A consultation is taking place between 8 October 2020 and 3 December 2020 on a proposed set of minimum licensing standards for taxis, both private hire and Hackney carriage, and it’s important that Bolton residents, impacted groups and businesses have their say.

A parallel consultation is also taking place on proposals for a Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone to be introduced in 2022.

Taxis and private hire services are a crucial part of our transport network. They provide an important service, particularly for those without access to a car, and people who don’t live or work near other parts of the public transport network.

We want to see taxi and private hire services in Greater Manchester deliver a safer, high-quality experience for everyone, every time, using vehicles that meet high environmental standards.

That’s why Greater Manchester’s 10 local councils, supported by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), have worked to develop a proposed set of common, minimum standards for services licensed in Greater Manchester.

Bolton Council, along with the nine other GM local authorities is now consulting on the proposed standards and want you to have your say.

More information on the consultation and how to respond is available at

Closing Date
3 December 2020