Latest News 22 Jun
Spending squeeze intensifies on motorists as inflation hits 40-year high
UK inflation reached a 40-year high of 9.1% as the pricing pressures forcing car buyers to think twice about their next purchase continued to intensify.
Supplier News 16 May
Auto Trader becomes economic barometer for the Office for National Statistics
Auto Trader has struck-up a new partnership with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which will see the used car marketplaces data become an official economic barometer for the authority.
Latest News 19 Jan
Face masks optional from January 27 as Prime Minister scraps Plan B
Government’s work from home advice and the mandatory wearing of face masks will be scrapped after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an end to COVID-19 Plan B measures.
Market Insight 12 Aug
UK economy enters first 'technical recession' after 20.4% Q2 contraction
The UK has entered recession for the first time since 2009 after COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown measures contributed to a 20.4% contraction of the economy in the second quarter of 2020.
Car Dealer News 8 Jul
More than 90% of automotive businesses opened in June
Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows that 92% of automotive businesses in the UK were trading by the second half of June.
Market Insight 19 Jun
IMI identifies car retail sector's ‘green shoots of recovery’ in ONS data
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has identified the car retail sector’s “green shoots of recovery” in newly-published Office of National Statistics (ONS) data, but says the marketplace remains “pretty fragile”.
Market Insight 19 May
ONS highlights COVID-19 death rate among professional drivers
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has highlighted the risks posed by COVID-19 to professional drivers charged with keeping the UK moving during coronavirus lockdown.
Car Dealer News 20 Mar
Record UK employment means dealers may struggle to recruit
Car retailers could find recruitment much tougher as UK employment reaches a record high, warns Coachwork Consulting.
Finance 18 Jan
Car finance growth defies ‘negative narrative’ on PCPs in 2017
Household expenditure on vehicle ownership defied the negative narrative surrounding PCP car finance products with an increase of 47.7% in spending on “hire loan purchase agreements” during 2017.
Market Insight 17 Nov
UK inflation falls slightly in October
The Consumer Prices Index – which measures changes in prices – fell by 0.1% in the year to October 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics.