Tag: private hire vehicle

South Leeds hotels and taxis fail to spot child sexual exploitation

Advice has been given after only four out of 14 hotels and taxis tested in a recent undercover operation to identify risks around child sexual exploitation alerted police with their concerns. The operation saw officers from Leeds District Safeguarding’s Child Vulnerability and Exploitation Team working with neighbourhood policing team colleagues

Council to launch review on taxi vehicle condition standards

Leeds City Council’s Licensing Committee is to embark on a review of vehicle condition standards for hackney and private hire vehicles, following updates to national guidance. The review, led by a sub-committee of Leeds City Council’s Licensing Committee, will consult drivers, the public and passenger groups on potential updates to

Changes to taxi and private hire driver licensing standards approved

During a meeting of Leeds City Council’s Executive Board on 21 September senior councillors approved changes to taxi and private hire driver licensing standards in relation to minor motoring convictions. At the meeting, members of Leeds City Council’s Executive Board approved the adoption of the following set of standards for

Private Hire drivers protest against new Suitability Policy

Private hire drivers have been holding protests, including a go-slow drive through Leeds city centre on Friday 18 March, about alleged unfair treatment from Leeds City Council. Leeds is introducing a new Suitability and Convictions Policy for taxi and private hire drivers as part of a government initiative to improve

Financial support for taxi and private hire trade

Leeds City Council has announced details of a multi-million pound package of measures designed to provide much-needed support to hard-pressed taxi and private hire drivers and operators. The council is making £2.5m available to fund free three-year taxi and private hire licence renewals for drivers, delivering a timely boost to

Businesses invited to apply for Clean Air Zone grants

Leeds City Council is inviting businesses to apply for £23 million worth of financial support being made available to owners, leaseholders, and operators of affected vehicles (taxis, private hire vehicles, buses, coaches and HGVs) to help them prepare for the Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ). Grants and interest-free loans are