Consultation outcome

Air quality: identifying taxi and private hire vehicles in charging Clean Air Zones

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Summary of responses

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We received 102 responses to the consultation. There was general support for creating a central database for identifying taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) entering or moving within a charging Clean Air Zone.

Subject to debate in Parliament, from 1 May 2019, all licensing authorities in England and Wales will have to provide information on the taxis and PHVs they’ve licensed to a central database. The first charging Clean Air Zone is due to go live from early 2020.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeking views on how we plan to create a centralised database to identify taxi and private hire vehicles entering charging Clean Air Zones.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our plans to identify taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) entering or moving within a Clean Air Zone (CAZ). We’re proposing to create a centralised database which identifies all taxis and PHVs operating in England and Wales. This will help local authorities enforce charging Clean Air Zones even if the taxi or PHV has been licensed in a different area.

It will also help identify exempted vehicles which meet the required standard for their vehicle.

CAZ defines an area where targeted action needs to be taken to reduce roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. These have persistently breached statutory levels and action is required in the shortest possible time.

Published 5 October 2018
Last updated 14 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. The ‘London Private Hire Car Association’ (LPHCA) name was incorrect and it should be the ‘Licensed Private Hire Car Association’ (LPHCA).Their name appears on the list of those that had responded to the consultation.

  2. Summary of responses in English and Welsh added.

  3. First published.