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Friday, 18 December 2015

METAL DEALER LEGISLATION - UPDATE FROM SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT


The Scottish Government has today advised us that they are “continuing to work on the commencement and implementation of the changes to the Scottish metal dealers regime. Unfortunately it has not been possible to lay a commencement order before Christmas, but it is hoped to be done early in 2016. This will have a knock on impact with the other likely dates for the regime coming into effect, but we would expect to have more clarity on these in early 2016.”

EA TO GET £20 MILLION TO TACKLE WASTE CRIME

Some potential good news for members!

Over the next 5 years the Environment Agency will receive an extra £20 million, from Landfill Tax revenues, to escalate the fight against illegal waste operators.  This is in response to strong criticism from the waste industry, including MVDA, that the EA isn’t adequately funded to fight illegal waste crime.

MVDA has played a key role in this, highlighting the scale of illegal car dismantling & the undermining effects this has upon legitimate business.

Most recently MVDA submitted detailed evidence to DEFRAs review of waste ‘exemptions, about how the U16 ELV exemption is being widely abused.

MVDA is due to complete its review of all 475 U16 exempt operators by Christmas, but preliminary results suggest that a very large proportion of U16 exempt operators are actually illegal vehicle dismantlers.

MVDA members will be updated in January when MVDA has submitted the full report to DEFRA.
 
Watch this space!

IAN HETHERINGTON TO STEP DOWN AS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE BRITISH METAL RECYCLING ASSOCIATION (BMRA)

LetsRecycle is reporting that Ian Hetherington is stepping down as DG of BMRA.  Ian has been DG since 2009, & will continue to advise the BMRA on European issues before retiring in September 2016.

During his interview with LetsRecycle Mr Hetherington said that metal theft, & the resulting Operation Tornado & ultimately the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, had taken up a very significant proportion of his time.  He said that in his opinion the blame apportioned to the scrap metal industry for its role in perpetuating metal theft was “wholly wrong and unjust” – a view regarded by many with some scepticism.  He further expressed his concern that the police (& local authorities) have failed to follow up & enforce the Act, resulting in a significant number of operators ignoring the law (& still paying cash) – a view shared by many!

In the run-up to retiring, Mr Hetherington will represent the BMRA on the board of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), looking at the impact on the metals recycling sector of new EU legislation delivered through the circular economy package.

The role of DG at BMRA will be taken over by Robert Fell, who already has 30 years’ experience in the metals recycling sector, most recently as a senior research & development manager for packaging specialist Ardagh Group.  He also serves as director of the British Aerosols Manufacturers Association & acting chairman of the Metal Packaging Manufacturing Association.

Alongside the new DG, the BMRA Board has promoted Howard Bluck, the BMRA’s current head of environment to Technical Director.

Monday, 30 November 2015

PARTS & SALVAGE DIRECTORY


To coincide with CARS2016, which will be taking place at Donington Park Circuit on 13-14th July 2016, MVDA will be launching its annual Parts & Salvage Directory.

This will be available as a paper supplement to the MVDA magazine & will also be downloadable from the MVDA website.


All members will have a free 'basic' advert (outlining their location, contact details & services offered etc.) but there will be the opportunity to upgrade to 1/4, 1/2 or full page adverts.


Members will also have the opportunity to order multiple copies for their own use.


Feel free to contact us if you have any ideas for the Directory.


www.mvda.org.uk

NEW AIRBAG LEGISLATION - ARE YOU COMPLYING?

New legislation on the sale of airbags was introduced in August 2015. MVDA members will recently have received a news bulletin on this subject.

Not a MVDA member?  To find out more, join MVDA now!

www.mvda.org.uk

TWIGWORTH CAR BREAKERS - A SAD DAY FOR ANOTHER MVDA MEMBER


Friday, 6 November 2015


ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO THE 2015 MVDA EVENT
 
Have you booked yet?  Don't delay - make sure of your place NOW!

Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th November 2015

Solihull (Birmingham)
 
Day 1: Wednesday 11th November

Continuing Competence Revision Day

MVDA networking evening

Day 2: Thursday 12th November

MVDA AGM & Seminar programme

Including presentations from:

·         Hollander International

·         RecoAuto

·         Department for Transport on the Salvage COP

·         Thatcham on their 'used airbags' study &

·         An informal talk by the new Environment Agency ELV specialist

This is your opportunity to come along & ask the questions that matter to you!

