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Coronavirus: Licensing - Taxis

You should wear a face covering when using taxis or private hire vehicles. A taxi driver or private hire vehicle operator may be entitled to refuse to accept you if you do not wear a face covering.

The risk of transmission is small at 2 metres and where possible, you should maintain 2 metres distance.

If you cannot keep a 2 metre distance, reduce the risk to yourself and others by maintaining a 1 metre distance where possible, and taking suitable precautions.

Follow the advice of the driver. For example, you may be asked to sit in the back left-hand seat if travelling alone. You may want to check with your taxi or private hire operator before travelling if they have put any additional measures in place.

You should use contactless payment if possible, or find out if you can pay online in advance.

Be aware of the surfaces you touch. Be careful not to touch your face. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing.

When finishing your journey wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands as soon as possible.

Only travel into, out of and within areas under local lockdown if your travel is essential.

Type of licence Duration Fee
Private Hire Operator (New Application) 5 Yearly £452.00
Private Hire Operator (Renewal) 5 Yearly £452.00
Private Hire Driver (New Application) 3 Yearly £330.00
Private Hire Driver (Renewal) 3 Yearly £330.00
Private Hire Vehicle Annual £164.00
Private Hire Exceptional Vehicle Six Months £164.00
Hire Company Vehicle 3 months £164.00
Transfer of Ownership   £123.00
Vehicle detail change PH   £123.00
Hackney Carriage Driver (New Application) 3 Yearly £330.00
Hackney Carriage Driver (Renewal) 3 Yearly £330.00
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Annual £164.00
Vehicle detail change HC   £123.00
Private Hire & Hackney Carriage Driver (New Application) (Combined) 3 Yearly £330.00
Private Hire & Hackney Carriage Driver (Renewal) (Combined) 3 Yearly £330.00
Knowledge Tests   £37.00
Oral Assessment (English Language) (New Application)   £28.99
DBS – U Check   £50.40
Upgrade from Hackney Carriage Driver/Private Hire Driver to Combined Driver   £82.00
Wheelchair Test (Upgrade from Private Hire to Combined Driver)   £33.50