Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for taxis and PHVs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for taxis and PHVs

FollowFollowFollowFollow The government has issued comprehensive guidance for taxi and PHV sector on actions that drivers, operators and owners of taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs) can take to protect against coronavirus. The new guidance covers the following...
Legal difficulties with the statutory guidance

Legal difficulties with the statutory guidance

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Status of the guidance Section 177(1) of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 confers power on to the Secretary of State to “issue guidance to public authorities as to how their licensing functions under taxi and private hire vehicle...
Expanding the offence of using a hand-held mobile phones

Expanding the offence of using a hand-held mobile phones

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Government is consulting on offences for using a hand-held mobile phones.  These new offences will affect licensed taxi & private hire drivers.  The law prohibiting the use of a hand-held mobile phone while driving has been in place...
Round up of Covid Regulations and the Licensed Trade

Round up of Covid Regulations and the Licensed Trade

FollowFollowFollowFollow With the rules and regulations changing as often as they do, here is a round up of the Covid secure rules as the relate to the taxi and PH licensed trade. Accessible transport All equality and discrimination law continues to apply. All...
Criminal records checks and the statutory guidance

Criminal records checks and the statutory guidance

FollowFollowFollowFollow The concept of ‘fit and proper’ is the cornerstone of hackney carriage and private hire licensing.  In my last PHTM article in August, I looked at fit and proper in the context of the new statutory guidance.  In this article, I want to focus...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for taxis and PHVs

Face coverings in licensed vehicles – UPDATED DfT advice

FollowFollowFollowFollow Following the Government’s announcement that face coverings are now mandatory in all licensed taxis and PHVs, the required regulations and DfT advice has now been issued.  The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a...