Wiltshire introduce tougher background checks for Taxi Drivers

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County Chiefs in Wiltshire have agreed on tougher criminal background checks for taxi drivers recently, resulting in anyone who has been charged with exploitation, slavery or financial abuse (amongst other convictions) being banned from becoming a taxi driver.

Anyone on the Sexual Offenders register will also be banned, and people with drug convictions, having a weapon, or discrimination will be unable to gain a taxi licence in the area for up to seven years (up from the previous guideline of a three year wait).

To read what a local councillor has to say regarding the new guidelines, click here.

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