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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.

21/7/17 - 14:13   Ireland; Zurich uncover substantial Eastern European fraud ring behind injury claims from staged accidents
   
21/7/17 - 14:06   National Windscreens - open new fitting and calibration centre in Bangor
   
21/7/17 - 14:01   Autoglass - Dr Chris Davies appointed Professor in Practice for his outstanding professional achievement
   
21/7/17 - 13:44   European Parliament - committee approves type approval amendments which would mean retaining the OBD
   
21/7/17 - 13:33   Hella - launch new range of aftermarket OE sensors
   
21/7/17 - 13:28   Axalta Coating Systems - to impose a price surcharge for coating products containing titanium dioxide
   
21/7/17 - 10:42   Co-op Insurance - Co-op Safe Used Car Award goes to Volvo V40 with optional Driver Support Package
   
21/7/17 - 09:40   Apprenticeships - update for training providers on procurement for non-levy paying employers
   
21/7/17 - 09:35   Dawn Swales (ex JCC) - joins another ABP, this one is Associated British Ports
   
21/7/17 - 09:10   Severn Bridge - tolls for all vehicles to be abolished "at the end of 2018"
   
21/7/17 - 08:21   Can any ABP Club member help this fellow member with a "smart repair matrix"?
   
20/7/17 - 20:51   Court ruling shows The Earl of Lytton was 100% right - Highways England contractors have inflated Crown property claims
   
20/7/17 - 20:44   Van drivers face 29.5% insurance price rise, says Consumer Intelligence
   
20/7/17 - 20:38   Dramatic rise in electric vehicles (EVs) predicted - with sales being more than 90% of all cars by 2050
   
20/7/17 - 20:34   Consumer Intelligence - motorists shopping around at renewal as premiums rise
   
20/7/17 - 20:29   USA: 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division - product solutions in action at 2017 NACE Automechanika Show in Chicago
   
20/7/17 - 13:03   AXA - average person plans on driving 740 miles this summer
   
20/7/17 - 12:57   Venson Automotive Solutions - 69% of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit (1.6mm)
   
20/7/17 - 12:52   Chargemaster - one million electric cars will be on UK roads by 2022
   
20/7/17 - 12:31   MotorEasy - the hidden insurance pitfall in car finance deals
   
20/7/17 - 12:17   Lightfoot - fleet telematics firm announces plans to increase workforce by 60%
   
20/7/17 - 12:14   eDriving - new two-hour online training course helps fleets shape driver behaviour
   
20/7/17 - 12:10   AA Trust - 33% of drivers want electric car driving lessons
   
20/7/17 - 11:52   Radius Law - The Motor Ombudsman endorses specialist motor law firm's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Readiness programme
   
20/7/17 - 11:45   Volvo Cars and Chinese car group, Geely - deepen partnership and establish joint venture to develop electric vehicle technology
   
20/7/17 - 11:27   Nissan Motor (GB) - new apps: Michael Stewart - Head of Leasing, Specialist Fleet Sales & Rental, & Andrew Sellars - Network Sales Director
   
20/7/17 - 10:43   USA: LORD Corporation (Fusor adhesives) - sponsors helicopter golf ball drop at NACE to support Collision Repair Education Foundation
   
20/7/17 - 10:29   Fix Auto Deepcut - apprentice Scott Packer completes IMI Level Two & receives certificate from retiring Training Co-ordinator, Derek Jackson
   
20/7/17 - 10:20   cap hpi - automatic cars' market share up 12% since 2008
   
20/7/17 - 10:14   IAM RoadSmart - offers free driving sessions in crash blackspots: Portsmouth and Southampton
   
20/7/17 - 08:32   MoneySupermarket - H1 results: insurance revenue up 18%; total revenue up 4.9%, profits up 5.1%
   
19/7/17 - 17:37   Nissan - new Leaf (world's top selling electric car) launches 6 Sept with new e-Pedal which brakes, slows and accelerates
   
19/7/17 - 12:37   Mercedes-Benz - 3 million diesel cars to be recalled in Europe and UK for software fix to reduce emissions
   
19/7/17 - 11:40   Payment Swap (from Exchange and Mart) - offers a "customer-friendly" equity checker for car owners
   
19/7/17 - 11:03   MG Cannon - all four bodyshop sites are now Tesla approved
   
19/7/17 - 10:45   HELLA Sonne - appoints Colin Thompson (ex Valspar) as Business Development Manager
   
19/7/17 - 10:35   RDM - SWARMs forward with new driverless vehicle technology
   
19/7/17 - 10:31   Mercedes-Benz X-Class - "first genuine pickup with convincing passenger car characteristics"
   
19/7/17 - 10:12   Jennings Motor Group - MD Nas Khan OBE receives honorary degree
   
19/7/17 - 09:54   Ford GT - 50+ sensors and computing systems that use more software code than a fighter jet
   
19/7/17 - 09:44   Government - to ban surcharge for paying with credit cards by January
   
19/7/17 - 08:53   AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect - Thierry Vanlancker announced as new CEO of AkzoNobel
   
19/7/17 - 08:46   BEST Finique (formerly known as BEST Products) - launch new PPE range
   
19/7/17 - 08:35   UK Export Finance (UKEF) - 60% increase in government finance provided for exports; £3 billion of support for for exports to 63 countries
   
19/7/17 - 08:18   Asia: Aviva - announces £340m sale of life assurance and investment business, Friends Provident International, to focus on 'core' insurance
   
19/7/17 - 08:12   Allianz Global Assistance launches Van Breakdown Assistance for private drivers and sole traders
   
19/7/17 - 07:58   NAHL Group- trading update; "in line with Board's expectations"
   
19/7/17 - 01:22   Auxillis (formerly Albany Assistance) - adds 160 new employees as business continues to grow
   
19/7/17 - 00:11   USA: Fix Auto - adds 17 new franchise locations, bringing its total number of sites to 116
   
18/7/17 - 23:51   Canada: Fix Auto - conduct social experiment to test human nature in light of potential vehicle damage
   
18/7/17 - 21:01   Inflation rate – inflation down; CPI falls to 2.6% for last 12 months; RPI down to 3.5%
   
18/7/17 - 14:13   FISITA - influential automotive mobility audience gather in London for first FISITA PLUS conference
   
18/7/17 - 14:08   'Black Saturday' - Saturday, July 22 at 2pm is the peak time for a crash in Britain this year
   
18/7/17 - 14:05   Employer survey reveals attitudes to vocational qualifications
   
18/7/17 - 13:45   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - "traditional" motor underwriter transitions to telematics
   
18/7/17 - 13:31   Hull Mitsubishi - Andrew Iveson, Sales Manager and Andrew Roebuck, Valeter, each celebrate 20 years' service
   
18/7/17 - 13:23   Allianz Worldwide Partners - 2016 revenues up 8.5% to 7.893 billion euros; 55.7% increase in operating profit (417 million euros)
   
18/7/17 - 12:08   2017 Wolfson Economics Prize competition - pay per mile charge collected by insurers could replace fuel duty and VED
   
18/7/17 - 11:43   cap hpi - 36% of dealers are concerned that the incidence of clocking will have a negative impact on their business, denting profits
   
18/7/17 - 10:56   Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award - call for innovative ideas to improve UK automotive aftermarket
   
18/7/17 - 10:37   Lloyd’s - "extreme" cyber-attack could cost £41 billion
   
18/7/17 - 10:06   CF Motoring Services - secures EU funding for electric car repair training scheme, delivered by Gateshead College
   
18/7/17 - 09:04   ABI - motor premiums rising at fastest rate ever
   
18/7/17 - 08:51   GYS - new GYSCAP 500 E Smart Booster provides starting power much higher than a conventional battery booster
   
18/7/17 - 08:06   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM: Wyndon Motors to climb Snowdon for Charity
   
17/7/17 - 14:16   FMG and Xpress Centres - join forces to reduce repair times
   
17/7/17 - 14:03   TrustFord - appoints Stuart Foulds (former Managing Director, Evans Halshaw Ford Group) as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
   
17/7/17 - 13:54   Tracker - helps police reunite owners with stolen motorhome worth £60,000
   
17/7/17 - 13:24   Keoghs - Birmingham tops list of postcodes for suspicious claimants
   
17/7/17 - 13:04   Autoglass - ADAS Calibration centre opens in Coventry
   
17/7/17 - 12:58   Gateshead College - apprentices keep Sunderland bus firm, Arriva, in the fast lane
   
17/7/17 - 12:34   Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards 2017 70 organisations are in with a chance of winning one of 15 prestigious awards
   
17/7/17 - 11:51   Auto Trader - automotive outperforms nine industries in Auto Trader Digital Excellence Study
   
17/7/17 - 10:51   Fix Auto UK - Newcastle Accident Repair Centre (part of Tyne Tees Vehicle Repair Group) joins network as Fix Auto Newcastle
   
17/7/17 - 10:31   M3 gets first ‘orange’ smart motorway emergency area
   
17/7/17 - 10:25   Negotiations continue today to form a new partnership with the EU
   
17/7/17 - 09:50   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - welcomes Small Business Commissioner appointment
   
17/7/17 - 09:35   France: Axalta - insight into new electrocoat technology innovations at International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing (SURCAR)
   
17/7/17 - 09:28   ACIS - creates bespoke version of web-based stock management and ordering system, ASCRIBE, for BMW bodyshop network
   
17/7/17 - 09:13   Admiral - Luton Airport is the most expensive airport to park at
   
17/7/17 - 08:54   ABP Recommended Business Service Provider: ecagroup - plan now for October energy renewals
   
17/7/17 - 08:39   Europcar - Serious Fraud Office preparing a "criminal inquiry" says Telegraph as hire industry faces investigation
   
17/7/17 - 08:27   Financial Services Consumer Panel - driver shop around for motor insurance - but don’t rely on consumers to boost competition, says Panel
   
14/7/17 - 09:27   Jaguar - new E-PACE to compete with BMW X1 / Audi Q3; body structure and ADAS system details inc bonnet airbag
   
14/7/17 - 09:08   Ireland: Volvo - launch Volvo Car Insurance with cars repaired in Volvo bodyshops to Volvo standards
   
14/7/17 - 08:39   1easycall Ltd - announce Jim Monteith (ex FARG and RAC) has joined as Commercial Director
   
13/7/17 - 20:25   Allianz Legal Protection - launches new After the Event scheme with Tozers Solicitors
   
13/7/17 - 20:23   SMMT - clarity of what is and isn’t a commercial vehicle welcome as demand for pickups grows
   
13/7/17 - 20:16   Consumer Intelligence - "Lies, Damned Lies, And Marketing Claims"
   
13/7/17 - 20:12   The new Jaguar E-PACE has set an official record with 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll’
   
13/7/17 - 13:55   EMac (Innovation Group) - £200M of aftersales revenue generated by service plans in the last 12 months
   
13/7/17 - 13:53   Unite - reaction to news of Aviva's decision to close Southend site with 120 job cuts
   
13/7/17 - 10:53   Freight Transport Association (FTA) - Taylor Review fails to define ongoing working conditions
   
13/7/17 - 10:46   ABP Club has moved! **Please note new address and telephone number below**
   
13/7/17 - 10:38   Glass’s Used Van Hero for July - third generation facelift Ford Transit (in production 2006-2013)
   
13/7/17 - 10:29   8.4 million Brits could be denied entry to foreign countries due to previous criminal convictions
   
13/7/17 - 10:11   Fix Auto Fix & Go Loughborough - opens for business after £500,000 investment by Fix Auto Loughborough owner, Paul Smith
   
13/7/17 - 08:59   Ford Transit Custom - new tech include CV-first Intelligent Speed Limiter & Blind Spot Info System
   
13/7/17 - 08:54   Euro NCAP - elect Pierre Castaing as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, replacing retired Andrew Miller (x Thatcham Research)
   
13/7/17 - 08:38   CompareTheMarket - car insurance premiums have risen 12 times faster than inflation in the past two years
   
13/7/17 - 08:35   Eco Repair Systems - introduces brand new ‘Alu T-hotbox
   
13/7/17 - 08:27   Germany: Axalta - Supports German Student Racing Team’s World Solar Challenge Entry
   
13/7/17 - 08:19   Pendragon - open new 10-acre distribution / de-fleet / refurb centre in Coventry under Evans Halshaw brand
   
12/7/17 - 23:00   Motor Trader mag awards - full list of winners; Fix Auto win Bodyshop award, MG Cannon highly commended
   
12/7/17 - 21:13   CitNOW Video Awards winners revealed - JCT600 Body Clinic Sheffield wins Best CitNOW Bodyshop Video
   
12/7/17 - 14:03   Aviva - almost 1 in 5 businesses miss their auto-enrolment staging date
   
12/7/17 - 13:14   BBC Watchdog - thousands of VW owners claim their vehicles have lost power while driving following recall to remove emissions defeat device
   
12/7/17 - 12:52   Zipcar - car-sharing network launches one-way, drive and drop service in London - 29p per minute
   
12/7/17 - 12:45   Gray & Adams - company started by panel beater and motor mechanic 60 years ago receives a royal visit
   
12/7/17 - 12:18   Employment has reached a new record high - 74.9%: 32.01 million people now in work
   
12/7/17 - 12:15   Glass's - have we fallen out of love with convertibles?
   
12/7/17 - 11:33   MIB - comments on "unusual case" of Howe vs MIB
   
12/7/17 - 11:23   RAC Foundation - cost of catastrophic injury claims pushing up insurance premiums
   
12/7/17 - 10:58   3M - spraybooth efficiency and safety webinar takes place on Thurs 20 July - link to register below
   
12/7/17 - 10:48   MoneySuperMarket - car loan values increase by 6.6%
   
12/7/17 - 10:28   Sonne - further increases refinish offering: anti-scratch clearcoat, fade out thinner and accelerated thinner
   
12/7/17 - 10:02   ABP Club chairman, David Cresswell, has secured agreement with fellow director Mark Bull to acquire Mark's 50% share of the company
   
12/7/17 - 09:55   Porsche Carrera Cup GB - Cammish remains the favourite to make it as far as the top step of the podium at Silverstone this weekend
   
12/7/17 - 09:42   Young Driver - 57% of UK motorists think they’re a worse driver now than when they passed their test
   
12/7/17 - 00:34   OEConnection LLC (OEC) - completes purchase of Clifford Thames Group
   
11/7/17 - 16:20   Auto Windscreens - clear on compliance: first windscreen provider to join the r2c Online network
   
11/7/17 - 14:07   Fix Auto UK - Dave Calder leaves Fix Auto UK after ten years
   
11/7/17 - 13:56   Sytner Group - state-of-the-art Aston Martin dealership opens in Nottingham
   
11/7/17 - 13:44   National Windscreens - 900-mile journey to fit a new windscreen for a coach stranded in Barcelona
   
11/7/17 - 12:56   Taylor Review - 115-page report calls for fairer working conditions for all
   
11/7/17 - 12:37   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - defendant solicitors, Weightmans LLP and Clyde & Co, join the IFB as new Affiliate Model gathers pace
   
11/7/17 - 12:25   Porsche - unveils the most powerful 911 of all time: the £207k + 911 GT2 RS
   
11/7/17 - 12:02   AutoRaise - Industry Summer Ball raises £16,000 to support future vehicle repair apprentice skills
   
11/7/17 - 11:32   IMI - 47% growth in popularity of EV & hybrids this year but more still needs to be done to encourage motorists to make the switch
   
11/7/17 - 10:52   CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey - major skills reforms must deliver quality training, not just quantity
   
11/7/17 - 10:39   2017 RAB Lee Memorial Golf Day - £5,760 raised for Clic Sargent and Cystic Fibrosis charities
   
11/7/17 - 10:10   USA: Mirka - Mirka's AOS-B 130NV sanding machine a Red Dot Design Price
   
11/7/17 - 09:36   USA: Car part retailers hit by the "Amazon effect"
   
11/7/17 - 09:18   AXA - calls for clarity on data sharing and cyber security to drive forward the driverless cars revolution
   
11/7/17 - 09:14   By Miles - new pay-as-you-drive insurance scheme launching soon
   
11/7/17 - 09:05   Covéa Insurance - named PL Insurer of the year for a second year
   
11/7/17 - 08:57   Allianz - 7,300 reasons to celebrate a decade of success for Allianz’s Excellence in Claims skills development programme
   
11/7/17 - 08:53   New Zealand: Collision Repair Association - repair duration could be cut by 33% if insurers reduced red tape
   
11/7/17 - 08:41   GoCompare - trading update: "good progress during year to date....... well positioned for remainder of 2017"
   
11/7/17 - 08:40   University of Bolton - new £13 million 45,000 sq ft National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME)
   
11/7/17 - 08:34   Slater Gordon - settle class-actions with AUS$36.5 payment to their disgruntled shareholders
   
11/7/17 - 00:29   RPC - 23% jump in data breaches at financial services businesses in last year; biggest increase from insurers
   
10/7/17 - 14:33   Apologies from ABP Club for problems with our website this morning - all back up and running now
   
10/7/17 - 14:12   Volkswagen Group Research and automation specialist KUKA - conclude new cooperation contract
   
10/7/17 - 14:08   Customers buying Budget car insurance through MoneySuperMarket from today until 8th August 2017 can benefit from £35 price saving
   
10/7/17 - 14:06   More than half of UK SME leaders (52%) have five or less days holiday a year
   
10/7/17 - 14:03   £20 million government investment will help develop electric vehicles capable of returning electricity to the grid
   
10/7/17 - 14:01   GoCompare - “Insurers threw the old rate book out the window a while ago – it’s every driver for him or herself now”
   
10/7/17 - 13:58   Brexit - Government Ministers "step up" engagement with small businesses
   
10/7/17 - 13:54   DVLA - nearly-new car buyers advised to check tax rates
   
10/7/17 - 13:52   USA: Sika Automotive - appoints Jason Versical Key Account Manager in North America Automotive
   
10/7/17 - 13:51   Brexit – the "fluidity of HGV movements" must be maintained through our ports, says RHA
   
10/7/17 - 13:46   Electric Nation - UK’s local electricity networks can cope with the increase in electric vehicles, but smart ‘managed’ charging needed
   
10/7/17 - 13:44   Motorists "sceptical" driverless cars will be commonplace in 20 years’ time
   
10/7/17 - 13:38   Car Dealer Power Awards 2017 - winners announced
   
10/7/17 - 13:34   Auto Windscreens - introduces first of its kind ‘Technician Tracker’
   
10/7/17 - 13:33   Groupe Renault and motorway operator, Sanef - announce their cooperation in the development of advanced solutions for autonomous vehicles
   
10/7/17 - 13:32   Audi A8 – luxury saloon to feature advanced new camera-linked adaptive suspension
   
10/7/17 - 13:28   ABP Club has moved! **Please note new address and telephone number below**
   
10/7/17 - 13:26   RAC - only 3 in 5 drivers who use a handheld phone say causing an accident would make them kick the habit
   
10/7/17 - 13:24   Cooper Solutions - strengthens team with three new appointments
   
10/7/17 - 13:22   Fix Auto Deepcut – collection and delivery driver, Mark Lee, has raised more than £2,500 for St Evelina Hospital for Children charity
   
10/7/17 - 13:20   Honest John - young people are giving up on the idea of learning to drive; 20% drop in the overall number of under-25s learning to drive
   
10/7/17 - 13:18   RAC - comments on latest Motor Premium Index from the ABI
   
10/7/17 - 13:16   Markerstudy - considering relocation options for their Malta-registered motor insurer, St Julians Insurance Company, ahead of "hard Brexit"
   
10/7/17 - 13:15   Willis Towers Watson /Confused.com – “increasing repair costs” push cost of UK car insurance close to all-time high; biggest Q rise in 7 yrs
   
10/7/17 - 13:12   CitNOW Video Awards - What Car? deputy editor Darren Moss joins speaker line-up
   
08/7/17 - 17:54   ABI - average motor premium in Q1 2017 was £462, up 8% since Q1 2016; claims frequency by age of driver
   
07/7/17 - 14:44   Ireland: EC officials - raid four insurance brokers regarding allegations of price-fixing in truck insurance
   
07/7/17 - 14:37   ABI - insurers thwart 2,400 fraudulent insurance claims valued at £25 million every week
   
07/7/17 - 14:25   Aviva - former employee Tracey Miller from Oldham gets two year suspended sentence for selling accident data
   
07/7/17 - 09:19   Circle Leasing - investing £1/4 million in MyFleet Vehicle Hire 2.0 to improve Courtesy Car Cost Recovery
   
07/7/17 - 08:08   France - set to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040
   
06/7/17 - 23:45   Industry Insights - signs IMO Car Wash Group as vehicle care service provider
   
06/7/17 - 23:35   Unilever - hires 50% of the candidates it screens with the help of 'digital recruitment' technology
   
06/7/17 - 23:20   3M - better spraybooth efficiency and protection for your paint shop
   
06/7/17 - 23:17   Alfa Romeo - first SUV, Stelvio, gets 5* EuroNCAP thanks to ctive safety systems and lightweight and rigid body
   
06/7/17 - 23:10   VW - the new Arteon receives top mark of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP
   
06/7/17 - 23:06   National Windscreens - new docu-video highlights need for calibration as ADAS soars
   
06/7/17 - 14:00   Fix Auto Huntingdon - now fully operational following arson attack in September 2016
   
06/7/17 - 13:40   National Windscreens - at Insurance Post roundtable event on ADAS and the costs for insurers, repairers, and motorists
   
06/7/17 - 13:27   IAM RoadSmart - Tony Greenidge appointed as Business Development Director
   
06/7/17 - 13:22   Denso - advice for workshops offering A/C Compressor replacement and servicing
   
06/7/17 - 13:04   ABP Club has moved! **Please note new address and telephone number below**
   
06/7/17 - 12:52   Carzone index - bi-annual Irish motoring market trends report reveals insurance is main financial concern for motorists
   
06/7/17 - 12:30   SEAT Ibiza - AEB, Front Assist, driving assist and occupant protection systems help SEAT secure 5 star rating
   
06/7/17 - 12:07   ABP Club Annual Charity Golf Day with Headline Partner, Mirka - Wednesday 27th September, including a non-golfer Spa Day, Warwickshire
   
06/7/17 - 11:55   REPOST FROM FORUM: does anyone know how much an EziMethods subscription is per year?
   
