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VRA announce webinar series to help remarketing sector post-Covid-19

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A new webinar series designed to help the remarketing sector prepare for the end of the Covid-19 pandemic has been announced by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA).

‘The New Normal’ webinar series will start at 10am on January 21, 2021, with a discussion on the implications of the Brexit deal including its impact on customs processes and the future of the UK motor industry.

The VRA recently warned that a lack of detail in the Brexit deal could lead to disruption in the market.   

The speakers will include Brexit expert David Bailey, professor of business economics at the University of Birmingham’s Business School, alongside Glyn Edwards, VAT director at MHA McIntyre Hudson and Andrew Thurston, customs duty consultant at MHA McIntyre Hudson.

Sam Watkins, chair at the VRA, said: “While it is fatiguing to find ourselves once again under lockdown, the fact is that the remarketing sector now knows how to operate in these conditions.

“The question now, with the vaccination programme underway, is what the remarketing sector will look like after the pandemic has begun to subside? What will the new normal look like?

“The webinars we are planning will look at all kinds of areas of remarketing and the shape they are likely to take over the next few months and years. It’s an essential area and will help VRA members to plan for an uncertain future.”

During the Coronavirus pandemic last year, industry trade bodies, including the VRA, united to publish safety guidance for the remarketing sector

The VRA says ‘The New Normal’ briefings will take place on the third Thursday of every month for at least the first six months of the year.

Watkins said: “Our AGM takes place in July and the hope is that we’ll be able to get together at that point. Obviously, however, there is a whole range of factors that could affect that possibility.”

More information about the briefings and joining the VRA can be obtained by emailing: info@thevra.co.uk

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