The FTA has been in communication with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about the development of an online trailer registration service, which will require any commercial trailers over 750 kg to have a separate number plate, post-Brexit.
Due to launch in November 2018, access will only be via the gov.uk website. There will not be a paper alternative.
Trailer registration is currently expected to be around £25, with users able to amend the details of the trailer (unladen weight, gross weigh and manufacturer), to notify DVLA of a change of keeper or to request a duplicate certificate.
Once a trailer certificate has been received, the keeper can have plates made up by an approved number plate manufacturer. An official UK Trailer Registration Certificate will also be sent to the keeper by the DVLA.
The trailer registration will be valid for 10 years, after which the keeper will need to re-register. The current Certificate of Keeper will no longer exist once this system goes live.
More information about the Trailer Registration Service and the Haulage Permits and Trailers Registration Act is available on the UK Government website.