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Taxi Licensing Info

Requested on
Fri 5th July, 2013
Reference
FOI 3149
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1. How many of the following licences have been issued in the last 12 months (or alternatively, if easier to ascertain, in the 12 months to 31 March 2013)?;

a) Private Hire Drivers;
b) Hackney Carriage Drivers (whether or not issued as a dual driver licence);
c) Private hire Vehicles;
d) Hackney Carriage Vehicles;
e) Private hire operators.

2. Please confirm the current application fee for each licence (or if licensing data has instead been given in answer to question (1) above for the last full financial year, the application fee charged for each licence on 31 March 2013)

3. Has the Authority adopted the provisions of Part II Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976?

If yes,

4. On what date did Part 2 of the Act come into effect? and
5. Please give the date on which Council first resolved, under s 45(2) of the Act, to adopt Part II of the Act?

6. Please confirm, for the last day of the 12 month period in respect of which licence data has been provided in answer to question 1 above, the unit cost per drivers licence of the cost of issue and administration of Private Hire Drivers licences and Hackney Carriage Drivers licences.

7. Please confirm, for the last day of the 12 month period in respect of which licence data has been provided in answer to question 1 above, the unit cost per Licensed Hackney Carriage Vehicle, Licensed Private hire Vehicle and Private hire Operators licence, of the aggregate of Hackney Carriages and Private hire Vehicles inspections carried out by or on behalf of the council, and the cost of providing hackney carriage stands, and administrative or other costs, (if including other costs, please specify what these relate to), in connection with the foregoing, and with the control and supervision of hackney carriage vehicles and private hire vehicles.

8. Please confirm what officer time recording arrangements are in place for correctly calculating the costs data to demonstrate compliance with the licence fee charging provisions of the Act.

Answer

2. Please confirm the current application fee for each licence (or if licensing data has instead been given in answer to question (1) above for the last full financial year, the application fee charged for each licence on 31 March 2013)
Private Hire Drivers Badge - £168.00 (3 year licence equivalent to £56pa),
Hackney carriage Drivers badge £168.00 (3 year licence equivalent to £56pa),
Private Hire Vehicle £135.00,
Hackney Carriage vehicle £135.00 and
Operators Licence 1-3 Vehicles £146.00, 4-9 vehicles £168.00, 10+ Vehicles £196.00.
 
3. Has the Authority adopted the provisions of Part II Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976?
 Yes we have
If yes,
 
4. On what date did Part 2 of the Act come into effect? and  1st December 1977
5. Please give the date on which Council first resolved, under s 45(2) of the Act, to adopt Part II of the Act?  31st October 1977
 
6. Please confirm, for the last day of the 12 month period in respect of which licence data has been provided in answer to question 1 above, the unit cost per drivers licence of the cost of issue and administration of Private Hire Drivers licences and Hackney Carriage Drivers licences. No specific Unit cost is currently available for the time period specified. All costs for the provision of the service are budgeted for, which includes, income, direct and indirect costs. The overall budget for the Licensing service is available at http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/council_budgets . This provides the overall cost of the Licensing Service, but if further detailed information is required this can be provided.

7. Please confirm, for the last day of the 12 month period in respect of which licence data has been provided in answer to question 1 above, the unit cost per Licensed Hackney Carriage Vehicle, Licensed Private hire Vehicle and Private hire Operators licence, of the aggregate of Hackney Carriages and Private hire Vehicles inspections carried out by or on behalf of the council, and the cost of providing hackney carriage stands, and administrative or other costs, (if including other costs, please specify what these relate to), in connection with the foregoing, and with the control and supervision of hackney carriage vehicles and private hire vehicles.   As per Q6 above, No specific Unit cost is currently available for the time period specified. All costs for the provision of the service are budgeted for, which includes, income, direct and indirect costs. The overall budget for the Licensing service is available at http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/council_budgets . This provides the overall cost of the Licensing Service, but if further detailed information is required this can be provided.

8. Please confirm what officer time recording arrangements are in place for correctly calculating the costs data to demonstrate compliance with the licence fee charging provisions of the Act." Licence applications involve processing through the Contact Centre, Customer Services and the Licensing Team. Staff Time is recorded by the Contact Centre and Customer Services for staff time spent on Licensing Functions, including applications for vehicle and driver licences. Costs from these are then re-charged to the Licensing Service. Licensing Staff Time is estimated for the various license applications issued.

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