Taxi and private hire policies

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which consists of Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds, Kirklees, Wakefield and York, recognises that the role of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers is a professional one. 

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers transport our most vulnerable persons and are often the first point of contact for visitors to each authority.

The overriding requirement of the Council when carrying out this function is the protection of the public and others who use (or can be affected by) Hackney Carriage and Private Hire services.

In support of these principals, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York are carrying out a consultation exercise on two new proposed policies which relate to the private hire and taxi trades.

Proposed policies 

Suitability policy

Driver training policy

Each consulting authority would welcome the views of the public on the proposed changes.

Only responses relating to these policy areas will be taken into consideration.