Whether it’s buying vehicles, checking a bank balance, paying a tax bill or filing a Companies House return, practically every business transaction can be done online now. From 1 April 2018, our paper application forms won't be available to download on GOV.UK and we wanted to tell you.
You may remember filling in your application for an operator’s licence as though it was yesterday. If not, you’ll almost definitely remember the relief you felt after hearing the Traffic Commissioner had given you permission to begin running vehicles.
The Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are working together to replace ‘Operator Self Service’ with a new online system.
Restricted PSV applicants and operators are coming under greater scrutiny by Traffic Commissioners because of fair competition rules. If you’re running vehicles under a restricted PSV operator’s licence, there are a number of standards you need to meet to keep your licence.
Did you know that nearly 90% of operator licence applications sent to the Central Licensing Office (CLO) in Leeds are incomplete? The traffic commissioners and their staff have made improvements to application forms and provided clearer guidance to avoid incomplete applications.
Last year, we told you about planned changes to the online operator licence system. Since then, we’ve made further progress to develop these services.
Planning ahead – it’s something we all like to do well. But sometimes unexpected events, or things we’ve put to one side, take us by surprise. When it comes to running vehicles, your planner will be full of dates: safety inspections, tax disc renewals, MOTs and countless other entries.