The Council has adopted a new Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy which is effective from 1 September 2022.

The adoption of the new Policy was prompted by the publication by the Government of the Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards, which provide instructive guidance to licensing authorities on how they should use their taxi and private hire licensing powers to protect children and vulnerable individuals over the age of 18 from harm when using these services. 

Download a copy of the new policy

Hackney carriages, private hire vehicles, drivers, and their booking offices must all be licensed separately.

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