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VRA launches 'New Normal Briefing' webinar series

The Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) is launching a new series of webinars to support the remarketing association with its preparations for the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

Called “The New Normal Briefing,” the first webinar in the series will start at 10am on Thursday 21 January with a discussion on the implications of the Brexit deal and how it is likely to impact on everything from customs processes through to the future of the UK motor industry.

The speakers will include Brexit expert David Bailey, professor of business economics at the University of Birmingham’s Business School, alongside Glyn Edwards, VAT director at MHA McIntyre Hudson and Andrew Thurston, customs duty consultant at MHA McIntyre Hudson.

Sam Watkins, chair at the VRA, said: “While it is fatiguing to find ourselves once again under lockdown, the fact is that the remarketing sector now knows how to operate in these conditions.

“The question now, with the vaccination programme underway, is what the remarketing sector will look like after the pandemic has begun to subside? What will the new normal look like?

“The webinars we are planning will look at all kinds of areas of remarketing and the shape they are likely to take over the next few months and years. It’s an essential area and will help VRA members to plan for an uncertain future.”

The New Normal Briefings will take place on the third Thursday of every month for at least the first six months of the year when it is hoped that the VRA will be able to hold at least some face-to-face meetings.

Sam said: “Our AGM takes place in July and the hope is that we’ll be able to get together at that point. Obviously, however, there is a whole range of factors that could affect that possibility.”

The VRA hosted a series of free Outlook webinars in 2020 to help the remarketing industry prepare for 2021.

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