TAXI vehicle licence plates could be issued annually in a move Rotherham Council says would save the trade £28,785 a year.
Consultation is open until next week on proposals to switch from issuing at each compliance check, which varies depending on a vehicle’s age.
Cllr Emma Hoddinott, cabinet member for roads, said: “The council’s taxi licensing policy has come a long way since changes were introduced in 2015 and we are committed to further improving taxi licensing for customers, drivers and operators.
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“We are keen to hear the public’s views on whether the license plates on the car should be tied to the date of inspections, or whether this requirement is no longer needed.”
RMBC says the change would be more efficient, cutting the number of plates which need to be printed each year by 1,500.
The authority is also required to dispose of all expired plates. These are non-recyclable, meaning 112sq m of plastic a year is currently sent to landfill.
Public consultation at www.rotherham.gov.uk/consultation-feedback closes next Friday (15).