The launch of a campaign - Get In, Go Far - by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills to encourage young people to get an apprenticeship has been welcomed by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow carmakers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials.
NAMA's monthly auction report for July shows that during July the average value of used cars sold at auction across the board increased 4% from £5,381 to £5,595, a 14% increase versus July 2013 and reflective of the higher proportion of younger cars now in the mix.
Reductions in average trade values for all used car sectors will range from zero to between one and two percentage points by October, according to the latest short term forecast from CAP Black Book Plus.
Car manufacturers are being warned to ensure they comply with the law after instances were found when some provided different offers via leasing companies for the same product depending on the end-user of the vehicle.