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DVLA; 6 months I've been waiting for my renewed licence. Can't even update my address details despite having moved home.
Sort it out people, this has gone on too long!
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Bizarre. Am 73 in Nov and had 'invite' to renew licence just before Bank Hols. Request submitted online Tue 24Aug. I was worried how long it would take due to publicity about backlogs at DVLA. Licence arrived Bank Hol Sat 28Aug. As an aside, they ask you to cut up old licence and send it off. There's no way they could have received it and cross-checked it against new licence as new one was in my hands before old one got to Swansea.
Anything that requires the DVLA to actually make a decision is a joke. The DVLA is just there to take money off people. Look at photocard driving license. They said it would be free, and it is, but they charge you for the renewals. There are lots of PCV/HGV drivers waiting on them, but the Government has made sure that the DVLA cannot be liable for loss of earnings. No private company would get away with it.