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Liability of rogue tyre recovery operators increases

Measures announced in the Autumn Budget recently to increase the liability of illegal waste site operators have been welcomed by the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA). As of 1st April 2018, sites operating without the relevant environmental disposal permit, and those knowingly facilitating illegal waste disposal, will be liable to pay Landfill Tax and face fines amounting to an additional 100% of the tax’s value. Operators of illegal sites will remain liable to criminal prosecution.

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Controlled Printing for Factory and Forecourt

For an industry that faces in multiple directions at any one time: to its suppliers; to its work force; and to the consumer, any product that reduces and controls complexity is of sound benefit. It is for this reason that MeadCo's product, ScriptX, is proving so valuable in the automotive industry, offering the user control of all printing.

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SMMT President calls for faster, concrete progress in agreeing a transition period for Brexit

The President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Tony Walker, recently urged government not to undermine the UK automotive industry’s hard won competitiveness due to slow progress on Brexit. Speaking at the Society’s 101st Annual Dinner in London, he said there is no substitute for free and frictionless trade, and called for quicker progress on agreeing a transition period following Brexit.

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Young Technicians get hands-on with Hunter

Trainee vehicle technicians competing in this year’s Skills Show were able to gain valuable hands-on experience using some of the most advanced wheel alignment and diagnostic wheel balance systems currently on the market, thanks to ongoing support from workshop equipment supplier Pro-Align.

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Automechanika Shanghai opens its doors

​​It’s the time of year where the world’s automotive industry turns its eyes to China, to welcome what is now the 13th edition of Automechanika Shanghai. Opening its doors on 29 November 2017, the fair continues to be seen as the industry’s most vital tool for information exchange, marketing, trading and education.