DVLA delays

We are aware that the DVLA is taking a long time to process applications.

Section 88 of The Road Traffic
Act 1988 may allow you to
continue driving even though
you do not hold a current
driving licence.
In practice, this will be when you
have applied to the DVLA to renew
your licence, but the licence expires
(runs out) while we are processing
the application.

You can read more here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/695575/inf188x6-can-i-drive-while-my-application-is-with-dvla.pdf