Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing - Best Practice Guidance for Licensing Authorities in England

Closed 8 Mar 2024

Opened 15 Dec 2023


This consultation is in light of proposed changes to the Council’s taxi licensing policies and procedures, mainly as a result of guidance published by the Government.

The topics include:

  • Inclusive service plans
  • Driver medical certification
  • Private hire drivers working with multiple operators
  • Removal of signage on private hire vehicles
  • Certificates of Good Conduct
  • Daily walkaround checks of vehicles
  • Removing age limits in place of an emissions limit
  • Driver training every licence renewal
  • Defining assistance dogs
  • Allowing MOT certificates from any testing station
  • Private hire vehicle operators as agent/principle


Please ensure you have read the draft documents at the bottom of this page under the ‘Related’ section.

Why your views matter

The Council must have due regard to guidance published by the Government.

What happens next

A summary of relevant feedback from the consultation will be considered by the Regulatory Committee in due course.


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