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The DVLA confirmed that there would be no charge for changing an old style paper licence to a photocard licence with a change of details.However, once the motorist has the photocard licence, they will have to pay £20 each time it is renewed (every 10 years).That is why we are introducing new and easy to use digital services that will allow drivers and businesses to check driving entitlement and endorsements.This means there will no longer be a need for the paper counterpart of the driving licence which will save drivers over £5m every year." Do you have a question for our experts?At the bottom of the story it states: "The paper element of the driving licence, which accompanies the credit card size photo-card, is also due to be axed in 2015." Last year we reported how the traditional paper tax disc would be replaced by an electronic system, which ministers believe will streamline services and save money.• The DVLA code you'll need to hire a car from Monday June 8, 2015 In October, the Department for Transport launched a review into how to make the DVLA "deliver better services and save money for the taxpayer".Instead, drivers will be able to share their licence details with third parties via a new digital service called "View Driving Licence".Motorists can go online to view their own driving record at gov.uk/view-driving-licence.
The DVLA said it was developing another service for those who need to check the driving record of an employee or customer.Our ‘Share Driving Licence’ service will allow drivers to provide the most up-to-date information about their driving record to whoever needs to view it, eg an employer or a rental company.We understand that not everyone is able to use digital services, so there are also a range of existing channels available which allow driving licence checks to be carried out, such as by phone or post.A spokesman for the DVLA said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for motorists to access government services.“Getting rid of needless bits of paper, making changes to free up drivers' time, while saving money for the taxpayer, is all part of our commitment to cut unnecessary red tape.