DVLA number plates or DVLA registrations are the number plates which the DVLA retail or auction under the DVLA Registrations brand.
Instead of buying from a private number plate seller or a number plate dealer you may be able to buy your desired number plate directly from the DVLA.
Often this is the most cost effective way to purchase a registration number as you are buying direct and in effect "cutting out the middleman"
The DVLA sell number plates via their website and telesales business- www.dvlaregistrations.co.uk - they also hold approx 6 DVLA auctions a year up and down the country.
It's possible to buy DVLA number plates via a number plate dealer who is a registered DVLA Reseller – there are some pitfalls to avoid here so tread carefully to avoid the number plate ripoff.
Typically if you are buying a number plate from the DVLA registrations website then you will not be able to purchase it cheaper anywhere else.
As with anything- shopping around and comparison is a fruitful exercise- why buy A1ABC from the DVLA for £2000 when A2ABC is for sale by a private seller for £200?