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 Posted: Thu Oct 24th, 2013 11:45 am
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baz657
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Mana: 
Isn't it true though that some members of the trade bodies that have been negotiating for a fee increase are top executives at the companies that are offering and heavily advertising MOT test discounts?

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 Posted: Thu Oct 24th, 2013 07:36 am
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The real slap in the face is the way that the announcement was made out of the blue after suddenly withdrawing from well developed negotiations with the MOT Trade Forum. It seems an opportunity was seen to lump an MOT fee freeze in with a clampdown on fraudulent whiplash claims to give an overall impression of acting in the motorist's interest. The MOT is an easy target.

As you say, the fact that discounting is so widespread inevitably makes the DfT assume that there's plenty of scope to cut in that direction.

So all the hard work the trade bodies go to to to negotiate a proper fee is undermined by widespread discounting.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 23rd, 2013 09:40 pm
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yeah heard that on the news this morning,stop me if im wrong but hasnt it already been frozen for a few years now?dont most garages already discount tests to some extent?dont most garages already offer free retest or similar which effectively means some punters are already getting their test at half price?if the answer to all the above is yes then said minister is already pissing up a rope before he started.why not get him to suggest vosa do their tests at the sort of rates that us stitch up merchants are obviously charging.what do you reckon your hopes?you got bob hope and no hope,my names bob,guess that leaves you with no hope....

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 Posted: Tue Oct 22nd, 2013 08:04 pm
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In the interests of "saving the motorist money" Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has announced that there will be no MOT Fee increase until 2015.

A very disappointing announcement, in view of the ever increasing list of items to be inspected emanating from the EU and VOSA. More here:

http://www.motester.co.uk/mot-news/mot-news/mot-fee-frozen-until-2015

MOT Testing Magazine Editor Jim Punter will be expanding on this in the November edition of MOT Testing Magazine.

Last edited on Thu Oct 24th, 2013 07:26 am by martins

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