A vehicle not over 3.5 tonnes MPW with not more than eight seats (plus the driver). Plus, a trailer where the trailer's MPW does not exceed 750 kg or the GTW of the vehicle and the trailer are not over 3.5 tonnes.
Category B vehicle with trailer over 750 kg or GTW of over 3.5 tonnes
Vehicle over 3.5 tonnes but below 7.5 tonnes MPW. May draw a trailer of up to 750 kg.
(Car Licences issued prior to January 1997 had automatic rights to drive up to 7.5 tonnes.)
Combinations where the prime mover is greater than 3.5 tonnes but less than 7.5 tones MPW and the trailer exceeds 750 kg, but not the tractors unladen weight, and the combination is below 12 tonnes GTW. (For licences issued prior to 1997, this category is restricted to 8.25 tonnes GTW.)
Any vehicle exceeding 3.5 tonnes MPW, other than those in categories DFGH, including a trailer not over 750 kg (i.e., all LGVs - the old HGV 2 and 3 licences.)
Combinations where the prime mover is in category C, but the combination is not in that category.
(Equivalent to old HGV 1; covers all articulated and draw bar trailer combinations).
UK Passenger Vehicle Driving Licence Categories
Vehicles with up to 16 passenger seats plus driver, with trailer up to 750kg
Vehicles with up to 16 passenger seats plus driver with trailer over 750kg, if combined trailer and vehicle weight isn’t over 12,000kg
Bus with more than 8 passenger seats, with trailer up to 750kg
Bus with more than 8 passenger seats, with trailer over 750kg