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Click here to download the DFT's advice dated 13 May 2020

To reduce face to face contact in light of the Government’s latest update on Covid19, we are taking the following steps:

Please submit licensing applications electronically for the foreseeable future and ensure that they are submitted well in advance of the renewal date. Six weeks before the expiry of the licence is acceptable. Payments can still be made by calling us on 01757 705101.

Applications can be scanned or photographed (please make sure that they are readable). If you need advice or have a query about an application or licence please email us - licensing@selby.gov.uk.

Please do not visit the Civic Centre unannounced, as it is closed to the public and we cannot guarantee that there will be anybody available to see you.  

Please make sure we have an up to date email address to contact you on and keep checking the Covid-19 pages on this website for the latest updates.  

The Licensing Team will do all that they can to help you and your business through the next few months and recommend that you email us if you have any concerns at all. However, the onus is on you to ensure that any licence you have remains active and valid, following this advice.

The following links may be of use:

Fraud Warning - taxis asked to deliver meat

Find out about the deferred payment extension

Information about the Leeds Clean Air Charging Zones  - Requested to be delayed until January 2021 

Update for taxi drivers 23 March 2020, regarding vehicle renewals and testing of vehicles

Read here the Government's latest advice in regards to MOT tests due from the 30 March 2020.

Department for Transport March 2020 advice:

Taxis and private hire vehicles can continue to work. But the advice is absolutely clear - people should stay at home if possible.  The public should avoid travel unless absolutely essential. 

Clearly if absolutely necessary to travel by taxi or private hire vehicle, best efforts should be used to follow the guidance as far as is practically possible, including washing your hands as soon as you get home.

Critical Worker Status

Taxi and private hire drivers should not generally be considered Critical Workers. Those undertaking Home to School transport or the transport of ‘extremely vulnerable’ people may be considered critical workers on a case-by-case basis. Critical workers should also whenever possible make suitable arrangements for their children to stay at home; requests for children to attend school should be discussed with the school.

If you are looking at purchasing a wheelchair accessible vehicle or applying for a certificate of conformance for a recently converted vehicle, please speak to the licensing team in the first instance for guidance.

Information on the prospective Leeds Clean air zone

 

The Air Quality (Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019

From October 2019 the Council will be required under the above Regulations to provide information to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) about all hackney carriages and private hire vehicles licensed by Selby District Council to the above database. The information given will be, registration marks of vehicles, date from which licences have effect, date on which licences are due to expire, whether vehicles are taxis or  a private hire vehicles and such other information we hold for the purposes of ensuring the accurate identification of vehicles (pursuant to the Air Quality (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019), to enable Defra to create a database to support the operation of charging clean air zones by local authorities or other air quality plans.  The guidance for authorities contains fuller details about the database and the need for it, please see this link for more information.

Manchester Airport Free Drop Off Information

Hackney Carriage Fare increase 1 April 2019

Over the course of 2018 a number of new driving rules and laws are coming into force across the UK. Drivers are remindered to keep up to date with the latest legislation.

Letter of changes, dated 2nd November 2017

Since November 2017 all new applicants are required to pass a Knowledge and Safeguarding course in York. All details about this course can be viewed on the 'Drivers' page and will be discussed during your interview with the licensing team. As well as this all new applicants will need to sign up to the DBS update service.

Agenda and invitation to Forum Meeting May 19

Letter to Hackney Carriage drivers April 19

Christmas update - extension of Taxi licensing policy update and forum meetings 2019

Minutes from the Taxi Licensing Forum 5 December 2018

HC Fare Consultation

Consultation Letter between the period of 24 September 2018 - 8 October 2018

Letter to Hackney Carriage Drivers from PCS Leisure Ltd

Licensing update - July 2018

Letter to exising drivers - Mandatory Safeguarding course (April 18)

Letter to licence holders to read the Taxi Licensing Policy

Guidance for vehicles due MOT after 31.7.2020