Category Archive: Consultations

Mar 03

New drive to stop taxis polluting Birmingham city centre

The city’s licensing chief Barbara Dring calls on taxi trade to shut off engines in a bid to help the city meet its clean air targets. Taxis drivers who leave the engine running and pumping out pollution while waiting in city centre ranks are to be targeted by a new campaign. The city’s licensing chief …

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Oct 05

Scarborough Taxi Driver’s Question MOT Changes

Taxi drivers are questioning why Scarborough Borough Council wants to change the way their MOT tests are carried out. The council is proposing that all MOT’s for taxi’s and private hire vehicles should be done at the councils own facility rather than at independent garages. The proposed change is contained in the councils ‘Draft Taxi …

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Sep 14

‘Sadiq Khan is discriminating against our drivers’

Uber has called again on its customers to complain en masse to London mayor Sadiq Khan over a package of reforms affecting the taxi sector. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing app developer has even gone as far as branding the plans “discriminatory” and particularly harmful for its many drivers born outside the UK, reports The Guardian. …

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Aug 30

Tourism Action Plan

Policy paper Tourism Action Plan From: Department for Culture, Media & Sport and Tracey Crouch MP First published: 26 August 2016 Part of: Tourism This report outlines how the government will be supporting the tourism industry and ensuring the benefits of tourism will be felt across the United Kingdom   Link to plan document   …

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Aug 06

Should West Suffolk taxi drivers complete course before getting licence?

The West Suffolk councils are asking people to give their views on whether current and future taxi drivers should have a qualification before being given a licence. The one being considered is a City and Guilds-recognised BTEC level two which would take around 18 hours to complete. It would cover issues relating to taxis and …

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Jul 24

View sought on council’s new taxi policy

A consultation on the draft policy was given the go-ahead this week by councillors at Licensing Committee. It will run until 22 August. The council is responsible for licensing hackney carriage and private hire vehicles and their associated proprietors and operators throughout the city. The aim of the proposed policy is to give a clear …

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Apr 20

Wychavon District Council – Consultation of Amending Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Policies

Consultation of Amending Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Policies   Following recent discussions with holders of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licences that it issues, Wychavon District Council is currently giving consideration to amending aspects of its policies on the licensing of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles. Before making any final decisions …

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Mar 07

Cutting Red Tape

  Review into unnecessary regulatory barriers to growth placed on businesses by Local Authorities The Cutting Red Tape review of Local Authorities is a government review led by the Cabinet Office, DCLG and BIS, working together with other government departments and regulators. We want to identify and remove unnecessary regulatory barriers to growth and associated …

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May 31

One Month Extension to Law Commission Consultation

The Law Commission have announced a ONE MONTH extension in the time allowed for consultation. It is not yet on the Law Commission website, as the entire project team are attending the Trade Show in Coventry. The regional secretary of number 8 region NTA, spoke to the Head of the Team, Richard Percival, to be assured …

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May 10

Law Commission; Reforming the Law of Taxi and Private Hire Services

Taxi and Private Hire Services Open date: 10 May 2012 Close date: 10 August 2012 We published a consultation paper with our provisional proposals for reform of the legal framework relating to taxis and private hire vehicles on 10 May 2012. These proposals retain the important distinction between taxis – which can “ply for hire” …

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