Welcome to the website of the British Vehicle Salvage Federation which is the representative body of the vehicle salvage industry in the United Kingdom.The members of the BVSF meet all statutory requirements and work to high standards laid down by the Federation which include adherence to the market wide vehicle salvage Code of Practice. The BVSF is recognised by all relevant Government departments and agencies, the Police, Insurers and other industry representative bodies with whom it has close links. 

Copart release app to speed up the total loss process for insurers. 

Follow this link to read the article. 

Synetiq choose Gala Technology as Security Partner

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Follow the link below to download your copy of the BVSF 2020 AGM Form. 

2020 AGM Form


Copart's Rapid Response to Rotherham Floods:

Follow this link to read the latest press release from Copart. 


Belle Trailers 12 Days of Christmas Prize Draw...

Click here to see a different offer/prize each day


Synetiq: Protecting Property & Reputation

Click on the link below to read an article by Synetiq relating to the processes they follow to ensure that property & reputation are protected efficiently. 

How Synetiq protects property & reputation efficiently...

BVSF End of Year Newsletter

Follow this link to read the latest and last for 2019, BVSF monthly newsletter


Synetiqs Police Auction 

Click here to read the press release. 

Copart's War on Waste

Follow the link below to read a press release from Copart, reference their war on waste, by issuing their 1000 strong work force with eco friendly water bottles. (Below: Some Copart employee's, showing off their new bottles!)


Click, for the Press Release...


HSE eBulletin

Click Here to read an eBulletin from HSE regarding welding fume exposure. 


BVSF October 2019 e-Magazine

Follow this link to read the October edition of The BVSF e-Magazine




Follow the links below to read information relating to Brexit, and getting your business prepared for the UK to leave the EU on the 31st October this year. 

Letter from HMRC

Transporting goods between the UK and the EU in a NO DEAL Brexit


Changes to VAT in Germany


Follow the link below to read more information on changes to VAT in Germany

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BVSF July 2019

Follow the link below to read the Summer Edition of the BVSF e-Magazine

July 2019 - e-Magazine


May 2019 Newsletter

Follow this link to read the latest BVSF Newsletter


BVSF May E-Magazine


Follow the link here to view the May edition of The BVSF E-Magazine

May 2019 - BVSF E-Magazine



EA illegal breakers campaign

Click here to read more information about the EA campaign against illegal breakers. 


Government Issues Reminder to the Waste Industry, in the event of a 'No-Deal' EU Exit

Click here to read the information published. 


Part Worn Tyre Programme


The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) introduced the Responsible Part Worn Tyre Programme (RPWTP) to improve professionalism across the whole industry. It will achieve this by ensuring retailers are aware of their responsibilities and providing them with the support needed to meet the required standards.

Read more here..


Combellack Installs Wickens Racking

Combellack have installed Wickens Car Racking on their site, amongst other benefits, improving the storage capacity of the site. Click Here to read the full article. 


RWM - Recycling & Waste Management EXPO

The RWM Expo is coming in September, click here to read more...


BVSF e-Magazine - January 2019

Click here to read the first 2019 edition of The BVSF e-Magazine


Press Release(s)

Follow the links below to read press releases from Synetiq and Copart


Synetiq - Intelligent Solutions -  Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems merge to create UK's largest vehicle dismantlers...


Copart appoints Jane Pocock as new UK Managing Director 


Copart are first to join PATAM Card Scheme

Click here to read a press release by Copart ref joining the PATAM Card Scheme


The International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT)

The next IRT is scheduled for 2-4 May 2019 in Norfolk, read more about the event here


EA publishes information relating to Motorhomes

Follow the link below to read information published by the EA relating to the removal and refurbishment of motorhome living quarters. 

Regulation of sites removing and refurbishing living quarters on coach built motorhomes



BVSF E-Magazine October 2018

The October edition of the BVSF E-Mag is now live, follow the link below to take a look. 

BVSF Edition 3, October 2018 E-Mag



Copart Achieves AQP Status Significantly Ahead of Deadline

Click here to read the press release. 


 ATF Register

ATF register is now located with all the other public registers

You can search for an ATF in a number of ways and download the full register as a spreadsheet. As it is now the register will be updated monthly.

         ePR index

·         ATF link

The current GOV.UK pages with the spreadsheet are still Live but will be changed shortly and directed to the ePR pages.


BVSF June 2018 - E-Magazine

The BVSF quarterly E-Magazine has been published, follow the link below to view. 


June 2018 E-Magazine


Car Transplants, Motorhog & DH Systems look to combine strengths...

Read the full article here.


BVSF 2018 AGM Report

Following the recent AGM, please follow these links to see the report and a selection of images. 

Click this link for the report.

This link will take you to a selection of images.


