement - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
   
24/3/20 - 13:36   IBIS - main global event in Monaco on 8-10 June postponed to "the autumn period"; events in Johannesburg and Mexico also postponed
   
24/3/20 - 13:35   Aston Martin - from tonight temporarily will suspend all manufacturing operations in-line with UK Government instructions on COVID-19
   
24/3/20 - 13:32   Faxi car pooling app - can help communities support each other during coronavirus pandemic
   
24/3/20 - 13:18   Pendragon (Evans Halshaw and Stratstone) - temporarily closing all of its retail sites across the UK.
   
24/3/20 - 12:28   NFDA - "aftersales workshops and their technicians will play an important role in ensuring that critical vehicles can continue to operate"
   
24/3/20 - 12:10   Apollo Motor Group - latest update 24 March; "we remain open for business as usual"
   
24/3/20 - 12:10   Contactless limit in UK to be increased to £45 from 1 April
   
24/3/20 - 12:04   Revive! - "will not be carrying out repairs for the foreseeable future"
   
24/3/20 - 11:47   Smart Business Link - bodyshop cashflow support
   
24/3/20 - 11:25   Stoneacre Group - cease all activity with immediate effect until Tuesday 14 April
   
24/3/20 - 11:21   Listers - all showrooms now closed but workshops and service centres will remain open
   
24/3/20 - 11:18   TrustFord - we will be temporarily closing the majority of our business from today until further notice; Parts Plus continues to operate
   
24/3/20 - 10:49   Cambria Automobiles - announces the temporary closure of its dealerships across the UK
   
24/3/20 - 10:47   PSA Groupe - move 2 months’ supply of necessary parts to keep workshops operating to UK warehouse, Distrigo Hubs & authorised repairers
   
24/3/20 - 10:38   iRG - "business as usual" but measures taken to protect staff and customers
   
24/3/20 - 10:32   COVID-19 – travel insurers expect to make record payouts to customers
   
24/3/20 - 10:28   IHS Markit Flash Eurozone PMI - COVID-19 outbreak leads to largest collapse in business activity ever recorded
   
24/3/20 - 09:52   Government - "car showrooms and auction houses" must shut now; "garages, petrol stations and car rentals" may remain open
   
24/3/20 - 09:47   RAC - "unprecedented" pump price cuts
   
24/3/20 - 09:31   Axalta - car colour trends: development, implementation and repair
   
24/3/20 - 09:29   USA: UVeye - Automatic Vehicle Inspection During COVID-19
   
24/3/20 - 09:09   Vertu (Bristol Street) - all dealership operations will be fully closed with immediate effect
   
24/3/20 - 08:37   British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - cancels 2020 Conference & Exhibition (13-14 May in Manchester)
   
24/3/20 - 08:33   CV Library - searches for ‘Delivery Driver’ jobs has soared by 221% week-on-week
   
24/3/20 - 08:24   Redde Northgate plc - newly merged company provides trading update on the impact COVID-19 is having on the business
   
23/3/20 - 23:46   ABP Forum - a message to the industry from Chris McKie, managing director at Vizion Networks Ltd
   
23/3/20 - 23:17   Latest Government rules - if you believe your bodyshop is a "garage" then, like "petrol stations & car rentals", it is not required to close
   
23/3/20 - 19:52   JCT600 - temporarily close our showrooms and retain a smaller technical support team in vehicle workshops with the necessary distancing
   
23/3/20 - 19:36   Arnold Clark - to close the business down temporarily from Wednesday 25 March until at least Monday 13 April
   
23/3/20 - 19:33   Sytner Group to close all showrooms to customers from close of business Tuesday 24th March
   
23/3/20 - 17:43   Marshall Motor Holdings - temporarily closing all of its retail sites across the country
   
23/3/20 - 17:40   Lookers - temporarily closing all of its trading locations with immediate effect
   
23/3/20 - 14:39   BBA - new date of Monday 18 January 2021; all table bookings, tickets and hotel bookings made through ABP, remain valid for new date
   
23/3/20 - 14:22   Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - latest info; PLEASE read to see if it can help YOUR bodyshop or supplier business to retain your staff
   
23/3/20 - 14:17   What Car? - more than 200 new dealers sign up to 'New Car Buying' online platform in 24 hours
   
23/3/20 - 14:13   SYNETIQ - opens new Aldershot site and invests in additional capacity
   
23/3/20 - 13:49   London - TfL suspends ALL road user charging schemes (Congestion Charge, ULEZ and Low Emission Zone) from today
   
23/3/20 - 13:44   Avis Budget Group - "require" a 10% cut in existing repair rates from bodyshops to support them for March, April and May 2020
   
23/3/20 - 12:48   Ben - Coronavirus help for your business and staff
   
23/3/20 - 12:42   Axalta - CEO Robert Bryant says "we are actively monitoring and managing supply chain challenges"
   
23/3/20 - 11:54   Interesting FT (Financial Times) graphic on traffic congestion - London traffic (last 7 days vs historical data)
   
23/3/20 - 11:50   Companies likely to lose up to €1tn in brand value as direct impact of covid-19 outbreak, effects to be felt well into next year
   
23/3/20 - 11:38   Changes to MIB (Motor Insurers' Bureau) Police Helpline Hours
   
23/3/20 - 10:37   The 2020 Spring Charity Ball - change of date: FROM 9 May 2020 TO 14 November 2020
   
23/3/20 - 10:21   FSB - Prime Minister "must deliver quickly" on new promise to self-employed
   
23/3/20 - 10:16   carwow - launches ‘delivered & disinfected’ remote buying to new car buyers to help consumers through the covid-19 crisis
   
23/3/20 - 10:08   ABI - motor insurers are offering enhanced help and support to all their customers who may be affected by the impact of COVID-19
   
23/3/20 - 10:07   Coronavirus: business support from today - BoE lending facility (larger firms) & Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (SMEs)
   
23/3/20 - 09:15   FCA - requests a delay to the forthcoming announcement of preliminary financial accounts
   
23/3/20 - 09:13   Pirelli - tyre manufacturer shuts factories in Burton on Trent and Carlisle
   
23/3/20 - 09:07   Panel Financial - "we are open"
   
23/3/20 - 09:04   FCA - steps firms should take to help identify key workers in financial services; insurance claims / renewal workers included
   
21/3/20 - 12:54   SMMT - reaction to The Chancellor’s package of emergency funding announced late Friday
   
21/3/20 - 12:47   IAEA - cancel conference due to take place in Dublin on 21 May; "working on an alternative date for later this year"
   
20/3/20 - 19:48   DVSA - suspend all driving tests for 3 months; also suspend MoTs for HGVs for 3 months; car MoTs are "under review"
   
20/3/20 - 14:49   LV= General Insurance Group - 2019 results: "significantly increased levels of vehicle repair costs"
   
20/3/20 - 14:16   Porsche - stops production due to the coronavirus for two weeks
   
20/3/20 - 13:54   Fix Auto UK - free access to online H&S information portal for franchisees
   
20/3/20 - 13:38   Volvo Cars - Belgium plant to remain closed until 5 April; Swedish and US plants will be closed between 26 March and 14 April
   
20/3/20 - 13:29   Veygo (Adrmial) - short term car insurance provider offers 75% discount to NHS staff
   
20/3/20 - 13:23   National Windscreens: Coronavirus Statement - have "significant" stocks of glass and consumables to meet forecasted demand
   
20/3/20 - 13:10   Ford - taken "proactive steps" to limit the spread of the COVID19 & "issued advice to the Ford Dealer network accordingly"
   
20/3/20 - 13:06   Artis - loaning 6 courtesy cars to local hospitals for doctors, nurses and NHS support staff to use
   
20/3/20 - 12:47   Fastlane Paint and Body Group - new website for bodyshop group with 4 sites
   
20/3/20 - 11:41   Redline Creative Bodyshop Marketing - how the company can assist bodyshops communicate with customers during COVID-19
   
20/3/20 - 11:19   IMI - IMPORTANT INFORMATION: COVID-19 - reassures members "of the steps we're taking to ensure we continue to deliver a great service"
   
20/3/20 - 11:17   Which? - advice on working from home during the coronavirus outbreak: "cut down on your car insurance costs"
   
20/3/20 - 11:04   Jaguar Land Rover - UK factories close until 20 April; production of new Defender and Discovery already halted in Slovakia
   
20/3/20 - 11:00   IMI - mobility "vital during the next few months" and vehicles "must be maintained to safe standards"
   
20/3/20 - 10:46   Coronavirus drives dash for cheap used cars - 18% increase in searches for sub-£2k cars since last Thursday, London is hotspot
   
20/3/20 - 10:24   Online isolation notes launched - providing proof of coronavirus absence from work
   
20/3/20 - 10:21   FTA - 'Resilient' supply chain ready to tackle COVID challenge, says FTA
   
20/3/20 - 10:07   Service Certainty - helping bodyshops during COVID-19
   
20/3/20 - 08:36   Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 - due to take place 28-30 April, has been cancelled
   
19/3/20 - 21:55   Coronavirus - PM says "I think we can turn the tide within the next 12 weeks"; takes us to Thursday 11 June
   
19/3/20 - 14:57   Bank of England - cuts interest rates again; down from 0.25% to 0.10%, lowest level in history
   
19/3/20 - 14:34   FCA - sets out expectations for general insurance firms during coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic
   
19/3/20 - 14:16   MG - Richard Hardie Newcastle and Sunderland sites join growing MG dealer network
   
19/3/20 - 14:13   BIBA - fact Covid-19 named as notifiable "makes no difference to the cover you have"
   
19/3/20 - 14:11   BIBA - 14 calls for action to help insurers and policyholders during coronavirus outbreak
   
19/3/20 - 13:22   ABP Club Forum post: "Big Shout Out to Covea Insurance for Covid-19 Payment"
   
19/3/20 - 12:41   Fixter - busiest ever week and single busiest day on Wednesday (18 March) for “physical contact free” car maintenance service
   
19/3/20 - 12:02   Plan Insurance Brokers - COVID-19 update
   
19/3/20 - 11:53   Ezi Methods - reassuring customers it is “business as usual” despite the escalation of Coronavirus
   
19/3/20 - 11:51   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: Coronavirus response - production at the company’s Goodwood-based manufacturing plant will be suspended from Monday
   
19/3/20 - 11:34   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars'​ Coronavirus Response - production at the company’s Goodwood-based manufacturing plant will be suspended from Monday
   
19/3/20 - 11:29   Nationwide - how the UK's largest independent bodyshop group "are managing the recruitment process to keep everyone safe"
   
19/3/20 - 11:17   Chips Away - Coronavirus: COVID-19 UPDATE, electronic estimates and other non-contact measures in place
   
19/3/20 - 10:57   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider, ECA Business - we "continue to be fully operational and provide support"
   
19/3/20 - 10:51   Guardian: manufacturers regear factories - "Vauxhall and Airbus to 3D-print parts in ‘wartime’ drive to make 20,000 ventilators in weeks"
   
19/3/20 - 10:42   STL - bespoke spraybooth solution designed and built for agricultural repair specialist, Bye Engineering
   
19/3/20 - 10:41   Bye Engineering - bespoke spraybooth solution designed and built for agricultural repair specialist
   
19/3/20 - 10:31   Resolution Foundation - propose a new Statutory Retention Pay (SRP) scheme so people who don’t have to work stay formally employed
   
19/3/20 - 08:35   Auto Trader - to support car retailers during coronavirus crisis: free advertising in April and can defer payment by 30-days for March ads
   
19/3/20 - 08:24   Quartix telematics - recommend shareholders reject the dividend to preserve cash due to coronavirus "crisis"; 85% staff working from home
   
19/3/20 - 08:14   Direct Line - coronavirus implications: "anticipate lower Motor claims frequency in the short term"; share buy-back programme suspended
   
18/3/20 - 20:31   SYNETIQ - we have "confidence in ability to maintain a good level of service during these challenging times"
   
18/3/20 - 20:25   BVRLA - COVID-19 response "will rely on vehicle rental"
   
18/3/20 - 20:07   DAC Beachcroft - Covid-19 Working from Home "risk assessment"
   
18/3/20 - 19:53   Geely - Coronavirus crisis team's plan to protect 120k global team; 6000 people work in the Group’s HQ in Hangzhou, China
   
18/3/20 - 18:35   Le Mans 24-hour - (popular event with ABP Club members) postponed from 13-14 June to 19-20 September 2020
   
18/3/20 - 15:39   BMW - Oxford MINI factory and Swindon parts factory to close on Monday for four weeks
   
18/3/20 - 14:12   Coronavirus: Business Insurance - further guidance from the ABI
   
18/3/20 - 14:07   ACIS - secures national supply deal with QDOS Assistance approved bodyshops
   
18/3/20 - 13:56   Revive! - annual conference report: 10% growth in network sales, 40% rise in national account business
   
18/3/20 - 13:47   Chartwell - Derbyshire bodyshop confirm official Lamborghini approved body repair status
   
18/3/20 - 13:44   Gerry Doverman - Mercedes, BMW and Porsche specialist gets profit boost with TechMan
   
18/3/20 - 13:29   Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) - postpones Autoinform Live (25-26 April)
   
18/3/20 - 11:33   Toyota - suspends production in UK and Europe for two weeks
   
18/3/20 - 11:16   ABP Club Training Hub: Peritus - Coronavirus: the birth of mobile phone learning for SMEs?
   
18/3/20 - 10:36   ABP Club - news service remains fully operational: please contact editorial@abpclub.com so we can share messages industry-wide
   
18/3/20 - 10:35   Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators
   
18/3/20 - 10:29   FCA - "continues to aim for summer publication of the general insurance pricing market study"
   
18/3/20 - 10:18   What Car? - UK’s most and least reliable used cars revealed: Lexus CT hybrid (most) and Audi A3 (least reliable)
   
18/3/20 - 10:06   UK Carline - Paul Lowdon (ex Vertu) appointed as new Commercial Director at UK Carline
   
18/3/20 - 09:59   BMW - closing all factories in Europe and South Africa until 19 April
   
18/3/20 - 09:55   SMMT - COVID-19 Update: severely restrict use of its London office, and has implemented a home working policy for staff
   
18/3/20 - 09:52   Auto Express article - NBRA warns "staff reporting potential contact with the virus but feeling fine and therefore turning up to work"
   
18/3/20 - 09:22   FSB - urge larger companies to ensure they are paying their small suppliers to help with cashflow
   
17/3/20 - 23:47   Emergency Fleet Exhibition and 47th NAPFM (National Association of Police Fleet Managers) Conference - postponed from 9/10 June to 20/21 Oct
   
17/3/20 - 23:32   Post mag's Motor Insurance World - due to take place on Tuesday 24 March postponed to new date (tbc) in September
   
17/3/20 - 23:22   Ford - suspend all vehicle and engine production in Europe for "a number of weeks"; component supplies "increasingly interrupted"
   
17/3/20 - 23:13   Mercedes - close all vehicle factories in Europe for initial two weeks; global supply chains cannot be maintained to their full extent
   
17/3/20 - 22:43   Nissan - update on operations at Nissan Sunderland Plant; production stopped today until end of the week
   
17/3/20 - 16:44   Auto Industry Excellence Awards - due to take place at Denbies Wine Estate on Wed 25 March, postponed to "later in the year"
   
17/3/20 - 16:27   Nissan - suspends production at Sunderland plant as coronavirus crisis hits supply chain and sales
   
17/3/20 - 15:19   BBA - yesterday's government advice means event is postponed from 5 May; new date will be advised asap; tickets remain valid for new date
   
17/3/20 - 14:48   Isle of Man TT race (popular event with ABP members) - event due to take place 30 May - 12 June is cancelled
   
17/3/20 - 14:04   ABI - vast majority of firms do not have business insurance that allows them to claim for their business being closed to coronavirus
   
17/3/20 - 13:56   Post mag - Claims Club meeting on 18 March postponed, but Motor Insurance World "will be going ahead on 24 March"
   
17/3/20 - 13:50   UK Customer Service Excellence awards - due to take place at the Café de Paris in London on 22 April, have been postponed; new date tba
   
17/3/20 - 13:44   Automechanika shows - Istanbul postponed from 2-5 April to 25-28 June; Kazakhstan postponed from 15-17 April to 2-4 July
   
17/3/20 - 13:41   CDX Show (from Car Dealer magazine) - postponed from 28 April to 30 September
   
17/3/20 - 13:39   Goodwood Members' Meeting - due to take place on 28 and 29 March postponed; new dates tba
   
17/3/20 - 13:36   IAM RoadSmart - new in-vehicle infotainment systems are slowing drivers reaction times more than alcohol or cannabis
   
17/3/20 - 13:28   NFDA (National Franchised Dealers Association) - urge government to support the retail motor industry
   
17/3/20 - 13:24   Volkswagen Group - warn that coronavirus makes it impossible to give a forecast for 2020; operating profits up 22% in 2019
   
17/3/20 - 13:24   Renault - shut 12 car factories in France until further notice
   
17/3/20 - 13:24   Volkswagen Group - "heightened uncertainty regarding parts supplies" means production halted in Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain
   
17/3/20 - 13:24   CECRA - dealerships across Europe closing showrooms, but continuing with maintenance and repair operations, as well as parts sales
   
17/3/20 - 11:57   mobile phones - all UK networks are experiencing problems with their services believed to stem from an issue with O2
   
17/3/20 - 07:34   Aviva - update on solvency position ahead of investor conference; "Aviva remains well capitalised, near the top of its working range"
   
16/3/20 - 21:17   ABI Coronavirus Q & A - business interruption and Covid-19 cover for commercial insurance policies
   
16/3/20 - 21:11   Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) - £3,000 grants for SME businesses to support their recruitment of apprentices
   
16/3/20 - 13:01   Italy: Ferrari - suspends production in Maranello and Modena with immediate effect and until 27 March
   
16/3/20 - 12:57   Automotive News Europe updates: Coronavirus disrupting Europe's automotive industry
   
16/3/20 - 12:04   Fix Auto UK - seconded Mark Hutchins, Head of Franchise Development, into the role of Head of Commercial
   
16/3/20 - 12:02   Coronavirus - advice round-up from Autoshield, Canopy Safety, Kennedys, ARC Support Services
   
16/3/20 - 11:37   Axalta Spain - ranks in Top 30 of Best Workplaces 2020
   
16/3/20 - 10:02   Fix Auto Skegness - invests in land to increase the space for car storage
   
16/3/20 - 09:55   Ford - instructing most of global workforce to work remotely; except "business-critical roles" that cannot be done away from Ford facilities
   
16/3/20 - 09:44   RAC - pressure for retailers to reduce UK petrol and diesel prices at ‘historic’ levels
   
16/3/20 - 09:24   Bodiwork by Devey - "new dynamic accident repair company" in Sevenoaks Kent backed by the former Dragon, Hilary Devey CBE
   
15/3/20 - 21:42   Coronavirus - government asks manufactures such as car companies & JCB to start making ventilators to help with crisis
   
15/3/20 - 00:38   Sun - "Rip-off lawyers have overcharged and cheated motorists out of £2 billion since 2013, experts claim"
   
14/3/20 - 12:42   IMI - coronavirus actions: 6 month accreditation extension "for certain groups"; all IMI activities before end April to be re-scheduled
   
13/3/20 - 19:35   IBIS USA - event in Florida on 1-2 April has been cancelled; replaced by "3-hour invitation only webinar"
   
13/3/20 - 16:55   Ford - we are instructing as many of our global workforce as we can to work at home from Monday 16 March
   
13/3/20 - 16:17   Euro Car Parts - Coronavirus Precautions; distribution centres remain open and fully operational; no issues with stock availability to date
   
13/3/20 - 14:25   Brockford ARC - see how the actions taken by MD Mike Ribbons to keep his staff safe from Coronavirus have attracted the attention of the BBC
   
13/3/20 - 14:22   Synetiq - NI-based TAS Racing welcomes SYNETIQ as the team’s new lead partner for 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship season
   
13/3/20 - 14:07   Volkswagen - launch new software-based vehicle operating system which should make accidents involving its cars a thing of the past by 2050
   
13/3/20 - 13:43   GT Motive - explains measures that have been put in place to face COVID-19
   
13/3/20 - 13:37   Allianz and Keoghs - "intimidation tactics" re: staged road traffic accident and high value credit hire claim
   
13/3/20 - 12:37   NBRA - Covid-19 Coronavirus update for NBRA members
   
13/3/20 - 12:09   Morrisons - to make immediate payments to help small suppliers with cashflow
   
13/3/20 - 12:03   Allianz Legal Protection - advanced tech and data: the impact on the PI market
   
13/3/20 - 11:03   HPI - urges drivers of large vehicles to prepare for upcoming new emissions criteria
   
13/3/20 - 10:46   Cromax - unveils new look labels for its refinish paint products
   
13/3/20 - 10:36   InAutomotive - job "hotpoints" for the UK automotive industry
   
13/3/20 - 09:35   RHA - Bradford CAZ consultation now open
   
13/3/20 - 07:42   Saga - suspend all cruises for 6 weeks following Government advice on travel for over-70s; insurance business unaffected
   
12/3/20 - 15:12   Urban Transport Group - new report says considerable uncertainties about the rollout of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the UK
   
12/3/20 - 14:53   Fleet News - all 29 winners from last night's awards ceremony in London attended by around 900 people
   
12/3/20 - 14:32   IMI - all the winners from last night's Centenary Dinner in London attended by 300 guests
   
12/3/20 - 14:13   GT Motive - updates AZT paint material prices with the latest information
   
12/3/20 - 14:09   Copart - specialist teams ready to handle business disruption from coronavirus
   
12/3/20 - 13:42   Smart motorway safety plan published - RAC statement
   
12/3/20 - 13:25   SsangYong Motors UK - Fine Cars in Lee-on-the-Solent joins network
   
12/3/20 - 13:16   AA statement on smart motorways – "victory for common sense and safety"
   
12/3/20 - 13:08   18-point plan announced to boost smart motorway safety - ‘dynamic hard shoulder’ motorways abolished to end confusion
   
12/3/20 - 12:56   FSB - advice to small businesses about coronavirus; download and print an A4 handwashing guidance poster
   
12/3/20 - 12:16   RAC - responds to DfT proposals on pavement parking
   
12/3/20 - 12:13   RHA - 2020 Budget doesn’t tackle Coronavirus threat to logistics; UK supply chain "under threat"
   
12/3/20 - 12:06   RWC - supports St Lucia government’s drive for EV uptake
   
12/3/20 - 11:50   Faraday Future - workforce in automotive & EV could grow by 29% from 170,000 in 2020 to 220,000 employees by 2040
   
12/3/20 - 11:23   RSA - on "working with a responsible supply chain"
   
12/3/20 - 10:41   Consumer Intelligence - how do motorbike owner choose their insurance provider?
   
