Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
13 July 2012 09:20
Standard adult passports will cost £5 less from the autumn
British holidaymakers received a small financial boost after it was announced the cost of a standard adult passport will be reduced by £5 later this year.
The Home Office revealed the cost of a standard passport will be slashed from £77.50 to £72.50 from the autumn, after making overall savings of £40 million in the past financial year.
The reductions come on the back of several 'efficiency measures' which will see the fee remain at the lower rate for a minimum of two years.
Among the measures was the closure of 22 interview offices and one application processing centre.
Immigration Minister Damian Green praised the work of the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) in reducing costs during harsh financial times.
"The IPS has worked hard to provide value for money in the vital service it provides, and it is right that these savings are passed on to customers and fee-payers," said Mr Green.
"Not only has IPS made the efficiency savings to make this possible, but it has done so whilst continuing to provide a very high standard of service to customers."
A passport is an absolutely essential element of any holiday abroad, but tourists are also urged to make sure they have
travel insurance in the event they lose the important document or any other belongings.
29 September 2016
Tour operator Thomas Cook says its earnings are still being impacted by recent terror attacks.
28 September 2016
The English tourism industry is predicted to grow faster than the overall economy every year for the next decade, according to new research.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.