Monthly Archives: July 2014

Proposed reduction in driving licence fees

Driving licence fees are set to fall by up to 32% under plans announced today by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, and Transport Minister Claire Perry. The proposals are contained in a public consultation on driver licensing fees.

“Right to Work” identity document validation partnership

NSL Checking Partners with Licence Bureau NSL’s Validation Solutions, experts in identity authentication, has entered into a partnership with leading driver risk company and DVLA official bureau, the Licence Bureau (LB). LB offers a secure online solution that performs driver licence

Licence Bureau supporting Scottish Enterprise

Licence Bureau has secured a contract to provide Scottish Enterprise with licence checking services to cover over 800 drivers who drive their own vehicles whilst on company business Scottish Enterprise identify and exploit opportunities for Scotland’s economic growth by supporting

DVLA new services in development update

In the first issue of this newsletter we provided the background to the DVLA’s commitment to abolish the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence by 2015. This issue contains updates on the new services in development, and also shares

Implemented a robust road risk programme

The Road Risk Manager of the Year Award as sponsored by Licence Bureau recognises the risk or fleet manager who has implemented a robust road risk management programme with proven results. The 2014 winner is Neil Shaw of Ocado. Seen

Les Owen, Senior Compliance Associate at Compliance Bureau, responds to Natalie Middleton, Business Editor, Fleet World question “Are increases in magistrates’ court fine limits draconian?”

Natalie, you bring another good discussion to the forum. I fear the Government is not joined up in its approach to driving on UK roads. Your contributors rightly point out one delay such as young drivers not being allowed to

Driver only able to clearly read a number plate at a distance of just one metre, or 39 inches!

Crash driver, 79, could not read number plate from distance A 79-year-old driver who crashed his 4×4 into a parked lorry could only read a number plate from one metre (39 in) away, police have revealed. The man was driving

Licence Bureau’s Malcolm Maycock quoted in the Daily Telegraph

Please see the article highlighting the DVLA’s new MyLicence system. Read the full article: Database will end drivers’ lies on points and cut car insurance by ‘£15’

FTA reveals most common driving licence failures

The Freight Transport Association has now carried out 10,000 checks on driver licences with its Driver Licence Checking Service, which was developed in conjunction with the Licence Bureau. The service is designed to manage the labour-intensive job on members’ behalf,

£16.6M in fines issued to employers of illegal workers in the UK in the last year

Professional employment provider, giant group has found a growing number of employers and recruiters are still failing to adequately assess an individual’s right to work in the UK. The group obtained data under the Freedom of Information Act and found

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