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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 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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Feb 10

Taxi driver loses licence after judge rules he was not a fit and proper person

Taxi driver loses licence after judge rules he was not a fit and proper person Peter White, from Billingham, had his taxi licence revoked after being told he had a previous conviction which he failed to disclose A Teesside taxi driver has lost his licence and been ordered to pay costs after a court ruled …

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Feb 10

Bridlington’s largest taxi firm could be forced off the road

Bridlington’s largest taxi firm has had its licence revoked “in the interest of public safety”. Q Cars, which employs around “30” drivers was given 21 days notice to cease operating, by East Riding of Yorkshire Council on Wednesday, last week. The authority would not confirm the reasons behind the licence withdrawal. But a spokesman added: …

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Dec 19

Uber’s York licence to be reviewed, as complaints log is revealed

UBER drivers are coming from Leeds, Bradford and London to work in York, according to a council report. City of York Council has received 72 complaints about Uber’s vehicles and drivers since the app-based service was allowed to operate in the city four months ago. A union representing local drivers has now urged city leaders …

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