Taxi & Private Hire Licensing: Additional Licensing Safeguarding Proposals Consultation

Please find below information on and details of a consultation that may be of interest to you.

Additional Licensing Safeguarding Proposals

What are the proposals?

The full report presented to Licensing Committee on 7October 2014 can be found by clicking here.

 The overall aim is to identify licensing controls  which will contribute to increased public safety and reduce the risk of inappropriate behaviour, including sexually motivated behaviour, to the travelling public.  This could be achieved by;

  •  A more appropriate point of entry ‘fit & proper person’ test
  • Expanding the reporting requirements for licensed drivers of incidents in which allegations are made about them to the Police
  • Adopting an increased frequency of DBS checking

Why is this being reviewed?

The existing licensing  controls at the point of entry to the licensed trade could be improved upon in respect of non UK residents although any proposals must be carefully considered to balance the human rights of individuals, areas of equality and public safety responsibilities.

It is suggested that the proposals strengthen the decision making process and these are now presented for public consultation.

Consultation timescales 
A 1 month period of consultation has been agreed. 

Consultation closes:

Monday 10th November 2014

Further information can be found on our webpage

Talking Point, the Council’s consultation tool, will also shortly be updated with an online questionnaire.

You are invited to submit your views via email;

 Or write to us at;
Taxi & Private Hire Licensing
225 York Road