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

Closes 8 Mar 2024

Opened 15 Dec 2023

Overview

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

Important

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.

How will this affect you?

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Voluntary and third sector organisations
  • Community groups
  • Faith / Religious groups
  • Citizens' Panel
  • Professionals and professional bodies
  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Parents, Carers and Guardians
  • Adults
  • Minority ethnic people
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people (LGBT)
  • Older people
  • People with disabilities
  • Service users (current or previous)
  • Students
  • Visitors / Tourists
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Teaching / Educational staff

Interests

  • Children's social care and safeguarding
  • Early help
  • Schools
  • Education and children's services
  • Highways
  • Planning
  • Transport
  • City centre
  • Jobs
  • Businesses
  • Employment
  • Healthy living
  • Community safety
  • Adult social care and safeguarding
  • Council plan