News

Bestplate is committed to the rapid and accurate communication of key company developments, industry trends, legislative changes and other news regarding UK number plates.

This news page contains up-to-date and archive number plate news and motor trade related news items, so if you didn’t get the original news release at the time of publication – you can always source it from here!

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On A Lighter Note 24/06/2016

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The Importance of Meeting Legislation 09/02/2016

Three men were handed suspended prison sentences and left thousands of pounds out of pocket after admitting selling illegal car number plates on the Internet from a business based in Newton Longville. Steven John Clarke,32, his father John Charles Clarke,70, and their…

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What’s the story with black and silver number plates? 08/12/2015

Click here for DVLA information on older style plates    

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New 2015 Promotional Item & Clothing Catalogue Out Now! 06/01/2015

A unique Bestplate customer benefit is also having access to our one-stop-shop offering of motor trade custom-branded promotional, clothing & signage products. Check out our best sellers by ordering your FREE copy of our new 2015 promotional item and clothing catalogue.

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Seven Year Jail Sentence for Supplier of Fake Number plates Used in Over 100 Crimes 15/08/2014

Not only is the law taking a hard line on perpetrators of serious crimes. It is also taking an increasingly harder line on fraudulent number plate suppliers who facilitate such criminals and their criminal activity.

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Fraudulent Number Plate Maker Narrowly Escapes Two Year Custodial Sentence 24/06/2014

A recently prosecuted Southport-based number plate supplier narrowly escaped a two year custodial sentence having printed 13,277 number plates without performing appropriate customer identity checks.

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Bestplate Launches New Website with Improved Sales & Support Functionality 06/06/2014

The new website, which offers quick and easy access to information on Bestplate and its products, is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of product information and aftersales support to its motor trade customers.

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Further Investment In Digital Print Offering Is Good News For Motor Dealers 10/03/2014

Bestplate have made further investment in its wide-format print resources with the acquisition of the latest Mimaki CJV Integrated Printer and Cutting Machinery, complementing its existing large-scale on-site print facility.

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Do you supply Number Plates? If so, find out why 5 minutes of your time can save you up to £5,000 in fines! 10/03/2014

Within the motor trade, it’s common knowledge that producing and supplying number plates without a correct Registered Number Plate Supplier (RNPS) registration is an offence. However, even the most ethical of suppliers may be unwittingly breaking the law and facing fines of up to £5000!

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Promotional Business Gifts 20/01/2014

As various industry sources recently report – promotional business gifts are a form of advertising media that has grown in popularity over the last decade and for many organisations, they are considered to be an essential item within their marketing budgets in driving brand promotion and recognition.

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Vehicle cloning and plate abuse – growing concerns 22/10/2013

The issue of vehicle cloning and plate abuse is a concern shared by Bestplate, the BNMA and all parts of the legitimate number plate industry as well as by the government and its agencies.

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Market update on the supply of plastics used in number plate manufacture 20/06/2011

One of the main drivers for the increased demand for Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) and its derivative, Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), has been the Flat Screen Monitor Market which has taken a disproportionate share of PMMA output over the last 12 to 18 months.

The Industry steps up its efforts to clamp down on plate abuse 05/04/2011

Despite legislative changes to extend the Register of Number Plate Scheme (RNPS) and a change to regulations regarding non-compliant ‘show plates’, the DVLA continues to identify and prosecute those number plate suppliers who flout the law.

Important information regarding the acrylic market 23/11/2010

There are extraordinary market conditions that are adversely affecting the market for plastics and associated commodities.

Number Plate MOT inspection instructions from VOSA 08/07/2010

The latest instructions issued by VOSA for the inspection of number plates in the MOT test.

Vehicle registration numbers – the next decade. 22/10/2009

The DVLA has issued a flyer informing drivers of the new registration number system that comes into effect beginning March 2010 and will remain effective for the next ten years.

New Number Plate New Legislation – Display of National Flags 04/06/2009

The government issued an amendment of the Road Vehicle (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 in relation to the display of national flags.