The price of the driving theory test is set to fall by £5 this October – with plans to reduce the fee even further the following year.
The move, which is at the moment limited to Northern Ireland, comes after new contracts were negotiated with theory test providers in the province.
The Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, has said that by agreeing new deals with the test providers, he has managed to secure significant savings, and he believes that it is “right and proper” to pass these savings onto the customers of the Theory test – meaning that those signing up for the Theory test after October will get a reduced rate.
Durkan added: “It is my intention to ensure that my department’s services are delivered in such a way that they meet customers’ needs at the least cost possible.”
Many learner drivers in Northern Ireland will surely be happy to hear this good news, as bringing down the cost of driving will always benefit new and young drivers.
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