DVSA Update: Give DVSA Your Views On Increasing Fees

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have launched a consultation to understand your views on increasing the cost of DVSA services.

So that DVSA can continue to develop and invest in the services they provide, whilst still covering costs, they are proposing to increase all fees by a small amount (1.5%). Most of DVSA’s fees haven’t increased since 2010, and they’ve worked hard to make savings through efficiency measures in the last few years.

How DVSA is improving the service they provide

Over the last few years, they’ve worked on several improvements to their services, to make sure they better meet the needs of their customers.

They have updated the theory test hazard perception clips to make them more realistic to real-life driving, and brought in iPad’s to mark driving tests and help candidates to get their licence back quicker.

They’ve continued to develop and improve the MOT service including the reminder service which almost 3.4 million people have signed up to so far.

They’ve also developed how they target non-compliant vehicle operators so that they reduce the burden on those who are compliant.

The small increase will allow them to continue to make essential improvements to their services. In the next year, DVSA will be focusing on improving the driving test booking service, the way the theory test service is delivered, how they carry out heavy vehicle enforcement and the MOT testing service.

Examples of fee increase proposals

Type of testCurrent feeProposed fee for 2021 to 2022
Theory test (car and motorcycle)£23£23.40
Car driving test (normal hours)£62£62.90
Slot typeCurrent feeProposed fee for 2021 to 2022
MOT slot fee£2.05£2.08
Test typeCurrent feeProposed fee for 2021 to 2022
HGV – 2 axles£91£92.40
HGV – 3 axles£113£114.70

The consultation opened on 5th August 2021 and will run for 4 weeks until 11:59 PM on 2nd September 2021. Find out more about the measures and give your views.