Hackney Carriage/Private Hire?
We issue licences for both Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles. The below table details the differences between the two types of taxi.
|Hackney Carriage vehicle||Private Hire vehicle|
|Can be hailed in the street||Yes||No|
|Can stand and be hired at a taxi rank||Yes||No|
|Can be pre-booked||Yes||Yes|
|Must display a fare meter in the vehicle||Yes||No|
|Must display a 'taxi' top light on the vehicle||Yes||No|
|Must display South Holland Council signs on the vehicle doors||No||Yes|
|Must work for a private hire operator||No||Yes|