A new survey suggests that 40% of driving instructors have upped the price of driving lessons since the start of the pandemic.

The survey of more than 4,000 driving instructors, was undertaken by Marmalade. It has found that instructors have been left with no choice but to up the cost of driving lessons. This is due to the mounting backlog of learners and the increasing pressure throughout the industry.

Fewer lessons
In line with a 40% increasing the price, 30% of instructors have actually reduced the frequency of lessons a learner can book at any one time. It also seems that experienced learners are getting priority as the require less resources.

According to the survey results, the average driving lesson costs is 9% higher than at the start of the pandemic. It means the average price now is £31.15 per lesson, up from £28.47 in 2020.

Read the full report and survey details here.

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The closing date for applications for driving examiners is Monday  2 August at 11.55pm.  So if you’ve been pondering whether to or not, yuo are running out of time!

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Thanks for this little licence anecdote from Keith at Wokingham Driving school –

Hi Keith

Well here’s another frustrating and unbelievable update from us…… today we received the paper application back in the post along with the birth certificate that we sent 10 weeks ago asking for further information to verify her identification? Apparently they cannot accept her birth certificate as a form of identification even though it was the original copy and was given as an example of an acceptable document on the form?? 4 months later we have given up on the paper application and today completed a new electronic application now that she has a new passport.  We’ve received the email receipt too confirming that our application has been accepted and it states that we will receive the licence in 2 weeks.
All our fingers are crossed.

So it would seem that the way to get a licence quickly is to get a passport first!

 

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Our goal is for visitors to come away educated, invigorated, thinking differently and passionate about being an instructor. We also wanted to ensure people had fun doing it too.…

 

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