The Taxi & Private Hire Statutory Guidance consultation

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued Statutory Guidance under the provisions of The Policing and Crime Act 2017 to all Local Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Authorities (LA’s).

This Guidance document requires wholesale changes for Knowsley and all other licensing authorities including the main highlighted matters as below:

Knowsley Council is engaging in a six-week consultation ending on 1 November 2020 with licensees and representatives. It's strongly recommended that all Taxi and Private Hire licensees and interested persons read the Department for Transport (DfT) Statutory Guidance document and respond below with relevant reasons why the Council should, or should not, adopt the guidance in its entirety.

The position is that if Knowsley does not adopt these provisions then the Council must show clear consideration of all relevant matters and the reasoning why the Council did not adopt the National Guidance, as laid out by the DfT after much consultation with the industry as a whole.

The consultation period begins on 18 September 2020 and you are invited to comment on the DfT Statutory Guidance Document by 1pm on 1 November 2020.


Please download the Statutory Guidance Consultation Response form and, once completed, please email to:

or return via post to:

Taxi/ Private Hire Statutory Guidance Consultation Responses
Licensing Service
2nd Floor, Yorkon Building
Archway Road
Knowsley L36 9FB

Any comments you make can include your name, any organisation or persons you may be responding on behalf of and your address. 
It would also be helpful if you would give a brief description of any specific interest you have in any particular licence type held.

All comments received, including names and addresses unless specifically requested to be redacted, will be made public via council agendas and this website.

At the end of the consultation period, any comments received will be considered and the document will be considered and determined in November 2020.