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Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 2118

Public Passenger Transport

The Public Service Vehicles (Operators’ Licences) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Made

6th August 2014

Laid before Parliament

19th August 2014

Coming into force

1st October 2014

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 52(1) and 60 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981(1).

Representative organisations have been consulted in accordance with section 61(2) of that Act(2).

In determining the amount of fees specified in these Regulations, the Secretary of State has taken into account the costs of the functions listed in paragraphs 7 to 9 of Schedule 1 to the Department for Transport (Fees) Order 2009(3) and has taken into account the matters listed in Schedule 2 to that Order in determining the costs of those functions.

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Public Service Vehicles (Operators’ Licences) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and come into force on 1st October 2014.

Amendment of Regulations

2.—(1) The Public Service Vehicles (Operators’ Licences) (Fees) Regulations 1995(4) are amended as follows.

(2) In column 3 of the Schedule —

(a)in relation to fee numbers (i) and (ii), for “£206” substitute “£209”;

(b)in relation to fee number (v), for “£121” substitute “£122”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Claire Perry

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

6th August 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the fees charged for public service vehicle operator licences granted under Part II of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.

Fee changes, together with the percentage increase, are shown in the table below. The fees were last increased or decreased on 1st April 2012.

Old FeeNew FeePercentage Increase
Application for a standard licence£206£2091.5%
Application for a restricted licence£206£2091.5%
Application to vary a condition on a licence so as to increase the maximum number of vehicles£121£1220.8%

Fees for a special licence application and the continuation in force of a special licence remain the same.

An impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business and the voluntary sector is available from the DVSA Corporate Office, Berkeley House, Croydon Street, Bristol BS5 0DA (telephone: 0117 954 3200). A copy has been placed in the library of each House of Parliament. The impact assessment is annexed to the Explanatory Memorandum which is available alongside the instrument on www.legislation.gov.uk. DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) was formed on 1st April 2014 following the merger of VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) with the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) to form a single entity.

(1)

1981 c.14; section 52(1) was amended by the Transport Act 1985 (c.67), Schedule 1, paragraph 7, Schedule 2, Part II, paragraph 4(14) and Schedule 8, and by the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c.40), section 66(2) and S.I. 2013/1644. Section 60 of the 1981 Act was amended by the 1985 Act, section 134(2) and Schedule 8. Section 60(1)(e) was substituted by section 66(5) of the 1994 Act. There are other amendments to section 60 but none is relevant.

(2)

Section 61(2) of the 1981 Act was amended by the 1985 Act, section 139(3) and Schedule 8.

(3)

S.I. 2009/711; relevant provisions are articles 4(2) and 9. The relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2009/1885, 2011/1043 and 2013/1644.

(4)

S.I. 1995/2909. The relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2002/2535, 2009/787, 2010/457 and 2012/306.

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