Wednesday bits

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.

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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

 

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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.

 

Our Talk Line is still available for anybody feeling the need for someone to talk to as we continue in these troubling times.  This is a completely free and confidential service so please get in touch if you need to talk.

 

The NJC continues to be dedicated to help you in these challenging times and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.  Please feel free to contact us for help and support.
ADINJC’s helpline is 0800 8202 444
The Secretary’s number is 07855 453414

The ADINJC is a national association run by ADIs on a not-for-profit basis.  We work tirelessly to inform, represent and support our members, and to promote the interests of our profession.