Campaign for national minimum standards for taxi and private hire licensing

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 Why are we launching this campaign?

  • Our research shows that some current local licensing requirements for taxi and private hire drivers are inadequate and put passengers at risk
  • Our research shows that in some areas drivers with convictions for violent offences including battery and actual bodily harm are being granted taxi and private hire driver licences
  • Licensing authorities need better access to information about a driver’s history when deciding whether to grant a licence

What are we are calling for?

National minimum standards for taxi and private hire vehicle driver licensing, to include:

  • Mandatory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and barred list checks for all drivers
  • A national policy that clearly specifies which crimes and behaviours result in revocation of driver licences
  • A national database of taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) driver licence revocations and refusals
  • A review of the framework used by the police to disclose crimes and behaviours carried out by taxi and PHV drivers

Find our report at www.suzylamplugh.org



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