At the start of the week, the paper counterpart to current photocard driving licences ceased to have any legal status and should be destroyed. However paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 will remain valid and should not be destroyed.
Endorsements (penalty points) will now be recorded electronically and the information held on the DVLA's driver record, which can be viewed online by phone or post. This has implications if you employ drivers or simply want to hire a car. More information is available on the DVLA website.