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Who we are and what we do

Our About VCA Page gives an overview of the Agency and includes:

Other information available from this page:

  • Our Information Charter
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
  • Sustainability Operations Policy
  • Plan / Travel Plan

Recruitment Information Page contains:

  • Recruitment guides / policy and application forms
  • The benefits of working for VCA
  • Equality and diversity information

Press releases are available in our Media Area

Contact Information -

find UK details here, or for worldwide information, please use our World Map.

What we spend and how we spend it.

Annual Report - Download the report free of charge (link opens in a new window), or order a hard-copy from The Stationery Office quoting reference HC931 (2007/08).

Business Plan 2009/2010 (in development)

What our priorities are and how we are doing.

Annual Report - Download the report free of charge (link opens in a new window), or order a hard-copy from The Stationery Office quoting reference HC931 (2007/08).

How we make decisions.

EC, UNECE and UK National legislation available from VCA (there is a charge for many of our documents). See our Legislation Section for information on VISTA, LegStat and our Information Notices.

Fuel Consumption data and booklets - available to download, or order hard copies free of charge from here (link opens in a new window).

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) - See our WEEE section for policy documents.

Lists and Registers

Current job vacancies available here
Dangerous Goods - Packaging Approvals database

The services we offer

Vehicle Type Approval - testing, certification consultancy and training

Vehicle Type Approval legislation - VISTA, LegStat and Information Notices

Management Systems Certification - to ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, Acorn and EMAS. Training services

Fuel Consumption and CO2 - Data collection and dissemination, Point Of Sale Software

Enforcement and Research Activities:

  • Noise Emissions in the Environment
  • Non-Road Mobile Machinery
  • In-Service Exhaust Emissions
  • Enforcement on Advertising
  • End-Of-life Vehicles Regulations
  • WEEE Enforcement

Dangerous Goods Packaging - records, advice, consultancy and training

Further Information

Further information relating to Freedom of Information can be found on the Direct.Gov website:

Additional information relevant to the Department for Transport's activities but which are not published by the Department, including links to:

  • Acts of Parliament and explanatory notes from 1988
  • Answers provided by DfT to Parliamentary Questions

...can be found here:

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