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LGA Safeguarding and Road Safety Act briefing note published Published Date: 15/08/2022

The briefing covers:

  • Background to the Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Act 2022 – “the Act”
  • The Act’s main provisions: New duties for councilsPractical steps councils can take to get ready for the Act
  • Role of the LGA in influencing the Act
  • Resources

Background to the Act

The Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Act was introduced in Parliament in June 2021 by Peter Gibson MP (Conservative, Darlington) as a Private Members’ Bill. The Bill had the support of, and was drafted by, the Department for Transport (DfT). The Bill completed its passage through Parliament and gained Royal Assent on 31 March 2022.

The Act introduced several changes to the regulation of taxis and private hire vehicles licensing.