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Dear Manchester City Council,

You can amend dates ect to suit? And you might want to split the request in have? Half in your name the other half in someone else's name? So they don't try to charge you for the info. There's a limit on the freedom of information?

Licensing of Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles, their drivers and Operators.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.
Section 70 - Fees and Charges.

Enquiry submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Information requested from the Council to allow Grandad to consider the current scale of fees and charges by reference to the costs chargeable by the Council to the Cost Centre(s) covering the licensing of Taxis.

I ask the Council to provide the following information at the earliest opportunity:-

a) Please provide a copy of any report submitted by Licensing officers to the Head of Function or any Council body to request authority to implement the most recently revised scale of fees.

b) Please provide a copy of the financial estimates for the operation of the Taxi Licensing function for 2012/13

c) Please provide details of the number of vehicle licenses, driver licenses and operator licenses the Council envisages issuing in the current year.

d) Please provide a copy of the Job description of each member of staff wholly or partly employed in the carrying out of the vehicle, driver and operator licensing function. For staff not wholly employed on such activity please advise the percentage of time charged to the taxi and non-taxi activity in their job descriptions.

e) Please advise details of the staff and management structure in respect of taxi licensing.

f) Please advise details of staff costs charged directly to the licensing account
NB. I only request details of the posts and the aggregated total annual forecast cost including all Employer’s on-costs.

g) Please provide a copy of the Subjective Cost Centre(s) Budget(s) for taxi licensing activity showing the estimated costs and income for 2012/13 against each relevant nominal ledger code. Please also supply a copy of the year to date outturn to the last available accounting period and any forecast outturn for the current financial year.

h) Please provide details of how recovery of corporate overhead and any other indirect or apportioned charges are calculated for the Taxi Licensing Subjective cost centre(s).

i) Please advise, under the Council’s Constitution and scheme of delegation, which
Cabinet member(s) and Officers have responsibility for the determination of the
Council’s policies and practice in respect of any matters relating to its powers
under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and The Local Government

Yours faithfully,

charles Oakes

Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Oakes

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: NBH/993G47

Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 24th June 2013.

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Yours sincerely

Cath Cryer
Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
M60 2LA

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Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Oakes

I refer to your information request received on 24/06/13.

The information you requested has taken longer than anticipated to
collate.  A full response will be forwarded to you no later than 5 August


Ann Marku
Principal Licensing Officer (Taxis)
Planning, Building Control & Licensing
Manchester City Council
PO Box 271
M18 8YU
M18 8EQ (sat Nav)
Email: [email address] or
[email address] for general taxi licence enquiries


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They asked for more time and still did not get it here on time.

Manchester City Council

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Dear Mr Oakes,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information Request,
received on 24 June 2013.

(See attached file: Response.pdf)
(See attached file: Appendix 1 for annual fees report final 20.2.12.xls)
(See attached file: Appendix 2 annual fees report final 20.2.12.xls)(See
attached file: Fees responses April 2012 Final.pdf)(See attached file: Fee
response report April 2012 Appendix A.pdf)(See attached file: Fee responses
April 2012 Appendix B.pdf)(See attached file: Taxi licensing outturn
(See attached file: Proposed fee changes 2012 FINAL 20.2.pdf)(See attached
file: Licensing unit structure .pdf)(See attached file: Admin Assistant -
gorton garage.pdf)(See attached file: Licensing Panel Officer - JD and PS -
revised - June 08.pdf)(See attached file: Finance Officer - JD-PS - amended
V2 April 2011.pdf)(See attached file: JDPS,RK443.pdf)
(See attached file: JDSCSO April 2010.pdf)(See attached file: Licensing
Asst - JD-PS UPdate July 2011.pdf)

Yours sincerely,

Adele Officer
Complaints and Freedom of Information Officer
Research and Performance
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532, Town Hall
Manchester, M60 2LA

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