FOI request (FOIR-485916363)
Taxi Licensing Fees
Requested Fri 10 February 2023
Responded Thu 16 February 2023
I am conducting a local survey into taxi licensing fees and the decline in driver numbers in order to assist with a report I am compiling regarding fees in our local area.
I wonder if you could please supply me with the numbers of licensed drivers you have had for the following years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022?
It would be helpful if these were separate for both Hackney Carriage and Private Hire drivers (unless you licence dual drivers as some do).
Please could you also assist in supplying the number of licensed vehicles (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire) for the same years?
Please see below figures for Private Hire Vehicles, Hackney Carriage Vehicles and Drivers
2018 - 431 Private Hire - 60 Hackney Carriage - 188 Drivers
2019 - 427 Private Hire - 60 Hackney Carriage - 321 Drivers
2020 - 398 Private Hire - 61 Hackney Carriage - 373 Drivers
2021 - 373 Private Hire - 58 Hackney Carriage - 181 Drivers
2022 - 368 Private Hire - 60 Hackney Carriage - 328 Drivers
Hastings Borough Council issues 1 and 3 year drivers licences which are dual licences.
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