Burton and Uttoxeter’s MP Andrew Griffiths has today welcomed the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has awarded a new seven year contract to the Post Office to provide DVLA’s services from their post office network.
DVLA-related services at the Post Office will expand to include services currently only offered through DVLA local offices. There is also scope for the provision of other Government services through the post office network.
Patrick McLoughlin commented: “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.”
Welcoming the decision, Andrew Griffiths commented: “This announcement is great news. Local post offices sit at the heart of community life, and this decision will make life easier for everyone who drives in Burton and Uttoxeter.”