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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2024 2:13 am 
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StuartW wrote:

Haven't read it in detail yet, but I certainly don't understand the response to Q5 - surely that's just about a specific part of England, rather than the whole lot? :?

https://wolverhamptonportal.icasework.c ... VQGQ%3D%3D


They have listed the councils under Lancashire County Council control, which excludes Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwin as they are both unitary authorities. Nothing in the documents seems to request only data on Lancashire so very selective.

The latest Taxi and PHV national statistics should be out in about a month, so it will be interesting to see the latest Wolverhampton figures.

Previous PHV Figures

Year - Vehicles - Drivers - Operators
2013 - 552 - 1007 - 16
2015 - 669 - 852 - 12
2017 - 2249 - 4989 - 41
2018 - 5623 - 8799 - 98
2019 - 9222 - 13850 - 138
2020 - 12374 - 17836 - 190
2021 - 9588 - 16497 - 181
2022 - 12924 - 19317 - 231
2023 - 22345 - 30463 - 297

So what's your guess for 2024, I'll go with 30000 vehicles. 36000 drivers and 340 operators


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:18 pm 
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For the second time, ask them who the officer in charge is and what his pay grade is and how much he is on them at them about his pension. Somebody will be doing very very well.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:06 pm 
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Cerberus wrote:
So what's your guess for 2024, I'll go with 30000 vehicles. 36000 drivers and 340 operators

Don't know if you saw my post in another thread about the online Wolverhampton licensing register. But it looks like it's, er, dynamic (the numbers certainly change from day to day) and assuming it's kept up to date then the current numbers are as follows (and even if it isn't bang up to date, the numbers are likely to be in the right ball park).

So currently it's:

Vehicles - 30,793 :-o

Drivers - 45,187 :-o :-o

Operators - 430 :-o :-o :-o


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:26 pm 
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So your *drivers* figure is particularly far out. But which is consistent with what I said a few weeks ago - almost 1.5 drivers per vehicle seems a very high ratio for PHVs, particularly where there's no vehicle cap.

(Which of course there can't be - unless it's Glasgow, because PH vehicle caps are allowed under the Scottish legislation. But I wonder if Glasgow is the only council in the UK that restricts PHV numbers - certainly haven't heard of any others, and pretty sure Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee don't cap them. And not in Fife. So if any other Scottish councils do cap PHVs, it's certainly not one of the bigger cities :-o )


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2024 5:36 am 
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Last year, Wolverhampton City Council wrote:
“Finally, the driver must attend our offices in person, where they undergo facial verification against their driving licence and proof of right to work in the UK. We use a state-of-the-art system which uses the same technology as can be found at Border Control’s ePassport Gates in UK airports.”

Fantastic, but pity your vehicle database can't tell if it's petrol, diesel or electric powered :-s


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