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Notice of Licence Fees

 

BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1976

 

REVISED LICENCE FEES FOR PRIVATE HIRE AND 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 Hackney Carriage 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

Switch to Dual from Single Licence

 

Replacement Badge/Licence

 

Knowledge Test

 

£81.90

 

£95.00

 

£28.40

 

£28.40

 

£28.40

 

 For three year Licences the fees are three times the above licence fees. 

   

 

PRIVATE HIRE AND HACKNEY CARRIAGE VEHICLE FEES (Licenses are issued normally up to 12 months)

 

New/Renewal

Replacement Plate

Hackney Carriage

£300.00

£28.40

Private Hire

£257.50

£28.40

 

Other charges for vehicle licences

Cancellation of test appointment

24 hours notice given

Less than 24 hours notice given

Hackney Carriage

£28.40

£85.00

Private Hire

£28.40

£85.00

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).

 

Replacement copy of Pass Certificate/Licence

        £28.40

Transfer of Proprietorship of Licensed Vehicle

          £28.40

Horse Drawn Hackney Carriage

        £126.00

 

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

 

Hackney Carriage

£85.00

Private Hire

£85.00

50% reduction if the vehicle has travelled less than 50 miles

between the original and the retest                                                                                         Discontinued

 

PRIVATE HIRE OPERATOR LICENCE FEES

 

1 Year

5 Years*

New

£390.00

£1947.00

Renewal

£316.00

£1575.00

*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

£28.40

 

Change of Trading Address

                                                                                                                             £117.00

 

The above varied charges will come into effect following the expiration of 28 days from the date of this Notice,  ie on 11 March 2013. 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.

 

A copy of this notice is available at the Customer Service Centre, 2 Horne Lane, Bedford, MK40 1RA  

 

Borough Hall                                                                      K.Simmons

Cauldwell Street                                                                Head of Registration and Records

Bedford  MK42 9AP                                                           Dated: 10 February 2013