In case anyone else missed this :-
Have you seen the new MoT regulations ?
The big news (which had somehow passed me by until today!) is that from the 20th May 2018, any car that has passed it’s 40th anniversary no longer needs an MoT !
You do still have to declare your car roadworthy at taxation time though, even if it’s “Tax Exempt”.
See the DVSA/Gov statement here … :- https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mot-changes-20-may-2018