Rotherham council to get back taxi licensing powers

Rotherham council to get back taxi licensing powers

Licensing powers are the latest to be handed back to the local authority, since it was stripped of a series of its functions last year in the wake of the child abuse scandal.
The council's licensing powers cover driving and operations licences for hackney carriage and private hire taxis, as well as things like alcohol licences.
In a ministerial statement, Local Government Minister Marcus Jones said: "This marks significant progress, as licensing was one of the council's services implicated by the Casey report as contributing to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
"I am now... read more

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