PM told of motor trade woe

First published in News

PRIME Minister and Witney MP David Cameron has been told of the need for regulation in the independent motoring trade by a businessman from his constituency.

Graham Cox, of Ernigrip Motors, who owns garages in Enstone and Middle Barton, said: “We spoke about how the motor industry has suffered during the recession and how the large multi-national chains are pricing independent garages out of the market.

“I would like to see the industry regulated, because at the moment anyone can open a garage.

“There should be regular checks for insurance, fire safety and to see that mechanics are fully qualified and receive on-going training.”

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8:01pm Thu 26 Sep 13

King Joke says...

Surely a regulated market will favour the big companies over the small ones?
Surely a regulated market will favour the big companies over the small ones? King Joke
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7:04am Fri 27 Sep 13

Oxon Chap says...

King Joke wrote:
Surely a regulated market will favour the big companies over the small ones?
Only The Arfur Daley style traders will suffer, local garages should prosper as long as they don't charge £100+ an hour for labour like the big boys.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: Surely a regulated market will favour the big companies over the small ones?[/p][/quote]Only The Arfur Daley style traders will suffer, local garages should prosper as long as they don't charge £100+ an hour for labour like the big boys. Oxon Chap
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8:39am Fri 27 Sep 13

King Joke says...

If that's the situation then I'll take your word for it.

I'm just bowled over to see a small business person asking for more regulation, not less.
If that's the situation then I'll take your word for it. I'm just bowled over to see a small business person asking for more regulation, not less. King Joke
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1:06pm Fri 27 Sep 13

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

well if it eliminates the dodgy garages that overcharge and make up work on vehicles to make money I am all for it, I can name a few, and interestingly not all of them are Small traders.
well if it eliminates the dodgy garages that overcharge and make up work on vehicles to make money I am all for it, I can name a few, and interestingly not all of them are Small traders. yabbadabbadoo256
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