Private hire vehicles must have hire and reward insurance in place both at the point they are licensed and for the entire time the vehicle is licensed, including when the vehicle is not in use as a private hire vehicle. Any vehicle will only pass its inspection if hire and reward insurance is in place at the point of licensing. Private hire drivers will also need to have hire and reward insurance available for inspection when the vehicle attends the vehicle test centre. If you do not have the appropriate hire and reward insurance in place, you will not be issued a new or renewal licence.
Existing licensees have until July 11 to ensure hire and reward insurance is in place that isÂ valid until the date the vehicle licence expires. Insurance details must be carried by theÂ driver or displayed in the vehicle at all times.