Rules on Leeds private hire trade get a major overhaul

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A tightening of rules governing the private hire trade in Leeds has been announced by licensing chiefs, as they bid to increase professionalism and public trust in the trade.

Leeds has 90 different private hire companies operating, and bosses say a “comprehensive review” is well overdue, especially in the context of the growth of the industry, advances in technology and increased public safety expectations.

Among the changes to be introduced is a more stringent knowledge test for drivers.

 

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