National register of taxi licence refusals and revocations (NR3)

Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Act 2022

The Council must record all instances where it has refused, suspended, chosen not to renew or revoked a driver’s licence based wholly or in part on information relating to the driver concerning safeguarding or road safety on the national database.

The Council must also check the database before it decides whether to grant or renew a driver licence and if there is a record this Council will contact the local authority who created the record to request further information and consider this information when making a decision.

The information recorded on NR3S is limited to  

  •  name
  • date of birth
  • address and contact details
  • national insurance number
  • driving licence number
  • decision taken
  • date of decision
  • date decision effective

and is retained on NR3S for 11 years.

Information will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Any searches, provision or receipt of information of or under NR3S are necessary to the authority’s statutory licensing functions of ensuring that all drivers are fit and proper to hold the applicable licence.

If you wish to raise any issue related to the data protection legislation or submit a subject access request you should contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer.