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DVSA update on Driving tests and lessons in England and Scotland

“In line with the government’s roadmap announcement, driving and theory tests will resume no earlier than 12 April in England. We’ll provide more information about when driving and riding...

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Government announce date for restart of lessons in England and Scotland

Government announce date for restart of lessons in England and Scotland Further to the PMs announcement of the four-step plan: GOV.UK COVID-19 Response Spring 21 driving lessons have been included in...

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COVID-19 RESPONSE − SPRING 2021

As I’m sure you are aware, the Prime Minister has today announced the road map for the easing of lockdown measures in Engand. And it’s nice to see that...

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DVSA – Update on driving lessons and tests in Wales

Update on driving lessons and tests in Wales Following the Welsh Government’s announcement on 19 February, all areas of Wales will remain in lockdown (alert level 4) and residents...

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Association Meeting and news from The Honest Truth

Association Meeting The next Association Meeting will be held by Zoom on Saturday 6 March. Member groups may send two representatives, and platinum members may also attend. Please register...

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Extra Financial Support for ADIs in Scotland

Extra support for self-employed ADIs in Scotland The Scottish Government announced yesterday (16 February) £60 million of extra financial support for those unable to work due to coronavirus restrictions...

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Scottish News

  Stewart Lochrie, our Ambassador for Scotland, was quickly on the case when it became apparent that there were problems with the system for the new Scottish grant. So,...

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Midweek Update

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Well done to Heather Lockwood of the Essex group for not taking no for an answer. Initially her local authority, Chelmsford, refused applications for the...

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Nasp Update Feb 2021

NASP have received a reply from Baroness Vere with an apology to all instructors who may have been aggrieved with her pass rate comments, read the full reply here. In our...

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Changes to driving licences and motorcycle tests: give us your views

The Department for Transport is launching a consultation today (9 February) to get your views about changes to the laws on driving licence acquisition and the motorcycle riding test....

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Scottish government announcement on extension of temporary lockdown

On 2 February, the Scottish Government announced that most of the country’s lockdown restrictions will remain in place until at least the end of February 2021. You should continue...

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Traffic Safety Roads

Traffic Safety Roads – February The February edition of Traffic Safety Roads is now out – many thanks to Graham Feest, our Road Safety Advisor. In this month’s edition...

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Update on driving tests and lessons in Wales

  Update on driving tests and lessons in Wales Following the Welsh Government’s announcement, all areas of Wales will remain in lockdown (alert level 4) and residents must stay...

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Mid-week Round up

If you missed Monday’s online seminar you can view it here.  We had some nice comments from members, thank you very much! As always, thanks to the committee for...

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Future theory test centre network

Future theory test centre network Currently the theory test service in Great Britain is delivered by one company – Pearson Vue. This includes: the day-to-day management of each of the test centres, such as the computers and...

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Weekend Round-up

There’s a video clip from Martin Lewis, the Money Savings Expert that is really worth watching.  He is protesting about the Chancellor saying he won’t release details of the...

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NASP update on theory test certificates

Theory Certificate update We thought we would update you with our progress so far, firstly thank you to everyone who has either written to their MP or encouraged their...

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Update from DVSA on key workers

The following has just been received from DVSA regarding a limited service for key workers.  Please read it carefully. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is working with...

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NASP is delighted to be supporting a new fund designed to help ADIs in financial hardship.

NASP is delighted to be supporting a new fund designed to help ADIs in financial hardship. Late last year, 2 driving instructors – Bobbie Hicks and Susan McDonald –...

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RIP Ruth Barton ADI

Ruth Barton ADI Northampton ADI Ruth Barton sadly passed away just before Christmas after a six-week battle with COVID-19.  Her husband Andy Wilson, also an ADI to whom she...

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