DO YOU NEED A LICENCE TO USE A CB RADIO IN THE UK?
The simple answer is NO, the CB licence was scrapped in late 2006. You can use the 2 CB bands that are legal in the UK, the old UK40 band, and the European CEPT (mid block) both bands are FM, and give you a total of 80 Channels to use in the UK. Also we can now use AM and SSB on the mid (CEPT band).
European countries such as Ireland, France, Italy etc can also use AM, and so if you live in the travel in Europe and want to communicate with other CB radio users and get traffic reports, then consider a European AM/FM Multi-Standard CB radio.
These CB radios must legally be set to the country that you are in at the time of use e.g. in the UK, you set them to the UK bands. Each European country has its own laws regarding licences, and it is up to the user to check the current laws in any country that they intend to use a CB radio in.