Theory test prices to fall

12.00 | 19 August 2014 |

The cost of the car and motorcycle theory tests will drop from £31 to £25 in October 2014, and then to £23 in October 2015.

The changes have been confirmed following a public consultation. The Government says this 25% reduction in fees will save learner drivers in excess of £100m over the next nine years. Theory test fees for other categories of vehicle will also be reduced.

Making the announcement in June 2014, Stephen Hammond (the then transport minister) said: “This (reduction) has been achieved without compromising on the vital role the theory test plays in making sure that new drivers know The Highway Code and the rules of the road.”

Alastair Peoples, chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, said: “By agreeing new contract arrangements for the delivery of theory tests we have secured significant cost savings, and it is right that we pass these savings on to our customers.

“We want to make sure that we continue to keep pace with customers’ needs and deliver services in a way which is both convenient and cost effective.”

Last month the Government announced that driving licence fees will also fall by up to 32%.


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