The latest NFDA Northern Ireland (NFDA NI) update features an overview of NFDA’s recent meetings with Northern Ireland main parties and the questions asked by a number of MLAs around the current MOT system’s shortcomings.

To draw attention to the issues facing the MOT system in Northern Ireland, over the past few weeks, NFDA NI has engaged with all Northern Ireland's main political parties (the DUP, Sinn Fein, UUP, SDLP and Alliance).

NFDA NI representatives have held a number of highly productive meetings, including discussions with Members of Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Committee. We highlighted to the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) that DVA’s mishandling of the MOT situation is exacerbating the existing pressures on the system. As a result, NFDA NI has suggested that dealers could complement and support DVA's work around MOT testing. Roy Beggs (UUP), one of the MLAs met by NFDA, has recently raised the idea of privatised MOT testing in Northern Ireland during a debate in Stormont, reinforcing NFDA’s suggestions. Following NFDA’s meetings, also MLA Andrew Muir agreed to ask a number of Ministerial questions. Please find further details in this month’s update.

March’s highlights include:

  • The current MOT system and Political Engagement
  • Northern Ireland News
  • The Latest Motoring News
  • MILS Legal Case Studies
  • An overview of NFDA NI’s services and member benefits

To read the NFDA NI Update in full, please click here