The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has issued a consultation paper on proposed changes to its driving licence fees, which would apply in Great Britain from April 2013.

The consultation contains three options:

Apply the common driver fee of £20 to provisional and 5-yearly renewal applications for vocational driving licences.

Increase the fee for a first provisional car or motorcycle licence by £2.25 to £52.25.

Increase the common driver fee by £0.70 to £20.70.

DVLA chief executive, Simon Tse, said:
“The DVLA is facing increasing costs and these must be covered from our fees.”

“We are consulting with our customers and stakeholders on a potential fee structure so that we can take their views into account when making the final decision.”