The photo booth operators are concerned that the UK Border Agency, which is part of the Home Office, is in the process of giving a similar contract to process Biometric Residence Permits directly to the Post Office, too.
The Photo Marketing Association (PMA) has agreed to lead a co-ordinated campaign to fight what they believe is an attempt by Government agencies to re-direct the sectors' projected £100m of revenues to the Post Office over the next three years.
Anyone who doesn’t live close to one of the 753 designated Post Offices, and would prefer to avoid sending important documents through the post, may have cause for concern.
When you consider that there are 11,818 Post Office branches in the UK, there are currently only 753 branches that offer the new DVLA Photocard Renewal service.
Since 8 June 2015 the counterpart to the photocard driving licence is not valid and will no longer be issued.
Please visit uk/dvla/nomorecounterpart for more information. You can apply online, ensure you use the official GOV. Since 8 June 2015 the counterpart to the photocard driving licence is not valid and will no longer be issued.
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For example, if you’re in Skegness, Scunthorpe or Shrewsbury you’ll have to travel for over half an hour by road to find an approved Post Office.
Likewise, the loss of revenue high street photographers have incurred is estimated to place 350 businesses in danger of closure with around 5,000 jobs at risk. Around 2.4 million people need a new or replacement driving licence each year.
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