COVID19 – Common Issues Affecting the Trade

COVID19 – Common Issues Affecting the Trade

FollowFollowFollowFollow As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect the licensed hackney carriage and private hire trades, we look at some legal considerations of the most common issues facing the trade. Partition screens – legal considerations Why protective...
COVID19 – Common Issues Affecting the Trade

Taxi Equality duty and Covid19

FollowFollowFollowFollow The current pandemic and social distancing restrictions does not absolve licensed drivers from their duties under the Equality Act.  The same duties and responsibilities that applied prior to the pandemic continues to apply today including...
COVID19 – Common Issues Affecting the Trade

Refusing fares – is a mask enough?

FollowFollowFollowFollow Since the Government announced additional public health measures in England and Wales, there has been much debate about the requirement to wear masks in hackney carriages and PHVs and whether this might be reasonable grounds for refusing a...
Air Quality Strategy and taxis – Recent Report

Air Quality Strategy and taxis – Recent Report

FollowFollowFollowFollow The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Air Pollution has published its Strategy to Reduce Coronavirus Infection as we emerge from Lockdown which contains provisions relevant to taxis. Following on from my recent article “Post-Covid19...
COVID19 – Common Issues Affecting the Trade

Post-Covid19 Transport Revolution – threat or opportunity?

FollowFollowFollowFollow There is no doubt that the public transport sector has been one of the hardest hit sectors as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. With strict lockdown measures introduced through The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)...
COVID19 – Common Issues Affecting the Trade

Updated DfT Covid-19 guidance for taxi & PH trade

FollowFollowFollowFollow Yesterday (13/05/20) the DfT issued the follow frequently asked questions relating to the taxi and PH trade.  What guidance has been published for the taxi and private hire vehicle sector? The Government has published transport guidance on the...