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Taxi licenses

Review of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle policy and conditions

We are reviewing our policy and conditions for Hackney Carriages and Private Hire vehicles. We're keen to get the views of licensees, members of the public and partner agencies on a number of proposed changes and issues relating to the policy.

Give us your views

The closing date for this consultation is Sunday 1 March 2020. Please use the contact details at the bottom of this page if you have any difficulties completing the survey or if you have any questions relating to it.

Taxi Licensing - Policy update

The Council are required to change policies from time to time to reflect changes which occur outside of the normal review period for these policies.  The Council have recently changed their policies in respect of Taxi Licensing in several areas in response to the need to reflect national legislation, the need to reflect legal rulings and the need to address serious concerns in relation to public safety.  The changes include, requiring new applicants to prove they have the right to live and work in the UK, requiring all drivers to undertake Child Sexual Exploitation ('CSE') awareness training and the power to respond to circumstances where the Police inform the Council there is a 'pressing social need' to take action to protect the public.  The full changes can be examined below in the documents entitled "Hackney Carriage Driver Licences", "Private Hire Driver Licences" and "Policy on the relevance of criminal conduct and complaints against licence holders".

The Equality Act 2010

This Icon for pdf List of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (Correct as of April 2019) [30.94KB] is designated for the purposes of Section 165 of the above Act.

Home addresses of Gateshead licensed drivers by local authority

The map below shows the local authorities in which drivers licensed by Gateshead Council live. This data is correct as of September 2017

Map showing the local authorities in which drivers licensed by Gateshead Council live

Hackney carriage and private hire documents

Contact us

Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 4741

Taxi Vehicle Testing 
Gateshead Council
Park Road

0191 433 7433

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