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Taxi licensing DBS check consultation

Consultation runs from 2 July 2018, 9:00am to 12 August 2018, 11:59pm

Introduction and background

We are responsible for licensing taxi drivers and proprietors in Cambridge. Our taxi licensing policy sets out the requirements for all parties in a clear and transparent manner so that we can carry out our licensing functions.

Taxi drivers are currently required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check every three years. We encourage them to subscribe to the DBS Update service, and renew annually, so we can check their status online.

Consultation information

We are considering requiring drivers to subscribe to the DBS Update service, and want to hear what you think about the proposed change.


If you have any questions about this consultation, contact Commercial and Licensing team at or 01223 457888.

Post any correspondence to Commercial and Licensing team, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.

Next steps

We'll present the responses to this consultation to councillors at the Licensing Committee meeting in October 2018. If the proposal is accepted we'll update our taxi licensing policy accordingly.