Licensing policies and regulations for taxis and private hire services, including accessibility issues.

Guidance to local authorities and operators on provisions in the Equality Act in respect of taxis

Guidance to local authorities and taxi and PHV operators on sections of the Equality Act which are being commenced in October.

15 September 2010

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing: Best Practice Guidance

Department for Transport guidance to assist local licensing authorities in carrying out their taxi and private hire vehicle licensing functions.

02 March 2010

Review of the impact of the repeal of the private hire vehicle contract exemption

This report fulfils the Government’s commitment to evaluate the impact of the repeal of the PHV contract exemption. The repeal was included in the Road Safety Act 2006 and took effect in January 2008. The report contains evidence collected from stakeholders, explains the impact of the change and enables Government to consider what action it might take to address concerns.

04 February 2010

Guidance and information for private hire vehicle owners on how to get started

Guidance and information for private hire vehicle owners on how to get started, register and provide a local bus service.

30 November 2009

Guidance for operators of stretch limousines (293 kb)

Advice to help persons who run a limousine hire business to operate within the law. Advice on correctly licensing a limousine to carry paying passengers with the appropriate authorities, and how to register it with DVLA.

22 September 2009

Road Safety Act 2006: Private Hire Vehicles - Guidance Note

Guidance note to assist local licensing authorities and those who think that they might be affected by the changes to private hire vehicle licensing laws contained in sections 53 and 54 of the Road Safety Act 2006.

26 November 2007

Taxi Licensing: Review of Local Authority Quantity Control Policies

A summary of the responses to the request made by DfT to local licensing authorities in England & Wales (outside London) who control taxi numbers to undertake a review of their policies.

19 October 2005

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