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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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Dec 08

Minibus taxi safeguarding loophole must be fixed, councils urge

A “worrying” loophole that allows people to drive members of the public in minibuses without having a criminal record check must be solved by urgently updating taxi licensing laws, councils warned today. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils, says the safeguarding flaw is a huge loophole which is putting the …

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Nov 19

Commons Questions: Tourism Action Plan

Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Transport) To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in reference to page 11 of the Tourism Action Plan, published in August 2016, whether deregulating an element of private hire vehicle licences will be carried out through primary legislation. Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) The deregulation of private hire …

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Nov 17

Uber driver murdered wife

Jose Leonardo, 56, knifed mum-of-three Maria Mbombo, 52, multiple times then left her to die at their home An Uber driver who knifed his wife to death after googling “the most painful place to stab someone” has been convicted of her murder . Jose Leonardo, 56, stabbed Maria Mbombo, 52, multiple times at their home …

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