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I am due to have a curtesy car and the garage are asking NI

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I am due to have a curtesy car and the garage are asking for my NI number. I have contacted them and they state it is the DVLA requirement. I contacted DVLA and the response was very confusing.
Why would they want my NI number? Is that leaving yourself open to identity fraud.

There may be any number of reasons.

One may be that they want the security of being able to identify you.

I suppose it does create a degree of risk.

The reality is though that unless you comply with their requirements they cannot be compelled to provide a vehicle.

Can I clarify anything for you?


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The DVLA advised not to give any company full access to my history, I have given them my driving licence number and happy to provide evidence via eg water rates or council bill to prove where we reside. Just do not feel happy them having my NI number

Yes, I understand.

You can make those offers.

They may agree.

But if they do not then they cannot be forced to provide a courtesy car.