RMI calls on government to engage with industry

Published:  20 October, 2017

Government must work to provide a stable environment for growth according to RMI chairman Peter Johnson, speaking at the RMI Annual Dinner in London last night (Thursday 19 October).

Peter said: “It is vital that the government encourages both economic and consumer confidence  and enables investment, in order for the retail motor industry to progress and thrive in a stable environment.”

He added: “The UK’s automotive sector is a global leader and the future state and success of the industry could be jeopardised if a trade deal is not secured to allow tariff free access to the European single market - following our vote to leave the EU.

“It is now essential that the government makes a commitment to outline a clear negotiating position in order to ensure our industry has what it needs to secure its future success.” Peter also announced IGA chairman Colin Parlett, owner of London-based CB Motors as the first ever recipient of the new RMI Honorary Membership Award. As well as leading the IGA, Colin has been RMI chairman on three separate occasions.

“This very special first award could not be going to a more appropriate person,” observed Peter.

Political journalist Andrew Neil was the guest speaker at this year’s dinner.

Andrew Neil

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