News: Driving Licence Changes


Do you know about the changes to your driving licence ?

The counterpart to the photocard driving licence is being abolished.

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.


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If you already hold a paper counterpart, after 8 June 2015 it will no longer have any legal status. You should destroy your paper counterpart after this date but you still need to keep your current photocard driving licence.

Paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 will remain valid and should not be destroyed.

Find out more below or to find out more details from the DVLA, click on the link:


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These changes mean that from 8 June 2015, neither the photocard driving licence nor the paper licence will provide an accurate account of any driving endorsements you may have.  Instead, this information will be held on DVLA’s driver record, and can be checked online, by phone or post.  This short video describes how you need to ‘share’ your driving licence online with any business who need to see your licence such to provide a service to you as for car hire or courtesy cars!



driving licenceIf you employ people, you will also need to be aware of these changes to access data, particularly if you run Company Cars.  Take a look at this short video which tells you what you’ll need to do.


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