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Taxi and PHV Best Practice Guidance will be released ‘later this year’ confirms minister



The release of Best Practice Guidance for taxi and private hire vehicle licensing authorities in England will arrive later this year confirms minister.


Vicky Foxcroft MP, the Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions, queried the Secretary of State for Transport about the publication of the Government's response to the Best Practice Guidance for taxi and private hire vehicle licensing authorities in England consultation.

During a parliamentary written questions session, Richard Holden MP and minister for Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed that the Government's response to the consultation is scheduled to be published later this year.


The release is seen as crucial for many and will provide updated guidelines for taxi and private hire vehicle licensing authorities across the country.


The consultation, which sought input from industry stakeholders and the public, aimed to address common concerns surrounding the licensing process for taxi and private hire vehicles. It focused on improving standards, ensuring passenger safety, and promoting fair competition within the industry.

Taxi and private hire vehicle licensing authorities play a vital role in regulating and overseeing the operation of these services, including issues such as driver background checks, vehicle safety standards, and driver training requirements. The Best Practice Guidance serves as a reference for these authorities, assisting them in making informed decisions and maintaining consistent standards across the country.


Richard Holden MP, Department for Transport (DfT), said: “The Department intends to publish the Government's response to the consultation on updated Best Practice Guidance for taxi and private hire vehicle licensing authorities in England later this year.”

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