Agenda item

Review of Policies and Conditions relating to Hackney Carriages, Private Hire Vehicles and their Drivers and Operators

Report of the Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services


The Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report (previously circulated) to seek approval for the final draft of the Council’s revised policy document in respect of Hackney Carriages and Private Hire vehicles, their drivers and operators, which was due to take effect from 1 January 2021.


The submitted report presented the Council’s draft Taxi Licensing Policy, which reflected legislative changes relating to licensing, for approval, following public consultation. The submitted report also noted that the draft Policy included the latest government and professional body guidelines, along with new statutory standards, and that the draft Policy has been supported by the General Licensing Committee at its meeting held on the 10 November 2020.


RESOLVED – That the revised Taxi Licensing Policy be approved, and applied to all licences with effect from 1 January 2021.


REASONS – (a) The introduction and reinforcing of these measures ensures the protection of the general public, in particular children and vulnerable adults.


(b) To provide an enforcement framework that takes account of legislative changes and amendments, whilst providing encouragement and support to the taxi trade in the Borough.

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