2021: A critical year for the car industry

As a tough year draws to a close, Motor Finance looks ahead to the challenges facing the market in what promises to be a critical 12 months.

We tune in to the SMMT’s Open Forum event, which discusses the coalescence of challenges that the industry is facing as we move into 2021.

We take a look back at the 2020 and the stories that produced the most traffic on the Motor Finance website during the last 12 months.

Brexit negotiations are reaching their culmination, with time running out to agree a free trade agreement. We review the latest developments.

The Motor Finance Europe: Conference & Awards 2020 was one like never before, with delegates swapping champagne flutes and tuxedos for mugs of tea and woolly jumpers. Motor Finance reports…

We also gauge industry reaction to Boris Johnson’s announcement to accelerate the ban on petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030.

And finally we explore how the Covid-19 pandemic has altered the commuting world and whether the change could be a permanent one. 

Thankfully we can finally see a light at the end of this very grim tunnel; I hope you’re managing to stay safe for the final stretch. I wish you all a happy holidays and hope to see you back here in 2021.

Chris Lemmon, Editor