Statutory guidance

Traffic commissioners: finance, September 2017, November 2018 and January 2019

Sets out how the requirements for available finance might be met.

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This document has been superseded by the Traffic Commissioners: finance, March 2019.



The Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain issues guidance and directions under section 4C(1) of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (as amended).

This guidance explains how the Senior Traffic Commissioner believes that traffic commissioners should interpret the law in relation to the requirements for financial standing.

The directions are addressed to the traffic commissioners in respect of the approach to be taken by staff acting on behalf of individual traffic commissioners. They dictate the operation of delegated functions in relation to the requirements for financial standing.

This document replaces the previous version dated September 2017.

Published 7 December 2017
Last updated 18 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Statutory Document updated with new version.

  2. The document has been amended to take account of the 2019 financial levels for standard applicants and licence holders.

  3. Statutory Document 2 updated.

  4. First published.