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IGA Calls For Motor Industry Support Following Budget
22 November 2017
“The Independent Garage Association (IGA) welcomes the launch of the National Retraining Scheme announced by the Chancellor in today’s Autumn Budget, however we are disappointed that the major shortage of skilled workers in the automotive industry...
RMI Offers Free MOT Training For Members
01 June 2017
To celebrate the opening of a new Academy of Automotive Skills in Runcorn, the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is offering free MOT Tester training to its members.
Independent Garages Top Consumer Satisfaction Charts
11 April 2017
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is delighted, but not surprised - to see that independent garages topped consumer satisfaction comparisons in the National Franchised Dealers Association’s (NFDA) Consumer Attitude Survey Spring 2017.
IGA Welcomes Business Rate Relief Cap
08 March 2017
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) welcomes the Chancellor's announcement in today’s Spring Budget, that no small business losing rate relief will see their bill increase next year by more than £50 a month.
IGA To back Trust My Garage With A £1,000 Guarantee
01 March 2017
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is introducing the Trust My Garage £1,000 Guarantee, which gives financial reassurance to consumers who have service and repair work carried out by a Trust My Garage (TMG) member.
RMI Warns Against Unnecessary MOT Extension
23 January 2017
The Department for Transport (DfT) has released a consultation seeking views on whether the age a vehicle gets its first MOT should be increased from 3 to 4 years, and the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is warning motorists that the proposed...
IGA Launches Major Training Campaign
04 January 2017
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is launching its biggest MOT training campaign yet across the industry as a response to low numbers of MOT Testers having completed the DVSA’s mandated annual training.
IGA And GEA Unite To Challenge SWOBS Decision
18 February 2016
IGA Director Stuart James and GEA Chief Executive Dave Dave Garratt will be meeting with Rory Stewart, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs, to discuss their concerns related to changes to the guidance for SWOBS.
Independents Poised To Take More Work From Franchised Dealers
28 January 2016
A level playing field in the battle for access to information will leave franchised dealers vulnerable to losing more service business to the independent garages.
RMI Academy to Train MOT Testers
26 January 2016
The Retail Motor Industry Federation’s (RMI) training centre, the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills, will be running a pilot for the new MOT tester training from April 2016.
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