Criminal records checks and the statutory guidance

Criminal records checks and the statutory guidance

FollowFollowFollowFollow The concept of ‘fit and proper’ is the cornerstone of hackney carriage and private hire licensing.  In this article, we will focus on what the new statutory guidance says about criminal records checks. Much of the enquiries through to Taxi...
Fit & Proper Redefined

Fit & Proper Redefined

FollowFollowFollowFollow The recently published hackney carriage and private hire statutory guidance has introduced, for the first time, a formal definition of ‘fit & proper’.  This is a significant change for new applicants but also existing licence holders.  In...
Refusing fares – is a mask enough?

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...
Once a taxi, always a taxi

Once a taxi, always a taxi

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Parking Adjudicator has handed down a ruling in an interesting case involving licensed vehicles and the use of bus lanes.  In this case, a hackney carriage (taxi) licence holders was initially issued with a fixed penalty notice for driving...
Seatbelts in licensed vehicles – do you know the law?

Seatbelts in licensed vehicles – do you know the law?

FollowFollowFollowFollow Do you know the specific rules and laws that apply to wearing seatbelts in licensed vehicles and who is responsible? Taxi and private hire drivers are exempt from wearing seatbelts under the following circumstances (reg. 6 The Motor Vehicles...