Taxi consultation - regarding vehicle age limits, the limit on the number of hackney carriages, and proposals to encourage more Ultra Low Emission Vehicles

Closed 31 Aug 2016

Opened 1 Aug 2016


We are consulting on three issues:

  1. We are considering making changes to the current age policy for hackney carriages and private hire vehicles because we are concerned that many of the older vehicles are not being maintained to a suitable standard.
  2. We are looking at whether or not to remove the existing limit on the number of hackney carriage licences that the council issues. Removing the limit would bring us in line with Department of Transport guidance and enable us to introduce Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, which would also help improve air quality in Leicester.
  3. We are also considering whether all new hackney carriages should be ULEVs, which means that over time all existing vehicles would also need to be replaced by ULEVs

Why We Are Consulting

We want to hear what the taxi trade and members of the public think about these important issues. To complete the survey please click on the link below.

What Happens Next

Once the consultation has closed we will anaylse the responses and present the results to the Assistant City Mayor, along with officers' recommendations. The Assistant City Mayor's decision will be made available on this website. Any changes that are made as a result of this consultation will be confirmed in writing to individual vehicle proprietors.


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