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2011 Licence Fees

BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1976

 

REVISED LICENCE FEES FOR PRIVATE HIRE AND TAXI (HACKNEY CARRIAGE), VEHICLES AND OPERATORS

 

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

£79.50

£100.00

£22.50

£22.50

Private Hire

£79.50

£22.50

£22.50

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

£300.00

£22.50

Private Hire*

£250.00

£22.50

*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

£22.50

£107.00

Private Hire

£22.50

£107.00

Note:  If the vehicle is presented late for its appointment it will be regarded as a ‘Fail’ and not a cancellation.  As such, a retest fee would be payable in these circumstances (and no mileage related reduction would be permissible).

Request for duplicate vehicle pass certificate

                             £22.50

 

Retest of vehicle (following ‘FAIL’ at original test)

 

Taxi

£107.00

Private Hire

£107.00

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

£360.00

£1800.00

Renewal

£306.00

£1530.00

Where a 5 year Licence is to be revoked at the request of the Holder, a refund shall be made equivalent to the number of complete years remaining until expiry of the said Licence.  This will normally occur where the business ceases trading entirely or where another individual is granted a Licence and takes control of the business.  Where the other individual is not already a licensed Operator they will need to apply for a Licence and pay the prescribed fee.

 

Change of Trading Address

                                                                                                                             £107.00

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 ie on 13 March 2011. 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 at the Main Reception Town Hall, St Paul's Square, Bedford during normal office hours and on the Council Website http://www.bedford.gov.uk/business/licences_and_street_trading/licensing_information.aspx

 

Town Hall                                                                                                              K.Simmons

St Paul’s Square                                                                Head of Registration and Records

Bedford                                                                                             Dated: 13 February 2011

 

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