Job roles are set to change at the DVLA offices in Swansea. Car owners will undergo a new process to pay for their car tax, therefore the current system will face changes. Staff in certain jobs at the DVLA will be expected to change their job roles in line with the new process, rather than facing redundancy. The changes will take effect in October 2014, when the current paper tax disc system is axed.
DVLA staff had previously feared they could potentially lose their jobs as part of the system change, however the latest response should comfort workers. Initially it was thought around 5,000 staff could lose their jobs, but hopefully this is now not set to happen.
The new electronic system will mean paperwork is reduced, however it is more than likely that job roles will be altered rather than removed to meet the demands of the new car tax process. Rather than staff losing their jobs, they will be moved around the organisation to tackle other areas of growth.
The changes made to the car tax system do mean that the number of job opportunities at the DVLA will be significantly reduced, but it is positive news for current DVLA workers who had previously feared job losses might take place. Altering job roles is a much brighter prospect than redundancy, and will allow staff to relax a little in the knowledge that they will not be out of work come October this year.