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F15/767

Taxi / Private Hire - Deregulation Act 2015

Request Description

I am representing Taxi Drivers via Social Media as to the new Pricing Structures that has come into effect since 1st October 2015, as a result of the Deregulation Act 2015, with a view to gauging the differences that each council assigns in its pricing structure in respect to Private Hire & Hackney Carriages (referred to as 'Taxis' from here on).

I understand that I can achieve this information via a Freedom of Information request too each Council authority.  However I/we deem it more easier and practical to direct a small email to each council engaging a response with the detailed information.  Hence the sending of this email.  We will request this through the Freedom of Information Act should our initial attempt below fail.

Below you will find a number off services that a Council may / may not provide pertaining to Taxis within its boundaries.  Please could you, by return email if possible, supply us with the figures you, as a local Authority, charge for each service detailed and answer the questions that follow.

Questions to Council Authority: (All questions are Post DeRegulation Act 2015 unless stated)

Number of P.H. Vehicles?

Number of Hack Vehicles?

Population?

P.H. New Grant Cost Inc. Knowledge? (every 3 years)

P.H. Renewal Cost? (every 3 years)

Hack New Grant Cost Inc Knowledge? (every 3 years)

Hack Renewal Cost? (every 3 years)

Dual Badge New Grant? (every 3 years)

Dual Badge Renewal? (every 3 years)

2nd Badge (New Application) Inc Knowledge? (every 3 years)

2nd Badge (Renewal)? (every 3 years)

P.H. New Grant Cost Inc. Knowledge (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years License)?

P.H. Renewal Cost (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years License)?

Hack New Grant Cost Inc Knowledge (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years License)?

Hack Renewal Cost (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years License)?

Dual Badge New Grant (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years License)?

Dual Badge Renewal (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years License)?

2nd Badge (New Application) Inc Knowledge (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years License)?

2nd Badge (Renewal) (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years License)?

6 Month P.H. Vehicle Licnse Inc. Test?

12 Month P.H. Vehicle Licnse Inc. Test?

6 Month Hack Vehicle Licnse Inc. Test?

12 Month Hack Vehicle Licnse Inc. Test?

6 Month P.H. Vehicle Licnse Exc. Test?

12 Month P.H. Vehicle Licnse Exc. Test?

6 Month Hack Vehicle Licnse Exc. Test?

12 Month Hack Vehicle Licnse Exc. Test?

6 Month Test Fee (Testing Station Fee Only) if not included in Vehicle License Fee?

12 Month Test Fee (Testing Station Fee Only) if not included in Vehicle License Fee?

Number of Available Testing Locations?

Re-Test Fee Post Failure?

Full Re-Test / Non-Arrival / Suspension?

Replacement Vehicle Plate?

Single Taxi Meter Test?

Copy Licence Fee?

Administration Fee?

Transfer of Vehicle (Change Of Owner)?

Number of Licensing Staff?

DBS Frequency?

Medical Frequency?

Does Council Accept HGV/PSV License as Medical until DVLA Standard of 45 years off age?

Request Date20 October 2015
Requested byIndividual
Released Date  

6 November 2015    

Response

Number of P.H. Vehicles? 57

Number of Hack Vehicles? 257

Population? I am unclear what this means?

P.H. New Grant Cost Inc. Knowledge? (Every 3 years) 369 no knowledge test

P.H. Renewal Cost? (Every 3 years) 264

Hack New Grant Cost Inc. Knowledge? (Every 3 years) NA

Hack Renewal Cost? (Every 3 years) NA

Dual Badge New Grant? (Every 3 years) 369

Dual Badge Renewal? (Every 3 years) 264

2nd Badge (New Application) Inc. Knowledge? (Every 3 years) NA

2nd Badge (Renewal)? (Every 3 years) NA

P.H. New Grant Cost Inc. Knowledge (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years Licence)? 211 no knowledge test

P.H. Renewal Cost (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years Licence)? 106

Hack New Grant Cost Inc. Knowledge (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years Licence)? NA

Hack Renewal Cost (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years Licence)? NA

Dual Badge New Grant (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years Licence)? 211 + 91

Dual Badge Renewal (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years Licence)? 106

2nd Badge (New Application) Inc. Knowledge (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years Licence)? NA

2nd Badge (Renewal) (2014-12015 Pre Deregulation Act 2015 for 1 Years Licence)? NA

6 Month P.H. Vehicle Licence Inc. Test? NA

12 Month P.H. Vehicle Licence Inc. Test? NA

6 Month Hack Vehicle Licence Inc. Test? NA

12 Month Hack Vehicle Licence Inc. Test? NA

6 Month P.H. Vehicle Licence Exc. Test? NA

12 Month P.H. Vehicle Licence Exc. Test? 308

6 Month Hack Vehicle Licence Exc. Test? NA

12 Month Hack Vehicle Licence Exc. Test? 308

6 Month Test Fee (Testing Station Fee Only) if not included in Vehicle Licence Fee? NA

12 Month Test Fee (Testing Station Fee Only) if not included in Vehicle Licence Fee? Not set by the Council

Number of Available Testing Locations? 6

Re-Test Fee Post Failure? NA

Full Re-Test / Non-Arrival / Suspension? NA

Replacement Vehicle Plate? 44

Single Taxi Meter Test? NA

Copy Licence Fee? NA

Administration Fee? NA

Transfer of Vehicle (Change of Owner)? 78

Number of Licensing Staff? 4

DBS Frequency? 3 yearly

Medical Frequency? Can be from first application until age 45 the up to 5 years or what the doctor states

Does Council Accept HGV/PSV License as Medical until DVLA Standard of 45 years of age? Yes     

Refused

                                                            

Refusal