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Licencing of vehicles to carry guests

In response to queries about vehicle licencing regulations, Northumberland County Council have issued the following statement:

 

'Northumberland County Council is aware of concerns within the tourism sector arising from the use of private/family vehicles which may be used to transport guests and the potential impact upon businesses and the local economy. A commitment has been given to research this issue with the aim of providing advice and guidance to local businesses on the need or otherwise for vehicles and drivers to be licensed. Each individual case will ultimately be considered on merit and will take into account the nature and frequency of use. Further updates will follow when more information or guidance becomes available.'

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