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Key pieces of legislation

Both the construction and distribution of a number plate is governed by law.

How a plate is made: construction

The way UK number plates are made is subject to some of the strictest standards in Europe.  The construction must be resistant to 10 (+1) stringent tests to pass the current standard, BS AU 145e.

How a plate is supplied: distribution

Number plates must also only be supplied by a Registered Number Plate Supplier (RNPS).  The RNPS will check proof of identity and proof of entitlement to the registration at the point of supply.