How to fill in an application for a first trade licence

Guidance on how to fill in a VTL301 application form for a first trade licence.



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These guidance notes tell you how to fill in a VTL301: application for a first trade licence.

Published 26 April 2013
Last updated 14 September 2018 + show all updates
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  9. New vehicle tax rates from 1 April 2015
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