The New Style GB/UK Number Plate

AB51 ABC

First registration is 1st March to end August and second is 1st September to end February

Example: (02) is 1st March to end of August and (52) is 1st September to end of February and so on until 2050/51

  • 2000-2010

    2000/01 (Y)

    2001/02 (01*)(51)

    2002/03 (02)(52)

    2003/04 (03)(53)

    2004/05 (04)(54)

    2005/06 (05)(55)

    2006/07 (06)(56)

    2007/08 (07)(57)

    2008/09 (08)(58)

    2009/10 (09)(59)

  • 2010-2020

    2010/11 (10)(60)

    2011/12 (11)(61)

    2012/13 (12)(62)

    2013/14 (13)(63)

    2014/15 (14)(64)

    2015/16 (15)(65)

    2016/17 (16)(66)

    2017/18 (17)(67)

    2018/19 (18)(68)

    2019/20 (19)(69)

  • 2020-2030

    2020/21 (20)(70)

    2021/22 (21)(71)

    2022/23 (22)(72)

    2023/24 (23)(73)

    2024/25 (24)(74)

    2025/26 (25)(75)

    2026/27 (26)(76)

    2027/28 (27)(77)

    2028/29 (28)(78)

    2029/20 (29)(79)

* Was never released.

The Old Style GB/UK Number Plate (Prefix)

A1 ABC

1983-1998 (A-R) 1st August to end of July

1998-1999 (S) 1st August 1998 to end of February 1999

1999 (T) 1st March to end of August

1999-2000 (V) 1st September 1999 to end of February 2000

2000 (W) 1st March to end of August

2000-2001 (X) 1st September 2000 to end of February 2001

2001 (Y) 1st March to end of August

  • 1983-1990

    1983/84 (A)

    1984/85 (B)

    1985/86 (C)

    1986/87 (D)

    1987/88 (E)

    1988/89 (F)

    1989/90 (G)

  • 1990-1997

    1990/91 (H)

    1991/92 (J)

    1992/93 (K)

    1993/94 (L)

    1994/95 (M)

    1995/96 (N)

    1996/97 (P)

  • 1997-2001

    1997/98 (R)

    1998/99 (S)

    1999 (T)

    1999/00 (V)

    2000 (W)

    2000/01 (X)

    2001 (Y)

The Old Style GB/UK Number Plate (Suffix)

ABC 1A

1963-1966 (A-D) 1st January to 31st December

1967 (E) 1st January to end of July

1967-1983 (F-Y) 1st August to end of July

  • 1963-1969

    1963 (A)

    1964 (B)

    1965 (C)

    1966 (D)

    1967 (E)

    1967/68 (F)

    1968/69 (G)

  • 1969-1976

    1969/70 (H)

    1970/71 (J)

    1971/72 (K)

    1972/73 (L)

    1973/74 (M)

    1974/75 (N)

    1975/76 (P)

  • 1976-1983

    1976/77 (R)

    1977/78 (S)

    1978/79 (T)

    1979/80 (V)

    1980/81 (W)

    1981/82 (X)

    1982/83 (Y)

I plate is not used because it looks like the number one from a distance.

O plate is not used because it looks like the number zero from a distance.

U plate is not used because it looks like the letter V from a distance.

The DVLA introduc Q plates in 1983 which are issued to kit cars and some imports where the date of first registration can't be established.