How much does it cost to keep a number plate on retention?

I have owned a personal number plate for forty plus years, I have had an offer to buy the car but want to keep plate on retention. I believe this will cost £80 and then £20 a year to keep it on retention. Is all this correct?

Asked on 30 January 2024 by jim roy

Answered by David Ross
The fee to retain a number plate is £80 and this entitles you to keep it on retention for 10 years. If you wish to keep the number plate beyond 10 years you need to renew the V778 before the ten year period expires, but there is no charge for this. You can find more information about this on the government's website here:
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