Our blog on the latest issues affecting the automotive sector
Investing in classic cars
May 15, 2018
The UK used car market remained strong in 2017, with a dip of only 1.1%, a slight fall on 2016’s record year. The attractions of a used car are clear but very few of these purchases will be with investment in mind. However, the investment returns on older cars can be spectacular.
May 9, 2018
The drop off in diesel car sales continues unabated with the SMMT reporting a 32% fall in the year to date figures from 2017 to 2018, with analysts opining that the underlying trend is probably even worse with April 2017 a particularly poor month due to registrations being accelerated into Q1 last year.
Q1 2018 appears to exceed expectation with positive signs heading into Q2
April 27, 2018
It is pleasing to hear in the majority of cases businesses have seen strong performance in Q1, in some cases out performing Q1 2017.
Brexit – taxes and the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure
April 12, 2018
The Department of Transport consultation on using the CO2 Emissions data from the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (“WLTP”) from 6 April 2020 onwards closed last month.
2018 acquisition activity – what can we expect?
March 13, 2018
In the final blog of our series looking at transactional trends in the retail automotive sector, we share our predictions about what we expect to see happen during 2018.
Key factors affecting 2017 automotive activity
March 8, 2018
In the latest in our series of automotive transactional activity blogs, we look at the trends shaping 2017 activity in greater detail and share some of our prospects for 2018.
Toyota and Lexus Wolverhampton sold to Vantage Motor Group
March 6, 2018
Our automotive team, led by David Kendrick, are delighted to have advised the shareholders of Toyota and Lexus businesses of Charles Clark Motors in Wolverhampton on their sale to Vantage Motor Group, for an undisclosed sum.
Automotive transactions: 2017 deal volumes and trends
February 28, 2018
In our second blog looking at transaction activity in the retail automotive market, we look at 2017 deal volumes and trends.
2017 acquisition activity in the retail automotive sector
February 13, 2018
2017 was an interesting year for transactions in the motor retail sector, with deal flows starting to show signs of moderation following several years of intense activity. In a series of blogs over the coming weeks, we will share some of our key findings on the 2017 market as well as our prospects for 2018.
When is a van a car? Coca-Cola goes head to head with HMRC to decide the matter
February 7, 2018
For many decades HMRC and car manufacturers have played cat and mouse over the taxation of company vehicles when used privately by individuals. In fact it would not be an exaggeration to say that ever-tightening tax rules have contributed greatly to the design and development of motor vehicles...