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Author:  Robo83 [ Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:40 pm ]
Post subject:  License private hire

Hello All

I asked a question about dual badges in last post and feedback was good thank you.

currently I have a private hire badge with Wolverhampton but work in Mansfield. I am currently looking into getting a Hackney badge my questions are

is there a local knowledge test as there wasn’t with a private hire

do I need to redo safeguarding children/adults

crb check I only had one a yea ago and Notting has changed. Do I need another

Does it have to be Wolverhampton or Mansfield

I’m sure there is more but any information much appreciated

Author:  Sussex [ Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: License private hire

I think you will have to do all those checks again, and maybe a knowledge test if you want to drive a hackney.

Why not license in the area you want to work?

Author:  StuartW [ Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: License private hire

Does it have to be Wolverhampton or Mansfield

Bottom line is that if you want to pick up people from a taxi rank or when flagged down in the street then you must be licensed in that area.

So if you want to 'work the ranks' in Mansfield then you'd need a Mansfield HC badge and HC plate.

Which, according to this page, requires a knowledge test. ... ryId=20078

As for whether or not you need to repeat all the other stuff that's not specifically local, then that will be up to Mansfield Council, but Sussex (who knows more about these procedural things than me) seems to be suggesting you WILL need to repeat them.

Also, not sure what kind of vehicle you might need in Mansfield, but possibly more difficult requirements than for the vehicle you have currently.

And not sure if there's a limit on HC license numbers in Mansfield, in which case you'd need quite a lot of cash to acquire one. Or you could drive someone else's HC. But it must be a Mansfield plated HC.

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: License private hire

Do it right or apply to Tesco for a job

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