Is a driver a “worker”?

Is a driver a “worker”?

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Supreme Court unanimously dismisses Uber’s appeal.  An overview of the judgement from the Supreme Court. References in square brackets are to paragraphs in the judgment. Is a driver a “worker”? Uber argued that Uber BV acted...
TfL Fit and Proper: English language requirement

TfL Fit and Proper: English language requirement

FollowFollowFollowFollow All private hire drivers are required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency as part of Transport for London’s fit and proper assessment. Under The Private Hire Vehicles (London PHV Driver’s Licences) (Amendment)...
Responding to Alleged Offences

Responding to Alleged Offences

FollowFollowFollowFollow Being reported for an offence is significant for any licence holder.  Not only does it raise the prospect of a criminal record, but licence holders face the prospect of a licence suspension or even revocation. There is of course a statutory...
TfL’s approach to investigation alleged offences

TfL’s approach to investigation alleged offences

FollowFollowFollowFollow If you are licensed by the Transport for London (TfL) (also referred to the as the Public Carriage Office (PCO)) as a taxi or minicab (or private hire) driver, you must be, and remain a fit and proper person. TfL will undertake a range of...
Application for a TfL PHV driver’s licence – grounds for refusal and appeal

Changes to DBS disclosures

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020. This Order amends the rules on the disclosure of certain convictions and formal cautions. “Relevant matters” This Order amends the...