I cannot provide a link but I heard on the radio last night that Gordon Brown is proposing changes to the MOT system. Instead of being required annually it will be 2 yearly in an attempt to cut red tape and bring us into line with other EU nations. That raises a few issues with me: 1 - Why can't other EU nations fall into line with us. 2 - The MOT forces people (who want to drive legally) into carrying out basic repairs each year. Changing it to 2 yearly would effectively mean some cars being driven for an extra year whilst being unroadworthy. 3 - How much red tape is involved in MOTing vehicles. Or is this just a naive attempt to make people think that the government is trying to do something of benefit to the populous! 4 - Has the MOT been targetted as the treasury doesn't directly benefit from it?