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
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Customers of collapsed rent-to-own firm BrightHouse unlikely to receive any form of refund - here are all the details16 May 2022Customers of collapsed rent to own company BrightHouse are unlikely to get any money back after the firm's joint administrators said the cost of refunding people would "far exceed" the money available.
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