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HMRC gives clear message of VAT treatment of car dealer deposit contributions

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) decides dealer deposit contributions are not subject to VAT and invites claims to recover overpaid output tax.

Car owners create their own bespoke service plans in 'industry first' from Hyundai and eDynamix

Hyundai Motor UK has launched an online service allowing drivers to create their own service plan based on driving habits, vehicle age, mileage and use.

Ford opens car showroom in Next store at Manchester’s Arndale Centre (gallery)

Ford has officially opened its first 'High Street' new car retail space in Next’s store at the Manchester Arndale Centre as part of an alternative car sales channel developed in partnership with Rockar.

JCT600 adds Jaguar and Land Rover with Pendragon dealership acquisitions

JCT600 has added Jaguar and Land Rover to its franchised portfolio of premium car brands with the acquisition of two dealerships in Doncaster from Pendragon.

Petrol set to overtake diesel as most popular fuel type, reveals Auto Trader

Petrol is closing in on diesel as the most popular fuel type among UK car buyers, according to Auto Trader’s online search data.

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Marshall Motor Group's Volkswagen Van Centre Reading

Volkswagen hails ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities of upgraded Van Centres network

Volkswagen UK has recognised the contribution of its franchisees in the transformation of its Van Centres to create a network of ‘state-of-the-art’ commercial vehicle facilities.

McLaren Automotive production line

McLaren Automotive to grow dealer network and launch 18 cars by 2025

McLaren Automotive has announced a £1.2 billion plan to launch 18 new vehicles by 2025 and expand its retail network.

Mercedes-Benz Edition 1 X-Class 2018

Mercedes launches online van buying platform - but dealers still 'vital'

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has launched an online vehicle sales platform for the new X-Class van.

Subaru XV

Subaru and Isuzu imports boss Lord Edmiston handed £76m dividend

IM Group boss Lord Edmiston was handed £76m dividend last year despite an 8% decline in revenues at the Subaru and Isuzu importer and franchise operator.