Covid-19 and the licensed trade – your questions answered

Covid-19 and the licensed trade – your questions answered

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Covid-19 outbreak is unprecedented. It is an unfortunate situation for hackney carriage and private hire licence holders who will inevitably be most severely affected by this.  Whilst the Government has announced measures to mitigate the...
Covid-19 and the licensed trade – your questions answered

Refusing fares – what is the law?

FollowFollowFollowFollow When does the law permit a taxi (hackney carriage) driver to refuse a fare? In law, there are essentially two options available to drivers: Taxi journeys that start and end in the area where that driver is licensed (controlled district) cannot...
Statutory duties on licence holders and sanctions

Statutory duties on licence holders and sanctions

FollowFollowFollowFollow Taxi and private hire licensing is strictly regulated, more so than most other types of licensing.  Cleary there are good reasons for this however such a strictly regulated regime also such as hackney carriage and private hire licensing also...
Taximeters

Taximeters

FollowFollowFollowFollow Under section 65 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976: “A district council may fix the rates or fares within the district as well for time as distance, and all other charges in connection with the hire of a vehicle or...
Taximeters

Seatbelts in licensed vehicles – do you know the law?

FollowFollowFollowFollow Do you know the specific rules and laws that apply to wearing seatbelts in licensed vehicles and who is responsible? Taxi and private hire drivers are exempt from wearing seatbelts under the following circumstances (reg. 6 The Motor Vehicles...