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Taxi & Private Hire Licence Fee Review

THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

NOTICE is hereby given that the Bedford Borough Council, in exercise of its powers under Sections 53 and 70 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, has determined that the fees charged for the licensing of Private Hire and Taxi Drivers, Vehicles and Operators should vary as specified below:

 

PRIVATE HIRE AND TAXI DRIVER FEES

(Licences are issued normally up to 12 months)

 

Single

New/Renewal

Licence

Both (Dual)

New/Renewal

Licence

Replacement

Badge

Knowledge

Test

Taxi

£77.50

£120.50

£20.50

£21.50

Private Hire

£77.50

£20.50

£21.50

For three year Licences the fees are three times the above Licence fees

 

PRIVATE HIRE AND TAXI VEHICLE FEES

(Licenses are issued normally up to 12 months)

 

New/Renewal

Replacement Plate

Taxi

£292.00

£20.00

Private Hire

£243.00

£20.00

50% of the above Licence fee may be remitted if the vehicle is wheelchair accessible

 

Other charges for vehicle licences:

Cancellation of test appointment

24 hours notice given

Less than 24 hours notice given

Taxi

£20.00

£103.00

Private Hire

£20.00

£103.00

 

Request for duplicate vehicle pass certificate

£10.50

 

Retest of vehicle

 

Taxi

£103.00

Private Hire

£103.00

50% may be remitted if the vehicle has travelled less than 50 miles between the original and the retest

 

PRIVATE HIRE OPERATOR LICENCE FEES

 

1 Years

5 Years

New

£350.00

£1730.00

Renewal

£300.00

£1480.00

 

Change of Trading Address

£103.00

Change of Trading Name

£11.00

 

The above variations will come into effect following the expiration of 28 days from the date of this notice i,e. on 15th March 2010. If any objections are received in response to this notice, then on a date not later than 2 months from the expiration of the 28 days period, the variations shall come into force with or without modifications after consideration of the objection(s). Any objections to the above variations should be sent to the address below, stating the ground thereof, within 28 days of the date of this notice.  Objections may also be sent by Email to licensing@bedford.gov.uk

A copy of this notice is available for inspection free of charge or from the Main Reception at the Town Hall, St Paul's Square, Bedford or on the Council Website http://www.bedford.gov.uk/business/licences_and_street_trading/licensing_information.aspx

K.Simmons

 

Head of Registration and Records

Cauldwell Street

Bedford

Dated: 14 February 2010