DVLA Local Offices to Close in 2013
All Local DVLA Offices will close at the end of 2013 despite protests from DVLA Employess
Despite staged walkouts from employees at local DVLA VRO offices there is a commitment to close all local offices in pursuit of reducing DVLA costs
There are over 1200 public service employees potentially impacted by the strategy although redeployment of staff will be a priority where possible
13 Plates to be released December 2012
The new series of 13 plates will be made available to the public in early December 2012. These registrations can be assigned to vehicles first registered on or after 1st March 2013
We anticipate the demand for these numbers will be strong given the combinations will create names despite 13 being unlucky for some
You will be able to search and purchase your ideal number online soon and we recommend you visit our website regularly to check availability
Engelbert Humperdinck looking for Buyer
EH1 is currently on the market and reports are circulating that a £2.0m offer was made for EH 1 when Engelbert's Rolls Royce was parked outside the Savoy Hotel in London
Mr Humperdinck is believed to be trying to contact the person who made the offer and we await further news on this developing story
Number Plates as Gifts
Number Plates are increasing in popularity as gifts it would seem.
A recent survey of people and their motives for buying a personalised number plate has identified an increasing number of people making their purchase as a gift for someone else. Surprisingly the majority of these purchases are made by men and the survey has also revealed that a high proportion of the current purchases are being made as Christmas gifts. It is unusual, it has to be said, for men to be planning so far ahead as the perception generally is that men leave their Christmas shopping to the very last minute.
If you are looking to purchase a private number plate for someone as a gift then you should consult with one of our sales advisors as there are some potential pitfalls which need to be avoided.
11 Series Number Plates Released
The release of the '11' series number plates in December 2010 was an extremely successful launch with £12.5m of registrations purchased on the first day of release.
There are still good value registrations available that are name related personalised numbers for more traditional names and these can be found and purchased securely from our website.
We also have stock '11' series numbers and commission sale '11' series numbers that are name related plates and these are all high quality number plates.
Our purchasing strategy allows us to offer attractive deals on '11' series numbers with examples such as XJ11 LLY, XL11 ZZX, HU11 XFC, GR11 STY and many more.
If you would like to take advantage of our competitive pricing for '11' series numbers then please feel free to search and enquire from our website.
F Prefix Name Plates still available.
The release of the 'F' prefix number plates in October 2008 was an extremely successful launch with many of the name related numbers being snapped up by eager members of the public.
There are still good value registrations available that are name related personalised numbers for more traditional names and these can be found and purchased securely through our website's search engine.
We also have stock 'F' prefix numbers and commission sale numbers that are name related plates and most of these are single digit quality number plates.
Our purchasing strategy allows us to offer attractive deals on single digit numbers and it is worth noting that Premier Plates own Formula 2 related plates such as F2 GUY and F2 JOY in recognition of the new F2 race series introduced in 2009 .
If you would like to take advantage of our competitive pricing for 'F' prefix numbers you can search from the search field on our F Prefix Number Plates web page
Aberdeen is Plate City.
A survey conducted by Elepahant.co.uk Insurance has identified Aberdeen as a UK region with one of the highest density of personalised number plates.
Milltimber is an area of Aberdeen where 11.2% of car registrations are a personalised registration number.
In addition to Milltimber another area in the North East of Scotland is Macduff where 10.42% of car registrations are a personalised registration number.
Interestingly Scotland has the region with the highest density of personalised registrations, this being Fintry, Killearn & Strathblane (Stirlingshire) where 14.02% of car registrations are personalised registrations.
Premier Plates Video Montage Launch.
In recognition of our increasing presence on the internet we are shortly launching our Company Video Montage detailing our products and services in a concise and informative short length video.
The video will soon be available on our website whilst we will also launch the video on our social network web sites and on You Tube.
Premier Plates Managing Director, Tim Kaye emphasises the importance of providing a high quality online experience for vistors to the Premier Plates website and this Video Montage further enhances the web site experience for all our visitors.
We are looking forward to the video launch which will go live on our website prior to the Easter period 2010.
Katie Price Changes Plate to KP11 HOT
Katie Price has recently changed her Personalised Number Plate in recognition of her parting with Leandro Penna.
Katie's previous plate KP11 LEO recognised her relationship with Mr Penna but since their split in October 2011 she has changed the number on her Pink Range Rover.
The new plate is said to be a statement of her single status which it is reported to be a situation she is currently enjoying.
Edinburgh Lord Provost Plate likley to be Sold
Edinburgh Council are considering the sale of some of the council's assets in recognition of budgetary constraints.
The proposal being made by the Edinburgh Green Party ahead of the party elections in May 2012 is for the divestment of the Lord Provost's S0 plate.
The S0 plate is said to be worth in excess of £0.5m.
Olympic Themed Plates to be released by DVLA
The DVLA is to Auction Olympic Themed Personalised Numbers.
The next DVLA auction will be held in London and Olympic themed registrations are to be auctioned.
The new 12 series plates are also being marketed with Olympic themes.
New Car Registrations increase in H1 2012
The number of new cars registered has increased by 5.9% on 2011 figures for the first half of the year. The increase has been most marked in Scotland where an increase of 9.5% has been measured.
An increase of 3.5% for June 2012 when compared with June 2011 has been recorded by Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Classic Cars (pre-1960) will no longer need MOT test
The DVLA will introduce new regulation that will reduce red tape by eliminating the need for MOT testing of vehicles registered before 1960.
This change in regulation will be effective from the 18th November 2012.
The vehicles make up about 0.6% of the total number of licensed vehicles in Britain but are involved in only 0.03% of road casualties and accidents.
It follows a campaign by the All-Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group.