BRITS could see annual MOT checks scrapped as part of plans to lower the cost of living.
Drivers would instead have to have their car tested every two years under the proposed changes, which could save them up to £55 a year.
A source told The Telegraph: “If we move from an annual inspection to a two-year inspection, it will cut the cost of MOT renewal in half.
“It’s a bread-and-butter policy that shows the Conservatives are on your side.”
But the AA Motoring Authority warned that this could result in higher repair bills for drivers who don’t catch problems early enough.
A spokesman said: “While well-intentioned, shifting the annual expense of £55 for an MOT to every two years could worsen the cost for drivers with higher repair bills, make our roads more dangerous and jeopardize jobs in the garage industry.
“Only recently has the government moved away from moving MOT to every two years for road safety reasons, while AA surveys show overwhelming support from drivers who appreciate the reassurance that an annual health check provides.
“The TÜV now also points out major and dangerous defects and shows how important it is to keep cars in a safe condition.”
Other ideas have been to increase the number of children a childminder can care for at one time to reduce childcare costs.
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They can currently look after a maximum of six U8s at the same time.
Ministers also proposed easing tariffs on imported food that cannot be manufactured in the UK. However, the Treasury could block the policy as it would reduce tariff revenue.
A Cost of Living Committee chaired by Boris Johnson will examine whether they can be implemented successfully without incurring additional costs for taxpayers.
On the cost of living, Police Minister Kit Malthouse insisted the only way to help Britons was to lower their taxes.
A government insider said: “It was just a long interview to be chancellor.”
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