Register of Number Plate Suppliers
English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish suppliers are registered to supply number plates.
From 2003, all number plate suppliers in England and Wales were required by law to register their details with DVLA. Scottish and Northern Ireland suppliers followed to join the register in 2008.
To check if a company is registered, go to:
The register was introduced because the Vehicle Crime Reduction Action Team (VCRAT) was established to reduce vehicle crime by 30% by 2004.
VCRAT recommended a mandatory registration scheme to control number plate distribution, with the goal of reducing fake number number plates by making a consumer prove they are entitled to the registration.