Why is my insurance company asking for a copy of my driving licence?

I'm about to renew my insurance with Admiral and I have received a letter from them asking to send them a copy of my driving licence. This is the second year with them and they didn't request it in the first year. Is this legal?

Asked on 26 January 2017 by Gabriel

Answered by Honest John
Yes. They probably mean this: www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence/ It's a standard imposition by insurance companies ever since the paper counterpart was abandoned.
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