Driving the automotive sector

Building an industry that’s fit for the future

IMI’s response to the Department of Transport Consultation

Launched on the 18th of January 2023, the Department for Transport (DfT) sought the views on the future of MOTs in Great Britain, collecting the data by public consultation. The headlines of the consultation were:

  • Consultation launched to seek views on changing MOTs in light of advances to vehicle technology and growing popularity of hybrids and EVs
  • Proposals include changing the date of the first MOT for new vehicles and boosting the monitoring of emissions to tackle pollution
  • Safety will be at the heart of the consultation to ensure continued confidence on country’s roads

This report is a précis of the IMI response to the consultation.

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Focused on today’s challenges

The automotive sector is crucial to the UK economy. We employ 700,000+ people and have a collective turnover of some £200bn. 

But our industry also faces a number of critical challenges: attracting and retaining talent; skills gaps at senior and entry level; regulatory change; and overall public confidence. 

IMI specialists bring up-to-date, relevant evidence and technical expertise to these debates, and we have a track record of setting the agenda around automotive skills.

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