Rossendale taxi licence applications facing backlog until next year » National Taxi Association https://t.co/dHy1r4K8JI

Rossendale taxi licence applications facing backlog until next year » National Taxi Association https://t.co/dHy1r4K8JI

All private hire and hackney cab drivers are now required to pass a basic skills test Prospective taxi drivers are having to wait until 2017 before they can pass a ‘basic skills test’ to get them on the roads, we can reveal. Under new rules all new private hire and hackney drivers are required to complete a basic skills test, and Rossendale licensing bosses are only accepting new applications from those who have passed. However, new drivers are now being told they have to wait until 2017 to take the test – despite many having already completed the other mandatory requirements. A spokesperson for Rossendale council said the test is allocated on a “first come first served basis” and due to the level of demand is booked up until January 2017. They said: “We do urge applicants to apply in the area in which they live and, or intend to work and to have in mind current and propos...

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