Professional Transport Services

DVSA looks to increase cost of services

5 Aug 2021

DVSA have put out a consultation to collect your views as to a price increase for 2021/22.  The consultation proposes increasing the fees paid for driving tests, vehicle tests and other services provided by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). These include:

  • theory and practical driving tests for learner drivers and approved driving instructors
  • vehicle tests for roadworthiness and certification (some of which also fund our enforcement work)
  • MOT services

DVSA provides or administers these tests.

The income we receive from fees covers the services we provide. Taxpayers do not generally fund our services. We set our fees at a level to break even.

Before changing our fees, we have to consult publicly and get approval from Parliament.

The new fees will help us to cover the costs of previous investments to improve our services. We are proposing to increase our statutory fees by about 1.5%.

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