12/3/20 - 10:10   Insure The Box - the A-Z of insurance
   
12/3/20 - 09:54   Government - to consult on proposals for a national pavement parking ban
   
12/3/20 - 09:46   Advice for Apprentices and Trainees - supporting young people through Covid-19
   
12/3/20 - 08:55   Trakm8 Holdings plc - appoint Peter Mansfield as Group Sales and Marketing Director; trading in line with previous guidance
   
12/3/20 - 08:51   Lookers - announce resignation of Cameron Wade, Chief Operating Officer and his immediate departure; only appointed to job on 5 February.
   
11/3/20 - 21:33   Synetiq - major fleet operator saves 79% on engine repair costs
   
11/3/20 - 14:56   Audatex - response to question on PSA parts pricing
   
11/3/20 - 14:30   Budget details - government to look at how to improve the working of the Apprenticeship Levy, to support large and small employers
   
11/3/20 - 14:28   Budget details - consultation on new £2.5 billion National Skills Fund to improve the technical skills of adults
   
11/3/20 - 14:23   Budget detail - Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) forthcoming consultation setting out the next stage in reforming how IPT operates
   
11/3/20 - 14:20   Budget detail - more on changes to VED and company car tax; red diesel changes explained in detail
   
11/3/20 - 14:10   Budget detail - Plug-in Car Grant extended to 2024 including vans, taxis and motorcycles; review of Vehicle Excise Duty
   
11/3/20 - 13:46   Budget - corporation Tax stays at 19%; VAT on digital publications abolished; Budget delivers "largest sustained fiscal boost for 30 years"
   
11/3/20 - 13:34   Budget - £500m for car charging hubs; £2.5 billion to fix 50 million pot-holes; £27 billion for strategic roads
   
11/3/20 - 13:21   Budget - entrepreneurs lifetime limit reduced from £10m to £1m; electric levy frozen; gas levy increased; new plastic packaging tax
   
11/3/20 - 13:14   Copart - "green parts market gains traction for accident-related repairs"
   
11/3/20 - 13:13   Budget - fuel duty remains frozen, all alcohol duties frozen; National Living Wage to rise to £10.50hr by 2024; NI threshold rises to £9,500
   
11/3/20 - 12:58   Budget - help available to handle coronavirus; government to pay for 14 days SSP to any employee off work due to coronavirus
   
11/3/20 - 12:53   Groupe PSA - multi-brand "unified bodyshop network" Accident Repair Programme launching in May creates
   
11/3/20 - 12:35   IMI national awards - full list of all finalists; awards being presented tonight in London after Centenary Dinner
   
11/3/20 - 12:30   Fleet News awards - full list of all finalists for awards ceremony taking place tonight in London
   
11/3/20 - 12:00   Groupe PSA UK – to launch unified Accident Repair Network in May combining Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles
   
11/3/20 - 11:53   NBRA and ABP Club- Bodyshops and Coronavirus
   
11/3/20 - 11:46   Allianz 'safety at work' series - motor vehicle lifting tables
   
11/3/20 - 11:39   Banking and finance industry-funded fraud squad - prevents and disrupts £31.2m of fraud in 2019
   
11/3/20 - 11:30   Laser Tools - mini precision hammer speeds up removing trim panels and trim clips and useful for light panel beating
   
11/3/20 - 10:28   EMM: Colad - introduces the Snap Lid System suitable for SMART repair
   
11/3/20 - 10:18   Keoghs - completes deal to join Davies
   
11/3/20 - 07:41   UK interest rates - cut from 0.75% to 0.25% to help economy during coronavirus outbreak
   
10/3/20 - 19:51   Lookers - delays announcement of 2019 results as it has "identified potentially fraudulent transactions in one of its operating divisions"
   
10/3/20 - 14:03   Artis - officially open the bodyshop group's 6th site, Croydon West
   
10/3/20 - 13:53   INRIX - congestion cost UK economy £6.9 billion in 2019; drivers lost 115 hours and £894 a year on average
   
10/3/20 - 13:17   UK's first Electric Forecourt is under construction, opening Summer 2020
   
10/3/20 - 13:03   Coronavirus: Employment rights and sick pay - official Government advice published on Tuesday 10 March
   
10/3/20 - 12:53   RBS, Lloyds and Barclays - offer repayment holidays on loans to customers affected by coronavirus
   
10/3/20 - 12:48   Simon Bailes Peugeot - recognised for Motability excellence
   
10/3/20 - 12:07   SYNETIQ - West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service practice emergency training with SYNETIQ
   
10/3/20 - 11:56   Environment Agency - flood risk continues with heavy rain and high tides expected
   
10/3/20 - 11:37   BSI - "employee mental and physical illness now biggest disruption to global businesses"
   
10/3/20 - 11:23   Allianz - new eco-friendly, pedal-powered stand at this year’s BIBA conference
   
10/3/20 - 11:07   Ageas - appoints new director of distribution, Russell White (ex RSA and Allianz)
   
10/3/20 - 11:00   USA: PPG tech - helping IndyCar's new Aeroscreen absorb some serious (220 mph) impact
   
10/3/20 - 10:53   Institute of Directors (IOD) - business leaders’ confidence "plummets" amid coronavirus concern
   
10/3/20 - 10:18   PIB Group (backed by investors, The Carlyle Group) - acquires RA Insurance Brokers and further strengthens its motor trade proposition
   
10/3/20 - 10:01   Citizens Advice - sick pay advice searches soar; Budget must address "growing concerns about coronavirus"
   
10/3/20 - 09:45   Ageas, Hills Salvage & The Green Parts Specialists - to triple the number of green car parts used by approved repairers by 2023
   
10/3/20 - 09:23   Government - £3 million new fund for "visionary, entrepreneurial female innovators"
   
10/3/20 - 07:30   Marshall Motor Holdings plc - 2019 results: "despite market conditions, the business performed well"
   
09/3/20 - 23:59   Post mag Claims Awards - finalists announced for the 19 awards taking place on 17 June; "we have no plans to postpone or cancel the event"
   
09/3/20 - 22:15   Allianz - take majority investment in ControlExpert which "will enable us to settle automotive claims far more quickly in the future"
   
09/3/20 - 21:58   Auto Logistic Solutions (ALS) - incident management company calls for motor industry to incentivise use of E10 Fuel
   
09/3/20 - 20:48   Illegal Somerset car dismantler fined £400k - Wayne Hillard claimed he was repairing vehicles, not dismantling them, but made £1.3m at yard
   
09/3/20 - 14:22   World Health Organization (WHO) - 8-page document with advice to prevent or reduce #COVID19 risks in the workplace
   
09/3/20 - 14:07   Peugeot - Hayley Elliott of Halliday’s of Bushmills awarded 'Aftersales Manager' trophy at Peugeot network Awards
   
09/3/20 - 14:00   RAC - what does the plunging oil price mean for UK drivers?
   
09/3/20 - 13:38   Revive! Annual Awards 2020 - Chris Nunn and Matt North of Revive! Surrey win Technician of the Year Award
   
09/3/20 - 13:38   Aon - to buy Willis Towers Watson for nearly $30 billion; will create the world’s largest insurance broker ahead of Marsh & McLennan
   
09/3/20 - 13:19   What Car? - newest electric vehicles offered with nearly 10% savings ahead of March 2020 Budget
   
09/3/20 - 12:48   IGA - trade body provides workplace guidance on Covid-19 Coronavirus -
   
09/3/20 - 12:35   Beissbarth - ADAS represents "significant" business growth opportunity for repairers
   
09/3/20 - 12:21   59% drivers want the new Chancellor to bolster spending on local road infrastructure in the Budget on Wednesday
   
09/3/20 - 12:19   National Audit Office (NAO) - the cost of EU Exit preparations report: £4.4bn spent (by 31 Jan)£6.3bn made available for Brexit
   
09/3/20 - 12:14   BLM - new personal injury discount rate proposals will drive up insurance premiums in Northern Ireland
   
09/3/20 - 11:58   ABI - Storms Ciara and Dennis set to top £360M; FLOOD CLAIMS: 3,600 motor claims (£21.7M) WIND: 3,500 motor claims (£11M)
   
09/3/20 - 11:43   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - "dodgy claims management firms are using search engine ad results to misrepresent insurers"
   
09/3/20 - 11:21   Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) - Dominic Clayden wins CEO Today Global Award
   
09/3/20 - 11:10   Re-flow YouGov poll - 35% of people have witnessed another motorist driving carelessly or dangerously past roadworks in the last 12 months
   
09/3/20 - 10:37   USA: rFpro - new digital model of Mcity in Michigan will significantly accelerate autonomous vehicle development
   
09/3/20 - 10:29   AA - calls for more incentives to boost electric car sales
   
09/3/20 - 09:57   Which? - ghost broking: sharp rise in the sale of fake policies
   
09/3/20 - 09:42   59% drivers want the new Chancellor to bolster spending on the country’s "crumbling" local road infrastructure at next week’s Budget
   
09/3/20 - 09:22   e2e - offers short notice support to insurers and fleet operators impacted by supply chain continuity due to Coronavirus
   
09/3/20 - 08:09   Thatcham - calls for standardised warning light to alert drivers when ADAS systems not working correctly or out of alignment
   
06/3/20 - 13:55   LV= - 77% of drivers think the UK driving test should be adapted for electric cars (rising to 92% of electric car drivers)
   
06/3/20 - 13:44   CV-Library - automotive job numbers drop by 15.5%, despite job applications rising
   
06/3/20 - 13:27   Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) - presenting ADAS seminar at AutoInform
   
06/3/20 - 13:27   SEAT - will be able to detect if you fall asleep at the wheel - 36% of collisions are due to driver distraction or tiredness
   
06/3/20 - 12:34   Nissan - £52m investment to build its new Qashqai SUV at its Sunderland factory... despite warnings over Brexit
   
06/3/20 - 12:15   RAC - expect "sharp rise" in registrations of new electric vehicles to continue this year
   
06/3/20 - 11:47   Symach and DCR Systems - innovative colour-coded bodyshop table to identify and organize small parts, fasteners and clips from a vehicle
   
06/3/20 - 11:21   IWD2020: Women in Automotive 'Women of Influence' event 2019 - 40 of the most influential & inspiring women in the vehicle repair industry
   
06/3/20 - 10:20   International Women's Day (IWD 2020): Justine Greening - "why diversity failings need urgent repair"
   
06/3/20 - 10:04   Hyundai UK - 2nd largest VM approved bodyshop network appoint new Sales Director and Product and Planning Director
   
06/3/20 - 09:46   PPG - 2019 Annual Report inc financial highlights; $15.1B net sales; 47,000 employees globally
   
05/3/20 - 13:59   Motor Claim Guru - joins forces with Auto Logistic Solutions to bring enlightenment to accident claims management
   
05/3/20 - 13:10   Brand Finance - Mercedes is the most valuable auto brand for 3rd year running; Tesla is fastest growing brand in auto industry (up 65%)
   
05/3/20 - 12:52   AA - drivers are more concerned about green credentials (24%), than cost-efficiency (18%) when buying a new car
   
05/3/20 - 12:46   SMMT - UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declines -2.0% after two months of growth
   
05/3/20 - 11:54   Hella Gutmann Solutions - newly wrapped ADAS vans on the road
   
05/3/20 - 11:17   IMI Autocity: National Careers Week 2020 (#NCW2020) - three-minute 'Inside film - Motor Careers and Skills' video
   
05/3/20 - 10:00   "Will driverless cars need insurance if the future of motoring is autonomous?" - interesting NS Insurance article inc Thatcham Research
   
05/3/20 - 09:48   AX - technology sees dealerships reduce courtesy car loan periods by 25%
   
05/3/20 - 09:47   Aviva - 2019 results: record operating profit at £3.2billion, up 6%; "We’ve made good progress, but there is much more to do"
   
05/3/20 - 09:26   UK new car market falls -2.9% in February; battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars sales up now at 5.8% market share
   
05/3/20 - 07:56   Saga - trading update: "robust start to trading in our Insurance business"
   
05/3/20 - 07:51   Admiral - 2019 results: profit up 10% to new record £526m on turnover up 5% to £3,460m; UK Motor profit up 5% to £592m on £2,455m turnover
   
05/3/20 - 07:19   Admiral - CEO David Stevens to retire in 12 months; replacement is Milena Mondini de Focatiis currently Head of UK and European Insurance
   
04/3/20 - 14:12   The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) - Police seize the UK’s 2 millionth uninsured vehicle
   
04/3/20 - 14:09   Plans for greener E10 petrol to be sold across the UK
   
04/3/20 - 13:43   Post magazine - announces Post's Best Insurance Employers 2020
   
04/3/20 - 13:14   2020 Plunkys All Stars match: Tuesday 19 May at Peterborough United - raising money for the Anthony Nolan charity
   
04/3/20 - 11:56   Petrol down by 3p a litre and diesel by 4p as oil price slumps
   
04/3/20 - 11:53   CarGurus - announce winners of the UK’s Top Rated Dealer Awards
   
04/3/20 - 10:08   BSI - unveils new PAS 1881 safety requirements to help ensure safe trials and tests of automated vehicles
   
04/3/20 - 09:59   AutoRaise - appoints Jennifer Evans as its new Business Support Executive to CEO, Bob Linwood
   
04/3/20 - 08:28   Cambria - trading update: "in line with boards' expectations and ahead of last year"
   
03/3/20 - 21:02   Motofix - draw up plans if Coronavirus causes disruption to their supply chain; "in the meantime, it’s business as usual"
   
03/3/20 - 13:57   XL Motors - sponsoring 'The Woman Who Achieves Awards' for second year in a row
   
03/3/20 - 13:56   XL Motors -
   
03/3/20 - 13:42   Bentley and McLaren (Reuters report) - look to Chinese supply alternatives to handle virus impact
   
03/3/20 - 13:33   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - rolls out augmented reality headsets for technicians across Authorised Repairer & Van Centre network
   
03/3/20 - 13:13   Compare The Market - Ageas and LV= are winners of inaugural 2020 'The Simples Awards'
   
03/3/20 - 13:03   Social Market Foundation (think tank) - says Gov should cut National Insurance to help older jobseekers get hired
   
03/3/20 - 12:47   GoCompare - comments on the latest keyless car security findings from Thatcham Research
   
03/3/20 - 12:42   The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - "Future of Insurance" report 2020
   
03/3/20 - 12:32   Germany: Porsche - innovative printing method for body paintwork means 911 owners can have their fingerprint on the bonnet for £6,500
   
03/3/20 - 11:51   Motorpoint - 1 in 5 new drivers have accident in first year; 2 in 3 people polled would like to see P plates become mandatory
   
03/3/20 - 11:17   JATO - new car co2 emissions hit highest av in Europe since 2014; av EV emissions HALF of diesel & petrol but are just 6% market share
   
03/3/20 - 11:05   Elevenci - automotive industry must stop operating in silos to avoid wasting millions; businesses could save 40% on costs by converging IT
   
03/3/20 - 10:54   Coronavirus - Government publishes their 28-page action plan
   
03/3/20 - 10:04   PPG Foundation - invests nearly $12 million (£9 million) in 300 communities projects worldwide in 2019
   
03/3/20 - 09:24   GoCompare Car Insurance - young drivers spend on average £6,071 getting on the road
   
03/3/20 - 08:24   Direct Line - 2019 results: group profit down 12%; motor operating profit down 27% despite lower than expected claims frequency
   
03/3/20 - 07:56   Vertu - trading update: "trading performance for the Group to be in line with its overall expectations"
   
03/3/20 - 00:21   Thatcham Research - Improving trend in car security, but more work to do as 13 new cars awarded mix of Superior, Basic and Poor ratings
   
02/3/20 - 23:47   Coronavirus - Prime Minister will today (Tuesday 3 March) set out the Government’s action plan to tackle the spread of the virus
   
02/3/20 - 14:14   The IMI SkillAuto 2020 competition - now officially OPEN
   
02/3/20 - 14:06   Scottish Apprenticeship Week (2-6 March 2020) - this year's theme is ‘Talent Without Limits’
   
02/3/20 - 13:53   Which? - newest cars on the road in the UK produce more carbon dioxide (CO2) than older vehicles...
   
02/3/20 - 13:45   Insure The Box - "The Urban Legends of Driving Offences"
   
02/3/20 - 13:31   Coronavirus - after COBRA meeting, PM says "important that people go about business as usual for the time being"; UK is "very well-prepared"
   
02/3/20 - 13:29   XL Motors - adds BMW & Mini manufacturer approvals
   
02/3/20 - 13:22   BBA - over 750 tickets sold; earlybird offer saving ABP Club members £120 per ticket ends at 4pm TOMORROW (Tues 3 March)
   
02/3/20 - 13:17   National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates - changes from 1 April
   
02/3/20 - 13:06   Theo - accidents on rural roads rise where "drivers face added risk of no witnesses and no help"
   
02/3/20 - 12:25   NCR Bodyshops Apprentice Event in Newbury, 17/03 - bodyshop group recruiting apprentices for all of sites (Newbury, Basingstoke and Swindon)
   
02/3/20 - 12:12   Coronaviris (COVID-19) - a list of helpful official information sources for employers and businesses
   
02/3/20 - 11:45   Government investment: £93 million investment and "cutting-edge transport tech" - to target current pinch points on local roads
   
02/3/20 - 11:35   OECD - coronavirus Covid-19 presents the global economy with its "greatest danger since the financial crisis"
   
02/3/20 - 11:23   ERS (formerly Equity Red Star) - 2019 results: record profit of £13.9m on premiums up 9% to £360m; "exceptional claims inflation"
   
02/3/20 - 11:21   Germany: Porsche - demonstrates autonomous driving in the workshop
   
02/3/20 - 11:14   SSP Intuition - "wickedly hot data" to allow motor insurers performance insights
   
02/3/20 - 11:04   Switzerland: 20th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) 11 – 13 March (due to take place during the Geneva show - postponed
   
02/3/20 - 10:57   Motorman - rebrands to SYNETIQ (which acquired Motorman in October 2019)
   
02/3/20 - 10:20   IHS Markit / CIPS - UK manufacturing expands at fastest pace since April 2019, but supply-chain disruptions grow
   
02/3/20 - 10:04   Zap-Map and the RAC - supermarket EV charge point numbers double in two years; 95% growth from 2017 - 2019
   
02/3/20 - 09:48   PM to chair COBR meeting on the coronavirus outbreak
   
02/3/20 - 09:31   Government's £28.8bn road building plan could be subject to a legal challenge
   
01/3/20 - 18:39   Vertu - Alan Clarke, bodyshop manager at Vertu Volkswagen Nottingham South, named as ‘Bodyshop Manager of the Year’ at company awards
   
01/3/20 - 17:59   Mail on Sunday - as the excess in some motor policies rises to £3,000, you could be left with a write-off after a small bump in your car
   
01/3/20 - 10:23   Axalta - launch new label designs for their three premium brands: Cromax, SpiesHecker, Standox
   
28/2/20 - 13:01   Minster Law - Director of Claims "welcomes" MoJ decision to delay the portal but warns against "rush to hit arbitrary deadline"
   
28/2/20 - 12:47   Sainsbury’s Bank - UK drivers would pay over £16k to switch to an electric car
   
28/2/20 - 12:44   Tesla Model 3 - named UK Car of the Year 2020 in closest-ever result (Model 3 prevailed by one vote)
   
28/2/20 - 12:33   Workers in the UK put in more than £35 billion worth of unpaid overtime last year - TUC analysis
   
28/2/20 - 12:10   APIL - "injured motorists deserve better than new whiplash system"
   
28/2/20 - 11:58   TRL - greener safer trucks closer to reality
   
28/2/20 - 11:37   British Transport Police, Essex Plice and Met Police - seized 25 stolen vehicles - worth c£5m - in car theft operation raids
   
28/2/20 - 11:29   Blanket 20mph speed limit from Monday 2 March across all roads managed by TfL in central London congestion zone
   
28/2/20 - 11:25   The Parts Alliance - rewards garages for delivering ‘The Original Experience’
   
28/2/20 - 11:13   Geneva International Motor Show (5-15 March 2020) - next week's show in Switzerland cancelled due to coronaviruses (Covid-19) concerns
   
28/2/20 - 11:03   Rivervale Leasing - FOI request to DVLA reveals Ford Fiesta is the number 1 stolen car in the UK
   
27/2/20 - 14:31   SMMT response to the UK Government’s Approach to Negotiations
   
27/2/20 - 14:07   Grove Group - launched two bodyshop Apps: a customer App for placing orders, and a Proof of Delivery App
   
27/2/20 - 13:56   FSB - advice to small businesses about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
   
27/2/20 - 13:48   AutoFlow - deliver on-site day to team at Allen Ford Motor Group in Essex after they won #NightofKnights prize draw
   
27/2/20 - 13:38   Insure The Box - 17-year-old men speed 130% MORE than women the same age
   
27/2/20 - 13:30   Whiplash reforms delayed until 1 August 2020
   
27/2/20 - 12:47   AutoRaise at the British Bodyshop Awards - recognising repairers and industry stakeholders who are supporting apprenticeships, at BBA2020
   
27/2/20 - 12:32   Apollo Motor Group and Thatcham Research - re-sign to methods solution and also to a wider training programme
   
27/2/20 - 12:22   Oxbotica and Cisco - partnership to help autonomous vehicles share on-board data between each other
   
27/2/20 - 11:56   Tractable - artificial-intelligence (AI) vehicle damage appraisal tech company raises $25m (£19.41m) in Series C investment round
   
27/2/20 - 11:42   IMI - ambitious targets for centenary year: raising £100,000 for Ben and hitting 100,000 members
   
27/2/20 - 11:28   Gloucestershire Constabulary - purchase 75 new EVs, largest fully-electric police fleet in UK
   
27/2/20 - 10:55   Standox - bank of digital information, tools and support for bodyshop refinish technicians
   
27/2/20 - 10:30   SMMT - British commercial vehicle production down -10.7% in January following "remarkable" 49.1% growth in January 2019
   
27/2/20 - 10:07   Audatex PAINT UPDATE FEBRUARY 2020: effective today (Thurs 27 Feb) - average increase of 6.6% on the calculated paint and materials
   
27/2/20 - 09:59   WorldSkills UK - new Centre of Excellence to mainstream excellence in skills development across the UK
   
27/2/20 - 09:59   WorldSkills UK - new Centre of Excellence to mainstream excellence in skills development across the UK
   
27/2/20 - 09:20   Nouryon introduces ingredient to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries due to increased demand for EVs
   
27/2/20 - 09:00   NBRA - copy of letter sent to insurers asking what actions they are taking to assist their repairers with coronavirus disruption
   
27/2/20 - 08:44   Aston martin - 2019 results: "extremely challenging year" with pre-tax losses increasing 53% to £104m; revised business plan for 2020
   
27/2/20 - 08:29   RSA Group- 2019 results: profits up on all measures with record underwriting profit; "UK motor premiums decreased"
   
27/2/20 - 08:18   Hastings - 2019 results: pre-tax profit down 47% on unchanged premiums; driven by "increases in repair and third party credit hire costs"
   
26/2/20 - 21:21   MG Cannon - Groupe PSA News interview CEO Robert Snook on electric cars and his predictions for the future; praises ECA Business Energy
   
26/2/20 - 14:11   What Car? - the "true cost" of going electric: public charging points can cost motorists (on average) 5x as much as home charging
   
26/2/20 - 14:08   Cuts to prices of petrol and diesel announced today - RAC reaction
   
26/2/20 - 14:05   COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses
   
26/2/20 - 13:46   Absolute Alignment - "record" number of orders for Bluetooth 3D aligner since the start of 2020
   
26/2/20 - 13:28   Mirka - unites with abrasive manufacturers to join new sustainability-focused European programme
   
26/2/20 - 13:02   BBC report: how telematics caught a killer
   
26/2/20 - 12:46   Direct Line - to cut 7% of its workforce; 700 jobs to go says Sky News report
   
26/2/20 - 11:35   Tracker - keyless car theft at "all time high" in 2019; 92% vehicles recovered last year were taken without using the keys
   
26/2/20 - 11:28   APIL - cost of vehicle repairs increased 38% "injury claims are NOT responsible for the rising cost of premiums"
   
26/2/20 - 11:05   New Ford Transit - find and auto parks in a space just 0.8 metres longer than the vehicle
   
26/2/20 - 10:50   Allianz Legal Protection - announces new partnership with Coplus
   
26/2/20 - 09:24   insurethebox - more than 700 accidents eliminated by insurer
   
25/2/20 - 21:44   FCA - admit their mistake led to details of complainants (inc name, address and complaint details) being accessible on their website
   
25/2/20 - 21:39   ABI - commission a report on "The Price of Accuracy: Consumer Attitudes to Data and Insurance"; highlights the public split on use of data
   
25/2/20 - 21:26   USA: Tesla - National Transportation Safety Board say AutoPilot system is inadequate after crash death whilst driver playing games on phone
   
25/2/20 - 21:12   Solus - appoint Andrew Hooker, (former Vehicle Technology Manager at Thatcham), as their Technical Development Lead
   
25/2/20 - 21:12   AGM Services - appoint Nichola Finn, (former Customer Relationship Manager at Circle Leasing), as their new Business Development Leader
   
25/2/20 - 20:09   Charles Trent - planning application for new £7.5m, 100,000 sq ft purpose-built vehicle recycling factory approved
   
25/2/20 - 20:09   Charles Trent - planning application for new £7.5m, 100,000 sq ft purpose-built vehicle recycling factory approved
   
25/2/20 - 17:08   e2e - flood affected areas to realise a potential 20% increase in stocks of reclaimed parts at
   
25/2/20 - 16:57   ABP Club news posting CORRECTION - apologies to BSI
   
25/2/20 - 13:59   Spies Hecker - new clear and simple Spies Hecker product label designs
   
25/2/20 - 13:54   Ben - do you need help managing your money?
   
