TfL removes ‘Relevant Vocational Qualification’ Concessions

TfL removes ‘Relevant Vocational Qualification’ Concessions

FollowFollowFollowFollow Transport for London (TfL) will remove the ‘relevant vocational qualification’ concession for topographical skills.  At the moment, there is a statutory requirement for private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers to satisfy TfL that they have an...
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...
Taxi and Private Hire Fees

Taxi and Private Hire Fees

FollowFollowFollowFollow It is the time of the year when licensing authorities are setting their fees for the next financial year.  It is important that taxi and private hire licence holders understand the law relating to fee setting to understand how when licensing...
Rehman v Wakefield – A brief overview

Rehman v Wakefield – A brief overview

FollowFollowFollowFollow R (on the application of Abdul Rehman on behalf of the Wakefield District Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Association) v Wakefield District Council and the Local Government Association (intervener) [2019] EWCA Civ 2166 The Court of Appeal’s...
TfL removes ‘Relevant Vocational Qualification’ Concessions

TfL blanket PH revocation – Proportionate and lawful?

FollowFollowFollowFollow We have had a number of enquiries from Transport for London (TfL) private hire drivers whose licences have been revoked following the qualifications scam exposed by the BBC. In response, TfL has issued a blanket revocation of any private hire...