Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org you can use this email to send us any documents. If you have any problems emailing or need to make a payment please phone us on 01993 861000.
Licensing committees have been postponed for the time being until alternative arrangements have been put in place.
Knowledge tests are cancelled until further notice.
We will deal with complaints and compliance issues as normal.
Your vehicle MOT has been extended for six months if it was due on or after the 30 March.
The Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that from 15 June face coverings will be required while using public transport in England does not cover taxis and private hire vehicles. Taxi drivers are already able to refuse carriage to passengers where it is reasonable to do so, this might include those that are able but refuse to wear a face mask. Private hire vehicle operators can make wearing a face mask a condition of hiring.
Association of British Insurers (ABI) motor insurance members have committed to support taxi and private hire drivers seeking alternative sources of income. Licenced taxi or private hire drivers that had hire or reward insurance in place, as of 8 March, will not need to contact their insurer to extend their your existing cover while driving this vehicle to carry parcels, medical supplies, household goods, groceries or takeaway meals during the Covid-19 restrictions.
The ABI’s commitment will be in place until the end of the Covid-19 restrictions, or until 31 July 2020, whichever is sooner.
To save money on insurance, you can voluntarily surrender your plate to us and this will be retained until such time that you reinstate your insurance. The plate will be returned to you (with the original expiry date) once you can provide the necessary documents. No refunds will be given for any period of time lost on the plate. During the time that we retain your plate and you have no insurance, you cannot use the vehicle for any journey that requires a licence
We are aware that drivers may face difficulties with getting medicals done as surgeries are cancelling non-urgent appointments. There has been no official advice from the government and so we will be seeking permission to do the following:
- If you have had an appointment cancelled or are unable to make an appointment we will require a letter stating your medical condition has not changed since your last medical report. If no contact is made before expiry then suspensions will be issued in the normal way.
- New applicants will not be issued with a licence until they have complied with all the requirements including medicals.
- Existing drivers with pre-existing health conditions will be dealt with on a case-to-case basis.
Renewals due in the next 6 months
For any renewal (driver or vehicle) that is due in the next six months we will allow you to pay over a 12 month period. This will be 12 monthly direct debits and a mandate must be completed before the licence is issued. Failure to pay an instalment will result in the licence being suspended
You can also defer the application and the renewal application will be honoured at a later date. Provided that all requirements are met for licensing then the application will be charged as a renewal. If this is a vehicle, it must be for the same vehicle registration number. The 15 year upper age limit will still apply and vehicles will not be relicensed that have met this age limit
We are looking for licensed taxi or private hire drivers to help transport our homeless clients to emergency accommodation. We are particularly looking for companies who have licensed minibuses or six seater vehicles and are willing to take bookings after hours. If you are interested email email@example.com with your contact details.