25/2/20 - 13:03   Severe flooding along the River Severn – insurance advice from the ABI
   
25/2/20 - 12:39   UPDATE RE: NBRA post on "Coronavirus - the real threat to bodyshops" - repairers
   
25/2/20 - 11:56   Volvo Car UK - wins deal to supply two thirds of company car drivers with C40 Recharge T5 Plug-in Hybrids at Trucks & Buses main dealer
   
25/2/20 - 11:48   ŠKODA - emergency services sales soar 75% in 2019
   
25/2/20 - 11:38   Woodham Mortimer - race prep and classic car restoration specialist open new 40,000 sq ft bodyshop and showroom in Essex
   
25/2/20 - 10:06   Synetiq - major incident team recover 700+ vehicles from South Wales motor traders and bodyshops after recent storm
   
25/2/20 - 09:50   Russell Scanlan - Nottingham insurance broker offers new insurance claims dispute service via Fenchurch Law
   
25/2/20 - 09:39   Carrot - commenting on issues raised by the BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme
   
25/2/20 - 01:43   BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme - "young people let down by fault with Carrot Insurance app"; MP questions if it is "fit for purpose"
   
24/2/20 - 19:36   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - ticket sales up 18% on last year to over 730 after first 3 weeks of earlybird; only 4 premium tables left
   
24/2/20 - 14:47   NBRA - "Coronavirus - the real threat to bodyshops"
   
24/2/20 - 14:27   comparethemarket.com - car insurance is nearly £40 cheaper in February than the rest of the year
   
24/2/20 - 14:06   PPG - help local youth charity, The Mix, secure charitable grant for skills funding
   
24/2/20 - 13:40   ‘Cancel culture’ - third of Brits reject brands due to behaviour
   
24/2/20 - 13:29   National Windscreens - opens new distribution centre in Glasgow
   
24/2/20 - 12:53   ThingCo Theo - accessible in-car tech can sustain social networks for older people and halt the rise in road casualties in 60+
   
24/2/20 - 12:26   Copart - record 3,000 vehicles recovered post-flood
   
24/2/20 - 12:14   Servicesure - national garage network offers 10% discount to members of surgeon’s trade union and their families
   
24/2/20 - 11:52   Petrol and diesel ban - consultation (requesting your views) now open
   
24/2/20 - 11:47   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider, ECA Business Energy - publish top energy saving tips for bodyshops and businesses
   
24/2/20 - 11:31   Venson Automotive Solutions - "the arrival of the intelligent tyre – the so-called tyre with a ‘brain’"
   
24/2/20 - 11:11   BVRLA - shortlisted for Counter-Terrorism Award
   
24/2/20 - 10:48   Tax breaks boost EV sales in Europe - recently published whitepaper looks at EV uptake in London
   
24/2/20 - 10:46   Allianz UK - 2019 results: operating profit down 35% on premiums up 2%; "good profitability and growth" for their motor business
   
24/2/20 - 10:41   CitNOW - wins ‘Supplier of the Year’ accolade at 2020 AM Awards
   
24/2/20 - 10:02   Thatcham Research Apprentice Mentor of the Year Award 2020 - nominate by Thurs 27 Feb; winner revealed at BBA
   
24/2/20 - 09:50   LV= article - "Will the speed limit rise due to electric vehicles?" Number of EV drivers increased by 7,000% since 2013
   
24/2/20 - 09:33   New call centre report (inc WNS Global Services) - provides "industry overview of call centre outsourcings market" Outsourcings Market:
   
21/2/20 - 13:54   Women in Automotive - 33% of all FTSE 100 board members are now women, up from just 12.5% less than a decade ago
   
21/2/20 - 13:51   We are 5 times more likely to compare car insurance quotes than funeral costs
   
21/2/20 - 13:08   PPG - Global Paint Supplier announces further funding for the National Space Academy
   
21/2/20 - 13:00   MIB - supreme Court judgement denies claim against insurer where defendant cannot be traced
   
21/2/20 - 12:48   Ford - 2016 Ford Ka current fastest selling used car according to Auto Trader’s live market data, BUT EVs drop off top 10 list
   
21/2/20 - 11:23   Sika - record results in 2019: sales up 14% to 8.1 billion Swiss francs and operating profit up 11% to 1.1 billion Swiss francs
   
21/2/20 - 10:26   Tracker - strengthens connected car data portfolio to focus on dealer solutions
   
21/2/20 - 10:14   IMI SkillAuto - Rob Oldale (Blackpool and The Fylde College Automotive) chosen to be the new Lead Judge for the Refinishing competition
   
21/2/20 - 10:00   Mitsubishi Motors UK - Master Technician Alan Williamson qualifies for the Mitsubishi Motors Global Technician of the Year contest
   
21/2/20 - 09:44   Czinger Vehicles - electric 21C hypercar; 0-62 mph in 1.9 seconds; "carbon fibre and multi-layer, show quality paintwork"
   
21/2/20 - 09:32   RAC - one-in-three drivers (14.7m) more dependent on the car than a year ago
   
21/2/20 - 09:27   Tesla - Elon Musk gets $350m bonus as Tesla value hits $100 bn (more than Ford and GM combined); he is on track for a $50 BILLION payout
   
21/2/20 - 09:26   EU (new composition with 27 member states [excl UK]) ACEA - passenger car registrations: -7.5% in January 2020
   
21/2/20 - 08:25   Allianz Group - 2019 results: "another successful year with record results"
   
20/2/20 - 21:04   Apprentices are great for business - brilliant story of 19-yr-old BA apprentice goes viral for all the right reasons
   
20/2/20 - 20:40   RWC - announces March date for Vehicle Technology Insight seminar at IMI accredited training centre in Milton Keynes
   
20/2/20 - 20:12   Bodyshop Solutions - appointed by Volkswagen Group as a preferred equipment supplier to approved repair network
   
20/2/20 - 14:24   Axa - 2019 results: revenue for personal lines motor in UK up 7%, with commercial motor up 2%
   
20/2/20 - 14:04   MINI - list of winners from its MINI Retailer Awards
   
20/2/20 - 13:59   Citroën UK - list of all 31 winners from its annual Dealer Excellence Awards
   
20/2/20 - 13:38   Disability Racing Academy set to grow thanks to SYNETIQ
   
20/2/20 - 13:33   AW Repair Group - double donations for Rainbow Trust
   
20/2/20 - 12:14   Autotech Training - offer on-site Electric and Hybrid Vehicle training across the UK
   
20/2/20 - 11:50   HSE - Harwoods at Audi Southampton fined £120,000 after a car bodywork sprayer developed occupational asthma
   
20/2/20 - 11:27   Tech not tests key to keeping older drivers safe - now MORE THAN 5 MILLION older drivers in Britain
   
20/2/20 - 11:23   LKQ - 2019 results: turnover up 5.3% to $12.5 billion; EBITDA up 6.2% to $1.3 billion; European turnover up 11.8% and EBITDA up 7.5%
   
20/2/20 - 11:11   The Blackpool & Fylde College - Motorsport team looking for Sponsors for this year's Northwest stages in March
   
20/2/20 - 11:06   Axalta - donates €50,000 to STEM and Environmental Stewardship Causes in EMEA
   
20/2/20 - 10:56   Zurich - volume of potholes is set reach 651,000 in the next decade, an increase of 16%
   
20/2/20 - 10:40   Premier Group - Staffordshire bodyshop gain the BSI Vehicle Damage Repair Kitemark
   
20/2/20 - 10:28   Germany: Standox paint 'Camp' - one-week programme for the new generation of young professionals working in paint shops
   
20/2/20 - 09:58   PPG post on "Artificial intelligence to scan the vehicle's bodywork in search of imperfections?" - UVeye (previously reported with Volvo)
   
20/2/20 - 09:41   BBA accommodation at the O2 NEARLY SOLD OUT – ONLY 11 ROOMS LEFT (as of Thursday am)
   
20/2/20 - 09:28   Ageas UK - 2019 results: profit down 21%; hit by "motor claims inflation" with "increased damage and repair costs"; motor premiums down 1.3%
   
20/2/20 - 00:29   UK inflation rate - CPI increase to 1.8% for the 12 months to Jan; RPI increases to 2.7%
   
19/2/20 - 19:16   Honda UK - MD, Dave Hogetts retires, replaced by Jean-Marc Streng; Dave Webb moves to Honda Europe and is replaced by Rebecca Stead
   
19/2/20 - 13:55   Marshall Volvo Grantham - 3rd year Parts Apprentice, Callum Parker, to star in a film about Volvo Scheme Parts Apprentices
   
19/2/20 - 13:45   Lightfoot - announce strategic driver-safety partnership with world’s largest peer-to-peer car-sharing platform
   
19/2/20 - 13:21   Financial Reporting Council (FRC) - accounting regulator's advice to companies and auditors on coronavirus risk
   
19/2/20 - 12:57   Volvo Cars - calls on UN delegates to address "road safety inequality"; est. 1.35m people lose their lives in traffic accidents EACH YEAR
   
19/2/20 - 12:05   Land Rover - great fun one minute video of the new Defender performing in the new James Bond movie
   
19/2/20 - 12:05   Land Rover - great fun one minute video of the new Defender performing in the new James Bond movie
   
19/2/20 - 11:22   World Skills UK LIVE (formerly Skills Show) - returns to NEC Birmingham from Thurs 19 to Sat 21 November 2020
   
19/2/20 - 11:17   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - access to technical information more important than ever
   
19/2/20 - 11:14   First Line - subframe bushes save technicians valuable time
   
19/2/20 - 11:13   Tesla - offer premiums up to 30% cheaper than traditional insurers; could spell danger for traditional insurers says Moody's new report
   
19/2/20 - 11:07   Freeway Fleet Systems - smart software predicts type and quantity of parts needed to maintain a fleet
   
19/2/20 - 11:05   Tesla - "I think insurance is going to be I think quite a major product of Tesla over time" says Elon Musk
   
19/2/20 - 10:54   Andy Mansfield celebrates 45 years at Movac!
   
19/2/20 - 10:46   Government - Budget day remains unchanged as Wed 11 March says new chancellor Rishi Sunak
   
19/2/20 - 10:33   Synetiq - appoints Jonathan Pervin (ex Deloitte, KPMG, Fulcrum and Wilko) as new Financial Controller
   
19/2/20 - 10:11   USA: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Survey: more workers find work-life balance by embracing work-life “blending”
   
19/2/20 - 10:02   PIB Group (backed by investors, The Carlyle Group) acquires BK Insurance Brokers
   
19/2/20 - 09:47   AX article - "offering courtesy cars for drivers whose own vehicles are in repair can be risky"
   
19/2/20 - 09:40   Vantage Leasing - leasing of plug-in vehicles rocketed by more than 700% during 2019
   
19/2/20 - 09:33   Solus Accident Repair - fantastic response to recritment campaign at new Bolton site, reports local newspaper
   
19/2/20 - 07:44   Pendragon - appoint Bill Berman (ex AutoNation) as Chief Executive Officer
   
19/2/20 - 07:37   Ageas - 2019 results: best ever profit for group; UK profit fell 21% to Euro 67m hit by "claims inflation in a challenging motor market"
   
19/2/20 - 00:36   HonestJohn website - bought out of administration by Heycar, the new on-line used car marketplace
   
18/2/20 - 20:39   Jaguar Land Rover - shipping parts out of China in suitcases
   
18/2/20 - 20:11   JLR, Tata and Warwick Uni - £150m national centre in Coventry dedicated to advanced automotive research, one of Europe’s largest hubs
   
18/2/20 - 19:46   The IMI - just 15 years to train a generation of technicians to work on electric cars
   
18/2/20 - 13:04   comparethemarket.com - scrap the youth mobility tax to allow young drivers to stay on the road
   
18/2/20 - 12:42   FCA - bans motor finance firm’s range of online adverts
   
18/2/20 - 12:38   Polestar (Volvo and Geely) and Google - continue to collaborate to improve the future of in-car HMI (Human Machine Interface)
   
18/2/20 - 12:32   IFED - extended sentence for fraudster who gave judge bogus employment reference following a road traffic collision
   
18/2/20 - 11:19   MG Cannon - Dorchester, Plymouth, Salisbury and Westbury bodyshops now BMW and MINI Approved Paint and Body Repair Centres
   
18/2/20 - 11:10   Covéa - promotes Lisa Meigh to People Director role, and Graeme Howard is now Chief Technology & Information Officer
   
18/2/20 - 11:02   Video clips replace driving theory test written scenarios
   
18/2/20 - 10:55   Fix Auto Sutton-in-Ashfield - takes on two new adjoining units at bodyshop and creates dedicated ADAS centre
   
18/2/20 - 10:49   Laser Tools - spot repair orbital sander and polisher
   
18/2/20 - 10:46   FCA - ‘loyalty penalty’ in home and motor insurance cost 6 million longstanding consumers an extra £1.2 billion in 2018
   
18/2/20 - 10:37   Industry Insights - report from recent Connected Solutions Partners Meeting: engaged with 95% of the top 20 insurers in the UK
   
18/2/20 - 10:15   Germany: BASF - further invests in Europe to strengthen global leadership position for battery materials for electric vehicles
   
18/2/20 - 10:08   Lightfoot - Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) champions Lightfoot as "game changer" for fleet vehicles
   
18/2/20 - 09:54   ONS - average regular pay (before tax and other deductions): £512 per week
   
18/2/20 - 09:34   AkzoNobel - official paint and coatings partner to McLaren F1; MCL35 painted using Sikkens, also using Intertherm 50 (heat-shielding)
   
18/2/20 - 07:54   Apprentice levy - in first 8 months around 5,000 English employers relinquished more than £400m of funding raised by the levy say BBC
   
18/2/20 - 02:36   Redde and Northgate - merger cleared by FCA and SRA and will be effective from Friday 21 February
   
18/2/20 - 02:16   Nikkei Business Publications - carry out "teardown" of Tesla 3 and find its electronics are 6 years ahead of Toyota and VW Group
   
18/2/20 - 02:01   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - halt production of Fiat 500L due to shortage of audio system parts from Chinese supplier affected by coronavirus
   
18/2/20 - 01:51   Wyndon Motors and XK Engineering - appoint Jane Mossop (ex Head of Aftersales in the UK for PSA Groupe_ as Group Sales & Marketing Manager
   
17/2/20 - 21:22   'BASF Color Report 2019' (for automotive OEM Coatings) - 39% of all cars built around the globe were painted white
   
17/2/20 - 20:50   Auto Trader - ‘digital paint’ that allows passengers to change colour and style of car using an app could be available by 2040
   
17/2/20 - 19:51   SMMT - third year of decline for UK bus & coach market, down -18.8% in 2019
   
17/2/20 - 15:49   Tesla - two families, travelling in separate Tesla X models, say AutoPilot function saved their lives when a tree fell and hit both cars
   
17/2/20 - 14:21   BBA - ticket sales up 12% on last year with over 650 tickets sold in first two weeks of earlybird sale; save £1,200 a table until 3 March
   
17/2/20 - 14:08   Allianz Partners - road deaths "will be almost eliminated" in developed nations by 2040
   
17/2/20 - 14:02   Nationwide ARC Glasgow - congratulations to Barry Downes for 35-years service!
   
17/2/20 - 13:49   IMI - Richard Hutchins appointed as Skill Competition Manager at IMI, replacing Dave Massie who retires at the end of next month
   
17/2/20 - 13:28   Ford (reports) - Motor Trader and Auto Retail Agenda reporting Ford is expected to cut almost half its 400-strong UK network
   
17/2/20 - 12:07   ABI - "comprehensive motor insurance covers the cost of repairing or replacing vehicles damaged by storms"
   
17/2/20 - 11:43   ŠKODA UK - parking prangs cost Brits £1.5 billion a year
   
17/2/20 - 11:40   16th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition (Auto China 2020) - April show postponed
   
17/2/20 - 11:33   Are calls for an SUV ban justified? -
   
17/2/20 - 11:12   PPG Refinish UK & Ireland - open dedicated MoonLab at Stowmarket facility
   
17/2/20 - 11:06   Parts delay - "some parts ordered January, not available until May," says one repairer member
   
17/2/20 - 10:41   iRG - LCV and Pontypridd bodyshop sites flooded and closed for the foreseeable future
   
17/2/20 - 10:28   Clyde & Co’s Insurance Growth Report 2020 - "challenges" remain: political and economic "headwinds are strengthening"
   
17/2/20 - 10:19   Moveable barrier - government and Highways England develop long-term solution to handle traffic disruption in Kent
   
17/2/20 - 09:59   Majorca - 26-year-old driver survives after driving his car off a cliff at 125mph and crashing into the sea below
   
17/2/20 - 09:51   AkzoNobel (NOT UK) - vehicle refinish supply deal with BMW; Sikkens & Lesonal approved for paint repairs of BMW and Mini in 44 countries
   
17/2/20 - 08:38   General Motors - announces it will retire the Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand by 2021; production stopped in Australia in 2017
   
17/2/20 - 07:46   Saga - sell motorcycle broker Bennetts for £26m to The Ardonagh Group (who already own motorcycle broker Carole Nash)
   
16/2/20 - 12:08   Government - new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is set to crack down on £340m loopholes in insurance premium tax says Mail on Sunday
   
15/2/20 - 22:08   Honda - confirm its Swindon factory will close for good in July 2021; first time a specific date has been given
   
15/2/20 - 16:23   Copart - emergency surge management plan instigated in readiness for Storm Dennis this weekend
   
14/2/20 - 14:17   Allianz - to end sponsorship of Saracens Rugby Club and stadium at the end of this season
   
14/2/20 - 14:14   H.R. Owen Ferrari Service Centre, West London - "ambitious" recommissioning of a "barnfind" Ferrari F355 is off to the paint shop next
   
14/2/20 - 14:09   Allianz and IFED - dash cam footage exposes police officer’s fraudulent £10k insurance claim
   
14/2/20 - 14:05   Peugeot - 75% of UK long-distance couples could use an EV to visit their partner this Valentine's Day without having to stop to recharge
   
14/2/20 - 13:56   CarGurus report - 50% of car dealers reported margins were down in 2019
   
14/2/20 - 13:51   EDF - acquires Pod Point, one of the UK’s largest EV charging companies, Legal & General to take a c.23% stake in EDF’s newly-formed JV
   
14/2/20 - 13:48   insurethebox - the top 5 riskiest days to drive; 1st March (approaching) is in the top 5 riskiest days to drive
   
14/2/20 - 13:42   Automotive companies face "bewildering" choice of technology solutions
   
14/2/20 - 12:34   RAC - top patrol advises drivers as Storm Dennis arrives
   
14/2/20 - 11:17   Quick Lane - ramping up investment in MOT offering
   
14/2/20 - 10:44   CRASH Services - nominate Cancer Fund for Children as 2020 Charity Partner
   
14/2/20 - 10:04   Admiral - unexpected Car Finance Fees that could cost drivers almost £1,200
   
14/2/20 - 09:52   AW Repair Group - "sharing the love" this Valentine’s Day in fundraising event & celebrating 8th anniversary at Sleaford HQ site
   
14/2/20 - 09:42   AM magazine awards - full list of all 27 winner from last nights ceremony in Birmingham
   
13/2/20 - 14:05   Robins & Day - PSA owned dealer group has opened its first “new generation” Distrigo Parts Hub in Hayes, West London
   
13/2/20 - 13:53   Cromax - "strong start" for a strong refinish job with Cromax Basecoat
   
13/2/20 - 13:41   SYNETIQ - supports West Yorkshire Police CSI Training facility
   
13/2/20 - 13:35   ACIS - from ‘under the arches’ to over-arching repair strategy, the future’s bright for EV specialist bodyshops, says ACIS
   
13/2/20 - 11:17   Zurich UK - 2019 results: profit in UK general insurance business up 97% to £271m on premiums up 4% to £2,480m
   
13/2/20 - 10:48   Government - 29 qualifications specifically for the accident-repair industry among 5,000 being scrapped from August 2021
   
13/2/20 - 09:37   UK Government - to remove funding for courses with low student numbers
   
13/2/20 - 09:32   AkzoNobel - provides update on Winning together: 15 by 20 and outlines plans for 2020 and beyond
   
13/2/20 - 09:24   Zurich - full-year 2019 results: profit up 16% to $5.3bn; up 38% in Property & Casualty; Gross written premiums up 6%; COR 96.4%
   
12/2/20 - 14:36   AW Repair Group - finalists in three categories (five award nominations) for the Auto Excellence Awards 2020
   
12/2/20 - 14:18   SMMT - UK used car market holds steady in 2019 with 7.9 million sales
   
12/2/20 - 14:14   Paul Sell - insurance specialist Paul Sell joins Industry Insights’ Connected Solutions Consultancy team
   
12/2/20 - 14:08   USA: Symach - DCR Systems opens Lindsay Honda/Acura “Super Shop” showcasing Symach tech
   
12/2/20 - 13:57   IMI Skill Auto competition - could you or one of your bodyshop technicians be the next UK champion?
   
