The Public and Commercial Services Union has today announced the result of its ballot on industrial action.

We are aware that you and your pupils may have concerns on how this will affect driving tests.

We will provide further information as soon as possible.

DVSA Chief Executive Loveday Ryder said:

“The country has endured so much as a result of COVID-19 and we have been in regular discussion with Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) on how we can support the recovery of our services, so it is disappointing that the PCS has chosen to take this course of action.

“Safely reducing driving test waiting times will contribute to the national recovery effort and we are taking steps to provide thousands of learner drivers with the vital driving tests they need to access employment, education, health and social activities.

“As part of our plans to increase the number of tests available, we have trialled examiners carrying out an additional test per day, during their normal working hours. The safety and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues is paramount. We continue to work with colleagues and PCS on these proposed changes.”