Vehicle operator licensing: a digital future

Paper application forms will no longer be available on GOV.UK from 01 April 2018, read more about it here


 Unlicensed Scrap yard operator fined...

The operator of an unlicensed scrapyard in Middlesbrough has been fined after failing to clear scrap vehicles. Read more here.




The BVSF are arranging to discuss all aspects of this with the Environment Agency representatives and will advise in due course, see the full article on the website by clicking here.



BVSF Online Magazine - March 2018 


BVSF have been working on it's 1st Online Magazine to replace the original 'hard' copy that we used to send out - View the magazine here!



BVSF obtain post dating agreement with WAMITAB on COTC examination dates. 

Read more here.


CARS 2018 Press Release - 

Read the full article here



Recycling Lives opens 9th site nationally, read the Press Release here.


The latest document in the battle against illegal operators

The EA have released a document outlinging the correct handling of ELVs, click here to read more. 



Recycling Lives Group Press Release...

RAW2K has joined the Recycling Lives Group by means of acquisition, click here to read the press release.  


 Acquisition of FAB Recycling Ltd by Motorhog Ltd...

Read the full Press Release here. 

Update - 15th November FAB Recycling Press Release - Read it here.


Copart invests in new transporters...

Copart has recently invested in 30 new DAF Salvage Transporters - click here to read the press release. 


Salvage Code of Practice Meeting - September 2017

The BVSF attended a meeting regarding the Salvage Code of Practice on 13th September 2017, click here to read the more about it. 

DH Systems Consultancy LTD achieves ISO 27001:2013

Read more here


Car Transplants Ltd- 2017 Salvage Process Video

Click here to see the video Car Transplants MD, John Schofield has produced to show what the company has to offer.

Roadside Emissions Testing by DVSA to commence August 2017

Click here to find out more. 

Salvage Code of Practice Soft Launch...

Read more here.



Environment Agency - Performance Based Regulation

Click here to read more. 



This year's AGM was held at Coombe Abbey Hotel, and again seemed to go very well. Even with the odd hitch! Click here to read to full report. 


ARA Technical Advisory Committee Paper Presented at Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress

Click here to read more on the paper presented to the SAE on the matter of Electric and Hybrid vehicle recycling. 


Insurance Consultation

BVSF has learns there is an Insurance Consultation running now until March, click here to find out more. 


Changes to Sending Technical Applications to DVSA

Click here to read the latest on these changes that come into effect on January 1st 2017

The Insurance Act 2015

 Click here to read some information from one of our Strategic Partners, CCRS Brokers

The Latest on CAT's and Airbags

To read the latest news on CAT's and Airbags, click here.

 Vehicle Excise Duty Reform 

To read the latest communications in respect of Vehicle Excise Duty Reform which come into effect from 1st April 2017 click here.

 Automotive Waste Stream Alliance (AWSA)

 Read about the newly formed Alliance here...


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Is F-gas training for your new starters giving you a chill? Green car have it covered, click here to find out more.  


The BVSF have been advised of some changes to the SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCY (SEPA) Charging Scheme. We have also secured a meeting with SEPA to discuss this, potentially in June.

Please see below for a link to the charging scheme 2016 for your information.

 SEPA Charging Scheme 2016

 BVSF/MVDA Air Bag Project Updated!

Meetings at Thatcham still in progress discussing the potential re-use of correctly tested, un-deployed airbags, read the report here.

 Catalytic Converters Containing RCF

Important information, read the article here

***Additional Information added to this article***Click the above link to take a look***

 Cutting Red Tape

The BVSF have just received a Policy Paper....Click here to find out more 

 Arrest Over Fake Airbag Sales 

A man has been arrested by police as part of a major operation into the sale of fake car airbags. Read the article here

Membership Benefits

If you are a registered vehicle salvage company and you have been in business for at least one year you may apply to join the BVSF. Click on "Application" There are substantial benefits which can be obtained from membership. These include the following:

  • Enhanced market status
  • Increased contract prospects
  • BVSF Special Insurance Facility (which could save you your membership fee)
  • BVSF Salvage Professional MagazineFuel Card Facility (which could save you your membership fee)
  • Special terms for the transportation of salvaged vehicle parts
  • Recognition by leading authorities
  • Free supply of BVSF salvage industry magazine.
  • Monthly electronic newsletter

You could enhance your status in the market by joining the BVSF. You would increase your prospects to obtain contracts from Insurers, local Authorities, Police and other sources of salvage vehicles. You would also receive an ongoing service of information of developments which might affect your business. You would have access to preferential parts distribution terms exclusive to BVSF members. There is also a specially negotiated Insurance Facility with excellent cover and attractive terms. All members receive a regular Update Newsletter and free copies of the exclusive BVSF Vehicle Salvage Professional quarterly magazine keeping you up to date on everything you need to know about vehicle salvage developments