Taxis (hackney carriage) and private hire vehicles, drivers, and their booking offices must all be licensed separately.

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Taxi and Private Hire Update

The Council has adopted a new Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy which is effective from 1st September 2022.

The adoption of the new Policy was prompted by the publication by the Government of the Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards, which provide instructive guidance to licensing authorities on how they should use their taxi and private hire licensing powers to protect children and vulnerable individuals over the age of 18 from harm when using these services. 

You can download a copy of the new Policy from New Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policies page on the Worcestershire Regulatory Services website.