GB car stickers will no longer be legal from September

If you are planning a trip Europe later this year be careful.

GB car stickers will no longer be legal from September. There is one change that you need to be aware of. The GB sticker on the rear of your vehicle will no longer be legal from 28th September. It will be replaced by a “UK” sticker and, if your registration plate has a GB flag, you will need to order a new one.

The United Nations announced the update, saying it had received “a notification stating that the United Kingdom is changing the distinguishing sign that it had previously selected for display in international traffic on vehicles registered in the United Kingdom, from ‘GB’ to ‘UK’”. Although there has been no official reason for the change it is thought they are standing up for a post-Brexit Northern Ireland.

Lack of Government communication has angered many, with the AA now stuck with 50,000 useless GB stickers.

Grant Shapps announced a new GB design with a Union flag on January 31. A new green number plate was also introduced recently for electric vehicles.


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