Taxi licensing consultation

We are holding a six week consultation around two taxi licensing issues :

Taxi penalty point and vehicle standards

We are consulting on a different process for monitoring the mechanical standards of private hire operators. Whilst we know that the taxi trade is making an effort to make vehicles safer, the failure rate is still too high and needs to improve.

Policy guidelines on taxi licensing convictions

Our existing policy has been revised to make it clearer how we deal with more serious crimes and convictions. We are consulting on whether people with those crimes and convictions should be allowed to hold a licence at all.

If you are a member of the taxi trade, and you have any objections to either of the above reports, you can submit them by email to

Alternatively, you can write to:

Planning, Building Control and Licensing Services Manager
Town Hall

You have until 6 April 2018 to respond.