SMMT Update – 11 April 2014

SMMT’s weekly round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from SMMT’s Chief Executive.

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SMMT warns Type Approval could hamper heavy CV market

Two thirds of annual heavy commercial vehicle registrations risk severe delays from 29 October. Industry experts say more than 20,000 vehicles a year will not have either full EU or UK national approvals without urgent action by the bodybuilding industry.

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UK automotive benefits from £300m RGF funding

The results of the fifth and latest round of the UK Regional Growth Fund (RGF) have been announced, with the automotive industry securing a substantial slice of the £300 million funding on offer.

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SMMT Update – 4 April 2014

SMMT’s weekly round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from SMMT’s Chief Executive.

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Demand for March 14-plate registers further commercial vehicle growth

Total commercial vehicle registrations grew 11.4% in March to 54,232 with the rolling year up 15.6% to 335,840. The combined March and September plate-changes typically account for around a third of the annual van market. Strong 14.6% rise to 50,064 van registrations is in line with expectations.

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