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4th May 2014

Driving Theory test price drop



The news may come as an annoyance to those of you who recently forked out for your theory test, however transport minister Stephen Hammond this week shared his intent to lower the cost of the theory test to £25 by 2015, meaning savings of around £100 million for learners.

Proposed changes will come into effect later this year, with the reduced price of £25 effective from October – this will continue to drop until October next year, when it will reach £23. These changes will affect learner drivers, as well as all other types of vehicle training.

Stephen Hammond

“We are determined to keep motoring costs down, so we want to make sure theory tests offer the best value for money while continuing to meet rigorous standards. As of October 2014 the Driving Theory test will drop by £31 to £25 in October 2014, a further drop of £2 more planned in October 2015.”

There is currently a public consultation underway which closes May 15th, this legislation will not affect the cost of the practical test, and follows a raft of changes including a name change for the DSA (to the DVSA)