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FOI 12302

Applications and Systems

Request

1/ Can you please confirm how many of the below applications you process each year?



Hackney carriage (taxi) drivers licence

Hackney carriage (taxi) licence


Private hire drivers licence
Private hire operators licence

Private hire vehicle (minicab) licence


2/ Can you please confirm if you share/ validate any of the information supplied as part of this process with external parties other than the applicant?


3/ Can you confirm the system (i.e. bespoke IT system, manual/ paper based, post/ email etc.) used to processed these applications?


4/ Can you confirm how application information is stored (and for how long) once an application is processed?

Response

Hackney carriage (taxi) drivers licence 430 (combined licence Hackney Carriage and Private Hire)

Hackney carriage (taxi) licence 255

Private hire drivers licence 430 (combined Licence Hackney carriage and Private Hire)
Private hire operators licence 17

Private hire vehicle (minicab) licence 37

2/ Can you please confirm if you share/ validate any of the information supplied as part of this process with external parties other than the applicant? No

3/ Can you confirm the system (i.e. bespoke IT system, manual/ paper based, post/ email etc.) used to processed these applications?
Bespoke IT

4/ Can you confirm how application information is stored (and for how long) once an application is processed?
The system is able to hold application information indefinitely (although generally we would delete obsolete information every three to six years dependant on what it is), although we do not retain sensitive information such as criminal convictions for any longer than necessary in order to allow the application to be processed.