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DVLA will now proceed with the implementation of the changes in Great Britain and amendments to legislation will come into force in by the end of the year.
Northern Ireland, DOE will be changing their legislation separately.
The aims of the proposal are to:
- fully harmonise the driving licence with those issued by other Member States
- improve road safety
- help ensure that UK drivers can continue to drive in other Member States without issue as our licences are recognised across the EU