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Taxi and private hire licences

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Updates

Please note this is a rapidly moving situation. Any updates on the current situation will be posted in the link below:

Updates for Taxi and Private Hire:


Further COVID advice can be found at:

Guidance from .Gov website on Travel Guidance for Passengers - click here

Guidance from .Gov website on working during Coronavirus pandemic, current restrictions - click here

Guidance materials from Department for Transport - click here

Taxi specific materials from Department for Transport - click here

Local Authority Support and Financial Support

Bracknell Forest -


West Berkshire -


Wokingham - 



Taxis and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators

All these need to be licensed in the authority in which they are based and drivers and vehicles have
to complete a robust application process to ensure they are suitable for licensing.

Authorities also set maximum meter fares for hackney carriages (taxis).


Associated documents

Bracknell Forest
West Berkshire