Hackney carriage and private hire policy

Closed 30 Sep 2018

Opened 1 Aug 2018


The Hackney carriage and private hire policy is an existing policy which has been updated, details of which can be viewed in appendix A to R. The objectives of this policy are to:

To protect the public;

  • Ensure hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are safe, clean, reliable and meet the varying needs of the consumer;
  • Ensure drivers and operators are fit and proper persons;
  • To provide clarity in the licensing process to licensees;

To inform on the Council’s disciplinary and enforcement measures.

Why We Are Consulting

Residents  and those who are involved in the Hackney carriage and private hire trade may wish to comment  on the updated policy. If you have a view or comment that changes need to be made to the policy please send your comments to licensing@reading.gov.uk.

What Happens Next

A report on the response to this consultation will be made at the Council’s licensing  Committee on 28 November 2018.


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