Headline sponsor:

IHN Insurance Brokers  www.ihnsure.co.uk

Also generously supported by

RecoAuto www.recoauto.com
Learning Light www.learninglight.com

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DAY 1

Date: Wednesday 11th November.
Location: Regency Hotel Solihull
Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4EB
T:   0121 745 0404

Subject: Continuing Competence Revision Day
  • In the run-up to the end of ‘period 3’, one of WAMITABs leading training bodies, Learning Light (www.learninglight.com) will be presenting a day of revision modules focused on the 3 ‘generic’ parts of the WAMTIAB multiple choice assessment.  This will be suitable for all tests up to April 2016
Cost:
  • MVDA members: £15+VAT per person
  • Non-members: £150+VAT per peerson (refundable upon joining MVDA - full payment at time of booking)

Start/ finish time:
  • 9.30am reception for 10am start
  • 4.00pm close

Restrictions:
  • Available only to fully paid up MVDA members (subscription must have been paid at time of booking)
  • Full payment must be received at time of booking

Price includes:
  • Buffet lunch & refreshments

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Date: Wednesday 11th November.

Location: Gloucester Suite, St. John’s Hotel, Solihull

651 Warwick Rd, Solihull, West Midlands B91 1AT
T. (0121) 711 3000

Subject: Informal MVDA social/ networking evening.
  • Come along & meet/ relax with other MVDA members, presenters etc. in a friendly relaxed atmosphere

Price includes:
  • Hot Buffet meal (alcoholic drinks not included)

Cost:
MVDA members: £15+VAT per person
  • Non-members: £50+VAT per person

Start/ finish time:

  • 7.30pm onwards

Restrictions:

  • Subsidized rate for fully paid-up MVDA members only
  • Full payment must be received prior to event

Overnight accommodation:

  • Available at St. John’s Hotel (discounted rate for MVDA members) £99 B+B (inc VAT) Quote “MVDA” when booking

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DAY 2

Date: Thursday 12th November.

Location: Gloucester Suite, St. John’s Hotel, Solihull, at M42 Junction 5

Subject: MVDA AGM & Seminar Programme.

Cost:
  • MVDA members: £FOC
  • Non-members: Not admitted
Start/ finish time:
  • 9.30am reception for 10am start
Restrictions:
  • MVDA members only
Price includes:
  • Hot Buffet lunch & all day refreshments (alcoholic drinks not included)
Schedule
Morning:
  • Reception
  • 10.00: Hollander International
  • 10.30: Reco Auto: Green Parts Network
  • 11.30: MVDA: AGM (MVDA members only)
Lunch

Afternoon:
  • 13.00: Department for Transport: VIC abolition, Salvage CoP & thoughts for the future
  • 14.00: Thatcham: Emerging & future vehicle technologies –electronics & materials, reclaimed airbag project
  • 15.00: Environment Agency - introduction by Tania Tucker
  • 15.15: WAMITAB: Funding for training

PLEASE NOTE
There are only a limited number of spaces available for the Continuing Competence training day & discounted hotel rooms, so it’s strictly first come first served.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

PRESTIGE BREAKERS - CURRENTLY BEING DISMANTLED BY MVDA MEMBERS

A very small selection of vehicles currently being dismantled by MVDA members - for more info visit http://dhparts.mvda.org.uk/used-car-parts-breaking-vehicles/
Audi Q7 2.9D auto 2008 Hills 01695 551 973
Audi R8 4.2P auto 2007 SCB 0131 333 1098
Audi TT 2.0D man 2013 ASM 01844 268 940 (Opt 1)
BMW 520 2.0D auto 2013 Pic-up spares 01792 771701
BMW 640 3.0D auto 2013 Charles Trent 01202 744194
BMW X5 3.0D auto 2011 Partmart 01443 834779
BMW X6 3.0D auto 2012 Motorhog 0845 408 4000
Mercedes c200 2.1D auto 2012 ASM 01844 268 940 (Opt 1)
Mercedes C63 AMG 6.2P auto 2013 ASM 01844 268 940 (Opt 1)
Mercedes CLS 3.0D auto 2011 Motorhog 0845 408 4000
Volvo XC60 2.0D man 2014 Car Transplants 01270 627919
Volvo XC60 2.4 D auto 2014 Motorhog 0845 408 4000
Volvo XC90 2.4 D auto 2012 Hills 01695 551 973

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

MORE MOTOR SALVAGE OPTIONS FOR MVDA MEMBERS

GOT VEHICLES FOR SALE?

