23 May 2012.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has issued a consultation paper on proposed changes to its driving licence fees, which would apply in Great Britain from April 2013. Anyone wishing to comment must do so by 14 August 2012.

DVLA chief executive, Simon Tse, said: "The DVLA is facing increasing costs and these must be covered from our fees. We are consulting with our customers and stakeholders on a potential fee structure so that we can take their views into account when making the final decision."

The consultation contains three options:
1. Apply the common driver fee of £20 to provisional and 5-yearly renewal applications for vocational driving licences.
2. Increase the fee for a first provisional car or motorcycle licence by £2.25 to £52.25.
3. Increase the common driver fee by £0.70 to £20.70.