peebee wrote:...No idea - didn't ask, as I generally can't be ar$ed to know the reason behind everything on the planet.
I was just told that is not needed, as it is all done through the driving license.
It wasn't a trivial question. I tend to post experiences on here in case other people can deduce useful information from them. If DVLA have changed their procedure then it would affect everybody trying to hire a car in the UK with a UK licence. If AVIS have changed their procedure then it would only affect people hiring from AVIS.
Since you don't know I checked on the DVLA web site. The methodology of how to get a Driving Licence Check Code and how a company can use a Driving Licence Check Code are still there. It might be wise for people to still get their code if they are going back to the UK to hire a car in case the company they use still requires it. See https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... cence-code
PS Personally I want to know the reason behind everything that happens in the universe. I would never restrict my curiosity purely to this planet.