CMA consults on Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published, for consultation, its proposed recommendations to the Secretary of State on the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (MVBER).

The CMA will consider responses to the consultation before making a final recommendation to the Secretary of State later in 2022, with the current MVBER due to expire on 31 May 2023.

The MVBER sets out automatic exemptions for certain categories of agreements related to the purchase, sale, and resale of spare parts for motor vehicles, and the provision of repair and maintenance services for motor vehicles. The CMA’s review will assess whether the retained MVBER meets its intended purpose and takes account of specific features of the UK economy serving the interests of UK businesses and consumers, as well as considering the impact of recent developments in technology and industry business models.

The consultation closes on 22 August 2022, contact [email protected] to feed your views into the BVRLA response.

More information on the GOV.UK website.