Photocard licence and tachograph card charges set to fall

The cost of driving licences and tachograph cards are to be reduced later this year, with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) announcing plans to return £25 million per annum.

Under the proposals the fees charged for a first GB driving licence would fall from £50 to £43 for a paper application and  £34 for a digital application. Charges for renewals would fall from £20 to £17 (paper) or £14 (digital). Applications for provisional and full vocational driving licences would remain free of charge.

The Freight Transport Association (FTA)  welcomed the move, saying that reaction from members had so far been “very positive”

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