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Institute of Licensing (IoL) Consultation: Review of Suitability Guidance for taxi and private hire licensing

Source: Institute of Licensing (IoL) published on this website Thursday 11 July 2024 by Jill Powell

The Institute of Licensing (IoL) invites views from all interested parties on its draft revised guidance: ‘Suitability Guidance: Guidance on determining the suitability of applicants and licensees in the taxi and private hire industry’.

The Guidance is intended to assist local licensing authorities in considering their own local licensing policies on determining the suitability of applicants and licence holders for taxi and private hire licensing.  

The original guidance was published in April 2018, which was closely mirrored in the  annex at section 10 of the DfT's Statutory taxi and private hire vehicle standards, published in 2020.  The review has been conducted by the IoL’s Suitability Guidance Working Group 

The consultation will close on 30 September 2024, and all responses should be submitted via the online survey available here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Suitability_Guidance_Consultation_July2024/

A print version of the survey can be downloaded here.