Vehicle Certification Agency will lose powers after Brexit

Embargoed to 0001 Friday February 02 File photo dated 17/2/2016 of EU and UK flags flying, as leaders of a new political party aiming to stop Brexit are preparing to launch their campaign with a Òlisten to BritainÓ tour of towns and universities across the country.
Embargoed to 0001 Friday February 02 File photo dated 17/2/2016 of EU and UK flags flying, as leaders of a new political party aiming to stop Brexit are preparing to launch their campaign with a Òlisten to BritainÓ tour of towns and universities across the country.

Under European rules, cars authorised for sale in one EU country may be sold across the union. When the UK leaves the EU, the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) will lose its ability to provide type approval for the rest of Europe, raising questions over the agency's future.

Documents released by the European commission state that "the United Kingdom approval authority will cease to be an EU type approval authority.