12/2/20 - 13:50   USA: Tesla - driver 'complained about autopilot defect' before fatal car crash; National Transportation Safety Board investigating
   
12/2/20 - 12:44   Accommodation at the InterContinental London-The O2 for this year's British Bodyshop Awards - IMPORTANT info; LIMITED availability
   
12/2/20 - 12:32   Xpress (XVS) - Chris Pennell (MD), Gosia Holynska (Head of People) & Craig Tibbetts (Visual Damage Assessor) fundraising for Mind
   
12/2/20 - 12:26   Government - consulting on further bringing forward to 2032 a ban on new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars; last week said 2035 was new date
   
12/2/20 - 12:23   Theo - "the dashcam with the expert team that is ready to support customers following a collision"
   
12/2/20 - 12:11   Australia: IAG - largest motor insurer now "allows customers to pay excesses online via the IAG website" to improve their claims experience
   
12/2/20 - 12:10   220-270 people killed in accidents in Great Britain where at least one driver was over the drinkdrive limit - provisional estimates (2018)
   
12/2/20 - 12:00   TCS - team of CARSYSTEM refinishing technicians are running free product training days in the UK (9th to 13th March)
   
12/2/20 - 11:38   YOUR chance to shine in Farécla’s Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition - enter your painters, now!
   
12/2/20 - 11:33   Nissan - seeks £70m in damages from ex-boss Carlos Ghosn for money it claims he wrongfully received during his 17 years at the company
   
12/2/20 - 11:30   Volvo Product Technology Course - March and Nov dates available on course that 624 delegates have attended since first one (in 2013)
   
12/2/20 - 11:25   Aviva - 285% increase in telephone calls and claims from Storm Ciara; warns of Storm Dennis due to hit UK on Saturday
   
12/2/20 - 11:16   Germany: Coronavirus, car part supplier, Webasto - HQ reopens after two-week shutdown; two new cases of coronavirus
   
12/2/20 - 10:40   Motofix Group - welcomes Christopher Hamlett (ex S&B Automotive Academy) as new Head of Learning & Development
   
12/2/20 - 10:15   InAutomotive report - the "bodyshop gender split"... Male 73.68% : 26.32% Female
   
12/2/20 - 10:03   Direct Line Group - signs Social Mobility Pledge; inc partnerships with school and work experience programmes
   
12/2/20 - 10:02   SKODA UK - winners of their annual dealer awards
   
12/2/20 - 09:33   WorldSkills UK blog - Body Repair: Graeme (Riverpark) & Matthew (Training 2000); Car Painting: Josh (NPTC) & Riverpark's Craig & Aubrey
   
11/2/20 - 18:08   School of Thought - YOU are invited to join meeting on Wed 26 Feb about a fresh approach to attracting young people into our industry
   
11/2/20 - 16:01   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - annual awards night recognises best Van Centres and Authorised Repairers
   
11/2/20 - 14:15   Copart - invest in 150 new DAF and Volvo based specialist multi-car transporters, which will all be on the road by next year
   
11/2/20 - 14:10   Jaguar Land Rover - reduce production at its Castle Bromwich and Solihull factories during March as part of a range of cost-cutting measures
   
11/2/20 - 14:06   Fix Auto UK - partner with star of Arenacross Tour and stunt motorbike rider, Dan Whitby, as a brand ambassador
   
11/2/20 - 13:59   Ford - make senior leadership changes; Jim Farley becomes chief operating officer heading up all global markets and automotive operations
   
11/2/20 - 13:36   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - nearly 600 tickets sold in first week of earlybird sale; ABP members can save £120 per ticket until 3 March
   
11/2/20 - 12:33   Trak Global Group - rebrands as IMS to cover worldwide insurance and mobility b2b divisions; Ed Rochfort becomes Chief Product Officer
   
11/2/20 - 12:28   Isuzu UK - announce winners of their annual Dealer Awards
   
11/2/20 - 12:18   Government - do you export or import from the EU? Import controls WILL be introduced at the border on 1 Jan 2021
   
11/2/20 - 12:14   Government - latest meeting of the Honda Swindon Taskforce discussed support for employees affected by Honda’s decision to close in 2021
   
11/2/20 - 11:45   SYNETIQ - raises the bar through outstanding compliance
   
11/2/20 - 10:28   Stanners - launch 2020 catalogue
   
11/2/20 - 08:24   Ferrari UK Dealers - welcomed 400 attendees from local schools to learn about Ferrari Apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week
   
11/2/20 - 08:16   AA - trading update: "growth in EBITDA and cash flow is in line with market expectations"; insurance delivering strong policy growth
   
11/2/20 - 00:12   Nationwide and IMI - part of a Live Streamed Employer Engagement event this Friday (14 Feb) to inspire young people to join our industry
   
10/2/20 - 14:16   Drive My Career: National Apprenticeship Week - successful ‘Apprentice Takeover’ campaign
   
10/2/20 - 14:12   Volvo - in early talks with China’s Geely Automobile to combine automotive business
   
10/2/20 - 14:07   NFDA (National Franchised Dealers Association) - urges Government to safeguard plug-in hybrid grant ahead of budget on 11 March
   
10/2/20 - 14:07   Ola (India’s largest mobility platform) - Uber rival launches in London with "market-leading" safety features and driver support
   
10/2/20 - 14:02   IGA (Independent Garage Association) - Frank Harvey says access to technical information is more important than ever
   
10/2/20 - 13:58   Hendy - dealership group holds first-ever Group Awards ceremony
   
10/2/20 - 13:50   UK Gov - new online vehicle checker to help drivers and businesses prepare for the introduction of clean air zones with charges
   
10/2/20 - 13:42   Storm Ciara – insurance advice from the ABI
   
10/2/20 - 13:13   Car insurance premiums will continue to rise in 2020 - "record" repair costs, higher compensation payments and rising theft claims to blame
   
10/2/20 - 13:00   What Car? - Britain’s biggest new car discounts revealed ahead of March plate change
   
10/2/20 - 12:47   FCA, ICO and FSCS - publish joint statement to insolvency practitioners and authorised firms
   
10/2/20 - 12:25   insurethebox - 15% increase in motor accidents in the winter versus summer
   
10/2/20 - 12:20   ABP Club Women in Automotive - nominations now open for Autocar’s Great Women in the British Car Industry 2020
   
10/2/20 - 11:34   AXA UK - claims handlers are piloting machine-learning tool RoRI to compare the cost of repair with the cost of total loss
   
10/2/20 - 11:24   Artis - work underway at bodyshop number six (next to current Croydon bodyshop); "boosting capacity"
   
10/2/20 - 10:57   NBRA - appoint Tom Hudd (ex Thatcham and iRG) as National Manager
   
10/2/20 - 10:42   Plester Group - ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider are supporting repairers and AutoRaise
   
10/2/20 - 10:16   Hyundai - £75 computer system that stops cars from crashing to be fitted in cars from 2021
   
10/2/20 - 08:23   Watchstone (formerly Quindell) - trading update: company now only has one one remaining operating business, ingenie
   
10/2/20 - 00:12   Fiat - warn that coronavirus could lead to parts shortages which could then halt production at one of their European factories
   
08/2/20 - 15:31   LV= - finalists announced for their GI Claims Partner awards; winners announced at ceremony on 5 March
   
08/2/20 - 15:04   Do you have apprentices? - enter the Thatcham Apprentice Mentor of the Year Award 2020; entries close 27 Feb; winner revealed at BBA
   
08/2/20 - 01:11   Government - motorists will continue to get help to buy and run electric cars beyond next month's budget
   
07/2/20 - 14:15   UK Carline - Jon Jack from BMW UK appointed as National Corporate Sales Manager appointed at UK Carline
   
07/2/20 - 14:02   iRG: National Apprenticeship Week (VIDEO) - day 5: Welsh Skills Automotive Technology and Vehicle Body Repair Competition
   
07/2/20 - 13:49   Weather warning for this weekend with arrival of Storm Ciara
   
07/2/20 - 13:46   AM - full list of all finalists for the 27 awards announced next Thursday in Birmingham; no award for bodyshops
   
07/2/20 - 12:56   IMI - to present six national awards at Centenary dinner for outstanding contributions; Apollo are finalist for "Partner of the Year"
   
07/2/20 - 11:49   The Vella Group - sign lease for new bodyshop in the Liverpool area
   
07/2/20 - 11:42   Bicester Heritage - welcomed 20 Year 10 students from Bicester Technology Studio
   
07/2/20 - 11:30   Motorpoint - officially opens for business in Swansea following a multi-million pound investment in the city
   
07/2/20 - 11:24   London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) - New electric van prototypes for vital testing phase ahead of Q4 launch
   
07/2/20 - 11:21   InAutomotive - the 10 highest paying jobs in the automotive industry... (clue: Dealer Principal is the top)
   
07/2/20 - 11:13   IMI one-day course (with Autoconsult) - 'Alternative fuel vehicle: the future of the motor industry'
   
07/2/20 - 10:36   STL - support £14 million vehicle preparation centre, Big Motoring World in Peterborough - 100 cars a day through the bodyshop
   
07/2/20 - 10:22   Motofix Group: National Apprentice Week - celebrating 20 Years of Motofix Group apprenticeships; 80 apprentices have qualified since 1999
   
07/2/20 - 09:52   Vauxhall - challenging misconceptions in its latest marketing campaign for the all-new Corsa
   
07/2/20 - 09:33   Lytx (telematics database of 120bn miles of driving data from 1m CV drivers) - riskiest driving trends and roads in the UK
   
07/2/20 - 08:15   Admiral - trading update: "strong 2019 profit"; current profitability impacted by high claims inflation
   
06/2/20 - 14:18   iRG: National Apprenticeship Week - meet the female apprentices: Courtney Rees (Paint), Analis Brooks (MET) and Esme Leader (Paint)
   
06/2/20 - 14:14   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - earlybird booking is GO!; Direct Line confirmed as a Presenting Company
   
06/2/20 - 14:03   Gemini ARC: National Apprenticeship Week - "apprentice takeover"; fab testimonials from 2nd largest independent bodyshop group in the UK!
   
06/2/20 - 13:37   Coplus - motor insurance claims provider processed more than 80,000 motor claims in 2019
   
06/2/20 - 13:07   SMMT - van market up +5.9%; top 3 LCV best sellers in Jan: Ford Transit Custom, Ford Transit and Vauxhall Vivaro
   
06/2/20 - 12:49   Allianz - motor most common type of fraudulent claim received (44% of the total)
   
06/2/20 - 12:35   Pay and jobs fall in automotive sector - salaries in the sector dropped by 2% year-on-year; job numbers fell by 11.9%
   
06/2/20 - 12:10   RSA - warns drivers "Be on your guard for fraudsters advertising their contact number on Google"
   
06/2/20 - 12:04   ARAG - new motor product includes cover for vehicle cloning
   
06/2/20 - 11:16   AW Repair Group: National Apprenticeship Week - seven 3rd-year apprentices will be fully-qualified in the Summer!
   
06/2/20 - 10:41   iRG - details of the finance and legal behind the bodyshop group's MBO
   
06/2/20 - 10:24   Rapid charging points every 20 miles on motorways and A-roads will significantly encourage EV adoption - TRL
   
06/2/20 - 10:03   Sopp+Sopp - announce tech partnership with Concirrus to speed up accident reporting
   
06/2/20 - 09:37   Hyundai - 2nd largest VM approved bodyshop network appoints 6 new franchisees and a new Head of Network Development
   
06/2/20 - 09:11   Europcar Mobility Group UK - give businesses that use CVs chance to put electric motoring to the test in ‘real world’ conditions
   
06/2/20 - 08:20   Bosch - we could launch an autonomous car tomorrow; technology and hardware is here, problem is non-technical eg inconsistent regulations
   
06/2/20 - 08:04   Government - towns can apply for funding to become Britain's first fully electric bus town
   
05/2/20 - 18:41   iRG - Steve Peart sells business to an MBO (Management Buy Out) of Lee Wallbank, Phil Dawson, Joe Moore and Daniel Lewis
   
05/2/20 - 14:01   PPG Refinish UK & Ireland - install first post-trial MoonWalk at Warley Car Clinic
   
05/2/20 - 13:41   iRG Apprentice Program (VIDEO) - Tom Hudd, Head of Technical Services at iRG, on the bodyshop skills shortage
   
05/2/20 - 13:22   RAC - petrol and diesel prices coming down after RAC called for cuts
   
05/2/20 - 13:17   Remit - to open a second Automotive Academy; new 8,000 sq ft site in Derby fully operational next month
   
05/2/20 - 13:05   PPM Industries - Q1 masking solutions brand is new official partner of Ducati's racing division
   
05/2/20 - 13:03   PPM Industries - Q1 masking solutions brand is new official partner of Ducati's rsacing division
   
05/2/20 - 12:44   Elevenci - automotive sector facing ‘perfect storm’ & will require 'unprecedented levels of transformation'
   
05/2/20 - 12:33   Financial & Legal Insurance Company - Karen Beales (ex CEO of UK General) appointed as MD at legal expenses insurance specialist
   
05/2/20 - 12:09   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition - 2020 competition to find the UKs most talented painter opens Wednesday 12 Feb
   
05/2/20 - 11:33   Nissan Leaf - completes the UK’s longest and most complex autonomous car journey: 230-mile autonomous journey across the UK
   
05/2/20 - 11:21   Auto Trader - registrations of EVs "reassuring" but need to "continue apace" to meet the government’s new ambitious target
   
05/2/20 - 10:49   Money Mail article - "drivers Google insurers after accidents but get claims firms and end up facing vast bills"
   
05/2/20 - 10:21   Volkswagen Group UK - new insurer-facing website with info on approved bodyshop network inc news and tech data
   
05/2/20 - 09:57   Synetiq: National Apprenticeship Week - SYNETIQ’s success stories
   
05/2/20 - 09:24   SMMT - new car sales down 7.3% in January; diesel sales down 36%; battery cars up but still only 2.7% of the market
   
05/2/20 - 07:52   Lookers - Year-end trading update: "performance in-line with expectations"
   
05/2/20 - 07:47   Lookers - appoint Mark Raban (formerly CFO) as Chief Executive Officer and Cameron Wade as Chief Operating Officer
   
05/2/20 - 07:40   Northgate plc and Redde plc - receive approval from FCA for merger to proceed; expected to complete by the end of Q1 2020
   
04/2/20 - 21:38   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - over 410 tickets sold on first day of earlybird period when members save £1,200 per table
   
04/2/20 - 21:19   HSE - Michael Douglas Autosalvage in Carlisle fined £31,000 after customer fatally crushed as lift truck fell onto whilst being loaded
   
04/2/20 - 20:49   ARI - added 76 mechanical and bodyshop garages during 2019 to its Masterserve garage repair network, which now totals over 500 sites in UK
   
04/2/20 - 20:37   petrol and diesel ban - comment from PRA (Petrol Retailers Association); why is government ignoring hydrogen powered vehicles?
   
04/2/20 - 20:28   RSA - pledges to double its number of apprentices, from 278 to around 500 by 2022; join the 5% Club‘ offering 'earn and learn’ opportunities
   
04/2/20 - 16:25   Hyundai - to close its 7 factories in South Korea next week due to parts shortage arising from the coronavirus outbreak
   
04/2/20 - 14:00   Automotive sector is the fifth-best industry to hire an apprentice in 2020
   
04/2/20 - 13:55   BVRLA - "time for decarbonisation action as well as targets"
   
04/2/20 - 13:45   iRG: National Apprenticeship Week (VIDEO) - meet Billy Brain, Paint Apprentice and student at Newport College (Coleg Gwent)
   
04/2/20 - 13:23   Total Composite Solutions (TCS) - appointed exclusive CARSYSTEM UK Partner; 1,500 body and paint repair products now available from TCS
   
04/2/20 - 13:00   Rye Street Group - newly refurbished bodyshop in Hertfordshire is LV= sole supply repair site
   
04/2/20 - 12:51   Licence Bureau - Driver Licence validation services provider issues ‘no panic’ Brexit msg but encourages businesses to "keep drivers legal"
   
04/2/20 - 12:46   Petrol & diesel ban - 3.7 million drivers likely to switch to EV in the next 3-5 years, says comparethemarket.com
   
04/2/20 - 12:11   Petrol & diesel ban - SMMT concerned that government "has seemingly moved the goalposts for consumers and industry on such a critical issue"
   
04/2/20 - 11:54   Marshall Group: National Apprenticeship Week - "creating a legacy" with the launch of Marshall Centre for apprentices
   
04/2/20 - 11:32   Remit - MAN Truck & Bus UK appoints Remit Group as new Apprenticeship provider
   
04/2/20 - 11:16   Ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles - "more ambitious target should be the catalyst for faster change" says the RAC
   
04/2/20 - 11:00   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - David Newman appointed new NFDA Chairman
   
04/2/20 - 10:07   British Bodyshop Awards 2020 - earlybird booking is NOW OPEN!
   
04/2/20 - 09:40   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: National Apprenticeship Week - doubles the number of places on its 2020 apprenticeship programme
   
04/2/20 - 08:56   UK Government - to bring forward ban on sale of NEW petrol and diesel cars to 2035 (was 2040); ban will now include hybrids
   
03/2/20 - 16:53   TRL - calls for critical update to UK automotive legislation to EDRs (the 'black box' recorders in cars)
   
03/2/20 - 15:10   Allianz Risk Barometer (identifies the top global business risks) - "Cyber incidents" ranks as top threat
   
03/2/20 - 14:27   Fix Auto Wrexham - first-aid training meant they could save life of one of their drivers after he had heart attack while driving to work
   
03/2/20 - 14:21   CitNOW - listed as a "Top 100 Exporter" in the Oxfordshire and Thames Valley regions by Business & Innovation Magazine
   
03/2/20 - 14:18   Revive! - SMART repair network completes largest ever resale of territory as Revive! Luton changes hands for record sum
   
03/2/20 - 14:13   Autopromotec - worldwide turnover for automotive aftermarket will grow by 42%, from est €398bn in (2018), to est €566bn (2025)
   
03/2/20 - 14:12   Allianz Partners - invest in technician skills to handle Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair including IMI TechSafe registration
   
03/2/20 - 14:07   AutoVista - warn of disruption to automotive supply industry as coronavirus spreads to Webasto plant in Germany; Bosch is "concerned"
   
03/2/20 - 14:05   Venson Automotive Solutions - 57% business drivers would consider "ditching" their own car to reduce emissions
   
03/2/20 - 13:59   Autovista Group report - Brexit conclusion fails to clear up carmaker confusion
   
03/2/20 - 13:57   PPG - complete acquisition of ICR (Industria Chimica Reggiana), Italian refinish paint manufacturer whose brands include SPRINT
   
03/2/20 - 13:39   Bodyshop Solutions - now distributing Minden Dust Extraction Systems' bodyshop range
   
03/2/20 - 13:12   10am tomorrow (Tues 4 Feb) - get ready to save £120 per BBA2020 ticket with our earlybird sale
   
03/2/20 - 12:51   iRG: National Apprenticeship Week (VIDEO) - meet MET Apprentice, Sam Hunt (IRG’S Apprentice of the Year 2019)
   
03/2/20 - 12:17   Gemini ARC: National Apprenticeship Week - work experience student at Gemini Yeovil, Lauren Noyce, secures full time apprenticeship!
   
