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

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

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...