1 Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility (Amendment) Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 1st April 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2007: see above.

2 Increases in fees

2Increases in fees

(1)    The Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000 shall be amended as follows.

(2)    In the regulations specified in column (1) of the Table below, for the amounts specified in column (2) there shall be substituted the amounts specified in column (3).

Table

(1)
Regulation
(2)
Existing Amount (£)
(3)
Substituted Amount (£)
7(2)(a)(i)4345
7(2)(a)(ii)8590
7(2)(b)(i)1516
7(2)(b)(ii)3032
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2007: see reg 1.

Signature

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State

SJ Ladyman

Minister of State

Department for Transport

21st February 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000 (“the 2000 Regulations”). The 2000 Regulations apply to single-deck and double-deck buses, and to single-deck and double-deck coaches, where such vehicles are used to provide local and scheduled services and have a capacity of more than twenty-two passengers.

The fees for accessibility certificates are specified in regulation 7 of the 2000 Regulations. Regulation 2 amends the prescribed fees, which are set out in the Table below. The percentage increases since the fees were last fixed are shown in brackets.

Table

Nature of serviceExisting fee (£)Substituted fee (£)
First application for an accessibility certificate in respect of the vehicle where the vehicle is required to comply with one of Schedules 1, 2 or 3.4345 (4.7%)
First application for an accessibility certificate in respect of the vehicle where the vehicle is required to comply with either Schedules 1 and 2, or Schedules 1 and 3.8590 (5.9%)
Any subsequent application for an accessibility certificate in respect of the vehicle where the vehicle is required to comply with one of Schedules 1, 2 or 3.1516 (6.7%)
Any subsequent application for an accessibility certificate in respect of the vehicle where the vehicle is required to comply with either Schedules 1 and 2, or Schedules 1 and 3.3032 (6.7%)

A full regulatory impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business and the voluntary sector is available from the Department for Transport, 5th floor, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DT (telephone number: 020 7944 2455). A copy has been placed in the library of each House of Parliament. The regulatory impact assessment is annexed to the Explanatory Memorandum which is available alongside the instrument on the OPSI website www.opsi.gov.uk.