03/2/20 - 11:11   DAC Beachcroft - expands its Claims Solutions business with new partner hire, Adam Burrell
   
03/2/20 - 10:48   National Apprenticeship Week - parents unaware of opportunities apprenticeships can offer; 60% worry they'd be "stuck making tea"
   
03/2/20 - 10:36   ECA Business Energy - continue successful partnership with ABP Club; work with 300+ bodyshops, generating £3m+ savings
   
03/2/20 - 10:15   Inchcape - Group CEO Stefan Bomhard (who joined the Group as CEO in 2015) to step down
   
03/2/20 - 09:49   The 'Sunday night fear' - automotive workers dread Mondays LESS than those who work in media, legal and finance professions
   
03/2/20 - 09:30   Steer Automotive Group - acquires Walmley Repair and Care in Birmingham; 9th site for Steer
   
03/2/20 - 09:18   National Apprenticeship Week 2020 launches today (Monday 3 Feb) - theme is: ‘Look Beyond’ with an apprenticeship
   
03/2/20 - 09:18   NAHL Group - full year trading update; underlying earnings likely to be "lower than Board expectations"; shares fall 36% on news
   
01/2/20 - 23:22   Brexit - EU to back Spain's claim on Gibraltar meaning it would be excluded from any trade deals; 16% of UK motor underwritten in Gibraltar
   
31/1/20 - 13:52   Connected Solutions - Brexit car parts supply delay mitigation for bodyshops, with Advantage Parts
   
31/1/20 - 13:32   East Bilney Coachworks - invest in 2nd David Utting Smartshop & a new bodyshop in Thetford; monthly repair capacity 1,850+ vehicles
   
31/1/20 - 13:04   FOUR DAYS TO GO! Save £120 per ticket with our British Bodyshop Awards earlybird sale which starts on Tues 4 Feb
   
31/1/20 - 12:32   RAC Report on Motoring - twice as many drivers plan to ‘go electric’ next time round
   
31/1/20 - 12:17   AXA, Churchill and LV= General Insurance - IFED: thief used fake bank statements to obtain Jaguar on hire purchase which he sold for £14k
   
31/1/20 - 11:30   AutoRaise - hitting the road next week for National Apprenticeship Week (3 to 7 February 2020)
   
31/1/20 - 11:16   EU Emissions Targets - set to impose €14.5bn (£12.2bn) fines on Europe’s top 13 car makers -
   
31/1/20 - 11:15   EU 2021 CO₂ emissions target - set to impose €14.5bn (£12.2bn) fines on Europe’s top 13 car makers -
   
31/1/20 - 10:54   Autopromotec blog - European General Road Safety Regulation ('world's most advanced regulatory framework for vehicle safety') includes ADAS
   
31/1/20 - 10:38   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2020 - HELLO! from our Headline Partner, PPG
   
31/1/20 - 10:26   Opening of new smart motorways halted pending a Government review
   
31/1/20 - 09:59   Copart - invest in people with more than 30 apprenticeships across the business
   
31/1/20 - 09:37   TrustFord - UK's joint second largest dealer owned bodyshop group opens Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre in Colchester
   
31/1/20 - 09:09   Mercedes-Benz Cars UK - former Head of Fleet and Customer Operations Director, Sally Dennis, appointed Used Cars and Remarketing Director
   
31/1/20 - 08:59   Ford and Vizion - along with Autoflow launch Ford Certified Collision Network integrated with Ford vehicles via Connected-Car technologies
   
31/1/20 - 08:39   Aston Martin - Lawrence Stroll to invest £200m as part of £500m re-funding; Racing Point F1 team to be Aston Martin F1 works team for 2021
   
31/1/20 - 02:39   comparethemarket.com - comment on ABI figures showing motor premiums are at their third highest annual figure on record
   
31/1/20 - 02:32   ABI -average motor premium in Q4 2019 up 3% to £484; repair costs in first half of 2019 up 11% to £2.3 billion due to car technology levels
   
31/1/20 - 02:12   Beissbarth - new Easy 3D+ enables a wheel alignment check in 90 seconds and completion of a full vehicle alignment in as little as 20 mins
   
31/1/20 - 01:59   Volvo Cars - 110 apprentices joined UK Volvo retailers in 2019; target of 130 (inc Accident Repair Technicians) for 2020
   
31/1/20 - 01:50   Jaguar Land Rover - Q3 results: turnover up 2.8% to £6.4 billion; profit of £318 million compared to loss of £273m in Q3 previous year
   
31/1/20 - 01:39   Jaguar Land Rover - Chief Executive, Sir Ralf Speth, to retire at the end of September 2020 and become non-executive Vice Chairman
   
31/1/20 - 01:29   Volkswagen Group - submits $2.9 billion offer through its TRATON truck unit to acquire sole ownership of US truck manufacturer Navistar
   
31/1/20 - 01:14   Aston Martin - considering two offers of £200m investment in exchange for 20% shareholding - one from Geely and one from Lawrence Stroll
   
30/1/20 - 14:11   BBA 2020 - earlybird sale starts in FIVE days... save £120 per ticket (ABP Club members only)
   
30/1/20 - 13:39   ChipsAway - 20% of all repairs completed by Chips Away last year were on black vehicles
   
30/1/20 - 13:34   Pendragon - invests £3m in new flagship FordStore and workshop in Chester
   
30/1/20 - 11:24   S&G Response - exceeds £25,000 target in raising £47,252 for charity in 2019
   
30/1/20 - 11:11   FCA - information for firms during the Brexit implementation period
   
30/1/20 - 10:54   Hyundai and Kia - invest €100 million in UK-based EV company, Arrival, to jointly develop vehicles
   
30/1/20 - 10:36   SMMT - commercial vehicle manufacturing output falls -7.8% in 2019
   
30/1/20 - 10:09   IMI Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement 2020 - finalists include Apollo, Scuffed Up, Riverpark, CAVC and Andy Moore
   
30/1/20 - 09:47   USA: CitNOW - Pam Cameron re-joins CitNOW to continue growth in the West Coast of America
   
29/1/20 - 21:15   Norton Motorcycles - British motorbike company goes into administration
   
29/1/20 - 14:06   BBA 2020 - earlybird sale starts in SIX days... save £120 per ticket (ABP Club members only)
   
29/1/20 - 14:00   Highways England - issue statement on smart motorways after media reports
   
29/1/20 - 13:36   DriveElectric - predict sales of new battery electric cars in UK to rise by 260% in 2020 to 98,500 (from 37,850 in 2019)
   
29/1/20 - 13:30   Laird Assessors - motor engineer, Julian Goodhead, celebrates 10 years at automotive inspection & claims support firm
   
29/1/20 - 13:27   IMI - case study call for bodyshops who have used the IMI's services
   
29/1/20 - 13:13   InAutomotive - av salary in the bodyshop sector up 3.68% year-on-year to £33k
   
29/1/20 - 11:54   AXIOM Accident & Hail Repair's TDN Group bodyshop - Paintless Dent Removal specialists invest in Symach tech
   
29/1/20 - 10:53   Rebecca Wilson, Senior Paint Tech at Bells Accident & Repair Centre, Northern Ireland - former WorldSkills Car Painting competitor (video)
   
29/1/20 - 10:18   Artis - due to open second bodyshop in Croydon (March), & site in Woodford Green (April) taking total number of Artis bodyshops to 7
   
29/1/20 - 10:06   Audatex - new data service for fleet and daily rental companies for real-time and accurate repair pricing at point of return
   
29/1/20 - 09:41   EuroNCAP - 2019 was the year the car industry "fast-tracked safety" ahead of new regulation
   
29/1/20 - 09:30   Copart blog - new app tells insurers the value of damaged vehicles (interview with Insurance Times)
   
29/1/20 - 07:44   Pendragon - trading update: "performance improved significantly" in second half of 2019; profit for 2019 at bottom end of expectations
   
28/1/20 - 13:43   SEVEN days to go! Earlybird sale for BBA2020 tickets starts at 10am on Tuesday 4 February
   
28/1/20 - 13:17   Car insurance is the most switched financial product of the decade - 56% switched provider in the last 10 years
   
28/1/20 - 12:54   Bodyshop solutions - significant number of Tesla approved body shops being set up in the UK
   
28/1/20 - 12:34   Tesla Model 3 drives EV market growth - now the the third best-selling model; OUTSELLING VW Polo, Peugeot 208 & Nissan Qashqai
   
28/1/20 - 11:56   Hella - ADAS diagnostic tools packages
   
28/1/20 - 11:50   RAC - Smart motorways report by APPG for Roadside Rescue and Recovery
   
28/1/20 - 11:26   FCA - requests further information about overdraft pricing from banks
   
28/1/20 - 11:06   Warwickshire Trading Standards - car dealer prosecuted for selling faulty vehicle to undercover officer
   
28/1/20 - 10:53   Activate Accident Repair - Glasgow bodyshop opens, part of AGL's £3m repair division investment
   
28/1/20 - 10:15   CV Library - 55% of employers claims someone’s social class impacts how much they get paid
   
28/1/20 - 10:09   RAC - sudden fall in demand for oil due to coronavirus in China means UK drivers should expect cut in fuel prices
   
28/1/20 - 09:39   EV Energy Taskforce - electric vehicle revolution can be "boon" for UK energy system
   
28/1/20 - 09:04   Aviva - apologises after emailing thousands of customers and mistakenly calling them all "Michael"
   
28/1/20 - 07:43   Saga - trading update: profit in line with guidance; insurance shows "clear signs of progress"
   
28/1/20 - 07:38   Anexo Group (inc DAMS, Direct Accident Management) - trading update; "a year of strong progress....profit in line with expectations"
   
27/1/20 - 22:53   Northern Ireland - all MoT tests suspended with immediate effect due to defective lifts; temporary exemption certificates to be issued
   
27/1/20 - 19:42   Highways England - automated cone laying vehicle trials due to start
   
27/1/20 - 19:29   Auto Trader - supply of EVs across December increased by 167%
   
27/1/20 - 19:15   SsangYong - apprentices complete first module inaugural apprenticeship programme for Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technicians
   
27/1/20 - 14:12   Nationwide Accident Repair and the IMI - live employer engagement careers event: Friday 14 Feb at 9:10am
   
27/1/20 - 13:46   Smart motorway safety reforms - RAC reaction
   
27/1/20 - 13:33   PPG Refinish - PPG Online Color web application replaced with 'ColorMobile'
   
27/1/20 - 13:27   Introducing our #BBA2020 host...
   
27/1/20 - 13:12   LV= - launches "industry-first" car insurance voice skill (for customers with Amazon Alexa or Google Home Assistant)
   
27/1/20 - 12:21   Absolute Alignment - sells benefits of "profitable wheel alignment" for MOT test centres
   
27/1/20 - 11:56   BBC Panorama - F0I request reveals 38 people have been killed on smart motorways in the last five years
   
27/1/20 - 11:43   Defaqto - car insurers cut cover for drivers who put the wrong fuel in
   
27/1/20 - 11:35   Auto Trader - 2019 ended on a "positive note" as used car prices increased
   
27/1/20 - 11:25   Volkswagen Group - load-dependent volume flow control in the paint shop saves electricity
   
27/1/20 - 11:14   Bristol Street Motors - Nissan Bradford dealership gains Electric Vehicle Approved Status (EVA)
   
27/1/20 - 10:52   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA 2020) - 8 days to go until the start of earlybird sale ... save £120 per ticket for ABP Club members only
   
27/1/20 - 10:04   Symach and Carlac - new UVA-LEDtronic tech (can dry 1st coat in 20 seconds and 2nd coat in 40 seconds) available from Carlac
   
27/1/20 - 09:50   Dutch study - confirms effectiveness of alcohol interlock programmes; 40-95% more effective in preventing reoffending that bans & fines
   
27/1/20 - 09:21   Nouryon (former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals business) - completes repricing of its term loans
   
24/1/20 - 19:23   Quick-Sure Insurance Ltd - which ceased writing motor business in March 2017 has gone into administration; specialised in learner insurance
   
24/1/20 - 14:37   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - calls for IPT freeze and tax breaks on telematics
   
24/1/20 - 14:15   British Bodyshop Awards 2020 (Tuesday 5 May at the Intercontinental O2, London) - the BIGGEST BODYSHOP event in the WORLD is BACK!
   
24/1/20 - 14:12   RAC Foundation - number of battery-electric and plug-in hybrids in the UK
   
24/1/20 - 13:40   Keychoice (SSP) - new NIG Commercial Vehicle insurance policy
   
24/1/20 - 13:24   AutoRaise - announce new intake of Trustees: Chris Oliver, AutoRaise first-ever Chairman, steps down, but continues to offer support
   
24/1/20 - 13:11   BCF - "government must understand need for alignment on chemicals with the EU," says coatings industry
   
24/1/20 - 13:02   BSM - "virtual reality" speeds up time to train driving instructors
   
24/1/20 - 12:51   Australia: Volkswagen - donates AUD$2.5m (£1.31m) to Australian bush fire relief and recovery
   
24/1/20 - 12:39   Vella Group - new LV= sole site opens in Deeside (official story in full to follow)
   
24/1/20 - 12:22   Consumer Intelligence Awards - the UK’s best loved motor insurance providers named...
   
24/1/20 - 11:49   Obituary: Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former CEO of Ben - 4.01.39 TO 14.01.20
   
24/1/20 - 11:30   Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) - "raking in" more than wine, beer, spirits or gambling; new figures reveal extent of "stealth tax raid" (ABI)
   
24/1/20 - 10:44   Allianz - promotes Margo Young to chief compliance officer after her role in transfer of Allianz’s personal motor business to LV=
   
24/1/20 - 10:38   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - Christopher Woolard (currently heads up FCA's strategy and competition) appointed Interim Chief Exec
   
24/1/20 - 09:43   Motofix Group - complete investment at High Wycombe site, including ADAS equipment, a dedicated fast-track line and waste management system
   
23/1/20 - 13:54   Tank of mum and dad - parents spend £661m a year to help keep their kids on the road
   
23/1/20 - 13:52   NFDA - Government funding for EV charging "encouraging"
   
23/1/20 - 13:20   Cromax - announces dates of 2020 bodyshop training courses
   
23/1/20 - 13:10   EMaC - 150 dealer delegates set to enrol onto personal development programme
   
23/1/20 - 13:03   AW Repair Group - ninth site "comes alive"
   
23/1/20 - 12:56   TIDAL - welcomes Berkshire Parts and Panels Limited as an Official Alliance Partner
   
23/1/20 - 12:55   TIDAL - welcomes Berkshire Parts and Panels Limitted as an Official Alliance Partner
   
23/1/20 - 09:15   SMMT Industry Forum - Dr Chris Owen will step down as its Chief Executive
   
22/1/20 - 20:01   Hills Salvage & Recycling - awarded ISO accreditation for information security, quality management systems and environmental management
   
22/1/20 - 14:13   BBA 2020 (Tuesday 5 May at the Intercontinental O2, London) - the BIGGEST BODYSHOP awards event in the WORLD
   
22/1/20 - 14:03   Fix Auto Wigan - taken over by Managing Director, Andy Sankey; MBO from previous owners Dave and Steve Pollitt
   
22/1/20 - 13:55   Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) - registration window open for whiplash reforms service, 'Official Injury Claim' portal
   
22/1/20 - 13:38   Markerstudy - retains Investors in People Gold Status
   
22/1/20 - 13:27   Citizens Advice - response to CMA announcement of 6-month extension to insurance "loyalty penalty" regulation
   
22/1/20 - 13:25   Insure The Box - telematics insurer urges drivers to check their cars are winter ready after revealing January is top month for accidents
   
22/1/20 - 13:19   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - publishes loyalty penalty update
   
22/1/20 - 12:50   Mitsubishi - under investigation in Germany for suspected use of illegal emissions cheating devices installed in diesel engines
   
22/1/20 - 12:49   Volkswagen - upping use of green electricity at its plants
   
22/1/20 - 12:44   Mitsubishi - appoint Eric Wepierre (ex Opal) as President and CEO
   
22/1/20 - 12:32   Jaguar Land Rover - announce 500 job cuts at its Halewood factory as it moves from a three shift to a “two-plus” shift pattern from April
   
22/1/20 - 11:17   RoSPA - drivers who vape could be refused insurance payout if they have an accident while using the device
   
22/1/20 - 10:27   ACIS - introduces a "radical new approach" for Mazda's 106-strong approved bodyshop network
   
22/1/20 - 10:13   IFED and Allianz - husband and wife “dishonest to the core” for using children to inflate car accident claim
   
21/1/20 - 14:17   FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) - Warning on being careful where you get your data from
   
21/1/20 - 13:44   Aviva - chairman Sir Adrian Montague to retire in 2020 once a successor has been appointed
   
21/1/20 - 13:40   Brexit - government business minister "confident" of a deal with the EU which will ensure no tariffs or quotas on car parts
   
21/1/20 - 13:25   First MOT winners and losers revealed by KnowYourCar - headlight aim causing big MOT test headaches
   
21/1/20 - 13:00   3M - webinar on PPE for repairers tomorrow (Weds 22 Jan, 10-11am); link below to register
   
21/1/20 - 12:38   SYNETIQ - hosts practice emergency training day for the British Automobile Racing Club NW Rescue team
   
21/1/20 - 12:33   Vertu - acquires Kia, Suzuki and Mitsubishi dealership in Edinburgh from administrator of Leven Cars Group; will trade as Macklin Motors
   
21/1/20 - 12:15   UK SMEs plan a £1.7bn "Brexit boost"
   
21/1/20 - 12:01   Mirka UK - gains Investors in People Silver Award at first attempt
   
21/1/20 - 11:46   USA: Ford - makes the CDP Climate ‘A List’ for the first time
   
21/1/20 - 11:28   What Car? Vans - more than 30 vans stolen every day as research finds four-in-10 still don’t come fitted with an alarm as standard
   
21/1/20 - 11:21   Government - employment rate at a record high of 76.3%; unemployment rate at 3.8%; earnings up by 3.2% in year to Nov 2019
   
21/1/20 - 10:12   e2e - Chris Guillaume (ex OpenGI) joins e2e Executive Board to reduce total loss claims costs and boost insurer revenue from salvage
   
21/1/20 - 09:34   Cambria - acquires Aston Martin franchise and Rolls-Royce franchise in Edinburgh from administrator of Leven Cars Group
   
21/1/20 - 02:01   AA - comment on government announcement of increased funding for on-street chargingpoints
   
21/1/20 - 01:59   Government - funding for more on-street chargepoints on residential streets doubled to £10m for next year; will give 3,600 new chargepoints
   
20/1/20 - 16:44   Davies - announces law-firm Keoghs is to join the group and form new legal solutions arm within Davies
   
20/1/20 - 14:17   Brexit - Chancellor Sajid Javid says UK will split from EU regulations after Brexit, causing dismay for the automotive industry
   
20/1/20 - 14:14   Road and Race Restorations, Poole ARC, Chartwell, Shorade, Dick Lovett and Premier Panel Skills - Porsche RestoRacing bodyshops
   
20/1/20 - 13:48   LeasePlan EV Readiness Index 2020 - UK now one of the best prepared countries in Europe for "the electric vehicle revolution"
   
20/1/20 - 13:34   GoCompare - the £544m cost of paying monthly for car insurance
   
20/1/20 - 13:29   Motorpoint - 90% motorists want bigger fines for drivers caught throwing litter out of their cars
   
20/1/20 - 13:02   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2020 (Tuesday 5 May at the Intercontinental O2, London) - the BIGGEST BODYSHOP event in the WORLD is BACK!
   
20/1/20 - 12:42   Confused.com - 27% of UK drivers are confused about why the cost of their insurance increases each year
   
20/1/20 - 12:22   From April, EV will be cheaper than petrol or diesel cars thanks to salary sacrifice - av saving of £320 per month
   
20/1/20 - 12:20   AA - calls for an end to VAT on electric vehicles; 61% drivers would consider EV if gov scrapped tax
   
20/1/20 - 12:04   Confused.com Willis Towers Watson price index - car insurance prices at highest point in two years
   
20/1/20 - 11:44   MSL - motor claims management specialist appoints Alan Brown (ex Kindertons and AIG) as head of claims
   
20/1/20 - 10:03   ADAS calibration equipment market trend analysis - ADAS market to TREBLE in size over next 10 years
   
20/1/20 - 09:46   PPG Refinish UK & IE - Stowmarket team raise £25k for local charity, AJ's Legacy
   
20/1/20 - 09:20   CV Library - 41% automotive workers admit "on the brink of burnout" with 75% blaming their job
   
17/1/20 - 12:09   Privilege Car Insurance (Direct Line) - most accidents happen on 16th January (av 10,075 accidents) with tomorrow (18th Jan) 4th in top list
   
17/1/20 - 11:17   Volvo Product Technology Course - 2020 dates confirmed for course that 624 delegates have attended since the first one back in July 2013
   
17/1/20 - 11:11   ABP Club Women in Automotive (WinA) - industry survey for "the aim and focus of WinA" in 2020
   
17/1/20 - 11:05   Comparethemarket - 3.8 million drivers expected to switch to telematics policies
   
17/1/20 - 10:59   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - launches fixed price insurance offer with Direct Line to reward "loyal" customers
   
17/1/20 - 10:41   34 million motorists (87% drivers) get stressed behind the wheel - 2.8 million involved in an accident say stress was a contributing factor
   
17/1/20 - 10:32   GoCompare - "revamp motor insurance renewal process now"
   
17/1/20 - 10:28   The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - updated response to Citizens Advice super-complaint about motor insurance
   
17/1/20 - 09:56   Spain: Ford - invests €42 million in Valencia in Valencia EV battery manufacturing plant
   
17/1/20 - 09:48   SMMT - Grey was Britain’s no1 car colour in 2019; 60.7% of new cars registered were grey, black or white
   
17/1/20 - 08:52   Large bodyshop site for sale or lease in Aberdeen
   
17/1/20 - 07:43   Hastings - trading update: elevated claims costs in Q4, with "increases in repair costs and third party credit hire costs"
   
17/1/20 - 07:37   Indasa Abrasives UK - launches new website- www.indasa-abrasives.com - putting the customer at the heart of the online experience
   
17/1/20 - 07:33   PPG Moonwalk - Michael McGarry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, says "we've already sold 100 of these Moonwalk machines in Europe"
   
17/1/20 - 07:21   Ford - €42 million investment at Valencia factory in 2 new advanced lithium-ion battery assembly lines to support electrification strategy
   
17/1/20 - 07:13   GT Motive - appoint David Vella as Business Development Director for the UK Collision Industry
   
16/1/20 - 18:32   HonestJohn.co.uk - well know motoring website, linked with Daily Telegraph, goes into administration
   
16/1/20 - 15:53   Selsia and TIDAL - enter a joint strategic partnership with significant benefits for Selsia approved repairers, insurers and fleets
   
16/1/20 - 15:36   Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) - new taskforce dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime
   
16/1/20 - 14:15   Admiral -reveal top 10 days when you are likely to have a car accident and top 10 accident prone days
   
16/1/20 - 14:08   Ferrari - 9 UK dealers to host local schools at their Aftersales facilities to showcase Ferrari Apprenticeship opportunities
   
16/1/20 - 14:03   Honda - launch first stage of electric vehicle charging partnership with Moixa at Islington Town Hall
   
16/1/20 - 13:59   Industry Insights - sign new 5-year deal to supply Fix Auto with consultancy services, exclusively in the area of Fixed Site Repair
   
16/1/20 - 13:52   Richard Taylor - former GT Motive director joins Cobalt ("the future of motor claims management") - part of Coplus - as Business Director
   
16/1/20 - 13:14   car sales - worldwide car sales fell 4.4% to 90.3m in 2019; largest market China down 8.3% to 25.4m; USA down 1.4% to 17.0m
   
16/1/20 - 12:33   Gefion - Danish Financial Supervisory Authority says this "provider of motor insurance" in UK "has serious liquidity problems"
   
16/1/20 - 12:12   PPG - announce Q4 results and full year 2019 results; net sales increase for automotive refinish coatings
   
16/1/20 - 10:01   Incident Management Solutions (IMS) - process 80,000+ estimates from images provided by Service Certainty
   
16/1/20 - 09:55   Copart - speeds up total loss process for insurers with launch of new app
   
16/1/20 - 09:48   Hyundai and Kia - €100 million investment to co-develop electric commercial vehicles
   
16/1/20 - 09:42   By Miles - to join honcho (motor insurance "reverse auction" marketplace)
   
16/1/20 - 08:21   IMI - chairman Adrian Smith steps down following drink-drive conviction
   
16/1/20 - 08:04   Inchcape - sale of Inchcape Fleet Solutions to Toyota (announced in October) was completed on 31 December 2019
   
16/1/20 - 07:58   Vertu - acquire 4 Volkswagen dealerships in West Yorkshire from Sytner; add 2 new Hyundai dealerships in NE England; exit Volvo Derby
   
15/1/20 - 21:50   UK inflation rate - CPI down to 1.3% for the 12 months to Dec; RPI unchanged at 2.2%
   
15/1/20 - 17:04   Northgate and Redde merger - gains shareholder approval; expected completion by end of Q1 2020; new company to be Redde Northgate plc
   
15/1/20 - 14:13   PPG Refinish UK & Ireland - renew Aiden Moffat Racing sponsorship for fifth consecutive year
   
15/1/20 - 13:53   Devonshire Motors - Devon bodyshop is one of two Mitsubishi Motors dealers awarded Electric Vehicle Approved Accreditation
   
15/1/20 - 13:22   ABP Club Women in Automotive (WinA) - surveying members ahead of Board meeting next month
   
15/1/20 - 13:08   Bodyshop staff discussing salary with colleagues? - 1/5 workers are banned from discussing their pay, TUC poll finds
   
15/1/20 - 12:49   GoCompare - 16m drivers report incidents on the road involving animals; 18% of drivers that hit an animal sustained damage to their vehicle
   
15/1/20 - 12:42   USA: AAA (US Foundation for Traffic Safety) - over reliance on ADAS tech doubles the risk of distracted driving
   
15/1/20 - 12:12   Society of Claims Professionals - CMC regulation: one year on
   
15/1/20 - 11:53   National Pothole Day 2020 (Wednesday) - "engineers and authorities must look at solving the causes of potholes, not just the symptoms"
   
15/1/20 - 11:41   Winn Assist - secures information security standard ISO27001 accreditation
   
15/1/20 - 11:35   Allianz - appoints Nathan McLay as motor engineer services manager; Kevin Knight takes on claims investigator operations manager role
   
15/1/20 - 10:48   CitNOW reveals top automotive videos from 2019 - Lookers Nissan Gateshead video wins ‘Best Overall CitNOW’ award and 'Best Workshop' award
   
15/1/20 - 10:36   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK - announce raft of senior management changes
   
15/1/20 - 10:21   RAC - attended 20% more pothole breakdowns in Q4 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier
   
15/1/20 - 09:42   Co-op Insurance - Surrey is the UK’s hotspot for motor thefts followed by Glasgow, Dorset and Bristol
   
15/1/20 - 09:17   One new electric car registered every seven minutes in the UK last year - EV market grew 21% in 2019
   
15/1/20 - 07:16   Thatcham - sponsor What Car? Safety Award; won by BMW 3-Series; runners up were Tesla Model 3 and Mercedes CLA
   
15/1/20 - 07:10   Thatcham Research - sponsor Technology category at What Car? awards; won by Subaru's ‘DriverFocus’ Driver Monitoring System (DMS)
   
14/1/20 - 14:18   Service Certainty - digital damage assessment specialist renews Connected Solutions contract with Industry Insights
   
14/1/20 - 14:02   Stanners - now approved by IMI to do additional ATA training assessments
   
14/1/20 - 13:18   Premier Group - significant investment at Staffordshire bodyshop to increase repair capacity
   
14/1/20 - 12:56   AX - "car repair is a low-margin, high-risk business"... so how can bodyshops reduce the cost of courtesy cars?
   
