Executive travel and chauffeur licences
Licences you will require
To run this type of business, you will need to hold three types of licences to ensure that you comply with the law:
- A private hire operator licence which allows your business to receive and negotiate bookings.
- A private hire vehicle licence for every vehicle used in the course of business.
- A taxi driver's licence for every individual who will be driving the licensed vehicles.
The location at which you intend to receive bookings for the hire of vehicles will determine which local council you will need to obtain the licences from. If you will be receiving bookings at an address within St Helens, then all three of your licences will need to be issued by St Helens Borough Council.
While the law now allows licensed operators to sub-contract bookings to other licensed operators both within and outside of St Helens, operators cannot legally give bookings directly to any private hire vehicles or drivers who are not licensed by the same council as the operator.