DON'T USE INTERNET AUCTION?

MVDA members now have the facility to list the vehicles they currently have for sale on the MVDA website.

And it's completely FREE OF CHARGE to all MVDA members.

It's a pretty basic system at the moment, but it can be further developed if it proves useful to/ popular with members.

There are no IT system requirements, other than access to & ability to use later MS XL packages.

If you are a MVDA member, simply log in, download the template, add your vehicle details & upload the file.

Simples!

WILL THE SCRAP METAL PRICE COLLAPSE RESULT IN MORE ABANDONED VEHICLES?


There is growing speculation that a continuing decline in scrap metal values will witness a resurgence of abandoned vehicles, and a sharp contraction in the ELV & metals recycling industries.  Pessimism in the marketplace has been underlined with the recent major metal industry closures, collapses & cutbacks - including the announcement today by TATA about 1200 UK job losses.

In recent months we have heard reports of members starting to refrain from paying for ELVs needing collection or offering only low prices for ELVs delivered into their sites.  The brunt of the value collapse is being experienced by small volume operators but even larger operators in some parts of the country are seeing collected bulk light iron prices as low as £25/ tonne.

It was back in 1999-2003 that abandoned vehicle problems last reached fever pitch, with a reported 330,000 vehicles being abandoned annually – with local government authorities (i.e. the taxpayer) footing the bill.  At the time, it was the weakness in the UK vehicle registration system that allowed this to happen – something that continues largely unchanged to this day, with up to 600,000 vehicles disappearing in the UK every year.  But this was before the ELV Directive was in place.

So the collapse in metal values potentially moves us into uncharted territories.  The EU ELV Directive, & the ‘own marque’ system implemented in the UK, was supposed to ‘head off’ this problem, by making ‘producers’ (vehicle manufacturers) responsible for ‘zero value’ ELVs and all VMs were required to, & have, established ‘free take back’ networks (the two service providers being CarTakeBack & Autogreen).

It remains to be seen exactly what ‘free take back’ really means, but it is generally envisaged to mean ‘free acceptance upon delivery of the ELV by the owner to an appointed take back location’.  Whether it would be acceptable to make a charge for collection is currently unclear.  But it is also our current understanding that service provider contracted ATFs are legally obliged to accept ELVs delivered to them FOC – a situation many thought would never arise.  Non-contracted ATFs have no such acceptance obligations.

MVDA members are invited to let us know, in confidence, how they are currently coping & what values they are managing to obtain for light iron sold to metal merchants.

We will be in touch regularly with Government to see how they view the current situation.

VAUXHALL LAUNCH SCRAPPAGE SCHEME


Vauxhall has launched a new scrappage scheme.  The following is from the Vauxhall website:

Vauxhall Scrappage Offer - Get £2,000 off a new Vauxhall

If you’ve recently had your eye on a shiny new Vauxhall car, here’s your chance to drive it away at a £2,000 discount (including VAT).

To claim the discount, all you have to do is trade in your old car when you buy. Any brand will do, and the age of your vehicle doesn’t matter.

You’ll simply need to prove that you’ve owned it for at least 90 days before the new-car order date and agree that the vehicle can be scrapped.

This scrappage offer is available at participating Retailers and covers our passenger-car range excluding VIVA, Corsa Sting, Corsa Sting R and ADAM JAM. Terms and conditions apply.**

Our scrappage offer is available on top of other Vauxhall offers – so why not save even more by combining it with our Flexible Finance, Flexible PCP or insurance offers?

For example, if you’re 18-20, you can get a year’s insurance on ADAM SLAM and Corsa Limited Edition for just £99. And if you’re 21 or more, you can get one year’s free insurance.

This means a 21-year old customer who trades in their car could also take advantage of a £1,190 finance deposit contribution and pay just £193 per month over 36 months for a Corsa three-door 1.2-litre Limited Edition – and that includes one year’s free insurance and one year’s free OnStar and 4G Wi-Fi^.

We’re the only manufacturer making this offer, so why not contact your Vauxhall Retailer today?

