DVLA deal ‘good news for local Post Offices and motorists’ – Hunter

November 13, 2012 6:16 PM
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DVLA deal 'good news for local Post Offices and motorists' - Hunter

Local MP Mark Hunter has described the deal that will see the Post Office continue to deliver tax disc and driving licence services as 'good news for Post Offices and motorists in our area'.

Motorists will be able to tax their cars and apply for or renew driving licences at the Post Office for at least seven more years in a deal with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) announced today by the Coalition Government.

Commenting, Mark said:

"I've had many letters from constituents who were worried that their Post Office was in danger of losing this vital service, so I am extremely pleased that the Post Office bid has been successful.

"Post Offices are a vital part of our community and this news, along with the Coalition's commitment to invest £1bn in the Post Office network, helps to put them on a more sustainable footing for the future.

"This news also furthers the Coalition's aim to see Post Offices as a front office for Government and I am pleased that this contract means that the Post Offices will be able to bid for other services in the future."

Commenting further, Liberal Democrat Post Office Minister, Jo Swinson said:

"I am absolutely delighted that Post Office Ltd has won this important DVLA contract. People know the Post Office as a much-loved institution and this shows that it is also a modern, independent, competitive business delivering on its ambitions to become a 'front office' for Government."

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