06/7/17 - 10:29   RAC - reduce accidents (by up to 75%) and keep people moving with cloud computing platform, Microsoft Azure
   
06/7/17 - 09:51   Volkswagen Group - backing virtual reality solutions in production & logistics
   
06/7/17 - 09:33   China: AkzoNobel - adds golden touch to China's high-speed train technology
   
06/7/17 - 09:26   BVRLA - 70% of BVRLA's members and fleet managers believe vehicle manufacturers have an obligation to provide vehicle data
   
06/7/17 - 09:16   Vauxhall Insignia - new active and passive safety technologies secure 5 star Euro NCAP rating
   
06/7/17 - 09:06   Ford - all-new Fiesta inc Pre-Collision Assist & pedestrian detection and body panels manufactured using new, high-tech stamping process
   
06/7/17 - 08:57   BASF: Glasurit - sponsors Car Painting at the 44th WorldSkills: Abu Dhabi, UAE October 14-16
   
06/7/17 - 07:42   Volvo - every car it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor; many will still have an engine eg hybrids
   
06/7/17 - 01:20   British Insurance Awards from Post mag – full list of all 24 winners announced earlier tonight
   
05/7/17 - 19:36   Peugeot/Citroen - European Commission give unconditional approval for takeover of GM/Vauxhall
   
05/7/17 - 14:15   LV= Broker - joins O2 Telematics panel
   
05/7/17 - 14:11   Direct Tool Company (DTC) - celebrates "best ever" month
   
05/7/17 - 13:58   3M webinar: Thursday 20 July 2017, 12pm-1pm - care and maintenance of your spraybooth (register below)
   
05/7/17 - 13:47   SMMT - UK new car market declines -4.8% in June, with 243,454 units registered as market adjusts to expected levels
   
05/7/17 - 13:32   RAC Fuel Watch - June sees forecourt fuel fall by 2p a litre for second month in a row
   
05/7/17 - 13:29   Tracker - presents award to Detective Constable Mark Anson; recognising excellence in the field of vehicle tracking and telematics
   
05/7/17 - 13:19   MotorEasy - car maintenance and ownership website teams up with TV channel, Dave
   
05/7/17 - 13:13   Admiral - Londoners driving a VW Golf in France most likely to have an accident abroad
   
05/7/17 - 13:10   MotorCheck - dealers set to benefit from faster finance registration and improved data quality
   
05/7/17 - 12:24   Thatcham Research - Ford responds to Euro NCAP Mustang safety rating, SEAT sets new Supermini safety benchmark
   
05/7/17 - 10:58   Euro NCAP - 5* for Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Hyundai i30, Opel Insignia, SEAT Ibiza and VW Arteon; Honda Civic (4*) and Ford Mustang (3*)
   
05/7/17 - 10:33   Admiral - research shows the most congested cities: 1. London, 2. Manchester, 3. Bristol and 4. Glasgow
   
05/7/17 - 10:27   Transport Investment Strategy - local roads will benefit from a multi-billion pound fund and the proposed creation of a major road network
   
05/7/17 - 10:07   What Car? - reveals the best car interiors as drivers spend more than a day a year sitting in jams
   
05/7/17 - 07:24   Zurich - face record payout for Enterprise van used in Westminster Bridge attack by terrorist Khalid Masood
   
04/7/17 - 14:08   FORS Professional - new collision management training for fleet operators
   
04/7/17 - 14:02   Online fraud - now the most commonly experienced crime in England and Wales, but overlooked by government, law enforcement and industry
   
04/7/17 - 13:52   IAM RoadSmart - Commercial Director Lesley Upham's tenure as Commercial Director for the charity will come to a close at the end of July
   
04/7/17 - 13:38   AA Ireland - 1 in 4 motorists have considered switch to third party car cover to combat rising insurance costs
   
04/7/17 - 13:04   Wunelli - telematics data shows speeding increases in summer months
   
04/7/17 - 12:55   Advice for bodyshops running EV (electric vehicle) courtesy cars
   
04/7/17 - 12:33   Ireland car insurance market anticipated to gain moderate and steady growth in the coming years
   
04/7/17 - 12:04   AM - reports Group 1 Automotive (see below for bodyshops it owns) has acquired Beadles Group
   
04/7/17 - 11:48   FCA - publishes proposals on staff incentives and performance management in insurance firms
   
04/7/17 - 10:57   Bodyshop Solutions - appoints Tony Mottram (ex Eco Repair Systems and Stanners) as Key Account Manager
   
04/7/17 - 10:46   Ageas - Ant Middle, Chief Executive Officer at Ageas Retail, on 'Seven ways the future of insurance claims will be completely different'
   
04/7/17 - 10:41   Certus Communications - report commissioned by campaign group, Access to Justice (A2J), reveals PI reforms will impact 600,000 injured
   
04/7/17 - 10:25   MoneySuperMarket - car insurance "rockets" by almost 20% in just two years
   
04/7/17 - 10:08   Fleetline - Croydon bodyshop "scouts future talent" with AutoRaise open evening event, Wednesday 12 July
   
04/7/17 - 09:24   BVRLA - total business fleet leasing market for cars and vans has grown 6.5% year-on-year to 1.345 million
   
04/7/17 - 09:12   David Smith, PPG - details of a Just Giving page set up in memory of Dave, to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust
   
04/7/17 - 08:56   GEM Motoring Assist and Sussex Safer Roads Partnership - 3,500 people experience the ‘tumbling car’ seatbelt demonstrator at Goodwood FOS
   
04/7/17 - 08:49   CDK Global’s International - dealer management system platform to enable dealers to utilise selected third-party business management tools
   
04/7/17 - 08:07   Marshall Motor Holdings - trading update; "further material improvements in profitability"
   
03/7/17 - 14:18   Aviva - one in five employees dare not ask about flexible working options, despite their legal right to do so
   
03/7/17 - 13:55   Trak Global - calls for telematics to be used in the fight against terrorism; 14 "vehicle attacks" and 850 casualties globally since 2015
   
03/7/17 - 13:48   Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) - new £200,000 cutting-edge Accident Repair Complex (ARC) training facility opens
   
03/7/17 - 13:33   SsangYong Motor UK - Authorised Repairers sought for inner M25 and Northern Scotland
   
03/7/17 - 13:12   Markerstudy Group - appoints end-user experience management, Nexthink, to better support team
   
03/7/17 - 13:08   Insure The Box - warns young motorists to check hay fever medication before getting behind the wheel to avoid the risk of a driving ban
   
03/7/17 - 13:05   Volkswagen Group Research - visionary "innovation scout" and strategic partner for all the brands in the Group
   
03/7/17 - 11:34   Go Compare - only 29% of drivers taking their car overseas check they will be fully covered by their insurer
   
03/7/17 - 10:59   New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund - will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband across the country
   
03/7/17 - 10:50   ŠKODA - bolsters fleet team with senior appointments
   
03/7/17 - 09:44   Revive! - on rising car loan debt - "an opportunity for the used car market and car repair professionals"
   
03/7/17 - 09:34   ABI - leaving the EU without a deal "not acceptable" warns the ABI
   
03/7/17 - 09:27   'No idling' zones - can help to protect vulnerable people from air pollution, says NICE
   
03/7/17 - 09:22   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - working with car dealers to comply with new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
   
03/7/17 - 09:14   Mirka - and Italian superabrasive wheels and tools manufacturer, Cafro, join forces to expand in the field of superabrasives
   
03/7/17 - 09:08   AkzoNobel - makes double acquisition to strengthen leading global position in Performance Coatings
   
03/7/17 - 09:00   TrakM8 Holdings - results for y/e March 2017: "disappointing results", much improved performance now expected
   
03/7/17 - 08:50   Quartix Holdings - trading update; moving away from insurance business due to inadequate returns
   
02/7/17 - 19:09   Europcar - more allegations from Telegraph on teams targeted find new damage when the car is returned and charge inflated prices for repairi
   
02/7/17 - 19:04   Fleetline Coachworks, Croydon: holding open evening on Wed 12 July for potential apprentices and their parents
   
30/6/17 - 21:15   USA: Fiat Chrysler Jeep - grant permission to LKQ to sell range of 1,100 genuine OE-parts
   
30/6/17 - 14:09   Circle Leasing - fundraising for Cancer Research has already smashed their £10,000 target for 2017
   
29/6/17 - 15:58   Consumer Intelligence - telematics on the rise, and not just with young drivers
   
29/6/17 - 15:28   David Smith, PPG - further message from David Heal, PPG Refinish UK & Ireland Market Director, following the sad news of David's passing
   
29/6/17 - 15:17   TRACKER - Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) worth over half a million pounds were recovered by TRACKER in 2016
   
29/6/17 - 15:12   Oxbotica and supermarket, Ocado - UK First: Autonomous Grocery Delivery Trials in Greenwich
   
29/6/17 - 15:07   Auto Express - Britain’s Land Rover Discovery named Car of the Year
   
29/6/17 - 15:04   Auto Express - Britain’s Land Rover Discovery named Car of the Year
   
29/6/17 - 14:56   SMMT - new car production falls -9.7% overall in May; 136,119 new cars were manufactured
   
29/6/17 - 14:46   Robby’s Auto Dismantling Ltd in Stanley, County Durham - scrap yard licence revoked for illegal activity
   
29/6/17 - 11:48   France: Valeo - signs deal with Cisco to develop autonomous parking technology
   
29/6/17 - 11:25   Volkswagen - will enable vehicles to communicate with each other from 2019 to increase safety of vehicles in traffic
   
29/6/17 - 11:21   Zurich - achieves carbon emission and energy consumption reduction targets ahead of schedule
   
29/6/17 - 11:19   Australia: Slater and Gordon - CEO Andrew Grech steps down as business is recapitalised by lenders
   
29/6/17 - 11:12   David Smith, National Sales Manager for PPG - tragically killed in an accident on a motorcycle holiday
   
29/6/17 - 09:53   Co-op Insurance - reveals Top 10 Safest Used Cars 2017; Volvo V40 (with safety pack) crowned as the winner for the second year running
   
29/6/17 - 09:46   Thatcham Research - Price trumps safety as UK’s safest used first car is revealed (it's a Skoda Citigo)
   
29/6/17 - 09:32   TIDAL (The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited) - new UK refinish distribution alliance headed up by Paul Blunt (ex Valspar)
   
29/6/17 - 08:34   Government - tells insurers the good news that they are looking to change the "outdated" Ogden discount rate
   
29/6/17 - 07:38   Redde plc - trading update; "positive trend shown in the first 9 months of the year has continued"
   
29/6/17 - 02:02   Insurance Times 2017 Tech & Innovation Awards - fill list of finalists
   
29/6/17 - 00:18   Ant Financial - roll out algorithm-based AI system that does full car damage assessment in 6 seconds
   
28/6/17 - 12:59   ADAS - National Windscreens takes the lead in education
   
28/6/17 - 12:56   MIB - one in four millennials (18-24 year olds) would scrimp on car insurance to save money
   
28/6/17 - 12:50   National Windscreens - state of UK’s roads highlights need to check windscreens
   
28/6/17 - 12:18   Axalta Coating Systems - "by 2018, 20% of all cars are likely to be painted with consolidated processes" [OEM paint lines]
   
28/6/17 - 12:10   Vertu Motors - celebrates its top performers; 27 colleagues from the Group's 124 dealerships
   
28/6/17 - 11:56   HELLA and ZF - form strategic partnership for assistance and autonomous driving systems
   
28/6/17 - 11:41   Simon Bailes Peugeot - appoints John Sedgwick as new Managing Director
   
28/6/17 - 11:34   FTA - logistics sector needs European workers to keep Britain trading, says FTA
   
28/6/17 - 11:07   DVSA - Parents urged to check prom limo hire is safe and legal; DVSA has impounded 31 unsafe limos & crushed 20 in last 6 years
   
28/6/17 - 10:56   FTA - "delighted" DUP deal seals investment for NI road improvements
   
28/6/17 - 10:22   New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) - more than 105,000 businesses helped through start-up fund
   
28/6/17 - 10:12   Germany: Volkswagen - Startup Challenge: programming for the Volkswagen Group digital factory
   
28/6/17 - 09:10   USA: Fix Auto World - announce plans to regain the rights to the Fix Auto trademark in the USA
   
27/6/17 - 14:36   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - post-Brexit predictions
   
27/6/17 - 14:10   RAC - potential fuel Uber-style 'surge pricing' a "cynical way to increase prices by stealth"
   
27/6/17 - 13:58   Gladwins HGV (Nationwide Repairs) - local haulage company acquires former Gladwins site in Cambridgeshire
   
27/6/17 - 13:48   East Bilney Coachworks - panel technician, Keith Evans, retires after 50 years in the bodyshop trade
   
27/6/17 - 13:24   Volvo Cars and Autoliv - team up with NVIDIA to develop advanced systems for self-driving cars
   
27/6/17 - 12:50   APD Global Research - volume car brands offer highest levels of customer care
   
27/6/17 - 12:15   USA: Schroders - are car loans a slow-motion car crash?
   
27/6/17 - 12:10   Watchstone - Stefan Borson appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer
   
27/6/17 - 11:52   Nationwide - emerges victorious after epic dual for Le Mans glory
   
27/6/17 - 11:47   Aston Martin - confirms production of RapidE - the brand’s first all-electric model
   
27/6/17 - 11:44   GYS - "proudly" attend the Auto Body Roadshow at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester
   
27/6/17 - 09:46   Saint-Gobain Abrasives - launch Norton Cyclonic range of sanding products
   
27/6/17 - 09:36   EMM International: Colad - introduces WaterlessWash
   
27/6/17 - 09:18   National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - comments on the allegations that Europcar fraudulently overcharging customers for repairs
   
27/6/17 - 09:09   Autocar - diesel desertion: Autocar predicts major slump in new diesel sales over pollution fears
   
26/6/17 - 18:51   The Car People - new £6 million Warrington used-car dealership includes bodyshop
   
26/6/17 - 12:04   ABI - new analysis shows that a thriving insurance sector benefits the whole UK economy
   
26/6/17 - 11:24   ESFA - cancel current procurement for apprenticeship training provision for non-levy-paying employers
   
26/6/17 - 11:18   Takata (Japanese airbag manufacturer) - files for bankruptcy following worldwide recalls
   
26/6/17 - 11:09   Fix Auto UK - 2017 conference - Driving Forwards - Thurs 19 October, with social activities on Wed 18 Oct
   
26/6/17 - 10:17   EMM - introduce Colad WaterlessWash
   
26/6/17 - 10:09   Nexa Autocolor - introduces Paint It
   
26/6/17 - 10:03   Saint-Gobain Abrasives - launch Norton Cyclonic; a range of colour-coded sanding products
   
26/6/17 - 09:50   MG Cannon Salisbury - wins Marketing Excellence Award at annual South Wilts Business of the Year awards
   
24/6/17 - 21:00   Europcar - "accused of fraudulently overcharging customers for repairs" says Daily Telegraph
   
23/6/17 - 10:52   Cromax - The Punch Powertrain Solar Team unveils this year’s entry to Bridgestone World Solar Challenge that sports Cromax
   
22/6/17 - 20:55   Tesla - updates Autopilot software; "all Tesla vehicles have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability"
   
22/6/17 - 20:52   USA: Sika - David Danko has been appointed to the position of Key Account Manager, North America Automotive
   
22/6/17 - 20:50   Fairer Finance - launches motor insurance ratings scheme
   
22/6/17 - 20:39   Venson - supports introduction of electric vehicles bill in Queen’s Speech
   
22/6/17 - 20:30   On the road with ABP - positive feedback from Coventry meeting attendees
   
22/6/17 - 20:10   Consumer Intelligence - GDPR Count Down: 11 Months Until Delete Day
   
22/6/17 - 19:56   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - responds to the civil liability bill to tighten rules on whiplash claims, announced in the Queen’s Speech
   
22/6/17 - 16:02   ABP Roadshow in Coventry on Wednesday (21 June)
   
22/6/17 - 13:30   UK Autodrive - UK’s largest collaborative trial of connected and autonomous vehicle tech gets the go ahead for roads in MK and Coventry
   
22/6/17 - 13:19   Consumer Intelligence - car insurance accelerates as compensation rules bite
   
22/6/17 - 12:52   IFB - welcomes confirmation of Government commitment to the whiplash reforms
   
22/6/17 - 12:48   RAC - comments on new draft Transport Strategy for London
   
22/6/17 - 12:39   R-M - new Refinish Competence Center in Netherlands opens and includes new spraybooth with high panorama windows
   
22/6/17 - 11:35   Aviva - appoints Maurice Tulloch to Aviva plc Board
   
22/6/17 - 11:27   Bluegrasscoms - now managing the FCA approved bodyshop programme
   
22/6/17 - 10:30   PPG - introduces Paint It
   
22/6/17 - 10:02   Jennings Group - parts advisor at Jennings Ford in Gateshead loses nearly 14 stone in weight loss, charity fundraising competition
   
22/6/17 - 09:49   BVRLA - welcomes London’s ambitious transport strategy
   
22/6/17 - 09:45   IAM RoadSmart - drivers support diesel scrappage scheme - but say drivers, government and car makers can deliver cleaner air together
   
22/6/17 - 09:41   Ford - trials connected vehicle technology that could help emergency services reach their destination quicker
   
22/6/17 - 09:07   Glass's - is negative diesel press affecting values regionally?
   
22/6/17 - 08:53   Queen's Speech - RAC reaction to announcements that will affect drivers
   
22/6/17 - 08:49   Nationwide People Team - non-technical Nationwide Repairs team receive paint and panel skills training
   
22/6/17 - 08:37   Queen's Speech - Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) comments
   
22/6/17 - 08:34   Queen's Speech - ABI comments
   
22/6/17 - 07:18   Saga - trading update; "core insurance business has continued its good start to the year"
   
21/6/17 - 14:54   AXA - Father to son businesses undergo revival in the face of a precarious job market
   
21/6/17 - 14:37   Queen's Speech - comment from AXA
   
21/6/17 - 14:10   Queen's Speech - National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) comments
   
21/6/17 - 14:07   Queen's Speech - NBRA comments
   
21/6/17 - 13:55   Euro Car Parts - latest air-con catalogue published to address refrigerant legislation
   
21/6/17 - 13:52   Queen's Speech - Insure The Box calls for detailed consultation as it welcomes new rules on whiplash claims
   
21/6/17 - 13:48   Queen's Speech - PwC comments on motor insurance and whiplash claims
   
21/6/17 - 13:45   Queens Speech - Access to Justice comments
   
21/6/17 - 13:35   Volkswagen Group - actively engages in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
   
21/6/17 - 13:31   Queen’s Speech 2017 - Ageas comments
   
21/6/17 - 13:18   Queen's Speech - comparethemarket.com comment
   
21/6/17 - 13:11   Queen's speech - response from insurer LV=
   
21/6/17 - 13:08   Frost & Sullivan - (UK) automotive aftermarket is set to grow thanks to new business models and aging car market
   
21/6/17 - 12:46   Queen's Speech 2017 - new legislation announced to crack down on whiplash and motor insurance "compensation culture"
   
21/6/17 - 11:40   MG Cannon Westbury - officially receive Volkswagen Group Paint and Body Approval
   
21/6/17 - 11:34   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM: Mick Whitehead – Update and thanks from all at the M&M Group (Fix Auto Stoke & North Staffs)
   
21/6/17 - 11:30   In-car Cleverness - technology could halve unexpected breakdowns and save motorists £1.3 billion
   
21/6/17 - 11:10   Europcar UK - Alphabet Supplier Awards recognise ongoing focus on flexibility and quality
   
21/6/17 - 10:24   Autocar - names autonomous driving engineer as winner of Great British Women in the Car Industry - Rising Stars accolade
   
21/6/17 - 06:26   Australia: Slater and Gordon - confirm they have been served with a class action by disgruntled shareholder
   
20/6/17 - 13:33   Accident Exchange - 'Autofocus Seven’ jailed for roles in ‘industrial scale’ fraud case
   
20/6/17 - 13:14   FTA - French government must act after driver dies in migrant roadblock
   
20/6/17 - 12:50   H.R. Owen Bodytechnics - bodyshop in Slough breaks new ground by earning full Rolls-Royce aluminium structural accreditation
   
20/6/17 - 12:41   SMMT - UK automotive industry calls for “business as usual” interim arrangements with EU to avoid Brexit cliff edge
   
20/6/17 - 12:36   UK making "slow progress" on road safety - new report
   
20/6/17 - 11:19   The Share Centre - 33% drop in confidence from personal investors for Theresa May to secure a positive Brexit outcome for the UK
   
20/6/17 - 11:07   Confused.com - a third of "sun worshippers" have had an accident or near miss as a result or of trying to get a tan while driving
   
20/6/17 - 10:54   Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles - announced as headline sponsor for automotive mobility engineering profession conference
   
20/6/17 - 10:45   Thatcham Research - challenging decisions lie ahead for bodyshops, as modern vehicles trigger need for specialised repair strategies
   
20/6/17 - 10:29   Paul Gibson - departs Ageas; now available to help repairers with tenders and business strategies
   
20/6/17 - 10:11   The Motor Ombudsman - warranty provider and maintenance and ownership service, MotorEasy, joins Code of Practice
   
20/6/17 - 10:00   SMMT - UK Automotive achieves record turnover of £77.5 billion, marking seventh consecutive year of growth
   
20/6/17 - 09:51   Mycarcheck.com - strong demand for "good" used cars
   
20/6/17 - 09:33   MG Cannon - "'Home Grown' talent fits our ethos"
   
20/6/17 - 09:28   ABP Roadshows - Coventry tomorrow morning "SOLD OUT" with 180 guests; space at Manchester on Tues 27 June
   
20/6/17 - 08:47   Automotive Counci - rise in British parts used in British car production as manufacturers boost UK automotive supply chain investment
   
20/6/17 - 06:30   Credit hire - new High Court ruling may allow insurers to recover costs from credit hire companies
   
19/6/17 - 17:06   F1 - 2018 schedule of 21 races released
   
19/6/17 - 13:10   ‘Tumbling Car’ seatbelt demonstrator - Goodwood Festival of Speed
   
19/6/17 - 12:59   Allianz - forms partnership with Youth Sport Trust (YST), a national charity that encourages PE and school sport for all
   
19/6/17 - 12:43   Williams Motor Company - pre-tax profits up 18% at Bolton-based bodyshop
   
19/6/17 - 12:31   click4reg - Statistics reveal the UK areas for the worst vehicle crime 2016
   
19/6/17 - 12:04   Admiral - young women would ditch dating for driving
   
19/6/17 - 11:54   Fulford Body Repairs - Essex-based bodyshop completes surprise restoration of Vauxhall Carlton GSi
   
19/6/17 - 11:35   Brexit - negotiations start today to form a new partnership with the EU
   
19/6/17 - 11:19   Jaguar Land Rover - use new UK music band, Gorillaz, mixed reality app as innovative recruitment tool
   
19/6/17 - 10:56   Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars event to name top 100 female stars in automotive
   
19/6/17 - 09:43   PPG Refinish UK & Nationwide sponsored Daniel Cammish - on top of the world at Porsche Carrera Cup Le Mans
   
19/6/17 - 09:04   Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance and Toyota Financial Services - invest in Finnish start-up, MaaS Global - “Netflix of transportation”
   
19/6/17 - 07:56   Jaguar Land Rover - to hire 5,000 staff to enhance its expertise in autonomous and electric technology
   
19/6/17 - 07:19   Toyota and its insurance partner Aioi Nissay - invest in Finnish mobility-as-a service company MaaS Global
   
17/6/17 - 22:34   PPG / Nationwide sponsored driver, Dan Cammish - sensational win in Porsche Carrera Cup Le Mans
   
17/6/17 - 18:51   RMIF - Roger Collings of North East Accident Repair Centres appointed to Board
   
16/6/17 - 13:45   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - tells Admiral to contact customers who received inaccurate renewal data
   
16/6/17 - 09:54   Direct Line - Brits are falling out of love with driving
   
16/6/17 - 09:47   M. Wilson & Co - Darlington bodyshop targeted by thieves three times in the last four months, reports The Northern Echo
   
16/6/17 - 09:20   Carbuyer - Renault Kadjar owner "fuming" with grit in 16-plate SUV's paintwork
   
16/6/17 - 08:31   Autoflow - letter to customers on the "internal security breach"; there is "no data breach"
   
16/6/17 - 08:25   Autoflow - NBRA comment on "Internal security breach at AutoFlow"
   
15/6/17 - 21:17   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - provides update on regulatory sandbox
   
15/6/17 - 21:03   Ford - launches new UK paternity workshop for expectant fathers
   
15/6/17 - 20:57   Bank of England - prospect of an early rate hike increase
   
15/6/17 - 14:13   National ARG - register now to attend National ARG repairer meetings in Coventry and Manchester: on the road with ABP
   
15/6/17 - 14:03   IMI - offers full support to new Skills Minister
   
15/6/17 - 13:54   RAC - Fuel price cut
   
15/6/17 - 13:51   Auto Trader - Jaguar XF takes New Car of the year Award
   
15/6/17 - 13:43   Tyre Safe - initiatives to be announced at Tyre Safety Month Briefing will ‘broaden impact’ of campaign
   
15/6/17 - 13:18   ABP Roadshow - ABP meeting at Ricoh Arena meeting (21st June) is now full; spaces for NARG Members' meeting available in the afternoon
   
15/6/17 - 12:10   Motofix - announces holding of Volkswagen Group UK (VWG) Category A Aluminium approval at its Exeter bodyshop
   
15/6/17 - 10:55   Jaguar Land Rover - New Classic Works site in Coventry: investment in traditional car-making and restoration skills
   
15/6/17 - 10:44   Volvo Car UK - appoints Selwyn Cooper as Head of Financial Services
   
15/6/17 - 10:37   AW Crash Repair - five bodyshop sites acting as drop off point for curtains and cutlery (only) for victims of the London tower block fire
   
15/6/17 - 09:56   The RAC - RAC's view on tackling the country's air quality problem
   
15/6/17 - 07:21   Apple - CEO Tim Cook says company is focusing on "autonomous systems....one of the most difficult AI projects"
   
14/6/17 - 22:33   Volkswagen - to provide 2-year guarantee on cars in Europe fitted with emissions cheating devices
   
14/6/17 - 18:40   Salvage - new industry Code of Practice comes into effect on 1 October 2017; full 16-page Code available now
   
14/6/17 - 18:30   Fix Auto World - announce appointment of Graham Kresfelder (ex-Innovation) as Global Strategic Developer
   
14/6/17 - 13:51   North Kensington - fire brigade are continuing to battle tower block fire more than 12 hours after it broke out, at 1am on Wednesday
   
14/6/17 - 13:31   Tributes paid to friends and bodyshop apprentices, Josh Davies and Shaun Durham from Lincolnshire, tragically killed in car accident
   
14/6/17 - 13:02   Employment reaches record high
   
14/6/17 - 12:36   Kwik Fit study - just 13% of Brits more likely to buy British-made car after leaving Europe
   
14/6/17 - 12:18   National ARG - register now to attend National ARG repairer meetings in Coventry and Manchester: on the road with ABP
   
14/6/17 - 12:13   CitNOW - honoured as Partner of the Year by Lookers
   
14/6/17 - 11:31   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - increases worldwide deliveries by 5.4 per cent up to end of May
   
14/6/17 - 11:14   Tracker - stolen vehicle recovery tracker signal leads police to car chop shops across England
   
14/6/17 - 11:06   Reports of employment scams rise 300% in past year
   
14/6/17 - 10:53   Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) - 38% increase in complaints about motor insurance 2016/2017 versus 2015/2016
   
14/6/17 - 09:46   USA: SYMACH - to host Information Session at NACE Automechanika, Chicago
   
14/6/17 - 09:16   The Road Haulage Association (RHA) - launches funded legal action against the £4bn truck cartel
   
14/6/17 - 06:21   Slater and Gordon - issues AUS $1 billion (£600m) claim against Watchstone Group Plc (formerly Quindell Plc)
   
13/6/17 - 13:55   General Election 2017 - PM's first meeting with new Cabinet: 13 June 2017
   
13/6/17 - 13:40   Amazon - will sell cars – starting in the UK!
   
