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PLEASE HELP - LARGE VOLUME EBAY SELLERS

16/02/2019

VRA is undertaking a survey of high volume UK-based used parts seller on ebay. We already have details of all VRA member ebay shops, & those of most permitted UK ATFs. But we urgently need to know of others. If you are aware of any ebay used parts sellers with 10,000+ transaction feedbacks, please let us know. We will check their permit status etc.

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SYNETIQ LAUNCHES ON MARCH 1ST – DELIVERING HIGHER STANDARDS

15/02/2019

SYNETIQ is the new name for the merger of the well-established and highly regarded industry leaders, Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems. No Cash for salvage – providing complete transparency. We are happy to announce that from March 1st when SYNETIQ starts trading we will NOT be accepting cash payments for vehicle salvage. In consultation with insurance companies and spearheaded by West Midlands Police, we have taken the voluntary step to rule out cash transactions and provide complete transparency and traceability.

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WAMITAB CONTINUING COMPETENCE - NEW SYLLABUS, QUESTION BANK & REVISION GUIDES

08/02/2019

On 1st March, WAMITAB will be updating all of the continuing competence syllabuses, question banks & revision guides. The revised syllabuses can be found HERE:

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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - VRA AGM & SOCIAL EVENT - DATE & VENUE CONFIRMED

28/01/2019

The date & venue for the 2019 VRA AGM & social event have now been confirmed as Wednesday 23rd October 2019. As a result of the excellent feedback we had for our last event (in 2017) we are once again holding it in the Lichfield Suite at The Belfry. We have block-booked overnight accommodation & the restaurant, & we will be circulating booking forms in the coming weeks.

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BREXIT - NO DEAL SCENARIO PLANNING

25/01/2019

We have been approached by the Environment Agency, who has asked us/ our members to consider the impacts of a no deal Brexit scenario on the ELV/ salavge/ metal sector. The EA is being asked to consider the impacts on various waste streams if exports to EU were to be severely restricted for up to 6 months.

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WRITTEN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS & TCM - CHANGES NOW MAKE THIS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT FOR ALL ELV ATFS

25/01/2019

As part of DEFRAs review of measures to improve permit compliance and environmental protection, and combat waste crime, the law was recently changed to make it a legal requirement for all permit operators to have a written Management System...

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MAKING TAX DIGITAL FOR VAT – CONCERN EXPRESSED BY VRA MEMBER

25/01/2019

A VRA member, which runs a small vehicle recycling business, has contacted the Association today to ask whether any other VRA members are concerned about the move, in April 2019, to Making Tax Digital for VAT.

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WASTE FLUID DISPOSAL SURVEY 22ND JANUARY 2019

22/01/2019

One of our member companies is looking to expand into collection & disposal of ELV fluids: fuel, oils, brake fluid, coolant. Can VRA members please let us know the following:

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RUNNING A VEHICLE RECOVERY BUSINESS: DRIVER & VEHICLE SAFETY RULES

22/01/2019

The Government has updated its advice. For many years, there’s been a great deal of uncertainty about the legal requirements in relation to operating recovery vehicles. One of the reasons for this confusion is the various classifications of vehicles used by the recovery industry. Several definitions in the current legislation include...

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INTERESTING ARTICLE FROM THE USA ABOUT SIMS METAL MANAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTING WIDER SCRAP MARKET ISSUES

21/01/2019

Scrap and recycling giant Sims Metal Management has apparently been hit hard by global trade tensions by delivering a profit downgrade that underlines how it has been caught in the pincers of tariffs, trade wars and rising regulatory tensions....

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