The MOT frequency debate is likely to restart following comments from the Transport Minister.
Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, made the suggestion to relax the frequency after being asked by the Prime Minister to come up with ideas to tackle the cost of living crisis, according to a BBC report.
If confirmed, this will be the fourth time in a decade that lengthening the time between inspections has been mooted. Previously, the idea has been shouted down by aftermarket associations and road safety bodies.
In Northern Ireland, reducing test frequency was the subject of a ‘call for evidence’ in 2021, although no decision has been announced since the consultation closed last October.
Despite a government perception that the test is a financial burden for motorists, the maximum test fee of £54.85 has not increased since 2010.