Consultation outcome

Public service vehicle operator licensing and tribunal rules: legislative changes

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Further to this consultation, the Department for Transport (DfT) will consider:

  • bringing forward legislation to change PSV operator licensing - including the option of introducing a provisional licence on a conditional basis while further checks are carried out, which was supported by most respondents
  • introducing formal tribunal rules, which the majority of respondents agreed will be beneficial to the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain’s tribunal functions

Detail of feedback received

A summary of public feedback is included in the consultation outcome.

Original consultation


Suggests changing public service vehicle rules so that operations begin sooner and introducing formal tribunal rules in traffic commissioner tribunal functions.

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Consultation description

We are suggesting and seeking opinion on:

  1. changing the rules to allow public service vehicle operators, who have met the necessary criteria for licensing, to commence vehicle operations as soon as possible
  2. whether to create the power to introduce formal tribunal rules for the tribunal functions carried out by traffic commissioner


Consultation into making legislative changes to the operator licensing system

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Published 3 April 2019
Last updated 18 August 2020 + show all updates
  1. Published summary of responses, impact assessment and outcome.

  2. First published.