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Here you can stay up to date with the latest developments in the private number plate industry, including updates on private registrations, reg transfers and developments relating to the DVLA. We will also provide news updates on private plates that have made their way into the media spotlight.

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British Government releases rules for Self-Driving Cars in UK28-Jul-2015

As we continue to drive ourselves slowly towards the future, the technology comes at a cost. The British Department for Transport (DfT) have not long released their guidance publications for Automated Vehicle Technologies, set for testing driverless cars on the public highway.

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One Direction (1 DUK) number plate set to sell for £30k!26-Jul-2015

The incredibly rare private number plate ‘1 DUK’ is off to auction next month, with the expectation of attracting bids of around £30,000!

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5 ‘Going Green’ tips for taking care of your car30-Jun-2015

Even if you don’t own an electric or hybrid car, here are many ways in which you can ‘go green’ and reduce the amount of carbon emitted into the environment. Below you’ll find our top 5 tips for helping to make the environment cleaner:

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The costs of running an electric car17-Jun-2015

Many people talk about the benefits of electric and hybrid ultra-low emission cars, and other than the £5,000 government grant, congestion charge exemption and zero road text, you can also save significant sums on running costs.

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Google Self-Driving Car is now Smaller and Less Reliant on Human Assistance22-May-2015

Google’s latest self-driving cars are smaller, while they will be assisted (if needed) by a single person with a detachable steering wheel, gas pedal and brake pedal if the car needs to be taken over in an emergency situation. Older versions from Google required a two person team of emergency operators, and it’s another sign of progress for self driving vehicles.

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The six most expensive number plates ever sold19-May-2015

Although you might not think it, personalised number plates are big business.

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Texas bans offensive personal number plate29-Apr-2015

Personalised registration plates aren't to everyone's taste - but it's not every day one gets banned for being offensive. 

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UK car sales reach 21st century high14-Apr-2015

The UK has experienced its highest monthly level of sales for new vehicles since the turn of the millennium, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Can the Get Tough on Danger Drivers campaign change driving laws?02-Apr-2015

Earlier this month, David Cameron lent his support to calls for harsher sentences for dangerous driving.

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New record set for the most expensive registration plates ever purchased17-Mar-2015

Classic car dealer John Collins settled a bill for £518,000 late last year when the auctioneer’s hammer slammed down. He wasn’t clinching a deal on a Ferrari, but a set of personal number plates.

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3 year wait for the new VW Golf25-Aug-2014

The seventh generation of the Volkswagen Golf was released in 2012, but enthusiasts will have to wait until 2017 for the new model, according to German magazine Auto motor und sport.

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UK Car Production Rises12-Aug-2014

Car production in the UK has increased by 2.8% in July, compared to last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Saying Goodbye to the Paper Tax Disc29-Jul-2014

As of 1st October 2014, drivers will no longer need to place their tax disc on their car’s windscreen, but vehicles must still be taxed and the DVLA will continue to send out renewal reminders. The display of paper tax discs on vehicles in the UK began in 1921, so it’s been a common task for motorists for nearly a century.

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Why Do People Choose To Buy Private Number Plates?21-Jul-2014

Personalised number plates are becoming extremely popular at the moment. No longer are they just for the rich and famous; a wide range of plates with a wide range of budgets means that pretty much anyone can afford one these days (the value of the plate relies on several factors, but budget private number plates are available for under £100).

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Motorcyclists Speeding And Number Plates15-Jul-2014

Number plates are great things: they identify your vehicle for you, you can get personalised ones to promote yourself or your business, and… well, they’re just generally useful, aren’t they? That is, until you get caught for doing something you shouldn’t be doing: say, speeding.

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Promoting Yourself Through Your Plates01-Jul-2014

Gone are the days where personalised number plates are just for celebrities and the wealthy – with private number plates becoming more and more affordable, we’re seeing a wide range of people sporting personalised registrations on their cars.

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Selling your plate with us19-Jun-2014

Personalised number plates are more popular than ever before – they’re not as pricey as they once were, they’re great for gifts and they’re a creative way of making your car stand out from the crowd.

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DVLA to take over DVA’s NI Personalised Registrations Sales Scheme06-Jun-2014

With Northern Ireland’s DVA services being transferred over to the DVLA, the existing NI Personalised Registration Sales Scheme will managed by the DVLA from 21 July 2014.

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Number Plates To Block Or Not To Block16-May-2014

If you’re one of those car fanatics who often finds themselves on motoring websites, it may have come to your attention that car registrations are often blocked out or pixelated so as not to show the numbers and letters on the plates. And it isn’t just when the car – or the person in it – has been involved in a crime. So why does this happen?
 

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When is a Private Number Plate Good Value for Money17-Apr-2014

You can get private number plates to suit pretty much any budget, which is a good thing at the moment, as personalised plates are proving to be hugely popular with all kinds of people.

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What is the Best Way to Buy a Personalised Number Plate?03-Apr-2014

Personalised number plates – sometimes called cherished number plates if they have sentimental value – are getting more and more popular, but with so many different ways to buy them, it can seem like a daunting prospect.

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Welcome to Private Number Plates01-Apr-2014

Welcome to Private Number Plates! The number one place to buy a personalised number plate. 

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