The government have announced a little bit of extra help for cash strapped UK drivers with a reduction in the price of the driving licence.
The details are covered in a news report by the Guardian:
“Young drivers facing the mounting costs of taking to the road might well breathe a little easier after the government announced it was slashing the cost of obtaining a licence.
The cost-cutting measure, which will see the price of a provisional licence fall to £34 from £50, was announced by ministers, who estimated it would save all new drivers in the region of £80m over the next decade.
Other cuts coming into effect on 31 October include the costs of renewing a licence online every 10 years, reduced from £20 to £14, and a tachograph card used by businesses to monitor how far staff drive, which will fall from £38 to £32.”
Younger drivers are already choosing telematics to help offset insurance costs, this new measure will give additional help to those struggling to get their first car on the road.