First increase since 2010 as agency vows to “continue to make essential improvements”
The DVSA has opened a consultation on its plans to increase its fees, including the MOT slot fee.
The MOT slot fee is currently £2.05 but will increase to £2.08 for 2021 to 2022 under the DVSA’s proposed plans.
A DVSA spokesperson said: “We’re launching a consultation to get your views on increasing the cost of DVSA services.
“So that we can continue to develop and invest in the services we provide, whilst still covering our costs, we are proposing to increase all our fees by a small amount (1.5%).
“Most of our fees haven’t increased since 2010, and we’ve worked hard to make savings through efficiency measures in the last few years.
“We’ve continued to develop and improve the MOT service including the reminder service which almost 3.4 million people have signed up to so far.”
For the MOT for cars, motorcycles and vans, the DVSA says it has continued to invest in the digital MOT testing service, claiming it has increased the information available to MOT centres.
It has also allowed certain equipment to connect directly to the service to record MOT test results.
The spokesperson added: “The small increase will allow us to continue to make essential improvements to our services.
“In the next year we’ll be focusing on improving the driving test booking service, the way the theory test service is delivered, how we carry out heavy vehicle enforcement and the MOT testing service.”
The consultation closes at 11:59 PM on 2 September.