Driving Licence Fees Fall
Wednesday, 29th October,2014
Driving licence fees will fall by up to 32% as part of the government’s commitment to deliver savings to the taxpayer.
The changes, which follow a recent public consultation, come into force from 31 October 2014.
Drivers applying online will see the fee for a provisional driving licence fall from £50 to £34 and online renewals after ten years fall from £20 to £14. The fee for driver tachograph cards - used by businesses to record how far their staff are driving - will fall from £38 to £32.
Driving Licence Fees
A million ‘first licence’ applications are processed every year and the fees drop will save new drivers £82.2 million over ten years. Over 77% of these applications are made by 17-24 year olds.
In addition 2.1 million photocard licences are renewed every year and the changes will save motorists £61.3 million over a decade.
Businesses make another 85,500 renewals a year and will save £2.44 million over ten years while the cost savings to tachographs will save another £3.58 million over the decade.