DVLA proposes changes to driving licence fees

24th May 2012

Motorists could be set to feel the effects of a change in the current driving licence fees levied in the UK at present.

Earlier this week, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) issued a new consultation paper containing proposals for a change to the current fees charged.

This consultation has put forward three distinct options for motorists. The first would see the common driver fee of £20 applied to all provisional and five-yearly renewal applications for vocational driving licences

Alternatively, the DVLA are proposing a £2.25 increase to the fee for a first provisional car or motorcycle licence, bringing the total cost to £52.25.

Meanwhile the third option would see the common driver hit with a 70 pence price rise, with the licence priced at £20.70.

Under the plans, these changes would come into action from April 2013.

DVLA chief executive Simon Tse said: "The DVLA is facing increasing costs and these must be covered from our fees.

“We are consulting with our customers and stakeholders on a potential fee structure so that we can take their views into account when making the final decision."

Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed changes can do so up until August 14th 2012 with the consultation paper currently available on the DVLA website.

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