Three millionth licence

16 March 2018

Licence Bureau is celebrating checking its three millionth licence as fleet compliance raises its profile on the corporate agenda.

According to DVLA data Licence Bureau’s volume of licence checks moved from two million to three million checks between June 2016 and February 2018 (20 months). Its previous growth from one to two million checks took 35 months and its first million a decade.

A reduction in licence checking fees, the introduction of convictions online and multi checks per employee have all helped fuel the growth.

The biggest contributor is the imminent arrival of new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation on 25 May. Its requirement to ensure consent, enables employees to access their own data and retention of data means outsourcing this process is much more cost effective.

“A combination of legislation and education has meant compliance is now higher on company agendas of all sizes than ever before,” explained Malcolm Maycock, Licence Bureau’s managing director.

Licence Bureau has also appointed Adele Batsford as its first ever full-time compliance manager who is working with clients to resolve issues around GDPR, as well as helping create new contracts, processes and procedures aligned with its ISO27001 procedures.