Theory test costs set to fall

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The cost of car and motorcycle theory tests will drop from £25 to £23 for tests taken from October 1.

Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, said: “From this October, the fee for car and motorcycle theory tests will fall by £2, taking the cost of a test from £25 to £23.

“Theory test fees for other types of vehicle will also be reduced. I know that this may not seem like a lot of money to some people, but at a time when money is tight, I’m sure learner drivers will welcome this news.

“This is the second of a two-phase reduction which sees the cost of taking a theory test reduced by almost 25% - from £30 in April 2014 to £23 in October 2015.

“The latest reduction will apply to theory tests taken from 1 October 2015, and learner drivers can now book tests for this date onwards.”

Car & Motorcycle - October 2015 - £23.00; Bus & Lorry Multiple Choice - October 2015 - £26.00; Bus & Lorry Hazard Perception - October 2015 - £11.00; Bus & Lorry CPC(Module 2) - October 2015 - £23.00; Driving Instructor / Motorcycle Instructor - October 2015 - £64.00.