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News update - Changes for taxi, private hire or scrap metal licence applications and renewals from April 2022
New legislation from the government means that, from 4 April 2022, all taxi drivers, taxi operators, scrap metal dealers and scrap collectors will have a new requirement to prove to their licensing authority that they are registered for tax when they renew their licence.

You can find more information on News update - changes from April 2022

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Taxi and private hire licensing enforcement

Proactive enforcement of the taxi and private hire licensed trade is undertaken by means of on street inspections, investigations, operator base visits and the ad-hoc use of recording equipment. Our Enforcement team work closely with both West Midlands Police and other partner agencies to carry out enforcement operations and to take action on illegal activities.

Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are an important mode of local transport, and as such, have a specific role to play in an integrated transport system. They are able to provide safe, secure and comfortable transport, providing an on-request door-to-door service in various circumstances, including where public transport may not be available, or for those with mobility difficulties.

The aim of the Policy is to regulate the provision of a robust taxi and private hire licensing system, which ensures that the public travel safely, receive a good level of service and drivers and operators are not overly burdened by unnecessary conditions.

Black Country Regulators Operating Framework

Taxi Agent Guide

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