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Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 2114

Road Traffic

The Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Made

6th August 2014

Laid before Parliament

19th August 2014

Coming into force

1st October 2014

The Secretary of State for Transport makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45(7) and 46(1)(f) and (7) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(1).

Representative organisations have been consulted in accordance with section 195(2) of that Act.

In determining the amount of the fees specified in these Regulations, the Secretary of State has taken into account the costs of the functions listed in paragraphs 21, 22 and 24 of Schedule 1 to the Department for Transport (Fees) Order 2009(2) and has taken into account the matters listed in Schedule 2 to that Order in determining the costs of those functions.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and come into force on 1st October 2014.

Amendment of Regulations

2.  The Motor Vehicles (Tests) Regulations 1981(3) are amended as follows.

Fees for examinations

3.—(1) Regulation 20 is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1)(e)(i), for “£132” substitute “£128”.

(3) In paragraph (1)(e)(ii), for “£139” substitute “£163”.

(4) In paragraph (1)(ea)(i), for “£106” substitute “£103”.

(5) In paragraph (1)(ea)(ii), for “£111” substitute “£127”.

(6) In paragraph (4) in the Table, for each amount specified both in that Table and in column (a) in the following Table in relation to each type of fee, substitute the amount specified in column (b) of the following Table in relation to that amount.

Table

(1)

Normal Fee(£)

(2)

Out of Hours Fee(£)

(3)

Designated Premises Fee(£)

(4)

Out of Hours at Designated Premises Fee (£)

(a)

Existing Amount

(b)

SubstitutedAmount

(a)

Existing Amount

(b)

SubstitutedAmount

(a)

Existing Amount

(b)

SubstitutedAmount

(a)

Existing Amount

(b)

Substituted Amount

63798810459568481
139163191215132128184180
4454637341396058
111127149165106103144141

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Claire Perry

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

6th August 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Motor Vehicles (Tests) Regulations 1981 (“the 1981 Regulations”), which make provision for certain motor vehicles to be examined by persons authorised by the Secretary of State and for test certificates to be issued for vehicles that are found to meet certain requirements. These certificates are commonly referred to as “MOT Certificates”.

Regulation 3 makes amendments to regulation 20 of the 1981 Regulations. Regulation 20 prescribes the fees payable for examinations of vehicles pursuant to applications made under regulation 12 of those Regulations. In relation to Class VI and Class VIA vehicles, fees for tests conducted at designated premises (premises not provided by the Driver and Vehicle Services Agency (DVSA)) are further reduced, whilst fees for tests at premises provided by DVSA are increased. Class VI and VIA vehicles are public service vehicles of the types specified in regulation 5 of the 1981 Regulations.

New fees for examinations of vehicles in Classes VI and VIA are set out in the following table (with percentage increases or decreases, since the fees were last fixed with effect from 1st April 2012, shown in brackets) and take effect on 1st October 2014.

Table

Nature of examinationNormalOut of HoursDesignated PremisesOut of Hours at Designated Premises
(£)(£)(£)(£)
Examination or re-examination more than 14 days after a previous examination of a vehicle constructed or adapted to carry more than 22 passengers.

163

(+17.3%)

215

(+12.6%)

128

(-3.0%)

180

(-2.2%)

Examination or re-examination more than 14 days after a previous examination of a vehicle constructed or adapted to carry 22 passengers or less.

127

(+14.4%)

165

(+10.7%)

103

(-2.8%)

141

(-2.1%)

Re-examination of a vehicle constructed or adapted to carry more than 22 passengers, within 14 days of previous examination.

79

(+25.4%)

104

(+18.2%)

56

(-5.1%)

81

(-3.6%)

Re-examination of a vehicle constructed or adapted to carry 22 passengers or less within 14 days of previous examination.

54

(+22.7%)

73

(+15.9%)

39

(-4.9%)

58

(-3.3%)

An impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business and the voluntary sector has been carried out and is available from the DVSA Corporate Office, Berkeley House, Croydon Street, Bristol BS5 0DA (telephone: 0117 954 3200). A copy has been placed in the library of each House of Parliament. The impact assessment is annexed to the Explanatory Memorandum which is available alongside the instrument on the website www.legislation.gov.uk. DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) was formed on 1st April 2014 following the merger of VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) with the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) to form a single entity.

(1)

1988 c. 52; section 45 was amended by the Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40), Schedule 4, paragraph 52 and by the Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) Act 1999 (c. 12), section 1; section 46 was substituted by the Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) Act 1999, section 2.

(2)

S.I. 2009/711; the relevant provisions are articles 5(2) and (3) and 9.

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