From 8 June 2015, the photocard licence counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.

This is the final webchat for our stakeholders, commercial customers and suppliers on these changes prior to abolition of the counterpart on 8 June 2015. We’ll be hosting a webchat for the public on 4 June 2015, information on this webchat will be made available on GOV.UK closer to the date. You can find more information on the changes via our driving licence changes web page, Inside DVLA blog and previous previous webchat.

Live Blog Abolition of the driving licence counterpart webchat

The webchat is now closed

Read the webchat transcript (PDF - 407 KB)

Event hosts:

Dudley Ashford, Drivers Service Manager
Hugh Evans, Corporate Services Manager
Rob Toft, Head of Data Sharing Policy


Date Thursday 21 May 2015
Start time 10:30AM
End time 12:00PM

We will:

  • try to answer as many questions as possible during the webchat
  • try to post the answers to any questions that we don't get a chance to answer after the event

If you post a question, please:

  • don't include personal information like telephone numbers, address details and driving licence numbers
  • make sure it's about changes to the counterpart driving licence - unfortunately we won't have time to answer questions about other topics during the time allocated

We won't publish any questions that:

  • include abusive, racist, sexist, homophobic or inflammatory language
  • appears to promote a commercial activity or identifiable individual or business

We cannot engage on issues of party politics.