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Date registered: 3rd February 2011

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  1. Law change provides equal treatment for disabled taxi users — 6th April 2017
  2. Commons Questions – Taxis: South Yorkshire — 30th March 2017
  3. Commons Questions – Taxis: Assistance Dogs — 30th March 2017
  4. More problems on the horizon for Uber — 23rd March 2017
  5. London Attack — 22nd March 2017

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Apr 06

Law change provides equal treatment for disabled taxi users

Law change makes it illegal for taxi drivers to discriminate against wheelchair users. Taxi drivers face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to transport wheelchair users or attempt to charge them extra, in a change to the law which comes into force today (6 April 2017). From today taxi and private hire vehicle …

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Mar 30

Commons Questions – Taxis: South Yorkshire

Taxis: South Yorkshire Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th March 2017. Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy) To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the specific requirements of South Yorkshire in relation to taxi and private hire licensing; and if …

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Mar 30

Commons Questions – Taxis: Assistance Dogs

Taxis: Assistance Dogs Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th March 2017.   Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that assistance dog owners are able to access taxis and minicabs.   Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for …

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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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