Unmet demand surveys and capping taxi numbers

Unmet demand surveys and capping taxi numbers

FollowFollowFollowFollow Introduction Local Authorities can set a limit on the number of hackney carriage vehicle (HCV) licences they will grant licences for.  Section 16 of the Transport Act 1985 permits this but only under very specific conditions.  The Department...
Taxi/PH emissions national database – good for the trade?

Taxi/PH emissions national database – good for the trade?

FollowFollowFollowFollow DEFRA has finally issued its statutory guidance on plans to setup a national taxi/PH emissions database to enforce Clean Air Zones.   In April the Air Quality (Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019 came...
Update on Welsh taxi law reform proposals: Expect delays

Update on Welsh taxi law reform proposals: Expect delays

FollowFollowFollowFollow The The main aspects of responses include to its improving public transport consultation shows a resounding no for its proposal to consolidate taxi licensing under a single authority.  The Welsh Government consulted, amongst other matters, on...
Court demands unmet demand survey in Halton council taxi appeal case

Court demands unmet demand survey in Halton council taxi appeal case

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Crown Court has overturned a decision by Halton Borough Council to refuse 13 hackney carriage (taxi) licences and remitted the matter back to the council with “strong” recommendation to undertake unmet demand survey.  The owner of Frodsham...