Instructor Support Update – 20th December – 2nd Edition

Instructor Support Update – 20th December – 2nd Edition

Driving lessons and driving instructor training are now suspended in Tier 4 areas in England and throughout Wales. Driving lessons and driving instructor training will be postponed from December 26th in Scotland.

Franchise fee assistance
For those in these affected areas we are reducing the franchise fee to £65 per week.

Next week’s direct debit will already have been processed by the banks. Therefore, from 28th December, the following weeks’ direct debits will be £65 until driving lessons resume.

Yesterday’s communication stated an aspect of franchise fee deferment, but this will not be case, it will simply be £65 per week until driving lessons resume. From yesterday’s government announcement, we expect the next review to take place at the end of December.

You do not need to change or cancel anything, nor contact Instructor Support or the Finance Department for this.

Instructor Support
Should you need any guidance other than what has been communicated please contact your Relationship Manager in the Instructor Support Team on 01765 643374. Please note the Team and I are extremely busy dealing with a high volume of questions. Please bear with us, we will get back to every enquiry. 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a challenging time for everyone, and we want to do all we can to support our instructors, staff and trainees.

From everyone at Bill Plant Driving School, stay safe.

Kind regards

Tom Hixon
Head of Instructor Support