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Scottish Government Taxi and Private Hire Car Licensing Best Practice Guidance Published Date: 06/06/2023

The Scottish Government has published the third edition of the best practice guidance for local licensing authorities in Scotland and taxi and private hire car operators and licence holders.

Siobhian Brown MSP, Minister for Victims and Community Safety, said:

"I am pleased to issue this updated best practice guidance document. Those of you who have read the previous versions of the guidance will note that the Scottish Government has updated the title of the guidance document to highlight that as well as being for Licensing Authorities, this document will also be of use to taxi and private hire car operators.

"I would like to place on record my sincere thanks and take the opportunity to recognise the valued contribution from all the members of the working group that was established by the Scottish Government to review the previous guidance document, and inform and shape the updated guidance. I know from discussions with my officials in the Scottish Government Criminal Law, Practice and Licensing Unit that the work undertaken by all of the group members has been greatly appreciated. Looking ahead, my officials have also committed to on-going engagement with working group members to ensure that the best practice guidance remains up to date and fit for purpose."