As a licensing authority we have a legal duty to work with the new Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards published by the Department for Transport in July 2020.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has recommended that all licensing authorities make a policy document for customers, that brings together all their procedures on taxi and private hire vehicle licensing. This should include policies on convictions, a ‘fit and proper’ person or ‘suitability’ test, conditions of licence and vehicle specifications and standards.
Our draft policy
As part of this we have produced a Draft Taxi and Private Hire Policy and we are seeking your views.
We'll be running a consultation for 10 weeks starting on 25 June 2021 and finishing at 00:00 hours on 3 September 2021.
Whilst the focus of the Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards is on protecting children and vulnerable adults, it's thought that all passengers will benefit from the recommendations contained in it.
Once you've taken a look at the Draft Statement of Taxi and Private Hire policy we'd like to get your feedback. You can fill in the survey to let us know your views, you have until 3 September 2021.