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Changes to trade licence application process – Renewals June 2017

Changes to trade licence application process – Renewals June 2017

DVLA has introduced new validation requirements for first applications and renewals. This is to make the trade licence application process more secure and robust.  

These launched on 30 January 2017 for first applications, and the new requirements will apply to renewals from June 2017.  

Existing trade licence holders renewing from June 2017 will be required to provide one of the following to support their application:
A Companies House registration number
A copy of the ‘motor trade’ insurance certificate, ensuring the name matches the applicant’s           
A copy of the ‘public liability’ insurance certificate showing motor trade activity, ensuring the name matches the applicant’s

If the DVLA do not receive one of these validation documents,  the application will be rejected and return it unprocessed.  

All applicable forms and guidance notes have now been updated in readiness for June’s renewals and information about this new process has also been updated on https://www.gov.uk/trade-licence-plates