Convictions and cautions – what to report?

Convictions and cautions – what to report?

FollowFollowFollowFollow I have extensively written about fit and proper and what this means for licence holders and applicants for a taxi or private hire licence.  In my previous PHTM article, “Offences – What are the odds of getting a licence?”, I looked at some...
Hearsay evidence and fit and proper

Hearsay evidence and fit and proper

FollowFollowFollowFollow Can a committee or court decide on whether a taxi or private hire driver is fit and proper based on hearsay evidence? Hearsay evidence is often a very contentious issue particularly in the context of (quasi)judicial matters.  These are often...
Medically fit and proper

Medically fit and proper

FollowFollowFollowFollow Taxi and private hire licence holder must be fit and proper people in order to hold a licence.  Assessing the fitness of a licence holder or applicant involves a number of assessments including those relating to the medical fitness of a...
Police cautions – do I need to declare a caution?

Police cautions – do I need to declare a caution?

FollowFollowFollowFollow Taxi and private hire drivers are expected to declare police cautions.  However, there is often uncertainty over cautions, what they are and whether they should be declared.   What is a police caution? There is often a misconception that a...
Is the Government about to announce taxi reform legislation?

Is the Government about to announce taxi reform legislation?

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Minister of State for Department for Transport, George Freeman MP has suggested that the Queen’s speech may include taxi law reform provisions. In a House of Commons debate on 3 of October, MPs debated Taxi and Private Hire Licensing...