The History of the MOT
The full history of the United Kingdom MOT test since its introduction in 1960
In June 2013, the Minister issued a statement to the House of Commons outlining changes to the role of the Agency following the consultation on the Department's Motoring Services strategy as part of DfT's commitment to delivering better quality and better value services to the public and business.
A decision was made to create a new single agency through the merging of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). This will enable a single agency to deliver the same high quality service, while making it easier for customers to navigate the services offered, and will reduce the administrative burden for those individuals and businesses that currently have regular contact with both DSA and VOSA.
In November 2013, the Minister announced that the new agency will be called the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Furthermore DSA and VOSA will continue to be two separate trading funds until April 2015 when DVSA will gain trading fund status. This Report will now go on to focus on the performance of VOSA-related activity, with a separate Report also being produced for DSA's performance during 2013/14.
We met or exceeded 19 of our 22 key performance measures. Particular success stories during 2013/14 include: