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
of the ‘motor trade’ insurance certificate, ensuring the name matches the
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