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DVLA office closure confirmed for 2013
1:30am Friday 6th July 2012 in News
WORCESTER’S DVLA office will close after plans to shut regional offices were given the go-ahead.
Roads Minister Mike Penning confirmed the DVLA’s services would be centralised in Swansea or using intermediaries.
Its 39 regional offices – including its office in Broomhall which employs 25 people – will close by the end of 2013.
Staff there carry out administrative work including trade plates for garages, vehicle inspections and personalised registration mark transfers.
They were among public sector workers who went on strike to oppose the plans in June.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) said it would cause slower or more costly services for its members. Ian Gallagher, of the FTA, said: “Now that the minister has confirmed the closures, the agency has to deliver an alternative which is fit for purpose and benefits business.”