The Government has said it remains committed to publishing the taxi statutory guidance “shortly”.
Rachel Maclean, Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Transport, was responding to Parliamentary questions from Labour MP Florence Eshalomi who asked the Under-Secretary about the government’s plans for reform of the taxi and private hire licensing regime.
In particular, Ms Eshalomi put the following questions to the Secretary of State for Transport:
Responding to these questions, Ms Maclean said: “The Government will continue to engage with the sector on our plans for reforming the regulation of taxis and private hire vehicles, including options to introduce new legislation. The Department is supporting licensing authorities to make use of their extensive existing powers through statutory taxi and private hire vehicle standards, which will be issued shortly. The Department will consult on updated best practice guidance on other matters later this year.”