Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) Consultation – Changing the cost of driving tests and vehicle tests

Consultation opened on 08 June 2023. Closing date 03 August 2023.


This consultation proposes an increase to the fees for some services provided by the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA). These include:
• practical driving tests
• vehicle tests for roadworthiness and roadside enforcement


Consultation description

The fees for practical driving tests have largely stayed the same for almost 15 years while most vehicle test fees have remained the same for over 18 years.

The income DVA receives from fees must cover the costs of the services provided. Taxpayers do not generally fund DVA services. The proposed increase in fees will help DVA cover the costs of providing existing services and future investments to improve these services.

The DVA welcomes your views on the proposed fee increases.

The consultation document and associated documents can also be made available in alternative formats on request. 

You should note that individual responses will not be published and a summary report will only reflect the opinions received in general terms. For information regarding the Departmental Privacy Notice following the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) please go to: DfI Privacy. The Privacy Notice explains how we will use personal information as part of the processing of responses. 

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