All Guildford taxis to take card payments from 1 April

Paying for your taxi journey in Guildford will be easier from 1 April. From this date all Guildford licensed taxis must have a card payment device and accept payments by credit and debit card. Contactless payments will be available and drivers will print a receipt to show you have paid.

Cllr Graham Ellwood, Lead Councillor for Licensing, Environmental Health and Community Safety, said: "We have made these changes to our licensed taxi service to make payments easier and more convenient for all and to improve safety for drivers by removing the need for them to carry large amounts of cash.

"This new payment option adds to our work with the trade making positive changes to protect public safety. We have introduced a livery for taxis, door signs for private hire vehicles and the requirement for drivers to complete a BTEC qualification."

The policy was introduced in February last year, and is a mandatory requirement from 1 April. Passengers will still be able to pay with cash if they prefer.

Published on Tuesday 19 March.