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What does the DVLA do?


The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is a governing body sponsored by the Department of Transport. It keeps over 44 million driver records and more than 36 million licensed vehicle records.

It also uses the information it holds to:
• collect over £163 billion in car tax
• keep the number of people who avoid paying car tax to less than 1%
• work with the police to bring down car crime
• support environmental schemes.

> Find out more about the DVLA

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