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Cost of driving licence to be cut by up to 32%

  • 25 October 2014
  • From the section UK
Driving licence

The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.

The fee for drivers applying for a provisional driving licence online will fall from £50 to £34 and online renewals after 10 years will fall from £20 to £14.

The new fees, representing price cuts of up to 32%, begin on 31 October.

Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander said the move was part of "giving savings back to the taxpayer".

As well as the cut in driving licences, the fee for driver tachograph cards - used by businesses to record how far their staff are driving - will fall from £38 to £32.

Transport Minister Claire Perry said: "The cost of driving, especially for young drivers, can be significant and we are committed to cutting costs where we can.

"Thanks to DVLA making large scale savings to their running costs, we have been able to cut the cost of the driving licence which will save drivers and businesses £150 million over the next 10 years."

Other fees being considered in the DVLA review include vehicle first registrations and duplicate registration certificates.

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