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Review And Update of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Taxi Licensing Policy

The Committee are recommended to make changes to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Taxi Licensing Policy.

Decision type: Non-key - Low

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/05/2019

Decision due: 8 Jul 2019 by Licensing Committee

Department: Licensing

Contact: Wangari Njiiri, Environmental Health and Licensing Support Team Leader Email: Wangari.Njiiri@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This item will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: Cambridge City Council conducted a consultation between the 4th February and Sunday 10th March 2019, to review the proposed changes to the policy. The consultation proposals included; 1. To make it mandatory for licensed vehicles (Private Hire vehicle only, Hackney Carriage Vehicles only, or all licenced vehicles) to carry a card payment device that can accept debit/card payments. 2. To add information within the Policy regarding the NR3 database and data sharing arrangements. The database contains information on driver refusals and revocations, providing a mechanism for licensing authorities to share details of such individuals and data is retained on NR3 for 25 years. All new applications for new licences and licence renewals will be automatically checked on the register. If information matches individual being searched, Cambridge City Licensing team can request further information from the authority who recorded entry.