MOT SECTOR FACES ‘SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF INCOME’

As the DVSA’s April 30th deadline for MOT testers to have completed their training and assessment in order to continue work,  standards institution IMI believes there is still a ‘meaningful’ number of garages that risk losing their certificate, with the obvious consequences both for garage income and road safety.

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‘Meaningful’ number of garages yet to complete assessment

“Our concern right now is that a number of MOT technicians have been stuck between a rock and a hard place” explained IMI CEO Steve Nash. “The increased volumes they faced as a consequence of the 2020 MOT extension have made it difficult for them to find the time to complete their training and assessment.  But the worst of the rush is now over and if they miss the 30th April deadline they will lose an important revenue stream, not just for MOTs but for the other work that being able to offer MOTs enables.

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“Those industry professionals who have not yet taken their assessment may find that, with the higher pass rate now required by the DVSA, they will have little time for retakes. And this means they could lose this important income stream for their business.

“But that’s not our only concern – there is a very real threat to road safety if the MOT test market shrinks.”

 

Published by GregWhitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist

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