14/1/20 - 12:47   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - used car demand expected to rise in January
   
14/1/20 - 12:45   insurethebox - January riskiest month for accidents; motorists in Scotland, the North and West of England most likely to crash
   
14/1/20 - 12:17   Allianz - on sustainable claims initiatives, including why recycled parts need to "work" for their approved repairers
   
14/1/20 - 11:59   HSE - vehicle repair company fined after death of mechanic just hours after he started working there
   
14/1/20 - 11:27   The Vella Group - North West independent bodyshop group buys Herefordshire-based Leominster ARC
   
14/1/20 - 11:11   ACIS - bodyshop distributor's new website for 2020
   
14/1/20 - 10:34   Book My Garage - "top picks" for 2020s most popular cars: inc the Mini E, Ford's new Kuga and the electric Fiat 500
   
14/1/20 - 10:04   Quotall - Simon Cooter (ex Covéa) joins insurtech as Strategic Advisor
   
14/1/20 - 09:53   Ford - autonomous Local Hazard Information (LHI) system warns drivers "what's around the corner"
   
13/1/20 - 14:09   Volvo Car UK - new video to promote the 75-strong Volvo Approved Bodyshop network
   
13/1/20 - 14:05   IMI – chairman Adrian Smith banned from driving for 2 years after being caught 5-times over the Scottish drink-drive limit and fined £2,000
   
13/1/20 - 13:52   National Windscreens - signs as Full Partner for Connected Solutions' motor claims supply chain programme
   
13/1/20 - 13:35   GEM Motoring Assist - Storm Brendan brings hazardous weather conditions on the roads
   
13/1/20 - 13:02   Motorpoint - Andrew Davies has been appointed the General Sales Manager of Motorpoint’s newest branch in Swansea
   
13/1/20 - 12:57   The British Motor Show - to host National Automotive Recruitment Fair (Thursday 20 August 2020)
   
13/1/20 - 12:11   Trakm8 - telematics cuts Altrad Services' breakdowns and repair bill by £20,000 a year & reduces accident rate from 30% to 12.5%
   
13/1/20 - 12:03   Birmingham Transport Plan 2031 - cars could be banned from Birmingham City Centre
   
13/1/20 - 11:11   Allianz - strengthens motor trade team with three regional management appointments
   
13/1/20 - 11:08   Motofix Group - win BMW and MINI approval at Yeovil branch
   
13/1/20 - 10:54   Office for National Statistics (ONS) - UK GDP grew by 0.1% in the three months to November 2019
   
13/1/20 - 09:45   Automotive workers in "career confidence crisis" - majority feel better about their appearance than they do their job prospects
   
13/1/20 - 09:34   USA: The Floow - newly enhanced FloowFleet Connected Insurance Platform
   
11/1/20 - 08:16   Aston Martin - Chinese firm Geely (owners of Volvo and Lotus) considering investment in UK carmaker
   
10/1/20 - 14:08   The Independent Garage Association (IGA) - calls for fair use of apprenticeship levy to aid in the shortage of skilled technicians
   
10/1/20 - 13:59   Audi - testing exoskeletons for overhead tasks in assembly and paint shop
   
10/1/20 - 12:12   Adrian Flux - what women drive: the Vauxhall ADAM; 82% of quotes on the ADAM are for female drivers
   
10/1/20 - 11:55   Mercedes-Benz and Geely - establish global joint venture “smart Automobile" to produce all-electric Smart cars
   
10/1/20 - 11:35   Many cars now cost less per month than numerous mobile contracts - premium smartphones and tariff price hikes cost consumers more than ever
   
10/1/20 - 11:28   Motorpoint - Ford Fiesta was the best-selling model of 2019
   
10/1/20 - 11:19   Direct Line - 7,000 motorists a year stripped of their driving licence because THEY CAN'T SEE
   
10/1/20 - 11:06   JCT600 - dealer owned bodyshop group to take on another 40 apprentice technicians, and parts & service advisers this year
   
10/1/20 - 10:40   Pro-Align - wheel alignment "one of the most profitable services for workshops" typically offering profit margins c88%
   
10/1/20 - 10:04   Consumer Intelligence - cost of motor insurance 2.2% up over the past year; av motor premium (Nov 2018) was £820
   
10/1/20 - 09:25   Aldridge Accident and Repair Centre (AARC) - raise funds to produce and distribute 364 'Sleep Pods' for the homeless in West Midlands
   
10/1/20 - 09:15   Bodyshop Consulting IMI course - 'Bodyshop Management: getting result and making profit': Tuesday 4 Feb in Hertfordshire
   
09/1/20 - 14:15   Solus Accident Repair Group - TPS blog: 20% repairs at Solus are vehicles from the Volkswagen Group; recycled 25,003 bumpers in 2019
   
09/1/20 - 13:57   Gemini's new Glasgow bodyshop - check out the video of Gemini's "skate and slider system"
   
09/1/20 - 13:12   JCT600 - "veteran" Chesterfield car technician, Graham Ashmore, retires after 50 years
   
09/1/20 - 12:53   Audatex UK - the team’s official move into Solera’s new EMEA HQ in Bracknell
   
09/1/20 - 12:44   Axalta’s 2020 Global Automotive Colour of the Year - turquoise blue called 'Sea Glass'
   
09/1/20 - 12:32   ABI - trade credit insurers "providing a lifeline" to help businesses cope with record levels of bad debt
   
09/1/20 - 12:21   TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) - car market requires Government intervention to "steer on to a clear path"
   
09/1/20 - 12:09   Leven Cars Group - Edinburgh and Selkirk car dealership, repair and servicing business in administration
   
09/1/20 - 10:57   Germany: Volkswagen - 7km test track on German motorway (Autobahn 39) provides data to develop autonomous driving tech
   
09/1/20 - 10:34   ColourSpray Auto Services - bodyshop, MOT & service centre use TechMan garage management system to improve repair times & efficiency
   
09/1/20 - 10:25   Cambria - trading update: "currently in-line with expectations....well placed for 2020"
   
09/1/20 - 10:12   Ford - using humanoid robot 'Digit' for first-mile logistics and last-50-feet delivery
   
09/1/20 - 09:29   Belron Group (Autoglass and Autoglass BodyRepair) - appoints Humphrey Singer (ex Marks & Spencer & Dixons Carphone) as CFO
   
09/1/20 - 04:50   LKQ - sells its equity interests in two Czech wholesale automotive parts distributors to Swiss Automotive Group
   
08/1/20 - 14:10   esure - announces appointment of former Virgin Money Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Peter Bole (also ex Tesco & RBS), as its CFO
   
08/1/20 - 14:01   ACEA - 0.7% of all passenger cars on EU roads are hybrid EVs, 0.2% are battery electric, and plug-in hybrids PHEV account for 0.1%
   
08/1/20 - 13:45   Auto Body Professional - remember, you can read the Winter edition of ABP Club's magazine online
   
08/1/20 - 13:40   PPG - to acquire ICR (Industria Chimica Reggiana), an Italian refinish paint manufacturer whose brands include SPRINT
   
08/1/20 - 13:24   Euro NCAP’s - "Best of the Best of 2019" includes THREE Tesla vehicles; Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Subaru, Audi & Renault also make the list
   
08/1/20 - 13:01   RightIndem - Amanda Blanc (ex AXA and Zurich Insurance) joins AI and digital claims firm as non-executive Chair
   
08/1/20 - 12:38   WorldSkills UK squad: Body Repair: Graeme (Riverpark) & Matthew (Training 2000); Car Painting: Josh (NPTC) & Riverpark's Craig & Aubrey
   
08/1/20 - 12:10   Bosch - long-range lidar sensor that's "better than a pair of eyes" for automated driving
   
08/1/20 - 11:11   BCA - wins prestigious What Van? industry award
   
08/1/20 - 11:06   CitNOW - panel of judges for CitNOW’s Video Awards revealed
   
08/1/20 - 06:05   Aston Martin - "from a trading perspective, 2019 has been a very disappointing year...we failed to deliver the profits we planned"
   
07/1/20 - 14:20   EY UK on latest SMMT figures - new UK car sales rose in December, but 2019 still worst year for sales since 2013
   
07/1/20 - 14:13   Autoshield - "Wellbeing in the Workplace Workshops" for bodyshop sector
   
07/1/20 - 14:02   Hyundai Kona Electric - EV tops Which?’s inaugural products of the year review
   
07/1/20 - 13:56   ABP Recommended Business Service Provider: Glaisyers - named “Best Law Firm” in Manchester
   
07/1/20 - 13:28   "Autonomous vehicles will stretch the limits of liability" - interesting article from law firm, Kennedy's
   
07/1/20 - 13:12   Aviva - confirms Senior Independent Non-Executive Director role for George Culmer
   
07/1/20 - 12:31   FCA - proposals for data reforms across the UK financial sector to improve "market integrity" and "effective competition"
   
07/1/20 - 12:17   CES, Las Vegas: Sony - develops electric concept car: Vision S
   
07/1/20 - 12:07   Europcar Vans - data from Maintenance and Repair (SMR) service partnership with Rivus Fleet Solutions (formerly BT Fleet Solutions)
   
07/1/20 - 11:55   Volvo Cars - SUV success helps Volvo Cars break 700,000 car sales mark
   
07/1/20 - 11:37   Renault - developing service enabling automatic and secure interaction and communication between cars and connected objects @ home
   
07/1/20 - 11:22   Hyundai - the first Uber Elevate partner with manufacturing capabilities to mass produce Uber Air Taxis
   
07/1/20 - 10:20   Google Maps - now allows users to find EV charging points by plug type
   
07/1/20 - 10:05   Car Buyer Trust Index report - Mercedes-Benz tops list of UK’s most trusted car brands
   
07/1/20 - 09:59   SMMT - vehicle manufacturer market share data (2019 sales): Ford (10%), Volkswagen (9%), and Mercedes-Benz (7%)
   
06/1/20 - 13:33   Fuel prices as a result of the current Gulf crisis - what can UK drivers expect?
   
06/1/20 - 13:27   Gemini - Glasgow bodyshop - Gemini's 29th site and an esure sole supply site - opens on time
   
06/1/20 - 12:45   SMMT - Ford Fiesta was 2019's best selling new car in the UK
   
06/1/20 - 12:18   Revive! - mobile smart repair business named one of the top 15 franchises for 2020
   
06/1/20 - 11:28   Rye Street Group - independent bodyshop group make green pledge for 2020
   
06/1/20 - 11:18   ABP Club Women in Automotive (WinA) - industry survey to decide on "clear objective" for 2020
   
06/1/20 - 10:10   What Car? - reveals shortlist of 31 models battling for 2020 Car of the Year title
   
06/1/20 - 10:01   Brazil: Mercedes-Benz - invest 15 million Euro to build São Paulo test centre with Bosch; will also be available for other VMs
   
06/1/20 - 09:53   British Motor Show 2020 - visitors can win £1000 towards a new car at "UK's biggest car showroom"
   
06/1/20 - 09:49   Akzo Nobel - first to launch recycled paint; a matt emulsion called Dulux Evolve, containing 35% from waste left in thrown away paint tins
   
06/1/20 - 09:38   Ageas - publishes report on 'Modified Vehicles' to help drivers understand more about the insurance of modified vehicles
   
06/1/20 - 09:22   SMMT - demand for new cars at a six-year low; record year for zero emission cars: up +144.0% (but still just 1.6% market share)
   
06/1/20 - 09:21   SMMT - new car sales in 2019 fell 2.4% to 2.31m (lowest level since 2013); diesel down 22%; electric sales up 144% to just 38,000
   
06/1/20 - 09:13   Surge in world oil prices in December ends 4 months of falling petrol prices - 2020 unlikely to be good for drivers in terms of fuel costs
   
03/1/20 - 13:13   SEAT - 30% of parents will be late for work at least once a week because it takes ages to get kids into the car in the morning
   
03/1/20 - 13:07   Tesla – confirm 500th Supercharger station in Europe
   
03/1/20 - 13:02   A "high-flying" year - Zoe Marsden, Accounts Director, Panel Financial UK
   
03/1/20 - 12:47   “Enhancing our customer journey” - Skye Foster, Motofix Group Brand Experience Manager
   
03/1/20 - 12:36   Volkswagen - passes the mark of 250,000 electrified vehicles
   
03/1/20 - 12:36   Volkswagen - passes the mark of 250,000 electrified vehicles
   
03/1/20 - 12:13   Stan Palmer - Carlisle motor group operate new Suzuki franchise and workshop
   
03/1/20 - 11:59   17 out of 20 motoring offences are for speeding - 2.4 million speeding offences detected in 2018-19 in England and Wales
   
03/1/20 - 11:52   IRAdvocates - files forced cobalt mining child labour case against Apple, Alphabet, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla
   
03/1/20 - 11:47   Honcho (mobile app where insurers will bid for car insurance business) – hits 81% of crowdfunding target
   
03/1/20 - 10:49   RAC - expecting to be called out to around 12,000 breakdowns on Monday
   
03/1/20 - 10:24   Fix Auto Nottingham – bodyshop panel tech, Paul Eyre, wins wedding photographer competition
   
03/1/20 - 10:20   CitNOW - promotes Commercial Director, Carol Fairchild, to Chief Customer Officer role
   
03/1/20 - 10:12   "Insurer Vs Repairer" podcast - The Future of Insurance Human Business with Sam White
   
03/1/20 - 10:01   Solus - DeAnna Avis, National Customer Experience Manager at Solus ARC, named one of CXM's top 25 Customer Experience Professionals for 2019
   
03/1/20 - 09:28   EDSK - £1.2 billion wasted on ‘fake apprenticeships’, according to new Think Tank report
   
02/1/20 - 14:07   Car-O-Liner - PSA Group and Snap-on Equipment strike an agreement for alignment benches
   
02/1/20 - 13:16   Amanda Blanc (ex AXA and Zurich Insurance) - appointed as Welsh Rugby’s Professional Rugby Board's independent chair
   
02/1/20 - 12:27   AW Repair Group - "it's been a cracker of a year" says the UK's 15th largest independent bodyshop group
   
02/1/20 - 10:36   Fix Auto UK - promotes Regional Business Manager, Brett Wootton, to the role of Head of Operations for Fix Auto UK’s Acquired Sites.
   
02/1/20 - 10:18   Allianz - completes purchase of LV GIG (remaining 51%) for £1.078bn, and the General Insurance division of Legal & General
   
01/1/20 - 20:47   GT Motive - Richard Taylor, UK Business Director, announces his immediate departure; "I am moving on to my next challenge"
   
01/1/20 - 13:00   Carlos Ghosn - former Nissan chief, fees his $9m bail in Japan and escapes to Beirut in a musical instrument case
   
01/1/20 - 11:33   Government - National Living Wage up 6.5% to £8.72hr (£18,186yr) from 1 April 2020; National Minimum Wage for apprentices up 6.4% to £4.15hr
   
31/12/19 - 21:23   BMW Group - delivered as promised: Half a million electrified BMW Group vehicles already on the roads and many more to come
   
31/12/19 - 21:12   Auto Trader - UK’s most popular NEW car is a black Volkswagen Golf based on analysis of over 38 million NEW car ad views online
   
30/12/19 - 12:16   esure - Richard Hughes appointed as interim Head of Engineering and Network, Claims
   
30/12/19 - 12:08   Daily Mail - the 5 key things that will change over the next 10 years in the biggest evolution in motoring since the car was invented
   
28/12/19 - 13:12   New Year Honours List 2020 - winners include founder of Sabre Insurance and head of design at Land Rover
   
27/12/19 - 10:07   RAC - estimate 4.3 billion miles will be driven between Xmas and New Year to see friends and relatives
   
26/12/19 - 09:48   2020 - the year of the electric car, says the Guardian
   
23/12/19 - 20:11   Aviva - "boardroom row" over refusal of CEO, Maurice Tulloch, to break up company says Telegraph
   
23/12/19 - 20:06   LV= - appoint Mark Hartigan as CEO, replacing Richard Rowney who has left following sale of their general insurance business to Allianz
   
22/12/19 - 21:01   "The year of Moonwalk" - Josef Jones, Marketing Support & Communications Executive, Refinish UK & Ireland PPG
   
22/12/19 - 20:58   "Be the changemaker" - Raffaella Censi, Symach
   
22/12/19 - 20:54   "Delivering value and efficiency" - Steve Thompson, Director, Industry Insights
   
22/12/19 - 20:51   "Make a positive impact" - Bob Linwood, CEO, AutoRaise
   
22/12/19 - 20:48   "Engage with our repairer network" - Michael Golding, LV Network Manager
   
22/12/19 - 20:43   "Keep pace in our ongoing transformation" - Lauren Lavelle, Head of Experience, Steer Automotive Group
   
22/12/19 - 20:38   "Industry Leading Events" - Paul Dowling, Operations Director, ABP Club
   
22/12/19 - 20:27   "Push the Gemini Group forward" - Kim Pinheiro, Claims Manager, Gemini ARC
   
22/12/19 - 20:23   "A better world" - Victoria Turner, Commercial and Strategy Director, HastingsDirect
   
22/12/19 - 20:19   School of Thought and shopping for a practical car - Julie Eley, Automotive Compliance Specialist
   
22/12/19 - 20:17   Big birthdays and business profit - Christine Maskill, Managing Director, NCR Bodyshops
   
22/12/19 - 20:15   Wishing our ABP Club Members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
   
20/12/19 - 13:13   ABP Club Women in Automotive (WinA) - industry survey to decide on "clear objective" for 2020
   
20/12/19 - 13:06   National Accident Repair Group - with more than 450 bodyshop members, the 10-year-old Group tells ABP what's next for National
   
20/12/19 - 12:30   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production rises 9.8% in November, with 8,768 units built
   
20/12/19 - 12:27   JBR Capital (high-end vehicle finance) - Porsche is the top financed marque overall; average value of vehicles financed is £96K
   
20/12/19 - 12:21   ABP UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook - track the sales of new cars and vans over the last decade
   
20/12/19 - 11:55   Ford - only 39% are "excited" for autonomous vehicles to join the mainstream
   
20/12/19 - 11:50   EDAM Group - employees donating to Trussell Trust this Christmas
   
20/12/19 - 11:47   Andrew Bailey (current head of the Financial Conduct Authority) - appointed as new Governor of the Bank of England
   
20/12/19 - 10:41   Queen's Speech December 2019 - Brexit, immigration and changes to business rates
   
20/12/19 - 10:26   XVS (Xpress Vehicle Solutions) - talk strategy and "ambitious plans" in the new Auto Body Professional magazine
   
20/12/19 - 10:00   SMMT - double-digit fall for November UK car production; year-to-date car production drops -14.5%
   
20/12/19 - 09:17   Remit - secures two Investors in People awards
   
20/12/19 - 09:12   44% optometrists’ patients who require corrective lenses to drive don’t wear them - or have eyesight so poor they shouldn’t drive
   
20/12/19 - 09:04   Groupe Renault UK - Dealers of the Year 2019 awards at annual conference
   
19/12/19 - 23:28   Volkswagen brand - to launch 34 new models in 2020, including 12 SUVs as their transformation gathers pace
   
19/12/19 - 23:19   Jaguar Land Rover - acquire off-road performance specialist Bowler; becomes part of their Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division
   
19/12/19 - 22:29   Tradewise Insurance Company (TWI) - goes into "voluntary run-off" on 31 Dec; "all claims will be handled"
   
19/12/19 - 13:26   Palace Group (who bought Spraytech), XL Motors and Xpress Centres - three new entrants in the Independent Bodyshop Groups league table
   
19/12/19 - 13:19   PPG - future products and innovation at PPG's 'One Team' event
   
19/12/19 - 12:52   Aldridge Accident and Repair Centre (AARC) - raise funds to produce and distribute 364 'Sleep Pods' for the homeless in West Midlands
   
19/12/19 - 12:35   Miles Better Vehicle Solutions - BSI success and VM approvals for Surrey and Berkshire repairer and alloy wheel specialist
   
19/12/19 - 12:26   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - motorists warned to watch out for ‘Crash for Cash’ fraudsters when driving home for Christmas
   
19/12/19 - 12:01   Carlac - UK’s 9th largest paint distributor turns 50!
   
