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Proposed fees and charges 2022-23 Public Notice


Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, in accordance with the provisions of s.53 and 70 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, hereby give notice that the fees chargeable under the above for the grant of hackney carriage and private hire vehicle, driver licences and private hire operator licences, together with additional costs appertaining to such licences, are proposed to be varied from 1 April 2022 as below.

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Dual Driver Licence (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire)

Description Proposed fee
Computerised knowledge test £52 (to be paid on booking test which must be passed before application can be submitted)
EQUO online test £69 (for all new drivers and subsequent renewals until passed)

Initial application

Description Proposed fee
On initial application £227 for three years
Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check fee (if not subscribed to the DBS Update Service) £40 every three years
Total (including DBS fee) £267 for three years

If subscribed to the DBS Update Service the fee is £227 for three years.


Renewal

Description Proposed fee
On renewal £234 for three years
Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check fee (if not subscribed to the DBS Update Service) £40 every three years
Total (including DBS fee) £274 for three years

If subscribed to the DBS Update Service the fee is £234 for three years.


Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

Description Proposed fee
On initial application for one year £300.50 for one year (which includes £30 towards the Unmet Demand Survey)
On renewal for one year £280 for one year (which includes £30 towards the Unmet Demand Survey)

Private Hire Operator Licence

Description Proposed fee
On initial application (5-year licence) £593 for five years
On renewal (5-year licence) £582.50 for five years
On initial application (3-year licence) £390 for three years
On renewal (3-year licence) £395 for three years
On initial application (1-year licence) £218.50 for one year
On renewal (1-year licence) £203 for one year

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

Description Proposed fee
On initial application (1-year licence) £265 for one year
On renewal (1-year licence) £245 for one year

Other costs

Description Proposed fee
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application Statutory fee no increase
DBS admin fee £51
Replace vehicle plate £26
Replace vehicle plate holder £20
Replace vehicle internal plate holder £2
Replace driver badge £10.50
Replace PHV door sticker £9
Change of ownership £80
Copy of existing paper licence £13.50
Change of address details for a replacement licence £13.50
Add or remove a name from a vehicle or operator licence £13.50 (new)
Change of name and address for a driver badge (badge not included) £13.50
Vehicle exemption certificate £51
General admin fee £51
Cheques referred to drawer £10.50
Replacement vehicle due to damage for up to two months. Fee should be made up of various elements depending on type of vehicle, for example, if insurance company already have a bracket etc. £77

A copy of this Notice shall, for a period of twenty-eight days from the date of first publication 8 December 2021 be available on the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council website and Licensing Department, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS.

Any objections to the proposal to vary the fees must be made by midnight 5 January 2022 via email to licensing@tunbridgewells.gov.uk or by post to:

Licensing Department
Town Hall
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1RS