Category: Motor Retail

Budget 2017 – What it Means for the Motor Sector

November 2017

Philip Hammond today delivered his first Autumn Budget and focused on Housing, Inequality and Fairness. Boosted by figures released this week that show that borrowing is likely to be less than original OBR forecasts, so is shrinking as a percentage...

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Motor Retail Sector Performance September & October 2017

November 2017

Head of our Motor sector, Steve Freeman shares his insight and thoughts on the latest developments in the motor retail sector in September and October 2017, based on the below analysis carried out by Mike Allen of Zeus Capital, SMMT, BBC, our own...

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Fraud in the Motor Sector

July 2017

Fraud is not just cyber in nature. The threat of cyber-crime is prevalent and the motor industry is no different. Digitisation and changing consumer behaviours are altering the dealership landscape. News of click to buy cars online and virtual reality showrooms...

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The Queen’s Speech and the Motor Sector

June 2017

This year’s Queen’s Speech comes in the wake of Brexit fears, which are playing a key part in increasing dealer pessimism, with most believing profits will drop or remain flat this year. The recent MHA 2017 Motor Dealer Survey shows that...

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Motor Dealer Report 2017 – Now Available

June 2017

Our Motor Dealer Report 2017 shows that the sector is resilient, despite Brexit and profitability concerns driving a pessimistic sector outlook for 2017. The report covers the Current Outlook, The Future, including on-line retail, Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) and the future of car...

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Major VAT Changes Ahead for Motor Finance

June 2017

In a case which is being closely followed by the Motor Finance sector, the Advocate General to the Court of Justice in Luxembourg has released his opinion on whether the Mercedes-Benz ‘Agility’ product constitutes a supply of goods or services....

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Budget 2017 – What it means for the Motor sector

March 2017

Members of the MHA motor team have shared their views on the 2017 Budget announcements and how they will impact the sector. Personal Allowances The government recommitted to raising the personal allowance to £12,500 and the higher rate threshold to £50,000 by...

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Maximising Tax Relief on Motor Dealer Properties

November 2016

Tax relief (also known as ‘capital allowances’) on buying plant and machinery is fairly well understood, but far less appreciated are the capital allowances available on fixtures and fittings included in a building such as a new car showroom. These...

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Motor Dealer Report 2016 – Now Available

July 2016

Our MHA Motor Dealer Report 2016 shows that the sector is very positive and optimistic about the next 12 months. However, the recent Brexit vote has thrown an element of uncertainty into the mix. The report looks at Financial Performance Drivers,...

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MHA Motor Dealer Survey 2016/17

May 2016

The MHA motor sector are conducting a study to understand more about the issues and challenges that dealerships face. The survey is split into three areas; Financial Performance Drivers, Operational Performance Drivers and Future Industry Outlook. The survey will be sent...

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