13/6/17 - 13:32   National ARG - register now to attend National ARG repairer meetings in Coventry and Manchester
   
13/6/17 - 13:11   The ABI - insurance industry is driving Yorkshire’s city economies
   
13/6/17 - 13:06   MotorEasy - the £2 billion "wasted" by UK motorists on servicing
   
13/6/17 - 12:23   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM: looking to get someone in to cover estimators' holidays
   
13/6/17 - 12:13   LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK - almost a third of motor insurers are "stuck in manual" when it comes to underwriting processes
   
13/6/17 - 11:44   Fix Auto UK - Ginetta GT4 Supercup Championship driver, Jac Constable, has weekend of wins at Croft
   
13/6/17 - 11:38   UK Inflation - cost of living up to highest level for four years, to 2.9%
   
13/6/17 - 11:15   Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) - classic car market "robust"; June Sale saw 80%t of cars sold for total sales of £1.8 million
   
13/6/17 - 11:07   Covéa Insurance - completes its small business products e-trade transformation
   
13/6/17 - 10:53   SEAT UK - Sam Hothi appointed Rental & Motability Manager at SEAT UK
   
13/6/17 - 10:45   Ben - "being a strong manager goes some way to being an effective leader"
   
13/6/17 - 10:30   Brown Brothers - gain ISO 9001:2015 certification
   
13/6/17 - 09:45   Ashgrove Motor Body Co - open new state-of-the-art bodyshop in Inverness; 1.2 acre site includes main workshop and SMART repair unit
   
13/6/17 - 09:24   Sabre Car Insurance - Sky News reports that Qatar Reinsurance Company (backed by a US investment firm) has offered £500m to buy Sabre
   
13/6/17 - 09:09   Akzo Nobel - CEO Ton Büchner on Akzo Nobel's new strategy
   
13/6/17 - 08:50   BLOODHOUND SSC - supersonic racing car designed to reach speeds of 1,000mph debuts in Newquay in October 2017
   
13/6/17 - 08:12   CAPS - agreement on framework that will support CAPS as the industry standard for connecting claims data
   
12/6/17 - 13:42   IFB - crash for cash fraudsters sentenced in Warwickshire following IFB’s landmark 500th conviction
   
12/6/17 - 13:36   ABI Blog: Five issues to consider from General Election 2017, by Huw Evans, ABI Director General
   
12/6/17 - 13:30   Glass's - Vauxhall Vivaro has been named as Glass’s "Used Van Hero" for June
   
12/6/17 - 13:26   The IMI - garages warned to be prepared ahead of MOT rush
   
12/6/17 - 12:50   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM: Academics Required in Accident Repairs
   
12/6/17 - 12:48   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM - re: ADAS, re-calibration solution
   
12/6/17 - 12:31   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - online support hub gives customers access to instant advice and support
   
12/6/17 - 12:12   Chargemaster - Electric Vehicle Experience Centre in Milton Keynes public launch
   
12/6/17 - 11:43   CitNOW Video Awards - JCT600’s Bradford & Sheffield sites will battle for the Bodyshop crown alongside reigning 2016 champion, Spraytech
   
12/6/17 - 11:30   ABP Club 'On Tour' Roadshow: 21 June (Coventry) and 27 June (Manchester) **FREE TO ATTEND** - LIMITED EXHIBITION SPACE
   
12/6/17 - 11:17   PPG - announces key advances in third-generation Spectrophotometer, RapidMatch XI
   
12/6/17 - 11:06   Jaguar Land Rover - invests £19m in US rideshare company, Lyft
   
12/6/17 - 10:47   The Motofix Group - Liam Kearney appointed as new CEO; Richard Tutt, the current CEO, assumes the role of Chairman
   
12/6/17 - 10:37   TUC - "government back to the drawing board & negotiate a Brexit deal that puts UK jobs, decent wages and workers' rights first"
   
12/6/17 - 10:10   Election 2017: Prime Minister and ministerial appointments - Chris Grayling MP continues as Secretary of State for Transport
   
12/6/17 - 10:02   The British Coatings Federation (BCF) - Brexit debate at 2017 BCF Annual Conference demonstrates unity in supply chain
   
12/6/17 - 10:00   NFU Mutual - Summer budget following General Election 2017? NFU Mutual comments on personal finance implications
   
12/6/17 - 09:15   Autocar - "stellar line-up of leaders" to address audience at Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars event
   
12/6/17 - 08:56   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - continues to supports ICO’s search warrant
   
12/6/17 - 08:55   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) -
   
12/6/17 - 08:36   Nationwide Repairs - Daryl Heads To Abu Dhabi for WorldSkills 2017
   
12/6/17 - 07:41   NAHL Group - brand relaunch for National Accident Helpline
   
09/6/17 - 14:45   Claims Management Awards (from Claims Mag) - full list of last night's winners incluing Laird Assessors
   
09/6/17 - 14:21   ICO - more homes searched in North West linked to the theft of customer data from car repair centres
   
09/6/17 - 14:13   ICO - former manager at UK Claims Organisation Ltd, fined £2,000 over blagging calls to obtain personal data
   
09/6/17 - 09:22   Aston Martin - CEO calls clarity over our relationship with Europe following the inconclusive election
   
08/6/17 - 20:16   MIB - unveil Herd About MK Cow with support of The Children’s Trust in celebration of MK’s 50th Birthday
   
08/6/17 - 20:12   Glass's - residual value gap between automatic and manual continues to widen
   
08/6/17 - 20:03   Italy: Autopromotec - 113,616 visitors to 2017 trade show, up 9% on previous exhibition
   
08/6/17 - 19:59   British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing - to play a crucial role in weight reduction of automobiles
   
08/6/17 - 19:51   Poole Accident Repair - recruiting three additional apprentices
   
08/6/17 - 14:09   USA: Wind River (Intel's embedded software company) - new partnerships to develop connected and autonomous cars
   
08/6/17 - 13:44   CitNOW - enhances quality control with ‘Rate this video’ feature
   
08/6/17 - 13:41   ABP Employer Protect (Glaisyers Solicitors) - General Election 2017: employment law and the main manifestos
   
08/6/17 - 13:34   RAC - presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps
   
08/6/17 - 13:23   Bentley - named Best Employer in the Automotive Sector
   
08/6/17 - 13:21   Ford - maintains market lead in May UK sales
   
08/6/17 - 13:17   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM: re Thatcham's recent post - "repair costs are not high, they are too low"
   
08/6/17 - 10:02   CalAmp - connected vehicle services system includes automated crash notification, accident reconstruction and damage assessment
   
08/6/17 - 09:32   Australia: Slater and Gordon - given notice of legal action from disgruntled shareholder
   
07/6/17 - 13:58   Poole Accident Repair - showcases its high-tech facilities and abilities
   
07/6/17 - 13:54   USA: AkzoNobel - completes expansion of coatings research facility in Houston
   
07/6/17 - 13:29   Glass’s - seeing a "gradual uplift" in petrol residual values
   
07/6/17 - 13:18   3M Automotive Refinish Centre (ARC) - automotive refinishing heats underway to find UK’s top young talent
   
07/6/17 - 12:11   Industry Insights – appoint Justin Bown (ex Kwik Fit, Nationwide and Euro Car Parts) as Customer Services Manager
   
07/6/17 - 12:07   SMMT - British motorists buy more car parts, accessories and services online than cosmetics or groceries finds new research
   
07/6/17 - 12:03   The IMI - political uncertainty threatens future success of the UK motor industry
   
07/6/17 - 11:54   RAC-owned Nebula Systems - cloud diagnostic platform wins major award
   
07/6/17 - 11:36   Volvo - one hundred thousand Volvo cars optimised as Polestar reports record sales growth
   
07/6/17 - 11:20   ABP Employer Protect (Glaisyers Solicitors) - on gender pay gap reporting, the evidence so far
   
07/6/17 - 10:59   The British Coatings Federation (BCF) - long-serving members of the BCF recognised at 2017 Annual Conference
   
07/6/17 - 09:54   Nissan LEAF - UK sales hit 20,000; all-electric car named ‘Best Green Car’ in 2017 Driver Power New Car Survey
   
07/6/17 - 09:43   KP Garage and Body Shop - Wiltshire-based bodyshop moves to new premises
   
07/6/17 - 09:29   USA: Reuters - U.S. plans to update self-driving guidelines in coming months
   
07/6/17 - 09:17   Derby Telegraph - ghost broking victim sent 121 insurance documents for policies he hasn't taken out
   
07/6/17 - 08:57   Markit/REC Report on Jobs - demand for staff (all sectors) at 21-month peak as employers struggle to find the right candidates
   
07/6/17 - 08:44   Israel: Porsche - invests eight-figure sum in Israel innovation office
   
07/6/17 - 08:38   RMI - offers free MOT training for members
   
07/6/17 - 08:36   Be Phone Smart campaign - welcomes new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature for iOS
   
07/6/17 - 01:24   Marshall Motor Holdings - acquire Leeds Volvo from Harratts Group
   
06/6/17 - 13:21   Venson Automotive Solutions - ‘Plug-In Vehicle Guide’ to widen drivers' knowledge of the cost and convenience of EVs
   
06/6/17 - 13:16   Brake - welcomes new "do not disturb while driving" feature for iPhones
   
06/6/17 - 13:12   Switzerland: Axalta - acquires CH Coatings, Swiss importer of Spies Hecker
   
06/6/17 - 12:46   Apple - new software update includes 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' features
   
06/6/17 - 12:29   Nissan Motor (GB) - appoints new Fleet Sales Director
   
06/6/17 - 11:39   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM: Mick Whitehead - M&M Group (Fix Auto Stoke & North Staffs)
   
06/6/17 - 11:20   North Somerset Council - 201 motor insurance claims in 6 years, reports North Somerset Times
   
06/6/17 - 11:15   China: Sika Global Automotive - new laboratories offer expanded technical service capabilities at Sika Automotive Suzhou, China facility
   
06/6/17 - 11:11   J.D. Power 2017 UK Customer Service Index - Land Rover ranks highest among Premium Brands; Mazda ranks highest among Volume Brands
   
06/6/17 - 10:47   SEAT - aims to reduce its environmental footprint by 50% by 2025
   
06/6/17 - 10:33   Aviva - UK drivers top global survey claiming best behaviour behind the wheel
   
06/6/17 - 09:54   Solera - announces acquisition of Dutch data and software company Colimbra
   
06/6/17 - 09:22   Repair Focus 2017 - Thatcham Research calls for new thinking and approaches to halt spiralling cost of repair
   
06/6/17 - 09:09   RMI - 2017 General Election Policy Statement
   
06/6/17 - 08:49   Aviva - unusual insurance claims and requests: including a 1970s F1 Ferrari in full working order but kept on a plinth in a hallway
   
05/6/17 - 14:37   Thatcham Research - appoint Richard Billyeald (ex Williams Advanced Engineering) as Chief Technical Officer
   
05/6/17 - 12:42   IMI - to launch online video channel
   
05/6/17 - 12:35   Harris & Co - Fix Auto, Industry Insights, Connected Solutions and Prasco Parts-sponsored car : "drama" in British Historic Rally round 4
   
05/6/17 - 12:28   Aston Barclay Group - management buyout injects multi-million pound investment into Aston Barclay Group
   
05/6/17 - 12:18   International Applications (IAL) - appoints Scott Way, Head of Procurement & Commercial Development, & Simon Green, Sales Channel Manager
   
05/6/17 - 12:08   HELLA Sonne - one year on after purchasing refinish paint brand, Sonne
   
05/6/17 - 12:01   ACIS and Fix Auto - share a common heritage and growth trajectory
   
05/6/17 - 11:13   WorldSkills UK - announce Team UK member for Car Painting: Daryl Head, Nationwide Crash Repair in Swindon
   
05/6/17 - 11:02   NFDA - new car market declines in may, but remains set for a strong year
   
05/6/17 - 10:55   AutoRaise - Multi Skilled Apprenticeship Standard receives sign off
   
05/6/17 - 10:46   Gallagher Bassett - acquire Strata Solicitors
   
05/6/17 - 10:16   Inchcape UK - receives ‘building a partnership’ award by Macmillan
   
05/6/17 - 10:09   AW Repair Group - sponsor Porsche Club GB Track Day at Blyton Park Driving Centre for fifth consecutive year
   
05/6/17 - 09:53   RAC - price of fuel falls in May as retailers pass on wholesale savings; petrol down by nearly 2p & diesel down 2.5p per litre
   
05/6/17 - 09:24   SMMT - new car sales fell 8.5% in May ahead of general election
   
05/6/17 - 01:00   Hastings / advantage - awaits outcome of tax tribunal on £20m reclaim of VAT on goods & services bought in UK
   
04/6/17 - 20:12   LKQ Corporation - Nick Zarcone has now taken role of CEO; Robert Wagman is now part-time Strategic Advisor
   
02/6/17 - 01:35   Thatcham - Andrew Miller, Chief Technical Officer, to retire
   
02/6/17 - 01:15   Post magazine Claims awards - list of 14 winners
   
01/6/17 - 20:37   ***REGISTER NOW** Annual ABP Club meeting at Thatcham Repair Focus: Tuesday 6 June
   
01/6/17 - 20:29   Nissan - three UK Nissan dealerships win coveted Nissan Global Award
   
01/6/17 - 20:27   Consumer Intelligence - 57% of consumers say they would not want to share data from their use of social media with their insurer
   
01/6/17 - 20:23   Churchill Car Insurance - one car written off every 90 seconds in the UK
   
01/6/17 - 19:52   Belgium: Axalta Coating Systems - cycles 1,000kms in Belgium for cancer charity
   
01/6/17 - 16:50   Ridgeway Technologies - innovative new start-up chooses Thatcham Research’s repair data
   
01/6/17 - 16:10   Alloy Bodies - Manchester-based commercial vehicle body building specialist purchased by Scottish firm, The Anderson Group
   
01/6/17 - 16:00   BIBA - millions hit by increased bills as insurance tax goes up
   
01/6/17 - 15:54   Consumer Intelligence - expands with a specialist advisory arm
   
01/6/17 - 14:05   IFED / Insure The Box - three men plead guilty to fake car crash insurance claim worth £36,000
   
01/6/17 - 14:02   Ageas - former employee jailed after stealing £271,489 from insurer
   
01/6/17 - 13:59   GoCompare comments as IPT rises to record high - the latest "cynical tax rise that will hurt those already paying the most"
   
01/6/17 - 13:58   Slovakia: Spies Hecker - Road legal race car: Brutal S1 painted with Spies Hecker
   
01/6/17 - 13:44   Fix Auto Wrexham - moves to new 11,000 sq ft site
   
01/6/17 - 13:41   Mycarcheck.com - busts myth that expensive used cars are more likely to have clear history... new data suggests the opposite!
   
01/6/17 - 13:31   Smartdriverclub - 1 in 4 motorists putting off next car purchase
   
01/6/17 - 11:57   Laird - joins 5G Automotive Association to develop 5G communications solutions for connected vehicle
   
01/6/17 - 11:53   CitNOW - in the top 20% of fast-growing companies in Europe
   
01/6/17 - 11:50   AkzoNobel - reaffirms commitment to accelerating growth and enhancing profitability
   
01/6/17 - 11:43   PPG - announces decision to withdraw proposal and not pursue offer for AkzoNobel
   
01/6/17 - 11:01   SEAT - virtual handover to 42 new SEAT Leon owners at Red Bull
   
01/6/17 - 10:52   3M - Human-powered submarine gets 3M treatment
   
01/6/17 - 10:45   Bluegrasscoms - selected as the new Partner for the Opel Vauxhall European Trade Programme
   
01/6/17 - 10:27   Europcar UK - helps employers tackle "£750m grey fleet question" with new calculator
   
01/6/17 - 10:18   DCML drives towards paperless fleet management with DCM Connected
   
01/6/17 - 10:00   Annual ABP Club meeting at Thatcham Repair Focus - Tuesday 6 June
   
31/5/17 - 13:42   Europcar - long-term rental offers a great way to get into a new car without signing up to a PCP
   
31/5/17 - 13:10   Solus - Aviva-owned network of bodyshop celebrates 20th anniversary with a brand refresh
   
31/5/17 - 13:01   ABI - third rise in Insurance Premium Tax in under two years heaps more pressure on ‘just about managing’ families
   
31/5/17 - 12:57   Corsa - young drivers (18-24) can get a £1,000 insurance contribution when they buy a Corsa
   
31/5/17 - 12:34   What Car? - poorly fitted child car seats put 8 out of 10 kids in danger
   
31/5/17 - 12:19   Nissan Motor (GB) - appoints Chris Marsh as UK Aftersales Director
   
31/5/17 - 12:12   RSA - "cyber awareness that wins you new business"
   
31/5/17 - 12:06   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Keith Binley, Managing Director of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, UK and Ireland on this week's IPT increase
   
31/5/17 - 12:00   Car Transplants - salvage management company awarded ISO 27001 certification for information security management
   
31/5/17 - 11:17   Carrot Insurance - enhances productivity with Eclipse’s Proclaim motor policy payment debt recovery system
   
31/5/17 - 11:05   Euro NCAP - Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings
   
31/5/17 - 10:48   Marshall Motor Group - extends 11-year relationship with accident management provider, Accident Exchange
   
31/5/17 - 10:40   Pinetree, part of PPG - announce ActiveWeb upgrade to Microsoft Azure providing "unparalleled" scalability and security
   
31/5/17 - 10:28   STL - new directors and new website for growing spraybooth manufacturer, STL
   
31/5/17 - 09:42   Thatcham Research - hails Volkswagen as a "trailblazer" as it announces standard fitment of AEB on all UK vans from 1 June 2017
   
31/5/17 - 09:33   Volkswagen - first van manufacturer to fit AEB as standard
   
31/5/17 - 09:10   Boyd Group acquire Assured Automotive - Canada’s largest non-franchise collision repair company with 68 sites - for $193.6m (£151m)
   
31/5/17 - 08:41   ŠKODA - new SUPERB (from £20,050) features Advanced function Manoeuvre Assist to detect obstacles in front of the vehicle
   
31/5/17 - 01:11   Lady Diana - Mercedes in which she died was a rebuilt wreck which had previously been rolled 12 times
   
31/5/17 - 00:53   BMW - production hit by shortage of Bosch steering components
   
30/5/17 - 14:03   ABP Club National Meeting at Thatcham Research: Tuesday 6 June 2017 - register now (link below)
   
30/5/17 - 13:54   AutoRaise - tickets available for Summer Ball fundraiser, Friday 23 June in London
   
30/5/17 - 13:40   Insure The Box - announces plans to induct over 60 staff onto further education courses over 2017
   
30/5/17 - 13:32   IFED - man who caused a crash and then blamed it on the other driver is sentenced
   
30/5/17 - 13:28   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - welcomes new insurer and broker members
   
30/5/17 - 13:10   Auto Windscreens - revealed as main sponsor of AFC Rushden & Diamonds
   
30/5/17 - 13:07   Volvo - first China-built Volvo S90 saloons arrive in Europe via "ground-breaking" rail link
   
30/5/17 - 12:44   Roberlo - solvent-based colour systems by Roberlo launched worldwide
   
30/5/17 - 12:36   Sharp fall in migration from Eastern Europe means many firms will face a very different post-Brexit labour market
   
30/5/17 - 12:12   TRAX - Oxford-based automotive and catering charity seeks final big push for its crowdfunding campaign
   
30/5/17 - 12:05   IAM RoadSmart - road safety charity's manifesto leads the call to work together and save lives on our roads
   
30/5/17 - 11:02   Maidstone MG (part of FG Barnes Group) with Maidstone accident repair centre - opens new £1 million showroom
   
30/5/17 - 10:46   Auto Trader - study of c70 motor dealers reveals ‘pioneering retailers' are performing much better than ‘traditional dealers’
   
30/5/17 - 10:23   The Motor Ombudsman - record level of customer contacts during opening four months of 2017
   
30/5/17 - 10:06   Thailand: AkzoNobel - opens new €31 million Performance Coatings facility in Chonburi, Thailand
   
30/5/17 - 09:52   comparethemarket.com - average car insurance policy has risen by almost £100, or 14%, in the past year and by £200 over the past two years
   
30/5/17 - 09:50   MoneySuperMarket - 51% of policies taken out by 17 year olds so far this year have been telematics products
   
30/5/17 - 09:17   Accenture - Autonomous Vehicles: Three key areas of opportunity for insurers
   
30/5/17 - 09:12   PPG - issues statement regarding decision by Dutch court
   
30/5/17 - 09:11   AkzoNobel - defeat challenge in Dutch court from US activist investor, to remove their chairman
   
29/5/17 - 22:42   Valspar Corporation - adds 200% more production capacity for automotive refinish coatings for global market
   
29/5/17 - 14:38   Aviva - reports 9.5% increase in rejected claims due to fraud; "Whiplash fraud remains biggest concern"
   
26/5/17 - 23:30   M&M Group, Stoke - Mick Whitehead recovering from surgery after motor racing accident in his Caterham
   
26/5/17 - 15:17   Ridgeway Technologies - to launch new TTS estimating system; fascinating list of names involved / shareholders
   
26/5/17 - 07:49   NAHL Group - agreement with NewLaw Legal (part of Redde group) to form new ABS trading as Your Law LLP
   
25/5/17 - 21:07   Global: Ford - series of senior appointments
   
25/5/17 - 21:04   British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) - seminar to highlight new data protection rules
   
25/5/17 - 21:01   ChipsAway - launch new website
   
25/5/17 - 20:58   Confused.com - driving under the influence of antihistamine?
   
25/5/17 - 20:56   Allianz Global Assistance UK - backing Team BMW in the British Touring Car Championships (BTCC)
   
25/5/17 - 20:54   Consumer Intelligence - GDPR: 365 days to save sales pipeline, warns Consumer Intelligence
   
25/5/17 - 20:51   Few places available to attend free, one-day Porsche Product Technical Seminars
   
25/5/17 - 14:05   ABP Club National Meeting at Thatcham Research: Tuesday 6 June 2017 - register now (link below)
   
25/5/17 - 14:03   TST LCV Express Repair - new 22,000 sq ft facility in Pontypridd South Wales
   
25/5/17 - 13:48   SMMT - late Easter bank holiday affects CV production: -28.3% in April 2017
   
25/5/17 - 13:44   Revive! MD, Mark Llewellyn - raised over £20k for Children with Cancer charity, running 20 races over the past few years
   
25/5/17 - 13:25   SMMT - UK car manufacturing falls in April, but YTD output remains strongest for 17 years
   
25/5/17 - 13:20   MyCarCheck - used car of the month: Volvo V60 (2014-); used bike of the month: Triumph 675 Daytona (2006-2008)
   
25/5/17 - 12:31   ABP Employer Protect – Glaisyers Solicitors: Proposals to double the length of paid paternity leave and will it make a difference?
   
25/5/17 - 12:06   Prestige Fleet Servicing (from their latest newsletter) - Service Centre Spotlight: Magnet Autos
   
25/5/17 - 11:46   Radical Equipment -
   
25/5/17 - 11:40   GM - committed to delivering autonomous vehicle technology
   
25/5/17 - 11:11   HonestJohn.co.uk - winners of the Honest John 2017 product awards announced
   
25/5/17 - 11:08   HonestJohn.co.uk - winners of the Honest John 2017 product awards announced
   
25/5/17 - 10:53   Velocity Motor Solutions - new company launched at ABP Club’s road show in Twickenham offers improved buying terms for repair industry
   
25/5/17 - 09:03   RAC - predicts busiest late May bank holiday traffic for four years as temperatures rise
   
25/5/17 - 09:01   PPG - host AW Repair Group Apprenticeship training
   
25/5/17 - 08:32   Inchcape - trading update; consistent with our expectation for growth
   
25/5/17 - 08:18   NAHL - AGM statement; new financial year has commenced in line with expectations
   
25/5/17 - 02:04   Lotus - to be bought by Chinese Geely, owners of Volvo and London Taxi
   
25/5/17 - 01:13   PPG - "Akzo management are only defending their own jobs"; interview published with Dutch magazine
   
24/5/17 - 16:48   Nationwide - storms to Oulton Park clean sweep
   
24/5/17 - 16:42   EMaC, part of Innovation Group - staff enter X-Runner Mud Run raising over £2,500 for Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool
   
24/5/17 - 13:14   Accident Exchange Ltd v Nathan George-Broom and Others - judgement today at 9.30am; seven defendants now await sentencing
   
24/5/17 - 12:36   Nissan - sign partnership deal with Northern Powergrid for electric vehicle and battery development
   
24/5/17 - 12:32   GEM - supports call for urgent action on vehicle safety standards
   
24/5/17 - 10:02   Autocar Awards Winners 2017
   
24/5/17 - 09:56   Jaguar Land Rover - VM's transformation secures top Autocar Award for CEO Ralf Speth
   
24/5/17 - 09:53   Mazda Motors UK - MD, Jeremy Thomson, wins Autocar award for Outstanding Leadership
   
24/5/17 - 09:24   IAM RoadSmart - drunk motorists cause thousands of accidents on UK roads every year
   
24/5/17 - 09:12   Ford - dealers in Europe offer servicing and parts for all makes of non-Ford vehicles
   
24/5/17 - 09:05   Plan Insurance (blog): Brexit & the Motor Trade – Who has the most to lose?
   
24/5/17 - 08:04   Euro Car Parts (LKQ) - acquisition of Andrew Page referred for an in-depth merger investigation by the CMA
   
24/5/17 - 07:53   US government - suing Fiat Chrysler for allegedly selling vehicles with emission test "defeat devices"
   
23/5/17 - 20:03   Toyota - MIT Media lab partner to explore blockchain for driverless cars
   
23/5/17 - 19:56   Zurich - unveils seven-point manifesto ahead of 2017 UK General Election
   
23/5/17 - 15:41   LV= - on artificial intelligence, machine learning and understanding human psychology: "act now or risk being extinct"
   
23/5/17 - 14:44   Ford Mustang - best-selling sports car on the planet; 15,000 Mustangs sold in Europe in 2016
   
23/5/17 - 14:12   Axalta Coating Systems - acquires the Spencer Coatings Group
   
23/5/17 - 14:04   The 2017 REAL Rally - Bob Linwood's report from last week's Rally; £25K+ raised for AutoRaise & REAL- The Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund
   
23/5/17 - 13:38   Bollington - motor trade insurance broker awarded for 'Exceptional' customer service
   
23/5/17 - 13:18   Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) - appoints Anna Fleming to Chief Operating Officer role
   
23/5/17 - 12:56   Concept Car Credit - Radcliffe used-car dealer fined £40,000 for sending 336,000 spam texts
   
23/5/17 - 12:52   ABI - Conservative manifesto references to tackling whiplash and nuisance calls will be backed by honest insurance customers
   
23/5/17 - 12:48   Batmobiles, Goblin Gliders, and Party Wagons – the evolution of Superhero vehicles
   
23/5/17 - 12:28   Smartdriverclub - cutting motor insurance costs a priority for 63% of motorists
   
23/5/17 - 12:12   ABP Roadshow @ Twickenham Stadium, Wednesday 24 May: info on new payment system "transforming the way drivers pay for their vehicle repairs"
   
23/5/17 - 12:03   Insure The Box - continues with National Road Safety Conference sponsorship for 2017
   
23/5/17 - 11:50   Manchester Arena - latest statement from Greater Manchester Police
   
23/5/17 - 11:27   Audatex - takes top spot at the Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards
   
23/5/17 - 11:05   ABP Club National Meeting at Thatcham Research: Tuesday 6 June 2017 - register now (link below)
   
23/5/17 - 10:55   Ford - appoints Jim Hackett as CEO to strengthen operations, replacing Mark Fields who retires after 28 years with Ford
   
23/5/17 - 10:36   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - raises record-breaking £17,450 for Ben
   
23/5/17 - 10:02   Venson - reminds company car drivers to be aware of current European motoring laws this summer
   
23/5/17 - 09:58   BVRLA - "incentivise the fitment of Autonomous Emergency Braking and other technology proven to have a demonstrable impact on accidents"
   
23/5/17 - 09:39   MG Cannon Plymouth Accident Repair Centre - approved Speedwell Honda choose and approve
   
23/5/17 - 00:31   PPG - file statement at Amsterdam Court of Appeals to get AkzoNobel to meet to discuss possible takeover
   
22/5/17 - 14:29   Vauxhall - £2,000 Scrappage Allowance offered towards the cost of a new Vauxhall
   
22/5/17 - 14:15   Hyundai Motor UK - world-first Contactless Car fundraising campaign for Stand Up To Cancer
   
22/5/17 - 14:08   Industry Insights - Porsche Budgeteers smash £5k fundraising target
   
22/5/17 - 14:02   Nationwide and PPG backed Dan Cammish - takes Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship lead
   
22/5/17 - 13:53   ABP Roadshow: Wednesday 24 May at Twickenham Stadium - more than 100 people have registered to attend - have you?
   
