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July 2015

Theory tests costs fall from 1 October 2015

Theory tests costs fall from 1 October 2015
The cost of car and motorcycle theory tests will drop from £25 to £23 for tests taken from 1 October 2015.
Theory test fees for other types of vehicle will also be reduced at the same time.
Book tests at the new price
The changes apply to theory tests taken from 1 October 2015.
You can now book tests for this date onwards.
You'll have to pay the old fee if you choose a test date before 1 October 2015.
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London leaders urged to ditch diesel

London's diesel-vehicle driving motorists could face a crackdown sooner than expected - if the capital's environment advisers get their way.
TheLondon Assembly's Environment Committeeis urging London Mayor Boris Johnson to help lower the amount of deaths linked to poor air quality by ditching diesel engines.
The Committee wants Mr Johnson to push through plans to make London an Ultra-Low-Emission Zone (ULEZ) far quicker than first planned.
Not only does it want the ULEZ to be introduced before 2020, it also would like the scheme expanded to include the introduction of zero-emission taxis.

Driving test theory knowledge soon lost

Motorists are learning their Highway Code to pass their test - rather than retaining it to help them drive safely, a worrying new study suggests.
Motors.co.uk has found that virtually all motorists would not pass their driving theory exam if they had to take it today. The test was launched in 1996, experiencing several revisions since.
But the firm, which used an internet-based mock exam, showed that 49 out of 50 motorists would not pass. With a real theory exam failure, this would block their entry to a practical test.

Diesel Wholesale Price Cut Not Passed To Motorists

Diesel wholesale price falls below petrol but motorists still pay more at the pump.

 Diesel Wholesale Price Falls Below PetrolDiesel now has a lower wholesale price than petrol but still costs more at the pump, the RAC Fuel Watch Report shows.

 In June 2015, its wholesale price – the amount a retailer pays its supplier – was between 1 and 3 pence per-litre lower than petrol. However, its average retail price was £1.20 whereas petrol cost £1.17. 

The RAC claims that the discrepancy is “the elephant in the room” and a “taboo subject” despite the fact that 2.