Taxi drivers and DBS delays

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3040
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have been contacted by numerous taxi drivers who are suffering severe financial losses as a result of delays to DBS clearance checks when renewing their licenses.  Since temporary licences are no longer being issued in these situations, meaning that delays can result in drivers being unable to work and losing income for substantial periods. What is being done to resolve and reduce these delays and what representations have you made to relevant government offices to reduce this problem for reputable cab drivers who merely wish to renew their licence?

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