Policies - Hackney carriage and private hire licence

Licensing policy

Policy review

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council reviewed its current hackney carriage and private hire vehicle licensing policies and conditions in response to a mandate issued by the Minister for Transport to incorporate the Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards into our policy document.

The primary aim was to ensure that high standards of public safety are maintained throughout the operations of the licensed taxi trade.

Consultation overview

The consultation period ran from 3 March 2022 until 30 June 2022 and was open to comment from:

  • Hackney and private hire drivers
  • Operators of hackney carriage and private hire vehicles
  • Hackney carriage and private hire users
  • Interested parties including:
    • Disability groups
    • Local partnership groups
    • Transport user groups
    • Hinckley BID
    • Town and parish councils
    • The National Taxi & Private Hire Association
    • Ward councillors
    • Members of the public

Policy adoption

The policy document was approved by the council on 1 November 2022.

How to obtain a copy of the policy

You can download the Taxi licensing policy 2022 (PDF)

Last updated: ‎14‎/‎11‎/‎2023‎ ‎11‎:‎09‎