The DVSA is to increase some fees by a modest 1.5 percent, pending the outcome of a consultation.
‘Slot’ fees, where a garage has booked an MOT will increase fractionally from £2.05 to £2.08 from 2022, while MOT test fees for HGVs and busses will also increase by the same percentage, which on average adds around £1.70 to these tests. Driving tests and some other fees will increase by a similar percentage.
However, what is controversial about the consultation is what is NOT increased. The MOT test fee for Class IV and VII has not increased for over a decade, with the increase in costs being passed directly to MOT testing garages.
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