If you have a test booked in Northampton, Kettering, Peterborough, Bedford or Weedon on the 13th September you should still attend as not all examiners are on strike that day. If your test is cancelledthen your Instructor will guide you through the process of claiming out of pocket expenses. See belofor rom the DSA chief executive

The DSA’s chief executive Rosemary Thew said:

“Not all examiners are members of the PCS union and even if they are, we can’t be sure that they’ll support the strike. So we’re asking candidates to come for their test as normal so it can go ahead if possible.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience this will cause and will do everything we can to minimise disruption for our customers.”

Candidates who turn up but can’t take their tests because of strike action will not have to contact the DSA to rebook. They should hear from the agency with a new date within 5 to 10 working days.

Out-of-pocket expenses

If candidates fail to attend they won’t be able to claim out-of-pocket expenses if their tests are cancelled and they’ll need to rebook their own tests.

Details about claiming out-of-pocket expenses can be found at direct.gov.uk/drivingtestexpenses.

Customer service centre

The DSA’s customer service centre for practical tests might also be affected by strike action on Thursday 13 September. Instructors, trainers and candidates will still be able to book, change or cancel practical tests online atdirect.gov.uk/drivingtest.

Theory tests

Theory tests are not affected and will be taking place as planned.