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Featured: Clean Air Zone for Birmingham (consultation for individual citizens)

Birmingham is on a journey to cleaner air. Pollution in the air, mainly caused by vehicles... More

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Do you agree with the proposal to remove the minimum engine size restriction for private hire vehicles.

You Said

More than 80% of respondents were in favour of the removal of the minimum engine size requirement for private hire vehicles.

We Did

The results of this consultation will form part of a report which will be heard and approved by members at a future Licensing and Public Protection Committee before the requirement can be removed or amended.

We Asked

Whether you think the introduction of a penalty point scheme will help drive up standards of drivers and vehicles.

You Said

The results were split with half of respondents feeling that the introduction of a penalty point scheme will help drive up standards of drivers and vehicles with the other half feeling it will not make a difference.

We Did

The results of this consultation will form part of a report which will be heard and approved by members at a future Licensing and Public Protection Committee before any penalty point scheme can be adopted and introduced.

We Asked

Do you think it should be compulsory for hackney carriage vehicles to be equipped to accept card payments

You Said

The majority of responses were in favour of hackney carriage vehicles being equipped to accept card payments with more than 75% of responses feeling this should be a compulsory measure.

We Did

The results of this consultation will form part of a report which will be heard and approved by members at a future Licensing and Public Protection Committee before this can be made a mandatory requirement.