Post Office wins contract to provide DVLA services

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Motorists will continue to be able to access DVLA services locally to tax their cars and apply for driving licences after the Secretary of State for Transport today announced DVLA is awarding a new contract to Post Office Limited to provide DVLA’s services from their post office network.

A new seven year contract will run from 1 April 2013 until 31 March 2020, with the option of an extension for up to a further three years. In addition to DVLA services, the contract also gives scope for the winning bidder to provide services to the public for other Government departments.

The current DVLA front office counter services contract is operated by Post Office Limited and is due to expire on 31 March 2013.

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin said:

“I congratulate the Post Office and am confident they will deliver an excellent service to motorists throughout the country.

“This contract also provides value for money for the taxpayer, resulting in savings of between £13 million and £15 million a year and demonstrates how serious we are about making savings within Government.”

The scope of the contract is for all existing DVLA related Post Office services, such as applying for tax discs and driving licences and some new services currently offered through DVLA local offices, such as the provision of duplicate licences and licensing of Heavy Goods Vehicles.

These additional services will now be available at the Post Office’s network, giving better accessibility to DVLA’s services to motorists.