Not sure what to do about your Number Plate Badges post Brexit?

Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Whilst we wait for clear guidance from HM Government and the DVLA, let us try and help. Remember, though, this is only our opinion.

4 Possibilities

At Tennants we believe that there are four Brexit possibilities.


The UK and EU will together agree the style of identifier to be displayed by British vehicles travelling in the EU going forward. This could be GB/Union Flag, GB only, or there may be a need for a separate GB sticker as per the old system. Who knows?


Keep calm and carry on supplying number plates for now. While waiting for parliament to sort its self out.

No Deal

The EU will decide unilaterally the style of legal identifier required. And under this eventuality, things could get very complicated for drivers and suppliers.


Display your GB Euro badge with pride and you might even want to start watching the news again – or not.

We've Left - Now What?

We do have a Grant Russell at Tennants but unfortunately not a Russell Grant, so we can’t predict the future yet. But now we’ve left the EU, all we need to do is await the trade deal. For that will reveal the future relationship between UK and the EU. And determine the EU Badged Number Plates future in the UK.

Fortune telling crystal ball

Our advice to number plate suppliers in the meantime, would be to save a few bob on your components and provide NON-BADGED PLATES until everything becomes a bit clearer.

If you decide to supply plain plates as the norm during the uncertainty, you can rest assured that we’ve got you covered for special order badge requests: Our Number Plate National Flags.

More Information

HM Guidance

Driving abroad after Brexit.


General number plate advice.


Flags, Identifiers & Symbols.

However, we don’t blame you if you’re still, or just become even more confused!

Remember, our current advice on side badges is, “carry on” and wait for clarification from HM Government and the DVLA. You motorists will need to check the local requirements when travelling abroad post Brexit. And you may find that interpretation varies within the EU members, eg: Ireland may be more relaxed than France or Germany.

The above information is issued as guidance only and without any liability. Because who knows what’s around the corner?