Decision details

Variations to the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy

Decision Maker: Director of Borough Economy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

1. That approval is given to proposed temporary variations to the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy as detailed in Appendix 1 so as to enable:-
- The delivery model for Child Sexual Exploitation and Safeguarding Training to be changed from 'face to face' to online with a self declaration on completion
- Timescales for medical assessments and alternative methods for securing assurance on medical fitness to drive to be permitted with a monthly review.
- MOT renewal dates to be extended in line with the Department of Transport permitting 6 month extensions to MOTs with renewal dates from 30 March 2020.
- Extension of expiry dates for interim vehicle checks by three months
- Suspension of the requirement for licence holders on renewal to display
plates with valid dates subject to the issue of an exemption document that
confirms renewal requirements have been met.

2. That where appropriate and/or necessary to address the impact and implications of Covid-19, approval is given to the deferment of payment of licensing fees.

3. That the above-mentioned approval of temporary variations to the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy and authority to defer payment of licensing fees shall continue until 31 December 2020 unless otherwise revoked by the Director of Prevention and Protection or Licensing Committee.

Publication date: 19/11/2021

Date of decision: 31/03/2020

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