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Update on Driving Licensing Review – Information Session

Date: 8th September 2022

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This is a partnership event between CTA and DfT to provide an overview of the current Driving Licensing review – call for evidence

About this event

The Department for Transport (DfT) have launched a call for evidence that seeks views on potential opportunities to improve our driving licensing regime. They wish to explore whether there are any further opportunities that could be available to them that are partly due to the fact that we have left the European Union and have the freedom to change our legislation to improve our testing and licensing regime.

These include whether to grant drivers who have category B car licence entitlement additional entitlement to category C1 (7.5 tonnes) goods vehicle entitlement and whether to grant drivers who have a category B licence entitlement to a minibus category D1 licence.

This event will bring together representatives from DfT and CTA to share with the Community Transport sector the purpose of the call for evidence, how CTA will be responding and why it is important for your organisation to respond.

Date: Thursday 8th September

Time: 10am – 11.30am

Venue: Zoom

Register here

This will directly impact organisations where drivers (volunteers or staff) are currently required to hold a category D1 licence to drive your mini bus., or if you operate box trucks for services such as furniture recycling.

CTA have been discussing this issue with DfT for some time and are pleased that we have this opportunity to gather the evidence and impact that any changes would have for the Community Transport sector.

This link contains the full call for evidence information – https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/driving-licensing-review-call-for-evidence-on-opportunities-for-changes-to-the-driver-licensing-regime/driving-licensing-call-for-evidence

To respond online – complete the survey here – you can also download the full list of Qs


The call for evidence period will begin on 5 August 2022 and will run until 28 October 2022. Please ensure that your response reaches them before the closing date.

If you operate under a Section 19 or 22 Permit when you complete this form your views will be anonymised and shared with us at CTA

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Date 8th September 2022