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Extending MOTs will have a huge impact on independent garages, says IGA
26 March 2020
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is raising concerns to the government about the huge impact of extending MOTs for six months.
IGA welcomes Chancellor’s support for small businesses in 2020 Budget
11 March 2020
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is pleased by the changes being made to small business rates, as announced by the Chancellor in today’s 2020 budget.
IGA says access to technical information more important than ever
06 February 2020
“The growth of in-vehicle data in connected cars means that access to technical information remains crucial to the independent sector” stated Frank Harvey, Head of Member Services for the Independent Garage Association (IGA).
IGA calls for fair use of apprenticeship levy to aid in the shortage of skilled technicians
10 January 2020
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is calling for greater control of the apprenticeship levy to help reduce the shortage of skilled technicans, following statistics that suggest half of levy-funded apprenticeships are ‘fake’.
IGA responds to survey about rip-off garages
13 December 2019
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is reinforcing its standpoint on improving business-customer relations in response to a survey that suggest motorists fear being ripped off on vehicle repairs.
IGA releases new garage guide to improve ADAS awareness
27 November 2019
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has developed an all-encompassing Garage Guide to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that will be released to all members this week.
IGA provides apprenticeship guidance to independents
23 October 2019
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is making apprentice funding, recruitment and retention clearer for independent garages with the publication of The Garage Guide to Recruiting an Apprentice.
IGA’s counterfeit parts campaign highlighted in IPO Crime and Enforcement Report
06 September 2019
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has collaborated with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to highlight the dangers of counterfeit and consumer supplied car parts within the IPO’s Crime and Enforcement Report 2018 – 2019.
IGA reinforces importance of 3-1-1 MOT structure following increase in failure rates
15 July 2019
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) maintains their stance that the current 3-1-1 MOT structure is right for the safety of UK motorists, following an increase in cars failing the MOT test.
IGA emphasises the importance of new apprentices to the industry
05 June 2019
Speaking at this evening’s Automechanika Garage Awards, Stuart James, Independent Garage Association (IGA) CEO, urges independent garages to take on an apprentice and encourage young people to start a career in the automotive sector.
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