The Government is said to be considering scrapping the annual MOT check in favour of switching to a test every two years.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is said to be considering the switch to a two yearly check, rather than an annual check, to help support families with the ever increasing cost of living.

If the change was to go ahead, it could save motorists up to £50 per year, but there are concerns on the impact it could have on motoring businesses in the UK and also the safety of vehicles on the roads.

Commenting on the suggestion that vehicle MOTs could take place every two years, rather than annually, RAC head of policy Nicholas Lyes said:

‚ÄúThe purpose of an MOT is to ensure vehicles meet a basic level of safety for driving on our roads. Shifting it from annually to every two years would see a dramatic increase in the number of unroadworthy vehicles and could make our roads far less safe.‚ÄĚ

The RAC website carries a full guide to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) test.