1 Citation and commencement

(1)    These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2014.

(2)    These Regulations come into force on 31st October 2014.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 October 2014: see para (2) above.

2 Amendment of Regulations

2Amendment of Regulations

In the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999 in Schedule 3 (licence fees) in Part 1 (table of fees applying on or after 1st April 2008) the table is amended as follows—

(a)    for item number 1 substitute—

“1A first licence—
(a) where the application is made online£34
(b) where the application is not made online£43”;

(b)    for item numbers 12 to 15 substitute—

“12A photocard licence granted under section 99(7) of the Traffic Act following the surrender under section 99(2A) of that Act of a photocard licence granted before 19th January 2013—
(a) where the application is made online£14
(b) where the application is not made online£17
13A Group 1 photocard licence granted under section 99(7) of the Traffic Act (the “new licence”), following the surrender under section 99(2A) of that Act of a Group 1 photocard licence granted after 18th January 2013, where the administrative validity period of the new licence is the period of 10 years in accordance with section 99(2B)(b) of that Act—
(a) where the application is made online£14
(b) where the application is not made online£17
14A Group 1 photocard licence granted under section 99(7) of the Traffic Act, following the surrender under section 99(3) or (4) of that Act of a Group 1 photocard licence, where an election is made under section 99(2D)(b) of that Act—
(a) where the application is made online£14
(b) where the application is not made online£17
15A Group 1 photocard licence granted under section 97 of the Traffic Act, following the surrender of, or an adequate explanation for not surrendering, a Group 1 photocard licence issued in Great Britain, where an election is made under section 99(2E)(b) of that Act—
(a) where the application is made online£14
(b) where the application is not made online£17”.
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 October 2014: see reg 1(2).

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Claire Perry

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

15th September 2014

We consent to the making of these Regulations

John Penrose

Gavin Barwell

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

19th September 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend certain fees in the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999. These Regulations also introduce lower fees for online applications for first licences and licence renewals to reflect the lower costs involved in processing online applications. Fee changes with the percentage decrease are shown in the table below.

Old FeePercentage DecreaseNew Fee
First Licence£50£34 (online)32%
£43 (paper application)14%
10 year renewal of a photocard licence granted prior to 19th January 2013£20£14 (online)30%
£17 (paper application)15%
10 year renewal of a photocard licence granted after 18th January 2013£20£14 (online)30%
£17 (paper application)15%
Optional early 10 year renewal of a photocard licence following an election made under section 99(2D)(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1988£20£14 (online)30%
£17 (paper application)15%
Optional early 10 year renewal of a photocard licence following an election made under section 99(2E)(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1988£20£14 (online)30%
£17 (paper application)15%

A full impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business and the voluntary sector is available from DVLA, Swansea, SA6 7JL and is annexed to the Explanatory Memorandum which is available alongside this instrument on www.legislation.gov.uk.

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