Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle licensing

Closed 30 Apr 2020

Opened 11 Mar 2020


We are reviewing our policies and procedures for licensing hackney carriages and private hire vehicles. This is part of our taxi strategy, where we will look at all areas of taxi licensing to see where improvements can be made.

Please note: In view of the Covid 19 pandemic we have extended the closing date for this consultation to 30 April.

Why We Are Consulting

Our aim is to provide our services in the most efficient and robust way, in order to ensure public safety. We would like to hear what the taxi trade, the travelling public, responsible authorities and other parties have to say on our proposed changes.

What Happens Next

The responses to this consultation will be collated by officers and then reported to councillors with recommendations for change. The City Mayor will decide whether to go ahead with the proposals, amend them or reject them. His decision will be published in due course.


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Taxi / private hire drivers
  • Taxi operators


  • Adult social care and safeguarding
  • Public health
  • Adult social care
  • Schools
  • Children's social care and safeguarding
  • Services for young people
  • Services for younger children and families
  • Education and children's services
  • Children, young people and families
  • Neighbourhood services
  • Community safety
  • Community cohesion
  • City development and neighbourhoods
  • Local government
  • Public transport
  • Parking
  • Tackling worklessness
  • City centre
  • Business and enterprise
  • Tourism
  • Skills
  • Employment and skills