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May Newsbrief

  FMI NEWS MAY 1st 2013

News gathered from press releases, Headlineauto, Motoring4Media and AM-online during April 2013

 

CAR SALES - Shortage of stock keeps UK used car values high

CAR SALES - European New car registrations continue to fall but UK up

CAR SALES - Hybrid sales on the increase

CAR SALES - Skoda Yeti Britain’s favourite car

FUEL COSTS - British motorists now pay £1,000 per second in fuel duty

FUEL COSTS - Prime Minister to hold back further fuel duty rises

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Brian Taylor Introduction

Hi. My name is Brian Taylor. Many of you will know me because I entered the motor industry as far back as 1966, initially via sales in the tyre trade before moving on to parts distribution and franchised dealers, becoming Marketing Director of the Dutton Forshaw Motor Group in the mid-1980s.

In 1990 I entered the world of research and journalism via Sewells International before becoming a freelance motoring writer creating and producing the Castrol Car Service Trend Tracker amongst others. I was a regular contributor to motoring trade publications and during this time I spoke at conferences in the UK, Europe and the USA.

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