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Who is NALEO?

NALEO was created in 1985 by 22 local authority licensing and enforcement officers from across the UK. Collectively identifying the need to promote a better understanding of taxi and private hire licensing matters, the organisation provides a valuable and powerful voice with which to raise the profile of licensing from the position of the regulators and licensing professionals.

The association's interests have long since grown to embrace all aspects of licensing as undertaken by local authorities, from the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, street trading, animal licensing, scrap metal, charitable collections, tattoo and ear-piercing, sex establishments and of course, hackney and private hire licensing.

NALEO provides a valuable voice and an information resource for its members bringing professionalism to all aspects of licensing, and those involved with the licensing process, by enhancing knowledge, the provision of training, and the promotion of activities to reinforce excellent service to those whom the licensing function serves.”

NALEO is recognised by the Home Office, DfT, DBS, LGA, NPCC (and many more) and is regularly asked by government, statutory, legal and advisory bodies to comment on licensing issues and consultation documents.

NALEO also has a suite of externally Highfield Qualifications accredited training courses in place and constantly under review and revision to provide the best possible training to the widest number of licensing professionals, whether employed by local authorities or the police.


Professionalism through knowledge