National Type Approval in the UK

This page was last updated on 10th September 2021

Timeline

The below timeline indicates the current expected into force dates for the GB Scheme.

Type approval category Provisional Full
Optional Compulsory Optional Compulsory
M & N 1st January 2021 1st June 2022

(New types and existing provisional approvals)

1st January 2023

(New types and existing provisional approvals > 2 years old)

L 1st January 2021 1st December 2022

(New types and existing provisional approvals)

1st June 2023

(New types and existing provisional approvals > 2 years old)

T 1st January 2021 1st December 2022

(New types and existing provisional approvals)

1st June 2023

(New types and existing provisional approvals > 2 years old)

Engines for NRMM 1st June 2022 1st January 2023 1st December 2022

(New types and existing provisional approvals)

1st January 2024

(New types and existing provisional approvals > 2 years old)

O 1st January 2021 1st January 2023 1st June 2022

(New types and existing provisional approvals)

1st January 2024

(New types and existing provisional approvals > 2 years old)

C, R & S 1st January 2021 Not Applicable 1st December 2022 Not Applicable
Components (for M, N, O categories – for use in Whole Vehicle) 1st January 2021 1st January 2023 1st June 2022

(New types and existing provisional approvals)

1st January 2024

(New types and existing provisional approvals > 2 years old)

Components (for L and T categories – for use in Whole Vehicle) 1st January 2021 1st January 2023 1st December 2022 1st January 2024

(New types and existing Provisional approvals > 2 years old)

Components (Aftermarket for M, N and O categories) 1st January 2021 1st January 2023 1st June 2022 1st January 2024

(New Types)

Components (Aftermarket for L and T categories, where required[1]) 1st January 2021 1st January 2023 1st December 2022 1st January 2024

(New types)

[1] Only where specific requirements and deadlines exist, for example for replacement catalytic converters.