Somerset taxi drivers face losing licence as deadline loom » National Taxi Association

A third of taxi drivers across Sedgemoor risk losing their licence as they have not yet submitted their DBS forms. Sedgemoor, like other local authorities, has a duty to ensure that the public are transported in safe vehicles by individuals who are suitable to drive for the public. This is done by a licencing system. Part of that system requires drivers to submit a DBS form. The Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) tells the Council what convictions or reports are recorded against individuals (if any) which then, in turn, feeds into the licencing process. All current licences expire on November 30. It appears that, it can take as much as a month for the results to come back from the DBS to Sedgemoor District Council and only then can SDC issue a licence. If any drivers are experiencing difficulty with any aspect of their renewal, please contact SDC as soon as poss...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=8276

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