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5-star private hire firms

Five private hire operator firms, including one in Beverley, have become the first in the East Riding to gain a five star status in a scheme designed to promote public safety and raise standards. The private hire operators’ mandatory accreditation scheme is the first of its kind in the country and has been implemented by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and will see operators required to display a star rating, similar to the food hygiene ratings given to food outlets.

Since the scheme launched earlier this year, 76 of the existing 80 licensed private hire operators have already achieved the satisfactory three-star rating by attending free private hire law and safeguarding awareness sessions. Now five, including All Journey Solutions, based in Beverley, have achieved the maximum five stars. More firms are hoping to follow suit in 2018.