Consultation on Amendments to Private Hire Licence Conditions

Closes 20 Dec 2019

Opened 16 Oct 2019

Overview

City of Wolverhampton Council’s Licensing Services have commenced a consultation on the proposed draft amendments to Private Hire Licence Conditions, these include Private Hire Vehicle Operator Conditions, Private Hire Vehicle Driver Conditions and Private Hire Vehicle Conditions.

These conditions are used to ensure that the trade operates in a fair and consistent manner.

Responses will be documented, and a summary of the responses together with the proposed final draft Private Hire Licence Conditions will be presented to the Non-Statutory Licensing Committee for consideration following the end of the consultation period.

Comments need to be made by no later than 20 December 2019

Proposal

Please review the draft amendments to Private Hire Licence Conditions using the document links at the bottom of the page

The changes are summarised below: 

Operator

  • Replace the requirement for log in details and a password to base computers with a requirement for the Operator to provide their contact details to enable immediate access to satellite offices and systems.
  • Changes to permit the use Interactive voice response (IVR) technology.
  • Enable the storing of digital images rather than the keeping of paper records.
  • Requirement for a public complaints policy and for the referral of ‘specified complaints’ to licensing compliance.
  • The licence holder to report their being arrested or charged to Licensing Services.
  • Other minor changes to clearly set out requirements.  

Driver

  • Changes to the way a driver must inform licensing services of any changes in circumstances.
  • A requirement for driver to undergo drug and/or alcohol testing at any time.
  • Enable the storing of digital images rather than the keeping of paper records.
  • The licence holder to report their being arrested or charged to Licensing Services.
  • Other minor changes to clearly set out requirements.  

Vehicle

  • Changes to the way a vehicle proprietor must inform licensing services of any changes in circumstances.
  • Enable the storing of digital images rather than the keeping of paper records.
  • Other minor changes to clearly set out requirements.

Give Us Your Views

To take part in this consultation, please send written responses, either via email to driver.lic@wolverhampton.gov.uk

or by post to:

Licensing Services, City of Wolverhampton Council, Civic Centre, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DA

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

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  • Professionals and professional bodies
  • All residents

Interests

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  • City centre
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