Who needs B+E?
Drivers who passed their driving test after 1st January 1997 have a B licence rather than a B+E which was previously issued.
Without passing the B+E test the B licence holder can drive a car or van up to 3 500 Kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750 Kg (MAM).
Tow a trailer over 750 KG MAM as long as the combined MAM of the vehicle and trailer is no more than 3,500 Kg.
MAM – The limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when loaded.
Licences issued before January 1997 the driver may drive a vehicle and tow a trailer where the combination is no more than 8,250 Kg MAM.
The penalty for not driving with the correct licence is up to 9 points. 3 Points for towing without the correct entitlement. 6 Points for driving without insurance. Up to a £5000 fine.
Possiblity of your vehicle and trailer being impounded.