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Notice of Licensing Fees 2018

BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1976

REVISED LICENCE FEES FOR PRIVATE HIRE AND HACKNEY CARRIAGE DRIVERS,

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 Hackney Carriage Drivers, Vehicles and Operators should vary as specified below:

PRIVATE HIRE AND TAXI DRIVER FEES

   

3 Years

1 Year

New/Renewal of Private Hire or Taxi Driver's Licence

- Borough Resident

- Resident elsewhere

 

 

£339.00

£399.00

 

£113.00

£133.00

New/Renewal Dual Private Hire & Taxi Driver's Licence

- Borough Resident

- Resident elsewhere

 

 

£366.00

£426.00

 

£122.00

£142.00

Extending Single Driver’s Licence to Dual Driver’s Licence

£40.00

   

Knowledge Test

£40.00

   

CSE Awareness Course

£20.00

   

Replacement Badge/Licence

£40.00

   

PRIVATE HIRE AND HACKNEY CARRIAGE VEHICLE FEES

(Licences are issued normally up to 12 months)

 

Hackney Carriage

Private Hire

New/Renewal

 

£563.00

(£313 of the fee is to fund a Survey of Demand

for Hackney Carriages in 2018)

£220.00

 

 

Other Charges For Vehicle Licences

Cancellation of test appointment

24 hours notice given

Less than 24 hours notice given

Hackney Carriage

£40.00

£81.00

Private Hire

£40.00

£81.00

Replacement Licence Plate                                           

£40.00                                     

Replacement copy of Pass Certificate/Licence

£40.00

Transfer of Proprietorship of Licensed Vehicle

£40.00

Horse Drawn Hackney Carriage

£126.00

Retest of Vehicle (following 'FAIL' at original test)

  

Hackney Carriage

£81.00                                  

Private Hire

£81.00

PRIVATE HIRE OPERATOR LICENCE FEES

 

                       5 Years*                           

              1 Year                                 

New                                              

£2510.00

              £502.00                             

Renewal

£2050.00

£410.00               

*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.

Replacement Licence or Change of Home Address

£40.00                              

Change of Trading Name

£40.00

Change of Trading Address

£500.00

The above varied charges will come into effect following the expiration of 28 days from the date of this Notice, ie on 6 March 2018. 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 varied charges should be sent to the address below, stating the grounds thereof, within 28 days of the date of this Notice.  Objections may also be sent by email to fiona.mccabe@bedford.gov.uk

Borough Hall                                                                                                                                     K Simmons

Cauldwell Street                                                                                                                                Chief Officer for Democratic

Bedford  MK42 9AP                                                                                                                           & Registration Services

                                                                                                                                                        7 February 2018