Criminal records checks and the statutory guidance

Criminal records checks and the statutory guidance

FollowFollowFollowFollow The concept of ‘fit and proper’ is the cornerstone of hackney carriage and private hire licensing.  In my last PHTM article in August, I looked at fit and proper in the context of the new statutory guidance.  In this article, I want to focus...
Face coverings in licensed vehicles – UPDATED DfT advice

Face coverings in licensed vehicles – UPDATED DfT advice

FollowFollowFollowFollow Following the Government’s announcement that face coverings are now mandatory in all licensed taxis and PHVs, the required regulations and DfT advice has now been issued.  The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a...
New tax checks on taxi/PH licence renewals

New tax checks on taxi/PH licence renewals

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Government has published a policy paper on measures to introduce a new tax check for applications to renew some taxi/PH licences to address parts of the hidden economy.  The Government said “individuals, partnerships (including limited...
Fit & Proper Redefined

Fit & Proper Redefined

FollowFollowFollowFollow The recently published hackney carriage and private hire statutory guidance has introduced, for the first time, a formal definition of ‘fit & proper’.  This is a significant change for new applicants but also existing licence holders.  In...