Ladies and Gents, please make sure that if your Hackney Carriage Driver's Licence is up for renewal soon you return it to Southampton City Council Licensing Department quickly. Don't put it in a drawer and forget about it!
The DBS disclosure will usually take a minimum of 6 weeks from the date on which you make the application. It is your responsibility to allow enough time for the DBS disclosure to be returned before your licence expires.
I would suggest you use the DBS Update Service which gives the council permission to check your details far quicker than using the old process.