No deal Brexit – Taxi Licensing Implications for EU nationals

No deal Brexit – Taxi Licensing Implications for EU nationals

FollowFollowFollowFollow The UK is set to leave the European Union this month.  At this stage, there is no exit deal agreed which means that, unless this changes, the UK will leave the EU without a deal.  The implications of this are that the UK’s exit will be...
Uber “invitation to book” – High Court says no

Uber “invitation to book” – High Court says no

FollowFollowFollowFollow Reading Borough Council v Mudassar Ali [2019] EWHC 200 (Admin) There has been no abating in the national debate on cross-border hiring.  The debate initially started with the phenomenon of private hire vehicles (PHVs) predominantly working in...
High Court ruling in Equality Act case and meaning of “charging”

High Court ruling in Equality Act case and meaning of “charging”

FollowFollowFollowFollow The High Court has confirmed that switching your taximeter on before you assist a disabled person – even if you do not actually charge them – is an office under the Equality Act 2010. The Circumstances   London Black Cab driver Thomas McNutt...
Government postpone taxi tax checks

Government postpone taxi tax checks

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Government has postponed plans to introduce mandatory taxi registration checks for taxi and private hire drivers. I previously reported on plans by the HMRC to introduce mandatory taxi registration checks for all taxi and private hire...
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...