More time for taxis

Buckinghamshire Council is asking people who use or drive taxis or mini cabs to comment on proposed new rules which it will bring in next year. Following public demand, the original close date has moved from 21 December to 4 January to give people a few extra days to put in their comments.

The proposed draft taxi licensing policy sets out how the council proposes to regulate taxis and minicabs across all of Buckinghamshire. It has been drafted based on national legislation and on local public feedback from a survey which was run earlier this year.

Over 500 people gave their comments and feedback in a four week survey which the council ran in September.  Using comments from the survey and working within national guidelines, the Council’s Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy aims to:

•          protect the public

•          maintain and develop professional and respected hackney carriage and private hire trades

•          enable access to an efficient and effective local transport service

•           update the policy to reflect current best practice


A summary of the policy and the full draft document is available online. You can comment on the draft licensing policy online until 4  January 2021

or by phoning 01494 421222 to request a paper copy.