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Fees: DVLA propose raising licence fees next April and want to hear from motorists




There are proposals to increase driving licence fees from April next year.

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.”

The proposal contains three options: Apply the common driver fee of £20 to provisional and 5-yearly renewal applications for vocational driving licences; increase the fee for a first provisional car or motorcycle licence by £2.25 to £52.25 and increase the common driver fee by £0.70 to £20.70.

Anyone wishing to comment on the proposal must do so by 14 August 2012. The consultation paper is published on the DVLA’s website .


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