The Government has confirmed that from May, taxi and private hire national database will be mandatory.

I previously wrote about the proposed national database for licensed taxis and private hire vehicles to assist town and cities enforce clean air zones.

The Government has this week confirmed that statutory regulations have been laid before Parliament that will require licensing authorities to submit certain details of taxis and private hire vehicles to a national database.

The database will be used to enforce charging in clean air or ultra-low emission zones around the country.

The Regulations laid in Parliament will come into force on 1 May 2019.  The effect of this is that from May, licensed taxis and private hire vehicles, irrespective of where they are licensed, will automatically be recognised around the country and will automatically be issued with a charge notice for entering a charging clean air zone if their licensed vehicle does not comply with the relevant emission standard.

Stephen McCaffrey

Regulatory defence barrister specialising in taxi and private hire licensing law, appeals and defence.

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