The NFDA revealed last week it has undertaken a series of significant meetings as it continues to work on its response to the Competition and Markets Authority to outline franchised dealers’ views around agency models.

It is working with franchised retailers, specialist legal advisers TLT LLP and leading counsel to “address the possible scenarios affect the future relationship between franchised dealers and manufacturers”.

Chief executive Sue Robinson is keen to reassure members that although little can be said publicly at this stage, the NFDA is working hard on the matter and is preparing to highlight a number of issues and ramifications that will potentially affect retailers and their customers.