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Thousands of DVLA jobs at risk

Wednesday December 14th 2011

The Government has announced plans to close 39 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) offices, which could threaten over 1,200 jobs.

Road minister Mike Penning said the offices could close by 2013 and the proposals will now be consulted on, but he added the changes "will make dealing with the DVLA easier and quicker for motorists and businesses".

The Government is aiming to close 10 DVLA regional enforcement centres and centralise the work at the company's headquarters in Swansea, in a bid to save £28 million a year.

The closures could threaten 1,213 jobs out of the DVLA's 6,116 staff.

The DVLA was established as a Government agency in 1990 and keeps driver and vehicle records while regional offices carry out a range of administrative duties.

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