DfT response lacks understanding of trade’s plight

DfT response lacks understanding of trade’s plight

FollowFollowFollowFollow The recently published Government response to the taxi and private hire task and finish group report lacks a real understanding of the trade’s day to day struggle. From the outset, the Government made it clear that at the forefront of their...
Taxi & PH vehicle database confirmed by Government

Taxi & PH vehicle database confirmed by Government

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Government has confirmed that from May, taxi and private hire national database will be mandatory. I previously wrote about the proposed national database for licensed taxis and private hire vehicles to assist town and cities enforce clean...
DfT task group response and consultation

DfT task group response and consultation

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Government has today launched its response and a consolation following the Taxi Task & Finish Group.   Response Government will not, in the short term, undertake a full replacement of the law which regulates taxi and private hire....
Uber win Reading Appeal

Uber win Reading Appeal

FollowFollowFollowFollow The High Court has today held that use of the Uber app does not amount to plying for hire. Reading Borough Council had prosecuted an Uber driver, Mr Ali, who had been waiting for his next booking on the Uber app. He was parked lawfully by the...
Calls for more “digital taxi firms” in London

Calls for more “digital taxi firms” in London

FollowFollowFollowFollow The London Night Time Commission has called on the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to promote the use and growth of “digital taxi firms” in capital. The Commission said in its report that it “…would consider the potential of digital innovation...
Taxi & private hire fees

Taxi & private hire fees

FollowFollowFollowFollow It is the time to 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...