In just the past year almost 1,000 drivers turning 70 have renewed their licence with one of these third-party sites, with many paying as much as £81 as a handling fee for the service which the DVLA usually provides completely free.
Many will charge while promising to speed up the service, however they aren’t affiliated with the DVLA and no applications passed to them will be processed any faster.
Chief Executive of the DVLA Julie Lennard said: “Drivers looking to renew their licence at 70 and over should use our online service which is secure, free of charge.
“[It is] also the quickest and easiest way to transact with DVLA.
Published at Tue, 30 Nov 2021 07:35:00 +0000