A revised fit and proper person policy in respect of taxi and private hire licensing was adopted by the Licensing Committee on 24th July 2019, following consultation between 27th November 2018 and 18th February 2019.
The council has adopted the Institute of licensing guidance on determining the suitability of applicants and licences in the hackney carriage and private hire trades as policy with the exception of para 4.42 will be replaced by:
A minor traffic or vehicle related offence is one which does not involve loss of life, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, driving whilst using a mobile phone, and has not resulted in injury to any person or damage to any property (including vehicles). Where an applicant has nine or more points on their DVLA licence for minor traffic or similar offences the applicant will be required to undertake driver assessment training as approved by the council. Where an applicant has or reaches 12 points on their DVLA licence for minor traffic or similar offences a licence will not be granted until the applicant/licence holder is conviction free for at least one year and at least three months after the end of any driving ban imposed by the courts and after passing an approved driver assessment.
This will apply to applicants for all taxi and private hire licences.
|Institute of licensing guidance on determining the suitability