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Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle drivers and operators are in a position of trust in respect of the safety and welfare of their passengers.  The Licensing Authority, through its Licensing Team, is committed to ensuring hackney carriage and private hire vehicle drivers & operators are "fit and proper" to undertake their work.

To support this commitment this council has reviewed its Application Policy and Guidelines Relating to the Relevance of Convictions.   The changes were made in order to have a policy that better reflects current thinking in light of recent safeguarding issues revealed in the Rotherham area and other associated cases.

The document has been produced with reference to discussions with other Lincolnshire Licensing Authorities and guidelines issued by the Local Government Association.

The relevance of convictions guidelines are essentially a yardstick against which the seriousness of offences can be judged, in terms to the impact they should have in determining a licence application or, if the licence has been granted, what effect they should have on an individual's continuing suitability to hold that licence.

It is considered good practice to produce policies and guidelines of this kind to assist decision-making and allow applicants to understand, in advance, what the Licensing Authority would generally consider to be acceptable when judging a candidate's fitness for licensing.

A copy of the Application Policy and Guidelines relating to the relevance of convictions can be viewed here pdf icon Convictions Policy [92kb]


The following documents are available to assist the taxi trade.

Please use the links on the right to access other relevant taxi information.

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, please contact taxi licensing.

Related documents

Size Name
[41kb] Code of Conduct for Taxi Drivers Code of Conduct for Taxi Drivers
[26kb] Advance Notice for events affecting town centre taxi ranks - 2017 events affecting town centre taxi ranks - 2017
[92kb] Application Policy and Guidelines relating to the relevance of Convictions - current Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Driver Convictions Policy
[37kb] Byelaws Taxi byelaws
[247kb] Hackney Carriage Guidance Booklet - 2017 - V.4.1 Hackney Carriage Guidance Booklet
[227kb] Private Hire Guidance Booklet - 2017 V.4.1 Private hire guidance booklet
[34kb] Fees & Charges 2017-18 Taxi fees and charges 2017/18
[20kb] Tariff Sheet - April 2018 Tariff sheet - April 2018
[25kb] Taxi Rank locations within the Borough Taxi rank locations within the borough
[37kb] Meeting the Needs of Disabled Passengers Meeting the needs of disabled passengers
[25kb] Reporting an Accident-Damage to Licensed Vehicles Reporting an accident/damage to licensed vehicles
[30kb] Notification of Accident form Notification of accident form
[22kb] Change of Address Change of address form
[36kb] MOT Test - Hackney Carriages MOT test information - hackney carriages
[33kb] MOT Test - Private Hire MOT test information - private hire
[25kb] Trailer Information Trailer information
[83kb] Staying Safe - guidance for PH taxi drivers Staying safe - guidance for private hire drivers
[60kb] Staying Safe - guidance for taxi drivers Staying safe - guidance for hackney carriage drivers
[22kb] Taxi driver form requesting to go on website Taxi driver form requesting contact details to go on website
[1Mb] LCC Severe Weather leaflet LCC severe weather leaflet
[22kb] EC and EEA Driving Licences Information regarding EC and EEA driving licences
[698kb] SEASONAL SAFETY Seasonal Safety Information Sheet

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.