This is fairly common with people trying to make words out of their number plate, or owners trying to conceal how old their car really is.
When they have used up all of that allocation, they will be assigned another batch. The letters I and Q are not used because they can be confused with 1 and 0 or O, and the DVLA withholds any combinations that may be considered offensive or sweary – we won’t give you any examples but you can use your imaginations…
Personalised number plates are a whole different story and are not covered here, but again the DVLA will censor anything it considers inappropriate or offensive.
Other regions of England have their own letter codes; Yorkshire-registered cars start with the letter Y, Hampshire-registered cars start with an H, and so on.
If you’re buying a new car in Scotland, it will almost certainly start with an S.
The numeric code equals the year (as of September) plus 50.
So a car registered from September 2019 until February 2020 will have the number 69 (=19 50).The current number plate system in Great Britain has been around since September 2001.Northern Ireland has its own system which is quite different, but today we’re concentrating on the GB system (England, Scotland, Wales).So you couldn’t have a ’19’ plate (2019 car) on a 55-reg car (Sept 2005 – Feb 2006), to reverse the example above.When you change cars, you are allowed to keep your number plate if you don’t want to have to remember a new number every time you change your car. It simply involves giving the DVLA an unnecessarily large amount of money, filling in an unnecessarily large amount of paperwork and waiting an unnecessarily long time for them to get around to processing it… Understanding your credit history and credit score 9.