Taxis can continue to work – DfT

Taxis can continue to work – DfT

FollowFollowFollowFollow Government confirms taxi and private hire drivers can continue to work.  In communication to licensing authorities, the Department for Transport clarified the position with regards to taxi and private hire trade. In the communication, DfT...
Taxis can continue to work – DfT

Refusing fares – what is the law?

FollowFollowFollowFollow When does the law permit a taxi (hackney carriage) driver to refuse a fare? In law, there are essentially two options available to drivers: Taxi journeys that start and end in the area where that driver is licensed (controlled district) cannot...
Decisions without discretion – lawful?

Decisions without discretion – lawful?

FollowFollowFollowFollow Hackney Carriage (taxi) and private hire licensing policies adopting an ‘absolute’ approach to fit and proper is becoming increasingly popular with licensing authorities.  This is largely due to the adoption of the Institute of Licensing’s...
Taxi or cab – what can PHVs display?

Taxi or cab – what can PHVs display?

FollowFollowFollowFollow “Uber drivers in South Gloucestershire will not be allowed to display ‘taxi’ on their cars”. What does the law say on PHV signage?  It is clearly important for the public to understand what type of licensed vehicle they are...
Driver’s licences – how long is too long?

Driver’s licences – how long is too long?

FollowFollowFollowFollow In Barrow, the trade have reportedly been told that three year driver licences are the norm even if special circumstances apply such drivers approaching retirement.  What is the law on this and does special circumstances make a difference?...
Statutory duties on licence holders and sanctions

Statutory duties on licence holders and sanctions

FollowFollowFollowFollow Taxi and private hire licensing is strictly regulated, more so than most other types of licensing.  Cleary there are good reasons for this however such a strictly regulated regime also such as hackney carriage and private hire licensing also...