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 Post subject: dum dee dum
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2023 9:45 pm 
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yeah, makes it so easy....


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You could still pay for a three year badge, but you would be given a short term badge each year to the date the medical expires once we receive the new medical you would then have a badge til that medical expires and so on. So, you could purchase a 3-year licence, but your badges would have to be extended every year.

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Olivia Spittle
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City of Wolverhampton Council

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 Post subject: Re: dum dee dum
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2023 7:15 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
yeah, makes it so easy....


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You could still pay for a three year badge, but you would be given a short term badge each year to the date the medical expires once we receive the new medical you would then have a badge til that medical expires and so on. So, you could purchase a 3-year licence, but your badges would have to be extended every year.

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Olivia Spittle
Temporary Licensing Officer
City of Wolverhampton Council

I think that's what happens in many areas.

Given a 3-year license but dependent on passing an annual medical.

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 Post subject: Re: dum dee dum
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2023 9:36 pm 
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well i asked for a link to the licensing policy which includes this 65 age thing and guess what...........


no reply

thats your normal "feck we never thought we would need to prove this thing, what do we do now?"

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 Post subject: Re: dum dee dum
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2023 7:11 pm 
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We passed your query to David Lawrie, Director of the National Private Hire and Taxi Association (NPHTA) www,nphta.co.uk and this was his response



“Ok, it seems there is quite some confusion here



The dereg act did indeed set the length of badges to 3 years but this part “with a 1-year option IF REQUESTED by the applicant” is not correct nor is it written that way at all.

It is written; “unless there is reason to issue a reduced period licence,” which can mean on medical grounds or it could be due to convictions resulting in a “trial” period for example or due to age. It does suggest that this could also be at the request of the applicant for example when wanting to just test the water or when being close to retirement for example, but that was never put in writing anywhere within the deregulation act.



A 1-year badge means a 1-year badge, which means it should expire on the one-year anniversary of being issued NOT on the one-year anniversary of the documentation supplied as a part of the application process.



This means that in truth, the medical is obtained and submitted as a part of the application process not as a date to which the licence runs. The medical of course needing to be renewed prior to application to renew the licence which of course must be in advance of the licence expiry date.



There cannot be a situation where the licence expires and is only issued for a 10-month period as that is a breach of the deregulation act and the regulators code, and would effectively render the applicant out of work for 2 months every single year, despite having applied for and paid for a full 1-year licence.”



Hope this helps...



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Liza

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