I know I made a post about this a couple of years back but a timely reminder has just appeared on the BBC today. A lot of people assume that the modern photo driving licence is the same as the old paper type in that it lasts until you are 70 but, in fact, it needs to be renewed every ten years with an up to date photograph and there could be a £1,000 fine if you don't do it so please take a minute to check out the back of your licence.
Quote from BBC
These are usually valid for 10 years and there is a legal requirement for drivers to renew the photograph at the same time as they renew their licence.However, two million drivers have failed to do this.
And this means they could be fined up to £1,000 should they be pulled over by the police, who then discover that the photo and licence is out of date.
Even failing to notify the DVLA that you have changed address could be costly.