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Notification Of Proposed Fee Changes

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 70(3) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (the Act), that West Lancashire Borough Council intends to vary the maximum fees specified in Section 70(2) of the Act to be charged for the granting of private hire and hackney carriage driver, vehicle and operator licences with effect from the 1 April 2017 as follows: 

Driver Licence Applications – Hackney Carriage, Private Hire and Dual

 

Existing

(2016/17)

Proposed

(2017/18)

Unsuccessful application refund

Driver Licence – new (3 year licence)*

£148.28

£149.57

N/A

Driver Licence – renewal (3 year licence)*

£98.86

£99.06

N/A

* Applications incur additional fees not set by the Council. These include online Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure, medical examination and DVLA mandate. The online DBS service includes a £9.60 validation fee plus the cost of the disclosure.

Vehicle Licence Applications – Hackney Carriage and Private Hire

 

Existing

(2016/17)

Proposed

(2017/18)

Unsuccessful application refund

Hackney Carriage – new (12 month licence - incl. plate)

£256.15

£211.71

£99.06

Hackney Carriage – renewal (12 month licence - incl. plate)

£242.03

£199.82

£126.80

Private Hire Vehicle – new (12 month licence - incl. plate)

£229.56

£191.90

£79.25

Private Hire Vehicle – renewal (12 month licence - incl. plate)

£215.44

£181.99

£108.97

Private Hire Operator Licence Applications (5 year licence):

 

Existing

(2016/17)

Proposed

(2017/18)

Unsuccessful application refund

1 - 10 Vehicles

£215.65

£178.31

£79.25

11 - 20 Vehicles

£271.85

£275.37

£178.31

21 - 30 Vehicles

£428.37

£432.86

£316.99

31 - 40 Vehicles

£543.70

£549.74

£435.86

41 - 50 Vehicles

£708.56

£711.23

£554.74

Over 50 Vehicles

£808.37

£810.29

£633.98

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing – general

 

Existing

(2016/17)

Proposed

(2017/18)

Unsuccessful application refund

Transfer of Vehicle Licence (change of owner)

£16.48

£18.81

N/A

Replacement Vehicle Plate

£16.48

£18.81

N/A

Replacement Driver Badge

£16.48

£18.81

N/A

Duplicate Driver Licence

£16.48

£18.81

N/A

Duplicate Vehicle Licence

£16.48

£18.81

N/A

Re-sit Knowledge Test

£16.48

£18.81

N/A

The Notice will be open to public inspection without payment for a period of twenty-eight (28) days from the date of publication of this Notice, which is below. Any objections or representations in respect of the above-mentioned variation of licence fees may be made in writing to the Director of Leisure and Wellbeing, at the address on the right hand side of this page, within this 28-day period. 

Dated: 21 December 2016

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Licensing Team

Licensing enquiry

 

licensing.enquiries@westlancs.gov.uk

01695 577177

West Lancashire Borough Council
Licensing Service
Robert Hodge Centre
Stanley Way
Skelmersdale
WN8 8EE