Examiner’s strike update

Driving examiner strike: candidates advised to attend tests
Driving examiners and vehicle examiners are planning to take strike action at various times on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November 2015.
Some driving examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Service union (PCS) are planning to take strike action on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November 2015.

Candidates advised to attend tests

DVSA is doing all it can to make sure that driving tests go ahead as planned and recommends all candidates come for their test as usual

If your pupil’s test is cancelled because of strike action, they won’t have to contact DVSA to rebook their appointment. DVSA will contact them with a new test appointment within 5 to 10 working days.

Out-of-pocket expenses

Your pupil can claim out-of-pocket expenses if their test is cancelled, but they must have turned up for their test in order to make this claim. If they don’t turn up, they’ll have to rebook their own test and they won’t be able to claim expenses.

Find out how to claim out-of-pocket expenses

Theory tests

Theory tests aren’t affected by the strike action and will be taking place as planned.

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