This is effectively identity cards by stealth, and we are made to pay for it too.
Currently we are required by law to replace our photo-card driving licence every ten years, on the basis that appearances change over that time. This was not a requirement until the introduction of the photo-card part of the driving licence. The current charge for this is £20. Motorists should not be required to pay every 10 years to replace a licence that is still perfectly valid. If the government/DVLA insist we need to replace them this often, then the charge to motorists should be abolished.