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Changes to taxi licensing policy

On the 13th of April 2021 the council approved a new taxi and private hire licensing policy. Some of the changes to the policy are: 

Hackney Carriage and private hire drivers

Hackney Carriage and private hire vehicles

  • CCTV in licensed vehicles (from April 2023)
  • emissions standards for licensed vehicles
  • a suitability test for vehicle proprietors
  • a transparent policy on executive hires

Private hire operators

  • a defined 'fit and proper' test for licensed operators
  • improved staff training and vetting
  • improved procedures for
    • vetting drivers/vehicles allocated bookings
    • advertising
    • sub-contracting
    • tariff display
    • pickup/drop off procedures

Please read the full Icon for pdf updated taxi policy 2021 [1.46MB] here.