**Scrappage Allowance – terms and conditions
£2,000 Scrappage Allowance towards a new car is offered on condition that the traded-in car must have been registered in your name as the owner for a least 90 days and the registration document must be in your name and address. Offers available to private individuals and small businesses 1-24 units (purchase only). All other sales categories are excluded. Offers apply to selected new vehicles ordered between 8 October 2015 and 15 December 2015, and are subject to terms and conditions. Offers available at participating retailers only. UK-supplied vehicles only.


^On selected models only. OnStar is a comprehensive package which includes a high-speed 4G Wi-Fi mobile network, emergency response notification and stolen-vehicle recovery technology.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Cut Red Tape UK

HOW MUCH TIME, EFFORT & MONEY DO YOU SPEND COMPLYING WITH WASTE LAW?

13/10/2015


IT IS IN YOUR INTEREST TO TAKE PART IN THIS!
 
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WASTE LEGISLATION & THE REGULATORS - GOVERNMENT ASKS FOR YOUR VIEW
 
Having spoken to many of you and/ or having received comments and submissions from you in the past few weeks, we are now in the process of putting together a report summarising the findings of the Cutting Red Tape review into the waste and recycling sector. The report and the review would not have been possible without the contributions we have received so far from you and your members so this comes with a huge thank you for your input.
In order for us to give context to some of the themes and issues that have been raised, we have been working with our analysts to establish a baseline of the costs and impacts to the industry. It would be really helpful if you could circulate the survey below to your members – the survey should only take a few minutes to complete and the closing date is Monday 19 October
 
 
The information provided will be aggregated and will help us by quantifying the scale and costs of some of the issues we have heard so far for individual companies.
Cutting Red Tape
Better Regulation Executive
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)  
T: 020 7215 4120

Friday, 9 October 2015

LOOKING FOR MOTOR SALVAGE? TRY THE MVDA WEBSITE

You can now view 1000's of salvage vehicles on the MVDA website:

  • Internet auction
  • bike salvage
  • salvage for sale on site

It's all there - shown in one place!

And if you need parts, look no further

The MVDA website also shows vehicles currently being broken for spares by members.

POWERED BY PARTSHARK

GET READY FOR THE EA DEPOLLUTION CAMPAIGN


The Environment Agency has announced that it is to conduct a ELV ATF campaign and Audit.

The focus of this campaign is on the depollution process and the disposal route for the waste produced. The Audit will asses effectiveness of your depollution process and the storage and handling of the associated fluids and waste materials. The audit will also include; technical competence, record keeping, compliance with hazardous waste regs and F Gas compliance.

What can AutoDrain do to Help!

·         Carry out a full on site diagnostic check for your depollution process

·         Assessment of your storage for fluids   

·         F-gas compliance check

·         Fuel Recovery competence

·         Assessment of your depollution training needs

·         Provide a written report  for your records

As part of our drive in creating a level playing field for our industry we will provide this service free of charge.

If you would like AutoDrain to assist you in maintaining your compliance with the ELV Directive please call us on (0113) 205 9332 to arrange a convenient date.

Friday, 25 September 2015

UPDATE ON ABOLITION OF VIC: RECEIVED 25/09/2015

VIC will be abolished from 26th October 2015
In order to ensure the smooth implementation of the new scheme transitional arrangements will apply between 1st - 26th October 2015 to make sure that VIC inspections can be completed for vehicle applications already in the system.
From 26th October 2015 DVLA will no longer issue V5C’s for Category A and B vehicles.
 
The transition arrangements from 1 October 2015 means that any new applications for a replacement V5C for category C vehicles are unlikely to need a VIC test.  Customers should contact DVLA or DVSA to check.
With effect from 26th October for category C vehicles with historical VIC markers, tests will no longer be required for a customer to get a replacement V5C.  Where an appointment for a VIC is already scheduled the vehicle will be inspected up to abolition.  However if the owner wishes to wait until 26 October they can cancel the DVSA appointment under the normal terms and reapply for a V5.
A replacement V5C for a category C vehicle will continue to be FOC.
New DVLA application forms are being prepared & will be available from 26th October.  There is currently no information about the speed with which DVLA will issue V5C for cat C salvage.
Category A and B vehicles will continue to require a VIC check to obtain a replacement registration document up to 25th October. After this date these vehicles will no longer be issued with a V5C and must be destroyed.