United Kingdom British Passport : Series 23 (2015 — ...) Biometric, 'Creative United Kingdom'
2015: HM Passport Office unveiled the design and theme of the new passport as 'Creative United Kingdom' at Shakespeare's Globe, London on November. The design features British cultural icons such as William Shakespeare, John Harrison, John Constable, Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Antony Gormley, Elisabeth Scott and Anish Kapoor; iconic British innovations such as the Penny Black and the London Underground; and UK landmark structures like the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Edinburgh Castle, the Pierhead Building in Cardiff, Titanic Belfast and the Royal Observatory Greenwich. As part of the Press release the HM Passport Office said the new passport is the most secure in the world. The passport was released in December 2015. De La Rue has got a 10-year contract with HM Passport Office designing and producing the British Passports starting in 2010 as well as the new 'Creative UK' passport in 2015.

With the sole exception of emergency passports which are printed and issued by the British diplomatic missions, all other types British passports have been printed and issued by Her Majesty's Passport Office (HMPO) in the United Kingdom since May 2015

PASSPORT FEE
 
Passport Age Group Online Application / Paper Form Validity (Year)
Adult (16 and over) standard 34-page passport £72.00 10
Adult (16 and over) jumbo 50-page passport £85.50 10
Child (under 16) passport £46.00 5
Passport for people born on or before 2 September 1929 Free 10

Home Office has approved plans to raise the price of passport with effect from 27 March 2018. The changes are underpinned by new fee-setting powers given to HM Passport Office under the Immigration Act 2016 to give it the resources it needs to process six million applications a year. The Home Office says it wants to shift the cost of passport services onto travellers to make it less of a burden on taxpayers.
 
Passport Age Group Online Application Paper Form Application From the Post Office Validity (Year)
Adult (16 and over) standard 34-page passport £75.50 £85.00 10
Adult (16 and over) jumbo 50-page passport £85.50 £95.00 10
Child (under 16) passport £49.00 £58.50 5
Passport for people born on or before 2 September 1929 Free Free 10