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There is no law saying any post 92 car must have a CAT fitted, you are well within the law to remove it and bin it if you really wanted to.
The problem comes at emission testing, if and its a big if your car will pass the test with no CAT, then that's fine nothing anyone can do about it, but most cars will need it to get a pass. Obviously, those running a decat pipe just swap it back over for the test, which is fine providing you don't get pulled on a roadside check. I've never been stopped so I have no idea on the score, I assume they give you similar to a GV90 ticket where you have x days to have the problem fixed and retested at an MOT centre, ticket stamped and produced at VOSA or police station.
I have had one car pass the MOT with a decat, but that was a conversion, and I blagged it that the engine came from a 91 car
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2000 1.8 16v Sport