Car retail bosses have voiced concern that a failure to re-open car showrooms in-time for the March number plate change will impact jobs and the economy, claiming “MPs fundamentally do not understand business”.
TrustFord’s Alperton dealership site has been offered for sale as the Ford of Britain-owned AM100 car retail group consolidates as part of the brand’s plan to close almost half of its UK franchised retail sites.
Business leaders from AM100 franchised car retailers Sytner, Lookers, TrustFord have joined the NFDA in lobbying Northern Ireland MPs on a Brexit tax issue which could result in a 20% price hike for used cars.
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.
Coronavirus-prompted car dealership closures resulting from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lock-down of non-essential retail businesses will see ‘80% of car dealership employees’ placed on Government salary support.
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