Taxis: consultation underway!

Leeds City Council are carrying out a consultation on the licensing of taxi drivers (Hackney carriage and licensed private hire) and criminal convictions. It's in two parts, "Taxi and Private Hire Licensing: Convictions Criteria" and "Private Hire Operator Conditions". The first is an online questionnaire, and for the second part responses are encouraged by email.

We have sent in a response, using some of your comments and reports of less-than-perfect driving behaviour from taxi drivers - it's attached below. Feel free to send in your own responses - you can send them to the taxi licensing address on the consultation webpage, or check the Licensing Committee to see whether any of your local Councillors are members and contact them directly.