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Date registered: 3rd February 2011

Latest posts

  1. NTA Conference — 14th October 2017
  2. Uber deserved to lose its licence – Londoners’ safety must come first — 23rd September 2017
  3. Tough new rules say all Scunthorpe Hackney Carriages must be white and female drivers can’t wear short skirts — 23rd September 2017
  4. Councillors meet today to decide whether to push ahead with implementing the drive, first agreed in 1994, to make all Granite City cabs wheelchair accessible. — 6th September 2017
  5. ‘Terrorist’ Uber driver, 26, ‘left a note to his sister telling her to “be strong” before attacking police outside Buckingham Palace with a 4ft samurai sword’ — 6th September 2017

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May 25

Taxi reforms on the cards in Wales

THE system licensing taxis and private hire vehicles in Wales is to be reformed, it has been announced. Control over the licensing of taxis and private hire vehicles will be devolved to the Welsh Government early next year. And, yesterday, Wales’ economy and infrastructure secretary Ken Skates announced plans to revamp the system. Speaking in …

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May 23

22nd May 2017

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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