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  1. More problems on the horizon for Uber — 23rd March 2017
  2. London Attack — 22nd March 2017
  3. Taxi drivers face ‘total nightmare’ over £450 CCTV they were ‘forced’ to install — 18th March 2017
  4. Taxi drivers must ‘pass route tests, have good English’ and told to adopt dress code — 18th March 2017
  5. Cab drivers hold protest outside Luton Town Hall — 18th March 2017

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Mar 23

More problems on the horizon for Uber

Until now, it’s Uber’s corporation tax dodging that has come under public scrutiny. Its VAT liability -not so much. But all that’s about to change. Uber’s VAT problem arises out of a basic tension in its business model. The Uber brand is all about selling to passengers. The very front page of its website invites …

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Mar 22

London Attack

The thoughts and prayers of the National Taxi Association and our membership go out to the victims of todays cowardly attack in our nations capital. We praise the work of our emergency services and the braveness they showed during this horrific event.      

Mar 18

Taxi drivers face ‘total nightmare’ over £450 CCTV they were ‘forced’ to install

TAXI drivers say the CCTV systems they have been ‘forced’ to install in their cars are invalidating their insurance and running down the vehicles’ batteries. Some cabbies even fear the wiring has made their cars unsafe. Warrington Borough Council ordered every taxi driver in town to fit CCTV in their vehicle to protect drivers and …

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Mar 18

Taxi drivers must ‘pass route tests, have good English’ and told to adopt dress code

Taxi drivers in Sandwell will have to pass a tougher test proving knowledge of the area, good English – and will also have a dress code. The rules on clothing, footwear and personal hygiene has been branded ‘ridiculous’ by taxi chiefs. They will also be required to undertake training on issues around child sexual exploitation …

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Mar 18

Cab drivers hold protest outside Luton Town Hall

MORE than 50 drivers attended a protest outside Luton Town Hall yesterday over safety issues and the ‘unfair’ issuing of licenses. The protest was organised by Luton Hackney Carriage Association and Luton Borough Drivers Union with the aim of raising a number of longstanding issues they have had with Luton Borough Council. In a jointly …

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Mar 06

Cabbie fined after he refused to pick up blind man and his guide dog

A cruel cabbie who refused to pick up a blind man and his guide dog has been hit with a £600 fine. Taiwo Osazuwa was called to pick up the disabled man from Asda in Eastlands , but wouldn’t let the dog in his car when he arrived. The Hackney carriage driver was hauled before …

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Mar 03

Uber drivers refused to take man with guide dog 14 times

A partially-sighted man says he has repeatedly been refused taxis operated by private hire firm Uber because he travels with a guide dog. Saleh Ahmed, from Balsall Heath, Birmingham, gets a cab to New Street Station every day on his way to work in Worcester. He said he had been left feeling humiliated by the …

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Mar 03

Minicab driver fined for refusing to pick up 71-year-old blind woman and guide dog

A minicab driver who refused to pick up a blind 71-year-old woman and her guide dog, leaving them stranded, has been fined. Samim Yakubi was worried the dog would urinate or leave hairs in his car after he arrived to pick them up in Wolverhampton on October 4 last year. The 40-year-old was working for Wednesfield Radio Cars …

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Mar 03

Glasgow PH driver loses appeal against licence ban after allegedly assaulting passenger

A private hire driver’s attempt to regain his private hire licence was quashed after he was suspended for allegedly assaulting one of his passengers. Daniel Hughes appealed the decision made by Glasgow City Council’s licensing board to immediately suspend his licence after police made the committee aware of the alleged incident which took place on …

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Mar 03

Ipswich minicab driver stole teenager’s phone after illegally touting

An Ipswich minicab driver has been convicted of touting for business and stealing a £450 phone belonging to a teenage girl he illegally picked up at Cardinal Park. Valdet Miftari, of Compair Crescent, Ipswich, was also found guilty of plying for trade when not licensed as a public Hackney carriage and having no insurance for …

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