07 June 2024 #CEO Update

The first TV leaders’ debate dominated front pages this week and, with the general election now less than a month away, focus is inevitably on the policies all political parties are putting forward. What is not up for debate is

19 April 2024 #CEO Update

With UK van and truck operators facing some of the world’s most ambitious end of sale targets for non-zero emission models, planning for decarbonisation must begin now to keep Britain on the move. While the new passenger car market’s transition

05 April 2024 #CEO Update

Britain’s new car market grew for the 20th consecutive month in March, according to new SMMT figures published yesterday as the new numberplate helped attract buyers into showrooms. The importance of the month as a bellwether for the year to

01 December 2023 #CEO Update

UK Automotive has entered a period of rapid and significant transformation, led by a mammoth £20 billion in private sector investment this year, an amount in excess of the combined total of the previous seven years. These figures, revealed at

10 November 2023 #CEO Update

A slew of data out this week gives renewed optimism that vehicle markets are getting back on track. For the first time, new car registrations were above pre-pandemic levels with October 7.2% up. Light commercial vehicle registrations also pushed above

13 October 2023 #CEO Update

  Automotive is one of the UK’s most important sectors, ideally placed to drive net zero and boost the economy, but if we are to deliver on our potential then we must have free and fair global trade. This will

25 August 2023 #CEO Update

The first of September is nearly upon us and with it comes the new 73 number plate. Whilst the date also marks the notional end of what has been a damp summer, the brighter story is the recovery of the

14 July 2023 #CEO Update

The UK automotive industry has long been renowned for its cutting-edge innovation, R&D and manufacturing excellence, driven on all fronts by a highly skilled and flexible workforce. Our people are our biggest asset in the transition to net zero and,

06 July 2023 #CEO Update

Half-year new car and van registrations show a sector on its way to recovery as manufacturers try and meet the changing demands of consumers following an incredibly challenging two years. The new car market delivered its 11th month of successive

22 June 2023 #CEO Update

Our highly anticipated International Automotive Summit will return to the IET, London next Tuesday 27 June. Now in its 15th year, it has become an integral fixture in the automotive calendar, providing a unique opportunity for the industry, stakeholders and policymakers to

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