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Theory test costs to drop from October 2014

Unusual news: one of the costs of driving will soon be lower.

The DVLA announced today that from October 2014, the theory test fee will drop from £31 to £25 - with a further decrease to £23 in October 2015. That's a not-too-shabby cut of 25% and, for young drivers especially, a welcome saving on the cost of learning to drive.

The price drop will also apply to motorbikes and other vehicles, so it's good news all round for learners. You can find full details of the new theory test fees at GOV.UK.

This has been achieved without compromising on the vital role the theory test plays in making sure that new drivers know The Highway Code and the rules of the road. I am delighted that theory tests will now offer better value for money while continuing to meet these rigorous standards.

Stephen Hammond
Transport Minister


Honor Clement-Hayes

By Honor Clement-Hayes

Honor joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of words on the Young Driver's Guide and blog. Her first car is a Peugeot 206 cabriolet, which is a very sensible choice for the British climate. Follow her on .

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ingenie is a car insurance brand for young drivers aged 17-25. We fit a black box in your car to assess your driving style. We'll review your policy 3 times a year and those who drive well could receive a discount.

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