Consultation outcome

Future of the Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) scheme

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation

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Summary

The department is seeking to determine the future of the Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) scheme and whether the scheme is fit for purpose.

Documents

Consultation paper

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Annex B - Future of the Vehicle Identity Check scheme impact assessment

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Consultation description

The Vehicles Crime Act (2001), among other things, provided the Vehicle Operator and Services Agency (VOSA) with the power to inspect ‘written off’ vehicles where the cost of repairing exceeds the market value of the car. The Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) scheme was introduced in 2003.

The Department for Transport is seeking to determine the future of the VIC scheme and whether the scheme is fit for purpose. The following proposals are to be considered as part of this consultation:

  • retain the scheme in its present format
  • re-scope the scheme
  • abolish the scheme