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Licensing Information

Requested on
Fri 5th April, 2013
Reference
FOI 2860
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Can you please provide copies of the following information for the 2012/2013 financial year:
1. full income and expenditure accounts for the Licensing Department, including hackney carriage and private hire licensing, the Licensing Act 2003, the Gambling Act 2005 and all other areas of licensing; and
2. the total numbers of the following licences issued by the council:
a. hackney carriage
b. hackney carriage drivers
c. private hire operators
d. private hire vehicles
e. private hire drivers
f. combined hackney carriage and private hire driver licences (if applicable)
3. A copy of every statutory advert that was placed in any newspaper circulating throughout Charnwood relating to licence fees charged during 2012/13 under section 70 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, together with the name of the newspaper that carried the advert and the date of publication, even if the advert/s were placed prior to April 2012; and
4. any reports (including committee reports), calculations or benchmarking
information or any other information whatsoever used in determining the levels
of hackney carriage and private hire licence fees charged by Charnwood
Borough Council during the 2012/13 financial year.

Answer

COPIES OF ADVERTS PROVIDED ON 6/9/13 Can you please provide copies of the following information for the 2012/2013 financial year:
1. full income and expenditure accounts for the Licensing Department, including hackney carriage and private hire licensing, the Licensing Act 2003, the Gambling Act 2005 and all other areas of licensing;
Please see attached spreadsheet
This shows the Original budget figures for 2012-13. The actual budget spend will not be finalised until it has been subject to External Audit by KPMG and approved by the Audit Committee of the Council on the 17th September 2013.”

2. the total numbers of the following licences issued by the council:
a. hackney carriage - 127
b. hackney carriage drivers - 156
c. private hire operators  - 44
d. private hire vehicles  - 196
e. private hire drivers  - 272
f. combined hackney carriage and private hire driver licences (if applicable) N/A

3. A copy of every statutory advert that was placed in any newspaper circulating throughout Charnwood relating to licence fees charged during 2012/13 under section 70 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, together with the name of the newspaper that carried the advert and the date of publication, even if the advert/s were placed prior to April 2012; None
4. any reports (including committee reports), calculations or benchmarking information or any other  information whatsoever used in determining the levels of hackney carriage and private hire licence fees charged by Charnwood Borough Council during the 2012/13 financial year. None - There have been no fee increases for the last two years.

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