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Practical Taxi Licensing 26th April 2017 Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU Home Counties
Members Fee: £155.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £230.00 + VAT




This one day practical taxi licensing course will cover the legislation governing the licensing of Hackney Carriage & private hire vehicles, drivers and operators, issuing licences, the various routes of enforcement action available, detection of illegal activities and how to deal with non-compliance.
This course is aimed at all licensing officers who have a duty to issue licences, inspect vehicles, carry out roadside/rank inspections and take enforcement action against illegal or unlicensed activities.

The training will be provided by Jim Hunter and held in the Council Chamber at Reading Borough Council Offices.

The Institute of Licensing accredits this course at 4 hours CPD.
Please Note: Non-members booking this course will gain complimentary individual membership until 31st March 2018.
Course Objectives: To increase the delegates knowledge and understanding of the Hackney Carriage & Private Hire licensing regimes with special regard to the practical aspects such as inspections and enforcement action. The Programme
09.30 Registration & Coffee / Tea
10.00 Introductions, Aims & Overview
10.15 Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Licensing Legislation

• Drivers

• Vehicles

• Operators
11.15 Refreshment Break
11.30 Licensing Processes

• Issuing licences

• Suspension of licences

• Revocation of licences

• Refusing to renew licences
12.45 Lunch
13.30 Enforcement

• How to manage enforcement programmes to detect illegal activities

• Best practice methods of detecting illegal plying for hire
15.00 Refreshment Break
15.15 Non-Compliance

• How to deal with non-compliance of illegal activities

• Penalties for non-compliance of conditions
16.15 Questions and Close
(NB. subject to change)
You will see from the options below, that delegates can attend as a day delegate on a single day to all four days or as a residential delegate staying in the hotel on single days or multiple days. Select which apply to you to view the fees involved.

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Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter started in Local Authority Licensing in 1993 at Luton Borough Council, after 10 years as a Police Officer in the Royal Air Force and Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. Jim moved from Luton to the London Borough of Barnet before moving to Taunton Deane Borough Council (TDBC) as Licensing Manager. Jim left TDBC in 2008 as the Operations Manager in charge of Licensing, Health and Safety and Food Safety.
In 2008 Jim was appointed as the Training and Qualifications Officer for the IoL. In 2014 Jim left the IoL and now works as a licensing trainer.
As ex Council Officer as opposed to a lawyer Jim focuses his training delivery on the practical methods for dealing with licensing related subjects. Jim has delivered training in nearly every county in England and Wales as well as training in Northern Ireland. Jim's approach is based on his own reluctance to attend training courses, therefore the training is interactive, humorous where possible and uses real examples to explain issues.
I recently attended the four day PLPQ course. Jim was an excellent trainer. Clearly very knowledgeable. The course was very useful to me and I would not hesitate to recommend the course to others.


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