19/12/19 - 11:36   990 primary bodyshop have closed in the last 10 years
   
19/12/19 - 11:24   Power-Tec - rechargeable battery-powered plastic welder repair kit
   
19/12/19 - 11:13   Allianz - Anneke Graham appointed as SME portfolio manager and Mark Josephs is new SME insight manager
   
19/12/19 - 11:10   Vantage Leasing - higher repair & maintenance costs (up 9.2%) and parts (up 8.7%) contributing to Brexit impact on motor industry
   
19/12/19 - 10:57   AA - 74% of drivers would risk driving through flood water
   
19/12/19 - 10:53   TrustFord - 12 technicians from The Prince’s Trust offered permanent roles after successfully completing aftersales training programme
   
19/12/19 - 10:45   CBI's 2019 Employment Trends Survey (ETS) - 72% of firms see access to skills as a key current threat to UK competitiveness
   
19/12/19 - 10:32   Bodyshop profit margins: small changes, big differences in the bodyshop - Audatex in the latest edition of Auto Body Professional
   
19/12/19 - 09:57   12 days of Christmas driving - Continental Tyres warns of festive "traffic trouble"
   
19/12/19 - 09:27   Volkswagen Group UK - launches industry-first insurer website to promote approved repairer network
   
19/12/19 - 09:18   Want to fall in love with work again in 2020? - key areas you need to focus on if you work in automotive...
   
19/12/19 - 09:13   cap hpi - free myHPI 'virtual garage' app uses real-time data to generate live vehicle maintenance records
   
18/12/19 - 14:08   PPG - unveils 2019 automotive colour trends with blue (8%) in second place after neutrals (white, black, silver and grey)
   
18/12/19 - 14:00   Number of total loss vehicles continue to rise - 10-year trend data in the new ABP Yearbook
   
18/12/19 - 13:48   Car-O-Liner - launch the CBR2000, a professional, battery-driven riveting tool
   
18/12/19 - 13:37   The AIR Index - dirtiest parcel vans are 17 times more polluting than cleanest
   
18/12/19 - 13:09   Apollo Motor Group - the bodyshop group "on a mission" to recruit 60-65 apprentices
   
18/12/19 - 12:57   Average cost of paint up 6.8% - ABP’s exclusive analysis of Audatex estimates for the UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2019-2020
   
18/12/19 - 12:32   Groupe PSA (Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall/Opel) and FCA (Fiat Chrysler, Jeep, Alfa Romeo) - sign binding agreement for a 50/50 merger
   
18/12/19 - 11:28   Bodyshop premises for sale or lease in Aberdeen
   
18/12/19 - 11:14   Thatcham Research - comments on the "mixed results" for brands in final Euro NCAP safety ratings release of 2019
   
18/12/19 - 10:49   ABP Annual Convention and Night of Knight Awards - the 2019 Review is available to read online
   
18/12/19 - 10:32   What Car? - more than 70% of all new cars sold in the UK are bought on finance
   
18/12/19 - 10:10   Euro NCAP - 5 stars for Ford Puma, MG ZS EV, MG HS, Nissan Juke, VW Golf & Audi Q8; 3 stars for Aiways U5, VW up!, SEAT Mii & Škoda CITIGO
   
18/12/19 - 09:55   Kia and Hyundai - new VR design system (lets 20 people simultaneously work on design) to cut dev time by 20% & costs by 15%
   
18/12/19 - 09:47   Inflation rate - CPI unchanged at 1.5% for the 12 months to Nov
   
18/12/19 - 09:35   Renault - all new cars to be covered by five-year warranty
   
18/12/19 - 09:29   Volkswagen - introduces new remuneration model for 18,000 managers worldwide
   
18/12/19 - 09:18   Insure The Box - telematics insurer warns young drivers to "avoid the pitfalls of potholes"
   
18/12/19 - 09:11   Marshall Motor Holdings - trading update
   
18/12/19 - 09:09   Marshall Motor Holdings - acquire 8 Volkswagen Group dealers from Jardine plus other portfolio developments in 2019
   
18/12/19 - 09:08   S&G Response - Christmas appeal in aid of local children’s charity is a huge success; over 1,700 presents collected
   
17/12/19 - 13:59   Office for National Statistics - average basic pay up 3.5% in last 12 months to £26,622; average total pay (inc bonus) up 3.2% to £28,292
   
17/12/19 - 13:59   Office for National Statistics - employment rate reaches record high of 76.2%; unemployment rate falls to 3.8%
   
17/12/19 - 13:16   JCT600 - announces £8m investment in new Ferrari Leeds showroom and specialist repair centre
   
17/12/19 - 13:12   Average pre-tax profit margin for some of the UK's largest bodyshop groups has fallen to 5.48% (from 6.72% last year)
   
17/12/19 - 13:05   Thatcham Research - Richard Billyeald, Chief Technical Officer, talks ADAS to ABP
   
17/12/19 - 13:01   Venson Automotive Solutions - fleet management company awarded appointed provider status for YPO
   
17/12/19 - 12:57   TrustFord - UK's third largest dealer owned bodyshop group expands fleet and national logistics centre
   
17/12/19 - 12:50   L&I Eaton - 6th largest bodyshop group in the UK updates ABP Club on ambitious plans
   
17/12/19 - 12:48   Warranty Assist - John Highfield named new managing director for Intelligent Motoring group's warranty business
   
17/12/19 - 12:23   ABP UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2019-2020 - 'The industry Bible' is now online!
   
17/12/19 - 12:16   Auto Body Professional - Winter edition of ABP Club magazine is available to read online, NOW!
   
17/12/19 - 08:57   What Car? - motoring magazine's first-ever television advert airs 30 December
   
17/12/19 - 08:47   RAC - estimated 31.2m separate leisure journeys will be taken between today and Christmas Eve
   
17/12/19 - 08:29   Fix Auto Stevenage - reaches 10-year milestone with Fix Auto
   
17/12/19 - 08:20   AX - 112,000 cars stolen in UK in 2017-18, up by 50% in five years
   
17/12/19 - 02:49   Ireland - average cost of motor insurance has risen by 42% in last 10 years despite an overall reduction in number and cost of claims
   
16/12/19 - 14:12   Scuff N Scratch Solutions - Milton Keynes bodyshop collects toys for children’s ward at MK hospital
   
16/12/19 - 14:00   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - publish automated driving: ‘check-list’ for policy makers
   
16/12/19 - 13:36   BCA Bedford - new ‘Fast & Luxurious’ sale generates strong demand in the luxury and supercar sectors
   
16/12/19 - 13:27   BMW and Daimler's YOUR NOW car sharing JV - 90 million customers – up 44% since start of 2019
   
16/12/19 - 13:07   Morgan - 2020 will mark the end of production for the traditional steel chassis
   
16/12/19 - 13:03   The ABI - 'Five Reflections on the 2019 General Election' from Huw Evans, ABI Director General
   
16/12/19 - 12:49   Porsche - strengthens cross-industry initiative value balancing alliance
   
16/12/19 - 12:44   Volkswagen Group - Lewis Clarke from Bentley Motors in the UK is one of 49 apprentices in 'Best Apprentice Awards'
   
16/12/19 - 12:27   Volkswagen's 'Project Qatar Mobility’ - self-driving shuttles set to take Doha's local public transport "to the next level" in 2022
   
16/12/19 - 12:04   Mercedes-Benz Retail Group - promotes Angela Shepherd to UK CEO role
   
16/12/19 - 11:59   Solus - to open flagship bodyshop in Bolton
   
16/12/19 - 11:17   SEAT UK - promotes Sales Operations Manager, Craig Cavanagh, to Head of Fleet role
   
16/12/19 - 10:34   Allianz - reveals its unusual claims for 2019 (including cars stuck in cement and the World's worst valet driver)
   
16/12/19 - 10:08   Happy Birthday, Christine, Karl, and Steve! - THREE ABP Club repairer members celebrate their 60th birthdays!
   
13/12/19 - 14:03   Nationwide Accident Repair Services – announces further growth in its strategic relationship with Admiral Insurance
   
13/12/19 - 13:52   Ben - raises £87,000 at annual Christmas ball
   
13/12/19 - 13:36   Direct Line - average SME insurance claim exceeds the monthly net profit of 45% of the UK’s SMEs
   
13/12/19 - 13:29   By Miles - launches connected car insurance policy for Tesla drivers
   
13/12/19 - 13:21   UK General Election: SMMT - "look forward to working with the new government at this critical time for the automotive industry"
   
13/12/19 - 13:17   Ford - releases 2020 Global Trend Report
   
13/12/19 - 12:10   Motorpoint - 70% of motorists agree with EU plans to install breathalysers in new cars from 2022
   
13/12/19 - 12:05   UK General Election: ABI - "urgent challenges" facing newly elected government where the ABI "can help deliver much-needed reform"
   
13/12/19 - 11:57   UK General Election: ACSO - government must take the concerns of people in the Midlands, North and North East "more seriously"
   
13/12/19 - 11:02   What Car? - take on Kilimanjaro challenge to raise money for Ben
   
13/12/19 - 10:57   China AV infrastructure set to "redefine motor insurance" - large-scale autonomous vehicle adoption will be a reality in two to three years.
   
13/12/19 - 10:34   CarGurus: study - millennials have most faith in the car industry; women trust automotive industry less than men
   
13/12/19 - 10:25   Daimler - begins 3D printing of bus parts
   
13/12/19 - 10:17   This Is Money report: telematics tech - "mystery crashes and bogus speeding claims"
   
13/12/19 - 09:48   UK General Election: Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - majority government brings hope of stability to small firms
   
13/12/19 - 09:42   Direct Line & Audi - 3-year fixed price car insurance now available
   
13/12/19 - 09:35   Oxbotica and ZF - sign a memorandum of understanding to work jointly on self-driving vehicle system solutions
   
12/12/19 - 14:17   (repost from Forum) Panel Financial - some repairers have signed contracts that mean they are getting paid 102 days after invoicing
   
12/12/19 - 14:16   (repost from Forum) Panel Financial - some repairers have signed contracts that mean they are getting paid 102 after invoicing
   
12/12/19 - 14:08   Sainsbury’s Bank Car Insurance - one in seven drivers experienced a car breakdown, road incident or a near miss last December
   
12/12/19 - 13:58   Autovista Group report - UK Election: What about the automotive industry?
   
12/12/19 - 13:48   Elite Insurance Company - motor and Gap insurance provider in administration
   
12/12/19 - 13:35   LV= - Richard Rowney steps down as chief executive of LV=
   
12/12/19 - 13:22   ABP Club Women in Automotive at Emtec - Steer Automotive Group and BMW lead sessions at fantastic final meeting of 2019 in Nottingham
   
12/12/19 - 12:02   Monday 16 December is the most likely day in December to have an accident - with the second highest number of accidents for the entire year
   
12/12/19 - 11:29   Smart Bodyshop, Basingstoke - joins bodyshop network as Fix Auto Basingstoke
   
12/12/19 - 10:32   Nationwide - 13 'Class of 2019' bodyshop apprentices graduate
   
12/12/19 - 10:15   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - RSA’s UK & International Chief Claims Officer, Karl Helgesen, appointed as Chair
   
12/12/19 - 10:07   NMDA - 6,004 new motorcycles registered in November, down -2.4% or 147 less units vs same period last year
   
12/12/19 - 09:59   Allianz Insurance - appoints David Richards (ex MS Amlin and Direct Line) as director of IT for UK business
   
12/12/19 - 00:37   Thatcham Research - reveal the 10 safest new cars launched in 2019; form shortlist for What Car? Safety Award
   
11/12/19 - 15:48   LKQ Corporation - appoint Xavier Urbain to Board of Directors; he brings "significant global expertise in supply chain and logistics"
   
11/12/19 - 14:13   Enterprise - Chrissy Taylor named Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Holdings
   
11/12/19 - 14:04   Ancaster Group - partners with BCA for its used car programme
   
11/12/19 - 13:58   Selsia - Fleet Partnership Solutions strategic partnership
   
11/12/19 - 12:52   Comparethemarket - motor premiums in December are £75 higher than the rest of the year
   
11/12/19 - 12:40   ChipsAway - Bangers4Ben 2019 entry raises over £1k for Charity
   
11/12/19 - 12:30   ETSC- zero tolerance could help prevent up to 5,000 alcohol-linked road deaths a year in the EU (UK currently has highest standard limit)
   
11/12/19 - 12:07   Standox - growing popularity of classic car restoration and how refinishers can "make the most" of this specialist servoce
   
11/12/19 - 09:03   Copart - rapid recovery of over 100 flood-damaged vehicles from South Yorkshire during Rotherham floods
   
11/12/19 - 08:50   Hella - urges workshops to invest in rear cam calibration kits
   
11/12/19 - 07:14   Saga - appoint Euan Sutherland (ex Superdry and Co-op) as Group Chief Executive Officer, to replace Lance Batchelor who is retiring
   
11/12/19 - 00:05   UK Energy Research Centre - The demand for sports utility vehicles (SUVs) is threatening the UK’s attempts to clean up the transport sector
   
10/12/19 - 15:06   FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) - has issued fines worth £391m so far in 2019, up 550% on last year
   
10/12/19 - 14:58   Apprenticeship Levy - 45% of the companies covered by the "tax" launched in April 2017 have yet to spend any of the money in their levy pot
   
10/12/19 - 14:53   DfE (Department for Education) - no of apprenticeship starts for young people (under 19 years old) continues to fall
   
10/12/19 - 14:24   Horwich Farrelly and Aviva - achieve record breaking fraud results with 10 cases of "Fundamental Dishonesty" saving £100,000 for insurer
   
10/12/19 - 14:11   NFU Mutual Insurance - appoint Paul Branch as head of claims, replacing Jon Cawley who left this summer
   
10/12/19 - 14:00   MarketFinance - 39% of invoices from SMEs were paid late in 2019; average 45-day agreed payment term paid in 68 days
   
10/12/19 - 13:59   Drive Vauxhall - OverDrive Awards Evening 2019
   
10/12/19 - 13:50   comparethemarket - drivers are charged an average of £338 extra for waiting until the last minute to switch insurance
   
10/12/19 - 13:36   cap hpi - urge motorists to be aware of the dangers of buying flood and water damaged vehicles with temptingly low price tags
   
09/12/19 - 20:34   Fix Auto UK - acquires Fix Auto Barnsley and Fix Auto Crawley
   
09/12/19 - 17:52   Theo - in car distraction leads to 7 road fatalities a month
   
09/12/19 - 15:13   SYNETIQ - "Intelligent Solutions": how SYNETIQ protects property and reputation efficiently
   
09/12/19 - 13:22   SUVs outselling electric cars, UK Energy Research Centre report shows - RAC comment
   
09/12/19 - 13:16   Direct Line - sharp rise in theft of high-end cars; number of premium brand cars stolen across the UK has more than doubled in past 5 years
   
09/12/19 - 12:47   AA - drivers "underwhelmed" by General Election promises; trials of Driverless cars on public roads are top "bad idea"
   
09/12/19 - 12:33   Venson - provides practical advice on keeping electric vehicles moving this winter (worth sharing with bodyshop customers with EVs)
   
09/12/19 - 12:12   JOINING INSTRUCTIONS: ABP Club's Women in Automotive meeting at Emtec tomorrow (Tuesday 10th December 2019) - postcode: NG11 6JZ
   
09/12/19 - 11:51   The FLA’s Priorities for 2020 – an agenda for the incoming Government
   
09/12/19 - 11:48   Allianz Insurance - named in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List
   
09/12/19 - 11:46   ChipsAway Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary at Annual Conference and Awards Dinner
   
09/12/19 - 11:18   Glass’s - Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian is the Used Van Hero for December 2019
   
09/12/19 - 11:09   Bloodhound - Ian Warhurst, Bloodhound LSR CEO, is Top Gear’s ‘Man of the Year’
   
09/12/19 - 10:56   Over 72,000 people visited WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, careers and apprenticeships event, over three days
   
09/12/19 - 10:50   Fear of unexpected repairs puts 3.8m drivers off getting their car serviced
   
09/12/19 - 10:39   BVRLA - industry "calls for certainty" with Plug-In Grants
   
09/12/19 - 10:15   Zap-Map - comprehensive EV charge point database covering more than 95% of all chargers now available on Google Assistant
   
09/12/19 - 09:50   Aston Martin - opens new manufacturing facility at St Athan in Wales creating 750 new jobs; the Aston Martin DBX SUV will be built here
   
06/12/19 - 12:21   Euro Car Parts' Auto Education Academy Technical Bulletin - Peugeot problems: troublesome 207 tech tips revealed
   
06/12/19 - 12:03   ABP Club Training Hub: claim your free GDPR repairer course through Peritus ‘IMPROVE’
   
06/12/19 - 11:30   SsangYong - new dealer: Broadstone Cars in Bridgnorth, Shropshire
   
06/12/19 - 11:25   SMMT - UK new van market down -9.6% in November
   
06/12/19 - 11:15   Europcar - staff make it child’s play for KidsOut Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ campaign
   
06/12/19 - 11:11   Ford - blue is popular colour choice, esp for small and medium size cars
   
06/12/19 - 11:04   Sophus3's EV Index - how ready is the world for electric vehicles?
   
06/12/19 - 10:19   U-Pol - celebrates winning the BCF's Marketing Campaign of the Year Award
   
06/12/19 - 10:05   IMI evening event with Salvage Wire - "dealing safely & legally with end-of-life vehicles & spares"
   
06/12/19 - 09:54   Inzura - UK-based InsurTech opens offices in Thailand and Singapore, appoints Business Development Dir & develops MCE Insurance app
   
06/12/19 - 09:42   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association - replacing traffic signals with roundabouts significantly improves safety of road junctions
   
06/12/19 - 09:37   WorldSkills UK - celebrates the 400 young volunteers
   
05/12/19 - 14:38   Euro Car Parts - growing market for subframe and axle replacements for bodyshops
   
05/12/19 - 14:17   ABP Club Women in Automotive - meeting at Emtec next week is fully booked; please email if you wish to attend to go on the waiting list
   
05/12/19 - 14:16   Recruitment for automotive roles slows down 13.8% in the run up to the general election
   
05/12/19 - 14:12   Three penalty points added to your licence increases insurance costs by £209 per year
   
05/12/19 - 14:08   Ford and McDonald’s - converting coffee bean skin into car parts
   
05/12/19 - 13:55   Blue Badges - 2.29 million blue badges in use; 4.1% of the population
   
05/12/19 - 13:48   Comparethemarket - the electric vehicle "boom"
   
05/12/19 - 13:45   SMMT - record demand for alternatively fuelled cars in November; record market share of 10.2%
   
05/12/19 - 13:40   Optal - on average, FTSE 350 organisations misdirect payments worth £3m each year, while a massive £40 billion is paid late
   
05/12/19 - 13:35   96% of British drivers could make their Christmas travels on a single charge in the full-electric Peugeot e-208 (217-mile range)
   
05/12/19 - 11:56   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - "building operational resilience": impact tolerances for important business services
   
05/12/19 - 11:51   The Parts Alliance - Winter Trade Show praised by customers as “a fantastic opportunity”
   
05/12/19 - 10:21   Tracker and NG Bailey - partner to reduce driver-related incidents by nearly two thirds
   
05/12/19 - 10:08   ERS (Equity Red Star) - appoint Amanda Blanc (ex Axa and Zurich) as non-exec director and chair
   
05/12/19 - 09:59   CitNOW - supports Autocar's Drivers of Change initiative
   
05/12/19 - 09:38   Fix Auto Dagenham - bodyshop takes on first apprentices supported by Enterprise Rent-A-Car levy transfer initiative
   
05/12/19 - 09:27   Symach - new UVA-LEDtronic technology can dry 1st coat in 20 seconds and 2nd coat in 40 seconds
   
04/12/19 - 14:15   Thatcham Research - the impact of future technology on our roads *** and in bodyshops ***
   
04/12/19 - 13:55   ABP Club Women in Automotive - meeting at Emtec next week is fully booked; please email if you wish to attend to go on the waiting list
   
04/12/19 - 13:49   Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance - Senior Vice President, Business Development, Hadi Zablit promoted to Alliance General Secretary role
   
04/12/19 - 13:32   DMN Logistics - personal leasing end of contract inspections specialist offers advice to drivers on how to avoide end of term fines
   
04/12/19 - 13:24   Hyundai - Smart Mobility 'Device' will "expand beyond automobiles" to include Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) and 'Service' ownership products
   
04/12/19 - 12:53   Insurance Innovators - risk prevention, rather than compensation, will become core of motorinsurance offering in 2023
   
04/12/19 - 12:28   LV=General Insurance - M62 crash for cash fraudsters sentenced after conflicting interviews exposed plot
   
04/12/19 - 12:27   LV=General Insurance - M62 crash for cash fraudsters sentenced after conflicting interviews exposed crash for cash plot
   
04/12/19 - 11:33   Millers Oils - renews partnership with Ginetta GT4 Supercup ahead of 2020 race season
   
04/12/19 - 11:30   RAC Foundation - more than 600,000 unlicensed vehicles on UK’s roads
   
04/12/19 - 11:26   Audatex UK - contact details for new office
   
04/12/19 - 10:11   RAC - November makes it four months of lower petrol prices
   
04/12/19 - 10:04   Thatcham Research - latest EuroNCAP testing includes 12 cars; Tesla Model X & Porsche Taycan receive five-star Euro NCAP ratings, but....
   
