Aims of Licensing

The aim of licensing the hackney carriage trade is, primarily, to protect the public as well as to ensure that the public has reasonable access to these services, because of the part they play in local transport provision. It is important that the authority’s Hackney Carriage Licensing powers are used to ensure that licensed vehicles in the Borough are safe, comfortable, properly insured and available where and when required.

The Hackney Carriage industry within the Council’s area is comprehensive and provides its population with a reasonable service. To builds on the industry’s existing strengths.


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