Information for taxi drivers

How to get the latest news about taxi licensing matters.


How to report a change in your medical circumstances

You will need to report to us any change in medical circumstances that may affect your fitness or ability to drive or carry out the duties of a private hire / hackney carriage driver. This can include:

  • Carriage of assistance dogs
  • Handling of heavy loads
  • Helping wheelchair passengers
  • Carrying luggage etc

If this change happens during your licence term and you are not due a full medical, please provide us with a medical report form from your GP that includes:

  • The background to the illness/injury
  • What investigations and/or tests have been done with results
  • What medication has been prescribed
  • Any other illness or medical history
  • A description of the licence holder's general health
  • Copies of outpatient letters or hospital discharge summaries

Our medical advisor will then assess the change in medical circumstances against the DVLA Group 2 standards, which we apply.


Taxi trade board

The taxi trade board meets as and when necessary to discuss issues, policy changes and other licensing related items relevant to the taxi trade. It is open to:

  • Members and/or representatives of the taxi trade
  • Representatives of various enforcement authorities
  • Other stakeholders such as the police, highways authority, South West Trains

We publicise dates of taxi trade board meetings on this page. We circulate the minutes to relevant parties; you can also ask us for a copy.

The taxi trade board is for licensing matters only. If you have any other queries, please contact our licensing team using the contact details on this page.


Taxi trade board (highways)

The taxi trade board highways meetings are held as and when necessary to discuss traffic regulation orders, taxi ranks, parking and other issues related to traffic management and highways, which are relevant to the taxi trade. It is open to:

  • Members and/or representatives of the taxi trade
  • Representatives of various enforcement authorities
  • Other stakeholders such as the police, highways authority

Our technical services team circulates the dates and minutes of the meetings. If you have any queries, please contact our technical services team using the contact details on this page.

 
 

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