Hackney Carriage and Private Hire - Latest Updates
Updated: 01 June 2017

Latest updates

This page will be updated frequently with the latest news for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licence holders.


New Gateway Opening Times

From 01 April 2017 the Gateway will only be open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. You will be able to drop in and speak to an adviser between 9am and 12.30pm on these days but will need to make an appointment on 01843 577000 to speak to an adviser between 12.30pm and 5pm.


Changes to the Law regarding Wheelchair Users

From 06 April 2017 taxi and private hire vehicle drivers will be obliged by law to:
 transport wheelchair users in their wheelchair
 provide passengers in wheelchairs with appropriate assistance
 charge wheelchair users the same as non-wheelchair users

Taxi drivers face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to transport wheelchair users or attempt to charge them extra in a change to the law announced 07 February 2017 by the Transport Minister Andrew Jones.


Licensed Drivers

Don't forget to bring your DBS check into the Gateway, Margate as soon as you receive it in order for your licence to be updated and issued.

We no longer receive copies direct.


Updated: 01 June 2017