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New ‘P’ Registration Plates Release – April 201601-Apr-2016

The launch of new 'P' registration plates is coming this April directly from the DVLA. Here's all you need to know about their launch!

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DVLA Number Plates: Online Systems17-Mar-2016

DVLA have now introduced online systems that can help you assign, transfer & retain a cherished number plate. No silly forms or confusing paperwork! 

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2016 DVLA Auction: Over £1m Raised03-Mar-2016

The 2016 DVLA number plate auction was held in February and it managed to raise over £1m! Here are the most popular plates sold at this year’s auction.

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New VED Road Tax Rules from 201719-Feb-2016

The way your vehicle is taxed is changing next year based on your CO2 emissions. Find out the new VED road tax bands here!

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New DVLA System to Retain a Number Plate11-Feb-2016

The new DVLA system makes it easier to retain a number plate, now being able to renew for longer and it being free to add or change details of a nominee! 

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Things to Know Before Buying a Personalised Number Plate29-Jan-2016

Finding your ideal private plates can be hard, so our guide to buying number plates is here to help; from transferring & buying to vehicle requirements!

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The Cheapest Dateless Number Plates in the UK!15-Jan-2016

Find your perfect dateless number plate here from the cheapest supplier in the UK! Our cover plates come in a range of styles to personalise your car.

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5 Great Ways to Customise Your Car22-Dec-2015

Have you ever wanted to customise your car but not been sure where to start? Read our tips on customising your vehicle with cheap plates, rims and tints!

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A Guide into the History of UK Number Plates11-Dec-2015

Did you know about the history of UK number plates? Find out the first ever registration plates that were used in the UK and how they are used now!

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Do Private Number Plates Go Up in Value?20-Nov-2015

Have you ever wondered why private number plates go up in value, and also how quickly?

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The World’s Most Expensive Private Number Plates06-Nov-2015

There’s no doubting that number plates are one of the most expensive car accessories you can buy. People all over the world are investing money in registration plates to add value to their luxury cars, with businesspeople in the UK and Middle East being huge number plate fans.

Registration numbers and plates are a great investment as their value tends to increase with time. Take the number plate 1 SAJ for example – it was bought for £3,300 in the mid-90’s and is now valued at massive £30,000.

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Britain’s Naughtiest Personalised Number Plates14-Oct-2015

If we told you the DVLA had established a special team to search for rude number plate combinations, would you believe us?

 

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Five Celebrities With Personalised Number Plates08-Oct-2015

While most celebrities try to avoid being spotted in public, some of them are not afraid to show off a little.                          

From their favourite hobbies to their initials, many celebrities have personalised number plates that make their vehicles stand out from the crowd and attract extra attention on the streets.

From billionaire entrepreneurs to Hollywood film stars, television show hosts and Olympians, read on to discover five celebrities who’ve made their cars stand out with personalised number plates. 

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Around the track in the McLaren 675LT28-Jul-2015

If you know McLaren, you’ll know the conversations surrounding new models. Many claim that McLaren sell the same car over and over again, but with the 675LT, it doesn’t seem to be just a slightly more tuned 650S, despite its lack of tail. To look further into the stats and spec, the extra 25BHP hold over the 650S, the tripling in aerodynamic downforce and lowered suspension are only a certain handful of the long, long list.

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Just how different do Electric Cars drive?19-Jul-2015

In a world of constant reminders of our collective damage to the environment, electric cars have really made an revival appearance since the 1990’s from the economic recession forcing car manufacturers to abandon ‘gas-guzzling’ SUV’s and opt to make more energy-efficient vehicles. 

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Entering the classic car market 30-Jun-2015

With classic car prices continuing to soar, more and more people may be tempted to enter the classic car market. Last year a Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a record-breaking auction price of 22.7million to an American collector, however, you don’t always have to pay over the odds for a classic car.

