Consultation on dual taxi driver licences
From: 22/09/2017 To: 22/10/2017.
We are seeking your views regarding the introduction of Dual Taxi Driver Licences for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire for those currently licensed within Harborough District Council.
The council have received requests from licensed Hackney Carriage Drivers to consider introducing Dual Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence. This will allow a dual licence holder to drive both a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle, licensed by Harborough District Council
We understand that in some situations a Taxi Company may find themselves in a situation where they have a Private Hire Vehicle and a Hackney Carriage Driver available. In this situation the available driver may not be able to drive the Private Hire Vehicle. By replacing the Hackney Carriage Driver Licence with a Dual Driver Licence that driver would be able to drive the Private Hire Vehicle, providing the Taxi Company with some flexibility to meet customer demands.
We would like to hear your views on the introduction of a Dual Taxi Driver Licence for both Hackney Carriage and Private hire Drivers.
The consultation closes on 22 October 2017.