Statistics on licensed road vehicles and new vehicle registrations derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which administers vehicle registration and licensing records in the UK.
Around 80 tables, updated annually in April, with an accompanying statistical release. A subset of key tables are also updated quarterly, with shorter statistical release summaries in June, September and December. Table VEH0150 is updated monthly, with the latest headline new registration figures.
Vehicle excise duty evasion
Statistics on the numbers of unlicensed vehicles ‘in traffic’ and ‘in stock’, as well as their characteristics and the revenues lost through vehicle excise duty evasion. Based on a roadside survey, which since 2011 has been carried out every 2 years.
Vehicle roadworthiness testing
Statistics relating to the roadworthiness testing system (including MOT tests), mainly derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which administers the testing system in Great Britain. Mainly published as summary tables in Transport Statistics Great Britain. Also survey based estimates of MOT non-compliance published in 2009.
Statistics relating to roadworthiness tests are official statistics. The department’s view is that all statistics which are not designated as National Statistics are robust and have been produced to a suitable standard. They are provided to give extra context.