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Almost half a million drivers could have paid less for their licence if they'd renewed online - here's how to ensure you don't lose out

Around 460,000 (23% of) motorists could have saved a collective £2.3 million by renewing their driving licence online between April 2020 and March 2021, instead of by post, according to new figures from the DVLA.

9 November 2021

Warning issued to motorists over copycat DVLA websites that charge a premium for services

Motorists have been warned by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to avoid copycat websites that charge a premium for services you can get for free or at a much lower cost via official Government websites. Here's what to look out for and what to do if you've paid over the odds.

30 June 2021

More than 1.7 million motorists' details handed over by the DVLA

Over 1.7 million motorists' details have been handed over to private parking firms by the DVLA in just three months

25 July 2017

Motorists 'could show driving licence on smartphone' from 2018

The DVLA is developing a new digital service which will let you share your licence data with 'trusted' third parties

31 March 2017

VW emissions scandal: what does it mean for you?

The owners of nearly 1.2 million cars in the UK have been told their diesel vehicles contain emissions cheating software

2 October 2015

DVLA extends time frame to get hire car code following criticism

Hire car 'check codes' are now valid for 21 days, up from the previous three days

10 July 2015

Hiring a car? You'll need a DVLA code from today

The paper counterpart of photocard driving licences is being replaced with a new online system from today

8 June 2015

Jetting off this summer? Act now to save

Don't leave it till the week before, our holiday checklist can save you large, if you sort it now

3 June 2015

Drivers collectively pay 'double' after tax disc overhaul, says AA

The Government has made millions from the 'double taxing' of cars following its radical move to scrap paper tax discs

5 May 2015

Hiring a car? You'll need a DVLA code to do so from 8 June

Motorists planning to hire a car may need to show a code to do so, which is valid only for 72 hours, from 8 June

29 April 2015