Leaving the European Union puts into motion a number of new changes for British residents. These are not limited to the rules and regulations that govern UK number plates while travelling abroad. On September 28th, a new regulation comes into effect for British registered vehicles in the EU. This new regulation affects the country identifier on British number plates and vehicles.
Country IdentifiersWithin the UK, there are a number of legal country identifiers permissible for legal number plates. These identifiers are found on the left-hand side of the number plate, though they are not a requirement. There are six legal variations of this identifier which include the country flag. They are:
- UK - United Kingdom, Union Jack
- GB - Great Britain, Union Jack
- CYM - Cymru, Welsh Flag
- WAL - Wales, Welsh Flag
- SCO - Scotland, Saltire
- ENG - England, St. George's Cross