22/5/17 - 12:15   PPG - Bodyline enhance the Affinity Fillers range from Brown Brothers
   
22/5/17 - 11:59   Germany: Axalta - to exhibit at the Automotive Engineering Expo (AEE) 2017 trade fair
   
22/5/17 - 11:45   Mercedes-Benz West Bromley - Ben Wood, Mercedes-Benz Technician Apprentice of the Year & Lewis Bainbridge, Parts Operations Specialist
   
22/5/17 - 11:24   Volkswagen - showcases future-oriented Group IT projects, including Quantum computing, virtual concept car and digitalised workplace
   
22/5/17 - 11:20   Classic Car Auctions (CCA) - expertly restored ‘Holy Grail’ VW Camper for auction
   
22/5/17 - 10:48   Auto Trader - reveals the Premier League star car transfer market
   
22/5/17 - 10:37   Mycarcheck.com - UK’s five most popular used car colours: 1) Black 2) Silver 3) Blue 4) White and 5) Grey
   
22/5/17 - 09:36   Audatex - REAL Rally team - Martyn Rowley and Steven Hames - thank you for your support!
   
22/5/17 - 09:23   RAC - motorists lack awareness of emergency refuge areas on smart motorways
   
20/5/17 - 17:16   New report says by 2030 95% of miles traveled will be served by on-demand autonomous electric vehicles
   
19/5/17 - 12:35   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Solera’s acquisition of Autodata vehicle data platform merger faces in-depth investigation
   
19/5/17 - 12:33   Dragon200 - dealer and workshop management software to boost efficiency and and labour sales
   
19/5/17 - 12:26   AkzoNobel - to be sustainability partner for next Volvo Ocean Race
   
19/5/17 - 12:23   Office for National Statistics - internet users in the UK: 2017
   
19/5/17 - 12:22   Office for National Statistics - unternet users in the UK: 2017
   
19/5/17 - 12:16   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - 2017 Election Manifesto calls for Free Trade Agreement
   
19/5/17 - 12:11   Margaret Stanners - wife of the late Duncan, and the much loved mother of John, Ann and Michael, sadly passes away aged 85
   
19/5/17 - 01:12   Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards - list of 15 winners; Audatex win Claims Technology Initiative award
   
18/5/17 - 22:41   Allianz - the future of claims
   
18/5/17 - 22:36   ABP Roadshow: Wednesday 24 May at Twickenham Stadium - Exclusive launch of an all-new service to help repairers buy better, Gethyn Davies
   
18/5/17 - 22:23   Renault - partners with Qualcomm Technologies and Vedecom to demonstrate dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC)
   
18/5/17 - 22:19   MG - gears up for further expansion in Northern Ireland with dealer and bodyshop appointment, Greg Mitchell MG
   
18/5/17 - 22:14   DRS Connect- puts dealerships back at the heart of the customer journey
   
18/5/17 - 22:06   BVRLA - Matt Dyer named as new BVRLA chairman
   
18/5/17 - 13:57   Impressive list of exhibitors at ABP Roadshow and National Accident Repair Group meeting: Wednesday 24 May, Twickenham Stadium
   
18/5/17 - 13:50   Ageas - pioneers UK-first Artificial Intelligence (AI) approach in motor claims handling
   
18/5/17 - 13:39   ABP Roadshow in Twickenham: Wednesday 24 May - register now to attend and hear how to make YOUR bodyshop team into the sporting elite!
   
18/5/17 - 13:18   India: Volvo Cars - to start assembly operations in India this year
   
18/5/17 - 13:06   Kia - offer free year of insurance for all-new Kia Picanto (OTR from £9,450) customers
   
18/5/17 - 13:00   Admiral - Britain’s best Young Driver Scheme aims to half the accident rate of newly qualified drivers
   
18/5/17 - 12:50   BOOK NOW for the ABP Club National Meeting at Thatcham: Tuesday 6 June 2017
   
18/5/17 - 12:19   QUESTION FROM ABP MEMBER: looking for repair methods for an Izuzu Pick up. If anyone has any suggestions?
   
18/5/17 - 12:18   Auto Windscreens - celebrates double success at the North Midlands & South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards
   
18/5/17 - 11:17   CitNOW - powers first OEM-based, pan-European video communications programme
   
18/5/17 - 11:01   Michelin - changing tyres at 3mm unnecessary, costly and harmful to the environment
   
18/5/17 - 10:55   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - Damir Zubairi, Citygate Van Centre, London wins Volkswagen Group Apprentice of the Year award
   
18/5/17 - 10:43   Audatex - 4% price rise across core product range; lower transactional costs; upfront subs costs; end to AudaEnterpriseGold volume banding
   
18/5/17 - 10:35   Revive! - former Bentley employee Kevin Johnson joins Wrexham Revive!
   
18/5/17 - 10:34   Revive! - former Bentley employee Kevin Johnson joins Wrexham Revive!
   
18/5/17 - 00:17   Nationwide - Dan Cammish looks to add to his victories as the Porsche Carrera Cup heads to Oulton Park
   
18/5/17 - 00:10   Axalta - BM approve Spies Hecker and Standox brands for use in 40 countries - but not UK
   
17/5/17 - 22:29   USA: KPMG - Autonomous Vehicles could lead to a 50% decline in the collision repair market within 15 years
   
17/5/17 - 11:55   Europcar - diesel the preferred choice by hire customers
   
17/5/17 - 11:52   AkzoNobel - ramps up use of renewable energy with Vattenfall
   
17/5/17 - 11:49   VW Caddy - Glass’s Used Van Hero for May
   
17/5/17 - 11:38   Industry Insights - REAL Porsche 928 - ‘team Porsche Budgeteers’ - sets off!
   
17/5/17 - 11:31   ABP Twickenham Roadshow on Wednesday 24 May - Robert Snook, BSG, on repairers' 3 options for the future: growth, fund or exit
   
17/5/17 - 09:40   The Motor Ombudsman - online Vehicle Recalls tool records an 80% increase in usage
   
17/5/17 - 09:36   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - issues advice following data security breech
   
17/5/17 - 09:34   DTC - dust free sanding achieved with new Best ceramic net abrasive range
   
16/5/17 - 14:17   ABP website - busiest week for 2 years with over 31,000 visits last week
   
16/5/17 - 14:13   Over 720 images have already been downloaded FREE from this year’s British Bodyshop Awards
   
16/5/17 - 14:07   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - guests raise £6,150 for AutoRaise, Ben and Rainbow Trust
   
16/5/17 - 13:56   Insure The Box - black box motor insurance provider increases office space in response to growing demand for telematics
   
16/5/17 - 13:45   Be prepared! - NFU Mutual warns of flood risk as torrential rain is forecast for tomorrow (Wednesday 17 May)
   
16/5/17 - 13:38   Chargie - opens its bookable electric car charging service and eyes international expansion
   
16/5/17 - 13:25   AutoRaise - vehicle repair industry charity secures esure’s support as Gold Partner
   
16/5/17 - 13:08   Smartdriverclub - road traffic injuries are the biggest killer of teenagers, says World Health Organisation (WHO)
   
16/5/17 - 12:25   BIBA - urgent changes are needed in the way the damages discount rate is set; concerns around reduced capacity in the motor insurance market
   
16/5/17 - 12:19   ABI - climate change likely to increase risk of costly storms
   
16/5/17 - 12:07   ABP Club member request: estimating via tablets
   
16/5/17 - 12:06   ABP Club member request: estimating platform advice
   
16/5/17 - 12:05   ABP Club 'On Tour' Roadshow: 24 May (Twickenham), 21 June (Coventry) and 27 June (Manchester) **FREE TO ATTEND** - LIMITED EXHIBITION SPACE
   
16/5/17 - 11:08   Inflation rate – inflation up sharply; CPI up to 2.7% for last 12 months; RPI up to 3.5%
   
16/5/17 - 10:57   PPG Refinish UK & Ireland - support local charity with REAL rally participation!
   
16/5/17 - 10:09   Volvo Cars - partners with Google to build Android into next generation connected cars
   
16/5/17 - 10:08   Volvo Cars - partners with Google to build Android into next generation connected cars
   
16/5/17 - 10:03   Confused.com - 3,000 accidents recorded in variable speed zones on motorways (which can drop from 70mph to 20mph) since 2013
   
16/5/17 - 09:33   Bonhams - £5 million of Aston Martins sold at Bonhams
   
16/5/17 - 09:29   Ford - plans to cut 10% of global workforce to save $3bn
   
16/5/17 - 09:18   Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Barcelona/Spain - PPG and Nationwide Repairs-sponsored Dan Cammish finishes third at the weekend
   
16/5/17 - 09:04   JBR Capital - cars remain one of the best investments to yield growth over the last decade
   
16/5/17 - 08:43   Sophus3 - virtual test drives and buying a car on your mobile is the future of car sales, say automotive digital marketing analysts
   
16/5/17 - 08:26   esure - appoints the RAC to provide insurance customers with breakdown cover
   
15/5/17 - 16:46   RAC Insurance - a quarter of drivers have kept penalty points secret from their insurer
   
15/5/17 - 14:14   BBA - 1,059 photos available NOW for viewing or downloading FREE
   
15/5/17 - 14:08   Rob Smale - moving within Ageas, from Claims Director to Operations Transformation Director
   
15/5/17 - 13:42   SEAT - 30 people and 1,500 hours spent on fully restoring a unique 600 convertible on the occasion of its 60th anniversary
   
15/5/17 - 13:38   Robins & Day - 42-site dealer group reduces debtor days by 201% with cash management system
   
15/5/17 - 11:20   Global cybercrime attack - more than 200,000 computers in 150+ countries hit, Renault, Germany's train network & NHS struck
   
15/5/17 - 11:01   ABI - a fair deal for claimants, customers and taxpayers – ABI sets out alternative framework for the Discount Rate
   
15/5/17 - 10:42   Ford - carbon fibre lightweighting; GT serves as a 'test bed' for new tech and advanced materials
   
15/5/17 - 10:35   Brake - free webinar for fleet and road safety professionals on eliminating fleet driver distraction
   
15/5/17 - 10:32   FIAT Chrysler Automobiles - FCA Fleet services launches new personal contract hire product
   
15/5/17 - 10:29   RAC - condition of local roads on a "knife-edge" as RAC sees surprise 62% increase in first quarter pothole-related breakdowns
   
15/5/17 - 10:26   South America: Caterham - expands its global presence with Latin American Distributor
   
15/5/17 - 10:16   Fix Auto UK - five take on REAL Rally charity challenge
   
15/5/17 - 10:11   Insure The Box - warns parents against the black box ‘white lie’
   
15/5/17 - 10:07   Nationwide - double scoop at British Bodyshop Awards
   
12/5/17 - 15:03   Allianz - in talks with LV about acquiring a minority share in LV= general insurance operations says Sky News
   
12/5/17 - 13:24   Stuart Alexander - celebrates 25 years of service with Car-O-Liner as he returned to work at this week's BBA
   
12/5/17 - 13:11   Horwich Farrelly - close their Zest Legal, their claimant arm and focus on defendant insurance work
   
12/5/17 - 13:03   British Coatings Federation - Industry and MPs aligned on future of REACH
   
12/5/17 - 13:00   Fix Auto UK - announce that S&D Pollitt Ltd has joined the network as Fix Auto Wigan
   
12/5/17 - 12:15   Car finance deals - soar to new record on popularity of PCP deals; £32.5 billion of car finance in last year
   
12/5/17 - 09:33   Allianz - Q1 trading update; hit by £58m Ogden charge but strong underlying performance with positive outlook
   
11/5/17 - 21:12   Consumer Intelligence blog: Fixing The ‘Broken’ Personal Lines Market
   
11/5/17 - 21:07   Tesla - Solar Roof plans
   
11/5/17 - 20:53   British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - Vivek Banga heads-up newly-formed cross-industry innovation working group
   
11/5/17 - 20:49   VW - new £30,000+ Volkswagen Arteon's Pre-Crash system uses Side Assist data and can detect danger behind the vehicle
   
11/5/17 - 20:44   SEAT and Saba - sign global agreement to develop connected vehicle services associated with parking
   
11/5/17 - 20:34   Bank Rate held at 0.25%
   
11/5/17 - 20:29   Germany: The Volkswagen Group - ramping up activity with tech innovation start-ups
   
11/5/17 - 15:34   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - photos available to download FOR FREE!
   
11/5/17 - 13:58   TST Group - acquire Motorvation Prestige Body Repairs in Bridgend, South Wales; takes TST Group to eight sites
   
11/5/17 - 13:49   BIBA - insurance industry could be facing a perfect storm warns BIBA CEO, Steve White
   
11/5/17 - 13:24   Granth Cars - car dealer sold cut and shut Mini Cooper welded together from four cars
   
11/5/17 - 13:10   Aston Barclay - vehicle auction group completes £500k refurbishment of customer and employee facilities at Leeds
   
11/5/17 - 12:42   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - launches new telematics scheme with Marmalade
   
11/5/17 - 12:36   Industry Insights - congratulates Fix Auto UK on four award wins at 2017 British Bodyshop Awards
   
11/5/17 - 12:22   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - delivers 161,700 vehicles worldwide in first four months
   
11/5/17 - 12:03   Consumer Intelligence - drivers save an average £63 after a year if they switch insurance providers
   
11/5/17 - 11:46   Slater and Gordon - agree new AUS $40m working capital facility with its Senior Lenders
   
11/5/17 - 11:33   LV= Broker - achieves Institute of Customer Service 'ServiceMark' accreditation
   
11/5/17 - 11:28   Germany: Porsche milestone - one-millionth 911 rolls off the production line
   
11/5/17 - 11:20   Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) - record £400k fine for firm behind nearly 100 million RTA nuisance calls
   
11/5/17 - 11:16   Revive! - adds new East Lancashire franchise in Blackburn
   
11/5/17 - 10:57   Post mag's British Insurance Awards - shortlist announced; awards event on Wed 5 July
   
11/5/17 - 10:51   Brown Brothers - sponsored Aiden Moffat racks up points on Thruxton touring car weekend
   
11/5/17 - 10:30   Tracker - 32% of stolen vehicles recovered, valued at under £5,000
   
11/5/17 - 10:08   MG Cannon - shortlisted for prestigious industry award
   
11/5/17 - 09:02   Motor Trader awards - shortlist announced; awards event on Wed 12 July
   
11/5/17 - 08:46   Lookers - Q1 trading update; "strong performance and continued improvements across the business"
   
11/5/17 - 08:23   Slater and Gordon - intend to issue £600m claim for misrepresentation against Watchstone (formerly Quindell)
   
10/5/17 - 18:04   Dayinsure - short-term vehicle insurance pace-setter continues to receive rave Trustpilot reviews
   
10/5/17 - 17:59   FIAT Chrysler Automobiles - Andrew Tracey has been appointed Brand Country Manager, Alfa Romeo and Jeep
   
10/5/17 - 16:50   Tracker - urges fleets to back Air.Car (a solution to estimate accurately real-time NOx emissions) trial
   
10/5/17 - 16:11   Euro Car Parts (LKQ) - buyout of Andrew Page faces possible in-depth merger probe from CMA
   
10/5/17 - 13:23   Fix Auto - network triumphs at the British Bodyshop Awards
   
10/5/17 - 13:07   PPG - disappointed in AkzoNobel response; will now consider whether to make bid for AkzoNobel
   
10/5/17 - 13:03   IEED - "foul-mouthed and abusive" insurance fraudster sentenced
   
10/5/17 - 12:50   Volkswagen Group - announces multi-billion investments in eco-friendly drives
   
10/5/17 - 12:46   NFU Mutual - insurer rewards loyal motor insurance customers with higher special bonus
   
10/5/17 - 12:45   NFY Mutual - insurer rewards loyal motor insurance customers with higher special bonus
   
10/5/17 - 12:43   National Institute of Economic and Social Research - UK GDP expected to grow at 1.7% this year and 1.9% in 2018
   
10/5/17 - 12:38   Spain: Aviva - withdraws €475m of capital from Spain
   
10/5/17 - 12:25   Martyn Holman to head up new Markerstudy commercial offering, Guild Business Insurance
   
10/5/17 - 12:19   DieselCar - reveal Diesel Car and Eco Car Top 50; Peugeot 3008 takes top spot
   
10/5/17 - 12:14   LexisNexis - Policy Insights, a new predictor of motor claims loss
   
10/5/17 - 11:53   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017: THE WINNERS!
   
10/5/17 - 09:25   Gyles Brandreth - message from Gyles to the 823 guests he entertained last night at the BBA
   
09/5/17 - 14:03   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - reminder to share your photos on Twitter using #BBA2017
   
09/5/17 - 13:51   Drink Drive Casualties - data shows rise on 50th anniversary of Road Safety Act
   
09/5/17 - 13:46   The Motor Ombudsman - nearly a quarter of motorists are influenced by an advertisement when buying a new car
   
09/5/17 - 12:21   REAL Rally 2017: Team Industry Insights (AKA Porsche Budgeteers) - Porsche 928 in next week's Rally
   
09/5/17 - 12:16   REAL Rally 2017: Team Audatex - Steven Hames and Martyn Rowley are taking part in next week's Rally to raise funds for AutoRaise
   
09/5/17 - 12:10   Thatcham Repair Focus and ABP Club meeting: Tuesday 6th June 2017 - Bodyshop of the Future
   
09/5/17 - 10:13   Driving to tonight's BBA in Battersea? Be sure to use postcode SW8 4NW; Chelsea Bridge entrance
   
09/5/17 - 10:02   Wizzle - Selling times for diesels doubled in early 2017, while barely changing for petrol
   
09/5/17 - 09:46   BEN: Why mental health is key to wellbeing - by Yvonne Hignell, Care and Support Services Director
   
09/5/17 - 09:32   Defra - New air quality plan published for consultation to improve air quality by reducing nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK
   
09/5/17 - 09:27   Confused.com - study finds bugs, bacteria and faecal matter lurking inside the nation's cars
   
09/5/17 - 09:11   AW Repair Group - prestige TLC for 1968 Porsche 911 Project at Lincolnshire site
   
09/5/17 - 08:57   Babcock - Toby Diggins, BMW Sytner Solihull named Overall Apprentice of the Year at Babcock Automotive Apprentice of the Year competition
   
09/5/17 - 08:56   Babcock - Toby Diggins, BMW Sytner Solihull named Overall Apprentice of the Year at Babcock Automotive Apprentice of the Year competition
   
09/5/17 - 08:44   VisionTrack - to launch ‘game-changing’ new video cloud telematics product at BIBA
   
09/5/17 - 08:24   Monday's ABP Club Newsletter - 'the evening edition'
   
09/5/17 - 08:04   PPG and Akzo - the potential takeover battle continues as Akzo reject 3rd offer; it could become hostile
   
09/5/17 - 07:29   Cambria Automobiles - H1 results; "another strong set of results"; underlying profit up 22%
   
08/5/17 - 14:12   Apollo Motor Group - announce major expansion plans to move from 12 to 17 sites by early 2018
   
08/5/17 - 14:11   AutoRaise REAL Rally - last-minute space for Rally which takes place next week (17-19 May)
   
08/5/17 - 14:02   Consumer Intelligence - appoints second Consumer Research Manager, Stuart Peters
   
08/5/17 - 13:56   National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - Europcar and NBRA are working together for BS10125
   
08/5/17 - 13:46   Fix Auto Stoke-on-Trent - British Bodyshop Awards finalist named 2017 Modern Claims Awards Bodyshop of the Year
   
08/5/17 - 13:33   International Applications (IAL) - appoints Shaun Perry, Jodie Kempster and Jez Chapman
   
08/5/17 - 13:25   Mitsubishi Motors UK - UK dealer network technicians to receive IMI qualifications in electric and hybrid vehicles
   
08/5/17 - 12:59   GEM - calls on all drivers and riders to reflect on the speeds they choose
   
08/5/17 - 11:15   eBay - cloned cars are being sold via eBay, a BBC investigation has discovered
   
08/5/17 - 10:50   The Institute of Directors - starting and scaling businesses must be election priority
   
08/5/17 - 10:39   Mon Motors Group (bodyshops in Bristol, Newport and Cardiff) - pilots vehicle collection and delivery solution
   
08/5/17 - 10:21   Volvo - S90, V90 and XC90 have all received the brand's highest-ever residual values in their respective segments
   
08/5/17 - 10:03   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - gap in cover is new risk factor for motor as strong link to loss is identified
   
08/5/17 - 09:47   Spies Hecker - challenges behind painting the new livery of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ race car
   
08/5/17 - 09:28   RAC - calls on fuel retailers to cut further, faster as wholesale prices continue to drop
   
08/5/17 - 09:23   Rye Street Group - invest in LED bodyshop lighting technology upgrade from IDES
   
08/5/17 - 09:12   Auto Windscreens - to introduce 40 new apprentices in 2017
   
08/5/17 - 08:36   PPG - disappointed at AkzoNobel's refusal to enter negotiation
   
08/5/17 - 08:26   AkzoNobel - rejects third unsolicited proposal from PPG
   
08/5/17 - 08:15   Direct Line - 11 million collisions caused by drivers not looking
   
08/5/17 - 07:17   Profits - average UK car dealer made record profits of over £114,000 per site in March
   
08/5/17 - 01:29   British Bodyshop Awards - all guests should have received their e-ticket; if not please contact Fiona Ambrose
   
08/5/17 - 01:29   British Bodyshop Awards - Tweet wall returns; #BBA2017 @britishbodyshop
   
08/5/17 - 01:26   Going to tomorrow's BBA in Battersea? Doors open 6:15pm; drinks reception starts 6:30pm
   
08/5/17 - 01:23   Coming to tomorrow's BBA in Battersea? Don't forget your £10 note for the charity auction
   
08/5/17 - 01:23   Driving to tomorrow's BBA in Battersea? Be sure to use postcode SW8 4NW; Chelsea Bridge entrance
   
08/5/17 - 01:22   Coming to tomorrow's BBA in Battersea? - programme now available on-line; find your table
   
04/5/17 - 20:43   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - MC for the night, Gyles Brandreth,
   
04/5/17 - 20:22   The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) - paving the (automotive) way for a post-Brexit Britain
   
04/5/17 - 20:18   Sika Automotive - can the right adhesives technology help make car bodies 40% lighter?
   
04/5/17 - 19:58   London Motor Show 2017 - sponsored by Confused.com, 130+ new cars are on display at Battersea Evolution until Sunday
   
04/5/17 - 19:55   Smartdriverclub - making business miles claims easier
   
04/5/17 - 16:48   Coming to the British Bodyshop Awards on Tuesday? Programme now available on-line; see where you're sitting and who else is going
   
04/5/17 - 14:14   AutoRaise - Indasa’s Phill Blowers and Andrew Tindall are cycling 229 miles to raise money for repair industry charity
   
04/5/17 - 14:00   One in seven people approaching retirement without a private or workplace pension (Prince Philip is probably ok, though)
   
04/5/17 - 13:25   Fix Auto UK - sponsors the Caterham Graduates Championship
   
04/5/17 - 13:12   Let me take a #BBA2017 selfie - three ways to get your selfie action ON at the British Bodyshop Awards
   
04/5/17 - 12:43   Standox - Standowin iQ update: a neat design makes operation easier
   
04/5/17 - 12:38   ABP Employer Protect: Glaisyers Solicitors - Probate fee increase rushed through ahead of general election
   
04/5/17 - 12:28   Toyota Prius - takes the title as April’s fastest selling used car, Auto Trader data shows
   
04/5/17 - 12:11   Bank of England - 150 million old-style paper £5 notes - still in circulation - will not be accepted by retailers after 5 May (tomorrow)
   
04/5/17 - 12:05   IMPORTANT INFO: ***BRITISH BODYSHOP AWARDS (BBA) E-TICKETS***
   
04/5/17 - 12:00   Mycarcheck.com - reveals write-off, finance and stolen risks for top 3 models: Ford Fiesta Zetec, Mini Cooper and Vauxhall Corsa Sxi
   
04/5/17 - 11:50   IMI - over half of Brits fear their car could be accessed and controlled by a hacker
   
04/5/17 - 11:39   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - decline in new vehicle sales a result of increase in VED and political uncertainty
   
04/5/17 - 11:09   Stop the Crash - demonstrating Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) at London Motor Show 2017 (4-7 May) at British Bodyshop Awards venue
   
04/5/17 - 10:56   Tonight, Matthew, I'm going to be... performing LIVE at British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017: Matt Shaw, AKA Stars In Their Eyes' Meat Loaf!
   
