Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Thursday, 17th March, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks

Contact: Democratic Services 01732 227165  Email: democratic.services@sevenoaks.gov.uk

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24.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 39 KB

To agree the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 5 January 2016, as a correct record

 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 5 January 2016 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

25.

Declarations of interest

Any interests not already registered

Minutes:

Cllr. Pett declared that he was acquainted with Colin Annetts, who was a taxi driver within the District.

 

26.

Actions from the previous meeting

Minutes:

There were none.

 

27.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing: Licence Fees 2015/2016 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Minutes:

The Chairman presented a report which explained that on 5 January 2016 the Committee had considered proposed revised fees in respect of hackney carriage drivers and vehicles and private hire drivers, vehicles and operators for consultation with the trade. Officers had emailed licensees where they had contact details and had placed a notice in a local newspaper and on the Council’s website.

 

In response to questions, the Licensing Partnership Manager confirmed that a new model had been used for the calculation of fees, which allowed for the calculation of the time taken to carry out each task by each member of staff. There had been a rise in the cost of a Private Hire Operator licence due to the costs of compliance, which could involve visiting a private address.

 

Public Sector Equality Duty

 

Members noted that consideration had been given to impacts under the Public Sector Equality Duty.

 

Resolved:  That the fees and charges and associated costs for licences in respect of hackney carriage drivers and vehicles and private hire drivers, vehicles and operators be approved for implementation with effect from 1 April 2016 as set out below:

 

 

Existing Fees

New Fees for 2016/17

Hackney Carriage Driver Licence

On initial application

£169 for three years

£180 for three years

Disclosure Barring Service search fee

£44 every three years or £13 per year if they sign up to the DBS online service

£44 every three years or £13 per year if they sign up to the DBS online service

Total (including DBS fee)

£213 for three years

£224 for three years

On renewal

£122 for three years

£100 for three years

Disclosure Barring Service search fee

£44 every three years or £13 per year if they sign up to the DBS online service

£44 every three years or £13 per year if they sign up to the DBS online service

Total (including DBS fee)

£166 for three years

£144 for three years

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

£300 for one year

£325 for one year

Private Hire Operator Licence

On initial application – 5 year licence

Not previously issued

£470 for five years

On renewal – 5 year licence

Not previously issued

£460 for five years

On initial application – 3 year licence

£300 for three years

£325 for three years

On renewal – 3 year licence

£100 for three years

£310 for three years

On initial application – 1 year licence

Not previously issued

£180 for one year

On renewal – 1 year licence

Not previously issued

£165 for one year

Private Hire Driver Licence

On initial application

£169

£150

Disclosure Barring Service search fee

£44 every three years or £13 per year if they sign up to the DBS online service

£44 every three years or £13 per year if they sign up to the DBS online service

Total (including DBS fee)

£213 for three years

£199 for three years

On renewal

£122 for three years

£100 for three years

Disclosure Barring Service search fee

£44 every three years or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

 

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