Hackney carriage vehicle licence

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A hackney carriage must -

  • hold either an M1 European Whole Vehicle Type Approval Certificate
  • or an M1 National Level Low Volume Type Approval Certificate
  • be in a manufacturers' single standard factory colour
  • be fitted with a calendar controlled meter 
  • be no more than eight years old

Once licensed, a vehicle can be renewed until it is no more than 14 years old.

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