MOT Extension Announcement

The spread of COVID-19 is unprecedented, and we know this is a really worrying time for our customers. The insurance industry wants to support anyone affected by the impact of COVID-19, as well as continuing to help those most at risk.
As such, the Department for Transport have been in touch to let us know that the Secretary of State has announced a 6-month extension to MOT’s from Monday, 30 March.

The Department for Transport were also keen to reassure anyone worried about how this will affect their insurance, both before and after the extension. Based on discussions we’ve had with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) over the past week, we can confirm that cover won’t be affected.

All insurers are taking a practical approach and we won’t penalize policyholders for something that’s entirely out of their control. That said, the Secretary of State made it clear that safety is first and foremost, and this extension doesn’t waive the requirement to keep vehicles in a roadworthy condition.

Tesco Bank are fully behind this decision which provides extra support to our customers, and have joined with other ABI members to agree a connected approach.
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