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Standard PSV Licence Granted Despite Failure to Notify Change of Circumstances

A sole-trader operator, represented at Public Inquiry by Martin Smith, with a Restricted PSV Operator’s Licence left his main employment and set up a limited company. He was at the time the sole director of that company and upon passing his Transport Manager CPC qualification the company applied for a Standard International PSV Licence. In correspondence the sole-trader indicated that he did not see the need to notify the Office of the Traffic Commissioner of the change in his employment position and confirmed that it was not his intention to surrender his Restricted PSV Operator’s Licence.

At the Public Inquiry the Traffic Commissioner was satisfied that notwithstanding the failure to notify of the change in circumstances, the sole trader had not obtained an unfair commercial advantage. A Standard National PSV Licence was granted.

Lesson: A failure to notify a change of circumstances can easily lead to a failed application or the revocation of an existing licence. Get your paperwork right and notify the Office of the Traffic Commissioner of everything that you have undertaken to notify them of.

Case Details

Case Name: Standard PSV Licence Granted Despite Failure to Notify Change of Circumstances
Case Date: September 2017
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