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Private hire operator licence

In order to ensure the safety of the public any person who operates a private hire service must apply to the Licensing Authority for a private hire operator’s licence.

All applications for a grant or renewal of a private hire operator’s licence will be determined in the same manner as that of a driver in respect of  assessing whether an applicant is a “fit and proper” person.

There is no judicially approved test with regard to assessment of a fit and proper person however when determining whether a driver is fit and proper the Authority will consider amongst other things; the applicant’s relevant skills, knowledge, experience, qualifications, medical fitness, criminal record and previous history as a licence holder. The cautions and convictions which the Licensing Authority consider to be relevant offences when considering an application for either the grant or renewal of a licence are provided in Appendix A in the taxi policy.

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