QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Fri, 30 Jan 2009 - 16:20)
If your worried about the renewal cost then my instructor taught me a way round it- a change of picture is free!!! and it is essentially a new liscence. So you just change your picture after 9/9n a half years and it costs you nothing!
Just checked the DVLA site and it says:
Renewing your photo
With a renewal application
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will send you a renewal application pack two months before your photo is due to expire. You’ll need to:
complete the enclosed form
include a new passport type photo of yourself that’s been taken within the last month (you don’t need the back of the photo signed)
return both parts of your driving licence (photocard and counterpart document) enclose a cheque or postal order for £17.50 (no fee is needed if you have a medical short period licence or you’re aged 70 or over)
Doesn't seem free, unless you're ill or a pensioner?