This webpage is for taxi drivers to receive news about licensing laws, helpful travel news and more.
Newsletters are released throughout the year containing helpful information, but this webpage will also contain bulletins as they arrive.
Taxi driver newsletter
The latest taxi driver newsletter can be found below:
- Taxi Driver Newsletter - December 2021 (PDF Document, 0.26 Mb)
Previous letters can be found below:
- Taxi Driver Newsletter - June 2021 (PDF Document, 0.22 Mb)
- Taxi Driver Newsletter - December 2020 (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb)
- Taxi Driver Newsletter - June 2020 (PDF Document, 0.11 Mb)
Online Service to change your address on Vehicle Log Book or address on your DVLA Drivers Licence
Motorists who need to update the address details on their vehicle log book or drivers licence can now do this online in a matter of minutes.
Please use the following link to update your log book.
You must also change the address on your DVLA Drivers Licence via the Government website.
Using this new service takes less than two minutes for motorists to inform DVLA of their new address.
Online Vehicle Checker for taxi drivers
A new online service went live on February 5, 2020 to help drivers and businesses to prepare for the introduction of clean air zones.
The vehicle checker will allow drivers to find out if they will be affected by the change which will charge the most polluting vehicles to drive in the cities.
Information can be found on the Government website.
National Register of Taxi Licence Refusals and Revocations
Charnwood Borough Council are sending letters out to all Hackney carriage, PHV and combined licence holders to make them aware of the Council's initiative to help strengthen Hackney carriage and Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) licensing for the benefit of both passengers and responsible drivers. The letter can be read below:
- Letter to taxi drivers - National Register of Taxi Licence Refusals and Revocations (PDF Document, 2.36 Mb)
Identify and safeguard victims of County Lines
Thousands of children and teenagers - some as young as 12 - are being exploited by criminal gangs to carry drugs from urban areas to coastal and market towns. Many of these children travel between the city and rural towns in taxis or private hire vehicles in a criminal activity known as 'county lines'.
To help safeguard these vulnerable children and protect them from gangs, the Home Office, Institute of Licensing and CrimeStoppers are working to increase awareness among taxi and private hire vehicle drivers, and licensing staff, of the signs to spot a potential victim.
Taxis are a popular form of transport for children being exploited by 'county line' gangs. Children may make the whole journey between the city and rural town in a private hire vehicle or taxi, or else use one for part of the journey.
The signs to spot are:
- a child, normally 14-15 years old, but can be as young as 12 travelling a long train journey alone
- they may be from another area, so may not be familiar with an area (may look lost) and may have a distinct urban accent
- they may be travelling during school hours or unusual hours (for example, late in the evening)
- an obvious relationship with controlling, older individuals
- suspicion of self-harm, physical assault or unexplained injuries
- excessive receipt of texts or phone calls
If you have any information on County Lines drugs networks, you can contact CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via the anonymous online form.
A poster for the County Lines campaign for taxis can be found below:
- County Lines Poster - Taxi Drivers (PDF Document, 1.26 Mb)
Last updated: Wed 16th February, 2022 @ 16:05