HGV like regulations for LCV's??

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Moves by the European Commission to impose HGV-like regulations on the light commercial van sector have been condemned.
 
The Commission has launched a 12-week consultation (to 15 September) about changes to operator licensing which pose a range of questions about the way key pieces of transport legislation work and how they could be changed.
 
It is the first of three consultations impacting on the sector and among the key questions asked in the consultation is:

•Should the threshold for legislation such as operator licensing and cabotage - the haulage of goods for hire or reward in one member state by a vehicle registered in a different member state - which currently apply to vehicles used for hire or reward over 3.5 tonnes, be lowered and what implications would this have?

Car services could rise due to Brexit

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The cost of car servicing and repairs could rise by 30%, and up to 40,000 independent businesses could go bust following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, a leading independent academic has advised the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
 
If that occurred the impact on the fleet industry would be huge with many company-owned, leased and rented vehicles undergoing service, maintenance and repair (SMR) work in the independent sector.
 
Professor Jim Saker of Loughborough University has told the IMI, the professional association for individuals working in the motor industry, that many of the 500,000 jobs and businesses in the sector it represents would be at risk. 
 

Used vehicle prices to rise or fall in wake of Brexit???

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Used vehicle valuation experts are divided on their view as to whether prices will fall in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
 
Rupert Pontin, director of valuations at vehicle information provider Glass’s, said: “If the Brexit voters are correct in their thinking, it could create greater prosperity for the country in the long term but, over the next few months and years, the road is likely to be very bumpy. 
 
“Markets will be affected, as will the value of the pound, and we expect to see consumer confidence tail off until the view of the way forward becomes clearer.
 
“For the motor industry, all of these developments are very likely to have negative effects including a period of instability for new and used car sales, as well as an increase in pre-registration activity and downward pressure on [used car] values.”