UK to reduce price of passports
PHUKET: The price of a standard British passport is to be reduced by £5 (B250) from this autumn, Immigration Minister Damian Green announced on Wednesday (July 11).
Friday 13 July 2012, 02:54PM
From September 3, the standard adult passport fee will be reduced from £77.50 to £72.50 (B3,875 to B3,625).
The reduction, Mr Green explained, has been made possible by a restructuring programme within the Identity and Passport Service, which delivered savings of £40 million (B2 billion) in the past financial year.
IPS Chief Executive Sarah Rapson said: “The UK passport remains one of the most trusted and secure documents of its kind in the world. I am very pleased that we are able to provide it in ever more efficient ways, whilst maintaining our high standard of service and rigorous security checks.
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