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DfT write to councils to prepare for new Disabled Persons Act Published Date: 27/05/2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) has written to licensing authorities in preparation of the upcoming commencement of the Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022 (“the 2022 Act”) on 28 June.

This letter sets out recommendations on the actions that Local Licensing Authorities can take so that you are prepared for the changes introduced through the 2022 Act.

The 2022 Act will ensure that disabled people can access transport services, free from the fear of discriminatory treatment or being faced with additional charges. It will provide specific rights and protections for 13.7 million disabled people across England, Scotland, and Wales so that they can travel with the confidence that they will receive the assistance they require when accessing taxi and private hire vehicle services.