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UK car production rises in May24-Jun-2015

Total UK car production increased by 2.3 percent in May (compared to May 2014) due to a double-digit rise in demand from domestic buyers, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Private Plate Sells for £233k21-May-2015

The number plate ‘KR15 HNA’ is now the most expensive modern plate sold by the DVLA, with the winning bid coming in at £233,000 from a London-based businesswoman. This easily broke the previous record of £100,000 for ‘MR51 NGH’, back in 2006.

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Paper driving licenses abolished in the UK: what does it mean for you?12-May-2015

There are 46 million of us on British roads, a fair few of whom have always used their paper driving licenses.

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The low-down on UK car registration plate laws22-Apr-2015

Did you know that there are strict rules and regulations covering the subject of vehicle registration plates?

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Plate Hunter - First class service, really helpful17-Apr-2015

We recently received a wonderful review from one of our happy customers.

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DVLA clamp down on number plates that may read “Islam”10-Apr-2015

Bosses at the DVLA have said that personal number plates which include 15LAM combinations could be banned from being sold in a bid not to affect religious sensitivities. 

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10 hilarious personalised number plates from the movies24-Mar-2015

Film-makers love to include quirky details in their movies for eagle-eyed fans to spot, and personal number plates are a popular example. Here’s our guide to some of the funniest private reg plates you may or may not have noticed on the big screen…

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UK town with most personal plates revealed11-Mar-2015

A new survey has revealed that a town in Moray, in north-eastern Scotland, has the highest percentage of motorists with a personalised registration plate in the UK.

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New Online System For Private Number Plates07-Dec-2014

Due to the reduction in time, resources and manpower involved, the price of transferring a personalised plate will apparently drop to £80 from the current £105 fee.

The DVLA has stated that another system for used cars will be introduced approximately a month after the first, giving drivers the option to transfer plates and also tax their cars at the same time.

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Paper Tax Discs - Not long left and 50% of drivers have no idea28-Aug-2014

Tax discs have been displayed in windscreens since 1921 but that’s all about to change on October 1 when Vehicle Excise Duty will only be checked electronically.

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How to make number plates work for you as an investment19-Aug-2014

People invest in many different things for many different reasons – you may invest in a business, in shares, maybe in wine or art or hundreds of other items that will gain value over time. You may not, however, have applied the same thinking to your car, and in particular, your car number plates.
 

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How To Protect Your Number Plates (For Free)17-Jul-2014

As enthusiastic motorists, people in the UK can spend endless amounts of money on making sure their vehicles are secure and safe from thieves; alarm systems, garages, wheel locks, hand brake locks, expensive insurance

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How to Transfer a Private Number Plate30-Jun-2014

You may have found the perfect private number plate for your car, but how do you go about transferring it from one vehicle to another if it’s already registered to someone else? How about if you want to sell your number plate but aren’t sure how to pass it on to the next owner?

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Popularity of Number Plates12-Jun-2014

Private – or personalised – number plates are all the rage. People use them to stand out from the crowd, to promote themselves or their business, or to give as presents to that person who seemingly already has everything

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How to buy personalised plates as a present08-May-2014

Buying gifts for family and friends can sometimes get a bit stressful. How do you come up with something new and different every year? How do you think up something that will genuinely surprise them and make them happy? What do you get for the person who has everything?

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How to Buy a Personalised Number Plate Online16-Apr-2014

Private number plates – also known as personalised plates and cherished number plates – are becoming more affordable and, therefore, more popular.

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How to link your love of football to your love of cars07-Apr-2014

Do you love football? Like, really love it? Would ‘obsessed’ be a more accurate word for what you feel about the great game?

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How do you go about choosing a personalised plate dealer?30-Mar-2014

So you’ve decided that you want to buy a personalised number plate. You want to stand out from the crowd, you want to promote yourself or your business, or you want to buy a private registration as a present for a loved one.

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PRIVATE NUMBER PLATES 03-Jun-2012

Platehunter have become one of the leading companies selling private number plates, personalised number plates and cherished registrations.

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British 'Abu Dhabi' number plate could sell for £400,00016-Feb-2012

An auction to sell a British number plate that spells out “Abu Dhabi” has sparked a ferocious bidding war in the UAE

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