Yes, for one year, unless it is an International or European
Driving Licence (issued within the EU). After one year you are legally
required to take a driving test in the UK to continue driving your car.
If you are successful, you will be issued with a European Driving Licence.
If you have an International Driving Licence, it is valid
for all the time you work in the UK.
However, be prepared for the high cost of petrol in the
UK, which is about £0.90/litre due to the governments policy of
All vehicles need to be taxed at least every year, this
varies between c. £100 - £165 per year depending on the size
of the engine.
If you are thinking of working in the UK for a few years,
it is better to buy a car when you arrive because UK road users drive
on the left. This is difficult for drivers with cars
whose steering wheel is on the left!
You will have to obtain an M.O.T. (a certificate of road-worthiness)
issued by the Ministry of Transport (M.O.T.) every year if your car more
than 3 years old. This costs about £30-£45 and involves allowing
your car to be inspected by an approved M.O.T. test centre.