From 8th June 2015 the paper counterpart of the Driving Licence
will no longer be issued. If you have a card type licence then the
accompanying paper counterpart is now defunct. If you still have
an old style paper licence then it will remain valid for some years yet.
Driving licence details will be available for licencees to view at
www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence and you will also be able to
generate a code with which an employer or car hire company
can access the details of your license themselves, or you can
print a copy of the information to enable hiring vehicles when
abroad with no internet access.