Dealer survey

Franchises fear uncertainty over Block Exemption Regulations

Published:  05 March, 2008

THE RELATIONSHIP between VMs and franchised dealers is suffering because of uncertainties over the future of Block Exemption Regulations (BER), says a senior boss at the RMIF.

94% of networks surveyed feel the level of control exerted by their manufacturer will increase over the next twelve months

84% of dealers surveyed feel their average retained margin on new car sales has fallen compared to a year ago

72% of networks are satisfied with the business relationship they have with their manufacturer

59% said that manufacturer requirements are fair to their dealerships

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