CEO Update

12 April 2024 #CEO Update

The UK automotive sector is constantly striving to be internationally competitive to attract investment and the best skilled people to make success happen. With global competition more fierce than ever as businesses seek a commercial edge, recruitment strategies are increasingly

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

28 March 2024 #CEO Update

Britain’s industrial competitiveness is as important as ever for the UK auto sector as countries around the world vie for green investment in the race to decarbonise – and new SMMT figures out this week show the industry is in

22 March 2024 #CEO Update

This week’s announcement of reforms to the Apprenticeship Levy presents a huge opportunity for the whole UK automotive sector but particularly smaller businesses, and it could not be more timely. As we seek to gain ground on the critical skills

15 March 2024 #CEO Update

The transition to connected and automated mobility promises a phenomenal future. It will not just revolutionise motoring by enabling a hands-free experience but deliver unprecedented safety, economic and societal benefits – and how fast we get there depends entirely on

08 March 2024 #CEO Update

This week’s Spring Budget represents a missed opportunity to jumpstart the mass EV transition amid slowing demand for privately bought EVs. After consumer confidence in the EV transition was damaged by last September’s mixed public messaging, and with manufacturers now

01 March 2024 #CEO Update

The Spring Budget in just five days’ time is a pivotal moment for government to re-energise the EV market. The Chancellor must use the occasion to end the UK’s current fiscal system that is, in effect, discouraging drivers from going

23 February 2024 #CEO Update

Yesterday’s announcement of new electric van production in Luton from 2025 is yet another vote of confidence in the UK automotive sector, adding to the massive £23.7 billion commitment last year that will benefit our skilled workers, productivity and net

16 February 2024 #CEO Update

Zero emission vehicles are proven to benefit a broad spectrum of fleet operations and that’s clearer than ever today, with SMMT’s latest data showing the number of new electric and hydrogen trucks joining UK roads more than trebled in 2023

09 February 2024 #CEO Update

The headlines and airwaves were electric this week as newly published SMMT figures showed Britain’s millionth battery electric car (BEV) joined the road in January – a milestone that’s been more than 20 years in the making, with 1,001,677 registered

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