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Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy

Current & Proposed fees for Private hire/Hackney carriage driver licence and Private hire operator licence after the Deregulation Act 2015.

The Deregulation Act 2015 comes into force on 1st October 2015. Section 10 of the Act extends the standard duration of a hackney carriage/private hire driver's licence to 3 years and the duration of a private hire operators licence will be extended to 5 years. The current fees have been recalculated to take into account the extentions. Please click on the attachment to view the proposed fees.

Fees increase advert 2015 Deregulation 5.8.pdf

Increase in taxi fees and charges.

No representations were received to the proposal so fees and charges will increase by 3% from 1 April 2015 in line with the attached document.

Fees and Charges Sheet - 2015.pdf

Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Licensing Policy

On 10 September 2014 the above policy was amended by the Appeals and Regulatory Committee with the changes being implemented from 1 November 2014. 

A copy of the attached document is provided here for you and a hard copy can be obtained on request from the licensing office

view the policy here

If you have any questions or comments regarding the taxi trade in Chesterfield you can contact the licensing department direct on 01246 345230 or email licensing@chesterfield.gov.uk 

Taxi Consultative Group 

We are inviting applications from the taxi licensing trade for membership to the Taxi Consultative Group (“the TCG”), which meets 4 times a year to discuss matters of concern, enforcement, licensing policy and procedures etc. 

The TCG acts as a representative body for the whole hackney carriage and private hire trade, ensuring consultation with all licence holders to enable the Council to make fully informed decisions. Membership of the TCG consists of 3 elected Borough Councillors, 3 hackney carriage licence holders (drivers or owners) and 3 private hire vehicle licence holders (drivers, owners or operators). Two of the six places allocated to members of the trade should, if applications are made, be filled by trade members who represent minority ethnic members of the trade (one from each of the hackney carriage and private hire sectors).

If you wish to apply to be a member of the TCG, please e-mail trevor.durham@chesterfield.gov.uk,  remember to include your name and a contact number. 

There will be a meeting of the TCG on Monday 15 June 2015 at 6.00pm in Chesterfield town hall when appointments to membership of the TCG will take place. You can attend this meeting and put yourself forward to be a member of the TCG if you wish. Please note that this meeting will just be for carrying out the election of members to the TCG. There will then be a full meeting of the TCG on Wednesday 15 July 2015 at 6.00pm.

Customer Service Centre,
85 New Square,
S40 1AH

Tel: 01246 345230
Fax: 01246 345235
Email: licensing@chesterfield.gov.uk

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