And I thought Italy had a ponderous bureaucratic system. Sounds like the UK is even worse. Never mind pollution, the whole world is doomed to disappear under a pile of virtual red tape.
These days even red tape is probably synthetic, non biodegradable and has a carbon footprint twice its own weight.
It may sound a little difficult but it is actually quite fast and easy Peter. I have been quite impressed by the ease and speed of DVLA. Compared to some Gov depts they are well organised.