Decision details

Hackney Carriage Licences

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose of Report: This report advises the Executive of the ‘unmet demand’ survey which has been undertaken with regards to hackney carriage vehicles and the decision of the Licensing Committee on 7 June 2022 to recommend to the Executive (and Council in due course) that nine hackney carriage licences be issued, bringing the total up to 190, and that these be issued to the type of vehicle identified below.

The Executive will be asked to recommend to Council that the nine licences be issued to wheelchair accessible vehicles, which are also fully electric or plug in electric hybrid, and black in colour in accordance with Option 1.


Recommended:  That Council approve a change to the Taxi Licensing Policy in respect of the type of vehicle to which new hackney carriage licences will be issue; those being wheelchair accessible, ‘fully electric’ or ‘plug in electric hybrid London taxis’, and black in colour (as specified in detail in paragraph 25 of the report to Executive), in accordance with Option 1 in the report.


Reason:              To help meet unmet demand for hackney carriage vehicles, particularly from users with a disability, as well as providing a more environmentally friendly and easily recognisable hackney carriage fleet in the city in response to the declared climate emergency and continuing desire to improve air quality.

Report author: Matthew Boxall

Publication date: 29/07/2022

Date of decision: 28/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/07/2022 - Executive

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