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UK car market growth is great for number plates

Continued growth in UK car market

October 2023 saw the UK new car market grow by 14.3%. That's 7.2% higher than pre-Covid pandemic figures, the biggest October increase since 2018 and the 15th consecutive month of growth.

Vietnamese number plate joins the £1m club - briefly

Vietnamese number plate 51K 888.88

Vietnam held its first ever official auction of vehicle registration numbers. There was a fair bit of excitement as the event seemed to be attracting some very serious bids. By the time the sale was over, several lots had achieved very impressive hammer prices.

A campaign against electric cars?

A businessman reading a tablet nearby a charging station

Throughout July 2023, the Mail Online website published a conspicuously large number of pessimistic EV stories. On some occasions, multiple EV headlines appeared per day. We take a closer look.

Electric vehicle incentives: do they exist?

Electric vehicle being charged

It is hard to escape the climate change issue. The subject constantly dominates headlines around the world - and with good reason. If the scientific models are at all accurate, then the event itself will be even more difficult to escape from than those headlines. It is a reckless government indeed that swims against the tide of public concern.

The role of DVLA

Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK, are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.

Regtransfers works closely with DVLA to complete registration transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regtransfers is a DVLA-registered supplier of personal car registrations and number plates and is listed on the DVLA Registrations website. All number plates supplied by Regtransfers comply with DVLA's prescribed standards and regulations.

DVLA administers all UK registration transfers and issues updated registration documents when the registration number of a car is changed, or when a registration is removed from a vehicle and placed on a retention document in accordance with the DVLA Retention Scheme.

DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Regtransfers is not affiliated with the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Regtransfers is a recognised reseller of unissued Government stock.

Number plate regulations

When a car is on the road, it is an offence to display number plates bearing any number other than the vehicle's officially recorded registration number. If you purchase a private registration, learn how to transfer private plates before displaying the new number.

All registration number plates displayed on UK vehicles must comply with the official number plate regulations. DVLA oversees enforcement of number plates display regulations and maintains a register of approved manufacturers and retailers of vehicle number plates.

Regtransfers is not part of, and is not formally affiliated with DVLA.

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