Taxi Driver Online

UK cab trade debate and advice
It is currently Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:44 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: temporary suspension
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:45 pm 
Online

Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:27 pm
Posts: 19222
If the Council say that they have suspended a drivers badge temporarily do they have to give a written reason as to why they have suspended it? Can they suspend with immediate effect or does the driver have the right of appeal?

_________________
Grandad,
To support my charity text MAYORWALK to 70085 to donate £5


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: temporary suspension
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 50462
Location: 1066 Country
grandad wrote:
If the Council say that they have suspended a drivers badge temporarily do they have to give a written reason as to why they have suspended it? Can they suspend with immediate effect or does the driver have the right of appeal?

They have to give reasons as to what they are suspending for, and tell the driver that he has 21 days to appeal.

Unless the suspension is 'in the interest of public safety', or words to that effect, the suspension will only start at the end of those 21 days. Unless the driver appeals and then the suspension will be suspended until the outcome of that appeal.

The words I have highlighted are very important.

All that said the council is getting themselves in a little bit of a pickle, by suspending temporarily rather than revoking.

This post from a few years back will help clarify matters and includes proper legal advice from a licensing lawyer.

https://www.taxi-driver.co.uk/phpBB2/vi ... =5&t=33013

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: temporary suspension
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:56 pm
Posts: 2376
Thought they could not suspend and then revoke, they had to do one or the other, suspension could not lead to revocation.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: temporary suspension
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 50462
Location: 1066 Country
heathcote wrote:
Thought they could not suspend and then revoke, they had to do one or the other, suspension could not lead to revocation.

Indeed.

This is why I think they made an error by initially suspending. TBH I didn't think any council did that nowadays.

Suspension is a punishment, not, IMO, an interim measure.

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: temporary suspension
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 50462
Location: 1066 Country
Just in case anyone reads this thread in the future, all the above doesn't really apply if the suspension is on medical grounds.

Being ill is not something you should be punished for by licensing officers.

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 24 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group