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DSA and VOSA to be merged and rebranded

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In an attempt to boost service and cut costs, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) are being turned into a single, new organisation.

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has confirmed the new, streamlined agency will be called the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

Mr Goodwill said that during a transition period to April 1 next year, references to the new DVSA would include a statement "incorporating DSA and VOSA".

The DSA deals, among other things, with setting and maintaining standards for driver training.

VOSA's main purpose, as the organisation behind the MoT test, is to enforce standards of vehicle roadworthiness among car owners and mechanics.

The minister said the costs of rebranding the two entities would be kept to a minimum in a written statement to MPs.

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