Driving test fees are set to rise for the second time in six months, if Driving Standards Agency (DSA) proposals get the go-ahead.
Fees for an extended theory test will rise from £21.50 to £28.50 on September 3, but now the DSA is proposing a further £1.50 rise to the theory test and an £8 rise in the practical test to £56.50 from April 8 next year.
The DSA says the rises are necessary to cover inflation and fund improved services, such as providing approved test assistants who can help candidates with hearing difficulties.
The April price rise will be subject to a consultation before getting the go-ahead.
Members of the public can receive copies of the consultation document and give their opinions by contacting the DSA on 0115 901 5921 or writing to DSA Policy Unit, Stanley House, 56 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GU.
Alternatively, the information is available on the DSA website at http://www.dsa.gov.uk/Category.asp?cat=524 or by clicking here.
The consultation is open until November 23.
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