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2. Licensing arrangements for new hackney and private hire applicants

We have adopted a change to the current taxi policy in relation to the period of time that new applicants will be initially licensed for.

From February 2017, all hackney carriage drivers, private hire drivers, dual driver licences and private hire operator licences, upon first licensing with this authority, will be issued a licence for an initial period of 1 year (providing the required standards are met).

Thereafter those drivers and licence holders who wish to renew their licences may do so for a period of 3 years or 1 year (or for 5 years for private hire operators).