Who is The National Caravan Council

Who is the The National Caravan Council (NCC)?


Posted by Justin Allitt in Park industry bodies, August 4, 2017

The NCC is the trade body for the tourer, motorhome, caravan holiday home and park home industries.

They take an activity interest in promoting the touring and caravanning industry in the UK. Therefore, aiming to keep and indeed increase the holiday spend in the United Kingdom. They provide monthly reports to its members. Governing bodies and trade manufacturer provide the reports,therefore giving accurate benchmarking of sales in the UK.

What are the benefits of being a part of the NCC?

Training – Providing a comprehensive basis, along with development initiatives for anyone working in the industry

 Verified Product Scheme – Providing 3 categories of verifiable products for the industry, Verified Accessories, Verified Components and Verified Leisure Batteries.

Product Approval Scheme – Assisting suppliers to reach a standard level of compliance for the recognised UK & European standard for the industry

Industry Code of Practice – The code consists of 3 subsections, which when looked at together, comprehensively cover all aspects of the industry. This includes marketing, advertising, complaint handling, deliveries, ordering and also warranties.

The Central Registration & Identification Scheme – Ensuring all tourers are easily identifiable by their unique VIN. Furthermore, The CRiS ensures there is a comprehensive database of history available.

Being a NCC approved dealer benefits

To the consumer, holding the NCC tick shows you are both a registered and a compliant dealer;

NCC Tick

The NCC check & approve vehicles in the touring and caravanning industry. Most notably, the company ensure they meet UK & EU legislative standards. Therefore buying a home, caravan or vehicle with an NCC tick ensures there have been comprehensive safety checks on:

  • Gas installation
  • Electrical installation
  • Emergency windows and doors
  • Ventilation
  • First precaution
  • Structure
  • Stability
  • Beds/bunks
  • Heating system
  • Thermal insulation

Along with the blue tick scheme, the NCC produce a number of guides aimed at allowing the consumer to have a better quality of information to hand when making a purchase. A purchase from an NCC Approved Dealership should therefore ensure consumers they will be treated fairly as well as professionally.

There are also a number of helpful guides available from their website www.TheNCC.org.uk. The guides aim to make a consumers purchase of vehicle as straightforward and comfortable as possible.

In conclusion,  the NCC act in the best interests of the UK caravanning and touring industry and the retailers, dealers and consumers serviced by it.

Below is a promotional video by the NCC