Gov to ban newly approved GB number plates and urges switch to ‘UK’ plates

Number plate rules change for second time in nine months

Gov to ban newly approved GB number plates and urges switch to ‘UK’ plates
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UK drivers will no longer be able to use ‘GB’ badges when they drive abroad, it has been announced.

Britons currently have to display a ‘GB’ badge on their car before travelling to another country, except if they have a number plate that also features these initials.

However, by the end of the year, Britons must display ‘UK’ somewhere on their vehicle before leaving the country.

The move comes just months after the government informed the public of a new British number plate earlier this year.

On the first anniversary of Brexit on January 31, 2021, transport secretary Grant Shapps unveiled a new design, which had on it the letters ‘GB’ under a flag of the Union Jack.

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Previously, numberplates in Britain featured GB under a circle of EU stars.

Welsh and Scottish motorists could travel abroad with number plates displaying the Welsh or Scottish flag, but only if they also placed a GB sticker on their vehicle.

They will still be able to use their nation’s identifier when the rule changes, but the GB sticker will no longer be valid.

All Britons will either need to buy the new number plate featuring the letters UK or make sure they have a sticker displaying the same letters.

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    UK drivers will no longer be able to use ‘GB’ badges when they drive abroad, it has been announced. Britons currently have to display a ‘GB’ badge on
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    Meat-Head BPB BSC CPB OPEF
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    That is going to help the environment no end.

    All them old stickers unsold going to landfill

    Then new ones, all printed in china of course.

    Will never be the same behind a car with L plates and GB

    “Learner, Getting Better”

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    malcolm
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    As usual they love to knock Great Britain before joining this joke of the EU we were Great Britain why can’t it stay the same

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    Roy Bryant
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    So if the Scotts and Welsh can show their flags, can we show The St. Georges Cross?

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    Epicyclic
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    There’s one thing worse than the politcally-driven tokenism which this unconsulted announcement quite clearly represents, and that’s when it originates from an untrustworthy government that does not know truth from lies and is corrupt to its very core.

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