Offences – What are the odds of getting a licence?

Offences – What are the odds of getting a licence?

FollowFollowFollowFollow Taxi and private hire licensing exists to ensure that only those judged to be fit and proper are licensed.  Taxi and private hire applicants and drivers are subject to a range of assessments to test whether they are fit and proper.  One...
Taxi and PHV national database for low emission zones

Taxi and PHV national database for low emission zones

FollowFollowFollowFollow The legislation that will require licensing authorities to submit certain taxi and private hire vehicle licensing information to a central database will come into force on 1 May 2019.  Further to my previous article on The Air Quality (Taxis...
How to survive a licensing committee hearing

How to survive a licensing committee hearing

FollowFollowFollowFollow 1. Don’t panic I understand that a review of your taxi or private hire licence before a licensing committee/panel can be very upsetting and stressful. It is important not to panic however. A licence review before a committee/panel is not as...
London cab drivers pre-booked work outside London

London cab drivers pre-booked work outside London

FollowFollowFollowFollow Sadiq Khan has reportedly told London cab drivers that they must seek their own legal advice on the ability for them to take pre-booked app jobs outside of London.  Whilst this article does not constitute official legal advice on the matter...
Equality Act 2010 & additional taxi charges

Equality Act 2010 & additional taxi charges

FollowFollowFollowFollow McNutt v Transport for London [2019] EWHC 365 (Admin) No designated taxi or PHV fitted with a taximeter can switch their meter on before loading a wheelchair passenger and no designated taxi or PHV can quote an inflated fare even if they do...