ASHBOURNE’S MP Patrick McLoughlin has congratulated the Post Office network after it won a £450m contract to extend the DVLA services offered at its counters.
As part of the deal, drivers will be able to make applications for driving licenses and change photocard licenses at their local branch, as well as continue to buy car tax.
Mr McLoughlin, the Government’s Secretary of State for Transport, wrote to his colleagues in the House of Commons, saying the renewal of the contract - which was due to expire in March - is good news for the UK tax payer.
He said: “The contract award not only means that motorists will continue to be able to access DVLA services locally to tax their cars and apply for driving licences, but also that the tax payer will be better off to the tune of £13m to £15m per year.
“I congratulate the Post Office and am confident they will deliver an excellent service to motorists throughout the country.”