My driving licence expired in November 2016. Have been chasing the DVLA several times a month since. It is now July 2017 (some 8 months later) and still they are claiming that it is in the queue to be looked at.
As posted above no driving licence means no car hire whilst on holiday.
There are numerous posts regarding the DVLA delays on various forums.
The question that needs to be asked is this excessive and totally avoidable delay akin to systematic disability discrimination given the severe constraints not actually having a licence puts on people?