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41.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To agree the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 September 2020, as a correct record

 

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the Minute of the Licensing Committee held on 22 September 2020 be agreed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

42.

Declarations of interest

Any interests not already registered

Minutes:

There were none.

43.

Actions from the previous meeting

Minutes:

There were none.

44.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing: Licence Fees and Charges 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered the report which proposed an inflationary increase of 2.5% to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licence fees from April 2021. If there were adverse comments received the fees would come back to a future meeting of the Committee.

Following questions, it was clarified to Members that the DBS online update service at an annual cost of £13 for drivers would cost less for drivers in the long run as drivers were previously required to pay £40 every three years.

Public Sector Equality Duty

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

Resolved:  That

a)   the levels set out below, be approved for consultation with the taxi trade;

Hackney Carriage Driver Licence

 

Proposed Cost

Knowledge Test

£51.50 per test

EQUO online test

£66

Fee on initial application

£204 for three years

Total New Licence

£321.50

On Renewal

£112 for three years

Total Renewal Licence

£112 for three years

 

Dual Driver Licence

 

Proposed Cost

Knowledge Test

£51.50 per test

EQUO online test

£66

Fee on initial application

£204 for three years

Total New Licence

£321.50

On Renewal

£112 for three years

Total Renewal Licence

£112 for three years

 

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

 

Proposed Cost

New and Renewal Application

£244 for one year

 

Private Hire Operator Licence

 

Proposed Cost

Initial application for 5 year licence

£530 for five years

Renewal for 5 year licence

£514 for five years

Initial application for 3 year licence

£364 for three years

Renewal for 3 year licence

£348 for three years

Initial application for 1 year licence

£200 for one year

Renewal for 1 year licence

£187 for on year

 

Private Hire Driver Licence

 

Proposed Cost

Knowledge Test

£51.50

EQUO Online Test

£66 per test

Fee  on initial application

£204 for three years

Total New Licence

£321.50

On Renewal

£112 for three years

Total Renewal Licence

£112 for three years

 

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

 

Proposed Cost

New and Renewal Application

£244 for one year

 

Additional Costs

 

Proposed Cost

DBS application

£40

DBS administration fee

£50

Change from Hackney Carriage to Private Hire

£78

Change from Private Hire to Hackney Carriage

£99

Replace Vehicle Plate

£26

Replace Driver Badge

£11.50

Vehicle test/re-test/partial re-test to be paid direct to the garage so not set by Sevenoaks District Council

 

Change of Ownership of licensed vehicle

£77

Copy of existing paper licence

£13.50

Change of address details for a replacement licence

£13.50

Change of name for a vehicle or operator licence

£13.50

Change of name and address for a driver badge

£24

Vehicle exemption certificate

£50

General Admin Fee

£50

Medical fee to be paid directly to GP or other medical practitioner

 

 

Replacement Vehicles

If a vehicle licence is surrendered within 6 months of issue, a refund of £60 will be issued.

If a licensed vehicle is replaced temporarily for up to 2 months because of damage to it then the fee will be £95 to licence the replacement vehicle.

Vehicle garage test costs will be taken separately (see fees above)

b)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

45.

Gambling Act 2005: Licence Fees from April 2021 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered the report which set out the proposed fees for Gambling Act 2004 for charges for licences, permits and associated items issued under the Gambling Act as set out in Appendix A. The fees had been set 2021-2022 to include the current inflationary cost of 2.5% set by the Council. The fees ensured that the Council complied with its statutory duty and ensured that the Gambling Licensing service remained self-financing in accordance with the Council’s Service and Budget plan.

Public Sector Equality Duty

Members noted that consideration had been given to impact equality assessments.

Resolved:  That the level of fees and charges as set out below be approved from 1 April 2021.

 

New Application

New Application

New Application

Annual Fee

Annual Fee

Annual Fee

Existing Casinos

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

New Small Casino

8000

(8000)

7960

4528

(5000)

4418

New Large Casino

9391

(10000)

9162

7309

(10000)

7131

Bingo Club

2316

(3500)

2260

813

(1000)

794

Betting Premises (excluding Tracks)

2911

(3000)

2840

589

(600)

575

Tracks

1815

(2500)

1771

813

(1000)

794

Family entertainment Centres

1815

(2000)

1771

668

(750)

652

Adult Gaming centre

1815

(2000)

1771

750

(750)

750

Temporary Use Notice

234

(500)

229

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

 

Application  to Vary

Application   to Transfer

Application for  Re-Instatement

Application for Provisional Statement

Licence Application (provisional Statement holders)

Copy Licence

Notification  of  Change

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Existing Casinos

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a)

n/a)

New Small Casino

3986

1771

1771

8000

2931

12

30

New Small Casino

(4000)

(1800)

(1800)

(8000)

(3000)

(25)

(50)

New Small Casino

3889

1675

1649

8000

2860

12

29

New Large Casino

4460

2150

2150

9396

4303

12

30

New Large Casino

(5000)

(2150)

(2150)

(10000)

(5000)

(25)

(50)

New Large Casino

4352

2128

2128

9167

4199

12

29

Bingo Club

1742

1200

422

2316

1200

12

30

Bingo Club

(1750)

(1200)

(1200)

(3500)

(1200)

(25)

(50)

Bingo Cub

1700

1200

412

2260

1200

12

29

Betting Premises

1500

1200

401

1815

1200

12

30

Betting Premises

(1500)

(1200)

(1200)

(3000)

(1200)

(25)

(50)

Betting Premises

1500

1200

392

1771

1200

12

29

Tracks

1250

950

401

1769

950

12

30

Tracks

(1250)

(950)

(1200)

(2500)

(950)

(25)

(50)

Tracks

1250

950

392

1726

950

12

30

FEC’s*

1000

950

406

1810

950

12

30

FEC’s

(1000)

(950)

(050)

(2000)

(950)

(25)

(50)

FEC’s

1000

950

397

1766

950

12

29

Adult Gaming Centre

1000

1200

406

1810

1200

12

30

Adult Gaming Centre

(1000)

(1200)

(950)

(2000)

(1200)

(25)

(50)

Adult Gaming Centre

1000

1200

397

1766

1200

12

29

TUN**

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

12

30

TUN

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

(25)

(50)

TUN

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

12

29

TUN**

TUN

TUN

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

12

(25)

12

30  

(50)

29

*FECs = Family Entertainment Centres

** TUN – Temporary Use Notice

46.

Sexual Entertainment Licensing Fees pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes:

Members considered the report for Sexual Entertainment Licensing which had not been changed from those agreed in 2020 as the Licensing Department had not received or processed an application for a Sexual Establishment within the Sevenoaks District. The fees ensured that the Council complied with its statutory duty.

Public Sector Equality Duty

Members noted that consideration had been given to impact equality assessments.

Resolved:  That the level of fees and charges as set below be approved from 1 April 2021.

Type of Application

Fee

New Application

3641

Renewal Application

3641

Transfer Application

1825

 

 

47.

Work Plan pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

The work plan was noted with the addition of an Annual Licensing Partnership Update for the meeting  on 17 June 2021.

 

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