Screen-Shot-2013-12-18-at-11.24On November 28, the Department of Transport announced the expected merging of two bodies, the Driving Standards Agency and the Vehicle and Operators Services Agency. The combined agency will be called the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency. The DVSA, which will run alongside the DVLA, has already combined its management teams, and the whole migration to the new entity is scheduled to be completed by April 1 2014. The combined responsibilities of the new body are defined thus:

The DVSA will have a broad range of responsibilities, including processing applications for licences to operate lorries and buses, operating testing schemes for all vehicles, and enforcing the law on vehicles to ensure that they comply with legal standards and regulations. … Read More