Government scraps plans on MOT's

22 November 2014

The government has given up its plans to reduce the frequency of MOT tests.

Ministers had considered the idea of delaying a car's first MOT from three years to four, and then having tests every two years instead of each year. But the Department of Transport has decided that its new review of garages and MOTs will not involve any reduction of MOT frequency. The idea of reducing MOT frequency was first suggested by the then Transport Secretary Philip Hammond. But his idea has now been overturned by his successor, Justine Greening. In a written statement to MPs she said: "The government will work with industry, motoring organisations and consumer groups to focus on the reliability and standards of garages."

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