04/5/17 - 10:38   Tesla - Q1 losses rise to $372m; will open the first Tesla-owned body repair shops later this year
   
04/5/17 - 10:21   Ssangyong - adds increased safety for B-segment SUVs Tivoli (£13,300) & Tivoli XLV (£19,200)
   
04/5/17 - 10:11   DENSO - to use plant-derived plastics to improve environmental impact
   
04/5/17 - 10:10   Thatcham Research - drivers challenged to make car safety a ‘deal-breaker’ when buying a car
   
04/5/17 - 10:03   CitNOW Video Awards - entries close on Mon 8 May
   
04/5/17 - 09:55   SMMT - new car market fell as expected in April, down 19.8% on last year ; year-to-date sales up 1.1%
   
04/5/17 - 08:02   RSA - Q1 trading update; "The year has begun well for RSA", good progress with strong results
   
04/5/17 - 07:53   esure - Q1 trading update; "we have started 2017 better than we expected"
   
03/5/17 - 16:09   RAC - supermarket cuts pump prices by 2p as RAC calls for retailers to play fair with motorists
   
03/5/17 - 15:59   S&G Response - appoints Charles Layfield as new Chairman
   
03/5/17 - 14:34   Motorplus - unveils new brands Coplus and Brokerplus
   
03/5/17 - 14:21   AutoRaise - 20 teams from the bodyshop industry are taking part in this month's REAL Rally
   
03/5/17 - 13:53   Subaru UK - William Brown appointed as Operations Director for Subaru UK
   
03/5/17 - 13:42   Barclays - opens Europe’s largest FinTech site in London
   
03/5/17 - 13:31   Automotive Refinish Coatings Market report - top 5 players represented 65% of market value in 2015; Axalta & PPG held cumulative share 40%+
   
03/5/17 - 13:24   Singapore: Groupe PSA and nuTonomy - form strategic partnership to test fully autonomous Peugeot 3008 SUV for on-road testing this year
   
03/5/17 - 12:47   Willis Towers Watson - potential for the $100 billion small business insurance market to experience transformational digital disruption
   
03/5/17 - 12:29   Admiral - May is the worst month of the year for drink-driving, new figures have shown
   
03/5/17 - 11:30   Thatcham Research - the first to deliver ADAS fitment features to repairer’s fingertips
   
03/5/17 - 11:11   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - SIX days to go - SIX reasons to get excited about next week's BIG industry event - the SIXTH BBAs!
   
03/5/17 - 10:36   British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s (BIBA) - appoints motor trade commercial insurance broker director to BIBA board
   
03/5/17 - 10:30   Allianz Global Assistance - has motorists covered with new Pan-European Breakdown
   
03/5/17 - 10:12   AutoRaise - first National Repairer Steering Group meeting "informative and engaging"
   
03/5/17 - 10:05   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - on FCA enquiry into motor finance: PCPs "affordable and flexible"
   
03/5/17 - 09:57   Trakm8 - awarded 3-year telematics contract extension by Direct Line
   
03/5/17 - 08:55   Nissan - Signal Shield concept uses 180-year-old invention to tackle smartphone distraction behind the wheel
   
03/5/17 - 08:03   Direct Line Group - Q1 trading update; "strong performance in Motor"; mention of "damage repair cost inflation"
   
03/5/17 - 02:50   Belron (owner of AutoGlass/AutoRestore) - parent company D'Ieteren seeks new minority partner for Belron
   
02/5/17 - 14:10   Harris & Co - Fix Auto, Industry Insights, Connected Solutions and Prasco Parts-sponsored car 1st in class & category at Pirelli Int Rally
   
02/5/17 - 14:00   Wunelli - updates road speed database to help cut claims and save lives
   
02/5/17 - 13:31   Chargie - world-first home chargepoint booking service will boost electric vehicle uptake
   
02/5/17 - 13:22   Brown Brothers Distribution - gain Vauxhall Preferred Distribution Partner Approval
   
02/5/17 - 13:10   GoCompare.com - 21% of parents pick up the insurance bill for their kids' cars
   
02/5/17 - 13:02   LV= Guy Hedger, marketing and brand director, tragically killed during burglary at his home in Dorset
   
02/5/17 - 12:29   ABP Club 'On Tour' Roadshow: 24th May (Twickenham), 21st June (Coventry) and 27th June (Manchester) **FREE TO ATTEND**
   
02/5/17 - 12:02   Work and Pensions Committee - “bogus” self-employment passes buck onto welfare state while reducing tax revenues
   
02/5/17 - 11:28   Audi - National Contract Hire and Leasing Manager, Tom Brennan, moves into top fleet role replacing James Douglas
   
02/5/17 - 11:18   HPI - team up with Goal to reveal the Top 10 ‘rich list’ of Premier League cars; collective value of £5.5m
   
02/5/17 - 09:31   ChipsAway - smart repair brand launches 2017 consumer TV campaign
   
02/5/17 - 09:15   Auto Windscreens - celebrates double success at Modern Claims Awards 2017
   
02/5/17 - 09:09   Thorite - Gary Parkes, National Contracts Manager for Thorite, is also a racing driver and team manager
   
02/5/17 - 08:50   RAC - six-point Motoring Manifesto calls for promise not to raise fuel duty or Insurance Premium Tax for the duration of next Parliament
   
01/5/17 - 14:50   List of all 105 finalists at the British Bodyshop Awards, showing which awards they are finalists for
   
01/5/17 - 14:10   British Bodyshop Awards - list of all 258 companies attending
   
01/5/17 - 11:19   Nicholas Martin Samuel May - 5 year disqualification for director of Mill Lane Engineering (Coachworks) Ltd
   
01/5/17 - 10:37   27 of top 30 bodyshop groups and 8 of top 10 motor insurers are attending next week's British Bodyshop Awards
   
01/5/17 - 10:33   British Bodyshop Awards - list of all 226 companies attending
   
01/5/17 - 01:19   Richard Taylor (former Head of Collision Repair Relations with ECP) - joins GT Motive as Sales Director
   
28/4/17 - 14:51   ChipsAway - Celebrates Its Ninth Year of TV Advertising; £39m of enquiries from TV advertising in 2016
   
28/4/17 - 14:48   World Skills - Andrew Gault from Glenn Allen Accident Repair will represent UK in Autobody Repair in Abu Dhabi
   
28/4/17 - 14:24   Churchill - 1 in 12 fraudulent claims relate to phantom passengers; fraudulent claims on the increase
   
28/4/17 - 14:14   PPG - proud to be headline partners of the British Bodyshop Awards for the sixth consecutive year
   
28/4/17 - 13:53   Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) - launch members benefits package from Direct Insurance Group
   
28/4/17 - 13:47   ERS Insurance - average premium to increase by 20% (£60) in 2017; £15 of this is due to higher repair costs
   
28/4/17 - 13:37   Thorite - Gary Parkes - National Contracts Manager - is racing driver and team owner at weekends
   
28/4/17 - 08:39   House of Commons Transport Committee - Vauxhall showed "a reckless disregard for safety" of Zafira drivers
   
28/4/17 - 07:26   Hastings - trading update: GWP up 26%; policy count up 14%; "well positioned to continue profitable growth"
   
28/4/17 - 00:37   M&M Group, Stoke – win Modern Claims Magazine bodyshop-of-the-year award
   
27/4/17 - 21:49   British Bodyshop Awards - we're raising money for AutoRaise, Ben and Rainbow Trust
   
27/4/17 - 21:24   AA - car insurance hikes inevitable thanks to government blunders, says AA
   
27/4/17 - 21:11   Paint and Body Network Sports (PBN) Challenge Cup – update on VW's Challenge Cup Incentive which has so far saved 50 potential write-offs
   
27/4/17 - 21:01   mycarcheck.com - A survey of 1,289 customers has revealed a significant shift in where people buy used cars
   
27/4/17 - 20:59   NFDA - "hourly rate, measured in [recent] motoreasy survey does not equate to final bill and is not reflective of the final cost of service"
   
27/4/17 - 20:55   Cooper Tire Europe - Arsenal players take on Cooper Tire Europe’s Reaction Challenge
   
27/4/17 - 20:36   USA: BASF named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for 12th time
   
27/4/17 - 20:30   Auto Body Professional - Editor’s choice
   
27/4/17 - 13:17   Allianz Worldwide Partners - Leah Osborne joins the Warranty and F&I team as Account Manager
   
27/4/17 - 13:12   TyreSafe - tyre-related incident? Share your story to participate in #ItHappenedToMe campaign
   
27/4/17 - 13:04   **IMPORTANT REMINDER** British Bodyshop Awards (BBA): 2017 we need names for the BBA table plan and programme by 5pm today
   
27/4/17 - 13:01   RAC - new traffic figures "underline importance in having a road network that is fit for purpose"
   
27/4/17 - 12:57   Solus - joins forces with Emergent Network Intelligence in developing artificial intelligence to speed up accident repairs
   
27/4/17 - 12:34   Accident Exchange - more than 10,500 accidents estimated for Friday, April 28 for bank holiday weekend
   
27/4/17 - 12:29   Glass's - Prius values gain more than 4% in 2017
   
27/4/17 - 12:21   Alton Cars - appoint 25 Apprentices from their recent Apprentice Open Day!
   
27/4/17 - 10:40   Bodyshops - risk losing custom by playing generic music on hold
   
27/4/17 - 07:48   Pendragon - trading update: "comfortably positioned with respect to our expectations"
   
27/4/17 - 07:42   Redde - trading update
   
26/4/17 - 16:06   USA: insurers might use Facebook to see pictures of what your car looked like before the accident
   
26/4/17 - 15:43   Swinton - puts 900 roles at risk of redundancy
   
26/4/17 - 14:31   USA: Waymo (Google's autonomous car) - self-driving car ready for trial with real people on roads in Phoenix, USA
   
26/4/17 - 14:22   British Car Auctions (BCA) - unveils expansion plans for Bedford centre
   
26/4/17 - 14:10   National Windscreens - ADAS campaign named as finalist in Insurance Marketing and PR Awards 2017
   
26/4/17 - 14:02   Ford - Intelligent Speed Limiter scans traffic signs and adjusts the throttle to help drivers stay within the legal speed limit
   
26/4/17 - 13:40   FleetLocum - lack of fleet management specialists is exposing companies to risk
   
26/4/17 - 12:23   Axalta - acquires Valspar Wood, North American Industrial Wood Coatings business for $420m
   
26/4/17 - 12:15   Motoreasy - Garage (mechanical) labour rates vary from £36 to £234 per hour depending on location and business type
   
26/4/17 - 11:47   HPI - number of clocked cars on UK roads up 25% since 2014: now one in 16 show mileage discrepancies
   
26/4/17 - 11:35   US: Accenture - insurers believe artificial intelligence (AI) will transform their industry in the next three years
   
26/4/17 - 11:19   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 **IMPORTANT REMINDER** we need names for the table plan by 5pm Thursday 27 April (tomorrow)
   
26/4/17 - 10:33   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - what stops UK motorists from buying an electric car?
   
26/4/17 - 10:08   BMW i8 - Bill Plant driving school offer Central London driving lessons in BMW's i8 hybrid sportscar for £50 per hour
   
26/4/17 - 10:00   Uber - plans to test on-demand flying cars (Aurora eVTOL Aircraft) network by 2020
   
26/4/17 - 09:48   Brake - report on effective road safety education interventions released in support of UN Road Safety Week next month
   
26/4/17 - 09:19   MG Motor UK - expands national network with Tyneside dealer appointment, Henson Motor Group
   
26/4/17 - 09:11   TRACKER - we're not all Tom Hardy... survey reveals a nation of reluctant superheros
   
25/4/17 - 15:53   AkzoNobel - shareholders approve all resolutions at Annual General Meeting (AGM)
   
25/4/17 - 14:55   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - This year's celebrity presenter is...
   
25/4/17 - 14:15   CMA - urges used car buyers to check MOT details online – the paper certificate is too susceptible to forgery
   
25/4/17 - 13:54   Confused.com - £1,860: the cost of walking into a car dealership
   
25/4/17 - 13:42   Glass's - ease-of-use, tablet optimisation and slick estimating makes Glass’s Repair Estimate “the natural evolution” of GlassMatix
   
25/4/17 - 12:54   VW - Transport Committee continues to seek answers for UK customers
   
25/4/17 - 12:49   AkzoNobel - strongly supports Chairman in response to EGM request
   
25/4/17 - 12:31   S&G Response - win PSA Groupe contract to deliver Accident Assistance programme
   
25/4/17 - 10:28   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - FCA Board appoints new members to the Regulatory Decisions Committee
   
25/4/17 - 09:45   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK - Lee Titchner, Network Development Director & Sebastiano Fedrigo is Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care Dir
   
25/4/17 - 09:35   Ford - soon, some vehicle interiors could be made from a combination of bamboo and plastic to create super hard material
   
25/4/17 - 09:01   Co-op Insurance - 16% of UK motorists admit to using phones whilst driving in the last month, despite new laws
   
25/4/17 - 08:54   SMMT - defending diesel: 1.8 million sole traders now depend on their vans for their livelihoods
   
25/4/17 - 08:37   Ford - expands Mobile servicing programme throughout UK
   
24/4/17 - 15:00   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM: does anyone have any experience with fuel cards? Are they cheaper than paying at the pump? Any recommendations?
   
24/4/17 - 14:11   Service Certainty Imageproof - enhanced imageviewer cuts work load and claims costs
   
24/4/17 - 13:34   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017: THE FULL LIST OF FINALISTS - 14 and a half days to go... !
   
24/4/17 - 13:06   XL Catlin - fleet of driverless vehicles using UK-built software to be trialled between Oxford and London in 2019
   
24/4/17 - 12:49   US: Volkswagen - appoints Larry D. Thompson as Independent Compliance Monitor
   
24/4/17 - 12:27   Gocompare.com - 54% parents consider fronting to reduce children’s car insurance premiums; insurance cost 2nd biggest concern after safety
   
24/4/17 - 12:22   AkzoNobel - responds to PPG's revised proposal to AkzoNobel to combine the two companies
   
24/4/17 - 12:18   Italy: SYMACH - to Host Open House During AUTOPROMOTEC in Italy, 25 and 26 May
   
24/4/17 - 11:58   IMI - submits evidence for Government’s Technology and Aviation Bill focusing on lack of skilled technicians to repair electric vehicles
   
24/4/17 - 11:57   PPG - submits revised proposal to AkzoNobel to combine the two companies
   
24/4/17 - 11:46   BVRLA - opposes Transport for London’s proposal for a new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for trucks entering London from 2020
   
24/4/17 - 11:07   New sentencing guidelines for excessive speeders
   
24/4/17 - 10:53   UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) - robotics tech centre, RACE, to support driverless cars
   
24/4/17 - 09:52   Banbury and Bicester College - offer classic car maintenance courses from Bicester Heritage
   
24/4/17 - 09:24   Footman James - classic bike insurance broker introduces new products for support vehicles
   
24/4/17 - 09:19   AA - ‘disappointed’ whiplash reforms have been dropped
   
23/4/17 - 14:51   Congratulations to Dave Sergeant, md of Gemini ARC - he completed todays London Marathon in 3hrs 38mins
   
23/4/17 - 12:42   Dave Sergeant, md of Gemini ARC doing brilliantly so far in todays London Marathon - 1hr 45min for first half
   
21/4/17 - 15:30   North East Accident Repair Centres (NEARC) - start 8 new apprentices through Remit
   
21/4/17 - 15:20   Staged accidents - Shafiq Sultan of On Time Claims in High Wycombe jailed for 9 months for £35,000 fraud
   
21/4/17 - 14:44   Dave Sargeant - md of Gemini ARC, runner 42347 in Sunday's London Marathon; update on progress
   
21/4/17 - 14:29   Allianz SE - invests in Lemonade; world's largest insurer aligns with world's newest insurer
   
21/4/17 - 14:19   Nationwide - Dan Cammish in Donington podium charge
   
21/4/17 - 14:15   HonestJohn- 84% of British motorists unaware of new speeding fines that come into force on Mon 24 April
   
21/4/17 - 14:07   BuyaCar.co.uk - Never mind the planet – UK’s car choice priorities are all about money, comfort and style
   
21/4/17 - 14:01   ABI - average motor premium up 8% in last 12 months to £462; "increasing repair bills" are a cost pressure
   
21/4/17 - 13:56   Symach - offer private tour of their new training centre during AutoPromotec Show (May 24-28)
   
21/4/17 - 09:47   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - 18 days to go!
   
20/4/17 - 22:22   PPG - CEO Michael H. McGarry criticises AkzoNobel's new strategic plan
   
20/4/17 - 20:39   Lightfoot - Government recognises Lightfoot with major funding for “Rewarding better drivers”
   
20/4/17 - 20:35   Tantalum Corporation - Korean automotive technology firm, Handysoft, invests in the connected car firm
   
20/4/17 - 20:28   CitNOW - FT1000 success for CitNOW
   
20/4/17 - 20:25   ACIS - supports fights against creeping use of solvents in bodyshops
   
20/4/17 - 20:19   Central College Nottingham’s Emtec Centre - automotive apprentices look to WorldSkills in new competition
   
20/4/17 - 15:29   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – conducting review of motor finance for potential “conflicts of interest” and “irresponsible lending”
   
20/4/17 - 14:13   Enterprise Insurance Company (in liquidation) - Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) hires independent inspectors
   
20/4/17 - 14:10   Slater Gordon - Cath Evans, former CEO of their UK business, has resurfaced at a law firm in Brisbane
   
20/4/17 - 14:08   AXA - information re: insurance premium tax (IPT), which increases to 12% on 1 June 2017
   
20/4/17 - 13:52   The IMI - welcomes call for Licensing of EV Technicians
   
20/4/17 - 13:46   Whiplash reforms - delayed as Prison and Courts Bill will not go through Parliament before General Election
   
20/4/17 - 13:46   Driverless cars - legal changes required will not go through Parliament before General Election
   
20/4/17 - 13:42   Epson - Longdean School BTEC Fashion students and Slam Signs print stunning car wrap using Epson digital print
   
20/4/17 - 13:22   SMMT Connected 2017 - review of recent connected and autonomous technology conference
   
20/4/17 - 12:01   China: Baidu - China’s leading search engine makes its self-driving car platform available to all for free
   
20/4/17 - 12:00   China: Baidu - China’s leading search engine Baudi makes its self-driving car platform available to all for free
   
20/4/17 - 10:53   Groupe Renault UK - announces the appointment of Vincent Tourette as Managing Director
   
20/4/17 - 10:51   Ford - grey becomes most popular colour choice for new Ford customers
   
20/4/17 - 10:43   Freight Transport Association (FTA) - calls for national scrappage scheme for vehicle users ahead of air quality plan announcement
   
20/4/17 - 10:43   Freight Transport Association (FTA) - alls for national scrappage scheme for vehicle users ahead of air quality plan announcement
   
20/4/17 - 10:22   Volvo - first all-electric car will be made in China
   
20/4/17 - 08:02   EVs - just 6 electric cars charging in close proximity at peak time could overload the grid and disrupt the local power supply
   
19/4/17 - 20:41   PPG - reject AkzoNobel's strategic plan and continue to call for the two companies to combine
   
19/4/17 - 15:50   Audatex - paint price rises mean paint index increases by 4.5% average from today, Wed 19 April
   
19/4/17 - 15:15   Sturgess Bodycraft, part of Leicester dealer group - new £2.5m preparation facility and bodyshop near Broughton Astley
   
19/4/17 - 14:26   USA: The Secrets of America’s Greatest Body Shops - new book shares 'secrets of success' from US bodyshops
   
19/4/17 - 14:12   Smartdriverclub - ‘Give the heave-ho to insurance hikes’ says TV presenter, Mike Brewer
   
19/4/17 - 14:01   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017... 20 days to go; 753 tickets sold
   
19/4/17 - 13:33   3M - new Impact Resistant Structural Adhesive, a two-part epoxy adhesive
   
19/4/17 - 13:14   The Motor Ombudsman - the Welsh and Scottish are the best at recommending their local garage for a service or MOT
   
19/4/17 - 12:32   ABP Employer Protect - inheritance tax advice from Glaisyers Solicitors
   
19/4/17 - 11:22   NBRA - responds to government's industrial strategy green paper
   
19/4/17 - 10:59   Direct Tool Company (DTC) - introduce new BEST L75 Clearcoat product
   
19/4/17 - 10:13   STL Spraybooth - ‘fast track’ TEMPO improves business for Fix Auto Mid Devon
   
19/4/17 - 10:05   MG Cannon Salisbury - apprentice panel technician, Patryk Borowicz, nominated to represent Volkswagen at Babcock skills competition
   
19/4/17 - 09:57   Auto Express - original Mini names as best British-built car of all time
   
19/4/17 - 09:49   Vauxhall - new Grandland X SUV with “breakthrough” C-pillar and AEB, pedestrian detection & drowsiness alert
   
19/4/17 - 09:29   Footman James - specialist insurance broker awarded the ‘Feefo Gold Trusted Service award’ for third year running
   
19/4/17 - 09:23   Volkswagen Group - reports a significantly higher than expected operating result for the first quarter of 2017: c€4.4 bn
   
19/4/17 - 09:20   China: VW at Auto Shanghai 2017 - “Volkswagen will become even more Chinese in the coming years"; launches 3 electric vehicles
   
19/4/17 - 09:13   Hagerty and RAC - classic car insurer and valuation experts announce partnership to provide classic car owners with "market-leading" product
   
19/4/17 - 08:34   AkzoNobel - reports a "record performance" for its first quarter; Specialty Chemicals to be separated
   
18/4/17 - 18:14   3M - file lawsuit against K2 Concepts and Phoenix Automotive Refinishing for patent and copyright infringement
   
18/4/17 - 14:02   Sweden: Volvo Cars and Autoliv - autonomous driving joint venture Zenuity starts operations
   
18/4/17 - 13:17   Auto Body Professional - Spring 2017 magazine is available to read online, NOW!
   
18/4/17 - 12:25   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - publishes its Mission and Business Plan
   
18/4/17 - 12:15   Axalta - product compatibility can impact quality refinish outcomes: avoiding the pitfalls of incorrect system usage
   
18/4/17 - 12:11   AXA - joins a fourth Government-funded autonomous vehicles project
   
18/4/17 - 12:10   Government - Theresa May calls snap general election on 8 June
   
18/4/17 - 12:05   Thatcham Research, on last week's EuroNCAP crash rest results - another poor safety performer from FIAT, 5 stars for latest BMW
   
18/4/17 - 12:02   Dacia - celebrates 100,000 models sold in the uk
   
18/4/17 - 11:52   FTA Van Excellence Gold Partners - ARI, Bott Ltd, Brigade Electronics, Hertz, Lex Autolease and Microlise
   
18/4/17 - 11:46   Global: Volkswagen - brand deliveries rise in March
   
18/4/17 - 11:42   TRACKER - sees number of Land Rover Defenders stolen and recovered increase by over 50%
   
18/4/17 - 11:40   ProofCam - dash cams are "an increasingly essential motoring accessory"
   
18/4/17 - 11:28   IFED - ghostbroker ordered to pay back £253,000 for his "ill gotten gains"
   
18/4/17 - 11:23   Cooper Solutions - 3 out of 4 dealership employees overpay benefit in kind on company cars
   
18/4/17 - 11:20   SEAT UK - overall fleet growth of 32% in Q1 led by 86% rise in true fleet sales
   
18/4/17 - 08:05   Fix Auto - Northwood Coachworks open new site, which becomes Fix Auto Watford
   
18/4/17 - 01:57   USA: State Farm (largest motor insurer) - requires welding certification from their approved repairers
   
18/4/17 - 01:48   USA: Automotive Service Association (ASA) - issue statement supporting scan of all vehicles before and after repairs
   
18/4/17 - 01:30   Auto Express - a million unsafe cars on UK roads as owners ignore manufacturer recalls
   
18/4/17 - 01:15   Fix Auto Oswestry - win regional Vauxhall Approved Bodyshop of the Year award; final at BBA on 9 May
   
18/4/17 - 01:07   Tracy Howard (ex Howard Basford) - Inglewood Manor wins Hotel of the Year in Wirral Tourism Awards 2017
   
18/4/17 - 00:50   esure - Richard Hughes (ex RAC and RSA) joins in the role of Senior Network Manager
   
18/4/17 - 00:19   Salvage - revised Code of Practice to finally come into effect in October 2017
   
17/4/17 - 19:34   PPG – publish open letter to all AkzoNobel Stakeholders from PPG CEO Michael H. McGarry
   
17/4/17 - 10:14   Motability scheme - 51,000 disabled drivers have lost their Motability cars after change in benefits rules
   
17/4/17 - 10:07   Government - Theresa May overrules ministers and orders a scrappage scheme for older diesel cars
   
17/4/17 - 01:56   London Motor Show - at Battersea Evolution, weekend before British Bodyshop Awards, to be sponsored by Confused.com
   
17/4/17 - 01:48   Driving test - 4 key changes from 4 December 2017 include following directions from a sat nav
   
17/4/17 - 01:41   PPG & Nationwide sponsored Dan Cammish – what a weekend at Donington in Porsche Carrera Cup GB
   
12/4/17 - 20:17   All-New Subaru XV - wins JNCAP Grand Prix Award for top safety score
   
12/4/17 - 20:15   Auto Express - a million unsafe cars on the road as owners ignore recalls
   
12/4/17 - 20:07   Euro NCAP - BMW 5 Series gets a top five-star safety rating and FIAT's Doblò gets three stars
   
12/4/17 - 20:01   PPG - issues updated statement in connection with its proposal to AkzoNobel to form a combined company
   
12/4/17 - 19:53   AkzoNobel - calls on Elliott Advisors and PPG to clarify relationship
   
12/4/17 - 19:29   Nationwide - look to continue winning streak at Donington Park
   
12/4/17 - 19:26   RAC - Mercedes-Benz appoints RAC as its new Roadside Assistance Partner
   
12/4/17 - 11:39   Employment remains at record high rate of 74.6%
   
12/4/17 - 11:34   3M - hosts "inspirational" ABP Women’s Automotive event
   
12/4/17 - 11:28   NMDA - motorbike sales down again in March
   
12/4/17 - 11:24   Paul Glover & Martyn Rowley 2017 Charity Ball - April 7th & 8th Darnford Moors Golf Club, Lichfield
   
12/4/17 - 11:06   RAC - EU cross-border enforcement directive - statement from the RAC
   
12/4/17 - 08:38   Mycarcheck.com - reveals risks for top 20 makes: Honda worst for write-off, Audi for finance and Yamaha stolen
   
12/4/17 - 08:28   British Bodyshop Awards 2017 (BBA) - THE FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED!
   
