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A freedom of information request made by the Financial Times shows that vehicle excise duty takings, following the abolition of the paper based tax disc in October 2014, fell by a huge amount.

By Peter Jepson
22/08/2016

Staying at the Bulls Head Hotel in Hawes we noticed this rather stunning looking car. A 1924 Tudor Ford that belonged to the owner of the hotel. As you can see from the pictures below, it is a good looking piece of history. The Tudor, also known...

By Peter Jepson
05/06/2016

National Numbers has been around for 35 years and in that time we have to admit a lot of things have changed. Long gone are the days when our business model was little more than buy an old banger with a good number plate and hope we could shift it....

By Peter Jepson
31/05/2016

Photographer Chris Dorley-Brown captured these beautiful pictures of drivers in Thatcherite London during summer traffic jams.

By Peter Jepson
24/05/2016

DVLA got rid of the tax disc in October 2014. Massive errors in the new system have seen all parties left out of pocket. Is it time we address the problems?

By Peter Jepson
19/01/2016

On September 1st 2001 the DVLA introduced a new compulsory font for all number plates in the United Kingdom. This font was released with the aim to making number plates more easily read. Any number plate attached to a vehicle after this date...

By Peter Jepson
05/01/2016

What is a number plate light? The number plate light is a small fixture to the back of your vehicle that shines light onto the rear number plate. Due to the plate’s reflective properly it is illuminated by the light, allowing other...

By Peter Jepson
04/01/2016

Buying Road Legal Number Plates For a number plate to be legal it must meet the requirements as detailed in The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 legislature. This standard must be met if you are using the plate...

By Peter Jepson
29/12/2015

The current style of registration requires a bi-yearly release of a new number plate. In September 2001 this started when the 51 registrations were released (e.g. XX51 XXX). Since then a new number plate has been released every six months...

By Peter Jepson
28/12/2015

Who conducts the MOT tests? MOTs can only be provided by a DVLA approved MOT test centre. These are recognised by a blue sign with three white triangles on it (see right). You can find your nearest one via DVLA’s own database. It is your...

By Peter Jepson
27/12/2015

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