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Dear Member,

The last month has seen an intense focus in Brussels and Holland, where we have been working on a lobbying position around the connected car. This could pose a major threat to all garages when vehicle manufacturers will have the ability to communicate directly with the drivers of their vehicles. We have developed, through our EU representative body CECRA, a strong position paper that is also backed by franchise trade associations in other EU states, and have created a plan that will keep a level playing field and give consumers the choice they are entitled to.

The Department for Transport has released a consultation on proposed new rules for the MOT testing of Vehicles of Historical Interest. A detailed explanation of the consultation can be found below, along with how you can express your views to add to our response.

Now that the March 2017 deadline is nearing for MOT testers to complete their annual training, we have increased availability for all our training packages. This includes regional events across the country and training sessions at the RMI Academy for face-to-face learning, as well as our popular workbooks for independent study. We advise testers to complete their annual training before the Christmas period, as they may struggle to find a training session available as the deadline approaches.

Following your feedback, we have launched a new MOT QC scheme for single NTs to support in complying with DVSA’s new guidance around “regular checks” being needed for sites with a single NT. You can read more about the new service in the bulletin below, or call the member helpline to sign up.

The IGA is supporting the motor industry charity BEN again this year, by taking part in Bangers4BEN. Last year’s event raised over £50,000 which we are hoping to top this time around. Find out how BEN help and support those who need help in our industry below, as well as how you can donate or ask for the charity’s assistance.

As always, please keep in touch with your comments and stories through the member helpline on 0845 305 4230.

Best regards,


Stuart James
IGA Director

Stuart James

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