Gareth Llewellyn, CEO of DVSA, was speaking to the Transport Committee today. There are some interesting sections on driving tests and recent events due to the pandemic. You can view the session here.
DVLA closure news
DVLA’s contact centre will close at 2pm on Saturday 28 November instead of our usual 4pm due to essential maintenance and will reopen on Monday 30 November as normal. Our email service will also be unavailable during this time.
Essential maintenance will also take place on our automated tax payment phone line – 0300 123 4321. This will be unavailable from 2pm on Saturday 28 November until Sunday morning.
All our online services will be available as normal. Go to www.gov.uk/browse/driving to find information and advice.
You can go online to tax a vehicle at www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax
The fund for struggling ADIs and PDIs has now reached just over £9,300. This is a fabulous achievement, but we need more! If you haven’t already done so, please consider those less fortunate than yourself and donate. Even a small donation will help others who are in need of some help because they’ve fallen through the cracks of the financial help available from the government.
If we can get it up to £12,500 then our wonderful sponsor Marmalade will add another £7,500 (that’s in addition to the £2,500 they’ve already put in).
We will shortly be publishing the rules of the scheme, including criteria for applications.
Please donate using this link.