04/12/19 - 09:45   ‘Loyalty penalty’ super-complaint - will publish update on progress made in January
   
04/12/19 - 09:32   Bentley - starts work on new engineering test centre at Crewe HQ
   
03/12/19 - 14:09   TRACKER and Auto Capital - enable "automated intelligence" for commercial vehicle customers
   
03/12/19 - 13:57   Volvo Car UK - Volvo-trained technicians at local workshops can check and prepare fleet vehicles for winter driving
   
03/12/19 - 13:53   Volkswagen and Tesco free EV charging network, Amps up, as over 100 stores rolled out
   
03/12/19 - 13:29   Formula 1 - working with Amazon to develop next generation race car for 2021 racing season
   
03/12/19 - 12:35   eBUYgumm.co.uk - auction-type website allows repairers to sell unwanted car parts without any fees
   
03/12/19 - 12:10   AW Group - listed in Top 200 Fastest Growing Business in East Midlands
   
03/12/19 - 11:57   Ben - Industry Survey 2019 now open for responses from automotive industry people
   
03/12/19 - 11:18   Aviva - Amanda Blanc (ex Axa and Zurich) appointed as non-exec director; Glyn Barker and Claudia Arney retire from board
   
03/12/19 - 11:06   Drive System Design - project to optimise EV power density, efficiency and cost through advanced materials scalable to high volume
   
03/12/19 - 10:48   Daimler - aims to cut thousands of jobs worldwide by the end of 2022 in a bid to be more competitive in an electric vehicle-driven market
   
03/12/19 - 10:20   CameraMatics - when it comes to accidents involving commercial vehicles and their drivers, it’s very much ‘guilty until proven innocent’
   
03/12/19 - 10:09   Volvo - signs connected car deal with Avanci
   
03/12/19 - 10:01   USA: PPG - receives Gold Rating in corporate social responsibility from EcoVadis ranking PPG among top 5% of companies evaluated
   
03/12/19 - 09:20   ICB (Finch) - rebranded as Verlingue (specialist high net worth motor insurance) and will merge with Finch from Jan 2020
   
02/12/19 - 14:07   Sopp+Sopp - AGL’s commercial and fleet specialist moves to new Peterborough office
   
02/12/19 - 14:05   Auto Express - "the Great British car insurance write-off scandal - insurers working with DVLA to close gaps"
   
02/12/19 - 13:58   Which? Amazon and eBay safety issues (inc a fabric car seat, illegal in the UK) spark call for stronger regulation of marketplaces
   
02/12/19 - 13:48   British Coatings Federation - announces winners of 10th anniversary coatings industry awards
   
02/12/19 - 13:36   Axa UK - CEO Claudio Gienal gives his thoughts on an exciting new chapter for AXA UK, the implementation of their ‘Beyond 2020’ strategy
   
02/12/19 - 13:27   Tevva Motors - eTruck tech company confirms EV commercial vehicle series production will start in 2020
   
02/12/19 - 13:17   Europcar - 20% increase in van hire from firms operating across the North East
   
02/12/19 - 13:09   Xpress Centres - feature at number 5 in the annual Sunday Times "Fast Track 100"
   
02/12/19 - 13:03   Allianz - partners with on-demand insurtech, Dinghy, to provide freelancer cover
   
02/12/19 - 12:57   Thatcham Research - What Car? Awards 2020 Technology category entries announced; criteria includes 'making cars more repairable'
   
02/12/19 - 11:19   Euro Car Parts - refinishers from 70 bodyshops and garages attend Workshop Solutions’ bodyshop event
   
02/12/19 - 10:22   Carlac - celebrates 50th anniversary
   
02/12/19 - 10:08   Express article - "Warning! New research shows motorists at risk from purchasing false parts for used cars"
   
02/12/19 - 09:55   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - 'DriveTribe' interview: "from an insurance perspective, we are entering a new era"
   
02/12/19 - 09:44   CitNOW Video Awards 2019 - Lancaster, Lookers, Arnold Clark, Farnell, TrustFord and Baylis shortlised for Best Workshop CitNOW Video
   
02/12/19 - 09:24   Ford - UK police to trial 105mph all-wheel drive Ford Ranger Raptor
   
29/11/19 - 15:49   Northgate and Redde to merge - new company "Redde Northgate plc" will be 54% owned by Northgate shareholders and 46% by Redde shareholders
   
29/11/19 - 14:18   Gemini apprentice Matthew Turner - 'Highly Commended' at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 for Rising Star of the Year
   
29/11/19 - 14:14   Selsia - to spotlight major cost reductions for fleets at 2020 GBFE
   
29/11/19 - 14:11   ABP Club Women in Automotive meeting: Tuesday 10 December at Emtec, Nottingham - REGISTER NOW!
   
29/11/19 - 14:06   Fix Auto UK - launches an interest free finance scheme to help customers fund their vehicle repairs
   
29/11/19 - 13:21   C & D Services - secured Kia approval
   
29/11/19 - 13:13   Hyundai - busts 10 electric vehicle myths
   
29/11/19 - 12:33   Consumer Intelligence - insurance price comparison websites where multiple brands or products are "strategically deployed"
   
29/11/19 - 12:12   Thatcham Research - 'Influencing the car security war' article
   
29/11/19 - 11:41   CBI/Pearson 2019 Education and Skills Survey report - 45% of employers value academic and technical qualifications equally
   
29/11/19 - 11:11   Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) - HSBC and Santander to refund business and personal banking customers after CMA action
   
29/11/19 - 11:02   RAC - 68% of drivers say removing hard shoulders on motorways is dangerous
   
29/11/19 - 10:49   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - consults on changes to Senior Managers Regime (applies to FCA-regulated firms from December)
   
29/11/19 - 10:28   Admiral - snacks and drinks cost 117% more on average at a motorway service station than the same supermarket items
   
29/11/19 - 07:38   TDN Group - invest £1 million in first of 25 Axiom repair centres in Peterborough following investment from US firm, The 300 Group
   
29/11/19 - 00:31   Thatcham Research - reveals the top ten innovations breaking new ground in automotive technology
   
28/11/19 - 21:04   Admiral - snacks and drinks cost 117% more on average than the same supermarket items
   
28/11/19 - 20:42   Markerstudy - reach agreement with QIC (Qatar Insurance Company) on loan restructure
   
28/11/19 - 20:05   MS Amlin - 19th largest motor insurance company announces new operating model and senior leadership team
   
28/11/19 - 15:54   NFU Mutual and RAC - drivers unprepared for winter breakdowns; 62% have broken down but are more likely to carry umbrella than safety equip
   
28/11/19 - 14:23   What Car? - announces the long list for 23 categories in the Car of the Year Awards 2020
   
28/11/19 - 14:18   ABP Club Women in Automotive - Women & Leadership International (WLI) funding of up to £2,500 for automotive sector women available
   
28/11/19 - 14:09   Motorpoint - teams up with Motorpoint Arena Nottingham to launch designated driver incentive for live music fans
   
28/11/19 - 14:02   insurethebox - 5bn miles of driving data shows ‘personalised’ telematics policies save young motorists up to 38% at first year renewal
   
28/11/19 - 13:58   ABP Club Women in Automotive -BIG plans for 2020 will be announced at our next meeting (Tuesday 10 December at Emtec)
   
28/11/19 - 13:52   Fitch Ratings: forecast underwriting losses for UK motor insurance in 2020, as rising claim costs substantially outpace premium increases.
   
28/11/19 - 13:14   ALL the photos from the Convention and #NightofKnights are online (and on our Facebook page) to view and download... FOR FREE!
   
28/11/19 - 13:07   Admiral - wins consumer voted 'Best Motor Insurance' provider at The Money Pages Personal Finance Awards
   
28/11/19 - 12:51   ABP Club Training Hub: Crash Assessor UK - becomes first customer of Peritus ‘IMPROVE’
   
28/11/19 - 11:51   The Fellowship of the Motor Industry (FMI) - funding a 2020 achievers award bursary, supporting learning and development in the sector
   
28/11/19 - 11:43   Gemini ARC - to replace all plastic seat covers and steering wheel covers at Gemini bodyshops with reusable, washable nylon seat covers
   
28/11/19 - 09:54   Trakm8 - connected car tech can now help prevent breakdowns, boost enhance residual values & improve service & maintenance regime
   
28/11/19 - 09:42   Euro Car Parts - warns repairers against "dangerous and costly mistake" if you fail to recalibrate ADAS systems
   
27/11/19 - 15:43   InAutomotive - average paint tech earns £26,773; average body tech salary is £26,297
   
27/11/19 - 15:34   IGA - new garage guide "to improve ADAS awareness"
   
27/11/19 - 15:31   esure - appoints Roy Jubraj, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer; Caroline Smith, Chief People Officer & Na Zhou, Chief Data Officer
   
27/11/19 - 13:06   ABI - Yorkshire and Midlands flood damage payouts set to top £100 million
   
27/11/19 - 12:02   TrustFord - awarded GoodCorporation Accreditation
   
27/11/19 - 11:55   Amberon - Traffic Management Provider cuts fuel bills by 10%, reduces accidents by 45% and transforms driver psychology with Lightfoot
   
27/11/19 - 11:40   CarGurus.co.uk - popular electric cars have appreciated in value during 2019, bucking industry trends
   
27/11/19 - 11:37   Remit and Rowen Small from Apollo Motor Group Cheltenham - Level 3 body repair apprentice at the WorldSkills UK final
   
27/11/19 - 09:41   SMMT - tariffs would "decimate" UK manufacturing, with 1.5 million vehicles lost by 2024 at a cost of £42.7 billion
   
27/11/19 - 09:35   Autocar - 'Drivers of Change' initiative launched to attract new talent to the UK automotive industry (technology, digital and retail)
   
27/11/19 - 09:25   Cromax - Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP teams up with Official Sponsor, Cromax, for 2020 wall calendar
   
27/11/19 - 09:18   Vantage Leasing - Police cuts coincide with highest drink-drive spike since 2010; Christmas period sees >20% spike in drink-drive accidents
   
27/11/19 - 03:19   Women in Insurance awards - held for the first time last night; full list all 22 winners and all the finalists
   
27/11/19 - 03:16   Women in Insurance awards - held for the first time last night; full list of the 19 winners and all the finalists
   
26/11/19 - 14:06   GoCompare - becomes first comparison website to join Cifas
   
26/11/19 - 14:02   MORE TH>N - 28% drivers surveyed have had an accident/near miss as a result of an in-car distraction; av £472 to repair post-accident (RSA)
   
26/11/19 - 13:55   German car manufacturers (BMW, Volkswagen Group and Daimler) fined €100 million for anticompetitive practices in the purchase of steel
   
26/11/19 - 13:37   ThingCo's Theo - "Don’t buy a dashcam this Christmas – buy Theo the smart in-car companion that sees, senses and talks"
   
26/11/19 - 13:05   Insurance Fraud Bureau - ghost broker makes £90,000 by providing drug gang with dodgy insurance for 59 vehicles
   
26/11/19 - 12:55   Arnold Clark's Girls with Skills apprenticeship programme - GTG's first all-female bodyshop apprentice training group
   
26/11/19 - 12:50   Arnold Clark's Girls with Skills apprenticeship programme - GTG's first all-female bodyshop apprentice training group
   
26/11/19 - 12:20   HELLA UK - announces new UK Managing Director, Neil Grant (former financial director)
   
26/11/19 - 12:00   TomTom Telematics - officially renamed Webfleet Solutions
   
26/11/19 - 11:53   The Auto Education Academy (Euro Car Parts’ training division) - Technical Teaser: Ford fuel failure for the C-Max
   
26/11/19 - 11:40   Consumer Intelligence - 89% of drivers say they are willing to pay for at least one add-on policy with their motor insurance
   
26/11/19 - 11:31   Indeed - Rolls-Royce (#13), RBS (#21) and Arnold Clark (#25) named in the top 25 best employers in the UK
   
26/11/19 - 10:47   The Motor Ombudsman - new online search function to find garages that service and repair electric vehicles (EVs)
   
26/11/19 - 10:20   AXA - the "unsung hero" promoting gender equality in the boardroom
   
26/11/19 - 09:57   What Car? - AA ranked as Britain’s best breakdown provider; RAC found to repair most cars by the roadside
   
26/11/19 - 09:40   AX - 112,000 cars stolen in UK in 2017-18, up by 50% in 5 years; thieves using WhatsApp groups to plan crime
   
26/11/19 - 08:06   Gemini Edinburgh - win accident repair centre of the year award at the Scottish Corporate Livewire Awards
   
26/11/19 - 08:05   Gemini - acquire new start-up site in Glasgow; becomes their 29th site
   
25/11/19 - 14:16   Europcar - major new van rental site opens in Sheffield
   
25/11/19 - 14:14   Libby Price, Gemini Accident Repair - winner of WorldSkills UK's Diversity & Inclusion Heroes #'Role Model' Award
   
25/11/19 - 14:11   IAG (Insurance Australia Group) - to acquire MotorServe business offering wide range of services inc servicing and mechanical repair
   
25/11/19 - 14:09   Uber - loses licence to operate in London but will continue to operate during appeal period
   
25/11/19 - 13:24   insurethebox - distracted drivers contributed to a total of 3,070 accidents in the last year
   
25/11/19 - 13:02   OECD Economic Outlook - weak global trade and investment threaten long-term growth
   
25/11/19 - 12:43   Renault - "class-leading" predicted Residual Values (RVs) of up to 42% for electric vehicle, ZOE
   
25/11/19 - 12:05   iRG - 12 new bodyshop apprentices join iRG; studying on block release at Newport College (Coleg Gwent)
   
25/11/19 - 11:58   ABP Club Women in Automotive - have YOUR say on the relaunched group's plans for 2020 at our next meeting (Tuesday 10 December at Emtec)
   
25/11/19 - 11:39   Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) car - Mission Accomplished! 0 to 628mph in 50 seconds
   
25/11/19 - 11:33   'The Journal' from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - the impact of autonomous vehicles on the insurance sector
   
25/11/19 - 11:15   Insurance Ireland - calls for personal injury reform to address "real effects of claims inflation"
   
25/11/19 - 10:25   CV Library - 66% of us are up and planning the work day at 6am
   
25/11/19 - 10:03   Autoglass Calibration Roadshows for bodyshops - STILL TIME TO REGISTER for dates in December
   
25/11/19 - 09:58   RAC - launch first ever RAC-branded child car seat
   
25/11/19 - 09:35   Robins & Day Peugeot Maidstone - new, relocated dealership and workshop
   
25/11/19 - 01:15   Insurance Times Awards - full list of all 32 winners (plus finalists) from Friday night's awards ceremony
   
25/11/19 - 01:00   Caversham Coachworks - newly introduced 'residents only' parking on all roads around their site cause problems for the business
   
24/11/19 - 01:52   WorldSkills UK - Matthew Sutton from Abbots Car Repairs wins gold in Body Repair; Craig Kennedy from Howell ARC, wins gold in Refinishing
   
23/11/19 - 13:34   Gemini - apprentice Libby Price wins Role Model of the Year at inaugural WorldSkills UK Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards
   
22/11/19 - 13:55   Zurich - partners with Applied Systems for motor premium pricing
   
22/11/19 - 13:43   AA Insurance Services - catalytic converter thefts up tenfold in 2019
   
22/11/19 - 12:02   PPG's Melvyn “Ginger” Ward - colour matcher at the Automotive Refinish site in Stowmarket celebrates 60 years at PPG
   
22/11/19 - 11:41   MG Cannon - 20 Customer Advisors and Drivers from 6 bodyshop sites attend Customer Experience Conference
   
22/11/19 - 11:29   Car-O-Liner - "proud" to be the Official Sponsors at WorldSkills UK 2019
   
22/11/19 - 11:10   Volvo Car UK - benefit from "massive military veterans talent pool" as it looks to take on 150 new technicians next year
   
22/11/19 - 10:55   iRG - 7th largest independent bodyshop group invest heavily in automotive sector apprentices
   
22/11/19 - 10:34   AkzoNobel - new ColorSurfaces OEM range from Akzo's Automotive and Specialty Coatings
   
22/11/19 - 10:18   RAC Report on Motoring - 49% drivers say the pothole problem on local roads is getting worse
   
22/11/19 - 10:12   LexisNexis - "the new automotive-insurance relationship that is going to be necessary"
   
22/11/19 - 09:43   Synetiq - one of just 25 UK companies recognised by Elite Future Shapers programme
   
21/11/19 - 13:31   The Vella Group - cuts 2 days from repair time across 6 bodyshop sites with new replacement vehicle programme from Enterprise
   
21/11/19 - 13:15   GoCompare - appoints Seb Chakraborty as Chief Technology Officer
   
21/11/19 - 13:08   Jail and driving ban for valeter after "drunken rampage" that caused £46k damage to brand new cars at dealer
   
21/11/19 - 12:58   GEM Motoring Assist - warns drivers about (legal) drug driving
   
21/11/19 - 12:54   Sytner Group - new Middlesex site - Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover Sunbury - due to open in 2020
   
21/11/19 - 12:30   Allianz - partners with Microsoft to "digitally transform" the insurance industry
   
21/11/19 - 12:26   Kwik Fit - speed awareness courses have greatest impact in reducing number of drivers committing further speed offences
   
21/11/19 - 12:24   SEAT - new 'Urban Mobility' strategic business unit to launch electric scooter
   
21/11/19 - 12:04   Chasing Perfect - Documentary film about Frank Stephenson, designer behind MINI, Fiat 500 and McLaren P1, on Netflix
   
21/11/19 - 11:57   Vehicle excise duty evasion statistics: 2019 - estimated rate of unlicensed vehicles in traffic in the UK was 1.6% (down from 1.8%)
   
21/11/19 - 11:37   Direct Line - trading update: motor claims inflation experience within expectations; launch of group's 6 key strategic objectives
   
21/11/19 - 10:47   First Central Insurance - Mercedes-Benz A-Class tops list of "top 10 safest cars of 2019"
   
21/11/19 - 10:34   Autoglass - new own-brand windscreen wiper blade range
   
21/11/19 - 10:09   Auto Windscreens - offer drop in sessions to help staff offset their personal motoring and transport CO2 footprint
   
21/11/19 - 09:34   Veoneer - joins Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) to speed autonomous driving vehicle development
   
21/11/19 - 02:10   Aviva - new structure with 5 divisions; "stronger, simpler, better"; focus now on 3 strategic priorities
   
20/11/19 - 19:58   Motofix Group - gain Volkswagen Group approval at Northampton repair site; 6th Motofix bodyshop to join the VWG network
   
20/11/19 - 14:07   ABP Club Women in Automotive meeting: Tuesday 10 December at Emtec, Nottingham - REGISTER NOW!
   
20/11/19 - 13:45   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - updates guidance on fees and commissions to brokers, intermediaries and supply chain distribution
   
20/11/19 - 13:13   TrustFord - new Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre opens in Colchester; second that has TrustFord behind it as the franchisee
   
20/11/19 - 11:33   The IMI - Industry body champions the next generation of automotive talent #WSUKLIVE
   
20/11/19 - 10:29   Morelli Group - sponsor WorldSkills UK event for eighth year running
   
20/11/19 - 10:19   USA: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) - "inadequate safety culture" contributed to Uber automated test vehicle crash
   
20/11/19 - 10:17   USA: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) - "inadequate safety culture" contributed to Uuber automated test vehicle crash
   
20/11/19 - 10:03   All new cars must have the facility to fit a built-in breathalyser from 2022
   
20/11/19 - 09:44   Copart - tackling waste with 1,000 eco-friendly refillable water bottles for staff
   
19/11/19 - 13:43   Allianz article - 'Green Parts' and sustainable solutions in vehicle repair'
   
19/11/19 - 13:30   Saga - appoint Cheryl Agius (ex Legal & General) as CEO of Insurance and Gilles Normand (ex Covéa) as Chief Operating Officer
   
19/11/19 - 13:07   What Car? Vans - 88% of all new vans fail to meet any of the proposed European safety standards
   
19/11/19 - 12:45   comparethemarket.com - announces the launch of The Simples Awards for motor insurers
   
19/11/19 - 12:32   IFED - insurance fraudster sentenced for exaggerating car’s value and falsely claiming it had been stolen
   
19/11/19 - 12:25   English council parking profits surge - combined profit of £930 million from their parking activities
   
19/11/19 - 11:48   NIBS Group - members Cunbar Paints, Movac and Carlac scoop Repairer Choice Paint Distributor of the Year Awards
   
19/11/19 - 11:31   Riverpark Training - brilliant WorldSkills UK video featuring bodyshop contestants ready for Skill Auto finals this week
   
19/11/19 - 11:19   MotorEasy - new Parts Only Warranty with publisher of workshop car manuals, Haynes
   
19/11/19 - 10:51   The Standox 2020 calendar - 'The Colours of Europe'
   
19/11/19 - 10:41   Whiplash injuries in low-impact accidents "have become a social disease"
   
19/11/19 - 09:52   EDAM Group - wins at Manchester Evening News Business Awards 2019
   
19/11/19 - 09:29   Tata Steel - to cut 3,000 jobs "to urgently improve financial performance"
   
19/11/19 - 09:14   AXA - to underwrite THB's Fleet UK product from 1 January
   
18/11/19 - 14:08   ALL the photos from the Convention and #NightofKnights are online to view and download... FOR FREE!
   
18/11/19 - 14:05   Dave Willett & Mick Whitehead congratulate Angela Henry - this year’s ABP Club Women in Automotive Special Recognition Award winner
   
18/11/19 - 13:57   IFED - CMC employee who stole £9k from repairer (and defrauded AXA, RSA, Aviva, Allianz and NFU Mutual) jailed
   
18/11/19 - 13:42   SMMT - UK used car sales grow 0.9% in Q3 with 18,925 sales; Ford Fiesta tops list
   
18/11/19 - 13:02   AutoRaise - vehicle repair apprentices at WorldSkills LIVE in Birmingham this week (21-23 November)
   
18/11/19 - 12:48   Cromax - how bodyshops can "turn customer impatience into profit"
   
18/11/19 - 12:27   S&G Response - appoint new Head of HR and Learning & Development, Anne Pass
   
18/11/19 - 12:03   TRACKER - telematics insurance partnership with broker, Curran Connolly, protects young drivers
   
18/11/19 - 11:33   Europcar - improves vehicle delivery and collection operational processes for corporate customers
   
18/11/19 - 11:29   Direct Line Group - insures drivers using car subscription service, Drover
   
18/11/19 - 11:00   National Windscreens - "proud" to support The Accident Repair Sector Advisory Group
   
18/11/19 - 10:47   Freeway Fleet Systems - adopted by Belfast Port Commercials (service and repair trailers for transport operators) workshop
   
18/11/19 - 10:39   UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2020- finalists include Aviva, Kindertons Accident Management, Zurich and Inchcape
   
18/11/19 - 10:38   Comparethemarket.com - Peugeot 108 tops the 'top ten best first cars for young drivers' based on average cost of insurance
   
18/11/19 - 10:28   UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2020- finalists include
   
18/11/19 - 10:00   ABP Club Training Hub: Peritus - online training platform technology "revolutionising" the way repairers train their people
   
18/11/19 - 09:49   Grove - new bodyshop "industry first" app with updated catalogue, stock availability and prices
   
18/11/19 - 09:19   Road Safety Week (18–24 November) - a third of adults have been in a collision or near miss on the road in past year
   
15/11/19 - 14:05   Spies Hecker - scoops Paint Brand of t