12/4/17 - 08:01   Ripon, North Yorkshire - bizarre series of bonnets and doors being stolen from parked cars
   
11/4/17 - 13:30   Allianz - appoints Bob Dawson as claims major loss manager to lead major loss and multi-track motor and casualty claims handling teams
   
11/4/17 - 13:26   Confused.com / Willis Towers Watson - car insurance premiums see 16% annual rise
   
11/4/17 - 13:17   Tantalum and Imperial College London - awarded £1m to deliver Air.Car - Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - project
   
11/4/17 - 13:11   Thatcham Research - standards for cyber security on new cars gets the green light
   
11/4/17 - 13:06   National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - North West homes raided as part of nuisance calls related to data theft from bodyshops
   
11/4/17 - 13:01   Ben - new campaign highlights key social challenges for automotive industry’s people
   
11/4/17 - 12:58   Tracker - thieves continue to target the BMW X5
   
11/4/17 - 12:51   Rab Lee Memorial Golf Day 2017 - Thurs 29 June - Sat 1 July at The Belfry Hotel and Resort; fundraising page link below
   
11/4/17 - 11:42   Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity – making a donation to include old-style £5 notes ASAP
   
11/4/17 - 11:36   Mirka - Mirka AOS-B "smallest battery driven spot repair sander on the market"
   
11/4/17 - 11:28   Axalta and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - celebrate team win at Chinese Grand Prix (Spies Hecker paint on the car)
   
11/4/17 - 11:23   Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) - has awarded £62 million funding to projects to develop innovative low carbon technology in the UK
   
11/4/17 - 11:14   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - independent garages top consumer satisfaction charts
   
11/4/17 - 11:05   Vertu Motors and BCA - sign five-year exclusive remarketing deal
   
10/4/17 - 00:21   Ivan Marriott - details of funeral to take place on Monday 24 April
   
10/4/17 - 23:54   Fix Auto UK - confirm Michael McLaren is new Regional Operational Manager for Scotland, the north of England and Northern Ireland
   
10/4/17 - 23:42   Axalta Coating Systems - celebrates Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team win at F1 Chinese Grand Prix
   
10/4/17 - 14:16   PPG / AkzoNobel - concerns about Dutch opposition to a takeover dismissed by former head of competition at EC
   
10/4/17 - 14:14   Arnold Clark - death announced of founder, Sir Arnold Clark
   
10/4/17 - 13:48   Vauxhall Insurance Scheme (underwritten by Ageas/Tesco) - Rob Smale and Peter Millis comment
   
10/4/17 - 12:46   Ivan Marriott (Collins Associates engineer and IAEA branch chairman) - sad news of Ivan's death on Friday
   
10/4/17 - 12:13   International Applications Limited (IAL) - appoints Ian McCahill as Channel Manager of its Supply360 division,
   
10/4/17 - 11:07   IFB - Rameo Mohammed, crash for cash fraudster sentenced to two years in prison for staging car accidents
   
10/4/17 - 11:06   IFB - Mohammed Asghar, Dharminder and Davinder Nagra each get 5 years in jail for orchestrating crash-for-cash gang
   
10/4/17 - 10:52   Mercedes - this autumn's updated S‑Class takes a further, major step towards autonomous driving
   
07/4/17 - 13:10   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM: Can anyone recommend a good machine for the new air con gas (R1234yf) please?
   
07/4/17 - 13:08   Mazda’s in-house Customer Relations Centre - deals with over 10,000 customer contacts a month
   
07/4/17 - 13:06   Volvo Car UK - launches fleet-friendly tax web app
   
07/4/17 - 12:57   Gemini - supports future talent with 40 AutoRaise apprenticeships
   
07/4/17 - 12:49   Markerstudy - scoops ‘Innovation & Emerging Technologies: Reducing Fraud’ at Celent Model Insurer Awards 2017
   
07/4/17 - 12:16   Consumer Intelligence - average car insurance premium up 9.4% to £661
   
07/4/17 - 11:37   Circle Leasing - Aidan Minogue signs-up for ‘Director’s Challenge’ in aid of Circle Leasing’s 2017 Charity of Choice; Cancer Research UK
   
07/4/17 - 02:32   Monika Schulze (Global Head of Marketing at Zurich) - how the motor insurance market will radically change
   
06/4/17 - 13:47   PPG - proud to be headline partners of the British Bodyshop Awards again for 2017!
   
06/4/17 - 13:26   Post magazine - full list of finalists for Claims awards; winners announced on 1 June
   
06/4/17 - 12:53   British Coatings Federation (BCF) - survey reveals post-Brexit concerns from coatings sector
   
06/4/17 - 12:47   BEN - announced as one of the five most popular payroll giving charities
   
06/4/17 - 12:24   Audi - new A8 uses intelligent mix of four materials - aluminium, steel, magnesium and CFRP - for body
   
06/4/17 - 02:24   Navigant Research - Ford ranks at number one (with Tesla at number 11) at developing automated driving systems
   
06/4/17 - 01:54   PPG - make THIRD offer to Akzo Nobel to enter into discussions to explore proposal to form a combined company
   
05/4/17 - 21:06   USA: Axalta - takes a "Quantum Leap" with new Acquire Quantum EFX Spectrophotometer in the US
   
05/4/17 - 20:31   Only one day left to enter the IMI Skillauto contest! DEADLINE: Friday 7, April
   
05/4/17 - 20:26   University of Edinburgh - to become centre of excellence for cyber security research
   
05/4/17 - 20:22   Axalta Coating Systems - recognised by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner
   
05/4/17 - 20:18   ABP Women's Automotive meeting at 3M - global brands, engaging speakers and behind-the-scenes of 3M's inventions at networking meet-up
   
05/4/17 - 19:59   GYS - win Tesla approval
   
05/4/17 - 13:43   Selsia - launches Mobile Services: a nationwide, centrally managed mobile repair service for cars, vans and heavy commercial vehicles
   
05/4/17 - 13:38   Selsia - launches 'Mobile Services', a nationwide, centrally managed mobile repair service for cars, vans and heavy commercial vehicles
   
05/4/17 - 13:20   Jaguar Land Rover - one sold every 30 seconds in March
   
05/4/17 - 12:58   Netherlands: EMM - construction of new EMM International headquarters reaches highest point!
   
05/4/17 - 12:51   Cooper Solutions - countdown to increased VED rates from 1st April adds to new and used car demand​
   
05/4/17 - 12:34   McLaren - GREAT Britain campaign partners with McLaren for 2017
   
05/4/17 - 12:22   SHB - vehicle hire and management company SHB takes delivery of 176 Fiat Professional vans
   
05/4/17 - 11:14   Brown Brothers - sponsored Aiden Moffat has a frustrating start to the 2017 season
   
05/4/17 - 11:02   Ford blog: "What it Takes to be a Self-Driving Leader"
   
05/4/17 - 10:41   AutoRaise - Alton Cars Group apprentice event in Leeds “restores faith in the talent of young people”
   
05/4/17 - 10:19   Fix Auto World - acquisition of global rights to 11 glass and automotive aftermarket companies
   
05/4/17 - 10:01   NFDA - small growth of diesel in March (SMMT figures) shows there's still a market for cleaner and modern diesel vehicles in the UK
   
05/4/17 - 09:57   Fuel drops by 2.5p a litre
   
05/4/17 - 09:16   SMMT - March was all-time record month for new car sales; up 8.4% to 562,000
   
04/4/17 - 14:48   Harris & Co - report from Rally North Wales, 1.4.17, in Fix Auto, Industry Insights, Connected Solutions and Prasco Parts-sponsored car
   
04/4/17 - 13:53   Mayor plans to introduce Ultra Low Emission Zone in April 2019
   
04/4/17 - 13:37   TyreSafe - tyre defects account for 27% of all car MoT failures; second most common reason for a failure after lighting
   
04/4/17 - 12:54   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - opens membership to insurance supply chain
   
04/4/17 - 12:45   ONLY 4 days left to enter IMI Skillauto contest!
   
04/4/17 - 12:29   Suffolk New College - Ipswich MP unveils £400,000 Suffolk New College Fabrication and Welding Centre
   
04/4/17 - 12:08   Nexa Autocolor - launch digital TV channel
   
04/4/17 - 11:40   Mercedes-Benz - wins top fleet aftersales award for the second time
   
04/4/17 - 11:35   Auto-Motivate - to run free seminar on its highly successful Mindset Performance training
   
04/4/17 - 11:16   David Sargeant, Gemini ARC's MD, is running the London Marathon 2017 in April for Leukaemia CARE - 350 miles covered in training!
   
04/4/17 - 10:37   Ingelby - 3-month free trial of new app that streamlines car service and MOT booking process for dealers and customers
   
04/4/17 - 10:10   Nationwide - takes double Brands Hatch win as Cammish exerts his superiority
   
04/4/17 - 10:03   Fix Auto UK - sponsors exciting teenage race ace, Jac Constable, in Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Championship
   
03/4/17 - 15:41   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - delivers "data injection" at point of quote for enhanced risk assessment
   
03/4/17 - 15:20   Institute for Apprenticeships - new institute to ensure quality skills training; investing in "home grown-skills"
   
03/4/17 - 14:00   Spies Hecker - new clear coat additive for ultra-brilliant blue colours
   
03/4/17 - 13:46   PPG Refinish UK and Nationwide - Daniel Cammish begins the season with a double Brands Hatch position!
   
03/4/17 - 13:38   Mirka UK - gains approved supplier status to VW Group Clever Repair Programme
   
03/4/17 - 13:15   Comma - Manista hand cleaner - more environmentally friendly - no longer made with plastic polychips
   
03/4/17 - 13:08   Vehicle Procurements - complete Classic Car Challenge for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance
   
03/4/17 - 13:02   Ben Blog - best practice for paying employees commission
   
03/4/17 - 12:52   British Coatings Federation (BCF) - offering new range of classroom-based courses in coatings technology
   
03/4/17 - 12:42   Still time to enter IMI Skillauto contest – but hurry!
   
03/4/17 - 12:30   PPG - launch digital product circle tool
   
03/4/17 - 12:19   Motoreasy - 4 in 5 motorists ‘phone a friend’ before approving garage work
   
03/4/17 - 12:12   Euro Cars Parts (ECP) - acquires Team P R Reilly and Karkraft (N.I.) Limited of Belfast
   
03/4/17 - 11:26   Advantage Parts Solutions - announce promotion of David Gaskell to Director, UK Insurer Programmes
   
03/4/17 - 11:21   GoCompare.com - the cost of getting a young driver on the road falls to £5,733
   
03/4/17 - 11:05   Belgium: Cromax - becomes Silver Partner of Punch Powertrain Solar Team
   
03/4/17 - 10:40   RAC - digital driving licence will be arriving in 2018
   
03/4/17 - 10:33   Smartdriverclub - connected cars to transform life for millions
   
03/4/17 - 10:29   NFDA - ready to explain the new tax rates?
   
03/4/17 - 10:17   Volvo Car UK - aims to grow UK sales by nearly 30% to 60k by 2020
   
02/4/17 - 22:13   ABP Club website - over 328,000 visits to site in Q1, with 1.288 million pages viewed
   
02/4/17 - 20:42   Government - to unveil plans for Toxin Tax, £20 a day for older diesel cars to drive in UK cities
   
02/4/17 - 20:10   National Living Wage - increased on Saturday for 1.7 million workers aged 25 years and over to £14,877 pa
   
02/4/17 - 18:14   Nationwide / PPG sponsored Dan Cammish starts Porsche Carrera Cup season with 2 pole positions and 2 wins
   
02/4/17 - 17:28   Australia: Slater and Gordon - served with new class action from shareholders alleging errors by company
   
02/4/17 - 16:59   Australia: Slater and Gordon - get £44m in emergency loans from banks to help support struggling UK business
   
31/3/17 - 23:11   IFED - 6 fraudsters sentenced for £530,000 insurance claims fraud after 5 years of police investigation
   
31/3/17 - 14:13   Michael T McLaren (ex Nationwide and Allied Vehicles) - joins Fix Auto UK as Regional Operations Manager
   
31/3/17 - 14:13   Tracey Chamberlain - promoted to Head of Approved Repair Network at Nationwide Network Services.
   
31/3/17 - 14:12   Neville Pearson (ex FMG) - joins Nationwide Network Services as Network Manager
   
31/3/17 - 13:49   Allianz - launches live video streaming platform for customer property claims
   
31/3/17 - 13:46   AIG UK - improves claims service to motor fleet customers by using cloud-based technology from VUEcloud
   
31/3/17 - 12:36   Apprenticeships - Government policies have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill widening skills gaps
   
31/3/17 - 12:16   SMMT - young people to lead Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) revolution as they see big benefits
   
31/3/17 - 11:56   Fix Auto UK - announce new franchisee; Auto Sphere Body Repairs becomes Fix Auto Edinburgh Central
   
31/3/17 - 11:11   British Coatings Federation - offer new range of classroom-based courses in coatings technology
   
31/3/17 - 10:14   Comparethemarket - drivers waste £2.7 billion on motor insurance each year by not shopping around
   
31/3/17 - 09:57   APU - private prosecution for £29,000 fraudulent claim leads to 18 month jail for conman with fake Ferrari
   
30/3/17 - 22:13   DVLA - publish their strategic plan for next 3 years, 2017-20; "Simpler; Better; Safer"
   
30/3/17 - 16:56   CAPS - to be made available free of charge for bodyshops from April 2017
   
30/3/17 - 14:00   Accenture - Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things attracted 50% of all InsurTech Funding in 2016
   
30/3/17 - 13:50   ABP Club bodyshop member seeking advice on "doing tyres in-house" - can you help him?
   
30/3/17 - 13:44   Personal injury discount rate (Ogden) - comment from ABI, LV= and RAC on consultation launched today
   
30/3/17 - 13:35   MoJ - launches consultation on "The Personal Injury Discount Rate (Ogden); How it should be set in future"
   
30/3/17 - 10:57   U-Pol - Isuzu gives official seal of approval to Raptor protective coating; "simply the best"
   
30/3/17 - 10:49   Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company of Europe (Insure The Box) - appoint Group Head of People and Culture
   
30/3/17 - 10:33   Euro Car Parts - launches all-new trade website called Omnipart
   
30/3/17 - 09:57   ERS (formerly Equity Red Star) - promote Donna Willis to the role of Chief Operations Officer
   
30/3/17 - 09:36   Fix Auto UK - new extended agreement with Co-op Insurance provides additional repair capacity in key regions
   
30/3/17 - 09:28   Nationwide - target new records as Carrera Cup season starts at Brands Hatch
   
30/3/17 - 07:29   Lloyd's of London insurance market - 2016 result: £2.1 billion profit on £29.9 billion of premiums
   
29/3/17 - 21:37   TCH Leasing - FMG mitigated over £25,000 in costs from 67 repairs in six months, involving TCH Leasing customers
   
29/3/17 - 20:55   The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) - UK Automotive demands government delivers deal to safeguard competitiveness
   
29/3/17 - 20:48   Ford - future virtual reality technology offers a more convenient way to “try before you buy”
   
29/3/17 - 18:57   ERS (formerly Equity Red Star) - 2016 results; profit hit by change in Ogden discount rate
   
29/3/17 - 14:03   Vauxhall Motors - to end sponsorship of Home Nations football after 2018
   
29/3/17 - 13:56   National Accident Repair Group - Chris Elton (ex JCC) joins National Accident Repair Group (NARG) as Finance Director
   
29/3/17 - 13:51   Brexit - PM triggers Article 50 to start the formal process of leaving the European Union
   
29/3/17 - 13:06   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 – not long to wait to find out who the finalists are…
   
29/3/17 - 12:54   The AA - customer trial shows connected car tech device, Car Genie, can predict a third of breakdowns before they happen
   
29/3/17 - 12:39   Suffolk New College - new £400,000 Fabrication and Welding Centre to open on Friday
   
29/3/17 - 12:30   Nationwide - support UK Air Ambulances as Corporate Charity for 2017
   
29/3/17 - 12:13   Leicester Mercury interview with Darren Edwards, chief exec of Sytner Group - former bodyshop apprentice now runs £4.9bn a year business
   
29/3/17 - 11:19   Prestige Fleet Servicing - launches VehicleTrak to give fleets greater transparency
   
29/3/17 - 10:42   BEST - new flexible paint cup system which eliminates the traditional requirement of additional paint mixing pot and paper filter
   
29/3/17 - 10:18   Auto Express - Driver Power Best Car Dealer Survey launches new database of top 1,000 dealers for 2017
   
29/3/17 - 10:06   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - extended opening hours across the entire network of 72 Van Centres and 24 Authorised Repairers
   
29/3/17 - 10:01   SunLife - since turning 50, 21% of people have experienced age discrimination when trying to take out insurance
   
29/3/17 - 09:36   WNS - paid £3.6m in fees and £37.2m in repair costs for claims handled by Acromas (Saga) in y/e Jan 2017
   
28/3/17 - 23:56   Insurance Times - finalists for Claims Excellence Awards on 18 May include Audatex and Thatcham
   
28/3/17 - 23:13   Audi - parts shortage hits A4 and A5 production at Ingolstadt
   
28/3/17 - 20:15   Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Education Funding Agency (EFA) - to merge to become a combined funding agency
   
28/3/17 - 16:16   AkzoNobel - to outline new strategy and updated financial guidance at investor update on April 19, 2017
   
28/3/17 - 16:09   IMI Skill Auto 2017 - deadline for entries is Friday 7 April
   
28/3/17 - 16:00   The Insurance Fraud Register (IFR) - industry sign-up to Insurance Fraud Register ahead of target
   
28/3/17 - 15:42   **REMINDER** 3M Webinar: Hand Arm Vibration in the Bodyshop - Wednesday 29 March, 12-1pm
   
28/3/17 - 15:38   AutoRaise - comments on think tank’s call for Skills Levy
   
28/3/17 - 14:18   Heatons Garage - Lancashire-based classic car restoration bodyshop suffers spraybooth extraction unit fire
   
28/3/17 - 14:03   IAEA National Conference - early bird booking ends soon for 6 May conference in Donington
   
28/3/17 - 13:51   American Express - Brits spend £206 billion on running costs over the average car lifespan
   
28/3/17 - 13:41   Groupe PSA - initial tests of the Groupe PSA's autonomous car for "non-expert" motorists
   
28/3/17 - 13:33   Oxbotica - AI software for driverless cars firm wins FT award
   
28/3/17 - 13:21   RoSPA - adopting Single/Double Summer Time (GMT+2) would have the net effect of saving around 80 lives and 212 serious injuries a year
   
28/3/17 - 12:59   Competition and Markets Authority - price comparison websites could be more transparent and competitive
   
28/3/17 - 12:43   GEM - tells drivers to "expect motorcyclists at junctions" in bid to reduce collisions
   
28/3/17 - 11:50   Gocompare.com - on auto-renewal: warns that new rules on displaying last year’s premium on renewal letters may not go far enough
   
28/3/17 - 11:36   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 – seven weeks to BBA!
   
28/3/17 - 11:25   IPPR (think tank) - North-South divide will be widened by new £2bn-a-year apprenticeship scheme, finds think tank
   
28/3/17 - 11:14   Fix Auto Croydon - relocate the business to a 40,000 sq ft building to double production
   
28/3/17 - 10:55   Wunelli - Fiat Panda, Kia Picanto and Citroen C3 top the list of ten cars that are cheap to run and safely driven
   
28/3/17 - 10:44   Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) - within the next five years one in six local roads will need to be repaired or face closurure
   
28/3/17 - 10:21   Stanners - plastic welding unit from Stanners receives Volkswagen Group approval
   
28/3/17 - 10:13   Accident Exchange, MyCarNeedsA and AutoRestore - smartphone App allows drivers to ‘click’ for a replacement car accident
   
28/3/17 - 10:05   comparethemarket.com - average premium for drivers over 50 years old has risen to £398, up £40 (11%) year on year
   
28/3/17 - 09:54   Accident Exchange and MyCarNeedsA.com - launch new smartphone App that allows drivers to ‘click’ for a replacement car after an accident
   
28/3/17 - 08:10   National Apprenticeship Awards - now open for entries
   
27/3/17 - 00:49   PPG - team of executives snubbed by AkzoNobel board during visit to Netherlands on Friday
   
27/3/17 - 00:38   Sherwin-Williams - three month delay to June for completion of Valspar acquisition
   
27/3/17 - 15:18   PPG - announce customer-specific automotive OEM and industrial coatings price increases in Europe from 1 May
   
27/3/17 - 14:36   Town Centre Automobiles - complete rebrand for Sunderland-based car dealership, aftersales and body repair business
   
27/3/17 - 13:24   Allianz (commercial) - enhanced legal services for business customers
   
27/3/17 - 13:16   Haymarket Media - invests £50m in What Car?, Autocar and Pistonheads in new automotive venture - 'Haymarket Automotive'
   
27/3/17 - 13:02   Cooper Solutions - 14,500 vehicles sold in 2016 via FullAuction – "the most trade-to-trade sales since launch"
   
27/3/17 - 12:35   Consumer Intelligence - one in three car owners have cut back on driving to save money
   
27/3/17 - 12:32   The Floow - telematics firm receives £13m investment, including further funding from existing investor, Direct Line Group
   
27/3/17 - 12:23   Venson - 85% of motorists would now seriously consider buying an electric vehicle
   
27/3/17 - 11:59   IMI - receives Skills Funding Agency (SFA) approval for 3 new standards: Light, Heavy Vehicle and Bus and Coach Engineering Technician
   
27/3/17 - 11:05   Alton Cars Group - add 11th site, Brookstead Panelcraft in Rotherham
   
27/3/17 - 11:04   AkzoNobel - to be carbon neutral and use 100% renewable energy by 2050
   
27/3/17 - 09:55   **REMINDER** 3M Webinar: Hand Arm Vibration in the Bodyshop - Wednesday 29 March, 12-1pm
   
27/3/17 - 08:57   Belgium: Europcar Group - new flagship station in Brussels offers rental and car sharing booking
   
27/3/17 - 08:51   What Car? - the cars about to be "clobbered" with 25 times the tax
   
26/3/17 - 23:18   USA: Root - start-up insurer offers context-insurance for Tesla's with lower premium when in autonomous mode
   
26/3/17 - 20:46   PwC - 30% of existing UK jobs could be impacted by automation by early 2030s, but should be offset by job gains elsewhere
   
26/3/17 - 20:27   CitNOW - Ford becomes first manufacturer to roll out pan-European video communication programme
   
26/3/17 - 11:23   Uber - suspends its entire autonomous car test programme in the USA after major crash
   
25/3/17 - 16:46   Copart - announces a Two-for-One share split
   
24/3/17 - 16:33   Motofix Group - Exeter branch successfully re-approved by Mitsubishi and gains "Centre of Excellence" rating
   
24/3/17 - 16:06   DWF - call for collective response to organised fraud in Scotland as injury claims rise 16.6% in four years
   
24/3/17 - 15:59   Malta - will be the biggest beneficiary of Brexit for insurers and financial services companies
   
24/3/17 - 14:47   PWC - 32% of UK jobs in finance and insurance potentially at high risk of automation by the early 2030s
   
24/3/17 - 14:35   Modern Claims Magazine - finalists for their awards announced including new bodyshop-of-the-year award
   
24/3/17 - 14:17   CECRA - calls for a robust regulatory framework for a standardised secure in vehicle telematics platform
   
24/3/17 - 14:05   Edam Group (owners of Easi-Drive) - plans to double in size to £100m turnover include move into fleet market
   
24/3/17 - 12:02   Ofsted - inspection of apprenticeships from May 2017
   
24/3/17 - 02:49   Australia: Slater and Gordon - ASIC investigation concludes with no enforcement action
   
23/3/17 - 21:53   **REMINDER** 3M Webinar: Hand Arm Vibration in the Bodyshop - Wednesday 29 March, 12-1pm
   
23/3/17 - 21:11   Consumer Intelligence - 45% of all drivers believe their premium will rise at their next renewal
   
23/3/17 - 20:41   Andrew Gault, Glenn Allen Car Body Repairs - Riverpark Training apprentice is aiming to represent UK at Global Skills Competition
   
23/3/17 - 20:26   Selsia - appointed by RSPB to manage accident repairs to the charity's fleet of vehicle
   
23/3/17 - 18:46   Industry Insights - appoints Kelly Dalwood to support marketing and communications
   
23/3/17 - 18:40   Venson Automotive Solutions - 24% increase in turnover from 2011 to 2015
   
23/3/17 - 18:21   Volvo Product Technology Course - Volvo celebrate reaching the 500 delegate mark; next course is 12 October
   
23/3/17 - 13:16   Revive! - annual conference celebrates meteoric business growth
   
23/3/17 - 12:38   Mirka - powers ahead Abranet Ace HD range
   
23/3/17 - 12:24   Auto Windscreens - celebrates after shortlist success at Modern Claims Awards 2017
   
23/3/17 - 12:13   The Beaconsfield Workshop - Bucks-based Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Lotus approved bodyshop moves to new premises
   
23/3/17 - 11:38   Covéa Insurance - target to increase representation of women in senior positions by 30% over the next 5 years
   
23/3/17 - 11:25   SMMT - UK car manufacturing enjoys biggest February for 17 years as production rises 8.0% to 153,041 units
   
23/3/17 - 11:05   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - New Chair of the Smaller Business Practitioner Panel announced
   
23/3/17 - 10:44   Fix Auto Wrexham - announces relocation plan to double capacity
   
23/3/17 - 10:34   PSA Group UK - David March Becomes Director of UK Franchising, Network Development and Quality for Citroën, DS and Peugeot brands
   
23/3/17 - 10:24   ABI - countdown to 1 April changes aimed at helping insurance consumers understand their options at renewal
   
23/3/17 - 10:12   The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - average car at auction selling value down 4.8% in Feb from £5,296 to £5,041
   
22/3/17 - 21:33   On every car they sold in 2016 - Porsche made average £14,200 profit; Ferrari made average £40,900 profit
   
22/3/17 - 14:04   British Coatings Federation (BCF) - joins manufacturers’ organisation, EEF, to help ensure a competitive future for the UK coatings industry
   
22/3/17 - 14:04   Which? - our independent tests reveal the worst diesel cars for air pollution
   
22/3/17 - 13:57   Nationwide - raise £78,000 for Macmillan
   
22/3/17 - 13:51   Admiral - drivers’ relaxed attitude to speeding and using their mobile phone revealed
   
22/3/17 - 12:05   MoneySuperMarket - new FCA rules won't stop over 40% of drivers auto-renewing their car insurance
   
