This press release has been received today. Obviously we will be fighting this again, and any other changes that may be slipped in that put road safety at risk. At this stage this is information at its earliest point. Actions will follow.
 
Sent by the Department for Transport
 
In case you missed the announcement in the budget - I thought it would be worth alerting you that the Chancellor has announced that there will be a consultation to review the first MOT test for cars and motorcycles with a view to take it from the current 3 years for the first MOT test to 4 years for the first MOT test in future.

We expect to start the consultation process this year.

Duncan Buchanan

Head, Operator Licensing and Roadworthiness Branch, Department for Transport