National Register of Taxi Licence Refusals and Revocations (NR3)

A new National Register of Taxi Licence Refusals and Revocations (NR3) aims to prevent drivers who have had a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle (PHV) licence revoked or an application refused, from going to another authority to dishonestly secure a licence by failing to disclose their previous licensing history. 

NR3 will enable licensing authorities to share details of individuals who have had a licence revoked or an application refused. 

Newport City Council began using NR3 from 1 March 2019 and from this point:  

  • all applications for new Hackney Carriage/PHV licences and for renewals will be checked on the NR3 
  • where an existing licence is revoked or an application for renewal or a new licence is refused, this will be recorded on NR3

Historic information on refusals and revocations of licences for up to 25 years will also be added to the register.

Relevant data entered onto NR3 relating to existing licence holders may be considered as part of future renewal processes. 

The information recorded on NR3 will be limited to your: 

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

Information will be held on NR3 for 25 years.  

If an applicant’s details are flagged on NR3 during a search this will be followed up separately between authorities. 

Although licensing authorities will still be required to consider each application on its own merits, the introduction of NR3 will help ensure that they are able to do so on the basis of all relevant information. 

Data protection 

All data processing and sharing undertaken by Newport City Council on the NR3 and with other authorities in regard to entries on the NR3 will be undertaken in accordance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

The legal basis for processing this information is that it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the licensing authority, that is, assessing whether an individual is a fit and proper person to hold a hackney carriage or PHV licence.

It is not intended that NR3 data will be transferred out of the UK. 

If you wish to raise any issue related to the data protection legislation, including by relying on any of the rights afforded to data subjects under the GDPR, you can do so to Newport City Council’s Data Protection Officer on (01633) 656656. 

You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.  

TRA100377 5/4/2019