22/3/17 - 11:43   Brown Brothers Distribution - interviews British Touring Car Championship racing driver, Aiden Moffat
   
22/3/17 - 11:36   IAM RoadSmart - new video highlights the real cost of business crashes
   
22/3/17 - 11:28   Eco Repair Systems - new nitrogen generator for cost-effective plastic fusion welding
   
22/3/17 - 11:19   Livepoint Software Solutions - new cloud-based bodyshop software system launched "as an alternative to the outgoing Glassmatix"
   
22/3/17 - 10:52   Autocar - time is running out for Autocar Great British Women nominations
   
22/3/17 - 10:21   Shine! - Derbyshire-based smart repair business invests in 16 Mercedes-Benz Vito vans
   
22/3/17 - 09:58   3M Webinar: Hand Arm Vibration in the Bodyshop - Wednesday 29 March, 12-1pm
   
22/3/17 - 08:45   AkzoNobel - rejects 2nd unsolicited bid proposal from PPG Industries; improved offer up 7% to €24 billion
   
22/3/17 - 08:29   London Taxi Company (LTC) - opens new £300m factory near Coventry to build the new TX5 electric black cab
   
22/3/17 - 08:00   Poole Accident Repair - open new 8,000sq ft, 16-bay, state-of-the-art multi-material repair facility
   
21/3/17 - 20:55   RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA) - rebranded as the National Body Repair Association (NBRA)
   
21/3/17 - 14:35   SAVE THE DATE! Rab Lee Golf Day: Thursday 29 June - Saturday 1 July at The Belfry Hotel and Resort
   
21/3/17 - 14:13   IFED - insurance claims manager sentenced to 5 years for stealing £1.8m from insurance underwriting agency he worked for
   
21/3/17 - 14:04   AutoRaise - 82 potential body and paint apprentices attend Motofix Group’s Yeovil event
   
21/3/17 - 13:58   Swansway Jaguar - new £5 million centre to open on 1 April
   
21/3/17 - 13:35   ABP Women's Automotive - last call to register to attend next week's meeting at 3M in Bracknell, Berkshire: Thursday 30 March, 12-4pm
   
21/3/17 - 13:14   MIB (Motor Insurers’ Bureau) - uninsured driving the focus of MPs visit to MIB
   
21/3/17 - 12:38   Cooper Solutions - launches mobile bidding helping dealers trade cars anytime, anywhere
   
21/3/17 - 12:18   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - whistleblowers offered up to £100,000 in campaign to crack down on cartels
   
21/3/17 - 12:13   ABI - increase in inflation makes a sensible Discount Rate more important than ever
   
21/3/17 - 12:01   Confused.com - 64% of hay fever sufferers admit to driving after taking medication; 1/20 have had an accident as a result
   
21/3/17 - 11:37   Co-op Young Driver Insurance - has rewarded policyholders over £11.8m since it launched in 2011
   
21/3/17 - 11:00   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - Nick Stace appointed as a Non-Executive Director to its board
   
21/3/17 - 10:52   VisionTrack - video saves insurer over £16,000 after motorist jumps red light crashing into fleet driver
   
21/3/17 - 10:39   hpi - cost of motoring soars by more than 10% in a year
   
21/3/17 - 10:33   SEAT - expands four-day test drive across range for business customers
   
21/3/17 - 10:18   Inflation rate – inflation shoots up; CPI up to 2.3% for last 12 months; RPI up to 3.2%
   
21/3/17 - 10:09   BMW - a fully autonomous BMW (level 5) is at least 10 years away
   
21/3/17 - 09:30   USA: "So God Made a Bodyshop Owner" video on You Tube - made by a Colorado bodyshop owner
   
21/3/17 - 08:09   NAHL (brands include National Accident Helpline) - 2016 results: pre-tax profit of £16m on turnover of £51m
   
21/3/17 - 01:47   Trend Tracker - publisher of UK Car Body Repair Market reports, announces its closure on 1 April
   
21/3/17 - 01:42   Akzo Nobel - reported to have Axalta as an acquisition target
   
21/3/17 - 01:25   PPG - reported to be preparing enhanced bid for Akzo Nobel after rejection of initial $22.4 billion bid
   
20/3/17 - 14:18   Direct Tool Company (DTC) - new DEL500 Mobile Dust and Fume Extractor by Delton Tools
   
20/3/17 - 14:09   Covéa Insurance - CPD accreditation for the Covéa Insurance Broker Training Academy
   
20/3/17 - 14:02   Ageas - on the Pre-Second Reading Prisons and Courts Bill; wider reforms to credit hire/repair should also be considered
   
20/3/17 - 13:54   Road Haulage Association (RHA) - insurance rate rises could hit hauliers hard says RHA
   
20/3/17 - 13:51   Ageas - François-Xavier Boisseau comments on young drivers and the cost of car insurance
   
20/3/17 - 13:45   MPs debate cost of motor insurance for young drivers - today (Monday 20 March) at 4.30pm
   
20/3/17 - 13:18   Bank of England - predicts UK motor insurance market reduction of 21% by 2040
   
20/3/17 - 12:34   Barretts Motor Group - to open a new Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Ashford
   
20/3/17 - 12:19   Audatex UK - new blog post: 'How connected and autonomous cars are disrupting the claims industry'
   
20/3/17 - 12:09   Servicing Stop - 26% rise in searches for online car service bookings
   
20/3/17 - 12:01   Brexit - Article 50 to be triggered on Wednesday 29 March
   
20/3/17 - 11:52   Toyota - donates new 4x4 to Ben’s Birch Hill Care Centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed
   
20/3/17 - 11:30   BuyaCar.co.uk - rural dwellers are leading a revolution in the way Britain buys cars
   
20/3/17 - 11:25   Ford - rolls out Video Check service (servicing work)
   
20/3/17 - 11:17   GEM Motoring Assist - 9 out of 10 drivers want L-test change based on graduated driver licensing
   
20/3/17 - 11:08   Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) - 43% reduction in annual collision/damage incidents
   
20/3/17 - 10:28   3M - supports Alton Cars to inspire tomorrow’s auto body repair professionals
   
20/3/17 - 10:18   MG Cannon - bodyshop group boosts team by five with bodyshop manager, marketing, HR and finance appointments
   
20/3/17 - 10:01   Justice Committee - launches whiplash and small claims limits inquiry
   
20/3/17 - 10:00   Saga - animals caused more than £600,000 worth of damage to Saga's customers' vehicles last year
   
20/3/17 - 07:44   MoneySuperMarket - comments on premium price increases due to Ogden discount rate change
   
20/3/17 - 07:37   ABI - Ogden discount rate change effective today will result in three waves of insurance premium increases
   
20/3/17 - 07:25   Government - announce £23m funding boost to accelerate take up of hydrogen-powered vehicles and infrastructure
   
17/3/17 - 13:27   Fix Auto Barnsley - announces investment plans to double production capacity
   
17/3/17 - 13:24   Toyota - announces £240m investment in Burnaston factory
   
17/3/17 - 04:59   Slater Gordon - confirm 94% of its debt has traded hands from original lenders to distressed debt investors
   
16/3/17 - 21:07   RAC - 14% describe their neighbour’s parking as ‘poor’ or ‘appalling’
   
16/3/17 - 20:40   Germany: Sika Automotive - exhibiting at the Strategies In Car Body Engineering 2017 conference, in Bad Nauheim, Germany, this month
   
16/3/17 - 20:36   Netherlands: Valspar Automotive begins new build in Lelystad, the Netherlands
   
16/3/17 - 20:28   Emtec - World Skills UK Competition, Regional Pilot for Vehicle Body Repair Technicians on Thursday 23 March
   
16/3/17 - 12:45   GT Motive - launches free trial of estimating system
   
16/3/17 - 12:39   Lark - opt for a made to measure claim service from FMG
   
16/3/17 - 12:32   Bollington - appoints Scott Miles as new Motor Trade Account Manager
   
16/3/17 - 12:24   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - members' concerns supported by the House of Lords
   
16/3/17 - 12:17   IAM RoadSmart - moves towards driverless cars must not produce lazy drivers reliant on gadgets
   
16/3/17 - 12:09   Alton Cars - video captures all 'the buzz' from the recent AutoRaise apprentice open day
   
16/3/17 - 11:32   Highways England - urged to make CCTV of “swerve to avoid” crashes available to insurers
   
16/3/17 - 09:54   AXA Insurance - with law firm, rradar, develops innovative machine learning app
   
16/3/17 - 08:31   Fleet News Awards - full list of all 32 winners (and finalists) from last nights Awards event
   
16/3/17 - 08:08   Slater Gordon - media reports that rescue is underway after major banks sold their debt in the company
   
16/3/17 - 01:41   DLG Auto Services - the new name for the 19 Direct Line accident repair centres (formerly known as UKAARC)
   
16/3/17 - 01:02   RMI Bodyshops - appoint Peter Eden (ex Euro Car Parts and Renault) as regional manager
   
16/3/17 - 01:02   Frank Harvey - former Head of RMI NAB (re)joins Karl Vella Group
   
16/3/17 - 00:59   Euro Car Parts - Richard Taylor, Head of Collision Repair Relations, has left the business
   
15/3/17 - 19:44   Glaisyers - register for a new seminar: Employment Law Update, Thursday 27 April in Manchester
   
15/3/17 - 19:38   Volkswagen Group - hosts gender balance awareness day at MK HQ: ‘A Day in their Shoes’
   
15/3/17 - 14:01   Smartdriverclub - alerts motorists to data harvesting by motor manufacturers
   
15/3/17 - 13:53   3M - named a '2017 World’s Most Ethical Company'
   
15/3/17 - 13:15   Drive Software Solutions - fleet technology company promotes Director of Sales and Marketing, Simon West-Oliver, to the new, Director role
   
15/3/17 - 12:59   The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - hosts apprenticeship 'match-making' event with leading insurers
   
15/3/17 - 12:43   Infiniti - Karim Habib, former Head of BMW Design, named Head of Infiniti Design
   
15/3/17 - 12:36   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - 55 days till the industry's best bash!
   
15/3/17 - 12:16   Road Haulage Association (RHA) - Driverless trucks... the UK road network just isn’t up to the job says RHA
   
15/3/17 - 12:07   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM - where can I get the info on what alloy/diamond cut wheels are allowed to be repaired?
   
15/3/17 - 12:04   Marshall Motors - 2016 results: underlying profits up 60% on turnover up 54%
   
15/3/17 - 11:36   Cromax - launches updated, user-friendly and faster version of ChromaWeb colour management software
   
15/3/17 - 10:57   Consumer Intelligence - rising claim costs push van insurance premiums up 14.1% in a year to an average £1,344
   
15/3/17 - 10:42   Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) - new report says Government is "too focused" on private road vehicles (driverless cars)
   
15/3/17 - 10:24   Wunelli - new, senior appointments prepare for ‘pivotal year’ of growth in telematics policies
   
15/3/17 - 10:14   Gocompare.com - survey of 1,000 parents find 10% had children who’d had an accident within 1yr of passing test
   
15/3/17 - 09:55   Government - rate of wage growth slows to 2.2% for year to January 2017
   
15/3/17 - 09:54   Government - unemployment rate drops to lowest level for 40 years
   
15/3/17 - 07:58   LV - reported to have held merger talks with Royal London and received approaches for general insurance division
   
14/3/17 - 14:35   PPG Refinish - launches new digital platform... PPG TV!
   
14/3/17 - 13:17   Ford - named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for eighth year in a row
   
14/3/17 - 13:11   ChipsAway - achieve coveted 5* rating on TrustPilot
   
14/3/17 - 13:05   G&P – innovative quality system prevents £2.5 billion worth of automotive and aerospace parts waste
   
14/3/17 - 12:56   Page to make a charity donation in memory of Jim Pearson, Supertune Automotive
   
14/3/17 - 12:29   SMMT - Government & UK automotive industry discuss Britain as world leader in electric, connected and autonomous vehicle technology
   
14/3/17 - 12:09   L&L Automotive Group - Hertfordshire-based dealer has seen 550% increase in profit on part exchanges with Cooper Solutions' tools
   
14/3/17 - 11:52   BVRLA - personal contract hire has overtaken contract hire
   
14/3/17 - 11:30   Kwik Fit - more than four million drivers admit to driving without a valid MOT
   
14/3/17 - 11:03   MS Amlin - renews contract with National Windscreens
   
14/3/17 - 10:54   WhoCanFixMyCar - Fred Parkes joins WhoCanFixMyCar from FTSE 250 technology business
   
14/3/17 - 10:47   IMI - 45% of drivers said they felt pressured by a salesman to buy add-ons when they most recently bought a car from a dealership or garage
   
14/3/17 - 10:32   China: Volkswagen Group - use quantum computers on a research project for traffic flow in Beijing
   
14/3/17 - 10:18   SEAT - ‘Fleet Excellence’ dealership programme launches to enhance fleet service
   
13/3/17 - 15:13   Aldermore - one in five SMEs miss new business opportunities due to lack of finance
   
13/3/17 - 14:02   Intel - announces £12.5bn acquisition of Mobileye "to create automated driving solutions"
   
13/3/17 - 13:41   Auto Windscreens - aftermarket ADAS recalibration solutions official backed by Mazda, Toyota and Volkswagen Group UK
   
13/3/17 - 13:33   TTC Group - former AA DriveTech MD, Jim Kirkwood, joins road safety training organisation TTC Group as CEO
   
13/3/17 - 12:17   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - welcomes minister of state to its Technology and Logistics Centre
   
13/3/17 - 11:37   CitNOW - digital training helps workshops boost customer satisfaction by a fifth
   
13/3/17 - 11:15   Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) - Liverpool-based supercar manufacturer launches apprenticeship scheme with Riverside College
   
13/3/17 - 11:09   Allianz - becomes and official partner to the FIA Formula E Championship
   
13/3/17 - 10:48   Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors - to explore strategic alliance for joint development projects
   
13/3/17 - 10:36   Autocar and Courland Automotive - applications open for Autocar Courland Next Generation Award 2017
   
13/3/17 - 10:14   hpi - puts diesel consumers’ minds at ease with free future valuations tool
   
13/3/17 - 10:09   Direct Line - end of car mods? Number of motorists penalised for unlawfully altered exhaust systems & silencers decreased 43% from 2013-2015
   
13/3/17 - 10:00   Saga Car Insurance - in the last 12 months Saga paid out almost £100,000 in claims related to hitting or swerving to avoid potholes
   
13/3/17 - 09:51   Alton Cars - 137 applications for apprenticeships from Saturday's Apprentice Open Day; over 400 visitors
   
13/3/17 - 08:52   Watchstone - article in Sunday Times on how the new CEO, Indro Mukerjee, is turning round the former Quindell
   
13/3/17 - 08:38   Accident Exchange - trial against 7 former Autofocus employees continues with 3 already admitting offences
   
10/3/17 - 14:34   International Applications Limited (IAL) - Keith Parvin (ex Farecla) joins as Sales and Marketing Director
   
10/3/17 - 14:22   Government - £220 million to help motorists beat congestion
   
10/3/17 - 14:17   Jaguar Land Rover - begins construction of new £200m design and engineering centre at Gaydon
   
10/3/17 - 14:13   Auto Trader - Ford is winning hearts and minds with UK motorists interested in a driverless future
   
10/3/17 - 14:00   Horizon Vehicle Management - new incident management company with Paul Goddard as network manager
   
10/3/17 - 13:41   Nationwide - targeting an increase to 250 Apprentices on their Apprenticeship Programme in 2017.
   
10/3/17 - 11:14   esure - 2016 results: motor GWP up 22%; motor policies up 12% to 1.6 million; "now in full growth mode"
   
10/3/17 - 02:07   LKQ Corporation - CEO Robert Wagman to step down and be replaced by CFO Dominick Zarcone
   
09/3/17 - 21:16   AutoRaise - message from CEO, Bob Linwood, after successful Motofix event, and ahead of Alton Cars' and Gemini Worcester’s apprentice days
   
09/3/17 - 20:45   IMI Skill Auto 2017 - entries close in three weeks: Friday 7 April
   
09/3/17 - 20:41   Derwent Coachworks - Bryan Jowsey and Fred Weatherley, former owners of York-based bodyshop, have both died within weeks of each other
   
09/3/17 - 20:24   UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) - cooperate to support FinTech companies
   
09/3/17 - 20:07   ECCO - extends its exclusive range of Compact LED Worklamps
   
09/3/17 - 20:03   GYS - check out the new range of GYS bodyshop products
   
09/3/17 - 15:24   National Windscreens - first technicians in UK to achieve ADAS qualifications
   
09/3/17 - 14:40   British Bodyshop Awards 2017 - what a line-up! Partners: PPG, Circle Leasing, Enterprise, Farecla, Mirka, Plan, Thatcham, U-POL & Vision
   
09/3/17 - 14:29   Aviva - 2016 results: best UK underwriting result for 10 years; UK motor business flat
   
09/3/17 - 14:04   Harris & Co Mini Cooper rally car - now sponsored by Fix Auto, Industry Insights, Connected Solutions and Prasco Parts
   
09/3/17 - 13:51   Funeral arrangements for Jim Pearson, Supertune Automotive - Friday 17 March in York
   
09/3/17 - 13:44   Brian Robson Coachworks - two current apprentices, brothers Calum and Daniel Reed, both pass their NVQ Level 2 qualifications
   
09/3/17 - 13:17   AW Repair Group - James Dunn promoted to Group Operations Manager role
   
09/3/17 - 13:10   TomTom - deal signed to power first phase of the the Volvo Drive Me programme with TomTom's HD Map
   
09/3/17 - 12:44   PPG - AkzoNobel and PPG "combination" is a "very compelling strategic opportunity"
   
09/3/17 - 12:34   AkzoNobel - reviewing strategic options to separate Specialty Chemicals
   
09/3/17 - 11:02   ABP Employer Protect partners, Glaisyers Solicitors - Thursday is the new Friday... but booze you lose!
   
09/3/17 - 10:41   Accident Exchange - partners with HR Owen to drive customer service; direct 350 incidents to bodyshop less than 12 months
   
09/3/17 - 10:36   Budget - government considering "appropriate tax treatment" for diesel cars and possibly a scrappage plan
   
09/3/17 - 10:26   IMI - launches ‘Vision for the Future’, a news-style programme with ITN Productions
   
09/3/17 - 10:08   Thatcham Research - hosts the "new wave" of potential bodyshop technicians
   
09/3/17 - 09:59   The Motofix Group - hosts successful AutoRaise apprenticeship event in Yeovil with 82 young attendees and industry-wide support
   
09/3/17 - 09:59   Alton Cars - Apprentice Day this Saturday hits capacity with 300 youngsters booked to attend!
   
09/3/17 - 09:10   Akzo Nobel - reject unsolicited $22 BILLION bid from PPG
   
09/3/17 - 08:41   Budget - reaction from ABI, BVRLA, RMI NAB, SMMT
   
08/3/17 - 13:40   Budget - new technical qualification (T-levels) inc 3-month work placement; more training for technical students
   
08/3/17 - 13:35   Budget - extra money for road pinch-points in Midland and North; £270m for technologies inc driverless cars
   
08/3/17 - 13:32   Budget - no change in VED for hauliers; no further increase in alcohol and cigarette duties
   
08/3/17 - 13:23   Budget - confirms commitment to raise personal allowance to £12,500 and 40% tax band to £50,000 by 2020
   
08/3/17 - 13:19   Budget - working parents with 3 & 4 year-olds get free childcare entitlement doubled to 30 hours a week
   
08/3/17 - 13:18   Budget - the tax-free dividend allowance falls from £5,000 to £2,000 with effect from April 2018
   
08/3/17 - 13:15   Budget - higher taxes for self-employed workers
   
08/3/17 - 13:08   Budget - business rates; no change but some relief in specific cases
   
08/3/17 - 12:53   Budget - UK economy expected to grow 2.0 % in 2017 (rather than 1.4%); inflation expected to be 2.4% in 2017
   
08/3/17 - 12:24   Jaguar Land Rover and Getty Images - create a more realistic portrayal of women in engineering
   
08/3/17 - 12:09   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 – full list of 16 Presenting Companies, with 27 awards to be handed out on Tuesday 9 May
   
08/3/17 - 11:35   Standox - new Standolux iQ daylight lamp detects metamerism
   
08/3/17 - 11:31   Admiral - 2016 results: UK gross written motor premiums up 16% to £1.79bn; UK motor customers up 11% to 3.65m
   
08/3/17 - 11:21   FAB Recycling - strengthens its board with appointment of Steve Thompson, Industry Insights
   
08/3/17 - 10:50   Ford - tests 3D printing of large, one-piece lightweight car parts
   
08/3/17 - 10:41   Road Haulage Association (RHA) - road safety needs more effective Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) systems
   
08/3/17 - 10:14   International Applications (IAL) - BS Supplies becomes International Applications distributor
   
08/3/17 - 10:00   3M - dedicated state-of-the-art Automotive Refinishing Centre (ARC) in Atherstone to help bodyshop customers succeed
   
08/3/17 - 09:02   Lookers - 2016 results: turnover up 17% to £4.3 billion; record profits up 46% to £92m;
   
07/3/17 - 18:25   EurotaxGlass’s Group - relaunched as Autovista Group
   
07/3/17 - 14:09   Deloitte - companies spent nearly $300billion on ‘disruptive innovation-related’ M&A deals in 2016, four times the $72billion in 2012
   
07/3/17 - 14:02   Peugeot 3008 - all new SUV named 2017 Car of the Year in Geneva
   
07/3/17 - 13:25   ABP Women’s Automotive meeting at 3M UK, Bracknell, Thursday 30 March - 3M, Volvo Car UK and Autocar confirmed as speakers
   
07/3/17 - 12:00   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - telematics broker Carrot Insurance latest member to join IFB in fight against fraud
   
07/3/17 - 11:50   Gauntlet - motor fleet insurance firm urges commercial clients to act fast following "insurance upheaval"
   
07/3/17 - 11:43   ABI - legislation brings automated cars closer to our roads (blog)
   
07/3/17 - 11:26   Vehicle Procurements (VP) - announce "best value for money courtesy car deal they have ever offered"
   
07/3/17 - 11:11   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - van sales in February down 4.3% is "concerning"
   
07/3/17 - 11:07   National Apprenticeship Week 2017 - 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week 2017 (6 to 10 March)
   
07/3/17 - 10:39   China: Sika Global Automotive - Suzhou, China manufacturing facility has achieved ISO/TS 16949 certification
   
07/3/17 - 10:30   DENSO - extends Wiper Blade range to cover 90% of total car fleets
   
07/3/17 - 10:23   Volkswagen Group - Sedric (self-driving car) concept; first vehicle in the group created for level 5 autonomous driving (no human driver)
   
07/3/17 - 10:12   ABI - business and charity groups call on the Government to scrap the planned rise in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)
   
07/3/17 - 10:12   Volvo - unveil new XC60 model; production starts next month
   
07/3/17 - 10:04   The Share Centre - Direct Line’s full year operating profit hit by new personal injury discount rate
   
07/3/17 - 09:14   Direct Line - 75,000 repairs carried out in their owned shops in 2016; 3 new shops added; now have 19 shops
   
07/3/17 - 08:33   Direct Line Group - 2016 results: profits take b£217m hit from Ogden changes; growth for motor
   
07/3/17 - 07:33   Cambria Automobiles - trading update: "robust trading momentum"..."pressures on new car volumes in 2017"
   
06/3/17 - 14:48   Arnold Clark - recruiting 270 new apprentices
   
06/3/17 - 14:38   IMI - number 93 in The Sunday Times Top 100 for a second year
   
06/3/17 - 14:30   Power-TEC - celebrates 20 years of marketing the Miracle System in the UK
   
06/3/17 - 14:02   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 – early bird booking has now closed, but ABP members can still save money on tickets!
   
