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Government opens-up coronavirus interruption loans to larger businesses

Car retail groups with revenues of up to £500 million are now eligible to apply for funding from the Government's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans (CBIL) scheme in a bid to drive support during the COVID-19 lockdown.

FCA to consider deferment of fees during coronavirus lockdown, says NFDA

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) may allow businesses to defer their subscription fees as they battle to minimise outgoings during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has said.

Honda UK appoints Michael Doyle as head of network development

Honda UK has promoted regional operations manager Michael Doyle to the role of new head of network and commercial development with immediate effect.

Arnold Clark, TrustFord and Simon Bailes Peugeot support NHS key workers

Arnold Clark, Simon Bailes Peugeot and TrustFord have shown their support to the NHS through the donation of 20,000 disposable car seat covers and the provision of vehicles and vital maintenance support to keep essential healthcare services moving.

MoT centres ‘could be used as COVID-19 coronavirus test facilities’

MoT centres could be transformed into COVID-19 coronavirus test facilities to help meet Government’s aim to ramp-up its diagnosis of the virus, it has been claimed.

Auto Trader bosses take 50% wage cut amid coronavirus outbreak

​Auto Trader’s board will forego at least half of their wages as many staff become “furloughed workers” as part of its COVID-19 coronavirus impact mitigation measures.

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MG Motor UK head of sales and marketing, Daniel Gregorious

More to come for MG Motor UK after stellar 2019, says sales boss

It was a stellar 2019 for MG but the firm’s straightforward planning means there could be much more to come

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Ford to close almost half its 400 UK dealerships by 2025

Ford will close almost half of its 400 UK franchised car retail sites as part of a ‘Ford 2025 dealer plan’ revealed to its investor partners at a conference today (February 26).

Paul Rigby Group's MG Motor UK retail site at Longbridge

Paul Rigby Group opens new MG dealership at ‘historic’ Longbridge

​Paul Rigby Group has opened a new MG Motor UK franchised car dealership within part of the conference centre at the brand’s historic Longbridge vehicle production facility.

2020 AM Awards winners

AM Awards 2020: The winners, highly commended entrants, video and pictures

Car dealers, manufacturers and suppliers who won the awards, were highly commended and shortlisted at the 2020 AM Awards at our ceremony at the ICC Birmingham.