IMPORTANT: We need your help to stop the 4-1-1 MOT

IMPORTANT: We need your help to stop the 4-1-1 MOT


Once again, the Government is planning to change the frequency of the first MOT, and we need your help.

As your trade association we have successfully fought against 4-1-1 proposals on several occasions, however this time the consultation period is only six weeks long and contains additional complex topics relating to the future of the MOT system, which must all be carefully considered due to their potential impacts on road safety.

The proposed changes will also mean fewer vehicles to MOT over the coming years, which in turn will affect the amount of associated servicing and repair work normally carried out along with the MOT.

We are in the process of reviewing and responding to the consultation document, but we need you and your customers to play your part by sending a clear message to the Government that any extension to the MOT is dangerous, expensive, damaging and unnecessary. Here’s how you can help:

Sign the Petition:

Sign the automotive industry’s petition to stop the Government’s proposed changes to MOT frequency, and get as many of your customers, staff, friends and family as possible to sign it too. If every IGA member gathered 25 signatures, we would reach the required amount to be considered for debate in Parliament:

Sign the Petition: Do not extend the period before a vehicle’s first MOT to 4 years

For every person who shares the petition on social media, around 100 others will see it, so we have created posts on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn for you to share.

The UK Government will respond to the petition at 10,000 signatures, but we are aiming to reach 100,000 signatures so the subject will be considered for debate in parliament. While the petition is open for six months, the new MOT consultation period ends on 1st March 2023, so time really is of the essence.

Write to your local MP:

After you sign the petition and confirmed your email address, you will find a link to contact your local MP. Please click here to download our letter template to write to your them to recruit their support. You can also find your local MP’s contact details by clicking here.

Respond to the Consultation:

There are three ways you can provide feedback on the consultation itself:

Firstly, please fill out our questionnaire by Friday 17th February so we can collate your views for the IGA’s consultation response. You do not have to respond to every question.

Secondly, ask your customers to complete this short survey so they can provide specific feedback that is likely to carry significant weight with the Government.

Finally, you can respond directly to the DfT’s consultation by completing their online survey.

Your participation in all sections above is vital to show the DfT the strength of feeling on the proposed changes, and to protect your business, customers and the UK’s road safety record.

Look out for further communications from us containing campaign updates, and don’t forget you can email to send us your views and ideas to help us further the reach of our campaign.