06/3/17 - 13:36   Honda (UK) - Brindley Honda (West Bromwich) named Most Improved Aftersales Dealer
   
06/3/17 - 13:09   Honda UK Manufacturing - set to double number of manufacturing apprentices
   
06/3/17 - 13:00   RAC - four in 10 motorists think the Chancellor will raise IPT again in the Budget on Wednesday
   
06/3/17 - 12:48   Kwik Fit - announce 200 new apprenticeship roles
   
06/3/17 - 12:44   Comma - new mobile app provides workshops with a quick and easy way to look up recommended products for any vehicle
   
06/3/17 - 12:42   West Yorkshire Police - three men involved in cash for crash scam which killed an 88-year-old woman in Leeds have been convicted
   
06/3/17 - 12:36   Autoglass - 1 in 6 fleets don’t have ADAS checks in place during repair and maintenance
   
06/3/17 - 12:08   Vehicle Procurements (VP) - raise £6,000 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Service (LNAA)
   
06/3/17 - 11:56   Plan Insurance - one of ABP's Recommended Business Service Providers, Plan Insurance, cuts Spraytech bodyshop's insurance bill by £41,000
   
06/3/17 - 11:44   Lancaster Insurance (part of Markerstudy) - appoints Andrew Evanson as Senior Operations Manager
   
06/3/17 - 11:31   ABI - driverless definitions promised by Government "vital" to successful roll out
   
06/3/17 - 11:19   SMMT - van sales in February down 4.3%
   
06/3/17 - 11:05   SMMT - new car sales down 0.3% in February; year-to-date up 1.8%
   
06/3/17 - 11:04   CitNOW - entries for the Best CitNOW Bodyshop Video 2017 category in the annual Video Awards now open
   
06/3/17 - 10:47   Cromax - introduces new, next generation surfacer
   
06/3/17 - 10:36   International Applications Limited (IAL) - Japanese automotive supplier, Eguchi Iwao, announces investment in IAL taking a 20% shareholding
   
06/3/17 - 10:29   Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) - "maintain or increase the differential between diesel and gas duty"
   
06/3/17 - 10:18   Funeral service for Jim Pearson, Business Manager at Supertune Automotive - Friday 17 March, 11.40am at York Crematorium
   
06/3/17 - 10:13   Local Government Association (LGA) - drink drive limit should be lowered to cut accidents, urge councils and fire authorities
   
06/3/17 - 10:07   Auto Trader - 49% of today’s motorists say 'no' to driverless cars
   
06/3/17 - 09:57   The IMI - Apprenticeship Levy has the power to transform apprenticeships with employer backing
   
06/3/17 - 08:30   Mercedes - to recall 1 million cars worldwide (75,000 in UK) due to starter motor fault that could cause fire
   
06/3/17 - 07:35   PSA (Peugeot Citroen) - announce deal to acquire GM Europe (Opel/Vauxhall) by end of 2017
   
03/3/17 - 19:00   PSA / Opel - deal agreed at this afternoon's PSA board meeting says Reuters; announcement Monday
   
03/3/17 - 10:08   PPG - rated in first place within its industry category in Fortune’s 'World’s Most Admired Companies'
   
03/3/17 - 09:49   USA: LKQ - complete sale of OEM glass manufacturing business to Vitro for $310m
   
03/3/17 - 09:31   PSA Group / Opel - still hoping for deal announcement on Monday; $10 billion pension deficit is big problem
   
03/3/17 - 07:19   Audatex – Dave Shepherd is new UK managing director; Paul Sykes leaves to pursue new opportunity
   
02/3/17 - 15:56   AutoRaise - ABP News editor Kelly Dalwood appointed to newly created Communications role
   
02/3/17 - 15:50   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - 85% of tickets sold - just 110 left; earlybird offer ends at 2pm on Monday
   
02/3/17 - 15:39   Admiral Group plc - confirm Annette Court (ex Direct line and Zurich) will become new chairman in April
   
02/3/17 - 15:06   motoreasy - 20% of motorists drive faulty cars because they can't afford the repairs
   
02/3/17 - 15:00   Tesla - offer InsureMyTesla, an insurance bundle with car purchase in Asia and Australia
   
02/3/17 - 14:47   Axalta - renews 3-year agreement with Vauxhall with approval for Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox
   
02/3/17 - 14:41   SMMT - CO2 emissions from new cars fell in 2016 for 19th consecutive year; anti-diesel agenda will halt progress
   
02/3/17 - 14:22   ILC (I Love Claims) - Insure The Box become an ILC Insurer Partner
   
02/3/17 - 14:12   IMI - urge Chancellor to support, rather than penalise, UK motorists in Budget on Wed 8 March
   
02/3/17 - 08:37   Hastings - 2016 results: gross written premiums up 25%; record-breaking year with strong profitable growth
   
02/3/17 - 08:12   Australia - top barristers warned to only undertake new work for Slater Gordon if payment is made beforehand
   
01/3/17 - 14:17   ABP Employer Protect - on 'Repayment of loans to employees', from our partners, Glaisyers Solicitors
   
01/3/17 - 14:08   National Windscreens - opens 108th ADAS centre to meet growing demand
   
01/3/17 - 14:04   Comparethemarket - as insurers call on Ogden Rate change to be revised, annual car running costs for Young Drivers hit new record
   
01/3/17 - 14:01   RMI NAB - Frank Harvey departs RMI after 4 years as Head of NAB
   
01/3/17 - 13:57   Gocompare - drivers in Scotland have the highest proportion of offences for using a mobile phone behind the wheel
   
01/3/17 - 13:52   Continental Tyres - 40% drivers admit they don’t know how to use all of the tech in their car; 4/10 say safety is compromised as a result
   
01/3/17 - 12:21   Ferrari - applications for September 2017 intake for Ferrari's Bodyshop Technician Apprenticeship now open
   
01/3/17 - 12:14   Thatcham Research - Fiat 500 (3*), Citroën C3 (4*) and Ford Ka+(3*) superminis disappoint in latest round of Euro NCAP testing
   
01/3/17 - 12:01   JATO Dynamics - signs new agreement with TecAlliance for the use of their Service Maintenance and Repair (SMR) cost forecast data
   
01/3/17 - 11:24   PPG UK - gains Vauxhall preferred paint partner approval
   
01/3/17 - 10:57   IMI Skill Auto 2017 - search begins for UK’s most talented paint and body technicians
   
01/3/17 - 10:44   Motorists using a phone while driving - will now receive 6 points on their licence and a £200 fine
   
01/3/17 - 10:18   BSI - Happy 10th Birthday PAS 125!
   
01/3/17 - 09:52   Ford - partners with Vodafone to offer built-in modem with Wi-Fi; new app will enable drivers to lock/unlock doors remotely & locate car
   
01/3/17 - 07:55   Vertu Motors - trading update: "in line with expectations with continued growth in revenues and profits"
   
01/3/17 - 01:20   Ogden discount rate change - Chancellor of the Exchequer agrees to urgent consultation following meeting with insurers
   
28/2/17 - 14:14   Ogden discount rate change - Aviva: will mean one-off £385 million charge to our 2016 profits
   
28/2/17 - 13:28   Vauxhall - new appointments: Tim White, National Fleet Sales Manager & Steve Beattie, National Contract Hire and Leasing Manager
   
28/2/17 - 13:16   The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For – Swansway Group, Motorpoint and JCT600 make the list
   
28/2/17 - 12:48   American Express - Brits to spend £108 billion on cars in 2017; it costs nearly £1,500 to keep motors running
   
28/2/17 - 11:57   Ogden discount rate change - "drivers are being hit with news about rising costs left, right and centre at the moment," says Gocompare.com
   
28/2/17 - 11:51   Financial Ombudsman Service - data for last 6 months of 2016 shows 5% increase in general insurance complaints
   
28/2/17 - 11:42   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - ONLY 1 PREMIUM TABLE LEFT ***early bird discount offer ends 2pm on Monday***
   
28/2/17 - 11:27   cap hpi - five convicted in 7.5 million mile car clocking conspiracy case
   
28/2/17 - 11:16   Ogden discount rate change - CEOs of top 15 insurers meeting Chancellor today to call for change in rules
   
28/2/17 - 11:07   Ogden discount rate change - Willis Towers Watson: industry cost will be one-off hit of £5.8 billion ; annual extra cost of £868 million
   
28/2/17 - 10:51   Ogden discount rate change - Ageas: announces additional EUR 100 million negative impact on 2016 results
   
28/2/17 - 10:48   Nissan - conducts on-road autonomous vehicle testing in London; 10 models to be launched by 2020 by the Renault-Nissan Alliance
   
28/2/17 - 10:41   Volkswagen Group - returns to profitability with new record for sales revenue and operating result in 2016
   
28/2/17 - 10:15   Admiral - young drivers would sacrifice spending money on new clothes and socialising to stay on the road
   
28/2/17 - 09:56   Co-op Insurance - 40% of motorists unaware law changes tomorrow (Wednesday 1 March) for driving using a mobile phone
   
28/2/17 - 09:48   Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev - sign research contract to develop mobility services system for self-driving vehicles
   
28/2/17 - 09:29   Volvo - new XC60 SUV to be unveiled at Geneva Show next month, will automatically steer you out of trouble
   
28/2/17 - 08:29   Ogden discount rate change - Saga: one-off £4m hit for 2016; no material impact on financial outlook
   
28/2/17 - 08:19   Redde - half-year results: pre-tax profits up 9% to £20m on turnover up 38% to £227m; 705 increase in repair numbers
   
27/2/17 - 15:28   Jim Pearson, Supertune - sad news of the death of Jim, Business Manager at Supertune Automotive
   
27/2/17 - 14:15   Ogden discount rate change - "bizarre decision from the Government," says the RAC
   
27/2/17 - 14:09   Ogden discount rate change - “Change in Personal Injury Discount Rate is reckless,” says Insure The Box
   
27/2/17 - 13:55   Ogden discount rate change - Zurich UK: "we will fight against this punitive change
   
27/2/17 - 13:53   Hella - appoint Bryan Knott as head of commercial vehicle, and Mark Adams as Head of Product Management
   
27/2/17 - 13:46   Ogden discount rate change - PwC: average premium increase of £60; up to £1,000 increase for 18-22 year olds
   
27/2/17 - 13:44   Ogden discount rate change - MoneySupermarket: increased cost will be partly set-off by reduction in accidents
   
27/2/17 - 13:40   Ogden discount rate change - LV=: this "risks pricing younger and older drivers off the road"
   
27/2/17 - 13:39   Ogden discount rate change - AA: "astonishing decision" drivers face significant premium increases as a result
   
27/2/17 - 12:58   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 – 75% of tickets for this year’s BBAs have already been sold – get yours, quick!
   
27/2/17 - 12:30   Slater Gordon - shares down 22% today to 12 cents, down 98% in two years; Australian news coverage
   
27/2/17 - 12:29   Slater and Gordon worldwide: half-year results: loss of AUS$425m; "material uncertainties"; net cash outflow
   
27/2/17 - 12:29   UK Government - £17 million boost for the UK's "booming" artificial intelligence and robotics sector
   
27/2/17 - 12:28   SGS (Slater Gordon Solutions) - old Quindell business makes AUS$291m loss due to goodwill impairment charge
   
27/2/17 - 12:25   Nissan - new £37m 5,200 Tonne XL press starts production at Nissan's Sunderland plant; capable of stamping 2.5m panels a year
   
27/2/17 - 12:05   cap hpi - high volumes depress used values, and diesel values slip
   
27/2/17 - 11:22   Copart - latest salvage and used vehicles auction site in Newbury is 15th location in the UK for Copart
   
27/2/17 - 11:12   Sytner Group - take First Place at the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For Awards
   
27/2/17 - 10:57   Markerstudy - officially 4th ‘Best Big Company to Work For’ in the UK
   
27/2/17 - 10:48   BBC - "car insurance premiums are set to soar after compensation changes"
   
27/2/17 - 10:43   Chartwell - appoint Kevin Richardson as General Manager, former Group Manager at Lloyds Motors
   
27/2/17 - 10:30   Autocar - search for rising female British stars in the car industry
   
27/2/17 - 10:24   Quartix Holdings - 2016 results: "delighted with the progress made in 2016"; profit up 9% on turnover up 19%
   
27/2/17 - 09:56   Ogden discount rate change - could mean young drivers pay an extra £1,000, says PwC
   
27/2/17 - 09:50   Peugeot - Instinct Concept features changeable ‘Autonomous’ and ‘Drive’ Modes and IoT platform ‘learns’ driver’s lifestyle
   
27/2/17 - 09:48   Ogden discount rate change - Hastings; one-off charge in 2016 of £20m; no impact on 2017 outlook
   
27/2/17 - 09:12   Ogden discount rate change - comparethemarket; concerned much of the money will move into the lawyers pockets
   
27/2/17 - 09:07   Ogden discount rate change - ABI responds to 'crazy' decision; claims costs will soar and premiums will go up
   
27/2/17 - 08:52   Ogden discount rate change - Direct Line it will reduce their pre-tax profit by around £220 million
   
27/2/17 - 08:15   esure - 2016 trading update: "profit will be ahead of market expectations"; policy count up 9%
   
27/2/17 - 08:04   Ogden discount rate change - esure comment on impact to reserves and capital position
   
27/2/17 - 07:58   Ogden discount rate change - Direct Line to provide financial impact details later today
   
27/2/17 - 07:55   Ogden discount rate change - Admiral delay publication of 2016 results to allow impact to be included
   
27/2/17 - 07:51   Ministry of Justice - huge blow for insurers as Ogden personal injury discount rate set at minus 0.75%
   
25/2/17 - 11:50   ABP website - Thursday was busiest day for 9 months with the 'Nationwide buying RSA QRC sites' exclusive story
   
24/2/17 - 16:25   Royal Mail - price of postage to rise from 27 March; get your mailshots sent before then!
   
24/2/17 - 14:31   Nationwide - appoint Louise Cope to head up their People Support Services
   
24/2/17 - 14:26   National Accident Repair Group - appoint John Taisler to head up HGV repair network
   
24/2/17 - 14:17   AkzoNobel - develop new colour - Tarocco Orange - for 2017 McLaren-Honda Formula 1 racing car
   
24/2/17 - 10:28   RMI Bodyshops - "delighted" with yesterday's Information Commissioner’s Office raid in London
   
24/2/17 - 09:50   Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) - raid house in London following concerns raised with them by Nationwide
   
23/2/17 - 20:33   ChipsAway - repairers show off their favourite jobs
   
23/2/17 - 20:18   SMH Fleet Solutions - multi million pound investment in fleet vehicle management
   
23/2/17 - 19:44   The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - truck manufacturers call for action to prevent aftermarket emissions devices
   
23/2/17 - 16:34   Lightfoot - wins award for accident reduction
   
23/2/17 - 16:28   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - Government must invest in road maintenance and connectivity network
   
23/2/17 - 16:23   Hella - Sonne brand introduces an accelerated thinner to range
   
23/2/17 - 14:13   LV= - response to MoJ Prison and Courts Bill - Whiplash Reform
   
23/2/17 - 13:50   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 – 75 days till BBA - THE industry event!
   
23/2/17 - 13:23   Ageas UK - "far too much money needlessly moving through the legal system after a car crash," said Andy Watson, Chief Exec of Ageas UK
   
23/2/17 - 13:06   Axalta Coatings - new High Productive Accelerator from Cromax speeds up air-drying
   
23/2/17 - 12:45   ABP Women's Automotive - first meeting of 2017 confirmed: Thursday 30 March at 3M's UK HQ in Bracknell, Berkshire
   
23/2/17 - 12:17   The IMI - “More charging points isn’t the only thing needed to encourage greater adoption of electric and hybrid cars”
   
23/2/17 - 11:50   Department for Education (DfE) - 3 in 4 SMEs that employ apprentices report increased productivity thanks to apprenticeships
   
23/2/17 - 10:50   Venson Automotive Solutions - work related driving accidents kill 541 people in 2016
   
23/2/17 - 10:42   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM - FUNNY but stupid!
   
23/2/17 - 10:24   PSA Group - acquires a minority stake in automotive data firm, Autobiz; further investment in PSA's used car business
   
23/2/17 - 10:04   Co-op Insurance - new green programme offsets a proportion of its motor and home insurance customers’ carbon emissions
   
23/2/17 - 09:59   BBC - driver from West Yorkshire had a total of 62 points on his licence - yet was still legally driving when caught speeding
   
23/2/17 - 09:54   AXA UK and Ireland - delivers 5th consecutive year of profitable growth; strong growth for all motor lines
   
23/2/17 - 09:51   hpi Crushwatch - saves £87m worth of uninsured vehicles from scrapheap
   
23/2/17 - 09:47   Prisons and Courts Bill - ABI comment: "The reforms to whiplash claims in the Bill cannot come soon enough"
   
23/2/17 - 09:44   Prisons and Courts Bill - new act includes new fixed tariffs capping whiplash compensation and a ban on claims without medical evid
   
23/2/17 - 09:08   BBC - Peugeot boss fails to commit to future of Vauxhall factories in discussion with Theresa May
   
23/2/17 - 09:05   Nissan - Carlos Ghosn hands over CEO role, to focus on their alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi
   
23/2/17 - 08:13   RSA - 2015 results: operating profit up 25% to £655m; "from Turnaround towards Outperformance"
   
23/2/17 - 07:11   Nationwide – acquire the 6 QRC sites from RSA; adds 160,000 sq ft, 30,000 jobs pa capacity, over 300 staff
   
22/2/17 - 17:53   Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill - details self-driving car insurance and electric vehicle charge points
   
22/2/17 - 16:45   Hyundai Motor UK - fleet aftersales programme is named "officially the best in the business" for SME car fleets
   
22/2/17 - 14:03   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - Diamond Partners announced!
   
22/2/17 - 13:30   RSA - Rory O’Connor, former Chief Financial Officer of RSA Ireland fined and banned for misconduct
   
22/2/17 - 10:04   3M and Festool - launch comprehensive solutions for collision repair shops
   
22/2/17 - 08:34   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - Circle Leasing, Enterprise, Farécla, Mirka, Plan, Thatcham and Vision confirmed as Diamond Partners!
   
22/2/17 - 08:13   FCA - wins ‘Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer’ at Fleet World Honours
   
22/2/17 - 08:04   Exchange and Mart - 10% of car buyers would buy unseen online from a franchised dealer
   
22/2/17 - 07:47   Storm Doris - expect high winds and snow in Scotland on Thursday; heavy rain and high winds for parts of England and Wales
   
22/2/17 - 01:22   Vauxhall / Opel - latest on possible acquisition by PSA
   
22/2/17 - 01:05   KAR Auction Services (owners of HBC salvage in UK) - 2016 results: profit up 4% to $355m on turnover up 17%
   
22/2/17 - 00:02   Copart - worldwide half-year results: pre-tax profit of $202.6 million, up 16.9% on turnover up 18.2% to $695m
   
21/2/17 - 15:57   IAEA - 2017 conference set for Sat 6 May at Donington; David Cresswell to compere
   
21/2/17 - 15:53   Today (Tues 21 Feb) is tenth anniversary of launch of the “Thatcham BSI Kitemark scheme” (PAS125)
   
21/2/17 - 15:18   Bristol Street Motors - Simon Dennison appointed as General Manager at Ford West Bromwich
   
21/2/17 - 14:54   BMW Group and Mobileye - agree to generate new kind of crowd sourcing sensor data for automated driving
   
21/2/17 - 14:15   Lloyd Cooke Motors - Northern Ireland bodyshop invests in Rapid Repair Line with the help of LKQ
   
21/2/17 - 14:10   Oil price - under downward pressure from continued high production and record levels of refined gasoline in US
   
21/2/17 - 13:39   USA: New York - video shows man's extraordinary escape when a car crashed through a shop window in New York
   
21/2/17 - 13:13   Octo Telematics - partners with insurance software provider, Guidewire, to help motor insurers
   
21/2/17 - 12:37   RAC - reacts to LGA warning that heavier vehicles are likely to cause surge in pothole levels
   
21/2/17 - 12:28   AXA new Vantage app offers motor fleet and motor trade commercial broker news and updates
   
21/2/17 - 12:20   SATA UK - teams up with Remit to support apprentice training
   
21/2/17 - 12:12   The Department for Education (DfE) - new 'Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network' established to encourage diversity in apprenticeships
   
21/2/17 - 11:55   USA: Ford - invest $200 million in new wind tunnel facility to drive better fuel efficiency and engine performance
   
21/2/17 - 11:22   Autoliv - airbag, ADAS and autonomous driving systems company with partnership with Volvo Cars declares increased dividend
   
21/2/17 - 11:08   Gocompare.com - motorists waste £1.5bn a year by auto-renewing car insurance
   
21/2/17 - 11:05   Chargemaster - to manage the first-ever multi-brand electric vehicle showroom in the UK in Milton Keynes
   
21/2/17 - 10:44   Harris & Co - Industry Insights and Fix Auto sponsored Mini Cooper takes double win in 1st round of 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally
   
21/2/17 - 10:41   Hastings - update on acquisition of 29.9% holding by South African investment company, Rand Merchant
   
21/2/17 - 10:22   VW - fire at interior plastics supplier leads to parts shortage which hits Passat production
   
21/2/17 - 09:34   Kaspersky, AlienVault and ESET - hackers could use mobile apps to steal connected cars
   
21/2/17 - 08:12   TrakM8 – trading update: “this year has been very disappointing”; profits “significantly below” last year
   
20/2/17 - 15:49   The IMI - "diesel's day is probably done," says motor tech guru James Dillon
   
20/2/17 - 14:32   Euro NCAP - to "ramp up" crash test star ratings for electric ADAS; Thatcham Research's Matthew Avery talks to Auto Car magazine
   
20/2/17 - 14:03   I Love Claims - date confirmed for the 8th Motor Conference: Tuesday 4 July at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry
   
20/2/17 - 13:53   The Local Government Association (LGA) - more potholes because of spike in number of heavy lorries; Freight Transport Association hits back
   
20/2/17 - 13:42   Morgan - 2016 delivered a growth in sales and the best financial performance for four years; three-year dispute with Charles Morgan settled
   
20/2/17 - 13:19   Gocompare.com Car Insurance - a consumer guide on how to challenge a car insurance write-off
   
20/2/17 - 12:48   The IMI - 65% of London motorists are put off of electric and hybrid cars because of high insurance costs
   
20/2/17 - 12:00   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - AA’s order of 500 VW Transporters last year is bolstered by further 158 vehicles
   
20/2/17 - 10:52   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2017 - 70% of this year's BBA tickets have already been sold!
   
20/2/17 - 10:39   IFED - Dorset man charged in fake Honda airbag investigation
   
20/2/17 - 10:27   Allianz UK - 2016: operating profit: up 324% to £154m; Combined Ratio: 96.4%; Gross Written Premium £2,141m
   
20/2/17 - 10:13   Auto Trader - a positive aftersales experience ranked as the lowest factor to drive VM brand loyalty
   
20/2/17 - 09:37   Nationwide - Victoria Turner joins as Head of Strategic Business Development.
   
20/2/17 - 09:34   Park’s Motor Group - Cooper Solutions’ fleet management system streamlines courtesy car service in Scotland
   
20/2/17 - 09:30   Willis Towers Watson - Ogden discount rate change could cost UK motor insurers a one-off charge of £4.9 BILLION
   
20/2/17 - 09:12   AutoRaise – 3 showcase events taking place over next 3 weeks; Motofix Yeovil, Alton Cars Leeds, Gemini Worcester
   
20/2/17 - 07:51   Direct Line - delay releasing 2016 results due to Govt review of the discount rate for personal injury claims
   
20/2/17 - 02:01   Zurich UK - paid claims totalling almost £2 billion in 2016
   
19/2/17 - 15:03   Aviva - threaten to terminate contracts with suppliers that fail to promote women to senior roles.
   
19/2/17 - 02:41   Vauxhall/Opel - Prime Minister Theresa May to meet PSA head, Carlos Tavares, about takeover threat
   
19/2/17 - 02:22   I Love Claims - date of annual motor conference changed to Wed 5 July 2017
   
19/2/17 - 01:37   USA: Audatex - donated $2.3 million in software subscriptions to collision schools across the country in 2016
   
19/2/17 - 01:32   Ireland: SIMI - 2017 award winners; Bodyshop of the Year - Fitzpatrick's Garage Accident Repair Centre, Dublin
   
19/2/17 - 00:57   USA: CCC - private-equity owners exploring sale that values company at $3 billion
   
17/2/17 - 14:01   London - new £10 T-Charge from Oct 2017 for the most polluting vehicles (pre 2006) on top of Congestion Charge
   
17/2/17 - 10:46   Volvo UK - recruiting 300 new technicians for dealers as a result of continued brand growth
   
17/2/17 - 00:45   Dubai - Roads and Transport Authority signs agreement with Tesla to buy 200 cars to be self-driving taxis
   
17/2/17 - 00:36   Allianz - give up on a major acquisition and launch a share buyback worth up to €3bn.
   
16/2/17 - 20:28   Volkswagen - upgrades for connected car technology, Car-Net, includes automatic accident notification
   
16/2/17 - 19:53   British Bodyshop Awwards (BBA) 2017 - BBA hits 500!
   
16/2/17 - 19:39   Peugeot - new electric five-seater Partner Teepee with 100+ miles range
   
16/2/17 - 19:34   GYS - latest bodyshop equipment brochure - out now!
   
16/2/17 - 19:21   Motofix Group - hosting an AutoRaise career guidance evening at Motofix Yeovil on Thursday 23 February
   
16/2/17 - 18:24   Peugeot / Citroen (PSA) - latest round-up of news on likely deal to buy Vauxhall / Opel
   
16/2/17 - 13:43   Watchstone (formerly Quindell) - issues claim against Aviva Canada for breach of contract
   
16/2/17 - 13:15   Ford - crowd sourced virtual pothole map being tested by Ford
   
16/2/17 - 13:03   Fletchers Solicitors and Cycling UK - "stand up" for vulnerable road users in latest whiplash consultation
   
16/2/17 - 12:32   GYS - launch new 100+ product range of bodyshop tools
   
16/2/17 - 12:24   Slater and Gordon - trading update: cash-flow remains a challenge; UK recovery slower than expected with lower than expected trading results
   
16/2/17 - 12:18   Ingelby Automotive Aftersales Service app - innovative app updates driver during car service and provides insurance reminders
   
16/2/17 - 12:06   Motor Trader 2017 Awards - bodyshop award category DROPPED less than 2 weeks after announcement
   
16/2/17 - 11:31   Allianz Insurance - welcomes 36 new brokers to its Scholarship Programme
   
16/2/17 - 11:27   Fuel prices - pump prices rise to two-year high
   
16/2/17 - 11:12   Aviva UK - announce senior management changes in its UK Insurance business
   
16/2/17 - 11:07   Aviva UK - announce senior management changes; Rob Townend will continue to run General Insurance claims
   
16/2/17 - 11:01   Global: Willis Towers Watson - 74% of insurers believe their sector has failed to show leadership in digital innovation
   
16/2/17 - 10:55   The Ombudsman Service - 8% of consumers say they "are resigned to poor service" from motor vehicle repairers and dealerships
   
16/2/17 - 10:27   Nissan Europe - new technologies and services anticipated to contribute 30% of Nissan’s aftersales revenue in Europe by 2022
   
16/2/17 - 10:19   Inchcape South Midlands - named Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Retailer of the Year 2016
   
16/2/17 - 00:46   Liverpool - site used by Bump n Fix accident repair centre to be developed into 3 tower blocks with 277 flats
   
15/2/17 - 13:58   Direct Tool Company - expands in-house expertise after hiring new paintshop tooling solutions specialist, Nick Piper
   
15/2/17 - 13:44   Unite - meet with minister to discuss possible Vauxhall sale to Peugeot – "we will not accept any job losses"
   
15/2/17 - 13:03   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - warn consumers about unauthorised Yorkshire-based motor insurer, Halifax and Penn
   
15/2/17 - 12:52   General Motors (GM) - confirms PSA Group's statement re potential acquisition of Opel Vauxhall by PSA
   
15/2/17 - 12:48   SMMT - more than 8 million used cars sold in 2016 – a new UK record
   
15/2/17 - 12:44   Gocompare.com - high level executives have the highest proportion of speeding convictions of any occupation in the UK
   
15/2/17 - 12:34   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) and Derbyshire Police - crash for cash gang exposed after half a million pound fraud
   
15/2/17 - 11:30   Government - employment rate is at the highest since records began in 1971; unemployment at 11 year low