As my private plates are in poor condition (Halfords, say no more), I will be getting some more made up. Now, this time, I'm dumping the Euro plate symbol and going for a British / Union type flag.
So this is a sample of the design that I really like (and this is also a sample registration). To my knowledge, there is nothing I can find telling me there has to be a blue background for the flag part. That was only applicable as far as I can tell for plates displaying the Euro flag, where it specifically states the blue background at the end of the guidance from DVLA below.
Does anyone have any reason / evidence why this design would not be legal? Specifically, I'm talking about the black background on the flag part. All the rest (font, spacing, border etc., is legal)
From DVLA's website:
Flags, symbols and identifiers
Flags and national identifying letters
You can display one of the following flags with identifying letters on the left-hand side of the number plate:
Cross of St George
Cross of St Andrew - also known as the Saltire
Red Dragon of Wales
The letters, or national identifiers, you can have are:
GREAT BRITAIN, Great Britain or GB
UNITED KINGDOM, United Kingdom or UK
CYMRU, Cymru, CYM or Cym
ENGLAND, England, ENG, Eng
SCOTLAND, Scotland, SCO or Sco
WALES or Wales
You’ll still need a GB sticker when travelling in Europe if you display one of these national flags and identifiers.
The flag must be above the identifier. You cannot have the flag or letters on the number plate margin, and neither can be more than 50 millimetres wide.
If you display the Euro symbol and Great Britain (GB) national identifier on your number plate, then you will not need a separate GB sticker when travelling within the European Union.
The Euro symbol must:
be a minimum height of 98mm
have a width between 40 and 50mm
have a reflective blue background with 12 reflecting yellow stars at the top
show the member state (GB) in reflecting white or yellow