Shropshire Council

Taxi fees consultation 2019

  • Period: 07 January 2019 - 03 February 2019
  • Status: Open
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Licensing and applications, Transport
  • Type: Public

SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 sections 53 and 70. Hackney carriage proprietor’s licence and hackney carriage driver’s licence fees for zones 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and private hire vehicle licence, private hire operator’s licence and private hire vehicle driver’s licence fees.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under the above act that Shropshire Council proposes to vary the statutory permissible fees chargeable for hackney carriage, private hire vehicle and operator’s licences and drivers’ licences. The charges set out below will take effect on 4 February 2019 unless any objections are made and not withdrawn.

Licence type

Current fee (£)

Proposed 2019/20 fee (£)

Drivers 

 

 

Driver’s joint badge new three year (inc. DVLA, DBS check, first knowledge test and first driver assessment)

235.00

235.00

Driver’s badge three-year renewal (inc. DVLA and DBS check)                                                         

202.00

217.00

Driver’s joint badge new three year (inc. DVLA, DBS check, first knowledge test, first driver assessment and safeguarding awareness course)

 

-

 

249.00

Driver’s badge three-year renewal (inc. DVLA, DBS check and safeguarding awareness course)    

-

224.00

Driver's knowledge test resit

53.00

52.00

Driver badge replacement following damage or loss

45.00

45.00

Driver training assessment

23.00

34.00

Safeguarding training

39.00

48.00

Vehicles

 

 

Standard private hire vehicle - new

148.00

148.00

Standard private hire vehicle - renewal

156.00

168.00

Standard private hire vehicle licence transfer

108.00

108.00

Novelty private hire vehicle - new

-

141.00

Novelty private hire vehicle - renewal

-

145.00

Novelty private hire vehicle – licence transfer

-

87.00

Executive private hire vehicle - new

-

133.00

Executive private hire vehicle - renewal

-

136.00

Executive private hire vehicle – licence transfer

-

78.00

Hackney carriage vehicle - new

142.00

142.00

Hackney carriage vehicle - renewal

159.00

159.00

Hackney carriage licence transfer

102.00

102.00

Exterior plate replacement following damage or loss

45.00

45.00

Internal plate replacement following damage or loss

45.00

45.00

Fare card replacement following damage or loss

2.50

3.00

'Private hire' door signs (pair)

45.00

45.00

 Trailer

 

 

Trailer - new

-

123.00

Trailer - renewal

-

126.00

Private hire operators – five years - new application

 

 

Private hire operator – up to and including 30 vehicles and one base

254.00

319.00

Private hire operator – 31 vehicles and more and/or more than one base

553.00

 

722.00

 

Private hire operators – five years - renewal of licence

 

 

Private hire operator – up to and including 30 vehicles and one base

195.00

259.00

Private hire operator – 31 vehicles and more and/or more than one base

538.00

663.00

Additional administrative charges

 

 

License holder transfer/change of details (e.g. change of address/other minor changes)

24.00

24.00

In accordance with Section 70 (3) (b) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 a copy of this notice may be inspected without payment during normal office hours at the council’s offices at Shirehall Abbey Foregate Shrewsbury SY2 6ND, for a period of four weeks from 7 January 2019 to 3 February 2019.

For further details, please take a look at the report presented to the Strategic Licensing Committee on 3 October at Agenda Item 26 (Item 5).

Dated 3 January 2019

Frances Darling, Trading Standards & Licensing Operations Manager

Any objections to the proposed fees and charges should be made in writing and addressed to Licensing, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND or by e-mail to taxis@shropshire.gov.uk by midnight on 3 February 2019.

Any objections received, if not withdrawn, will be considered by the council’s Strategic Licensing Committee on the 6 March 2019 and the fees, with or without modification, shall come into force on 1 April 2019.

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