Best Practice Principles for environmental claims

The Best Practice Principles have been developed by SMMT, LowCVP and ISBA as a framework and a starting reference point for consumers, the automotive industry and its marketers in the sphere of marketing communications for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (up to 3.5 tonnes).

Autumn Statement delivers boost to UK competitiveness

The Chancellor has responded to industry calls to reform the R&D tax credit system, announcing the change to an ‘above the line’ credit in today’s Autumn Statement. The reform will signal the UK’s international competitiveness, generate more investment in UK R&D, safeguard jobs and affirm the country’s status as a prime location to base high-skill operations.

October new car pre-registration figures

Today, SMMT released figures for October pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of in October 2011 that were defined as pre-registrations. Download release

New members – November 2011

Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership – New members – November 2011

Low Emission Zone will transform London’s streets

With little more than a month left until new Low Emission Zone is introduced, new research by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has shown that of the 3.57 million vans on UK roads at the end of 2010, 31.1% were not eligible for London’s new Low Emission Zone (LEZ) that comes into effect on 3 January 2012.

Week In Brussels – Week ending Friday 25 November 2011

1. European Commission proposes updating rules on emissions monitoring
2. EU ETS price hits record low
3. European Commission proposes power over eurozone budgets
4. Eurozone leaders refaffirm position on ECB
5. Week ahead

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 25 November 2011

1. SMMT launch 12th Annual Sustainability Report
2. £100 million Toyota investment in UK automotive manufacturing
3. £61 million investment in Sector Skills Councils to boost growth
4. Motor Codes Service receives full OFT approval
5. Q3 used car sales down 2.9%
6. Week ahead