Driving licences

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart driving licence is abolished. Penalty points will only be recorded electronically, by DVLA.

Employers seeking to check whether employees have committed a motoring offence can obtain real-time information via a free on-line DVLA Shared Driving Licence service, subject to consent from the employee. Individual drivers can readily access their own records at www.gov.uk/ view-driving-licence so a more practical way for employers to carry out the due diligence process is to request employees who drive for work purposes to supply a current print-out of their personal record, ideally not less than once a year.

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