Future of Transport Regulatory Review – Call for Evidence

Future of Transport Regulatory Review – Call for Evidence

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a call for evidence to support its Future of Transport Regulatory Review.  Are there opportunities for the taxi or private hire trade?  The call for evidence seeks views and evidence from all those...
Covid-19 and the licensed trade – your questions answered

Covid-19 and the licensed trade – your questions answered

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Covid-19 outbreak is unprecedented. It is an unfortunate situation for hackney carriage and private hire licence holders who will inevitably be most severely affected by this.  Whilst the Government has announced measures to mitigate the...
Covid-19 and the licensed trade – your questions answered

Self-employment Income Support Scheme

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Government has announced support for self-employment people, particularly relevant to licensed taxi and private hire drivers and vehicle proprietors. Self-employment Income Support Scheme GOV‌.UK has further details about who is eligible...
Covid-19 and the licensed trade – your questions answered

Taxis can continue to work – DfT

FollowFollowFollowFollow Government confirms taxi and private hire drivers can continue to work.  In communication to licensing authorities, the Department for Transport clarified the position with regards to taxi and private hire trade. In the communication, DfT...
Covid-19 and the licensed trade – your questions answered

Refusing fares – what is the law?

FollowFollowFollowFollow When does the law permit a taxi (hackney carriage) driver to refuse a fare? In law, there are essentially two options available to drivers: Taxi journeys that start and end in the area where that driver is licensed (controlled district) cannot...
Decisions without discretion – lawful?

Decisions without discretion – lawful?

FollowFollowFollowFollow Hackney Carriage (taxi) and private hire licensing policies adopting an ‘absolute’ approach to fit and proper is becoming increasingly popular with licensing authorities.  This is largely due to the adoption of the Institute of Licensing’s...