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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:44 pm 
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I have been asked by our licensing team for any information from drivers in areas that have 1 and 2 year licenses as to how much they cost relative to the full price of a 3 year license.
They are looking at ways to encourage new drivers to the trade.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:54 pm 
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In Fife we have option of 1 and 3 year badges.

1 year - £65
3 years - £160

So the three-year badge is almost 2.5 times the cost of the one-year option.

Wouldn't be surprised if that kind of ratio is fairly typical, at least from the fees I've seen over the years.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:49 pm 
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StuartW wrote:
In Fife we have option of 1 and 3 year badges.

1 year - £65
3 years - £160

So the three-year badge is almost 2.5 times the cost of the one-year option.

Wouldn't be surprised if that kind of ratio is fairly typical, at least from the fees I've seen over the years.

Thank you Stuart.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:25 pm 
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Ours in Fife are very straightforward, though, and here's a few others I found earlier via Google:

(No difference in Fife between grants and renewals, and the fees are inclusive of disclosure/vetting checks and the short training course for new grants (which I think basically entails attending a lecture for a couple of hours).)


First figure is 1 year, second is 3 year.

Ashford £72/£149


Didn't think many would offer 2 *and* 3 year options, but there's always one:

Durham £72.5/£127/£184


But it's not that straightforward, because there's often a difference between grant and renewal costs, for obvious reasons. And one I found offered a one-year badge for grants, but three-year only for renewals, as far as I could make out.


Trafford is interesting in that it's got quite straightforward 1/2/3 year fees which differ greatly for grants and renewals, and that's because the grants include the cost of a training course and DBS.

Grant: £298.50 (1 year)
Grant: £363.00 (2 years)
Grant: £428.00 (3 years)

Renewal: £85 (1 year)
Renewal: £149 (2 years)
Renewal: £214 (3 years)

So note that although the 3-year renewal is about 2.5x the cost of the 1-year renewal, there's not nearly so much of a gap for the grants, because the grant fee is distorted by the high cost of the training course in particular (£124), which will be the same whatever duration of a badge is applied for :?

https://www.trafford.gov.uk/business/li ... arges.aspx


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:31 pm 
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But plenty easily found via Google, but it easily becomes a bit of a rabbit hole :-o

Don't know if this link will work:

https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... cence+fees


But the top result - Edinburgh - shows what a minefield comparing fees can be, potentially.

So Edinburgh only seems to offer a 1 year badge for new grants, which includes a topo test, and costs £200.

For renewals, it's:

1 year - £122
3 year - £187

So the three year renewal only 1.52x the cost of the one year renewal :-k

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/ ... cence-fees

And although PHD renewals are the same as for HCDs, a new PHD badge is £164 for one year only, thus cheaper than the new HCD (£200), presumably because there's no topo test :?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:42 pm 
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In B&H it's basically the same price per year, but the council officials really only like three year licenses.

https://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/do ... 0n%201.pdf

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:06 am 
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Thank you for the replies. I have forwarded them to our team.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:46 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
In B&H it's basically the same price per year, but the council officials really only like three year licenses.

https://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/do ... 0n%201.pdf

I'm surprised no one has asked why a one year hackney vehicle license is £186, and a one year PHV license is only £67.

Well the honest answer is I haven't got a f***ing clue, but I've never made an issue of it. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:49 pm 
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Lichfield :-

3 years

take it or leave it

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:55 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
I'm surprised no one has asked why a one year hackney vehicle license is £186, and a one year PHV license is only £67.

ALL the PH fees seem cheaper than the HC ones, even the plate deposit :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:33 pm 
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StuartW wrote:
Sussex wrote:
I'm surprised no one has asked why a one year hackney vehicle license is £186, and a one year PHV license is only £67.

ALL the PH fees seem cheaper than the HC ones, even the plate deposit :roll:

Maybe, just maybe, the PH trade have good people speaking up for them.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:35 pm 
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Well the honest answer is I haven't got a f***ing clue, but I've never made an issue of it. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Actually I do know the answer, but no one else locally does.

So let's just leave it there. :-$

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