The decision to close the driving theory test centre in St Helens came with no notice or explanation. With an already huge backlog, it’s more bad news for DVSA staff and local learner drivers.
This has come with no notice nor rationale, though the detrimental impact it will have on learners locally is clear.
I have asked the DVSA for urgent clarity on the future of existing staff, and whether any assessment has been made as to the lasting damage this closure will bring to local provision.
After the closure of our courts, DWP office and police stations, this is the latest in a line of shameful Tory cuts to the services our people need and rely on.