Number plate UK replaces GB

Number plate UK replaces GB

We’ve come to expect frequent change from government in recent times but the latest change to the UK number plate regulations comes less than six months after the Euro flag was outlawed on new plates in favour of a national flag and the ‘GB’ lettering.


On June 28 however, the UK government notified the UN under its 1968 Convention on Road Traffic that the United Kingdom is changing the international identification requirements for its vehicles travelling abroad. Instead of the letters ‘GB’, drivers must display ‘UK’ either as a sticker or as the number plate flag and the change will come into force from September 28. The change applies only to cars registered in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and doesn’t affect British overseas territories. 

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