20 November 2018
The Environment & Natural Resources Committee, through their remit and also acting as the Highway Authority, was asked to consider a proposed increase in fees and charges under the Road Traffic Ordinance, 1985.
An increase of 17% would be required to keep the fees in line with inflation since their last increase in 2013. However, because there has not been an increase in five years, the Committee agreed such a large increase in one year may not be well received. However, it is recommended that if fee increases occur more regularly after this one and within one or two years, the increases should reflect inflation.
Following discussion, Executive Council approved the proposed increase in fees and charges under the Road Traffic Ordinance, 1985 on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. The increases which range from 10% to 12% over the current rates, will take effect from Saturday, 1 December 2018.
Some examples of the increases are as follows:
|Description:||Current Fees:||New Fee (with effect from 1 December 2018):|
|To licence a private motor vehicle with a seating capacity of six or less (to include the driver)||£42.40||£47.50|
|To licence a private motor vehicle with a seating capacity exceeding six||£54.50||£61.00|
|To licence a private motor lorry with a net weight of 5,000lbs or 2.270kg or less||£66.50||£74.00|
|To licence a motorcycle with an engine capacity of over 250cc||£30.30||£34.00|
|Issue of driving licence||£12.10||£13.50|
|Vehicle inspection fee; vehicles other than cranes such as trucks with a gross combination mass of over 3,500kg or 7.716lbs||£25.00||£28.00|
|Other vehicle inspection fees||£20.00||£22.00|
A Legal Notice entitled the Road Traffic (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 which contains a full schedule of these increases can be found here: ROAD TRAFFIC (FEES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2018
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20 November 2018